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05/18/15 - ‘Last Week Tonight’ Gives One-Sided View of Partnership between Farmers, Chicken Companies

The National Chicken Council released the following statement in response to a “Last Week Tonight” episode about contract poultry farming in the United States.: Chicken companies work closely with their farmers to build relationships based on a shared goal of … Read More >

05/12/15 - Questions & Answers about Salmonella

Food safety is the top priority for companies that produce and process chicken products in the United States, and the industry prides itself on delivering safe, affordable and wholesome food both domestically and abroad.  Chicken producers continue to meet food … Read More >

04/22/15 - Senate Finance Committee Votes to Hold South Africa Accountable for Blocking US Chicken

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate Committee on Finance earlier today approved unanimously by voice vote language that would put pressure on South Africa to remove unfair limits on American chicken imports. The bipartisan amendment, sponsored by Senator Johnny … Read More >

04/16/15 - Trade Promotion Authority Bill Introduced in House, Senate

Bill needed to strengthen U.S. position on trade deals, create jobs Washington, D.C. – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) today introduced bipartisan, bicameral Trade … Read More >

04/13/15 - FDA Reports Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two reports today that measure antimicrobial resistance in certain bacteria isolated from raw meat and poultry collected through the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). The reports – the 2012 Retail Meat … Read More >

03/13/15 - U.S. Poultry Industry Statement on Detection of Avian Influenza in United States

No Threat to Public Health; Food Supply Safe In light of the recent detections of avian influenza (AI) in the United States, the U.S. poultry industry would like to assure the public that detailed response plans are in place for … Read More >

03/10/15 - Reps. Womack, Costa Announce Congressional Chicken Caucus for 114th Congress

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve Womack (R-Ark.) and Congressman Jim Costa (D-Calif.) today announced the formation of a new, bipartisan Congressional Chicken Caucus in the House of Representatives. The caucus will serve as a formal group of members whose mission … Read More >

03/05/15 - RFS Reform Building in Senate; Sens. Toomey, Feinstein and Flake Introduce New Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Pat Toomey (D-PA); Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) last week introduced the bipartisan “Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015” in the U.S. Senate.  The bill would eliminate the ethanol mandate from the federal … Read More >

03/04/15 - NCC Statement on McDonald’s USA New Antibiotic Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – McDonald’s USA today announced new menu sourcing initiatives including only sourcing chicken raised without antibiotics that are important to human medicine. The National Chicken Council released the following statement, attributable to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., National Chicken Council … Read More >

02/25/15 - Fusion Story Unfairly Portrays Realities of Modern Chicken Production

A new story by Fusion Television airing tonight unfairly portrays the realities of modern chicken production and ignores the tremendous progress America’s family farmers and chicken companies have made by working together to produce safe and affordable food. Farmers and … Read More >

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