Rendering Featured at Poultry Show

The 2012 International Poultry Expo is introducing a new educational program, International Rendering Symposium: Focus on Quality, as a featured component of its educational programs. The program is co-sponsored by the National Renderers Association and U.S. Poultry and Egg Association.

“Rendered by-products are an essential aspect to the poultry industry,” said Dr. David Meeker, vice president of Scientific Services for the National Renderers Association. “Encompassing safety and quality control practices serve as the foundation to the production of a quality product. This program will include several globally recognized speakers who will focus on control methods, microbiological controls, research, and useful details on using rendered products in high-quality diets for various species.”

“We really appreciate the National Renderers Association developing this excellent and timely educational program,” remarked John Starkey, president of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association. “We have had a number of loyal rendering-based exhibitors for many years, and we think adding this program makes Atlanta the place to be for anyone in the world wanting to learn about the industry and see the latest equipment and technology.”

The U.S. rendering industry collects and safely processes more than 50 billion pounds of animal by-products each year. Through this process the industry converts these materials into fats and proteins used in animal feed. The rendering industry provides services for the safe collection of these materials, transports the materials in bio-secure, leak-proof trucks, and uses heat (240 to 290 degrees Fahrenheit) to dehydrate and separate the fat and solid materials. This extensive process builds on the need to include safety and quality into a rendered product. 

Program topics will include Global Rendering Markets, Rendering Code of Practice for Safety and Quality – Certification Standards, Controlling Salmonella in Feed, Research in the Rendering Industry, The Role of Rendered Products in Aquaculture Feeds, Rendered Products for Pet Food, and other issue-specific subjects.

Sponsored by the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, the 2012 International Poultry Expo is the world’s largest poultry industry event set for January 24-26, 2012, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. The International Rendering Symposium is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, January 26 -27.

The conference agenda can be viewed at

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