1. PEST CONTROL PROGRAMME (GENERAL)

  • The site must have an effective pest control programme covering the whole site

  • A trained company employee must be accountable for managing the pest control programme

  • Product must not be at risk from pest activity

  • The procedures used for pest control

  • A detailed plan indicating positions and type of all baits and monitoring equipment (internal and external), must be available on site.

2. PEST CONTROL CONTRACTOR

  • The Pest control provider (PCP) may be a specialist company or a trained employee

  • The pests covered within the scope

  • Name of service applicator

  • The license of service applicator and its validity

  • PCP's visits must be conducted to the agreed schedule

  • Material safety data sheets must be included for all chemicals used

3. PEST SERVICE (ON SITE)

  • All points must be appropriately sited - baits must be secured to walls or floors to prevent removal

  • Bait units must be robust and tamper proof (to prevent removal of bait other than by PCP or pest activity)

  • Loose / granular toxic baits must not be used in production or storage areas (eg poison grain). Gels or blocks must be used.

  • Toxic baits must not be used in open food processing, storage and associated areas

  • The position of Electronic Fly Killer (EFK)/ Light Traps units must not pose a contamination risk to product

  • The EFK which electrifies the insect must not be positioned over lines, and must not be positioned where the insects may be blown out by air movement

  • Bulbs in EFK units must be protected and changed (minimum annually)

  • All units are well functioned with attached service sticker

  • Activities to control birds (eg use of bird scarers, spotlight, netting etc) as to not put the product at any risk of contamination

  • Stored product insects - after deep cleaning and insecticide application where deemed essential

4. SERVICE RECORD / VISIT REPORT

  • During each visit activity/action reports must be completed by the applicator, including documentation of chemicals used, work completed, observations of activity and recommendations

  • Date of last inspection service. Request for the previous report ( at least 2 months of service reports)

  • Spraying activity ( cockroaches, ants...etc)

  • Spraying chemicals used and MSDS

  • Trend analysis of pest control data must be evident: 1.The frequency:
    2. Who to prepare:
    3. Sample of trend analysis (two dates) :

  • There must be a full programme of follow up visits to ensure complete eradication of the issue ( any suggestion/recommendation by PCP for improvement?)

  • Is internal monitoring being conducted by a company employee? 1. The frequency:
    2. Who :
    3. Records (latest):
    4. Internal focus. Bait station/ fly trap? Or both?

  • Pest treatment for transportation ( truck, lorry...etc) 1. The frequency:

5. TRAINING

  • Chemical training to ensure competency (for staff handling chemicals) 1. Training date:

  • Training of company employees can be by the service provider or other qualified experts

  • Copies of the training certificates/attendance must be available

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