The keeping of records of quantities of each category of animal by-product despatched from an establishment is the responsibility of the individual Food Business Operator (FBO). Food Standards Agency (FSA) staff monitor the FBO's compliance with the requirements of the Animal By-Products Regulations (EC) No 1069/2009 but there is no requirement for the FSA to maintain records of everything that leaves the premises.
While the FSA does monitor quantities of specified risk material produced in bovine and ovine slaughterhouses at a local level, this information is used to determine frequency of inspections and is not held centrally.
There are no specific Category 2 rendering plants now in the UK meaning that all waste leaving plants is either Category 1 or Category 3. Category 1 material is therefore likely to contain Category 2 by-products that cannot be included in Category 3 collection systems.