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

Fri. January 29| 9:00 AM - 12:00 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: David Meeker

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.  Welcome -David Meeker, National Renderers Association

9:15-9:45 a.m. A Comparison of the Safety and Sustainability of Methods Used to Process Meat By-Products - Charlie Gooding, Clemson University

9:45-10:15 a.m.  Rendered Ingredients Significantly Influence Sustainability, Quality, and Safety of Pet Food - Jessica Meisinger, National Renderers Association

10:15-11:00 a.m. The Importance of Rendered Products in Aquaculture -  Dr. Jesse Trushenski, Idaho Department of Fish and Game

11:00-11:45 a.m. Challenges and Opportunities with the Media, both Old and New, Kay Johnson Smith, Animal Agriculture Alliance

11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Questions and Wrap-Up

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

Cost: $200

Track: IPPE Fee Based Educational Programs

Session Sponsor

Sponsored by NRA


Dr. Charlie Gooding
Dr. Charlie Gooding Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering, Clemson University | Role:
Dr. David Meeker
Dr. David Meeker National Renderers Association | Role:
Dr. James Emerson Pilgrim's Pride | Role:
Dr. Jesse Trushenski
Dr. Jesse Trushenski Idaho Department of Fish and Game | Role:
Dr. Ken Wilson
Dr. Ken Wilson Simmons Feed Ingredients | Role:
Jessica Meisinger Director of Education Science and Communication, National Renderers Association | Role:
Kay Johnson Smith
Kay Johnson Smith President & CEO, Animal Agriculture Alliance | Role: