I currently work in a facility that produces several products which are used in the food industry (as water treatment or minor additives for flavoring). We are pursuing SQF certification and hope to be ready for our desk audit end of March.
We are on the port, and mosquito's are a HUGE problem here. So much so that in my last 2 walk throughs of the plant I lost count at 20 visible mosquito bites just from a walk through. Up until recently employees would use deep woods off, or other self purchased mosquito repellents. I know that is now not an option.
I've reached out to my pest control rep to see what options they can provide.
What I am wondering is have any food producers run into this problem, and what type of personal sprays or repellents (specifically for mosquito's) have you used with success that we can prove will not be a food safety hazard. I would ideally like to purchase these ourselves for our employees and add them to our approved chemicals list so that we have complete control over their use.
Thank you in advance for any assistance you might provide!