Information Resources on Disposal
The final BSE rule entitled "Substances Prohibited From Use in Animal Food or Feed," became effective on April 27, 2009.
The FDA is providing the following resources to assist affected stakeholders with meeting challenging carcass disposal issues.
Somerville, Robert A., Karen Fernie, Allister Smith, Randall Andrews, Erick Schmidt and David M. Taylor, “Inactivation of a TSE agent by a novel biorefinement system”, Process Biochemistry (2009).
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 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)