International Rendering Symposium 2016: The Rendering Industry: Challenges and Opportunity - Thursday

Thu. January 28| 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Room B-312

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.

Moderator: Jessica Meisinger, National Renderers Association

12:00-12:15 p.m. Welcome and Introduction to the Associations - Nancy Foster, National Renderers Association

12:15 -12:45 p.m.  A Virtual Tour of a Rendering Plant - Dr. James Emerson, Pilgrim's Pride

12:45-1:15 p.m. Innovations in the Rendering Industry - Jessica Meisinger, National Renderers Association

1:15-1:45 p.m. Global Market Report: Opportunities and Risks - Kent Swisher, National Renderers Association

1:45-2:00 p.m.  Break

2:00-2:45 p.m. Quality Assurance in the Rendering Industry - Dr. Ansen Pond. Darling Ingredients, Inc. 

2:45-3:30 p.m. The Importance of Rendered Products in Pet Food - Dr. Ken Wilson, Simmons Feed Ingredients

3:30-4:15 p.m. FSMA and its Implications on Industry Certification Programs - David Meeker, National Renderers Association

4:15-5:00 p.m. Why Audit? What has Changed? - Dr. David Meisinger, Validus

5:00-7:00 p.m. Reception

Type: International Rendering Symposium 2016: The Rendering Industry: Challenges and Opportunity

Cost: $200

Session Sponsor

Sponsored by NRA


Dr. Ansen Pond Product Safety Manager, Darling Ingredients Inc. | Role:
Dr. David Meeker
Dr. David Meeker National Renderers Association | Role:
Dr. David Meisinger
Dr. David Meisinger Director of Sales, Validus | Role:
Jessica Meisinger Director of Education Science and Communication, National Renderers Association | Role:
Kent Swisher Vice President, International Programs, National Renderers Assocation | Role:
Nancy Foster President and CEO, National Renderers Association | Role: