FILTA NEWS

Stay up to date with the latest news from our commercial kitchen specialists, as well as tips and tricks for your own commercial kitchen.

What’s hiding in a monster fatberg?

Scientists have spent months analysing a giant fatberg that was found in Devon to discover how it was formed.

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Filta Announces Regional Supervisors

Filta has announced five regional supervisors to help support their plans for substantial growth and to build strength locally.

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We’re exhibiting at the Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo

We are excited to announce that Filta will be exhibiting at this year’s fantastic Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo in November.

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Success in fighting fats, oils and grease waste

Southern Water have reported that their sewers have seen a significant reduction in blockages since they launched their FOG and Unflushables campaign. 

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Grease trap options for your commercial kitchen

The correct disposal of waste fats, oils and grease (FOGs) is a legal requirement for all commercial kitchens.

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We are proud to have sponsored the SLC awards

We are proud to have sponsored the Heritage & Arts Establishment of the year award as part of last night’s SLC awards

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What is Bacterial Drain Dosing? 

If you’re looking for a discrete yet effective grease management system for your commercial kitchen, our bacterial drain dosing is the perfect solution. 

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Restaurant convicted for blocking sewers with FOG

A restaurant has been successfully prosecuted for blocking sewers with fats, oils and grease (FOGs) following several sewer blockages and incidents of local flooding. 

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Helping to prevent the UK's sporting arena drains from getting caught offside

It is thought that more than 70 percent of drain blockages within commercial kitchens are caused by the build-up of fats, oils and grease (FOG)

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Dorset town fights back against fatbergs

An ancient town in Dorset has launched a new campaign in an attempt to stop the formation of fatbergs beneath its picturesque streets. 

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Plea to water companies to ‘get their act together’ over kitchen fats and grease

Water companies have been urged to “get their act together” and work with the food-service industry to get a grip on grease as operators struggle to understand what can and can’t be used to deal with the issue.

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DESIGN FOR FAT PROFITS

Lee Shelton of The Filta Group, leading specialist in innovative grease management systems for foodservice, said they had worked with major restaurant operators to ensure their kitchen fit-outs incorporated the best solutions for preventing fats, oils and

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The Health and Safety of Fridge Door Seals

No matter what type of fridge or freezer you have in your commercial kitchen, it will be subject to strict health and safety laws that ensure your establishment is hygienic and safe to trade food products to the public.

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Refrigeration systems account for between 30 per cent and 60 per cent of energy used by supermarkets

A study carried out with the support of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs found that “retail food outlets are responsible for around 3 per cent of total electrical energy consumption”. It added that refrigeration systems account for b

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What to do when you have a drainage problem 

Is your restaurant suffering from poor drainage? Don’t leave it until it gets worse or you could face serious repercussions, from smelly, slow running drains to broken pipes that require costly repairs.

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4 tips for effective fats, oils and grease management

In every busy restaurant kitchen, it is easy to overlook how your waste fats, oils and grease (FOGs) are being disposed. Yet the health of your business relies on it as the build up of FOGs leads to a whole host of nasty consequences from smelly, blocked

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Why It's Important Restaurants Install Grease Management Solutions

Responsibly disposing of fats, oils and grease (FOGs) in commercial kitchens is an important part of running any restaurant and one that should not be ignored. The consequences of doing so can be severe, from blocked and smelly drains to potential prosecu

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Our Expert Drainage Services 

Blocked drains can be expensive to repair, create disruption to your business and bring legal repercussions, so ensuring your drains are clean and clear is crucial to keeping your business up and running.

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The Importance of Servicing Grease Management Systems

Protect your business from the inconvenience of blocked drains and potential legal repercussions by ensuring your grease management system receives regular, professional servicing.

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Proud Sponsors of the SLC Awards 2019

The SLC Awards finds and honours the best achievements in the sports and leisure catering sector. Entries are encouraged from stadia, theatres, National Trust sites, theme parks, golf clubs, sports and leisure complexes, race courses and independent enter

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Grease Management for Restaurants 

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOGs) can be a big problem for restaurant kitchens but with the correct grease management system in place, you don’t need to worry.

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Giant fatbergs removed from St Andrews sewer

South West Water claimed the fatberg was the biggest it had ever seen, with 3,000 gallons of debris having been excavated. The team used pick-axes and high-pressure jets to clear the obstacle, and they had to wear full breathing apparatus because of dange

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The GreaseMaster is an award winner!

We are proud to announce our innovative GreaseMaster has scooped this year’s silver prize in the Innovation Challenge at the prestigious Commercial Kitchen, the essential event for those in the catering industry. 

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Preventing Commercial Drainage Problems - Guide

Commercial drainage problems are frustrating and can cost your business valuable time and money when things go wrong. But don’t fear, here’s our guide for some simple preventative measures you can implement to ensure your drains flow free. 

