As a result, that food safety codes and regulations have included strict measures to make sure rodents and pests do not enter.
11.1.5 Dust, Insect, and Pest Proofing
18.104.22.168 All external windows, ventilation openings, doors, and other openings shall be effectively sealed when closed, and proofed against dust, vermin, and other pests.
External personnel access doors shall be effectively insect-proofed and fitted with a self-closing device and proper seals to protect against entry of dust, vermin, and
22.214.171.124 External doors, including overhead dock doors in food handling areas used for product, pedestrian, or truck access, shall be designed and maintained to prevent pest ingress by at least one or a combination of the following methods:
- A self-closing device;
- An effective air curtain;
- A pest-proof screen;
- A pest-proof annex; and
- Adequate sealing around trucks in docking areas.
SQF Institute – Food Safety Code: Food Manufacturing, Edition 9
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