Shane McCoy, Director of Quality and Technical Training at Wil-Kil, a Copesan Pest Solutions Partner, was featured in the national publication Food Quality and Safety Magazine in May. In his article, Best Practices in Keeping Pest Documentation, he discussed the crucial role documentation plays in the post-FSMA world we live in today. As he stated in the article:
Documentation has always been an important part of a food processing facility’s operations, but now the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) mandates documentation be even more organized, detailed, and accessible.
A food processing facility’s documentation must produce the following trail of information for auditors and inspectors:
- Show that a pest management program is in place to intervene and eliminate pest threats;
- Describe the pest issue and what the response was to the issue;
- Document the effectiveness of the response; and
- Document that the risk to the facility has been mitigated.
Read the full article online here or watch for it in the printed magazine in June.