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GMP 's ( Good Manufacturing Practices) in Bakery - Pest Management

Any bakery or food installation needs to have good pest management as pest are common problem in such areas .  A dedicated team either inhouse or outsourced need to be in place in such installation with all necessary records , tools and equipments .

Following are the good manufacturing practices for pest control and management in bakeries .

  • Special reporting  type services

  • Pest  control records including  bait plans , label and dating

  • Baiting and Proofing standards including monitoring

  • Fly killers position and condition

  • Good factory perimeter control

  • Storage and house keeping standards

  • Access incoming ingredients for inspection

  • Segregation  of damaged  or returned goods

  • Safety and technical documentation  ie approved baits and pesticides

  • Freedom from pest action plan documentation

Source : World Food Program

Pest Control for bakery Industry

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As bakery industry is moving towards 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 , microbes etc .Pest control itself is a specialized 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 includes following
  • Waste management in place and working .Ensure that wastes , spillages ,floor sweepings are lifted in regular intervals through out the day .
  • Building repair and maintenance are done regularly where building cracks and grooves are filled in and repaired so that insects or rodent do not grow in these cracks .
  • Insecticutors are in place and source of flies are identified and corrective action taken .
  • Drainage system is designed properly and is working .
  • To remove moisture and humidity from production areas .
  • Storage areas to be provided with at least 20-20" space or gap all around so as to allow personnel to clean the storage area.
  • Tanks and silos to be cleaned regularly after fumigation on regular intervals.
  • Install  CIP  where ever  possible  inside production  area 
  • Dry sludge for ETPs to be lifted regularly .
  • Protective clothing to be provided to visitors .
  • Air conditioning and refrigeration units to checked for condensation and leaky pipelines can be source of pests.
  • Floors  are  washed and cleaned in regular intervals  with  floor washers 
  • Frequency to be increased during  monsoon season.
  • Implement good management system like HACCP , FSMS 22000 , ISO-22000,BRC,HALAL, GMP,GHP,SQF etc.
Following chemicals and items can help in pest control
Commercial Hcl , Dettol,Bleaching Powder,Detergent Powder,Soap Solutions,Napthelene toilet balls,toilet bowl cleaner,Potassium Permagnate,Pynolic Evans,Snip Fly bait,Quick Bait,PVC strips on doors, ,Fly  attractant,Fly terminators,Glue Sticks., Air Curtains , Good house keeping with proper  sanitations.  

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