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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 >

05/25/16 - GAO Report Affirms Continuous Improvement in Poultry Workplace Safety

NCC, NTF, USPOULTRY respond to GAO study WASHINGTON, D.C. – Our employees are our most important asset and their safety is of paramount importance.  As such, the National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association fully … Read More >

05/24/16 - NCC Calls for Mandatory Labeling of Raw, Stuffed Chicken Products

Washington, D.C. – In an effort to ensure safe eating experiences and address potential consumer confusion, the National Chicken Council (NCC) today petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for mandatory labeling of raw, stuffed … Read More >

05/18/16 - EPA’s Proposed 2017 RFS Mandates will Raise Prices at Pump and on the Plate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a proposed 2017 required volume obligation for biofuels under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) that will require refiners to blend up to 18.8 billion gallons of  biofuels into the U.S. … Read More >

05/10/16 - Health and Safety of Employees a Top Priority for Poultry Processors

The National Chicken Council and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association released the following statement in response to the release of Oxfam America’s report, No Relief: “The health, safety and respect of our employees is very important, and we value their … Read More >

05/10/16 - US to Challenge China at WTO over Chicken Duties

National Chicken Council, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council Applaud USTR Announcement Washington, D.C. – “The U.S. chicken industry applauds today’s announcement by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman that USTR will request that the World Trade Organization take action against … Read More >

04/29/16 - Salmonella in Retail Poultry Lowest Since FDA Began Testing; Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance Continue

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday released a new interim report that measures antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella isolated from raw retail meat and poultry collected through the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). The 2014-2015 Retail Meat Interim Report contains data … Read More >

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