HACCP International has certified an innovative product called BaitSafe®, which is particularly suitable for installation in food premises. The BaitSafe product, manufactured by MakeSafe®, is designed to be installed in ceilings, eaves, external stud walls, sub floors – virtually anywhere that rodents and insects live and breed. When used as an applicator for rodent control, the bait itself is contained within a lockable unit discouraging vermin from moving to bait stations in open production or storage areas in search of food. It lends itself particularly to food industry application.
HACCP International is an accredited ‘conformance assessment body’ certified by JAS-ANZ, and its certification is food safety specific. It confirms a product’s ‘fitness for purpose’ for use in food handling and processing facilities that operate to world’s best practice and to the highest International food safety standards.
Food businesses that operate to the highest international standards are obliged to undertake a due diligence process in selecting products that impact on food safety, and industry does have to be particularly careful when dealing with pest control products and methodologies. The HACCP International certification is designed to meet that ‘due diligence’ requirement.
Bill Simos, managing director of HACCP International’s operations in Asia, says, "BaitSafe is an ‘out of the box’ invention that is simple to use and brings many advantages to controlling rodents and insects in tight spaces. The food industry is always looking for pest control solutions and this will be a very useful product in managing this difficult task."
BaitSafe was first launched in July 2012 at the FAOPMA Pest Conference in Australia and has since gone on to win the 2012 Australian Food Magazine Award for Food Safety & Innovation in Non-Food.
Gary McMahon, CEO and co-inventor of BaitSafe, added: "The company and its partners are delighted to achieve HACCP International certification but to gain dual rodent and insect approval was the icing on the cake. This has certainly stamped BaitSafe’s ability globally, as a versatile and reliable product for the food industry. The applications of BaitSafe are only limited by the imagination of the user. Innovation is hugely important because customer expectations change; technologies change and our own capabilities evolve and change. It’s important that we continually look forward to see where our users are going so that we can meet our users at that change point."
For more information please contact HACCP International.