If you own or manage a food and/or beverage processing facility then you know that food safety is of the utmost importance. There have always been standards, laws, and regulations in place for food safety but now the FDA is taking food safety standards to a new level. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on January 4, 2011. Those in the food industry should expect even higher standard of food safety and a lot more documentation and record keeping requirements.
The good news for those already taking advantage of our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program designed for the highly regulated food industry is that our pest control services directly follow the regulatory and inspection standards for food safety. This means that your food processing or food manufacturing facility is likely already up to date with the new FSMA standards in place.
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What are the similarities between our IPM program for the food industry and the FSMA?
Both focus on a proactive approach to prevent problems before they occur. The FSMA attempts to create a safe and sanitary environment where food borne illness and contamination do not occur just as our IPM program focuses on this same sanitary environment to prevent pest infestations. In the end, the focus is on stopping insect and rodent infestations before they happen rather than treating after and/or waiting for a massive food recall and the potentially devastating effects that can bring.
Under the FSMA, the FDA is requiring more frequent inspections, regulatory compliance, mandatory food recalls and a lot more records to ensure that the U.S. food supply is safe by preventing contamination. At Wil-Kil Pest Control, the team of IPM specialists have designed a Food Processing Program that:
- Minimizes the problems pests may cause
- Provides the facility with an advanced account pest management program
- Helps contribute to the environmental initiatives with a true IPM program
- Protects your reputation and brand as a leader in the food industry
If your food and/or beverage processing facility is located in Green Bay, Madison, Eau Claire or Milwaukee, Wisconsin or anywhere in our commercial pest control service area, please contact Wil-Kil Pest Control today to learn more about our pest control program for food and beverage processing facilities.