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09/06/17 - America’s Largest Chicken Association Rolls Out Industry-Wide Standards for Broiler Chicken Welfare

“Chicken Guarantees” outline welfare assurances for broiler chickens in the U.S. WASHINGTON, DC – The National Chicken Council (NCC), the United States’ oldest and largest national association representing the U.S. broiler chicken industry (chickens raised for meat), today rolled out a … Read More >

06/14/17 - NCC Asks for Suspension of USDA Organic Rule

Washington, D.C. – USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) delayed implementing the final rule for organic livestock and poultry welfare standards from May 19 to November 14, 2017, citing a federal freeze on new regulations until the administration conducts further review.  … Read More >

10/13/16 - National Chicken Council Launches New Blog, Instagram Page

Washington, D.C. – For many, chicken is the go-to food for lean meat, because of its low fat and high protein content, its versatility, variety, affordability and health benefits. In fact, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates, Americans will … Read More >

04/20/16 - Expert Panel Examines New Broiler Farm Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Center for Food Integrity’s (CFI) Animal Care Review Panel has examined video released this week from West Virginia broiler farms. The National Chicken Council requested that CFI convene the panel, with Pilgrim’s Pride being supportive of … Read More >

06/02/15 - Chicken Council Supports Responsible Antibiotic Use, Veterinary Oversight

NCC’s Peterson participates in today’s ‘White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Chicken Council Senior Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., today joined more than 150 animal and human health stakeholders at a … Read More >

03/04/15 - NCC Statement on McDonald’s USA New Antibiotic Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – McDonald’s USA today announced new menu sourcing initiatives including only sourcing chicken raised without antibiotics that are important to human medicine. The National Chicken Council released the following statement, attributable to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., National Chicken Council … Read More >

02/25/15 - Fusion Story Unfairly Portrays Realities of Modern Chicken Production

A new story by Fusion Television airing tonight unfairly portrays the realities of modern chicken production and ignores the tremendous progress America’s family farmers and chicken companies have made by working together to produce safe and affordable food. Farmers and … Read More >

12/09/14 - NCC Statement on Urban School Food Alliance Antibiotic Announcement

Attributable to Tom Super, National Chicken Council vice president of communications “We share in the goal of providing our school children with food that is healthy, safe and affordable. “Chicken is the most nutritious, versatile and affordable protein available, especially … Read More >

12/05/14 - Expert Panel Examines Video from North Carolina Broiler Farm

KANSAS CITY, MO. (Dec. 5, 2014) – The Center for Food Integrity’s (CFI) Animal Care Review Panel has examined video released this week from a North Carolina broiler farm. It is contained in a report produced by the group Compassion … Read More >

12/04/14 - NCC Says NY Times article not Representative of Health and Welfare of Broilers

Attributable to Tom Super, NCC vice president of communications Consumers want to be sure that all animals being raised for food are treated with respect and are properly cared for during their lives. The people and companies involved in raising … Read More >

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