Nature Safe was launched in 1992 by Griffin Industries LLC, a leading player in the American rendering industry with over 70 years of experience. With the new product line, Griffin Industries emphasized soil and plant nutrition and efficient fertility using the same principles that already made the firm successful in animal nutrition. Initially focusing primarily on the golf course market, Nature Safe began to diversify its products towards the end of the 1990s, recognizing outstanding potential to support growers in many segments.
In 2010, along with Griffin Industries, Nature Safe became a part of Darling Ingredients, 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.
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.
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.
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