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SIT, STAY, READ

THE SCOOP ON RENDERING
Ansen Pond, Ph.D., head of food safety, quality and regulatory for Pilgrims/JBS USA, detailed the
importance of rendering to the pet food processing and animal agriculture industries during the
American Feed Industry Association's 2021 Pet Food Conference in January.

Pond shared only a portion of raw animal materials are considered " edible " for human consumption.

45 BILLION LBS
66 BILLION LBS
37 BILLION LBS

49%
37%
44%

$562.6

Each year,
million worth of rendered protein
meal ingredients are processed in the
United States from ingredients that
would otherwise be wasted.
Rendered animal products are not only
sustainable but are also a nutritionally
viable source of animal protein and fat
in pet food formulations.

billion lbs
of raw
materials
rendered
for other
uses

Total rendered in
the US per year

Used in
pet food

8.9
6.3

1.5
289K

RENDERED
PROTEIN
MEALS

million tons

REFINED
ANIMAL
FATS

million tons

PET FOOD PRODUCERS have historically
incorporated rendered protein meals and fats into
their formulations, but now renderers are offering
fresh, frozen meat slurries as another option.
 1.83 million tons of meat, poultry and organ
byproducts go directly from slaughter into pet food
manufacturing per year, according to Pond.

56

million tons

tons

Supplement spotlight
According to Packaged Facts, 41% of pet
owners are paying more attention to their
companion's health and wellness due to the
COVID-19 pandemic, and 14% of pet owners
are switching out the pet care products they
purchase. This resulted in an explosion of pet
supplement sales.

Pet supplement sales up 21% in 2020
4x growth rate of 2019
Total market: nearly $800 million

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Pet Food Conference, Packaged Facts, " Pet Supplements in the U.S.,8th Edition, " " November/December 2020 Survey of Pet

Used for human
consumption

Source: Ansen Pond, Ph.D., head of food safety, quality and regulatory for Pilgrims/JBS USA at the American Feed Industry Association 2021

Total harvested,
2019


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