Darling Ingredients, Inc., has joined the National Chicken Council as an allied leader member company.  Darling Ingredients provides a global growth platform for the development and production of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients.  Through diverse processing operations spread over five continents, the company creates a wide range of products and customized specialty solutions for clients and customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, fuel, bio-energy, and fertilizer industries.  To learn more about the company, visit their website at www.darlingii.com.

Rick Elrod, senior vice president, east region, will serve as the official representation to the National Chicken Council.  Elrod is based in Cold Spring, Kentucky.  Darling Ingredients is the largest publicly traded company in the world.