The following table shows the number of animal by-product plants approved in the last two financial years:
Number of plants approved 2006-071 1,095 2007-081 1,084 1 Financial year April to March
Number of plants approved
1 Financial year April to March
Animal Health (AH) have an approval period of two years, then plants are re-approved. As a result no figures are available for more than two years ago, as those plants will either have been re-approved or are no longer operating. The AH re-approval overwrites the original dates, making it impossible to distinguish between new and re-approved plants.