The Rendering Process - What is Rendering

By: West Coast Refrigeration  09-12-2011

The reason so little is known about  is that until as recently as seventy years ago, before migration from rural areas to the cities accompanied by unprecedented population growth resulted in the demise of the family farm, most people acquired their poultry, meat and fish products directly from a farmer, butcher or fishmonger. Family butchers and fishmongers sourced their supplies from relatively small producers. These producers were mainly, farmers, fishermen and small abattoirs for whom of unwanted fish and animal waste by-products was not a problem.

However, with specialization came sophistication and efficiency. Small independent renderers consolidated their operations. Batch cookers were replaced with continuous systems operated by skilled personnel using state of the art computerized operating control systems and governing , and the were introduced.

has come a long way. It is in the best sense of the word. Everything is used. are organic. Government grants and subsidies are not required to support the industry and the industry creates valuable long-term employment while sustaining the . Although the industry is seldom properly understood, the necessary role it plays in our lives soon becomes apparent if we take the time and trouble to learn about it and consider the alternatives.

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