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Monday, December 27, 2021

Restaurants Now Potentially Negligent for Grease Traps' Design & Warning Sign Defects

A new NYS law requires all food service establishments with a grease trap / interceptor to ensure that it's designed to withstand expected loads & prevent unauthorized access. This law is effective 1/10/2022. 

The law also calls for the State Fire Prevention & Building Code Counsel to create regulations about warnings / design requirements for grease traps.

Beyond providing for local governments to adopt local laws to enforce this new law, it definitely establishes exposure to restaurants for personal injuries. Restaurateurs and landlords should ensure compliance and modify their leases to establish who is responsible for compliance.   


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