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Holland & Barrett fight fatbergs by stopping sale of wet wipes

Holland & Barret has announced that it will no longer be selling wet wipes across its 800 stores from July, in an effort to tackle the problem of fatbergs.

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We're exhibiting at the Commercial Kitchen Show!

We're looking forward to exhibiting at this years Commercial Kitchen Show at the NEC, Birmingham 4-5th June. The Commercial Kitchen Show is the essential industry event for kitchen innovations. Whether you're a decision maker from a chain or independent p

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Commercial fridge and freezer maintenance tips

The performance of your fridge and freezer is integral to the success of your kitchen. Our experts give their tips on how to keep appliances running smoothly.

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210ft fatberg found in Sidmouth has been removed

A monster fatberg made of solid fat, wet wipes and grease, that was found in Devon earlier this year has finally been broken down, after eight weeks of removal efforts.

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Filta launch FiltaDrain and FiltaPump

Following our acquisition of Watbio Limited earlier this year, Filta Group Holdings PLC are proud to announce the launch of FiltaDrain and FiltaPump.

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Door seal replacements for all refrigeration equipment

Refrigeration equipment such as fridges and freezers require air-tight protection from warm air. Faulty seals compromise this, but with Filta, our experts can fix any door seal.

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Filta takes delivery of 10 vans in new livery

Filta's latest acquisition Watbio, one of the UK's largest grease management companies, has today taken delivery of the first 10 new vans as part of their nationwide re-branding.

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What does a stadium do with all its cooking oil?

The Super Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia, created 8,000 pounds of cooking oil, which Filta helped to turn into biofuel after the big event

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Commercial kitchen checklist

Opening a kitchen is a dream for any chef, but any dream needs practicalities to make it a reality. There are certain things that every commercial kitchen needs, so read on for our checklist full of top tips.

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“Monster fatberg” found in the streets of Devon

The 64-metre monster, made of fat and wet wipes, is going to take two months to break down

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Filta Group Holdings Acquires WatBio for £7m

Filta Group Holdings plc (AIM: FLTA), a provider of fryer management and environmental services to commercial kitchens, has announced the acquisition of WatBio Limited for a total consideration of around £7m.

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800-tonne fatberg removed from Cardiff sewer

The giant slab of FOG waste clogged up pipes below shops in South Wales

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How to maintain a grease trap

Our experts share their tips on how to clean a grease trap of its FOG waste

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What is a commercial kitchen grease trap?

Avoid unnecessary costs, blockages to your pipes and environmental damage by installing a commercial grease trap in your kitchen

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Commercial fridge and freezer door seals: Is it time for a replacement?

Fridge and freezer seals can wear away over time: our experts share the signs that a replacement is due

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Do you need a grease trap in your kitchen over Christmas?

Why grease traps are a vital addition to a commercial kitchen over the festive period

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FiltaSeal Wins Supplier Innovation Award 2018

Every year the UK’s contract catering elite and key suppliers join for a three-course meal cooked by the best in the industry at the elegant FSM awards night held inside London’s Royal Garden Hotel. These prestigious awards celebrate the individuals and c

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Why you need a fridge seal repair service

Commercial fridges such as upright refrigerator cabinets and walk-in chiller cold rooms are used intensively in commercial kitchens. Fridge door seals can break for many reasons and can be a costly issue, causing disruption in your kitchen if ignored.

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Filta signs deal to become exclusive UK distributor for Goslyn

The Filta Group Ltd today announced the signing of an agreement to become the exclusive UK distributor for Goslyn grease recovery unit (GRU), the most effective product of its kind on the market today.

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4 tips to keep your commercial kitchen clean

Maintaining your commercial kitchen all year round can be easy with our experts’ 4 simple tips! Filta Group has over 22 years of experience providing commercial kitchen services on an international basis.

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Waste Legislation: Laws and Regulations

There are 6 laws and regulations governing the disposal of Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) and failing to adhere can lead to enforcement and prosecution.

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Signs of a broken fridge seal

A refrigerator door is the one section in a fridge that will suffer the most risk of wear and tear. For commercial kitchens across the nation, it’s important to regularly check your appliances to see if they’re in good condition and performing well.

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Refrigerator Seals: An Introduction

Refrigerator seals play a key role in the day-to-day operation of a refrigeration unit. A split or damaged refrigerator seal can make equipment use 3x more energy, which can escalate into bigger problems, even leading to a closed kitchen.

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Does your commercial kitchen comply with Waste Legislation?

Commercial kitchens worldwide produce Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) during the process of food preparation. FOG in a commercial kitchen is unavoidable, potential threats caused by these substances such as blocked drains, pests and odours certainly are.

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Is your commercial kitchen disposing of FOGs correctly?

Fats, oil and grease cause thousands of UK drain and sewer blockages every year and commercial kitchens need to take responsibility for the FOGs they throw away.

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Do you know why you need a FiltaSeal?

