Pest Control Checklist for Food Businesses

The Pest Control Checklist for Food Businesses keeps your premises free of rodents, insects, and cockroaches by inspecting your surroundings, food, and more.​

Pest Control Checklist for Food Businesses



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1. Has all the food debris been swept in the food preparation and food storage areas?


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2. Are all the food products covered and stored in sealed tight containers?


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3. Have gaps and holes throughout the premises been sealed?


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4. Have accumulated cardboard boxes or redundant equipment been removed?


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5. Have gaps under external doors been sealed?


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6. Are rubbish bins tightly covered and securely sealed?


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7. Are yards and alfresco areas kept clean and free from food debris?


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8. Are only poisons and chemicals approved for use in food establishments?


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9. Have baits and/or traps been laid and checked regularly?


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10. Is a monthly check of the food premises conducted to identify any signs of rodent and cockroach activity (such as droppings, gnawed food packaging, and live or dead rodents and cockroaches)?


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11. Have nesting sites, such as droppings, been located?


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12. Is regular vacuuming and sweeping carried out, especially in out-of-the-way areas?


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13. Have holes in fly screens on windows and doors been repaired?


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14. Is the food preparation and storage area maintained in a clean state?


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15. Are any dead pests removed from the food premises?


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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