تاثیر بهداشت بر اثربخشی برنامه های مدیریت آفت از امکانات پردازش مواد غذایی
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|46496||2015||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Stored Products Research, Volume 60, January 2015, Pages 48–53
Pest management in food processing facilities strives to prevent product loss due to insect consumption or infestation of raw or processed product. Facility managers may use a combination of different control methods to prevent or eliminate insect outbreaks. Prior research has suggested that sanitation, a preventative measure, may improve the effectiveness and reliability of other control methods, which may also reduce the cost of pest management for food processors when using these methods. Two food processing facilities in the Midwest were evaluated on their levels of sanitation and then monitored for insect pests following fumigation with Profume™. Facility managers were interviewed regarding their facility's pest control and sanitation programs, as well as their own attitudes and opinions regarding pest control. Bioassay results suggested an equal level of effectiveness of fumigation for both facilities, but monitoring data suggested that the cleaner facility (Facility A) had slower pest population rebound rates than the less-clean facility (Facility B). Comparison of pest control costs in each facility revealed that Facility A spent less than Facility B on pest control as predicted, but also spent less on sanitation. This suggests that greater investment in sanitation is not required for improved facility cleanliness and pest management effectiveness. Knowledge and involvement on the part of management and the employees in the facility's pest management program, may serve as a better indicator of sanitation's impact on facility pest management. These findings appear to correlate with the early results of an online survey that seeks a broader perspective of industry trends.