Category Archives: Food Safety & Inspection

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05/24/16 - NCC Calls for Mandatory Labeling of Raw, Stuffed Chicken Products

Washington, D.C. – In an effort to ensure safe eating experiences and address potential consumer confusion, the National Chicken Council (NCC) today petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for mandatory labeling of raw, stuffed … 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 >

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: “Since the fall of 2013, NCC has been leading “Second Processing Working Group” and our members have been collectively exploring all options to reduce contamination on chicken … Read More >

05/12/15 - Questions & Answers about Salmonella

Food safety is the top priority for companies that produce and process chicken products in the United States, and the industry prides itself on delivering safe, affordable and wholesome food both domestically and abroad.  Chicken producers continue to meet food … Read More >

04/13/15 - FDA Reports Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two reports today that measure antimicrobial resistance in certain bacteria isolated from raw meat and poultry collected through the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). The reports – the 2012 Retail Meat … Read More >

01/21/15 - NCC Statement on USDA’s New Proposed Standards for Chicken Parts

Attributable to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., National Chicken Council vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs: “Food safety is the top priority for companies that produce and process chicken products in the United States, and the industry prides itself on an … Read More >

09/03/14 - NCC Welcomes National Chicken Month and National Food Safety Education Month

Washington, D.C. –  September marks the beginning of many things: back-to- school, fall and football season. September is also the start of both National Chicken Month and National Food Safety Education Month. As part of National Chicken Month, the National … Read More >

08/12/14 - FDA Reports Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday released its National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) 2011 Executive Report, showing mostly decreasing antimicrobial resistance trends. The annual NARMS Executive Report focuses on resistance to antibiotics that are … Read More >

07/31/14 - USDA Finalizes Poultry Inspection Modernization Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “I applaud Secretary Vilsack and the food safety professionals at the Food Safety and Inspection Service for moving forward with this rule to modernize our poultry inspection system in order to improve food safety – the top … Read More >

07/10/14 - USDA Takes Next Step to Modernize Poultry Inspection, Prevent 5,200 Annual Foodborne Illnesses

National Chicken Council launches new website and video WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 10, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has sent its proposed rule to modernize the U.S. poultry inspection system to … Read More >

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