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IPE Introduces International Rendering Symposium

3 November 2011, at 9:54am

US - The International Poultry Expo is introducing a new education programme entitled 'International Rendering Symposium: Focus on Quality' as a featured component of its educational programmes at the 2012 Expo.


The programme is co-sponsored by the National Renderers Association and US Poultry & Egg Association.

The US 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°F) 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.

"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 programme will include several globally recognised speakers who will focus on control methods, microbiological controls, research, and useful details on using rendered products in high quality diets for various species," he said.

John Starkey, President of USPoultry, commented: "We really appreciate the National Rendering Association developing this excellent and timely educational programme. 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."

Among other issue-specific subjects, programme 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, and
  • Rendered Products for Pet Food.

Sponsored by US Poultry & Egg Association, the 2012 edition of the world's largest poultry industry event is set for 24 to 26 January 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. As part of IPE Week and its week of education programmes, the International Rendering Symposium is scheduled for Thursday 26 and and Friday 27 January. The conference agenda can be viewed online [click here].

International Rendering Symposium will be held in Room B-405 on 26 January (13:00 to 17:30) and on 27 January (08:00 to 12:00).