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#1 EMC55

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 05:01 PM

Dear folks,

 

One of my facilities just received an unsatisfactory for pest control due to where our bait stations are located. Our compression room is located in a separate building from our processing facility / storage. There in no way to access this building except from the outside by a key card entry. 

 

On the interior of the wall inside the compression room there is what you would call a "traditional exterior bait trap" for rodents. 

 

 

Any way to get this knocked down? I do not believe since the building is not connected to the processing facility or storage that it should be within the scope for the failure. 



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 05:13 PM

Did you exclude this exterior building?

 

Exterior bait stations can not be used in a building - there is no way around this one.

 

It should be a major however and not a failure.


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Posted 26 November 2019 - 03:08 PM

If the building is not included in the scope and the bait station was being stored there, would there actually be a food safety risk? Was it put there for the purpose of pest control? If you administer your own pest control program (which I would not suggest) you would need to store unused equipment somewhere safe, in a non-production area. If it wasn't in the scope, how could he have seen it? Sorry, more questions than answers.


Edited by Hoosiersmoker, 26 November 2019 - 03:08 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:01 PM

If the building is not included in the scope and the bait station was being stored there, would there actually be a food safety risk? Was it put there for the purpose of pest control? If you administer your own pest control program (which I would not suggest) you would need to store unused equipment somewhere safe, in a non-production area. If it wasn't in the scope, how could he have seen it? Sorry, more questions than answers.

 

Maybe the confusion is due to choice of wording? I don't know that the OP is saying the building is excluded from the scope of the audit. I think the OP is saying since this building is not connected to the production area at all, that it shouldn't have been written as a failure in the audit.







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