Meeting The Highest Standards Of Food Safety Head On
When Only The Best Will Do: Viking Pest Control Fortifies our overall plan for FSMA and GFSI Compliance
Pest infestations in food processing facilities come in a variety of forms. Whether from Cockroaches, Flies, Beetles, Rodents or Birds, a thorough pest control program is vital. We all know effective measures to exclude pests from the processing areas is no small order; however, when you partner with Viking Pest Control, we can help ensure your Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, or HACCP, as well a Hazard Analysis Risk-Based Preventative Control, or HARPC, plan is well developed.
This is made possible by a thorough site analysis and that takes your facilities unique storage, food flow, and processes into account. Only then is a treatment program created and tailored to your individual needs.
At Viking, we work with your sanitation management team to make continual site inspections aiding your overall HACCP process sanitation program. We look for a pest’s breeding grounds, potential food sources, points of penetration, and review your sanitation practices. Besides food areas, we also examine product transport vehicles, loading areas, and other “nonfood storage” points at your facility.
From there, a plan is designed for your needs with an emphasis on prevention. Your plan may recommend relocating dumpsters, changing exterior lighting, or building repairs. From there, pest control solutions are presented including Integrated Pest Management, pheromone monitoring, low impact control measures, SMART Traps, and other control measures. A monitoring schedule is maintained, and reports of overall results are generated and shared digitally with you and your team. We are there with you from the start, and our goal is to make sure your facility will remain in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act, (FSMA), and third-party audits pursuant to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and other auditing standards.
Global Food Safety Initiative
A New World Order for Food Processing
As a response to an upsurge of food safety incidents worldwide in the 1990s, the Global Food Safety Initiative was formed to audit the food industry and set new safety standards on a global scale. Third party certification bodies were formed to ensure compliance of these new standards. As your partner in pest control, Viking will work 24/7 to ensure your compliance with every safety standard.
Food Safety For The Modern Era
Simply put, the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, shifts the federal regulation focus from response to contamination to proactively preventing any and all dangers. With enforcement from the Food and Drug Administration, it requires any and all food processing facilities to conform.
Supporting the FSMA, the National Pest Management Association updated its guidelines for pest management towards monitoring trends, inspection and observations — practices that Viking Pest Control has used for years. Our partnership with you ensures that your plant not only meets — but exceeds — the intent of the FSMA.
If your food processing business is in need of assistance or inspection, call us for a Free Estimate, and we will help you get the Viking Advantage!