Berkowitz Fat Company
Berkowitz Fat Co., Inc.,
City of Newark, Essex County
From the June 2009 Update
The Berkowitz Fat Company (“Berkowitz Fat”) is a rendering
plant facility is located at 38-42 Bay Avenue, Newark NJ 07105.
Rendering plants cook meat wastes (including discarded animal
materials carcasses, carcasses, trimmings, grease and fat from
butchers, restaurants, grocery stores) to make oils for paints/varnishes,
tallow for soaps/cold cream/make-up and protein meal/bone meal
of cow/sheep feed. Berkowitz is a family run business and had
been operating at the location in the Ironbound Section of Newark
for over 50 years
Please see the 2007 Berkowitz
Fat Company fact sheet and its 2009
update for more information.
Photos from the Site
Berkowitz's routine operations, note meat
pile in the center right
Raw meat storage area
Vehicle fueling area, note the yellowish
material on the ground is Diesel Fuel from the leaking pump
Open 55-gallon drums of cooking oils made
from meat processing by-products
Berkowitz's equipment storage area before
Bone meal storage area
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