Consumption: what happens to the residues of the food industry?

Consumption: what happens to the residues of the food industry?

To make some food products, others are left out, and reused in new preparations.

Consumption: what happens to the residues of the food industry?

In Périgord, a factory recycles tofu pulp to make crackers. What do we do with products not used by the food industry? “A large part is used to feed animals, for example, oil cakes, which is left over when sunflower or rapeseed are pressed to make oil. In slaughterhouses, waste is transformed into flour, kibble for dogs and cats“, Explains Valérie Heurtel, on the set of the 13 Hours of France 2.

The cosmetics industry recovers part of it

Another part is reused in our food, this is the case for pork waste, for example, cartilage, bones are crushed to make gelatin“, Continues the journalist. The cosmetics industry also recovers part of it: grape seeds are used to make anti-aging creams, apricot kernels are crushed for peels.