Without proper management, meat and animal by products can become hazardous. As a result, the rendering industry is underpinned by strict veterinary principles to prevent the spread of animal disease and zoonoses, these include:
- Prompt collection of hazardous and potentially hazardous material from farms and slaughterhouses.
- Full traceability and safety along the reprocessing chain using HACCP (Hazard Critical Control Point) approach
- Strict rules on the reuse of specific material
- The European rendering industry fulfills the highest regulatory standard worldwide
Rendering also contributes to sustainability and European objectives to move to a circular economy by ensuring that animal products are reused for economic uses and, where safe re-enter, the supply chain as feed, fuel and fertilisers.