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Press Releases & Statements

02/08/16 - NCC Statement on New 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 >

01/07/16 - US – South Africa Reach Agreement to Resume US Chicken Exports

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The U.S. chicken industry applauds an announcement today by Office of the U.S. Trade Representative that the United States and South Africa have reached a definitive agreement to allow U.S. chicken producers to resume exports of U.S. … Read More >

12/07/15 - WTO Approves $1 Billion in Tariffs in Retaliation against US Meat Labeling Rules

National Chicken Council urges Congress to repeal ‘Country-of-Origin Labeling’ law to avoid retaliation WASHINGTON, D.C. – The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled today that Canada and Mexico can slap more than $1 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation … Read More >

12/03/15 - NCC, WATT Global Media Announce New Partnership, Rebranding of Chicken Marketing Seminar

2016 event to be held July 10-12 at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Chicken Council (NCC) and WATT Global Media today announced a new partnership and rebranding of the chicken industry’s annual marketing conference, held … Read More >

12/01/15 - Nationwide Survey Reveals Nearly 80 Percent of Americans Mistakenly Believe that Chicken Contains Added Hormones or Steroids

National Chicken Council Launches Chicken Check In, Inviting Consumers to See for Themselves How Chickens are Raised Washington, D.C. – The National Chicken Council (NCC) today released new national survey findings on consumers’ perceptions about chicken production, revealing that nearly … Read More >

11/30/15 - EPA Increases RFS Volumes, Dealing Blow to Chicken Producers, Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the final Renewal Fuel Standard (RFS) required volume obligations for 2014, 2015 and 2016 at higher levels than proposed by the agency in May 2015.  Specifically, the EPA has … Read More >

11/18/15 - Statement of the National Chicken Council on Consumer Reports Antibiotics Story

Washington, D.C. – The National Chicken Council used today’s “report” by Consumer Reports about antibiotic use in animal agriculture as an opportunity to remind to remind consumers that any meat from chickens sold in the U.S. is free of antibiotics.  The USDA … Read More >

11/17/15 - NCC, USAPEEC Statement on Signing of US-South Africa Poultry Veterinary Trade Protocol

Attributable to Mike Brown, president, National Chicken Council and Jim Sumner, president, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council: “We applaud the progress that has been made and support the regionalized approach to avian influenza as outlined in the Poultry Veterinary Trade … Read More >

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