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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 >

02/04/15 - National Chicken Council Throws Support behind ‘RFS Reform Act’

Chicken producers say its past time to get 37-year old ethanol industry off of Uncle Sam’s couch WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The National Chicken Council today voiced strong support for congressional action to fix our badly broken federal ethanol mandate, the … Read More >

01/26/15 - NCC Urges Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation must receive prompt passage so that the position of U.S. international trade negotiators is strengthened as they continue to move forward with new agreements, the National Chicken Council (NCC) said today. “NCC … Read More >

01/22/15 - Americans to Eat 1.25 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl

High resolution photos of chicken wings are available to download here and here. Infographics of this data are available to download here and here. Fans choose sides: Ranch hands Blue Cheese third consecutive defeat in poll Washington, D.C. – With … Read More >

01/21/15 - NCC Statement on USDA’s New Proposed Standards for Chicken Parts

Attributable to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., National Chicken Council vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs: “Food safety is the top priority for companies that produce and process chicken products in the United States, and the industry prides itself on an … Read More >

01/14/15 - NCC to Dietary Guidelines Committee: ‘Don’t Mess with Lean Meat’

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) in a closed-door meeting last month approved removal of lean meat from proposed healthy diet recommendations.  The advisory group is charged with revising Dietary Guidelines for Americans every five years. Taking exception, NCC … Read More >

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