We heavily rely on our refrigeration equipment to be on top of its game 365 days a year, but regular maintenance is crucial to ensure the quality of your fridge seals. 

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How to keep your commercial kitchen safe during summer temperatures

In the past few weeks, we have seen a very noticeable heatwave throughout the UK, officially starting summer 2018! Hot temperatures are ideal on days off, but when you’re working it’s a different story.

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Quiz: Which Filta product should I get for my commercial kitchen?

If you’re unsure of whether you need a new grease trap, bacteria drain dosing or a FiltaSeal we can help! Here at the Filta Group our team what to make your decision process as easy and simple for you as possible.

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The benefits of a commercial kitchen grease trap

There are approximately 6.7 million blocked drains each year in the UK, that are directly caused by FOG.The damages of FOG can completely block an entire drainage or sewer system, avoid this from happening with an effective commercial grease trap.

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Filta GDPR Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to be introduced by the EU on 25th May 2018. GDPR will replace the current Data Protection Act (1998) in the UK and applies to ‘personal data'.

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London's fatberg problem in drainage systems

Our experts have previously discussed what exactly fatbergs are, and what we can do as a society to improve our drainage systems. If you missed the news post, fatbergs are essentially a built-up combination of non-biodegradable products.

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How to ensure you follow health and safety regulations

Health and cleanliness education should be important for every commercial kitchen that exists, it’s even included in all chef and waiter training programs and qualifications.

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Which FiltaGMG product would be best for my commercial kitchen?

Do you feel your commercial kitchen would benefit from Filta’s Grease Management product range? Our experts discuss each grease management product that’s in our high-quality collection.

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How could replacing my commercial fridge seal save money?

There are a few telltale signs when a commercial fridge seal is broken or needs replacing. If you have noticed any of these signs then your commercial kitchen would reap the benefits from a new fridge seal! 

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Why should a commercial kitchen protect itself from FOG?

Fats, oils and grease (FOG) are potentially very dangerous towards the environment and for the integrity of your business. The mixture of these three products mixed with food can block any drainage system or sewer if disposed of incorrectly.

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What are the risks a damaged fridge seal could bring?

To some, a damaged fridge seal in a commercial fridge or freezer can seem a small issue, when in reality it can cause multiple problems and halts your business.

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Does my commercial fridge door seal need replacing?

What is a fridge door seal, why is it important and how do you know when it's time for a replacement?

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We’re going to The Professional Kitchen Show!

Filta Environmental will be apart of the prestigious ‘The Professional Kitchen Show’ that is held by Hotelympia in Excel London, between the 5th and 8th of March 2018.

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What are the benefits of using FiltaGMG?

The key to an efficient commercial kitchen without disruption is FiltaGMG, we can guarantee a complete expert diagnosis and extraction if your kitchen is struggling with FOG waste.

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How much of a problem is FOG for commercial kitchens?

Fats, oils and grease (FOG) is increasingly becoming a big problem for commercial kitchens and can lead to costly blockages and heavy fines.

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Replacement fridge door seals: Why choose FiltaSeal?

FiltaSeal is an innovative service that provides on-site supply and fitting for any commercial replacement fridge and freezer door seals, by our expert fitters.

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What to look for in a commercial fridge

Nobody wants to potentially lose hundreds of pounds worth of stock, so you should look for a commercial fridge that is efficient and reliable to correspond with your business requirements.

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The Filta Group welcomes Alastair Anderson as National Sales Manager

The Filta Group have today announced Alastair Anderson as National Sales Manager. Anderson has over 18 years of business development and sales experience within the hospitality and catering industry.

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Does your commercial kitchen fridge need upgrading this Christmas? 

Filta Environmental are the leading providers for the commercial sector as the products we provide are affordable and made with high-quality materials.

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Guarantee the smooth running of your commercial kitchen

Filta Environmental offers beneficial kitchen products for commercial refrigeration, ventilation, cold rooms, and cooling systems that together provide the ultimate resources for your kitchen to run efficiently. 

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Split or Damaged Refrigeration Door Seals: Why You Should Get Them Replaced as Soon as Possible

Commercial refrigeration units often work continuously on a 24/7 basis, 365 days of the year and are typically one of the most reliable appliances within a kitchen. For this reason, fridges and freezers are easily neglected on the assumption

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The Essentials of a Successful Commercial Kitchen

When it comes to running a successful commercial restaurant or catering company, having a visually appealing and practical kitchen space is essential.

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Commercial Kitchens Turn to Grease Traps to Avoid Getting Enforcement Notices

A growing number of commercial kitchen operators and food service providers are opting to install grease traps on their premises following a rise in enforcement notices by water companies.  

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Fatbergs: What Are They? How Can They Be Prevented?

Fatbergs are phenomena found in all major cities across the world – the fats and oils in the sewers act as a binding agent with debris to form large deposits that can block the sewer

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