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06/06/15 - US, South Africa Reach Deal on US Chicken Imports

The National Chicken Council and USA Poultry & Egg Export Federation released the following statement in response to the agreement reached by the United States and South Africa to end South African tariffs on U.S. chicken imports: “We’re pleased with … Read More >

06/02/15 - Chicken Council Supports Responsible Antibiotic Use, Veterinary Oversight

NCC’s Peterson participates in today’s ‘White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Chicken Council Senior Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., today joined more than 150 animal and human health stakeholders at a … Read More >

05/18/15 - ‘Last Week Tonight’ Gives One-Sided View of Partnership between Farmers, Chicken Companies

The National Chicken Council released the following statement in response to a “Last Week Tonight” episode about contract poultry farming in the United States: Chicken companies work closely with their farmers to build relationships based on a shared goal of … Read More >

05/12/15 - Questions & Answers about Salmonella

Food safety is the top priority for companies that produce and process chicken products in the United States, and the industry prides itself on delivering safe, affordable and wholesome food both domestically and abroad.  Chicken producers continue to meet food … Read More >

04/22/15 - Senate Finance Committee Votes to Hold South Africa Accountable for Blocking US Chicken

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate Committee on Finance earlier today approved unanimously by voice vote language that would put pressure on South Africa to remove unfair limits on American chicken imports. The bipartisan amendment, sponsored by Senator Johnny … 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 >

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 >

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 >

01/21/15 - 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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