APPI Membership: Continuous Improvement

The Animal Protein Producers Industry (APPI) oversees the rendering industry biosecurity programs in North America. APPI programs feature ways to control biological, chemical, and physical hazards and to comply with changing feed regulations. APPI is a committee within the National Renderers Association and is open to all renderers.

APPI’s mission is to assist member companies in manufacturing safe products. The North American Rendering Industry Code of Practice corresponds very closely to the biosecurity 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, with a list of participants at This certification includes independent third-party audits and aligns with the new Safe Feed/Safe Food program from the American Feed Industry Association. Certifying with the latest version of the Code of Practice will:
• ensure compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act;
• assure customers that a renderer is a verified safe supplier;
• offer a single audit for recognition by two well-known programs;
• help employees take pride in their work; and
• identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

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 needed adjustments to keep participants up-to-date.

The following 189 plants made a significant commitment to APPI and its testing program in 2015. They are the foundation for safe rendered feed products in the future.

3D Corporate Solutions
Pet Solutions, Danville, AR*
Protein Solutions, Joplin, MO*
AB Foods LLC
Toppenish, WA
American Proteins Inc.
Alma, GA*
Cumming, GA
Cuthbert, GA
Hanceville, AL
Hanceville, AL (pet food div.)
Ampro Products Inc.
Concordia, MO
Cumming, GA
Cuthbert, GA
Dawsonville, GA
Gainesville, GA
Muscatine, IA*
Pickensville, AL
Baker Commodities Inc.
Kerman, CA
North Billerica, MA
Phoenix, AZ
Rochester, NY
Seattle, WA
Spokane, WA
Vernon, CA
BHT Resources
Bessemer, AL
Boyer Valley Co.
Arion, IA
Cargill Meat Solutions
Dodge City, KS 
Friona, TX 
Ft. Morgan, CO 
Highriver, AB, Canada
Schuyler, NE
Wyalusing, PA
Clemens Food Group
Hatfield, PA
Clougherty Packing
Vernon, CA
Huron, SD
Darling Ingredients Inc.
Bastrop, TX
Berlin, WI
Blue Earth, MN 
Butler, KY
Clinton, IA 
Coldwater, MI 
Collinsville, OK 
Crows Landing, CA
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO 
Des Moines, IA 
Ellenwood, GA
East Dublin, GA
Fairfax, MO
Fresno, CA 
Houston, TX 
Jackson, MS
Kansas City, KS 
Kansas City, KS (blending)
Kuna, ID
Lexington, NE
Los Angeles, CA
Lynn Center, IL
Mason City, IL 
National Stock Yards, IL 
Newark, NJ 
Newberry, IN
Omaha, NE
Omaha, NE (blending) 
Russellville, KY
San Francisco, CA 
Sioux City, IA 
Tacoma, WA
Starke, FL
Tampa, FL
Union City, TN
Wahoo, NE
Wichita, KS
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
Hahn & Phillips Grease
Marshall, MO
Harris Ranch Beef Co.
Selma, CA
Hormel Food Corp.
Austin, MN
Fremont, NE
Indiana Packers Corp.
Delphi, IN
Iowa Protein Solutions
Estherville, IA
Island Commodities
Kapolei, HI
Beardstown, IL
Brooks, AB, Canada
Cactus, TX
Elizabethville, PA
Elroy, PA
Greeley, CO
Green Bay, WI
Hyrum, UT
Marshalltown, IA
Omaha, NE
Ottumwa, IA
Seaford, DE
Tolleson, AZ
Worthington, MN
John Kuhni Sons Inc.
Levan, UT
Keystone Protein Company
Fredericksburg, PA
Kruger Commodities
Hamilton, MI
Tama, IA*
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
Dodge City, KS
Liberal, KS  
NF Protein LLC
Nevada, MO*
Sioux City, IA (The Andersons Nutra Flo)
Nutri Feeds Inc.
Hereford, TX
Nutrimax Inc.
Laurinburg, NC
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.
Mt. Pleasant, TX
Moorefield, WV
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
Green Bay, WI
So. St. Paul, MN
Charney, QB, Canada
Montreal, QB, Canada
S.F. Rendering Ltd.
Centreville, NS, Canada
Simmons Feed Ingredients
Southwest City, MO
Smithfield Foods Inc.
Clinton, NC
Crete, NE 
Denison, IA
Milan, MO
Monmouth, IL
Sioux City, IA
Smithfield, VA
Tar Heel, NC*
Standard Fertilizer
Greenburg, IN
Tallowmasters LLC
Miami, FL
Tri Star
Kansas City, KS
Tyson Foods
Clarksville, AR
Cullman, AL (blending)
Forest, MS
Harmony, NC
Pine Bluff, AR* (blending)
Robards, KY
Scranton, AR
Sedalia, MO
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
Amarillo, TX
East Earl, PA
Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville, NC (pet food div.)
Gastonia, NC
Lewiston, NC
Linkwood, MD
Linville, VA
Rose Hill, NC
Strawberry Plains, TN
Wadesboro, NC
Ward, SC
Winchester, VA
West Coast Rendering
Vernon, CA
West Coast Reduction Ltd.
Calgary, AB, Canada
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Western Mass. Rendering
Southwick, MA
Wilbur Ellis Company
Gaffney, SC
Rosser, TX

*New participant in 2015

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