APPI Membership: A Commitment to Excellence

The Animal Protein Producers Industry (APPI) is the rendering industry program responsible for rendering process testing in North America. APPI also develops educational programs to control biological, chemical, and physical hazards. APPI is a committee within the National Renderers Association, but is open to all renderers.

APPI’s objectives are focused to assist member companies in manufacturing safe products. The North American Rendering Industry Code of Practice corresponds very closely to the initiatives taking place throughout the entire food chain and furthers the concept of safe feed – healthy livestock – safe food – healthy people. With continued intense scrutiny on all feed ingredients, the development of the code of practice by renderers shows great foresight. The leading edge of the rendering industry is renderers who participate in this code of practice, and participants can be found at This certification includes independent third-party audits.

APPI will continue to develop innovative programs to promote the safety of animal proteins and feed fats through testing, continuing education and training, and collaborative research.

The following plants have made a significant commitment and will be the foundation for safe rendered feed products in the future.

AB Foods, LLC
Toppenish, WA
Alberta Processing Co.
Calgary, AB, Canada
Allen Biotech, LLC (previously JCR Enterprises)
Linkwood, MD
Allied Premium Protein
Gaffney, SC
American Proteins, Inc.
Ball Ground, GA (previously Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.)
Cumming, GA
Cuthbert, GA
Hanceville, AL
Hanceville, AL (Pet Food Div.)
Ampro Products, Inc.
Concordia, MO
Cumming, GA
Cuthbert, GA
Gainesville, GA
Pickensville, AL
Baker Commodities, Inc.
Kerman, CA
North Billerica, MA
Phoenix, AZ
Rochester, NY
Seattle, WA
Spokane, WA
Vernon, CA
Birmingham Hide and Tallow
Birmingham, AL
Boyer Valley Co.
Arion, IA
Harlan, IA
Cargill Meat Solutions
Beardstown, IL
Dodge City, KS 
Fort Morgan, CO 
Friona, TX 
Highriver, AB, Canada
Ottumwa, IA
Plainview, TX
Schuyler, NE
Wyalusing, PA
Custom Protein Corp.
Springfield, MO
Darling International, Inc.
Bellevue, NE
Berlin, WI
Blue Earth, MN 
Boise, ID
Clinton, IA 
Coldwater, MI 
Collinsville, OK 
Dallas, TX 
Denver, CO 
Des Moines, IA 
Fairfax, MO
Fresno, CA 
Houston, TX 
Kansas City, KS 
Kansas City, KS (blending)
Lexington, NE (previously Nebraska By-Products)
Los Angeles, CA
Mason City, IL 
National Stock Yards, IL 
Newark, NJ 
Omaha, NE (blending) 
San Francisco, CA 
Sioux City, IA 
Tacoma, WA
Turlock, CA
Wahoo, NE
Wichita, KS 
Encore Oils (previously Pacific Rendering)
Seattle, WA
Farmers Union Industries, LLC (Central Bi-Products)
Long Prairie, MN
Redwood Falls, MN
Fieldale Farms Corp.
Cornelia, GA
Eastanollee, GA
Foster Farms
Farmerville, LA
Livingston, CA
F.W. Renner and Son, Inc.
Canton, OH
G.A. Wintzer and Son Co.
Wapakoneta, OH
Griffin Industries, Inc.
Bastrop, TX
Butler, KY
East Dublin, GA
Ellenwood, GA
Jackson, MS
Newberry, IN
Russellville, KY
Starke, FL
Tampa, FL
Union City, TN
Hahn and Phillips Grease
Marshall, MO
Harris Ranch Beef Co.
Selma, CA*
