15 August 2018

Why should you install a fly screen?

Flyscreens are used to help stop insects getting into your premises.

You must have your windows and doors fitted with a flyscreen:

  • If they open directly into food preparation areas
  • If they are opened for ventilation during food preparation

Screens must be designed to be easily removable for cleaning in order to prevent risk of infection or contamination. This can occur as dirt built up on the insect proof screen may create the possibility of food contamination. The UK’s Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulation (EC) 852/2004 specifically demands the installation of flyscreens.

“Windows and other openings are to be constructed to prevent the accumulation of dirt. Those which can be opened to the outside environment are, where necessary, to be fitted with insect-proof screens which can be easily removed for cleaning. Where open windows would result in contamination, windows are to remain closed and fixed during production.”

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With a 5 year guarantee, flyscreens ensure compliance with audit standards and HACCP best practice, as well as ensuring that your customers are protected from flying insects and/or rodent activity.

Insect-O-Cutor are the experts in flyscreens – we have a flyscreen solution for your every need! We can install internal and external flyscreens and we can also fit extremely large flyscreens of 3000mm+. Our flyscreen solutions are also available in specific RAL colours on request. We pride ourselves on our level of customer service and just how easy we make the process of installing a flyscreen.

For more information call 0800 954 8098.

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