Press Releases & Statements

12/01/16 - NCC Announces New Resources on Broiler Welfare; New Blog Post on Chicken Labels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to recognize and continue to respond to questions about chicken production, the National Chicken Council today through its Chicken Check In initiative announced several new resources pertaining to broiler chicken welfare and chicken products.  … Read More >

11/29/16 - FDA Report Shows Antibiotic Resistance Levels in Meat Declining

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released the 2014 Integrated National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Report, cataloguing antimicrobial resistance in enteric bacteria isolated from raw retail meat and poultry.  The NARMS Integrated Report: 2014 presents the major findings … Read More >

11/23/16 - Another Last Minute Expansion by EPA on Biofuel Volumes

Washington, D.C. –  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today it is mandating 15 billion gallons of ethanol to be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2017, which is 200 million gallons more than the agency’s proposed volume … Read More >

11/02/16 - Poultry Workers’ Injury, Illness Rate Remains at All-Time Low

Rate is down 81 percent since record keeping began WASHINGTON, D.C. – The incidence of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry sector, which includes slaughter and processing, remains at an all-time low, according to the 2015 Injury and … Read More >

10/27/16 - Mike Popowycz Installed as Chairman of the National Chicken Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mike Popowycz, vice chairman and chief financial officer of Case Foods (Troutman, North Carolina), was installed as 2016-2017 chairman of the National Chicken Council (NCC) during NCC’s 62nd Annual Conference held today in Washington, D.C. Popowycz was elected to … Read More >

10/13/16 - National Chicken Council Launches New Blog, Instagram Page

Washington, D.C. – For many, chicken is the go-to food for lean meat, because of its low fat and high protein content, its versatility, variety, affordability and health benefits. In fact, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates, Americans will … Read More >

08/17/16 - 122 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

DESTIN, Fla. – At the 2016 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Fla., 122 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored in recognition of their … Read More >

07/14/16 - NCC Asks for Revisions, Clarification to Proposed Changes to Organic Program

Washington, D.C. – The National Chicken Council (NCC) recommends revising or clarifying several key aspects of the proposed rule from the National Organic Program (NOP), announced in April, to enhance bird health, protect food safety, and maintain a viable organic … Read More >

07/11/16 - Chicken Consumption Continues to Soar in the U.S.

Nine in ten (92%) consumers purchase chicken regularly Hilton Head, SC – US chicken consumption remains high with 2016 levels surpassing those from the previous two years, according to new research presented today at the 2016 Chicken Marketing Summit. In the … Read More >

07/11/16 - NCC Calls for Further Reduction of 2017 Ethanol Levels

Washington, D.C. – The National Chicken Council (NCC) strongly supports efforts to create a more reasonable and sustainable approach to the nation’s biofuel fuel policy, as the compelled diversion of corn from feed to fuel continues to exact a heavy … Read More >

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