After a rat was spotted in a KFC restaurant in Wallsend, we take a look at pest control legislation and what can be done
After the news of rat sighting in a KFC restaurant in Wallsend, we take a look at the legislation put in place to stop rodents visiting food businesses.
These include employing qualified pest control professionals, using safe and legal pest control methods, and for routine inspections on premises and deliveries to be carried out.
Others include keeping premises clean to prevent infestations, and ‘adequate’ procedures to prevent pests accessing areas of food preparation, handling or storage.
Food waste must be placed in containers in rooms where food is present, and staff must be trained on how to prevent pest contaminations.
Specific legislation also applies to the kitchen and restaurant areas of businesses.