Pest management and cleaning systems

Module Title - Pest management and cleaning systems
Number of credits – 10

Module description

Pest management and cleaning systems are basic requisites in all types of food businesses to ensure safe production of food, whether small or large. This module will provide the knowledge and understanding to control the hazards associated with pests and fouling.

Lectures will take place on the biology and ecology of common food pests, cleaning materials and methods and the importance of hygienic design. There will be a range of problem solving workshops to apply this new knowledge and evaluate pest management and cleaning systems.

This module is essential for anyone who wishes to work in hygiene management sector of the food industry. 

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the biology and ecology of common food pests, appropriate methods of control and evaluate their efficacy.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the materials and methods used in cleaning, including cleaning in place, and be able to evaluate their efficacy.
  • Appreciate the importance of equipment and premises design to manage the hazards associated with pests and fouling.