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#1 dnks

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:21 AM

Hi All,

I'm busy now with meat processing plant design and need to clarify how to protect the site properly from rodents and other animals (moles, rats, tramp dogs etc.). Above-ground fencing design is clear, but is it necessary to make underground part? I'm guessing that probably it's reasonable to use fine mesh and dig it down to 0,3-0,5 meters to prevent moles and other subterranean animals. Is it specified by any food safety regulations (US, UK, European)? What is right dimensions of that elements according to regulations? I'm from Ukraine, in ex-Soviet countries regulations I didn't find any requirements at all, so I'm looking for international experience. If anybody can share own experience and reference to regulations - it would be grate.

BTW, what do you use to prevent access of tramp dogs under the gates and wickets?

Many thanks for your answers.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:53 PM

Hi All,

I'm busy now with meat processing plant design and need to clarify how to protect the site properly from rodents and other animals (moles, rats, tramp dogs etc.). Above-ground fencing design is clear, but is it necessary to make underground part? I'm guessing that probably it's reasonable to use fine mesh and dig it down to 0,3-0,5 meters to prevent moles and other subterranean animals. Is it specified by any food safety regulations (US, UK, European)? What is right dimensions of that elements according to regulations? I'm from Ukraine, in ex-Soviet countries regulations I didn't find any requirements at all, so I'm looking for international experience. If anybody can share own experience and reference to regulations - it would be grate.

BTW, what do you use to prevent access of tramp dogs under the gates and wickets?

Many thanks for your answers.


Hi DNKS,

I presume that you have looked through the old Soviet GOST regulations and they are not much help.

I have worked in the region and it is commendable that you are looking to meet 'International Standards' as from what I have seen standards are pretty poor.

GFSI benchmarked standards are widely recognised so you could look at one of those which include BRC, SQF, IFS, GRMS & FSSC 22000.

Depth of foundations are usually prescribed for buildings rather than perimeter walls. Perimeter baiting and maintaining tidy grounds is usually used to control pests.

You will need to decide your own best method to cope with the stray dogs.

There are some free guidelines from the UK Food Standards Agency here or there is Guidelines for the Hygienic Design, Construction and Layout of Food Processing Factories by Campden BRI here (Cost £90).

Regards,

Tony




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