Pet Food and Animal Feed Safety

NARA knows the safety of your animals and pets is important to you, and as the pet food industry is now the largest user of rendered fats and proteins renderers take the utmost care and follow many safety procedures to ensure that the rendered materials and end product are nutritious and safe for your pets and livestock.

All rendering plants are incompliance with FDA’s animal food regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). In addition, renderers have quality and safety control systems in place via formal programs such as the Rendering Industry Code of Practice.

When the material arrives at a rendering plant, it is heated quickly, (at an extremely high heat). This cooking destroys all bacteria and other pathogens, and resulting meals are stored, handled and distributed under carefully controlled conditions ensuring the best possible end product.