International Rendering Symposium Returns to IPPE

Hot topics in the rendering industry will be showcased at the annual International Rendering Symposium being held in conjunction with the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) February 1-2, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Speakers will discuss emerging and challenging issues that the rendering industry is currently facing, such as pet food trends, American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) ingredient definitions, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), changing social pressures, and other matters.

The two-day symposium, sponsored by the National Renderers Association, will open with a discussion about the current political climate and how it affects rendering. Presentations and speakers include:
• “AAFCO update and the status of ingredient definitions” by Leah Wilkinson of the American Feed Industry Association
• “The RFS: Why should the ag industry care?” by Mike Rath of Darling Ingredients Inc.
• “How the ag industry can adapt to rising social pressures” by Allyson Jones-Brimmer of the Animal Agriculture Alliance

Other symposium topics include today’s pet food consumer, oxidation and its challenges, and how rendered ingredients stack up to other feed ingredients from a nutritional standpoint. The changing import/export climate will also be discussed, along with sustainability.

Symposium participants are invited to a networking reception on Thursday evening, February 1, following the first day’s program.

Cost for the symposium is $200 for registered IPPE attendees online or at the show. For the full agenda, visit or e-mail Jessica Meisinger.

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