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09/18/14 - NCC Statement on White House Report on Antibiotic Resistance

Attributable to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., National Chicken Council vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs: “Preserving antibiotics’ effectiveness, both in humans and animals, is a responsibility chicken producers take seriously. To that extent, we have supported FDA’s Guidances #209 and … Read More >

09/15/14 - NCC Responds to Reuters Article about Antibiotic Use in Chicken Industry

Says drugs important in human medicine will be phased out for growth purposes WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Chicken Council (NCC) used today’s article by Reuters as an opportunity to reiterate the fact that the majority of antibiotics approved for … Read More >

09/08/14 - New Resources Available about Current and Future Antibiotic Use in Poultry Industry

USPOULTRY releases new video; NCC details antibiotic use in new Q&A. Groups say antibiotics used in human medicine will be phased out for growth promotion by 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – To help provide insight into the current and future use … Read More >

09/03/14 - NCC Welcomes National Chicken Month and National Food Safety Education Month

Washington, D.C. –  September marks the beginning of many things: back-to- school, fall and football season. September is also the start of both National Chicken Month and National Food Safety Education Month. As part of National Chicken Month, the National … Read More >

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 >

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