Animal & Veterinary
Information Resources on Disposal
The final BSE rule entitled "Substances Prohibited From Use in Animal Food or Feed," became effective on April 27, 2009. However, to allow renderers additional time to comply with the new requirements, the Agency has established a compliance date of October 26, 2009.
The FDA is providing the following resources to assist affected stakeholders with meeting challenging carcass disposal issues by the October 26, 2009 date.
General Disposal Information
Livestock & Poultry Mortality Disposal (Pennsylvania) Deadstock Disposal Resources from Other Jurisdictions Policy Concerning the Disposal of Dead Farm Animals and the Disposal Offal from Custom Slaughter Facilities (Tennessee)(PDF - 82KB) Carcass Disposal Report (Kansas State University) Proposed SRM Disposal Permitting Process (Canada) Management of Animal Carcasses, Tissue & Related Byproducts International Symposium Animal Carcass Disposal Plan (Massachusetts) Ruminant Carcass Disposal Options for Routine and Catastrophic Mortality (Council for Agriculture Science and Technology/CAST)
Waste Guidance Memo – On-site Composting of Routine Animal Mortality (Virginia) Dead Animal Composting (Minnesota Department of Agriculture) Mortality Composting (Cornell Waste Management Institute) Natural Rendering: Composting Livestock Mortality and Butcher Waste (Cornell Waste Management Institute)