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.
Have you checked out NARA’s rendering podcast, The Invisible Industry? Whether you are a member of the Animal Ag or rendering industries, or you are just interested in learning about rendering, how rendering supports sustainability, reduced food waste and the circular economy; we invite you to begin your journey by starting with our newest episode! In this historic 6th episode of the podcast we discuss National Rendering Day, a new National day that is
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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.
As many in the rendering industry know, after more than 18 years at NARA and a lifetime in the animal agriculture industry, Dr. David Meeker has retired from his position as The Fats and Proteins Foundation (FPRF) Research Director, and NARA’s Senior Vice President of Scientific Services. Read the press release announcing Dr. Meeker’s retirement. NARA thanks Dr. Meeker for his time and dedication to the rendering industry, and though the farewell was bittersweet, NARA