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Sarval to invest £8 million in pet food by-product plant
Published:  23 March, 2017

Ingredients supplier to the UK pet food market Sarval has announced a major upgrade project to its animal by-product processing facility in Nottingham. 

The £8m investment will see a purpose-built centre constructed to house dedicated processing equipment for specialist poultry products. The new lines will utilise the latest technology to process up to 3,000 tonnes (t) of poultry every week with new sieving and clarification equipment installed.

The site can process more than 200,000t of poultry by-products every year. The resulting poultry meat meal, hydrolysed feather meal and poultry fat will be used by some of the world’s leading pet food manufacturers in their product lines.

The Sarval Nottingham development is expected to be operational by October 2017. The site, which is located in Burton Joyce, will also continue to process more than 50,000t of hydrolysed feather meal every year.

Ashley Burdock, commercial manager at Sarval, said: “Using the latest technologies and state-of-the-art equipment, we provide leading pet food manufacturers worldwide with high-quality protein ingredients. We pride ourselves on setting the standards for traceability and ethical business practice, which is why 100% of our products are sourced from the UK.

“Investing in a state-of-the-art poultry processing line at our Nottingham facility will enable us to increase total capacity, as well as respond to increasing customer demand for low-carbon, single meat meals.”