Rendered poultry by-products can provide safe and sustainable value and are becoming increasingly relevant to today's poultry industry. The 2013 Poultry Protein and Fat Seminar will provide technological updates and programs for managers in all stages of the rendering process. Sponsored by the United States Poultry and Egg Association and the Poultry Protein and Fat Council, the seminar will be held October 3-4, 2013, at the Doubletree Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.

"There is no doubt that rendered products offer useful, sustainable value for the poultry industry. There are also financial, regulatory and safety components that are imperative to the bottom line," said program committee chairman, Bo Watson, of Tyson Foods Inc. "With topics such as 'Salmonella Interventions in the Rendering Plant,' 'Financial Impact of Basic Rendering Calculations and Decisions'   and 'Controlling Industrial Hazards in Rendering Plants,' attending this year's seminar will help ensure that you stay abreast of the latest rendering technology, equipment and management techniques."

Other program topics include:

  • A Regulatory Update
  • Research Funding Update; Worker Safety
  • Communicating with the Changing Workforce
  • Rendering Plant Atmosphere Best Practices
  • A Top Management Perspective of the Rendering Industry
  • Pet Food Customer Perspective
  • A Virtual Plant Tour.

The agenda was developed by a program committee of industry leaders. The committee includes Brandon Lairmore from Pilgrim's, Greg Drollinger from 3D Corporate Solutions, Dr. Charles Starkey from American Proteins, Dan Henson from Simmons Foods, Bo Watson of Tyson Foods and Byron Kriz from Valley Proteins.

Register for the Poultry Protein and Fat Seminar at the USPOULTRY website.