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HACCP International Certifies BASF Pest Control Products for the Food Industry

HACCP International has certified a range of pest control products manufactured by BASF for use in food premises across the Asia Pacific region. The certification covers the Vector™ branded fly control system products, Roguard® branded rodent bait stations and several insecticide and rodenticide products for pest management professionals.

Pests pose a significant health risk to food premises where insufficient control can lead to infestation and serious consequences to consumer health. In addition, pest control products must be used appropriately in order to avoid introducing a greater risk than those they are designed to control

Those responsible for food safety within a food processing or handling facility must ensure that they, and their pest control service providers, source solutions that are both effective and food safe.

HACCP International is a leading, accredited certification body, specialising in the certification of equipment, materials and services that support the food industry. All certified products are fully evaluated to determine their fitness for purpose in the food industry and their compatibility with the world's leading food safety standards and Quality Assurance schemes.

Bill Simos, Managing Director of HACCP International's operations in Asia, says; "We have had a long and on-going relationship with BASF and are delighted to extend certification to a substantial range of pest control products marketed by BASF throughout Asia. BASF offers a complete solution for pest control in food premises from fly control devices to rodent, cockroach and ant control. The food industry and pest control companies should take particular note of these products to minimise the risk in servicing food establishments. Getting this wrong can be very expensive both in terms of customer health and product recalls."

Said Mr Akihiro Onda, Regional Head of BASF's Pest Control Solutions business in Asia Pacific; "It's important to us that products which are particularly suitable for the food industry are identified as such - helping pest management professionals to help their customers. Protecting the food industry through the development and supply of innovative and accredited products is strategically very important to our business. Not only do we want to provide pest control solutions for the food industry, but we see HACCP certification as an important step in connecting closely with key customers in this significant sector."

About BASF

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of about €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com or in its Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.basf.com. Visit us on asiapacific.basf.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Slideshare and LinkedIn


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