Category Archives: Food Safety & Inspection

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03/08/19 - USDA, FDA Announce Agreement to Regulate Cell-Cultured Food Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday announced a formal agreement to jointly oversee the production of human … Read More >

01/04/19 - NCC Releases White Paper on Salmonella Performance Standards, Categories

History In 1996, as part of the Pathogen Reduction; Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems; Final Rule, FSIS introduced the Salmonella verification program, which established pathogen reduction performance standards for a variety of FSIS-inspected product classes including whole … Read More >

01/02/19 - NCC Submits Comments on Cell-Cultured Meat Products

The National Chicken Council (NCC) on December 26 submitted comments to USDA’S Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) emphasizing the importance of coordinating regulatory efforts between FDA and FSIS to leverage each agency’s knowledge and expertise on the subject of cell-cultured meat … Read More >

10/25/18 - NCC Says USDA Must Take Part in Regulation of Cell-Cultured Meat Products

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Chicken Council (NCC) on October 23 delivered its priorities for cell-cultured meat products as part of the first joint meeting between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on the … Read More >

10/17/18 - NCC Statement on CDC Investigation of Salmonella Infantis

Attributable to Tom Super, National Chicken Council spokesperson:  “We are aware that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating illnesses attributed to Salmonella Infantis, reported in multiple states over the last six months.” The CDC says epidemiological … Read More >

08/29/18 - NCC Slams Misleading Consumer Reports Article on Drug Residues in Meat, Poultry Products

In response to an alarmist and misleading Consumer Reports investigation about drug residues in meat and poultry products, the National Chicken Council today released the following statement:  “The National Chicken Council (NCC) has full confidence in FSIS’s drug residue testing … Read More >

05/07/18 - President Trump Appoints New Under Secretary for Food Safety at USDA

President Trump on Friday announced his intent to nominate Dr. Mindy Brashears of Texas, to be the Under Secretary for Food Safety at the Department of Agriculture, the nation’s top food safety post. The position has been vacant since December, … 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 >

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 >

02/08/16 - NCC Statement on New Poultry Parts Performance Standards

Attributable to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs: “Since the fall of 2013, NCC has been leading “Second Processing Working Group” and our members have been collectively exploring all options to reduce contamination on chicken … Read More >

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