ATCP 57.01(6)(b) (b) A meat establishment operator, meat broker, meat distributor, or other person engaged in the sale or distribution of state-inspected or federally inspected meat or meat products.
ATCP 57.01(7) (7) “Carcass material" means blood, tankage, bone, offal or other material derived from a carcass. “Carcass material" does not include a fully rendered product.
ATCP 57.01(8) (8) “Dead animal collector" means a person who collects and transports whole carcasses, with hide or feathers intact, for delivery to a renderer, animal food processor or fur farm operator. “Dead animal collector" does not include any of the following:
ATCP 57.01(8)(a) (a) A person who is solely engaged in collecting or transporting hides or feathers.
ATCP 57.01(8)(b) (b) A renderer licensed under s. ATCP 57.10.
ATCP 57.01(8)(c) (c) An animal food processor licensed under s. ATCP 57.12.
ATCP 57.01(8)(d) (d) A fur farm operator who collects and transports carcasses solely for feeding to fur bearing animals at that person's fur farm.
ATCP 57.01(9) (9) “Denature" means to alter the normal character or appearance of carcasses or carcass materials to make them incapable of being used as human food.
ATCP 57.01(10) (10) “Department" means the Wisconsin department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
ATCP 57.01(11) (11) “Facilities" means premises, fixtures, and equipment used in the operation of a rendering plant, animal food processing plant, grease processing plant, or transfer station. “Facilities" includes carcass receiving and holding areas.
ATCP 57.01(12) (12) “Feed" means a substance consumed or intended for consumption by animals. “Feed" includes feed ingredients. “Feed" does not include animal pharmaceuticals unless those pharmaceuticals are incorporated in feed.
ATCP 57.01 Note Note: See also ch. ATCP 42.
ATCP 57.01(13) (13) “Food," except as used in the term “animal food processor" or “animal food processing," has the meaning given in s. 97.01 (6), Stats. “ Food" includes oils or animal fats used to cook food if, during the cooking process, the oils or animal fats may come in contact with the food.
ATCP 57.01 Note Note: “Food," as defined in sub. (13), means food for human consumption. A license under this chapter does not authorize the license holder to produce any kind of food, including any cooking oils or fats that may come in contact with food.
ATCP 57.01(14) (14) “Food animals" means domesticated animals of a type commonly raised for human consumption, and includes ratites, captive game animals, and captive game birds.
ATCP 57.01(15) (15) “Fully rendered product" means a rendered product whose ingredients have been fully melted or reconstituted by the application of heat, according to generally accepted rendering practices that destroy microorganisms in the rendered product.
ATCP 57.01(16) (16) “Grease" means a fully rendered product consisting of animal fat or tallow, or animal fat or tallow combined with vegetable oil. “Grease" does not include any oil or fat used as food, nor does it include any oil or fat used to cook food if the oil or fat may come in contact with the food.
ATCP 57.01(17) (17) “Grease processing" means combining, melting, refining, reconstituting or recycling fully rendered products to produce grease or other products for non-food use. “Grease processing" does not include any of the following:
ATCP 57.01(17)(a) (a) Rendering pursuant to a license under s. ATCP 57.10.
ATCP 57.01(17)(b) (b) Animal food processing pursuant to a license under s. ATCP 57.12.
ATCP 57.01(17)(c) (c) Meat processing pursuant to a license under s. ATCP 55.03.
ATCP 57.01(17)(d) (d) Mobile custom processing of meat pursuant to a registration under s. ATCP 55.09 (2).
ATCP 57.01(17)(e) (e) Food processing pursuant to a license under s. ATCP 70.03.
ATCP 57.01(17)(f) (f) Retail food processing pursuant to a license under s. 97.30 (2), Stats., or a permit under s. 254.64, Stats.
ATCP 57.01 Note Note: Retail food processing is licensed under s. 97.30 (2), Stats. There no longer are permits for retail food processing. Section 254.64, Stats., was renumbered to s. 97.605, Stats., and amended to remove authority regarding retail food processing.
ATCP 57.01(17)(g) (g) An operator that is solely engaged in the production of biodiesel or other biofuels and does not produce either grease or other products for human or animal consumption.
ATCP 57.01(18) (18) “Grease processing plant" means a place at which grease processing occurs.
ATCP 57.01(19) (19) “Grease processor" means a person engaged in grease processing.
ATCP 57.01(20) (20) “Meat" means the edible muscle and other edible parts of a food animal, including edible skeletal muscle, edible organs, and edible muscle found in the tongue, diaphragm, heart, or esophagus. “Meat" includes edible fat, bone, skin, sinew, nerve, or blood vessel that normally accompanies meat and is not ordinarily removed in processing.
ATCP 57.01(21) (21) “Meat broker" means a person who, without taking title to meat or meat food products, arranges the purchase or sale of meat or meat food products.
