A Code of Practice
For Pest Management in the Food Industry
in Australia & New Zealand 2021

As the Professional Pest Management industry’s peak national bodies, the Australian Environmental Pest Managers’ Association (‘AEPMA’) and the Pest Management Association of New Zealand (PMANZ) are committed to promoting a culture of professionalism and innovation, not only in pest management but also in allied and associated industries.

This Code of Practice (CoP) has been written to complement the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code and is intended to promote Best Practice in Pest Management in Food Premises. This code is also meant to inform, train, and educate stakeholders in safe and appropriate Pest Management Best Practice specific to food handling operations and the delivery of food which is unaffected by pests. Whether it’s a tiny take-away coffee shop in a back lane, or a huge multi-national food manufacturing plant stretching for acres in every direction, the safe handling of food is universally regulated by law and subject to standards and compliance which must be adhered to.© 2021 Copyright is retained by the Australian Environmental Pest Managers’ Association Limited(AEPMA), Unit 6/12 Navigator Place, Hendra, Queensland 4011, Australia. ©2009-2021.

This publication is under joint copyright of the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association and the Pest Management Association of New Zealand.

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ISBN: 978-0-646-84526-5
Fourth edition

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