After a 4-year hiatus the annual rendering workshop returned in August 2023, bringing together experienced rendering operators, supervisors, MPI verifiers and engineering suppliers together in Napier. A record attendance of 57 delegates gathered to gain insights and knowledge of technical and regulatory content specific to the industry. An opportunity to visit Hawkes Bay Proteins and Napier Port, gave the audience additional opportunity to view operations and connect to the transport and logistic challenges of getting the product to market.
The workshop included an award for innovation excellence in resolving a rendering issue and was won by Mark Dass from Hawke Bay Proteins (photo attached). The New Zealand rendering industry has a close relationship with Australian Renders Association and Mark will be sponsored to travel to their next symposium.
Rendering Group and MIA will be working on the programme for the next workshop, scheduled for 20-22 August 2024 in a South Island location yet to be confirmed.