Often referred to as “the invisible industry,” the rendering industry plays a key role in making animal agriculture more sustainable. On an annual basis, renderers safely convert upwards of 50 billion pounds of inedible animal products, such as fat, bone and used cooking oil, into everyday products, which both reduces food waste and helps make animal agriculture an increasingly sustainable piece of the global food industry. The continued successes of this industry, as well as the challenges it faces, will be discussed in a virtual format during the 2021 International Rendering Symposium, held during the week of the digital 2021 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) Marketplace.
Hosted by the North American Renderers Association (NARA), in partnership with U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the International Rendering Symposium will address international markets for rendered products, the rendering industry’s role in advancing the agricultural sector’s commitment to be more sustainable, and other challenges and opportunities facing the rendering industry. The half-day program is scheduled from 1 – 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, and the cost of registration is $50. Click here to register.
The digital 2021 IPPE Marketplace will take place Jan. 25-29. Through the IPPE Marketplace, more than 1,000 exhibitors will be connected with IPPE’s worldwide audience of 30,000-plus invited participants. The IPPE Marketplace will also include live and on-demand, free and paid education programs, ondemand TECHTalks and innovative products through the Innovation Station/New Product Showcase. More information on the IPPE Marketplace can be found at www.ippexpo.org.