On May 17th and 18th, members of the rendering, pet food, and academic community convened at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado for the inaugural meeting of the Alliance for Research and Innovation in the Rendering and Pet Food Industries. This inaugural meeting begins a collaborative process intended to bring professionals from the pet food, rendering and meat industries together with research scientists with the intention of advancing the pet food and rendering industries. During the short day and a half meeting, those present (linked in PDF) discussed previous and ongoing research in the field, as well as collaboratively discussed current and future challenges and identified potential solution. We believe the tremendously cooperative discourse and rich exchange of ideas will lead to fruitful results for all involved. A brief overview of the meeting, and outline of future plans, is linked.

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