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IPPE Seminar 2016 Presentations

The following presentations were delivered at the 2016 IPPE International Rendering Symposium, “The Rendering Industry: Challenges and Opportunity Purpose.” You may download PDF copies of the presentations by clicking on the presentation names below.


A Virtual Tour of the Rendering Plant (James Emerson, Pilgrim’s Pride)

Global Market Report: Opportunities and Risks (Kent Swisher, National Renderers Association)

Quality Assurance in the Rendering Industry (Ansen Pond, Ph.D., Darling Ingredients Inc.)

The Importance of Rendered Products in Pet Food (Ken Wilson, Ph.D., Simmons Feed Ingredients)

Why Audit? What Has Changed? (David Meisinger, Ph.D., Validus)

A Comparison of the Safety and Sustainability of Methods Used to Process Meat By-Products (Dr. Charlie Gooding, Clemson University)

Rendered Ingredients Significantly Influence Sustainability, Quality, and Safety of Pet Food (Jessica Meisinger, Ph.D., National Renderers Association)

Nutritional Needs in Aquaculture Diversity in Species and Purpose (Dr. Jesse Trushenski, Idaho Fish and Game)

Challenges and Opportunities with the Media, Both Old and New (Kay Johnson, Animal Agriculture Alliance)


The U.S. rendering industry collects and safely processes more than 50 billion pounds of animal byproducts each year. Rendering is the process of converting 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 biosecure, leak-proof trucks and uses heat (240 to 290º F) to dehydrate and separate the fat and solid materials. This seminar session will focus on the quality and safety of rendered products. Building on a background of the industry and its markets, globally recognized speakers will describe the value of using rendered products as an ingredient in feed, as well as explaining the process, safety, quality control, and research that is involved in the rendering process.