About animal proteins 

Animal proteins are natural products prepared in strictly controlled and hygienic processes that meet food and feed grade specifications to ensure they are safe. Typical animal protein products are plasma powder, haemoglobin powder and blood meal. They are all derived from blood that is carefully collected at certified and approved animal slaughterhouses. 

The blood is only collected from healthy pigs and cattle (separately to secure tracking and tracing) that have passed an official inspection and have been slaughtered in facilities supervised by the competent veterinary authority. 

The blood collected at the slaughterhouse is stored in special containers and is quickly chilled before further processing or transport in temperature-controlled vehicles to dedicated processing plants. The production chain of animal proteins is similar to that for milk and dairy products. In fact, the amino acid profile of blood proteins is similar to that of milk proteins, which are considered as nutritional models.