Report 
  Title  
  TOTAL HYGIENE MANAGEMENT: THE IMPORTANCE OF PEST CONTROL IN HACCP-CONCEPTS AND HYGIENE ACCREDITATION
  Key Words  
  HACCP, accreditation, hygiene management, pest management, CCPs
  Author  
  DAGMAR ENGEL
  Abstract  
  The food industry is undergoing major changes following the introduction, by law, of HACCP. Many food companies are going along the road of having their HACCP system externally verified/accredited/certified and, more commonly, are seeking Hygiene Accreditation which includes such pre-requisites as pest management. The paper explains briefly Hygiene Accreditation, pre-requisites and what is required of the PCO in terms of increased professionalism. The emphasis is on the importance of pest control in the food industry and stresses the need for change in the pest control industry to parallel and keep pace with the changes in the food industry.