International Rendering Symposium to showcase sustainability of U.S. and Canadian rendering industry


Held during the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Ga., notable speakers will discuss how rendering leftover products from the meat and poultry industries contribute to the life cycle analysis of animal agriculture and environmentally-friendly biofuel.

The two-day program, sponsored by the National Renderers Association and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), costs $200 to attend. The program and will be held from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Symposium participants are invited to a networking reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday evening, Feb. 2.

The program will open with a virtual tour of a rendering plant, followed by presentations on various aspects of rendering’s sustainability and green footprint. The program topics include Livestock and Climate Change; Rendering: Making Animal Agriculture Sustainable; From Cow to Shoe: The Symbiotic Relationship between Rendering and Leather Tanning; Used Cooking Oil: Why Does it Matter?; Innovations in Rendering; Rendered Ingredients from a Nutritional Standpoint; Quality Assurance in the Rendering Industry/FSMA Update; and Global Trade and the Sustainability of Sustainability.

The U.S. and Canadian rendering industry collects and safely processes more than 56 billion pounds of animal byproducts each year, converting these materials into fat and protein ingredients primarily used in animal feed, pet food and fuels. The rendering industry provides services for the safe collection of these materials and uses heat to dehydrate and separate the fat and solid materials before recycling them into new high-value ingredients.

International Rendering Symposium
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, 12 p.m. 5 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.
Room B203


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