Introduction

We have several HACCP risk tables. Below you see the HACCP variation table which we have composed concerning the subject: vermin. Since this table is very extensive, we recommend using the download below to view the table properly.

Table

AnimalSpeciesFood Other sourcesComments
Cheese fly (Piophila casei L)InsectCheese, productsFaecesLarves can damage the intestines.
Cheese mite (Tyrogluphus siro L)MiteCheese, flour, products, dried meat, vanilla sticksMattresscould cause eczema. Cold, dry storage is an important preventive measure.
Fly (housefly, meat fly, fly)InsectFresh agriculture/fishery products especially fresh , meat and fruit.Maggot contaminated fish and meat is not consumable anymore.Fly lights, fly screens, closed lids, and regular .
Bacon beetleInsectBacon, sausage
Plodia interpunctella HbMothDried fruits and vegetablesCaterpillars cause damage and pollution but can easily be killed by heating.
Cacao moth (Ephestia elutella Hb)MothDried fruits and vegetables, , nuts and flour proucts.Damage by faeces and gnawing.Good hygiene and cleaning. Sealing of seams and cracks. Install flylights and use the right insecticides.
Pedunculate Beetle (Acanthoscelides obtectus Say)ColiLegumesGrows in storage; recognizable by dark coloured circles on beans or circle round holes in the beans.
VariousStock mothsLegumes
Grain weevil (Stiohilus granarius L)BeatleGrain, flourReproduces in flour, contaminated grain or bags are often cause of .
Flour beetle (tribolium-soorten)BeatleFlourReproduces in flour.
Flour moth (Esphestia kuhniella Zell)MothCaterpillar, faeces or spins in flour.Obstruction of deposit sleeves; contaminated bags and batches.Control of equipment. Machinery, equipment, pipes and cleaning of all rooms. Keep the as low as possible.
Flour mite (Tyroglyphus farinae L.)MiteFlour products with a moisture percentage of 12-14%.Quick reproduction possible; flour has a musty smell; strong allergic response possible. High is preferred by them and they could induce allergic responses and quality deterioration.Hygienic handling and manufacturing with good ventilation.
CockroachInsectDiverse products and raw .They locate themselves preferably in warm areas and live in communities together.Cockroaches could be contaminated with (pathogenic) microbes and mites. They spread contaminants with their faeces and intestinal fluids. Food products that had with cockroaches are not acceptable for consumption since they spread (contagious) diseases.Discard rotten plant-based materials. Keep crawlspaces dry. Good hygiene in and around the building.
WeevilInsectGrain, mice, rice, flour, solid flour products such as vermicelli, macaroni, peas but also chestnuts, acorns and dog . Especially in a silo and other types of bulk .They also live in house holds.Only the grain weevil can not fly. The optimum living temperature for the grain weevil is usually around 20 ° C and relative humidity of 65-70%. Contamination causes a musty product and quality deterioration.Clean seams and cracks regularly
BeetlesInsectFlour, groceries, bread, cookies, macaroni, beans, dried fruits, herbs, chocolate etc.Leftovers and products that are stored for a long period.The optimum temperature is around the 30-35 ° C with a relative humidity of 70-80%. Contamination results in musty, acidic products because of the moldiness and therefore causes product deterioration.Clean seams and cracks regulary.
AntsInsectOther insects and sweet products.Ants are able to transfer . They are often at warm and difficult to reach places.Clean seams and cracks regularly
WoodliceInsectRotten plant material, animal leftovers and faeces.Present in humid places and harmful in big amounts, for in horticulture. It is not harmfull for humans and animals.Discard rotten plant based materials. Keep crawlspaces dry. Good hygiene in and around the building.
EarwigsInsectAlgea, yeasts, moss, soft leaves, unripe fuits and seeds.Present in humid environments. Damages horticulture and floriculture.Discard rotten plant-based materials. Keep crawlspaces dry. Good hygiene in and around the building.
Fungus miteInsectPlantbased products and sometimes animal based products: grain products, flour, animal feed, dried fruit. As long as the product is affected by moisture.Quick reprduction possible; flour gets musty smell; strong allergic reactions possible and high humidity is preferred. They can induce allergic reactions and quality deterioration of products.Hygienic handling and good ventilation.
WaspInsectMeat, fruit and sweet products.Fly lights, fly screens, containers with closed lids, good hygiene and regular cleaning.
Land birds: birds around production facility and houses (sparrow, starling and dove).PoultryDiverse products and raw materials, depends on the bird species.Transmitting of as an example through faeces.Flyscreens at each open window, closed containers, hygiene and regular cleaning.
Rural Birds: Birds around farm (Jackdows, crow, ).PoultryDiverse products and raw materials, depends on the bird species.Creates nuisance and damage the raw materials etc.
Aquatic birds (ducks and seagulls)PoultryFish and meatLocated around environments with water and contaminate crops with faeces.Flyscreens at each open window, closed containers, hygiene and regular cleaning.
MiceGnaw animalsThe mouse eats everything but prefers grains, legumes and sweets.Damages diverse materials such as electricity cables. They might cause water damage, short circuit, machine malfunction and fire. They are able to swim, climb and crawl through openings of 6 mm. next to that could they induce (Paratyfus) and food poisoning (Salmonella) with their faeces.Close containers, hygiene, regularly cleaning and placing of mouse traps.
RatsGnaw animalsThe rat eats everything.Damages diverse materials such as electricity cables. They might cause water damage, short circuit, machine malfunction and fire. Ze are able to swim, climb and crawl through openings of 6 mm. next to that could they induce (Paratyfus) and food poisoning (Salmonella) with their faeces. They prefer moist environments.Close containers, hygiene, regularly cleaning and placing of rat traps.