APPI Programs for Safe Pet Food and Animal Feed

Salmonella Education Reduction Program

Members of Animal Protein Producers Industry (APPI) participate in a coordinated program for process control verification testing that will ultimately assist in the control of pathogens and other organisms in rendered animal proteins.

Over 95% of animal proteins produced in North America are manufactured at facilities that participate in APPI’s Salmonella Education Reduction Program.

To join in this effort, click below.


Clostridium Perfringens Testing

APPI’s Board of Directors passed a recommendation of the 21st Century Committee to initiate a voluntary program of Clostridium perfringens testing. This is a sensible progression that permits companies to assess the prevalence of the two major indicator organisms at their facilities.

Clostridium perfringens was chosen due to it requiring time/temperature conditions to be eliminated. This program will evaluate in-house process controls.

Please contact APPI if you are interested in receiving sampling/labeling instructions.


Salmonella Reduction

The North American Renderers Association (NARA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It does not discriminate in the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other factor prohibited by law.

As a participant in USDA programs, we share the commitment to comply with all federal, state and local civil rights laws and those of the USDA. More about this commitment is available on the USDA website page here.