Pest Control (IPM Approach) Food Safety Audits

 

IPM Approach


Orange Hygiene & Pest Control uses the International prevention-focused principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to help end problems before they start.  Our IPM Approach ensures that the pest program is customized to your facility’s specific requirements.  Pest prevention is a better investment than pest control, in a competitive business environment.

The IPM Approach is a highly effective method of preventing pests, and incorporates seven (7) stages:

1.    Inspection.
2.    Facility analysis.
3.    Pest identification.
4.    Customised treatment techniques.
5.    Sanitation consultations.
6.    Treatment strategies.
7.    Ongoing monitoring and maintenance.

 

Rodent, crawling- and flying insect programs


We provide a complete and customised pest program to all our clients.  A treatment program is designed to cater for the specific areas within each client’s unique facility. Our treatment programs typically consists of:

Rodent programs (rats & mice)
Crawling insect programs (cockroaches & ants)
Flying insect programs (flies)

 

Our treatment methods incorporate the installation of tamperproof bait stations, mechanical catch traps, insect light trap units and crawling insect monitors.  These products allow us the ability to establish and monitor activity of the abovementioned pests on the specific pest monitoring logs, within a food safety file.  Each of these pest monitoring products is numbered and indicated on a site map to facilitate the location of these bait stations, fly traps, catch traps and monitors.

 

Food Safety & Quality Audits


Orange Pest assists their clients in the preparation of Food Safety and Quality Audits and we will make ourselves available during audit execution. This internal audit will consist of a site-walkthrough with the client, paying attention to areas identified as possible pest problem areas. A review of the Food Safety file will also be conducted with regards to the records kept. All findings and the corrective actions will be discussed with the client, and a copy of the report will be placed in the Food Safety file. These quarterly internal audits will be conducted by a senior management person from Orange Pest and the identified client representative.

 

Pest Identification


Positive and accurate identification is essential for controlling any pest. Once the pest is identified, it is much easier to inspect for other evidences of infestation, harbourage areas and entry points.

         

 

Birds (Feral Pigeons and other problem birds)


For effective unwanted bird control, monthly visits are essential as to monitor progress, removal of new nests and can even include the introduction of a breeding pair of falcons on site. The cost is high due this being a one-of-kind programme and a labour-intensive service with high risks involved.  We work closely with The South African National Bird of Prey Centre and wildlife sanctuary, a Non-Profit Organisation 009768 is committed to the conservation of wildlife in South Africa the implementation of rehabilitation; captive breeding, educational programs and research based on proven scientific conservation principles.


The S.A. National Bird of Prey Centre is a Member of “the birds of prey working group” of the EWT


Standards that we comply with include AIB, BRC, FSA and SGS.

 

  • Pest Control Operators are registered with the Department of Agriculture and have P-numbers.
     
  • We do not make use of any Organophosphates or any substance which will not break down. All chemicals used are bio-degradable and therefore environmentally friendly.  Orange Hygiene & Pest Control has an Environmental policy in place.
     
  • All treatments will follow the relevant SA Bureau of Standards Codes of Practice, e.g. number 0133 of 1977 – “The application of Pesticides in Food Handling, Food Processing and Catering Establishments”, in relation to food preparation or storage areas.
     
  • Quarterly Pest Control Audits are carried out by the Operations Manager and reports generated are discussed with the clients. This enables us to be critical of ourselves and rectify any shortcomings if present.
     
  • On completion of the service, the PCO will complete a Service Report. This information will then be discussed with the client before being signed off and filed in the Food Safety Management File.  This file will be issued to you and will remain on the premises.  It will thus always be available for audits and inspections.
     
  • Company staff and management are available to guide, advise and train clients in certain aspects of pest control as required by third party audits.

 

 

 

 

IPM Approach


Orange Hygiene & Pest Control uses the International prevention-focused principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to help end problems before they start.  Our IPM Approach ensures that the pest program is customized to your facility’s specific requirements.  Pest prevention is a better investment than pest control, in a competitive business environment.

The IPM Approach is a highly effective method of preventing pests, and incorporates seven (7) stages:

1.    Inspection.
2.    Facility analysis.
3.    Pest identification.
4.    Customised treatment techniques.
5.    Sanitation consultations.
6.    Treatment strategies.
7.    Ongoing monitoring and maintenance.

 

Rodent, crawling- and flying insect programs


We provide a complete and customised pest program to all our clients.  A treatment program is designed to cater for the specific areas within each client’s unique facility. Our treatment programs typically consists of:

Rodent programs (rats & mice)
Crawling insect programs (cockroaches & ants)
Flying insect programs (flies)

 

Our treatment methods incorporate the installation of tamperproof bait stations, mechanical catch traps, insect light trap units and crawling insect monitors.  These products allow us the ability to establish and monitor activity of the abovementioned pests on the specific pest monitoring logs, within a food safety file.  Each of these pest monitoring products is numbered and indicated on a site map to facilitate the location of these bait stations, fly traps, catch traps and monitors.

 

Food Safety & Quality Audits


Orange Pest assists their clients in the preparation of Food Safety and Quality Audits and we will make ourselves available during audit execution. This internal audit will consist of a site-walkthrough with the client, paying attention to areas identified as possible pest problem areas. A review of the Food Safety file will also be conducted with regards to the records kept. All findings and the corrective actions will be discussed with the client, and a copy of the report will be placed in the Food Safety file. These quarterly internal audits will be conducted by a senior management person from Orange Pest and the identified client representative.

 

Pest Identification


Positive and accurate identification is essential for controlling any pest. Once the pest is identified, it is much easier to inspect for other evidences of infestation, harbourage areas and entry points.

         

 

Birds (Feral Pigeons and other problem birds)


For effective unwanted bird control, monthly visits are essential as to monitor progress, removal of new nests and can even include the introduction of a breeding pair of falcons on site. The cost is high due this being a one-of-kind programme and a labour-intensive service with high risks involved.  We work closely with The South African National Bird of Prey Centre and wildlife sanctuary, a Non-Profit Organisation 009768 is committed to the conservation of wildlife in South Africa the implementation of rehabilitation; captive breeding, educational programs and research based on proven scientific conservation principles.


The S.A. National Bird of Prey Centre is a Member of “the birds of prey working group” of the EWT


Standards that we comply with include AIB, BRC, FSA and SGS.

 

  • Pest Control Operators are registered with the Department of Agriculture and have P-numbers.
     
  • We do not make use of any Organophosphates or any substance which will not break down. All chemicals used are bio-degradable and therefore environmentally friendly.  Orange Hygiene & Pest Control has an Environmental policy in place.
     
  • All treatments will follow the relevant SA Bureau of Standards Codes of Practice, e.g. number 0133 of 1977 – “The application of Pesticides in Food Handling, Food Processing and Catering Establishments”, in relation to food preparation or storage areas.
     
  • Quarterly Pest Control Audits are carried out by the Operations Manager and reports generated are discussed with the clients. This enables us to be critical of ourselves and rectify any shortcomings if present.
     
  • On completion of the service, the PCO will complete a Service Report. This information will then be discussed with the client before being signed off and filed in the Food Safety Management File.  This file will be issued to you and will remain on the premises.  It will thus always be available for audits and inspections.
     
  • Company staff and management are available to guide, advise and train clients in certain aspects of pest control as required by third party audits.

 

 

 



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