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Rendering is Recycling — join us in recognition of National Rendering Day, April 21

Today is National Rendering Day!

The Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch within CDFA licenses and inspects rendering plants and promotes the safe and legal collection, transportation, processing and disposal of dead livestock, animal and fish materials, and used cooking oil.

Rendering is recycling, an environmentally friendly way to reuse materials that would otherwise be wasted.

The rendering industry plays a critical role to California’s agriculture by removal of fallen animals to protect the health of our livestock populations and the environment.  The industry also plays an essential role in diverting organic waste (including animal by-products) from landfills. Safe rendered materials are used in the manufacturing of many products, from animal feed and fertilizers to paints and cosmetics.

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