High-End Grocery Store Closed Over Insect Infestation

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This Food Safety infosheet covers the closure of a grocery store in Toronto in 2011 due to an insect infestation and offers tips to avoid such a situation.


  • Pest control in the food business is important; be extra vigilant with hygiene and storage practices.
  • Don’t just employ temporary measures to eliminate the pests; spend time to correct the reasons behind the infestation.
  • Holidays are often time of year when large quantities of food will be bought in bulk resulting in additional places for pests to hide.

Article first appeared on foodsafetyinfosheets.org