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City of Taunton FOG Control Program
All food service establishments, or FSEs, that operate in the City of Taunton are required to comply with the City of Taunton FOG Control Program Regulations.
Review the City of Taunton regulations for the FOG Control Program.
Please watch the video below about managing FOG in food service establishments. The video was made by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to educate FSE owners and the general public about the FOG Control Program. The City of Taunton has a similar program in place.
What is a Food Service Establishment?
"Food service establishments," or FSEs, means those commercial establishments primarily engaged in activities of preparing, serving, or otherwise making food available for retail sale and consumption by the public. FSEs can be restaurants, commercial kitchens or caterers, and those portions of the following facilities engaged in similar activities: hotels, schools, hospitals, prisons, correctional facilities, and care institutions. These establishments use one or more of the following preparation activities: cooking by frying (all methods), baking (all methods), grilling, sautéing, rotisserie cooking, broiling (all methods), boiling, blanching, roasting, toasting, or poaching. Also included are infrared heating, searing, barbecuing, and any other food preparation activity that produces a hot, non-drinkable food product in or on a receptacle that requires washing. The term "Food Handling Facility," or FHF, can also be used interchangeably with the term FSE.
Existing Food Service Establishments (FSE)
Every year, existing FSEs are required to renew the permit to operate an FSE and the renewal application asks to verify that no changes have been made.
Gasoline, Oil & Sand Separators
Find information on gasoline, oil, and sad separators.
Grease Trap Pumping
All food service establishments will be required to maintain grease traps and interceptors in good working order.
Helpful FOG Information for Food Service Establishments
Discover helpful FOG information for food service establishments.
New Food Service Establishments
When planning to remodel, build, or open an FSE in the City of Taunton, there are several regulations you will need to comply with as part of the FOG Control Program.
Temporary Food Service Establishments
All temporary food service establishments and temporary food events are required to have a FOG temporary use permit.