Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Program
Virginia Beach Department of Public Utilities' Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Ordinance was adopted in 2009 marking the beginning of the FOG Program. The FOG Program is designed to provide you with the proper tools and knowledge to prevent sanitary sewer pipe blockages that cause backups and sanitary sewer overflows.
There are a number of ways you can help reduce the amount of FOG entering the sanitary sewer system. Simply follow these best management practices
in the kitchen to properly dispose of fats, oils, and grease. By doing so, you will help preserve the environment, our economy, and our health.
Atención: Inspectores de cumplimiento del programa mantecas, aceites y grasa están realizando inspecciones formales de las instalaciones cada año. Para satisfacer el cumplimiento de requisites, por favor revisar Cumplimiento con el Programa de Mantecas, Aceites, y Grasas
y compartir la información con sus empleados.
Food Service Establishments:
FOG Program Compliance Inspectors are conducting formal annual inspections of facilities. To help you meet the compliance requirements, please review the Compliance Guide for Food Service Establishments.
There are now two ways to become a FOG certified employee. The Virginia Beach training video and test available here, FSE Employee Certification Training or the HRPDC regional training and test available at www.hrfog.com. Either option will satisfy the Virginia Beach requirement and both certifications are good for 3 years.
A few tips on using the HRFOG web training:
1. To review the training materials prior to taking the certification test, under the “Learn” section you can download the Regional Grease Hauler and FSE Employee Training Programs as well as the Grease Trap Cleaning Guide and other BMP guides/translated materials as well as posters for display in kitchens.
2. Once you have reviewed the training materials and are ready to take the test, under “Get Certified” you will need to register by creating an account with an email address and a password. Upon completion, you will be able to print out a certification card. If you ever need to reprint their card, it is easy to do so by logging back into the site using the email address and password that you set up.
3. You can also manage your FSE work locations once you have established an account and re-print your certificate at any time.
The second edition of the FOG Program Quarterly Newsletter was mailed out in January. It provides basic program information and requirements. If you have any additional questions or suggested future topics please send an email to email@example.com
A common missing component of the grease control device is the flow control. All under-sink, in-floor and exterior under 500 gallon grease control devices require a properly vented flow control device to preform properly as per the manufacturer. If you do not have a grease control device, please click here and complete the form.