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Steritech Rolls Out AuditReady(TM) Pest Prevention Solution for Regulated and Third-Party Audited Facilities

Thursday, October 29, 2009 General News J E 4
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Oct. 28 The food and beverage industries are under the constant scrutiny of government regulatory agencies, certification bodies and third-party auditors. With a trend toward increasing regulatory oversight and the adoption of more rigorous, globally accepted food safety and quality standards, processors, producers and their associated supply chains are facing mounting challenges to meet the demands of passing audits to retain business. The Steritech Group, Inc., North America's leading provider of brand protection services, has created the AuditReady(TM) Pest Prevention Program to help address the complex web of audit requirements these businesses face.

Pest control is a critical component of all major third-party and regulatory audits, and violations can result in immediate failures or major deductions during an audit. Steritech guarantees success with its AuditReady program, which was designed to withstand the rigors of third-party audits. The program has been benchmarked against Global Food Safety Initiative standards and complies with all generally accepted food safety and quality standards, including U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Safe Quality Food (SQF), and British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Steritech's AuditReady Pest Prevention service is performed by specially trained commercial pest prevention service specialists, all of whom are certified by the National Pest Management Association in Food Plant Standards. As part of the program, Steritech management will perform detailed semi-annual quality assurance visits with plant or facility staff.

"Audits are part of doing business in today's market environment. Never before have businesses been under more pressure to deliver safe, high-quality products. To meet these demands, processors and producers face a growing list of challenges every day -- ensuring that their pest prevention program is in order shouldn't be one of them," says Steritech CEO Mark Jarvis. "At Steritech, we believe that a solid pest prevention program is one of the cornerstones of a successful food safety and quality system."

For more information on Steritech's AuditReady Pest Prevention, visit Steritech at the World Wide Food Expo in Chicago October 27 - 31, 2009 in Booth N1766. More information can be found at http://www.steritech.com/auditready or by calling Steritech's Customer Care Center at 800.868.0089 and speaking with an AuditReady Pest Prevention expert.

The Steritech Group, Inc. provides specialized brand protection services for the hospitality, retail, food processing and healthcare industries. The premier provider of food safety, quality assurance and pest prevention services, Steritech is a trusted partner to many of the world's leading brands. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Steritech has operations throughout North America and serves clients in 30 countries. For more information on Steritech, please visit www.steritech.com or call 1.800.868.0089, ext. 703.

SOURCE The Steritech Group, Inc.
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