You’ll often find birds in food processing facilities because birds are opportunistic by nature. They look for warm places to nest near plentiful food sources. Food distribution, manufacturing and packaging facilities provide the perfect avian habitat – it’s warm and dry, with plenty of places to build a nest. Most often you’ll find birds in food processing facilities because they offer hidden locations not easily detected by humans. Then one day you might notice their droppings show up on the floor or worse yet, on the food product itself – and you have a real problem on your hands.
This is a serious health hazard as bird droppings contain many pathogens which can cause serious and sometimes fatal illnesses. In addition, bird droppings are corrosive to many metals and damage or destroy equipment driving up downtime and maintenance expenses.
Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), if an FDA inspector spots nesting birds in food processing facilities, they can mandate a recall, detain food product and/or suspend operations of the facility until the infestation is addressed. If these findings are made public, the food processor’s brand and reputation can suffer irreparable harm causing significant loss of market share.
Customers will certainly shy away from products produced in a facility known to have birds and their droppings in and around food products. And of course, no one wants to go back to a restaurant where they were sickened by tainted food.
As you can imagine, the true cost of unwanted birds in your facility is difficult to measure.
BirdBuffer products will effectively and humanely keep birds away from critical areas within your operation. The MA Fluid product in our machines is made from food grade materials and the active ingredient (Methyl Anthranilate, found in Concord Grape skins) is FDA approved as GRAS (generally recognized as safe). This active ingredient is used in many food products consumed by humans including grape flavored candies and grape-flavored drinks, which makes it safe for use in Food Processor operations.
We offer an extremely flexible solution, creating an invisible barrier or “bird-free zone” around the most critical areas in your facility. Whether birds are infesting a production area, a packaging line, a loading dock, or a transportation hub, BirdBuffer is highly effective in gaining control of your facility.
BirdBuffer is focused on solving the public health, safety and damage to critical facilities, caused by unwanted birds. Without it, you’ll continue to face economic loss, serious health & safety risks, and facility damage. We help facility managers, health and safety professionals, and maintenance teams, eliminate these issues. Our products are effective as a standalone solution, and can also integrate into other bird deterrent solutions you may already be using to help reduce and eliminate unwanted birds.
Our team of experts is ready to learn about your unique bird issues and help you implement a holistic solution. Please contact us for a free consultation about how BirdBuffer can solve your pest bird problem long-term.