Australian Standard AS 5008-2007 Australian Standard for the Hygienic Rendering of Animal Products - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this standard if you operate a premises that produces products by rendering biological materials from animals. The standard outlines the minimum requirements for construction, equipment and rendering operations. For example, compliance is required by rendering premises producing:

  • meat or bone meal
  • tallow
  • blood meal
  • fish oil
  • poultry oil
  • fish meal
  • feather meal
  • poultry by-product meal
  • poultry meal.

Any rendered products that are intended for human consumption must also comply with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Meat Industry Act 1993 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Meat Industry Regulations 2015 Victoria

Administering agency


Contact details

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Operating address: 150 Albert Road
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205
Mailing address: PO BOX 2057
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205
Phone: 03 9685 7333
Fax: 03 9696 5284
Website: PrimeSafe (Opens in new window)