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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 >

11/05/15 - US to suspend African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits to South Africa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama today sent notifications to Congress and to South Africa indicating that he intends to suspend benefits to South African agricultural products under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for failure to meet the eligibility … Read More >

11/05/15 - White House Releases Text of TPP; US Chicken Industry Throws Support behind Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House this morning posted the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, prompting the start of a public review process of the deal between Australia, Brunei, Chile, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the … Read More >

10/29/15 - Todd Simmons Installed as Chairman of the National Chicken Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Todd Simmons, Chief Executive Officer of Simmons Foods in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, was installed as 2015-2016 chairman of the National Chicken Council (NCC) during NCC’s 61st Annual Conference held today in Washington, D.C. He began working at Simmons … Read More >

10/26/15 - Poultry Industry Cites Continuous Progress on Worker Safety Record, Responds to Oxfam Report

Attributable to the National Chicken Council and U.S. Poultry and Egg Association: Our employees are our most important asset and their safety is of paramount importance.  That’s why perhaps more than any other industry, the poultry industry over the last … Read More >

10/05/15 - NCC Statement on Conclusion of TPP Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Chicken Council (NCC) President Mike Brown released the following statement about the conclusion today of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Atlanta: “NCC applauds U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and his team of negotiators for their years of … Read More >

10/02/15 - Food Groups Call on FDA to Stop Wasting Eggs in Wake of Avian Flu Shortages

Industry being forced to discard wholesome protein, enough to feed 94,000 Americans a year WASHINGTON, D.C. – This year’s outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the United States and resulting egg price increases have caused the food industry … Read More >

09/23/15 - Chicken Producers Promote Choice and Health Through Industry Progress

  NCC Responds to Dr. Oz Show, 9/23 Attributable to Thomas Super, National Chicken Council: “We understand that people are more curious than ever about how their food gets from the farm to their table and how that process has … Read More >

08/26/15 - Poultry Industry Recognizes 115 Poultry Facilities for Outstanding Safety Performance

Myrtle Beach, S.C. – The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognized 115 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 … Read More >

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