Mechline enhances its effective FOG Management Solutions with addition of New Food Waste Strainer

ceda Platinum Partner Mechline Developments has enhanced its comprehensive lineup of Food and FOG management solutions with the addition of a unique, easy to fit, Food Waste Strainer for commercial kitchen sinks. Mechline’s Food Waste Strainer has been designed to make it easy for kitchen staff to prevent food waste particles from entering the drainage system, which helps protect drains from blockages and prolong the service intervals of grease traps/interceptors. Used in conjunction with Mechline’s BioCeptor, the Food Waste Strainer forms part of a highly effective and hygienic comprehensive grease management system.

The Food Waste Strainer fits completely and securely into standard size [600 x 450 mm] commercial kitchen sink bowls, in order to capture food particles rinsed from dirty dishes and prevent them making their way into the drainage system. Designed with a rubber seal edge and raised angles on the front end, the Food Waste Strainer helps guide food particles into an integrated food waste basket, which can then easily be removed and emptied into the food waste digester, or food waste bin, as appropriate, leaving no mess in the sink for staff to deal with! The whole system is easy to remove, enabling periodic cleaning through the dishwasher, which helps staff maintain good hygiene practice.

Commercial kitchens are increasingly being held responsible for Fat, Oil and Grease [FOG] blockages and face scrutiny should they fail to take the necessary action in preventing FOG making its way into sewers. In some cases this ‘necessary action’ is being rigidly defined as the installation of standalone grease traps, which are not always the best solution. Standalone grease traps can quickly fill with food particles and grease and require emptying often, which presents a hygiene issue in the commercial kitchen, is costly and an inconvenience. Mechline’s combined grease management system, BioCeptor, used in conjunction with the New Food Waste Strainer, is an all-encompassing highly effective and efficient drain maintenance system, which does not require emptying as often as traditional standalone grease traps.

Adrian Watson, Director of Food, from the Sir John Fitzgerald Pub Group remarks: “Mechline’s food waste strainer is fantastic! We’ve had it on trial it at our Ridley Arms site for 3 weeks and it’s made a real, noticeable difference. Before, we had a hard job keeping food out of the drainage system, with just a sink plug upstand that would become clogged and leave an unpleasant mess in the sink to clean. But now, with the food waste strainer, it couldn’t be easier. We just rinse the food into the basket, take the basket out, empty it, replace it and voila! It’s simple, practical, effective – and a lot more hygienic”.

Mechline’s New Food Waste Strainer is designed to reduce the build-up of food waste sediment in the drainage system, and in grease traps/interceptors, which helps to prolong their service intervals. For Mechline’s BioCeptor, this means that fewer food particles are able to make their way into the F.I.T unit, so the system takes longer to reach its capacity and can continue working effectively for even longer.

BioCeptor utilises the traditional principles of entrapment and retention alongside the natural process of bioremediation. Its first component, the FOG, Intercept and Treatment (F.I.T) unit, slows down the flow of wastewater discharged from a food service operation and intercepts FOG. Its second component, the GreasePak bio-fluid dosing module, doses naturally occurring, Multi-Strain Grease Degrader (MSGD) fluid into the F.I.T unit, which contains in excess of 500 million bacteria per gram, specially selected to permanently break down the captured FOG. BioCeptor not only prevents FOG from reaching the drain, but also prolongs the time it takes for the F.I.T unit to reach its capacity, which reduces the frequency of servicing/cleaning needed.

BioCeptor and the new Food Waste Strainer are part of Mechline’s expanding portfolio of waste and environmental products, which also includes the fully accredited and proven GreasePak system, as an effective standalone grease management solution, and the on-site end-of-life food waste biodigester, Waste2O, which comes supported with guidance and advice on the prevention and reduction of food waste via the Food Waste Reduction Programme (FWRP).

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