Plea to Water Companies Over Fats & 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.
Over 350,000 Sewer Blockages in the UK Each Year
And with more than 350,000 sewer blockages in the UK each year, operators face prosecution if water authorities find evidence that poor practice around the disposal of fats, oils and grease from commercial kitchen operations is to blame.
CESA Calls On Officials To Do More
“The confusion about the legal situation relating to the technologies available to manage FOG are causing real problems to both operators and equipment suppliers. The water companies need to get their act together and work with the food service industry to get a grip on the grease issue. Meanwhile, equipment manufacturers are continuing to work on new methods of turning FOG from a problem into a resource, and that is undoubtedly the future.”
FOG Code of Practice
“The aim is to clear up the fog around FOGs”
Grease Solutions – What’s Allowed?
- Grease Separators
- Grease removal units (GRUs)
- Biological / bacteria-based dosing systems
All three can be effective individually although, in many cases, two or even all three will be used together to maximise their impact. There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution: the constraints on a new build versus an existing site and location issues mean that the best system, or combination of systems, for dealing with FOG will be different in each case. The bottom line is, provided the system is effective, it’s legal.
Commercial Kitchen Specialists
Source: Food Service Equipment Journal