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A person who renders dead animal carcasses into grease or other products must be licensed annually.

Tends equipment, such as cooking tanks, expellers or presses, driers, grinders, auxiliary pumps, and conveyors, to render and process offal for use as plant and animal foods, performing any combination of following tasks: Opens valves and starts pumps and conveyors to move materials through rendering process. Observes temperature gauges and rate of flow and condition of materials passing through cookers, expellers, and grinders, and adjusts valves and rate of flow. Shovels or dumps guts, bones, and other inedible or condemned parts of slaughtered animals into chute leading to grinder and cooking tanks. Drains oil from surface of cooked offal and opens tank discharge to drop cooked material into trough leading to expellers. Starts grinding and screening equipment to pulverize and sift tankage, cracklings, and cooked blood for sacking. Hangs sack on discharge hopper of screening equipment and opens gate to discharge specified amount of material into sack. Ties or sews mouth of sack. May be known according to specific work performed as Cooker And Presser (meat products); Crackling-Press Operator (meat products); Oil-Expeller (meat products); Press Operator (meat products); Tallow Pumper (meat products); Tankage-Grinder Operator (meat products); Tank Charger (meat products).

Contact the department for more information.

Wisconsin Statutes: Animal Health Transportation, processing and disposal of dead animals (S.95.72) Administrative Rules/Codes: Meat and Meat Food Products (ATCP 55).

Licensing Authority:
WI Dept of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
2811 Agriculture Drive
P.O.Box 8911
Madison, WI 53718-8911
(608)224-4500   (608)244-4656 fax


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