Catering Service & Spares

Meeting current regulations when using commercial catering equipment.

9th Dec 2008

Harmony is committed to making sure its customers receive the best service and this also means making sure that they are aware of the legislation surrounding catering equipment and its use.

For commercial kitchens to meet current legislation, they are obliged to have a system in place to manage their grease disposal. UK Building Regulations 2000, amended in April 2002, state that:

Foul Water Drainage

The Requirement
This Approved Document, which takes effect on 1 April 2002, deals with the following Requirement, which is contained in the Building Regulations 2000 (as amended by SI 2001/3335).

2.21 Drainage serving kitchens in commercial hot food premises should be fitted with a grease separator complying with prEN 1825-1 and designed in accordance with prEN 1825-2 or other effective means of grease removal.

Harmony offers Mechline’s fluid, GreasePaK MSGD, is an “effective means of grease removal” as required by the Building Regulations. It uses a blend of specially selected microorganisms that have been chosen for their ability to degrade fats, oils and grease (FOGs) in low oxygen conditions and varying pH’s.

This legislation is generally applied to new builds and refurbishments, although there is pressure to make it mandatory for all existing sites.

As well as the traditionally used grease traps Harmony is offering Mechline GreasePaK for more information please contact us.