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01/22/15 - Americans to Eat 1.25 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl

High resolution photos of chicken wings are available to download here and here. Infographics of this data are available to download here and here. Fans choose sides: Ranch hands Blue Cheese third consecutive defeat in poll Washington, D.C. – With … 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 >

01/14/15 - NCC to Dietary Guidelines Committee: ‘Don’t Mess with Lean Meat’

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) in a closed-door meeting last month approved removal of lean meat from proposed healthy diet recommendations.  The advisory group is charged with revising Dietary Guidelines for Americans every five years. Taking exception, NCC … Read More >

01/12/15 - Chicken Industry Adds 21,000 New Direct Jobs; Total Economic Output Increases $143 Billion over Last Two Years

Updated study quantifies the economic impact of the chicken industry in the United States WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 12, 2015 – The National Chicken Council (NCC) and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) today have made available an updated … Read More >

01/08/15 - Agriculture Groups Unite to End Cuban Embargo

Washington, D.C. – Prominent U.S. food and agriculture associations and companies announced the formation of a coalition that seeks to advance trade relations between the United States and Cuba by ending the embargo policy. The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba … Read More >

01/08/15 - Poultry Groups Oppose OFCCP Reporting Proposal

Washington, D.C. – On Jan. 2, the Joint Poultry Industry Human Resources Council filed comments opposing the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) proposal to require federal contractors to submit yet another regulatory report, the so called annual “Equal … Read More >

12/18/14 - NCC Statement on Administration’s New Policy on Cuba

In response to President Obama’s announcement regarding the administration’s new policy changes regarding relations with Cuba, the National Chicken Council released the following statement: “The National Chicken Council and our members support the concept of free and fair trade. If … Read More >

12/16/14 - OSHA’s Latest Position against U.S. Poultry Industry’s Progressive Record of Worker Safety Perplexing

Tucker, Ga. – The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and National Chicken Council take exception to the recent OSHA citation against Wayne Farms for alleged safety violations at its Jack, Ala., plant involving musculoskeletal disorders and other workplace hazards. OSHA’s … Read More >

12/11/14 - Poultry Industry Continues to Improve Worker Safety Record

Injury and illness rates down from year ago and down 80 percent since 1994 Washington, D.C. – The incidence of occupational injuries and illnesses within the poultry sector’s slaughter and processing workforce has fallen by 80 percent over the last … Read More >

12/09/14 - NCC Statement on Urban School Food Alliance Antibiotic Announcement

Attributable to Tom Super, National Chicken Council vice president of communications “We share in the goal of providing our school children with food that is healthy, safe and affordable. “Chicken is the most nutritious, versatile and affordable protein available, especially … Read More >

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