Our members play a vital role in supporting the food chain that takes food from the field onto consumers’ tables. EFPRA members protect the public and livestock from diseases by dealing with a wide range of material that needs reprocessing and re-use. This website is a resource to learn more about the EFPRA, animal by-products and reprocessing.
Rendering prevents the spread of animal and human diseases.
High standards of traceability are upheld right across the sector.
Rendering reduces waste and supports a circular economy.
WHAT EFPRA DOES
All industries create by-products that need to be re-used, reprocessed or disposed of. Animal production and slaughter is no different, and the nature of the by-product in this industry presents particular challenges.
If not managed properly, animal carcases would present a serious health and environmental risk to livestock and humans affecting the safety of the food chain that we all rely on.
EFPRA’s members process by-products from slaughterhouses and fallen stock to make it safe for reuse in a range of applications.
EFPRA is Europe’s leading authority on the use, value and bio-security of edible animal fats and meat industry by-products. Our members work closely with regulators, livestock producers, meat processors and retailers across the EU to make the best use of the 18 million metric tonnes of animal by-products produced every year.
EFPRA represents an industry operating at rendering plants at 450 sites across Europe to recover edible animal fats, valuable proteins and renewable energy. The products of reprocessing industry have a wide variety of uses including human food production, animal feeds, fuel, fertiliser and chemical industry.