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07/21/14 - Chicken Consumption Up 17 Percent in the US

Consumers cite health/nutrition and taste as top reasons for uptick Greensboro, Ga. – More chickens are crossing the road and on to consumers’ plates, according to new research presented today at the National Chicken Council’s Chicken Marketing Seminar in Greensboro, Georgia. … 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 >

07/04/14 - National Chicken Council Says US Chicken Supply is Safe, Nutritious

Offers reminder of food safety practices WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 4, 2014 – The National Chicken Council is offering reassurance about the safety of U.S. chicken following news of a voluntary recall of chicken products issued by Foster Farms in Livingston, … Read More >

06/30/14 - New Study Identifies Risky Food Safety Practices in Home Kitchens

Findings reveal Americans often undercook chicken, rarely wash hands; research highlights need for increased consumer food safety education WASHINGTON, D.C. – While most consumers are very aware of food safety issues, including salmonella, and the risk of foodborne illness, many … Read More >

06/25/14 - US Chicken Producers: Trade Agreements Should Provide Both Access and Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the Obama administration actively negotiating new free trade agreements with Asia and Europe, National Chicken Council advisor Kevin Brosch testified before the Senate Committee on Finance today about the effectiveness of the enforcement of any new … Read More >

06/12/14 - Brown: EPA Playing ‘Pin the Tail on the Donkey’ with RFS Targets

“Albert Einstein is said to have observed, ‘Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results.’  Were he around to see it, Einstein might call our current renewable-fuel policy insane,” opined National Chicken Council President Mike … Read More >

06/04/14 - NCC Joins Coalition in Weighing In on Hours of Service Provisions Ahead of Markup

The National Chicken Council on Tuesday joined a diverse group of organizations representing the transportation sector, distributors, retail businesses, poultry producers, and food manufacturers in communicating support for both the proposed Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Restart Study and a one-year … Read More >

05/29/14 - Poultry Groups Comment on FMCSA’s Proposed Rule Mandating the Use of Electronic Logging Devices

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The U. S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation submitted comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) proposed rule mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). The proposed rule was … Read More >

05/21/14 - Chicken council targets Renewable Fuel Standard

As the federal government is set to lower the Renewable Fuels Standard for this year, the nation’s largest chicken industry organization says the policy has resulted in more than $44 billion in higher feed costs to producers since 2007, writes … Read More >

05/02/14 - NCC’s Roenigk Delivers ‘State of the Chicken Industry’ Testimony before House Subcommittee

Washington, D.C. – National Chicken Council (NCC) Senior Vice President and Economist Bill Roenigk testified Wednesday before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development and Credit about the current state of the chicken industry.  Roenigk’s testimony focuses on a … Read More >

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