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11/23/16 - Another Last Minute Expansion by EPA on Biofuel Volumes

Washington, D.C. ‚Äď  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today it is mandating 15 billion gallons of ethanol to be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2017, which is 200 million gallons more than the agency‚Äôs proposed volume … Read More >

05/10/16 - Health and Safety of Employees a Top Priority for Poultry Processors

The National Chicken Council and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association released the following statement in response to the release of Oxfam America’s¬†report, No Relief: “The health, safety and respect of our employees is very important, and we value their … Read More >

04/29/16 - Salmonella in Retail Poultry Lowest Since FDA Began Testing; Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance Continue

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration¬†on¬†Thursday¬†released a new interim report that measures antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella isolated from raw retail meat and poultry collected through the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). The 2014-2015 Retail Meat Interim Report contains data … Read More >

04/26/16 - New Study Highlights Benefits of the Partnership Between Contract Farmers and Chicken Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. ‚Äď April 26, 2016 ‚Äď The National Chicken Council today released a study that presents the results of a 2015 broiler industry survey designed to capture key live chicken production statistics.¬† In addition, the study summarizes several key … Read More >

02/08/16 - NCC Statement on New Poultry Parts Performance Standards

Attributable to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs: ‚ÄúSince the fall of 2013, NCC has been leading ‚ÄúSecond Processing Working Group‚ÄĚ and our members have been collectively exploring all options to reduce contamination on chicken … Read More >

12/07/15 - WTO Approves $1 Billion in Tariffs in Retaliation against US Meat Labeling Rules

National Chicken Council urges Congress to repeal ‚ÄėCountry-of-Origin Labeling‚Äô law to avoid retaliation WASHINGTON, D.C. ‚Äď The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled today that Canada and Mexico can slap more than $1 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation … Read More >

12/03/15 - NCC, WATT Global Media Announce New Partnership, Rebranding of Chicken Marketing Seminar

2016 event to be held July 10-12 at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort WASHINGTON, D.C. ‚ÄstThe National Chicken Council (NCC) and WATT Global Media today announced a new partnership and rebranding of the chicken industry‚Äôs annual marketing conference, held … Read More >

11/30/15 - EPA Increases RFS Volumes, Dealing Blow to Chicken Producers, Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the final Renewal Fuel Standard (RFS) required volume obligations for 2014, 2015 and 2016 at higher levels than proposed by the agency in May 2015.¬† Specifically, the EPA has … Read More >

11/18/15 - Statement of the National Chicken Council on Consumer Reports Antibiotics Story

Washington, D.C. – The National Chicken Council used today’s “report” by Consumer Reports¬†about¬†antibiotic use in animal agriculture as an opportunity to remind to remind consumers that any meat from chickens sold in the U.S. is free of antibiotics.¬† The USDA … Read More >

11/17/15 - NCC, USAPEEC Statement on Signing of US-South Africa Poultry Veterinary Trade Protocol

Attributable¬†to Mike Brown, president, National Chicken Council and Jim Sumner, president, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council: ‚ÄúWe applaud the progress that has been made and support the regionalized approach to avian influenza as outlined in the Poultry Veterinary Trade … Read More >

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