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The Rendering Process

Every year, the North American rendering industry recycles approximately 59 billion pounds of perishable material generated by the livestock and poultry, meat/poultry processing, food processing, supermarket and restaurant industries. The rendering industry turns this material into valuable ingredients for various soaps, paints and varnishes, cosmetics, explosives, toothpaste, pharmaceuticals, leather, textiles and lubricants.

In fact, the industry returns the majority of its finished products to the feed industry in the form of high-energy fats and high-quality protein ingredients that supplement the diet and enable efficient production of beef, veal, pork, poultry, fish, eggs and milk. The pet food industry also benefits by having access to a vast array of nutrient-rich and flavorful ingredients for rations that maintain healthy companion animals.

To learn more about the continuous rendering system, please be sure to click on the links in the right sidebar.