Legislation - Insect Control For Businesses

Internationally, by law, food that is sold must be wholesome and free from contamination. Companies are required to demonstrate ‘due diligence’ that they have taken every precaution against contamination from flying insect pests.

The primary food hygiene laws in the UK are the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 (and equivalent regulations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs.

The 2006 law is based on EU legislation that incorporates many points from previous UK food hygiene and safety acts. It states that it is a legal requirement for businesses to implement a food hygiene plan based on HACCP principles.

HACCP - Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points

HACCP is an internationally recognised set of protocols designed for commercial businesses to ensure their facilities control potential health and safety hazards. Businesses must consider the control of pests in their HACCP plan, and keep maintenance records of any equipment (including fly killers) as part of the plan.

For more information on food hygiene regulation and good practice visit the Food Standards Agency website: www.food.gov.uk

Check our HACCP Compliant Insect Killers

European Legislation

European Parliament and of the Council of 29th April 2004 of the Hygiene of Foodstuffs states:

“Adequate procedures are to be in place to control pests”

(Annex II Food Premises: Chapter IX: point 4)
Regulation (EC) No 852/2004

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