ATCP 57.01(22) (22) “Meat establishment" means a plant or fixed premises used to slaughter food animals for human consumption, or to process meat or meat food products for human consumption.
ATCP 57.01(23) (23) “Meat food product" means an edible product derived in whole or in substantial and definite part from meat.
ATCP 57.01(24) (24) “Nuisance conditions" means conditions that pose a significant risk to human health or the environment, or cause obnoxious odors other than normal odors incidental to generally accepted processing practices. “Nuisance conditions" may include accumulated carcasses, carcass materials, or manure; drainage from carcasses, carcass materials or manure; accumulated litter; insect or rodent infestations; unclean facilities; or similar conditions.
ATCP 57.01(25) (25) “Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, cooperative, limited liability company, trust, or other legal entity.
ATCP 57.01(26) (26) “Rendered product" means grease, tallow, liquified fat, blood meal, bone meal, meat meal, meat and bone meal, reconstituted tankage, dry poultry product meal, feather meal, or other product produced by rendering. “Rendered product" does not include food for human consumption.
ATCP 57.01(27) (27) “Rendering" means melting or reconstituting carcasses or carcass materials, with the use of heat, to produce rendered products for non-food use. “Rendering" includes the slaughter of animals by a renderer, or the processing of animal carcasses or carcass materials by a renderer, for use in rendering. “Rendering" does not include any of the following:
ATCP 57.01(27)(a) (a) Meat processing pursuant to a license under s. ATCP 55.03.
ATCP 57.01(27)(b) (b) Mobile custom processing of meat pursuant to a registration under s. ATCP 55.09 (2).
ATCP 57.01(27)(c) (c) Food processing pursuant to a license under s. ATCP 70.03.
ATCP 57.01(27)(d) (d) Retail food processing pursuant to a license under s. 97.30 (2), Stats., or a permit under s. 254.64, Stats.
ATCP 57.01 Note Note: Retail food processing is licensed under s. 97.30 (2), Stats. There no longer are permits for retail food processing. Section 254.64, Stats., was renumbered to s. 97.605, Stats., and amended to remove authority regarding retail food processing.
ATCP 57.01(27)(e) (e) Grease processing pursuant to a license under s. ATCP 57.14.
ATCP 57.01(27)(f) (f) The processing of hides.
ATCP 57.01(27)(g) (g) The manufacture of glue, pharmaceuticals, or gelatin.
ATCP 57.01(27)(h) (h) Animal food processing by a person who does not render the processed materials.
ATCP 57.01 Note Note: Persons who produce gelatin or other products for human food are subject to state licensing requirements under ch. ATCP 55 (meat and meat food products), ch. ATCP 70 (food processing plants), and ch. ATCP 75 (retail food establishments). Animal food processors are subject to licensing under s. ATCP 57.12. Commercial feed manufacturers are subject to licensing under ch. ATCP 42. The United States food and drug administration regulates pharmaceutical manufacturers.
ATCP 57.01(28) (28) “Renderer" means a person who engages in rendering.
ATCP 57.01(29) (29) “Rendering plant" means a place at which rendering occurs.
ATCP 57.01(30) (30) “Truck transfer station" means a location at which carcasses or carcass materials are collected or transferred between vehicles for transportation to another location. “Truck transfer station" does not include a receiving or holding area that is part of a rendering plant or animal food processing plant.
ATCP 57.01 History History: CR 07-116: cr. Register November 2008 No. 635, eff. 12-1-08; CR 08-075: cr. (17) (g) Register April 2009 No. 640, eff. 5-1-09; CR 10-122: am. (30) Register July 2011 No. 667, eff. 8-1-11; correction in (2) (h), (17) (f), (27) (d) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register January 2017 No. 733.
ATCP 57.10 ATCP 57.10Renderers.
ATCP 57.10(1) (1)Annual license required.
ATCP 57.10(1)(a)(a) No person may do any of the following without an annual renderer license from the department:
ATCP 57.10(1)(a)1. 1. Operate a rendering plant in this state.
ATCP 57.10(1)(a)2. 2. Collect, receive or transport, in this state, carcasses or carcass materials for rendering by that person in this state.
ATCP 57.10(1)(a)3. 3. Slaughter animals in this state for rendering by that person in this state.
ATCP 57.10(1)(b) (b) A license under par. (a) expires on February 28 of each year and is not transferable. A license does not authorize the license holder to produce, sell, or distribute food for human consumption.
ATCP 57.10 Note Note: A renderer licensed under sub. (1) must also hold a commercial feed license under s. ATCP 42.02 if the renderer produces animal feed. A renderer license does not authorize a person to process food for human consumption. Food processing is subject to other license requirements. See ch. ATCP 55 (meat and meat food products), ch. ATCP 70 (food processing plants), and ch. ATCP 75 (retail food establishments).
