International Rendering Symposium 2018: Hot Topics in the Rendering Industry

Thu. February 1| 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM | B203

Registration Fee: $200

The U.S. rendering industry collects and safely processes more than 50 billion pounds of animal byproducts each year.  Rendering converts these materials into fats and proteins used in animal feed.  The rendering industry provides services for the safe collection of these materials and uses heat to dehydrate and separate the fat and solid materials.  The rendering industry is a green, sustainable, and vital part of the agricultural chain.  This symposium will focus on the opportunities and challenges to the industry today.

Cost: $200 (covers both days)

Track: IPPE Fee Based Educational Programs

Handout(s): Agenda

Educational Partner


B. J.  Bench, Dr.
B. J. Bench, Dr. Director of Food Safety & Quality Assurance for the Animal Nutrition Group, Tyson Foods | Role:
Foster, Nancy
Foster, Nancy President and CEO, National Renderers Association | Role:
Jones-Brimmer, Allyson
Jones-Brimmer, Allyson Director of Membership, Animal Agriculture Alliance | Role:
L. Meeker, David
L. Meeker, David Senior Vice President, Scientific Services, National Renderers Association | Role:
Law, Tim
Law, Tim Corporate Quality Assurance Manager, Darling Ingredients Inc. | Role:
Meisinger, Jessica
Meisinger, Jessica Director of Education, Science and Communication , National Renderers Association | Role:
Merlin  Lindemann, Dr.
Merlin Lindemann, Dr. Professor of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky | Role:
Rath, Michael
Rath, Michael Senior Vice President of Fats, Hides, Energy and Chief Risk Officer, Darling Ingredients Inc. | Role:
Swisher, Kent
Swisher, Kent Vice President, International Marketing Division, National Renderers Association | Role:
Wilkinson, Leah
Wilkinson, Leah Vice President of Legislative, Regulatory and State Affairs, American Feed Industry Association | Role: