When it comes to running a successful food service operation, effective management of FOG (fats, oils, and grease) is of utmost importance. Here we layout the basics including what grease traps are, how they work and the types of grease management solutions that are available.
These are all essentially forms of grease which will always make it into the wastewater pipe of any commercial catering establishment as by-products of making and cooking food, especially on a large scale. FOGs are a significant concern in the management of wastewater.
It is a legal requirement for any business dealing with hot food to install and maintain a suitable grease trap. Understanding your responsibilities, where your business stands and complying with legislature will avoid costly fines and penalties.