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5 Hallmarks of an Audit Approved Pest Management Programme

For any company that handles food or beverage products – whether it’s a restaurant, food truck, producer, exporter, manufacturer, supermarket, caterer, or retail food store – ensuring food safety is becoming increasingly important. Ever-tightening policies and...

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The 6 Tell-tale Signs of a Rodent Infestation [Infographic]

Rodents are nimble pests, often staying out of sight and undetected as they settle into buildings and homes where they can breed safely away from threat of predators and scavenge for food and water under the cover of darkness. Signs of a rodent infestation will often...

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5 Common Hotspots for Rodent Infestations

Whether you run a restaurant, a corporate business or an industrial facility, or even if you’re a homeowner – your property is at risk for a rodent infestation. And if you see one rate, there are likely many more hiding out of sight. Inspect these six popular rodent...

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Good Food Hygiene Starts with these 3 Principles

Preventing the contamination of food is essential to running a safe and effective food business, whether it’s the manufacture, supply, preparation or processing of food. Andrew Routledge, professional chef and writer describes the four recognised principles by which...

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World Pest Day: Imagining a World without Pest Control

6 June 2019 is World Pest Awareness Day, a worldwide campaign that aims to raise awareness of the important role pest control and pest management plays in protecting public health and property. Pest infestations are considered a global threat for many reasons far...

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A Seasonal Guide to Winter Pest Problems

For many, winter offers a time of blissful reprieve from common household pests like flies, mosquitoes and the myriad of other creepy crawlies that we all love to hate. But before you kick back in anticipation of a pest-free winter – think again. Although some pests...

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The Hidden Hazards of Chemical Residues as a Food Safety Issue

Whether seen or unseen, residues left behind by many of today’s cleaners may actually directly affect food safety and integrity and pose health risks to consumers. Any business involved in the handling of food must comply with an increasingly complex web of policies,...

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4 Pests Found in Food Manufacturing Facilities

The contamination of food sources in South Africa has come under the spotlight in recent years as a result of the listeriosis outbreak which affected more than 1,000 people and 128 deaths. While food can become contaminated form many reasons, pest infestation is a...

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The Homeowners Guide to Pest-Proofing Your Property

For most homeowners, dealing with pests is more of a reactive task. We see a pest, we want it gone, so we buy whatever off-the-shelf treatment promises the quickest eliminating action. In reality, all it takes is a few preventative pest-proofing steps and a little...

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Avoiding Common Restaurant Health Code Violations

When a restaurant gets cited for health code violations, it’s impossible to ignore the negative blow to the reputation of the establishment. Not only are health code violations bad for business though, they could have serious consequences related to foodborne...

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