For over 200 years we have supported the human consumption meat processing industry by further processing the animal co-products into edible meat fractions, feed ingredients for livestock, companion animals and fish as well as manufacturing pharmaceutical ingredients, edible tallow as well as tallow for soap, cosmetics and biofuels.

These valuable commodities are highly sought after both domestically and internationally.


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In 1991 the ARA introduced the workshop on hygienic rendering of animal products. This training program provides accreditation of individuals who successfully complete the workshop. Thirty-seven workshops have been conducted since 1991 and over 950 people have been accredited.

The workshop focuses on:

  • Growth and survival characteristics of micro-organisms relevant to rendering;
  • HACCP-based quality assurance for rendering;
  • ARA Code of Practice and the revised Australian Standard for Rendering;
  • Domestic and overseas requirements for production of rendered products;
  • Heat transfer in rendering systems;
  • Operation of presses;
  • Hygienic design of rendering equipment;
  • Tallow and meat meal specifications.

The workshops are held at the University of Queensland, Gatton at the end January / early February and again end June / early July each year

Application forms are available approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the next course.

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