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FOG – are you disposing of yours legally?
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Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) legal requirements
Water Industry Act 1991, Environmental Protection Act 1990: Duty of Care & Statutory Nuisance, Animal By-Products Regulations EC1774/2002 (ABPR), Building Act 1984, and Food Safety Act 1990.
Foods Standards Agency
Waste Cooking oil from catering premises.
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health – Block Busters
Experience shows that grease traps offer a false sense of security to the caterer, who sometimes forget what is involved in using them.
The Building Regulations 2000 – Drainage and waste disposal
Section 2.21 “Drainage serving kitchens in commercial hot food premises should be fitted with a grease SEPARATOR complying with BS EN 1825-1:2004 and designed in accordance with BS EN 1825-2:2002…”
Water UK – Disposal of fats, oils, grease and food waste
“… approximately 200,000 sewer blockages throughout the UK every year of which up to 75% are caused by fat, oil and grease. Clearing these blockages costs millions of pounds a year …”
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