INSECTS AND RODENT CONTROL. The presence of infestation in or around a store can contaminate food in storage and make it unfit for human consumption. The type of infestation due to the presence of insects, fleas, cockroaches , rodents etc
INSECTS AND RODENT CONTROL
The presence of infestation in or around a store can contaminate food in storage and make it unfit for human consumption.
SIGN OF INFESTATION
CONTROL OF INFESTATION
if an infestation is detected control measures must be taken immediately as insects and pests multiply very rapidly and are often not detected till they have reached dangerous proportions.
The measures necessary vary with the type of pests
These films effective for 2-3 months and are useful for small establishment.
for porous surface water dispersing powder containing DDT may be mixed with white wash etc.
Whatever be the nature of an infestation, 2 factors to remember in eradication are:
SAFETY IN FOOD PREPERATON AND SERVICE AREA
Food service institutions have a lot of capital invested in land, staff and stocks, therefore every effort needs to be made to keep investments safe and secure.
Safety may be viewed basically from three angles-
CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS
Accidents may result from a number of causes leading to falls, cuts, shocks, burns and collision at work.
They may categorized as:
Accidents generally occur when this cannot be maintained for some reason, or when due to negligence.
Some factors which can jeopardize safety:
Therefore it is important to plan structures with safety in mind.
IMPROPER EQUIPMENT PLACEMENT
Very often attention to placement for use is neglected and equipment tend to be installed where it fits best in the space available.
In general, the placement of equipment should allow a smooth work flow, minimize cross traffic and provide adequate space around it for intended activities.
ENFORCEMENT OF SAFETY
Safety regulation need to be enforced through:
HUMAN FACTORS IN SAFETY
Improper working habits, psychological and emotional factors as well as the working environment.
THE NATURE AND BEHAVIOUR OF PEOPLE MAKES THEM MORE PRONE TO ACCIDENTS THAN OTHERS.
The behavior and attitude which increase the potential for accident at work are
Training staff for safety may seen unnecessary expense, but these costs are well worth it, compared to those which have to be incurred when accidents take place