ATCP 57.10(2) (2)License application; fees. To obtain a license under sub. (1), a person shall apply on a form provided by the department. The application shall include all of the following:
ATCP 57.10(2)(a) (a) The applicant's correct legal name, and any trade names under which the applicant engages in activities for which a license is required under sub. (1).
ATCP 57.10(2)(b) (b) Whether the applicant is an individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other business entity.
ATCP 57.10(2)(c) (c) The applicant's primary business address.
ATCP 57.10(2)(d) (d) The address of each rendering plant and truck transfer station that the applicant operates or proposes to operate in this state.
ATCP 57.10(2)(e) (e) The livestock premises registration number assigned under ch. ATCP 17 to each location identified under par. (d). If the applicant has not yet registered a location under ch. ATCP 17, the applicant may register that location as part of the license application under this subsection.
ATCP 57.10(2)(f) (f) The applicant's social security number if the applicant is an individual.
ATCP 57.10 Note Note: See s. 93.135 (1) (im), Stats.
ATCP 57.10(2)(g) (g) A permit application for each vehicle for which a permit is required under s. ATCP 57.20 (2).
ATCP 57.10(2)(h) (h) Other relevant information required by the department for licensing purposes.
ATCP 57.10(2)(i) (i) An annual license fee of $200 for each rendering plant that the person operates or proposes to operate in this state. No fee is required for a truck transfer station.
ATCP 57.10(2)(j) (j) A pre-license inspection fee of $25 for each rendering plant for which a pre-license inspection is required under sub. (3). No fee is required for pre-license inspection of a truck transfer station.
ATCP 57.10 Note Note: A person may obtain an annual renderer license application by calling (608) 224-4726 or by writing to the following address:
ATCP 57.10 Note Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Division of Food Safety
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
ATCP 57.10(3) (3)Pre-license inspection. Before the department issues a license covering a new rendering plant, or issues a license to a new operator of an existing rendering plant, the department shall inspect that rendering plant. The department may also inspect separate truck transfer stations operated by the renderer. The department shall perform the inspection within 30 days after the operator files a complete license application, unless the applicant agrees to a later inspection date.
ATCP 57.10 Note Note: The department may inspect any rendering plant or transfer station, regardless of whether an inspection is required under sub. (3).
ATCP 57.10(4) (4)Action on license application. The department shall grant or deny an annual license application under sub. (2) within 30 days after the department receives a complete application except that, if a pre-license inspection is required under sub. (3), the department shall grant or deny the application within 30 days after completing the pre-license inspection.
ATCP 57.10(5) (5)Additional locations. A license under sub. (1) covers only the locations identified in the license application. A license holder may, at any time during the license year, supplement the application to include additional locations. The applicant shall pay the fee required under sub. (2) (i) for each additional location. The department shall inspect each additional location before licensing that location.
ATCP 57.10(6) (6)Rendering plant located near residence or business.
ATCP 57.10(6)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b) or (c), no person may establish a rendering plant within one-eighth mile of any existing building used as a residential dwelling or as a public or private place of business.
ATCP 57.10(6)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not prohibit the continued operation or expansion of a rendering plant that was originally established prior to November 26, 1981, or that was originally established at least one-eighth mile from other buildings under par. (a), except that it prohibits an expansion that moves any portion of the plant closer to any other building under par. (a) that is located within one-eighth mile of the plant.
ATCP 57.10 Note Note: For example, an existing rendering plant does not violate par. (a) merely because a new residence or business facility is constructed within 1/8 mile of the existing plant. But once the new residence or business facility is constructed, the plant may not expand closer to it (the plant may expand in the opposite direction).
ATCP 57.10(6)(c) (c) A person may establish or expand a rendering plant within one-eighth mile of a dwelling or a business building with the approval of the city, village, or town in which the rendering plant would be located if animals will not be slaughtered in the rendering plant and only carcasses will be processed in the rendering plant.
ATCP 57.10(7) (7)Facilities. Facilities operated by a renderer shall be all of the following:
ATCP 57.10(7)(a) (a) Designed, constructed and equipped for safe, sanitary and orderly operation, and for easy cleaning.
ATCP 57.10(7)(c) (c) Fully enclosed to prevent access by dogs, cats, wild animals, rodents, birds and insects.
ATCP 57.10(7)(d) (d) Constructed with self-draining floors and smooth interior walls and ceilings that can be easily cleaned.
ATCP 57.10(7)(e) (e) Equipped with effective ventilation and vapor control systems to minimize offensive odors.
ATCP 57.10(7)(f) (f) Maintained for safe, sanitary and orderly operation, and for easy cleaning.
ATCP 57.10(7)(g) (g) Kept clean, orderly, and free of nuisance conditions.
ATCP 57.10(7)(h) (h) Served by hot and cold running water that is adequate for processing, cleaning, waste disposal, drinking and employee sanitation needs. Water shall be obtained from a source that complies with chs. NR 811 or 812. Water outlets shall be conveniently designed and located.
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Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.