Animal By Products are any part of an animal carcass or any material of animal origin not intended for human consumption. The use or disposal of Animal By Products is strictly controlled. This is to protect both public and animal health. If you deal with Animal By Products you must follow all appropriate rules and regulations
What you must do
The way in which Animal By Products must be handled varies based on the type of material in question and the risk it poses of spreading disease. The rules are described in the terms and conditions when you seek approval for an activity that involves the handling or use of Animal By Products.
Industries producing Animal By Products include:
The types of by product include animals which die on farms, waste materials from slaughterhouses and catering waste that contains products of animal origin, whether cooked or uncooked. Only material fit for human consumption may be used for livestock and pet feed.
The regulation of Animal By Products is handled by a number of bodies:
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Responsible for most Animal By Product processing plants and the largest meat plants
When you propose an activity that involves the use or handling of Animal By Products in the categories below you must seek approval by completing an application form and complying with the required terms and conditions