View of the inside of the rendering factory. A look at the fat pressing/ defatting section of the rendering of animal by-product process.After processing meat, bones and offal, the solid fraction of the product still contains fats, which can be removed by defatting.

There are four important reasons why defatting can be required in the rendering process:

  • The positive effects on meal handling
  • Improved shelf life of end product
  • High value of the recovered fats compared to the solids (protein)
  • Legal directives could be demanding this separation.

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