Grease Management and Hazard Control
Food preparation and production in commercial kitchens or food processing factories naturally generate fats, oils and grease (FOG) in the waste water which can quickly lead to a build-up of solid residues in the drainage system restricting efficient flow of waste water and ultimately create blockages that can result in flooding of the food preparation area.
Unless adequate steps are taken to effectively manage FOG at source, local health and hygiene management is under extreme risk from the effects of odour, contaminated water and vermin. There area number of methods available to the specifier and user to manage FOG and an appreciation of the merits and disadvantages of each
system will be provided along with performance indicators.
Hygiene management is essential and Regulation (EC) 852/2004 applies to all food businesses and food operators. Article 5 (1) requires that permanent HACCP procedures are applied and importantly, drainage forms a pre-requisite to the supporting structure of HACCP.