Mechline Developments is shining a light on the costly and environmentally damaging consequences of poor FOGS management by emphasising the industry-recognised motto ‘Stop and Think – Not Down the Sink’. 

In order to help operators abide by this philosophy, Mechline has provided a checklist of do’s and don’ts, as John Newell, Commercial Director at Mechline Developments, explains:

“When it comes to ensuring an effective waste management process is followed and maintained, operators must first and foremost ensure good practice is highlighted and adhered to. Even good training and education can become a victim of time constraints, and as a result, the importance of fat, oil, grease, and starch management can become a secondary focus in a busy kitchen. It is for this very reason that Mechline has shared a checklist for ‘Stop and Think – Not Down the Sink’, providing operators with a clear checklist for staff and operators to follow.”

Whilst this checklist will help to highlight good practice no matter what FOGS management you have in your establishment, Mechline would always suggest a full site assessment is carried out so the individual FOGS requirements of a site can be assessed properly, and the most appropriate solution specified. 

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