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BULLETSt. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 11.30 Rendering Plants

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Chapter 11.30
Rendering Plants

Sections:

11.30.010 Compliance.
11.30.020 Basic requirements.
11.30.030 Maintenance.
11.30.040 Floors, walls and ceilings.
11.30.070 Remains.
11.30.080 Containers and delivery equipment.
11.30.090 Plumbing and drainage.
11.30.100 Raw materials.
11.30.110 Rules and regulations.
11.30.120 Zoning.
11.30.130 Edible meat by-products.
11.30.140 Penalty for violation.

11.30.010 Compliance.

No person, persons, firm, partnership, association or corporation shall operate or cause to be operated within the limits of the city, any establishment for the purpose of reducing or rendering by heat or other process, inedible slaughter house by-products, fat, bones, animal scraps, offal, or any other inedible like material without complying with the terms and conditions of this chapter.
(Ord. 62570 3, 1992: prior Ord. 62570 3, 1992: prior Ord. 53752 1, 1966: 1960 C. 520.010.)

V.A.M.S.:

269.010--269.220 Disposal of dead animals

McQuillin:

24.254 Regulation of rendering plants

11.30.020 Basic requirements.

The basic requirements essential for the operation of such establishments and the protection of public health are set forth in this chapter.
(Ord. 62570 4, 1992: prior Ord. 53752 2 (part), 1966: 1960 C. 520.020 (part).)

11.30.030 Maintenance.

A. The buildings and the surrounding area of the premises of the rendering establishment, shall at all times be maintained in an orderly and sanitary condition and reasonable precautions and effective measures shall be taken at all times to keep the premises free from flies, rodents and other insects and vermin. The methods used for maintenance shall include, but not be limited to:

1. A washdown at least once each working day, of equipment, facilities and building interiors and exteriors that come in contact with raw, or partially processed material, with steam or hot water and detergent or equivalent additive if possible, provided however that no process shall be required that would damage the equipment or result in a degradation of the product; and

2. All liquid and solid wastes of an animal origin shall be stored in covered containers and disposed of daily in an incinerator or landfill or by contract with a company or municipal department providing such service;

B. A narrative description to accurately portray control practices, including housekeeping measures employed, for all times of the operating process including but not limited to the receipt of animal matters, the rendering process, with a record of said washdowns and disposals reflecting the time and person performing said washdown and disposals shall be kept on the premises and be made available for inspection by the health division.
(Ord. 62570 5, 1992: prior Ord. 53752 2 (a), 1966: 1960 C. 520.020 (a).)

11.30.040 Floors, walls and ceilings.

The floors, walls and ceilings shall be constructed of an impervious and easily cleaned material. Floors shall be properly drained and kept clean and in good repair.
(Ord. 62570 6, 1992: Ord. 53752 2 (b), 1966: 1960 C. 520.020 (b).)

11.30.070 Remains.

Whatever residuum remains after the rendering process, shall be so dried or otherwise reasonably deprived of all offensive odors as to preserve the residuum inoffensive, immediately after removal from the receptacles in which the process may be conducted and for the duration of its storage on the premises. No animal matter shall be purposefully left or spilled on the exterior of the premises and any animal matter accidentally left or spilled on the exterior of the premises shall be cleaned immediately. There shall be no unauthorized dropoffs and the person so making the dropoff shall be in violation of this chapter.
(Ord. 62570 7, 1992: prior Ord. 53752 2 (e), 1966: 1960 C. 520.020 (e).)

11.30.080 Containers and delivery equipment.

All containers including trucks, drums and tanks shall be maintained in a clean condition. Washing facilities for these items must be provided at the rendering establishment, and must be adequate and satisfactorily maintained to accomplish this purpose at the rendering establishment. Vehicles containing raw animal matter shall not remain on the exterior of the premises for more than forty-five (45) minutes.
(Ord. 62570 8, 1992: prior Ord. 53752 2 (f), 1966: 1960 C. 520.020 (f).)

11.30.090 Plumbing and drainage.

Plumbing and drainage shall be maintained in a sanitary condition at all times. Such intercepting devices as may be necessary to prevent the discharge of grease or objectionable wastes into the lateral sewers shall be provided and maintained.
(Ord. 62570 9, 1992: prior Ord. 53752 2 (g), 1966: 1960 C. 520.020 (g).)

11.30.100 Raw materials.

A schedule of operations shall be such that raw materials are introduced into the reduction process promptly upon arrival at the plant. At no time may animal matter be left outside or otherwise exposed to the ambient air except during the delivery process. All animal matter left or spilled on the exterior of the premises shall be cleaned immediately and in no case shall animal matter used in the rendering process be exposed to the ambient air outside the premises, except during the delivery process.
(Ord. 62570 10, 1992: prior Ord. 53752 2 (h), 1966: 1960 C. 520.020 (h).)

11.30.110 Rules and regulations.

The health commissioner is empowered to establish and enforce such rules and regulations and to prescribe such operating procedures as may be necessary for the proper and efficient administration of this chapter.
(Ord. 62570 11, 1992: prior: Ord. 53752 3, 1966: 1960 C. 520.030.)

11.30.120 Zoning.

Every such establishment shall comply with the applicable provisions of "The Zoning Code," Title 26, and other ordinances of the city regulating or relating to such use, and shall secure a special permit from the board of public service as required by the Zoning Code.
(Ord. 62570 12, 1992: prior: Ord. 53752 4, 1966: 1960 C. 520.040.)

11.30.130 Edible meat by-products.

If such establishment, in addition to inedible fats and by-products, engages in the rendering of edible meat by-products, it shall comply with the requirements of the ordinances of the city relating to edible rendering, and the applicable rules and regulations of the health commissioner.
(Ord. 62570 13, 1992: prior: Ord. 53752 5, 1966: 1960 C. 520.050.)

11.30.140 Penalty for violation.

Any person who shall violate or fail to comply with the provisions of this chapter, shall upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars. Each day any violation of any provision of this chapter shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
(Ord. 62570 14, 1992: prior: Ord. 53752 7, 1966: 1960 C. 520.070.)

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