Founded in 1984
Bakery Feeds was founded in 1984 as a collector and recycler of the by-products of commercial bakeries and snack manufacturer. Nine years later, the firm was purchased by Griffin Industries LLC, a leading player in the American rendering industry with over 70 years of experience.
A part of Darling Ingredients
Griffin’s merger with Darling Ingredients in 2010 propelled Bakery Feeds to the forefront of inedible bakery residual recycling in the United States – while also gaining us a position with the world’s largest producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible & inedible organic residuals and a respected global leader in repurposing. The roots of Darling Ingredients go back to 1882 and the founding of rendering company Ira C. Darling & Company in Chicago, Illinois, which over the years was to evolve into today’s Darling Ingredients.
A global leader and innovator
With a legacy of over a century, Darling Ingredients has emerged as a global leader and innovator in the field of sustainable organic ingredients, providing quality products and services to processing industries around the world. Our critical and environmentally safe solutions for the removal and sustainable use of agricultural, industrial and food by-products help protect the food and feed chains, keep people and animals safe, and benefit people, businesses and the environment.
A legacy of service to global industries
Over the years, Darling Ingredients has expanded its business from traditional rendering operations to include a wide range of innovative residuals-to-resources services around the world. In January of 2014, Darling Ingredients expanded its operations to span five continents. We now offer a global portfolio of over 400 products and services for the food, feed, fuel and pharmaceutical industries that are used in businesses and homes around the world every day.
Read more about Darling Ingredients' 100-year journey of innovation