As bakery industry is moving towards strict food safety standards and regulations with tools like HACCP ,GMP , ISO22000,BRC,SQF etc ,pest control becomes important in the view of sanitation and hygiene.Food items at place of storage , process and dispatch attracts pest which are nuisance as well problem towards hygienic conditions in a bakery . Various types of pest could be seen in a bakery where no pest management is in place eg insects , beevels , rodents , flies , birds etc .Pest control itself is a specialised field where one has to contact professional pest control contractors or else ask some consultant to do a Pest audits in the plant and to do follow up action on his recommendation .Workers & Factory Personnel's have to be trained in hygiene and pest control tools and methods .
Pest Control Management Element
Any pest control program can only be effective if the sources and types of pest are indentified and accordingly the chemicals and other preventive measures are taken
Regular monitoring and keeping records on numbers , frequency and effectiveness of chemicals can be monitored with datas with frequency and nature of pests and seasonal appearance of some pests
Elimination of breeding places and using alternatives so as to lower pest attacks .Using process in a way that it does not attract pests .Good manufacturing practices to be followed in bakeries or food manufacturing units
Pest control method adopted in bakeries include s chemicals( pesticides) , and equipments Scheduling chemical sprays and chemicals on regular intervals .