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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 >

04/26/16 - New Study Highlights Benefits of the Partnership Between Contract Farmers and Chicken Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 26, 2016 – The National Chicken Council today released a study that presents the results of a 2015 broiler industry survey designed to capture key live chicken production statistics.  In addition, the study summarizes several key … Read More >

04/20/16 - Expert Panel Examines New Broiler Farm Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Center for Food Integrity’s (CFI) Animal Care Review Panel has examined video released this week from West Virginia broiler farms. The National Chicken Council requested that CFI convene the panel, with Pilgrim’s Pride being supportive of … Read More >

04/19/16 - House Committee Votes to Prevent USDA Regulatory Overreach

Attribute to Mike Brown, president, National Chicken Council Republicans and Democrats in Congress for several years have enacted legislation that corrects regulatory overreach on the part of the Obama administration that has kept the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration … Read More >

04/18/16 - OSHA’s Expanded Poultry Inspections Outside Scope of Legal Limits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Like any employer, poultry processors are subject to inspections by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the industry is committed to the safety, health and wellbeing of our workforce. That commitment is demonstrated by the … Read More >

03/29/16 - Chicken Industry Addressing ‘Woody Breast’ Through Research

Attributable to Tom Super, NCC senior vice president of communications “Recently, the industry and consumers alike have become aware of a muscle abnormality in chicken meat (commonly known as “woody breast”) that causes breast muscle to be hard to the … Read More >

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