A Company of VIVATIS Holding AG Steirische Tierkörperverwertung

As a private company ST. TKV disposes of animal by-products both from the slaughter and dismantling industry and commercial meat processing plants, trade, districts and farmers. Furthermore ST. TKV takes on epidemic hygiene and epidemic safety services on behalf of the region of Styria.

In the Regulation (EC) 1069/2009 all animal by-products not intended for human consumption are divided into three risk categories (category 1, 2 or 3). Provisions for the prevention, control and clearance of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (e.g. feed ban on livestock) can be found in the (EC) Regulation No. 999/2001. Everyone that produces animal by-products (abattoirs, butcher's shops, etc.) is obligated, according to the Animal Materials Act (Tiermaterialiengesetz), to deliver these by-products immediately to an approved plant and to enter into a legally valid written agreement on the delivery of animal by-products.

Gesetzliche Grundlagen TKV

The disposal of animal by-products and dead animals is regulated across Europe by the Regulation (EC) 1069/2009 with hygiene regulations on animal by-products not intended for human consumption and the implementing provision, Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011, that belongs to it.

Raw materials from category 1 and 2 are exclusively transported to Burgenländische Tierkörperverwertung GmbH & Co KG (Burgenland rendering), and are processed and submitted for thermal recycling there. Adherence to the specifications is continuously checked by the veterinary authorities and the EU commission. Our operation is certified in accordance with ISO9001:2008, ISO14001:2004, HACCP and GMP+, whereby the correct and best possible environmentally compatible processing is ensured.

With our plants and processes we ensure a hygienic, ecological and cost optimised treatment of by-products and therefore fulfil public needs such as food safety, sustainability, environmental protection and epidemic protection.