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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 >

12/09/14 - Leading Food Groups Create ‘Back to Balance Coalition’ to Promote Balanced, Practical Nutrition Guidance

New Polling Data Shows Dietitians, Health Professionals Prefer Balanced Information Over Prescriptive Food Policies Washington, D.C. – A coalition of 18 food organizations today announced the formation of a new Back to Balance Coalition aimed at promoting balanced, practical and … Read More >

12/05/14 - Expert Panel Examines Video from North Carolina Broiler Farm

KANSAS CITY, MO. (Dec. 5, 2014) – The Center for Food Integrity’s (CFI) Animal Care Review Panel has examined video released this week from a North Carolina broiler farm. It is contained in a report produced by the group Compassion … Read More >

12/04/14 - NCC Says NY Times article not Representative of Health and Welfare of Broilers

Attributable to Tom Super, NCC vice president of communications Consumers want to be sure that all animals being raised for food are treated with respect and are properly cared for during their lives. The people and companies involved in raising … Read More >

11/21/14 - EPA Punts – again – on Releasing 2014 RFS Numbers

Yet biofuels industry flourishing, effectively without an RFS mandate WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it will not issue a final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) until next year, missing its deadline by more than a … Read More >

11/17/14 - Poultry Producers Say ‘Waters of U.S.’ Rule Would Significantly Burden Operations

Tucker, Ga. – The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation filed comments with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed rule developed by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ … Read More >

10/30/14 - National Chicken Council Elects 2014-2015 Officers; Jerry Lane Installed as Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jerry Lane, president of Claxton Poultry in Claxton, Georgia, was installed as 2014-2015 chairman of the National Chicken Council (NCC) during NCC’s 60th Annual Conference held today in Washington, D.C. “It’s a great honor to take the gavel from … Read More >

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