Fats, oil and grease (FOG) is a growing concern for foodservice operations.
According to a recent survey of 500 UK foodservice managers and owners by ACO Building Drainage, 56% have experienced a build-up of grease in their kitchens.
A further 49% of respondents, prior to lockdown, had required their drains to be unblocked once a month or more due to FOG build ups.
These results highlight the importance of grease management systems, but which are most appropriate for a particular commercial kitchen?
ACO Building Drainage recommends three systems: grease traps, grease recovery units and grease separators.
Each system and their benefits are outlined in ACO’s latest guide – Overcoming the Hidden Problem of Fat, Oil and Grease in Kitchens.
Launched off the back of ACO’s survey, the guide explains the problem with FOG in numbers, offering advice and solutions for those in the catering industry.
There is not a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to selecting grease management systems.
As such, those tasked with designing kitchens and specifying for foodservice operators are encouraged to understand which systems are right for commercial kitchens, advises ACO.