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At Rentokil, we understand it is critical to maintain a pest-free environment in your food processing and manufacturing facility. Food and beverage production and packaging demand the most stringent standards of quality and hygiene. Fouling or contamination of food or raw materials from even minor pest activity is unacceptable.
Pest prevention, early detection and effective control are essential to comply with ever-tightening policies and regulations. As industry experts, we will work with you to meet your industry's rigorous audit standards and protect your valuable reputation.
A pest infestation can have a serious impact on your business, affecting your stock, reputation and customer reviews. This may result in loss of revenue, loss of customers, claims for compensation and even prosecution.
We offer expert preventative controls to minimise the risk of an initial infestation. Using detection technology, we provide an early warning of possible problems, and innovative solutions for any pests that do enter your premises.
Tailored solutions - designed specifically by expert team for your facility. Solutions are customised to your needs, taking into account the particular pest threats according to the type of food processing (ambient, chilled, etc...), ingredients and resulting food products.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - our Integrated Pest Management system allows us to identify and react quickly to infestations. This approach is led by our expert field biologists, who support our technicians and advise your onsite staff on prevention and eradication, in line with industry regulation and auditing standards.
Dedicated scientific team and field biologists - offer support with independent QA inspections and pre-audit reports, as well as specific issues if required
Multi-site support - we can serve and support multi-site customers to achieve consistent approach across all sites, with one point of contact and easy-to-use reporting tools
Online reporting - our unique online reporting and auditing tool, PestNetOnline, provides 24/7 instant access to recorded pest activity. The audit trail is transparent in case of any incident and is consistent with the main food manufacturing standards.
Legislation and auditing support - our in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements for the food industry regarding pest control, are shaped by auditing standards, IFS (International Food Standard) and FSA (Food Standards Agency), HACCP and European regulation.
Stored product insects (SPIs) pose the biggest threat to food facilities. Businesses that handle cereals, grains or dry food products are potentially at risk.
These SPIs can infect items such as flour, rice, barley and dried fruits and nuts. There are many different species, from grain weevils to rust-red flour beetles that can damage raw materials and contaminate finished products - resulting in both product and financial loss.
Rodents can also contaminate food facilities. Our experts can advise on the use of appropriate monitoring or non-toxic systems in highly sensitive production and storage areas where the use of poisonous bait for rodent control is not permitted.
Watch our video on how SPI's pests can affect your business
Rentokil has a specific control package that can be customised to your individual facility and precise SPI requirements.
Download our SPI Control Solutions PDF for further information on how Rentokil can help you control these pests.
Call us for more advice on pest prevention for food manufacturers and processors, or to arrange a FREE survey of your business premises.