The American Oil Chemists’ Society advances the science and technology of oils, fats, surfactants and related materials—enriching the lives of people everywhere. As an international professional organization, AOCS provides current and emerging information and disseminates research results in oils, fats, lipids, proteins, surfactants and related materials, through our meetings, publications, and web presence; develops and upholds methods of analysis used in global trade and research, conducts proficiency testing, provides reference materials, and coordinates with other standards developers, including ISO and Codex Alimentarius. AOCS also facilitates and strengthens interactions among professionals through meetings, specialized interest groups and other networking opportunities, and collaborates with other scientific societies and related organizations to promote the advancement of science.
The American Fats and Oils Association is a non-profit organization with the purpose of fostering trade and commerce within the United States and throughout the world for animal, fish, and vegetable fats, oils, and proteins. The AFOA promotes uniformity and certainty in the standards, customs and usage of such products in the trade.
National Renderers Association
The National Renderers Association (NRA), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, was formed in 1933 as the professional organization of the rendering industry. The NRA represent members’ interests to regulatory and other governmental agencies, promote the greater use of animal by-products and foster opening and expansion of trade between foreign buyers and North American exporters.