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Food Safety

The global food supply chain is becoming increasingly stretched and complex, introducing new and additional risks that – if not managed properly – can cause food safety systems to collapse. Every year, pests cause significant damage to the food industry. The Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) estimated £11.8 billion in lost revenue due to pest incidents alone, not considering the magnitude of the legal, social and operational consequences of a pest infestation. As part of our commitment to advancing food safety, we help food businesses tackle emerging risks that can significantly impact communities, health systems, business revenue and reputation. There isn’t any leeway for food businesses when it comes to pests. So, we take a proactive approach to prevent infestations, deal with outbreaks and stop further contamination that’s always in line with industry best practices and food safety regulations.

While various pests, including a range of crawling and flying insects, can pose risks to food safety, this blog will focus specifically on two of the most significant threats: flies and rodents, their intrinsic behaviours and how you can protect your business from them.

At Rentokil, we see how they impact pests, encouraging adaptive behaviours and allowing some pest populations to thrive. Subsequently, we also see the impact of extreme weather on businesses that are more vulnerable to pest infestations, like those in the food supply chain.

Understand the significance of pests in the food industry and the pivotal role of HACCP-certified products in managing them. Dive into the rigorous evaluation of these products and discover Rentokil’s range of solutions specifically tailored to the food sector.

Discover the 9 tell-tale signs of pest infestation in food processing facilities. Learn about the importance of early detection and specialised solutions like Lumnia LED Insect Light Traps for effective pest control.

Explore how big data enhances food safety through advanced tech, aiding in rapid contamination detection & traceability.

Discover 5 examples of how the internet of things is helping to support the global food supply chain improve food safety and audit compliance

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