Transforming animal by-products into useful, quality ingredients
Rendering is the industrial process of heat treating and physical transformation of animal co-products destroying pathogens, removing moisture, separating solids and lipids or fats/oils to produce valuable animal protein meal or processed animal protein, and rendered animal fat/oil.
THE VARIOUS STAGES OF RENDERING
Industry Accreditation Program
In Australia, the rendering industry operates in a highly regulated environment with stringent requirements for food safety.
Accredited rendering plants are required to adhere to the Australian Standard AS5008 for Hygienic Rendering of Animal Products and to the higher standard of the ARA Code of Practice using HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) protocols to establish and maintain hygienic rendering practices.
The ARA has introduced a voluntary Industry Accreditation Program, which has received Commonwealth approval to enable processing plants to access diverse export markets. This program is governed by a formal agreement, the Letter of Exchange, also known as the Deed, between the ARA and the Commonwealth.
To facilitate the implementation of the Industry Accreditation Program, the Association has enlisted AUS-MEAT Limited as its designated provider. They collaborate with the ARA under mutually agreed terms.
This program is open to both ARA members and non-members.