The international rendering symposium is returning to the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo, focusing on using rendered product to combat high feed costs. The two-day program, sponsored by the National Renderers Association and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, is $150 to all registered Expo attendees.

The 2013 symposium will include a presentation by Bill Dieterichs, The Jacobsen Report, on "The Economics of Rendered Product." Dr. Charles Starkey, American Proteins, will discuss "Controlling Salmonella in Feed." A presentation on "The Role of Rendered Products in Aquaculture Feeds" will be presented by Dr. Sergio Nates; while Dr. Brian Kerr, U.S. Department of Agriculture, will focus on "Rendered Products for Feeding Swine," and Dr. Greg Aldrich, Kansas State University, will present on "Rendered Products for Pet Food."

Programs topics will include an overview of the North American rendering industry; a production profile of rendered protein meals in Latin America and its market needs for the pet food market; innovation in the rendering industry; rendering: a green industry; and other issue-specific subjects.

The 2013 IPPE will be held January 29–31, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. The International Rendering Symposium is scheduled for January 31–February 1.