International Rendering Symposium 2017: The Rendering Industry: Challenges and Opportunities (Friday)
Fri. February 3| 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room B-203
The U.S. rendering industry collects and safely processes more than 50 billion pounds of animal byproducts each year. Rendering converts these materials into fats and proteins used in animal feed. The rendering industry provides services for the safe collection of these materials and uses heat to dehydrate and separate the fat and solid materials. The rendering industry is a green, sustainable, and vital part of the agricultural chain. This symposium will focus on the opportunities and challenges to the industry today.
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Welcome – Dr. Jessica Meisinger, NRA
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Innovations in the Rendering Industry - Dr. Jessica Meisinger, NRA
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Rendered Ingredients from a Nutritional Standpoint – Dr. Charles Starkey, Auburn University
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Quality Assurance in the Rendering Industry/Food Safety Modernization Act update – Dr. Ansen Pond, Darling Ingredients
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Global Trade and the Sustainability of Sustainability – Kent Swisher, National Renderers Association
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Questions and Wrap Up
Track: IPPE Fee Based Educational Programs