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Ask the Expert: Storing Pesticides

Jun 23, 2014

Q: Where should pesticides be stored – with chemicals or separately?

A: First, check your corporate standards to find out if any pesticides can be stored onsite and self-applied. For self-application of pesticide (ideally with instructions from your pest control operator and with an appropriate material data sheet), the Food Code does not exclude pesticide storage with chemicals. We recommend that no pesticides be present in the unit at all and that pesticide application is left to the professionals to ensure maximum effectiveness and minimum chemical contamination. As always, check with local codes.

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