Riley Pest Management
We specialize in commercial non-profit organizations and small businesses

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Sanitation issues and information


Hand washing is the simplest step in sanitation. Everyone can do it, and it will reduce food-borne and transferred illness many fold. Wash your hands with soap and warm water. Sing 'Mary had a little lamb' or for the holidays 'Jingle Bells' while washing to clean for the appropriate time.

  • Before starting work.
  • After using the bathroom.
  • After smoking, sneezing or coughing.
  • After handling any raw food.


Personal Hygiene:

Report any symptoms of a cold, sore throat, fever, or diarrhea to management.

Properly bandage all cuts and abrasions.

Use tongs, deli paper or disposable gloves to handle all food.

Change gloves after handling any raw food.

Wear clean aprons, smocks, and hair restraints when preparing food.

Use personal protective equipment when cleaning.


Food Storage:

Use FIFO - first in, first out method.

Avoid any cross contamination. Separate raw foods from ready-to-eat (RTE) foods. Do NOT store any raw food above or over top of RTE food. Thoroughly clean & sanitize work surfaces and equipment when changing from raw to RTE products.

Store all food materials at least 6 inches off the floor.

Discard all products that are thawed, off-condition, damaged, infested or outdated.

Store all toxic items AWAY from any food.

Keep foods out of the temperature danger zones!    41* - 135*

Cook all meats to proper internal temperature.

Most foods = 145*F

Most Fish = 150*F

Ground Beef = 155*F

Poultry = 165*F

Maintain proper temperatures:

Frozen foods = 0*F

Ice Cream = -20*F

Dairy Products = 38*F

Cooler temperatures = 34*F - 38*F

Meat Cases = 28*F - 32*F

Hot Food Holding = 145*F

Store holding foods at appropriate temperatures:

Hot Foods at 140*F or above      Cold Foods at 40*F or below


Housekeeping and pest management:

Clean the restrooms at least once daily or as needed.

Keep restrooms customer friendly at all times and stocked with soap and paper towels.

Do not allow trash and garbage to accumulate. Empty containers regularly. Use covered waste receptacles.

Keep doors and windows closed or screened and pest proofed. Use appropriate fly control devices.

Report any signs of pests or activity.

maintain stockroom inventory sufficient distance from the walls to allow for cleaning and monitoring.


What we can do to assist you:

  • Inspect and evaluate your unique situation
  • Discuss appropriate remedies for your issues
  • Offer training for cleaning and sanitation when needed
  • Quarterly reports to keep you up-to-date on your progress

Keep in mind the 8 major food allergens .....

Milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, soybeans, peanuts, and tree nuts.

"Riley Pest Management is a small company with a big heart that will go the extra mile to take care of an issue for you no matter when it happens. They have proven to be a very good friend to non-profits."

-- Duggan Cooley, former CEO- RCS

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