What is “Rendered Meat” or “Animal By Product Meal”?

What is “Rendered Meat” or “Animal By Product Meal”?

I learned alot about “rendering” when I key word searched “Open rendering” which is allowed in certain South American countries. And I suppose engaged sub-legally even here in the United States.

This web site was useful in educating me on some facts about Rendering.

Rendering and Pet Food 

Doc Johnson


Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.