Chapter 4 - Inspection Criteria for a Sugar Bush Establishment
4.8 Pest control

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4.8.1 Pest Control

Principal

The establishment is free from pest or any signs of pest presence. The baited traps are working and are located in the designated areas.

Assessment Criteria

Note: For the written program, refer to task 4.8.2 Pest Control Program.

  • no pest or evidence of pest presence
  • baited traps are working
  • baited traps are located in the areas designated in the plan
  • domestic animals are not permitted access, to avoid any contamination
  • pallets, equipment and other objects stored a sufficient distance from the walls to avoid them serving as a shelter for pest
  • pesticides approved by PMRA under the Pest Control Products Act and Regulations and used according to the manufacturer's instructions

Rating I - Examples

  • N/A

Rating II - Examples

  • Significant infestation with high risk of contamination.
  • Inappropriate use of pesticides with high risk of contamination, for example spraying insecticide during operations.

Rating III - Examples

  • Use of an unapproved pesticide
  • Low-level infestation
  • Baited trap not found in the area indicated on the plan
  • Baited trap not functioning
  • Domestic animal present in the establishment

References

  • MPR, subsections 3.2 (1), 6 (2)

4.8.2 Pest Control Program

Principal

The up-to-date documentation describes the measures for pest control to ensure a quality product that is hygienically prepared to avoid contamination.

Assessment Criteria

Written program

  • name or job title of the person responsible
  • frequency with which the activity is performed (at least once per season)
  • plan indicating the locations where the baited traps were placed
  • list of pesticides to be used, which are:
  • dated and kept up to date

Records

  • date the baited traps were checked and of the activities for pest control
  • initials of the person responsible
  • results of the inspection
  • corrective measures, if any

Rating I - Examples

  • N/A

Rating II - Examples

  • N/A

Rating III - Examples

  • Plan indicating the locations of the baited traps is missing
  • Missing records on pest control

References

  • MPR, subsections 3.2 (1), 6 (2)
  • Template for the documentation required by the MPEIM
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