Food Processing and Public Health
Food and feed, whether raw, during processing, processed or in food premises, is subject to a range of biodeterioration processes. These include attack or spoilage by insects, rodents, birds, fungi, and bacteria.
TfG can advise on hygiene and pest management practices including:
Specialist Services include:
Consequences of Spoilage
The presence of insects, and especially mites, can lead to build up of allergens, which can become a serious public health problem.
Spoilage by moulds (fungi) can give rise to specific toxic chemicals called mycotoxins, produced by the fungi themselves. Mycotoxins are amongst the most poisonous substances known to man.
TfG can advise and train on:
Storage of Durable and Semi-Durable Foodstuffs
Very few pesticides can be used for pest management in storage of food commodities.