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08/20/14 - Poultry Industry Recognizes 96 Poultry Facilities for Outstanding Safety Performance

Destin, Fla. – The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognized 96 chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The annual safety awards were presented during the … Read More >

08/12/14 - FDA Reports Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday released its National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) 2011 Executive Report, showing mostly decreasing antimicrobial resistance trends. The annual NARMS Executive Report focuses on resistance to antibiotics that are … Read More >

08/06/14 - US Chicken Industry Statement on Russian Ban on US Chicken Imports

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Russian President Vladimir Putin today signed a decree to establish restrictions on imports of agricultural products from countries that have imposed economic sanctions on Russia as a result of the ongoing situation in Ukraine. Although the decree did … Read More >

07/31/14 - USDA Finalizes Poultry Inspection Modernization Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “I applaud Secretary Vilsack and the food safety professionals at the Food Safety and Inspection Service for moving forward with this rule to modernize our poultry inspection system in order to improve food safety – the top … Read More >

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 >

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