Instead of an in-person conference, IPPE will be virtual in January with a wide range of educational and networking opportunities for renderers and others in the poultry, meat, egg, and feed industries. This includes the International Rendering Symposium, hosted by the North American Renderers Association (NARA), in partnership with U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY).
The symposium agenda will address international markets for rendered products, the rendering industry’s role in advancing the agricultural sector’s commitment to be more sustainable, and other challenges and opportunities facing the rendering industry.
1:00 p.m. Welcome and NARA Overview
Nancy Foster, NARA
1:10 p.m. Export Outlook for Rendered Products
Kent Swisher, NARA
1:45 p.m. Rendering & Pet Food Working Together for Quality & Safety
Dr. Michele Sayles, Diamond Pet Food
2:20 p.m. Managing Rendering Hazards
Tim Law, Darling Ingredients
2:55 p.m. Rendering’s Sustainability Story
Anna Wilkinson, NARA
3:30 p.m. Rendering Equipment and Controls
Ken LeFaive & Dave Shields, Haarslev
The rendering industry is vital to the sustainability of animal agriculture. Every year, renderers safely convert more than 50 billion pounds of inedible animal products such as fat, bone and used cooking oil into everyday products, making rendering a highly sustainable practice and a key player in the reduction of food waste.