Animal by-product processing facility: approval application

Form for approval to process animal by-products (ABPs) at your processing facility.


ABPR7: Approval to process animal by-products

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This form is part of the guide to validating your ABP processing facility.

You must complete this form to apply for approval from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) to process ABPs. Once you have applied for approval you can begin the validation process, in which you will need to demonstrate to the APHA that you can effectively treat ABPs.

Processing involves treating animal by-products in a ‘cooker’ at high temperature, sometimes under pressure, to remove water and separate animal fat (tallow) from the material.

For customers in England, return the completed form to APHA Customer Service Centre Worcester.

For customers in Wales, return the completed form to the APHA office in Caernarfon.

For customers in Scotland, return the completed form to your local APHA Field Service Office.

Published 18 December 2013
Last updated 13 October 2014 + show all updates
  1. AHVLA documents have been re-assigned to the new Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).
  2. First published.