2024 International Rendering Symposium

The 2024 International Rendering Symposium, hosted by the North American Renderers Association (NARA) in collaboration with the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), proved to be a pivotal event in exploring the crucial contributions of rendering to sustainability and the global economy. The symposium, which took place in conjunction with the 2024 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, kicked off on Thursday, February 1, at 12 p.m. and continued through Friday, February 2,

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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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Products From Rendering

Rendering involves repurposing animal co-products that would otherwise be discarded. It converts the parts of a meat animal we choose not to eat into stable, usable materials such as fuel, pet food, and livestock feed, creating a highly sustainable alternative. Below, learn more about products made from rendered materials in detail. You can discover even more by listening to the North American Renderers Association (NARA) podcast for free on our website. Why Is Rendering Important? Rendering

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NARA “Hits the Streets” to Talk About Rendering

In NARA’s newest video, Vice President of Communications, Anna Wilkinson, takes to the “streets” to talk to people about rendering, and ask them what they think the word “rendering” means and you may be surprised by some of the answers! Be sure to share this video so we can continue to educate on the importance of rendering and its many sustainability benefits!   Watch the video on YouTube or on the NARA website.   For

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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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Have You Checked Out Our Rendering Podcast?

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

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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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