does the term “infestation” mean?
“Infestation” means the presence of rodents,
insects, mites or fungi in numbers or under conditions which
pose a potential immediate risk of damage or loss of food
cats allowed to be used to control rats and mice in food
No, cats are not an acceptable means of deterring or controlling
rats or mice. Cats themselves may carry disease-causing
fleas and other organisms on their bodies. They may also
contaminate food with their hair, faeces and urine.
food be stored on the floor?
If the container is waterproof then food may be stored on
the floor. If not, food must be stored on pallets raised
10 cm off the ground.
there is a space constraint in a food storage area may food
be stacked against walls?
No, food must be stacked clear of all walls by at the least
60cm. This is to allow for:
(i) proper cleaning;
(ii) proper inspection; and
(iii) prevention of contamination.
are the building requirements for the proper storage of
Under section 4(i) of the FSPI
Regulations, any place where food is kept must be of
sound construction. Roofs must be weatherproof and the floor
impermeable. Walls must be smooth, light in colour, free
from cracks and crevices and cleaned regularly. All openings
for ventilation must be covered with ¼ inch mesh
strong enough to prevent rodent gnawing.
all pesticides registered in the island be used in food
No, FSPID has an approved
list of active ingredients of pesticides which
may be used in food and food-related areas. FSPID may be
contacted in this regard.