IPPE Seminar 2018 Presentations
The following presentations were delivered at the 2018 IPPE International Rendering Symposium, “Hot Topics in the Rendering Industry.” The rendering industry is a green, sustainable, and vital part of the agriculture chain. This symposium focused on the opportunities and challenges to the industry today. You may download PDF copies of the presentations by clicking on the presentation names below.
- Today’s political climate and how it affects rendering (Nancy Foster, National Renderers Association)
- AAFCO update and status of ingredient definitions (Leah Wilkinson, American Feed Industry Association)
- Today’s pet food consumer (Tim Law, Darling Ingredients)
- The RFS: Why should the ag industry care? (Mike Rath, Darling Ingredients)
- Oxidation and its challenges (B.J. Bench, Ph.D., Tyson Foods)
- How the ag industry can adapt to rising social pressures (Allyson Jones-Brimmer, Animal Agriculture Alliance)
- Innovations in the rendering industry (Jessica Meisinger, Ph.D., National Renderers Association)
- Rendered Ingredients from a nutritional standpoint (Merlin D. Lindemann, Ph.D., University of Kentucky )
- Rendering: Keeping animal agriculture sustainable (David Meeker, Ph.D., National Renderers Association)
- The changing import/export climate (Kent Swisher, National Renderers Association)
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.