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Schendel provides a comprehensive Organic Pest Control program that relies on inspection, sanitation, structural maintenance and engineering controls to minimize pest activity. Chemicals for pest control may be used on a limited basis. These materials must be pre-approved for application in organic food producing facilities and will be applied in strict compliance with the National Organic Program (NOP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for food processing, warehousing and related industries. In addition, as in all Schendel programs, material usage fully complies with all state, federal and local Health, Safety and Pesticide Use Regulations.
Schendel's Integrated Organic Pest Management is based in a four-step protocol used as a guide to the overall organic pest management process.
The four-step process includes:
Step One: Prevent pest activity.
Step Two: Mechanically trap pests that arise.
Step Three: Treat with NOP-approved materials if trapping proves insufficient.
Step Four: Use additional materials for control only in such a manner that prevents contact with organic product.
To accomplish this, Schendel personnel will conduct routine inspections, quality audits and effective treatment protocols, all fully documented in an onsite Log Book. This attention to detail ensures the facility remains compliant with all third-party inspections and audits, particularly when there is zero tolerance for pest activity.
Schendel technicians will communicate their findings on each visit and assist facility personnel by ensuring trend analysis and trend reports are readily available and easily understood. Schendel personnel can also provide on-site training for your employees on pest-related topics.
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