Are You Prepared for an Audit?

Are You Prepared for an Audit?

Food processing facilities are often subject to audits to ensure that they are following proper food safety practices. Preparation for these events is important, which is easier when the audit is scheduled ahead of time. However, they can be unannounced! However, that...

Tips for Audit Preparedness

There was a time when sanitation managers devoted significant time and effort several weeks in advance to prepare for scheduled audits. Preparation for these important events will continue, but demands will increasingly be for 24/7 readiness for unannounced audits –...
Removing Rodents from the Recipe

Removing Rodents from the Recipe

Pest management should always be approached first with recognition of key pests and consideration of aspects of their biology where management options can be brought to bear. Rodents are recognized as a key threat for every kind of facility. It is not uncommon to trap...
Outside Influences: Designing the Exterior of Your Facility to Keep Pests Away

Outside Influences: Designing the Exterior of Your Facility to Keep Pests Away

When a visitor arrives at your food processing facility, they probably have to check in, and maybe even get a name tag. Unfortunately, pests don’t do the same. That’s why food processing professionals have to be incredibly vigilant—because without notice or warning,...

Implications of FSMA on Pest Management Programs

Considerable pest management implications are imbedded in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) although they may not be immediately apparent on the surface. It is helpful to remember that laws speak in generalities, and the subsequent rules and...
Food Processing Pest Management: Cool Off Your Hot Spots

Food Processing Pest Management: Cool Off Your Hot Spots

Your food processing facility relies on safe products, a clean reputation and high audit scores to be successful. But pests can threaten everything your facility has, including its bottom line. Hot spots – areas conducive to pest activity – are everywhere, and...
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