The International Poultry Expo is introducing a new education program titled, International Rendering Symposium: Focus on Quality, as a featured component of its educational programs at the 2012 Expo.
The program is co-sponsored by the National Renderers Association and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.
The US rendering industry collects and safely processes more than 50 billion pounds of animal byproducts 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 290o 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 byproducts 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 program 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.
Sponsored by US Poultry & Egg Association, the 2012 edition of the world’s largest poultry industry event is set for January 24-26, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. As part of IPE Week and its week of education programs, the International Rendering Symposium is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, January 26 -27. The conference agenda can be viewed at www.ipeweek12.org.