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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 >

04/26/16 - New Study Highlights Benefits of the Partnership Between Contract Farmers and Chicken Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 26, 2016 – The National Chicken Council today released a study that presents the results of a 2015 broiler industry survey designed to capture key live chicken production statistics.  In addition, the study summarizes several key … 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 >

04/19/16 - House Committee Votes to Prevent USDA Regulatory Overreach

Attribute to Mike Brown, president, National Chicken Council Republicans and Democrats in Congress for several years have enacted legislation that corrects regulatory overreach on the part of the Obama administration that has kept the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration … Read More >

04/18/16 - OSHA’s Expanded Poultry Inspections Outside Scope of Legal Limits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Like any employer, poultry processors are subject to inspections by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the industry is committed to the safety, health and wellbeing of our workforce. That commitment is demonstrated by the … Read More >

03/29/16 - Chicken Industry Addressing ‘Woody Breast’ Through Research

Attributable to Tom Super, NCC senior vice president of communications “Recently, the industry and consumers alike have become aware of a muscle abnormality in chicken meat (commonly known as “woody breast”) that causes breast muscle to be hard to the … Read More >

03/14/16 - Survey Shows Nearly Two-thirds of Consumers Find Chicken Labels to be Confusing

National Chicken Council releases new resource to help clarify chicken labeling terms WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the National Chicken Council’s (NCC) Chicken Check In initiative, NCC today announced a chicken labeling glossary – aiming to provide consumers with … 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 >

01/27/16 - Americans to Eat 1.3 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl 50

High resolution photos of chicken wings are available to download here and here. Infographics of this data are available to download here and here. National Chicken Council predicts Panthers’ victory based on wing consumption Washington, D.C. – Yes, that is 1.3 … Read More >

01/14/16 - US Poultry Producers Outline Possible Economic Benefits of TPP

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. poultry producers today used a U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) hearing to both express support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and to highlight mixed experiences with past free trade agreement negotiations. National Chicken Council President Mike … Read More >

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