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.



End of year message from EFPRA

As we come to the end of 2023, it is the traditional moment for reflection and looking back and ahead....
Growing plant in human hands over green background

Fertiliser end points for animal by-products – understanding the regulations

The EU Commission has recently published amendments to Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 regarding the end points of animal by-products (ABPs)...

Recognition of holistic sustainability management

The animal by-products processing industry is committed to driving safety, security, and sustainability in the European animal-based food supply chain...

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