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 and should well prepare plants to deal with pending regulations as a result of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010.

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. When new regulations are issued, APPI programs will make any needed adjustments to keep participants up-to-date.

The following 192 plants in the United States and Canada 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
Allied Premium Protein
Gaffney, SC
American Proteins, Inc.
Cumming, GA
Cuthbert, GA
Hanceville, AL
Hanceville, AL (pet food div.)
Ampro Products, Inc.
Concordia, MO
Cumming, GA
Cuthbert, GA
Dawsonville, 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 & Tallow, Inc.
Bessemer, AL
Boyer Valley Co.
Arion, IA
Cargill Meat Solutions
Dodge City, KS 
Friona, TX 
Ft. Morgan, CO 
Highriver, AB, Canada
Ottumwa, IA
Schuyler, NE
Wyalusing, PA
Clemens Food Group
Hatfield, PA
Clougherty Packing
Vernon, CA
DaPro, LLC
Huron, SD*
DAR PRO Solutions
Bellevue, NE
Berlin, WI
Blue Earth, MN
Clinton, IA
Coldwater, MI
Collinsville, OK
Crows Landing, CA
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Des Moines, IA 
Fairfax, MO
Fresno, CA
Houston, TX 
Kansas City, KS
Kansas City, KS (blending)
Kuna, ID
Lexington, NE (previously Nebraska By-Products)
Los Angeles, CA
Lynn Center, IL
Mason City, IL 
National Stock Yards, IL 
Newark, NJ
Omaha, NE (blending) 
San Francisco, CA 
Sioux City, IA 
Tacoma, WA
Wahoo, NE
Wichita, KS 
Encore Oils
Seattle, WA
Farmers Union Industries, LLC (Central Bi-Products)
Redwood Falls, MN
Long Prairie, MN
Fieldale Farms Corp.
Cornelia, GA
Eastanollee, GA
Foster Farms
Farmerville, LA
Livingston, CA
G.A. Wintzer & Son Co.
Wapakoneta, OH
Griffin Industries, Inc.
Bastrop, TX
Butler, KY
Ellenwood, GA
East Dublin, GA
Jackson, MS
Newberry, IN
Russellville, KY
Starke, FL
Tampa, FL
Union City, TN
Hahn & Phillips Grease
Marshall, MO
Harris Ranch Beef Co.
Selma, CA*
H.J. Baker & Brothers, Inc.
Albertville, AL
Forest, MS
Ft. Smith, AR
Nacogdoches, TX
Sanford, NC
Westville, OK
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 Foods (previously XL Foods)
Brooks, AB, Canada
JBS Souderton, Inc.
Elizabethville, PA
Elroy, PA
Seaford, DE
JBS Swift & Company
Cactus, TX
Greeley, CO
Hyrum, UT
Marshalltown, IA
Tolleson, AZ
Worthington, MN
John Kuhni Sons, Inc.
Levan, UT
Kaluzny Bros., Inc.
Joliet, IL
Keystone Protein Company
Fredericksburg, PA
Kruger Commodities
Hamilton, MI
Maple Lodge Farms
Brampton, ON, Canada
Mason City By-Products
Mason City, IA
Mid-South Milling Co., Inc.
Kansas City, KS
Memphis, TN
Mountain View Rendering
Edinburg, VA
Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.
Millsboro, DE
National Beef, LLC
Brawley, CA
Dodge City, KS
Liberal, KS  
Northern Alberta Processing
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Nutra-Flo Co.
Sioux City, IA
Nutri Feeds, Inc.
Hereford, TX
Nutrimax, Inc.
Laurinburg, NC
Oklahoma By-Products
Durant, OK
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.
Moorefield, WV
Mt. Pleasant, TX
Russellville, AR
Sumter, SC
Timberville, VA
Protein Products
Sunflower, MS
Dundas, ON, Canada
Hickson, ON, Canada
Moorefield, ON, Canada
Truro, NS, Canada
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Sacramento Rendering
Sacramento, CA
Charney, QC, Canada
Green Bay, WI
Montreal, QC, Canada
So. St. Paul, MN
Saskatoon Processing Co.
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
S.F. Rendering, Ltd.
Centreville, NS, Canada
Simmons Feed Ingredients
Southwest City, MO
Smithfield Foods, Inc. (John Morrell & Co.)
Sioux City, IA
Sioux Falls, SD
Smithfield Foods, Inc. (Smithfield Packing Co., Inc.)
Smithfield, VA
Tar Heel, NC
Smithfield Foods, Inc. (Farmland Foods)
Crete, NE
Denison, IA
Milan, MO
Monmouth, IL
Tallowmasters, LLC
Miami, FL
Tyson Foods
Cullman, AL (blending)
Pine Bluff, AR (blending)
Tyson Foods (River Valley Animal Foods)
Clarksville, AR
Forest, MS
Harmony, NC
Robards, KY
Scranton, AR
Sedalia, MO
Sequin, TX
Temperanceville, VA
Texarkana, AR
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.
Accomac, VA (previously Perdue Farms)
Amarillo, TX
East Earl, PA
Emporia, VA
Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville, NC (pet food div.)
Gastonia, NC
Lewiston, NC (previously Lewiston Fats and Proteins)
Linkwood, MD (previously Allen Biotech, LLC)
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 Four Star Beef
Omaha, NE

*New participant in 2013.

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