Category Archives: Food Safety & Inspection

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09/06/13 - USDA Veterinarians Experience with New Poultry Inpsection: Result is a Safer Product

In response to this week’s Government Accountability Office (GAO) report , “U.S. GAO – Food Safety: More Disclosure and Data Needed to Clarify Impact of Changes to Poultry and Hog Inspections,” the National Association of Federal Veterinarians issued a press … Read More >

09/04/13 - USDA inspectors in poultry plants should focus more on food safety activities: GAO Report

Report reviews USDA’s proposal to modernize poultry inspection system WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) today issued its report about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposal to modernize poultry inspection and the pilot program the proposal … Read More >

08/02/13 - Processing Aids are Safe and Effective Tools to Kill Foodborne Pathogens, NCC Says in Response to Recent Washington Post Article

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Food safety is our top priority and we rely on the latest and best science to continuously improve our products and constantly strive to decrease the risk of potential foodborne pathogens,” said National Chicken Council Vice President … Read More >

06/28/13 - FACT SHEET: 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.  The chicken industry continues to meet … Read More >

06/13/13 - House Appropriations Committee Urges USDA to Finalize Modernized Poultry Inspection Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During its consideration of the 2014 Agriculture and Rural Development Appropriations Bill, the full House Appropriations Committee today adopted an amendment urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to move forward on its proposed rule to modernize … Read More >

06/12/13 - ‘Perfect Picnic’ for iPhone: Build the Best Picnic Park Ever

Happy Picnickers Reward Players with Points Food Safety Slip-Ups Can Spoil the Fun Washington, DC – What’s one way to ruin a perfect picnic? Yep, food poisoning.  Just in time for grilling season, Perfect Picnic for iPhone and iPad launches … Read More >

06/05/13 - Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Use in the Chicken Industry

Background Plants have evolved over time in response to factors such as climate and insects. Scientific advancements have helped to speed-up this process through the genetic modification of crops. This has helped to make food crops more tolerant of less-than-ideal … Read More >

05/30/13 - The Use of Chlorinated Water in Chicken Processing

All chicken produced in the United States is closely monitored and inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).  Hypochlorus (i.e. chlorine) is a common disinfectant used in water treatment and food processing worldwide.  It … Read More >

04/25/13 - Safety of Antimicrobial Use in Poultry Production Reaffirmed

Food-grade antimicrobials are approved for use by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and classified as “Generally Recognized As Safe” by the FDA at the recommended use levels as a very safe and effective way to kill or inhibit the growth … Read More >

04/23/13 - Chicken a Safe, Healthy Part of Balanced Diet

NCC Responds to Center for Science in the Public Interest Report on Meat and Poultry Safety Washington, D.C. – “Rigorous food safety standards are applied to all chicken produced in the United States, and all chicken products must meet or … Read More >

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