Category Archives: Animal Welfare

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09/18/14 - NCC Statement on White House Report on Antibiotic Resistance

Attributable to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., National Chicken Council vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs: “Preserving antibiotics’ effectiveness, both in humans and animals, is a responsibility chicken producers take seriously. To that extent, we have supported FDA’s Guidances #209 and … Read More >

09/15/14 - NCC Responds to Reuters Article about Antibiotic Use in Chicken Industry

Says drugs important in human medicine will be phased out for growth purposes WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Chicken Council (NCC) used today’s article by Reuters as an opportunity to reiterate the fact that the majority of antibiotics approved for … Read More >

09/08/14 - New Resources Available about Current and Future Antibiotic Use in Poultry Industry

USPOULTRY releases new video; NCC details antibiotic use in new Q&A. Groups say antibiotics used in human medicine will be phased out for growth promotion by 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – To help provide insight into the current and future use … Read More >

09/08/14 - Questions and Answers about Antibiotics in Chicken Production

Raising healthy chickens is important to us, and we recognize that consumers want to better understand how their food is raised. Chicken is America’s favorite protein for a reason. For decades, the chicken industry has evolved its products to meet … Read More >

02/20/14 - New NCC Website Opens the Door to Poultry Production

‘Chicken Roost’ to serve as source for consumers WASHINGTON — The National Chicken Council (NCC) has launched a new website,, which features information on issues such as animal welfare, food safety, environmental stewardship, antibiotic use and the modern partnership … Read More >

02/10/14 - Most Comprehensive Guidelines to Date Released for Well-Being of US Chickens

  National Chicken Council releases 2014 Animal Welfare Guidelines and Audit Checklist WASHINGTON, D.C.– Consumers want to be sure that all animals being raised for food are treated with respect and are properly cared for during their lives.  The people … Read More >

12/17/13 - NCC Statement in Response to Farm Sanctuary and Animal Welfare Institute Petition

The National Chicken Council (NCC) released the following statement in response to a petition filed on December 17 by Farm Sanctuary and the Animal Welfare Institute requesting that the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) amend its regulations under … Read More >

12/11/13 - NCC Statement on FDA Final Guidance #213 and Veterinary Feed Directive Proposal

Plan will phase out growth-promoting use of medically important antibiotics in livestock, poultry  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today published its Final Guidance 213 and proposed Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule.  FDA’s Guidance 213 implements … Read More >

11/14/13 - NCC Media Statement in Response to Receipt of ASPCA Petition

Attributable to Tom Super, National Chicken Council vice president of communications: “We plan to respond to the letter ASPCA sent this morning to the National Chicken Council. “Consumers want to be sure that all animals being raised for food are … Read More >

10/30/13 - NCC Response to Washington Post Article about Line Speeds and Animal Welfare

The National Chicken Council today released the following statement in response to an inflammatory Washington Post article, “USDA plan to speed up poultry-processing lines could increase risk of bird abuse.”  Attributable Tom Super, NCC vice president of communications: “The figures … Read More >

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