Driving safety, health and sustainability in the European food supply chain

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.


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French version of Sustainability Charter available

A French language version of the EFPRA Sustainability Charter is now available. It is for all EFPRA allied organisations in...
Tomatoes in a Greenhouse. Horticulture. Vegetables. farming

Smart use of by-products boosts food security

A founding principle of rendering is that there is no such thing as waste, only useful by-products. This principle means...

Circularity in animal feed

A recent webinar hosted by the Schothorst Feed Research presented findings from a 5-year research project into ways to increase...

How do we use rendered products?

Safety, health and sustainability in the supply chain


High standards of traceability are upheld right across the sector.


Rendering prevents the spread of animal and human diseases.


Rendering reduces waste and supports a circular economy.

Every year


Million tonnes of animal by-products are processed


Million tonnes of useful materials are recovered


Thousand tonnes of edible fats are produced