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#1 CMHeywood

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:25 PM

I work for a company that makes food contact packaging.  We use bug zapper lights to control the flying insects.

 

Most of our raw materials and finished products are covered.  However, material may be exposed when the pallet or other container has been opened during a production run.

 

The maintenance manager at this plant used to work for a company that produced and packaged cheese.  He said that company required a 10 foot clearance from bug zappers to prevent any insect parts from getting onto raw materials or finished product.

 

Six months ago we recently obtained SQF Level 2 certification so we are still relatively new to food safety for packaging suppliers.

 

Does SQF require any clearance area around bug zappers.  I already know that we should do a hazard analysis but I am wondering if SQF or equivalent has a specific standard cited anywhere.

 

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 12:09 AM

13.2.5  Electric insect control devices, pheromone or other traps and baits shall be located so as not to present a contamination risk to packaging, or manufacturing equipment.

 

So there is not stated distance.  You will need to risk assess it. 


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 05:10 AM

Hi CM Heywood,

 

Most standards including SQF now require located so as not to present a contamination risk or alternatively use glue pad style.

 

I believe the distance that you quoted came from The AIB International Consolidated Standards for Inspection Clause 4.13 Insect Light Traps:
Critical Requirements
4.13.1.1 Insect light traps are installed farther than 10 ft. or 3 m from food contact surfaces, exposed products, packaging, and raw materials in processing or storage areas.

 

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 06:00 PM

Another option is to use the Bug zapper technically called Insect Light Trap with the glue board & the power grid is absent . Which means the newer ILT come with blue UV tubes with a glue board & are of 'non-incineration' type.


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 06:14 PM

or alternatively use glue pad style.


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Another option is to use the Bug zapper technically called Insect Light Trap with the glue board & the power grid is absent . Which means the newer ILT come with blue UV tubes with a glue board & are of 'non-incineration' type.

 

To avoid repetition it pays to read previous posts.

 

Clearly it is not a 'zapper' it is a 'trap' there is also a timed roll version.

 

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:30 PM

To avoid repetition it pays to read previous posts.

 

Clearly it is not a 'zapper' it is a 'trap' there is also a timed roll version.

 

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Tony

 

 

Hi CM Heywood,

 

alternatively use glue pad style.

 

 

I would have mentioned using an ILT if Aloysuis hadn't beat me to it. He mentioned it because he was probably scratching his head and saying "huh" with your reference to "glue pad style" as was I.

 

CM Heywood,

 

As Pest Control Operator with food safety accounts in 8 different audit schemes, I do not let any of my clients use "fly zappers." I only use Insect Light Traps with glueboards inside. This is a more sanitary option than glueboards.


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 05:25 AM

As Pest Control Operator with food safety accounts in 8 different audit schemes, I do not let any of my clients use "fly zappers." I only use Insect Light Traps with glueboards inside. This is a more sanitary option than glueboards.

 

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 05:34 AM

:uhm:

Oops! Sorry, I meant than "fly zappers."


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Posted 02 October 2014 - 11:12 AM

Hello,

      I like the glue boards they work the best as others have stated but then the problem I have is my SQF audit showed the bug lights do not meet the glass requirements. "all lights in the building must have protective covers to prevent broken glass from being exposed to product" i.e. shatter shield bulbs only come in fluorescent bulbs not compact fluorescent. any ideas? changing the fixtures for the 3rd. time is a real pain but if there is a glue board with a shatter shield bug light I have not found it yet...


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 03:31 PM

Hi, Currently preparing our facility and reading over this I am now thinking what we have in place for "bug control" isn't sufficient. Can someone share a picture of these Light traps with glue boards please :)


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 06:32 PM

There are many styles, but most pictures don't really show the glue board well.  


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 06:49 PM

There are many styles, but most pictures don't really show the glue board well.  

 

Snookie is correct -

 

http://www.pestwest....ap-ilt-systems/

 

Rgds / Charles.C

 

PS - the "Discretion" is a thoughtful touch. I predict moths will approve.

 

PPS - also see -

 

http://www.pestwest....-light-systems/

 

P3S - a more poetic approach -

 

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 06:52 PM

It wont let me attach a picture of what we have, but its a full self contained system.


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