H.J. Baker and Brothers, Inc.
Albertville, AL
Forest, MS
Fort Smith, AR
Nacogdoches, TX
Sanford, NC
Westville, OK
Holmes By-Products
Millersburg, OH
Hormel Food Corp.
Austin, MN
Fremont, NE
HTC Industries
San Angelo, TX
Indiana Packers Corp.
Delphi, IN
Iowa Protein Solutions
Estherville, IA
Island Commodities
Kapolei, HI
JBS Swift and Company
Cactus, TX
Grand Island, NE
Greeley, CO
Green Bay, WI
Hyrum, UT
Louisville, KY
Marshalltown, IA
Tolleson, AZ
Worthington, MN
John Kuhni Sons, Inc.
Nephi, UT
Kaluzny Bros., Inc.
Joliet, IL
Keystone Protein Company
Fredericksburg, PA
Kruger Commodities
Hamilton, MI
Lewiston Fats and Proteins (Perdue Farms)
Lewiston, NC
Louisiana Proteins
Shreveport, LA
Maple Lodge Farms
Norval, ON, Canada
Mason City By-Products
Mason City, IA
Merrick Animal Nutrition, Inc.
Oxford, NE
Mid-South Milling Co., Inc.
Kansas City, KS
Memphis, TN
Mountain View Rendering
Edinburg, VA
National Beef California
Brawley, CA
National Beef, LLC
Dodge City, KS
Liberal, KS  
North Alabama Blend Mill (Tyson Foods)
Cullman, AL
Northern Alberta Processing
Sherwood Park, AB, Canada
Nutra-Flo Co.
Sioux City, IA
Nutri Feeds, Inc.
Hereford, TX
Nutrimax, Inc.
Laurinburg, NC
Oklahoma By-Products
Durant, OK
Perdue Farms, Inc.
Accomac, VA
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.
Eldorado, AR
Moorefield, WV
Mount Pleasant, TX
Russellville, AR
Sumter, SC
Timberville, VA
Pine Bluff Blending Mill (Tyson Foods)
Pine Bluff, AR
Protein Products
Sunflower, MS
River Valley Animal Foods (Tyson Foods)
Clarksville, AR
Forest, MS
Harmony, NC
Robards, KY
Scranton, AR
Sedalia, MO
Sequin, TX
Temperanceville, VA
Texarkana, AR
Dundas, ON, Canada
Moorefield, ON, Canada
Truro, NS, Canada
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Sacramento Rendering Co.
Sacramento, CA
Salinas Tallow Co.
Salinas, CA
Charney, QB, Canada
Green Bay, WI
Montreal, QB, Canada
South St. Paul, MN
Saskatoon Processing Co.
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
S.F. Rendering, Ltd.
Port Williams, NS, Canada
Simmons Foods, Inc.
Southwest City, MO
Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Crete, NE
Denison, IA
Milan, MO
Monmouth, IL
Smithfield Foods, Inc. (John Morrell and Co.)
Sioux City, IA
Sioux Falls, SD
Smithfield Foods, Inc. (Smithfield Packing Co., Inc.)
Clinton, NC
Smithfield, VA
Tar Heel, NC
Standard Fertilizer Co.
Greensburg, IN
Tallowmasters, LLC
Miami, FL
Tyson Fresh Meats
Amarillo, TX
Columbus Junction, IA
Dakota City, NE
Denison, IA
Hillsdale, IL
Holcomb, KS
Lexington, NE
Logansport, IN
Madison, NE
Pasco, WA
Perry, IA
Storm Lake, IA
Waterloo, IA
Valley Proteins, Inc.
Amarillo, TX
East Earl, PA
Emporia, VA
Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville, NC (Pet Food Div.)
Gastonia, NC
Linville, VA
Rose Hill, NC
Strawberry Plains, TN
Wadesboro, NC
Ward, SC
Winchester, VA
West Coast Rendering
Vernon, CA
West Coast Reduction, Ltd.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Western Mass. Rendering
Southwick, MA
Worthington Rendering Co.
Worthington, MN
XL Foods, Inc. – Lakeside Packers
Brooks, AB, Canada*

Total: 197 plants
*New participant in 2011.

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