Category Archives: Food Safety & Inspection

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04/23/13 - Important Food Safety Tips for Poultry

It is always important to consistently follow certain safe food handling practices, whether making a meal for yourself or your family.  That’s because all raw agricultural products – whether its produce, fruit, meat, or poultry – could contain bacteria that … Read More >

04/14/13 - Questions & Answers about Processing Aids Used in Chicken Production

What are processing aids? Processing aids are substances that are approved by both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  They are used in the production of a variety of foods – meat, poultry, … Read More >

04/14/13 - USDA’s Poultry Inspection Proposal: Separating Myth vs. Fact

USDA has been exploring the modernization of its poultry inspection system for two decades – a system that was originally developed in the 1950s.  The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in 1997 reported that studies by the National Academy … Read More >

02/11/13 - NCC, Broad Coalition Urge USDA to Uphold its Commitment to Food Safety Inspection

Cutting an essential, legally mandated program not the way to address budget deficit, groups say WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Chicken Council today, along with 37 organizations representing various aspects of animal agriculture, livestock and poultry producers, food processing and … Read More >

12/06/12 - USDA to Require HACCP Reassessment for Ground and Mechanically Separated Poultry

Companies that produce “comminuted” poultry, which now includes ground chicken and mechanically separated chicken, will be required to reassess their Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plans, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today … Read More >

09/18/12 - Arsenic & Chicken? No need to worry

Any time the words “arsenic” and “food” are used in the same sentence, it certainly raises questions.  Here are some common questions and answers about arsenic’s presence in food. What is Arsenic, and why might it be present in our … Read More >

08/30/12 - NCC Joins Partnership for Food Safety Education To Debunk Common Myths During National Food Safety Education Month in September

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Microwaving, nuking, zapping – whatever you call it – using a microwave oven to cook or reheat foods can be fast and convenient, but it’s not effective at killing harmful bacteria if the food isn’t heated to … Read More >

07/11/12 - Scientists Question ABC News Report Linking Antibiotic Resistant Bladder Infections to Chicken; Say Chicken is Safe

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amid a report that aired this morning on ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” several in the scientific, veterinary and food safety fields are affirming the safety of chicken and questioning the claims made by the report and … Read More >

05/29/12 - NCC Supports Modernization of Poultry Inspection; Seeks clarification about proposed rule’s implementation in comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The National Chicken Council (NCC) and our members believe a statistically valid, scientifically-based approach to poultry processing will improve food safety and better protect public health,” according to comments filed today by NCC in response to a … Read More >

04/18/12 - NCC Statement in Response to ABC News Report on Proposed Poultry Inspection System

The National Chicken Council today released the following statement in response to an ABC News Report on the proposed poultry inspection system. Attribute to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., National Chicken Council vice president of science and technology:  The proposed inspection system … Read More >

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