7 Reasons to Attend the International Rendering Symposium at IPPE

The annual International Rendering Symposium returns to the 2024 IPPE, and this year it’s better than ever! Join us in person February 1 & 2 at the Georgia Center Congress Center or virtually!   Register now to…   1. Hear from global industry thought leaders on subjects like: How to think like a bird or a shrimp…or at least what feed ingredients they crave How to improve the sustainability of aquaculture diets How to increase sustainable pet food production How to utilize global

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Organics Recycling: What It Is and Why It Matters

On October 10th NARA issued a press release announcing a broad-reaching information campaign with the goal of educating on Organics Recycling and how including renderable material plays a critical role in sustainability. The campaign includes a colorful and detailed infographic titled Organics Recycling: How Recycling Food Waste with Rendering Creates Value & Ensures Sustainability, which was designed be used as an educational tool for the public, and those in the government sector who may not be

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Upcoming EPA Chloride Restrictions: Planning for Potential Changes

This article contains sponsored content. Guest Post By NARA Member, Eric Schnakenberg, Area Manager at Chem Aqua Midwest           Chlorides – What are they? The short answer is salt. Where do they come from? Most likely your water softener and its regeneration process. These softeners are great plant assets used to protect the boilers, scrubbers, and other water using equipment in plant operations, but they discharge chlorides during their cleaning cycles.

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A Message From NARA’s President, Kent Swisher

NARA has debuted an informative new video issuing a message from NARA’s President, Kent Swisher, who took the helm as President and CEO of the association in January of 2022. The video informs members and the public of current events and updates, exciting new announcements, details of NARA’s vision and mission, and a three point plan for the future of NARA under Swisher’s leadership. It also serves as informative and helpful communication for current members, the community,

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NARA Voices Support for Bipartisan SAFE Act 

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NARA issued a Press Release earlier this month expressing strong support for the Safe American Food Exports Act (SAFE Act) which was recently introduced by Reps. Randy Feenstra (R-IA) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA). It would codify USDA’s role in negotiating regionalization agreements that allow livestock, poultry, and other animal products from unaffected areas of the country to continue to be safety exported in the event of an animal disease outbreak.   Regionalization is a critical tool to

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NARA Supports The Protein PACT

Earlier this month NARA issued a press release announcing that it has joined  dozens of other food and Agriculture organizations in supporting The Protein PACT: For the People, Animals and Climate of Tomorrow, the largest-ever effort to strengthen animal protein’s contributions to healthy people, healthy animals, healthy communities and a healthy environment. NARA has endorsed the Protein PACT because we recognize the importance of continuous improvement in the animal agriculture industry and see the benefit that

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The First National Rendering Day

Friday, April 21st was the inaugural National Rendering Day.   NARA issued a press release that included the official National Day Calendar issued proclamation announcing National Rendering Day to media and the public. One of NARA’s goals is educating the public and our communities on the highly sustainable nature of rendering. By observing National Rendering Day every April 21st, we hope to bring to awareness to rendering’s many environmental benefits and how rendering plays a really critical in role reducing and eliminating food

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NARA Urges Congress to Move Forward With SHIP IT Act

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On March 10th NARA issued a press release announcing that the association had joined other members of the Agricultural Transportation Working Group in signing a letter of support for the Safer Highways and Increased Performance for Interstate Trucking Act (SHIP IT). Read the press release. The letter urges Congress to take action to improve supply chain function to support truck transportation. Trucking freight is a cornerstone of the transportation industry with most forms of cargo

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NARA Announces Vice President of Communications

Anna Wilkinson - NARA's Director of Communications

NARA is pleased to announce that Anna Wilkinson has been named the association’s Vice President of Communications. Wilkinson will also serve as Vice President of Communications for the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation (FPRF), the rendering industry’s research organization. Read the full press release here. For the past four years Wilkinson has been the Director of Communications for NARA and FPRF where she has managed all internal and public NARA communications, public relations, and marketing

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Water Treatment & Utility Costs – Liquid Gold in Your Water Plan

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This article contains sponsored content. Guest Post By NARA Member, Eric Schnakenberg, Area Manager at Chem Aqua Midwest           There may be gold in your water pipes. Water management, done correctly, can manifest many dollars for rendering facilities both from saved utility costs and marketing opportunities from water savings achieved. There is no secret that energy costs are soaring. Therefore, it’s more important than ever to review your water treatment program. 

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