Safety, Quality Control and Pest Management
Anyone who manufactures, treats or puts food on the market has to use in-house controls to determine the critical points in the process flow for the development of health hazards due to factors of a biological, chemical or physical nature. This is also to ensure that appropriate safety measures are defined, implemented and checked. This is done by means of a concept that serves to identify and assess hazards, contributes to their control and meets the following principles:
- Analysis of these dangers in the production and work processes involved in the production, treatment and marketing of food.
- Identifying the points in these processes where these hazards can occur.
- Deciding which of these points are critical points for food safety.
- Definition and implementation of effective security measures and their monitoring for these critical points.
- Review of the hazard analysis, the critical points and the safety measures and their monitoring at regular intervals as well as each time there is a change in the production and work processes in the manufacture, treatment and placing on the market of food.
Foreword to the concept of safety and implementation of organic pest control
Pest infestation is a constant threat to every company in which food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical articles, etc. are manufactured, treated or placed on the market. Pests cause dangerous contamination of the products with pathogenic microorganisms or nauseating agents through eating, excretion or mere contact Residues.
Thus, the implementation of pest control and pest control measures not only serves to keep pests away permanently but is also an important part of a concept for hazard identification and assessment.
Installation of pest control points to ensure safety
Comprehensive setup and installation of glue traps, funnel traps, catch reflectors, etc. must be done. These different safety devices are usually equipped with sex pheromones of the insect species to be monitored, with the aim of recognizing during the respective inspection rounds whether flying or crawling insects and, if so, which ones have visited the early detection system.
In the case of additional pest control measures, an exact list of the type and quantity of the pesticides used as well as information about the application technique used should be provided. Exposure time, ventilation time and cleaning work should also be documented.