Integrated Pest Management: A Vital Component Of Food Safety

Though sterilization, good food-handling practices, and contamination prevention are hot issues in food safety, pest management is an important aspect of keeping food-producing facilities safe. Just like other food-safety issues, the best way to manage pests is through prevention.

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  • Integrated Pest Management: A Vital Component Of Food Safety

    Though sterilization, good food-handling practices, and contamination prevention are hot issues in food safety, pest management is an important aspect of keeping food-producing facilities safe. Just like other food-safety issues, the best way to manage pests is through prevention.

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