food rendering

food ren·der·ing

(fūd ren'dĕr-ing)
Conversion of waste and scrap matter from industrial slaughterhouses into animal feed; has been associated with spread of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (q.v.).

food rendering

The conversion of the waste products of animal butchery into feeds, bone meal, tallows, oils, and fertilizer. Consumption of rendered feed products sometimes results in animal and human infections, such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease).
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8 January 2014 - US food rendering, recycling and recovery group Darling International Inc (NYSE:DAR) said on Wednesday it had closed its EUR1.
The skip will then be picked up by a pet food rendering company, and sorted through to see which meat conforms to the pet food standards," says Tuppence.
7 October 2013 - US food rendering, recycling and recovery group Darling International Inc (NYSE:DAR) on Monday said it had struck a deal worth some EUR1.