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10/22/13 - Experts Weigh in on Industry Advancements, Highlight Center for Livable Future’s Inaction

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Animal Agriculture Alliance, in conjunction with the National Chicken Council and other livestock and poultry producers, today hosted a teleconference with various third-party experts to discuss the industry improvements presented in the Alliance report “Advances in … Read More >

10/04/13 - During Shutdown, Poultry Industry Requests Allocation of Funds for Animal Health Vaccine Release

With the government shutdown, APHIS’ Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) – the agency overseeing the release of vaccines for use in animal health, in particular poultry, cattle and swine– has furloughed employees.  This means CVB will not release serials (batches) … Read More >

04/22/13 - FDA Cautions Interpretation of Antimicrobial Resistance Data

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine today issued a statement cautioning the interpretation of antimicrobial resistance data.  Recently, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) issued a report of its interpretation of the 2011 Retail Meat Annual Report … Read More >

04/16/13 - NCC Refutes Distorted Resistance Data Claims

The National Chicken Council today responded to a report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) that used selective and incomplete 2011 government data on retail meat samples, to claim that antibiotic use in chickens and other food animals is the … Read More >

02/08/13 - National Chicken Council Brief on Stunning of Chickens

The standard in modern poultry processing plants is to render birds insensible—that is, unconscious and incapable of feeling pain—prior to slaughter. The process is known as “stunning.” There are two basic technological approaches to stunning—electrical stunning and controlled atmospheric stunning. … Read More >

12/18/12 - NCC Provides Comments to FDA about Animal Drug User Fee Act Reauthorization

“The National Chicken Council (NCC) supports a science-based, statistically-validated and technically-sound approach to antibiotic usage and data collection,” said NCC Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., in remarks delivered today at a Food and Drug Administration … Read More >

11/08/12 - USPOULTRY Releases Video Series on Antibiotics and Antibiotic Use in Poultry Production

TUCKER, GA – Antibiotic use in poultry production has been extremely effective in enhancing bird health. To help provide answers to how and why antibiotics are used in the poultry industry, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has created a … Read More >

07/05/12 - NCC, Ag Coalition Respond to Discrepancies in Consumers Union Report about Antibioitc Use in Livestock and Poultry Production

A coalition representing a broad array of interests involved in producing food from livestock and poultry this week sent a letter to congressional leaders to set the record straight regarding antibiotics usage in food-producing animals, emphasizing that consumers deserve a … Read More >

06/13/12 - Use Science In Regulating Antibiotics, Agriculture Coalition Says

WASHINGTON – A coalition of agricultural organizations sent a letter yesterday to Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., who is seeking to restrict severely antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production, pointing out the stringent federal approval process and regulation of antibiotics, … Read More >

01/04/12 - FDA Announces Ban of Certain Uses of Cephalosporins in Poultry; NCC Questions Science Behind Move

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it intends to ban certain uses of cephalosporin antimicrobials in cattle, swine, chickens and turkeys beginning April 5, 2012.  The announcement will appear in the Jan. 6, 2012, Federal Register … Read More >

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