Kitchen Grease Filters FAQs
What are Shepherd Filters made of?
Shepherd Filters are disposable kitchen grease filters made from Australian wool.
Can the Shepherd Filter fit into an existing hood?
Yes, filters are designed to retrofit to existing kitchen hoods.
What impact does this present to food safety or finished food product?
In terms of food safety, as the Shepherd Filter has no real direct contact at all with the food produced, there would be no risk.
What impact does this have on the existing hood certification and insurance coverage?
Based on the relative position of the filter in the hood and the Shepherd Filters construction, as well as the fact that the filters are made of wool, a non-combustible material, the use of the UL listed grease filters in an existing hood will not alter the hoods function or operation, or infringe on the certification of the existing hood.
In the event of fire, what liability impact does this have for the restaurant?
Our product has been tested, listed and certified to all or more of the same standards that your current metal filters have been subjected to. With that said, the liability should not change at any level.
Will I still need to have my ducts cleaned regularly?
If the Shepherd filters are maintained properly, you will experience much cleaner kitchen exhaust duct and canopy, and Kitchen duct cleaning will be greatly reduced.
How often do I need to change the filter?
*Times may vary due to hours used per day and types of cooking.
Shepherd Filters is the result of many years of development-receiving ETL certification to UL 1046, UL 710, UL300 and UL900/ULCS111 standards in 2006, as well as AS1668 Shepherd Filters – is patented in the USA, Australia and New Zealand and protected in numerous countries due to the specific natural formula of the product in regards to weight and loft, which optimize the capture and containment of the grease particles without a restriction of airflow to the exhaust hood system.
Does Shepherd Filters have all of the Relevant Certifications?
INTERTEK ETL – Tested and listed the product to the UL Std 1046 which is the certification that all grease filters must pass in order to be used in a commercial kitchen exhaust hood.
AS 1668.2 E6 Kitchen Exhaust Hoods Incorporating Grease Removal Devices
NFPA 96 Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations
NSF/ANSI 2 Minimum food protection and sanitation requirements for the materials, design, fabrication, construction and performance of food handling and processing equipment
NSF169 Special Purposes Food Equipment and Devices
UL1046 Flame Test.
UL710 Abnormal Flare-up Flame Test.
UL300 Commercial Cooking Controls.
UL900 Standards For Air Filter Units.
ULCS111 Standard Method Of Fire Tests For Air Filter units
Patent No AUS 2007240714 USA 7,465,332
Shepherd Filters is proud to be a Member of IKECA and AIRAH