Category Archives: Food Safety & Inspection

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07/04/14 - National Chicken Council Says US Chicken Supply is Safe, Nutritious

Offers reminder of food safety practices WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 4, 2014 – The National Chicken Council is offering reassurance about the safety of U.S. chicken following news of a voluntary recall of chicken products issued by Foster Farms in Livingston, … Read More >

06/30/14 - New Study Identifies Risky Food Safety Practices in Home Kitchens

Findings reveal Americans often undercook chicken, rarely wash hands; research highlights need for increased consumer food safety education WASHINGTON, D.C. – While most consumers are very aware of food safety issues, including salmonella, and the risk of foodborne illness, many … Read More >

04/16/14 - NCC’s Brown: Salmonella on Poultry a ‘Common Enemy’ for Both US and Denmark

This op Ed originally posted on Food Safety News on April, 16, 2014.     The United States and Denmark are at war. Not against each other, but against a common enemy — Salmonella on poultry products. Recently, there has been attention in … Read More >

12/19/13 - Is Your Chicken Safe? NCC Responds to Consumer Reports

National Chicken Council responds to Consumer Reports article about the safety of chicken; Reminds consumers that 160 million servings of chicken are eaten safely by Americans every day WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans eat about 160 million servings of chicken every … Read More >

12/16/13 - Group of Bipartisan Senators Call for Release of Poultry Inspection Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of 13 U.S. senators from both sides of the aisle sent a letter last week to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack urging him to move forward with a proposal to modernize … Read More >

10/29/13 - Salmonella Prevalence on Chicken Decreases 26 percent: FSIS quarterly report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) “Quarterly Progress Reports on Salmonella and Campylobacter Testing of Selected Raw Meat and Poultry Products” released on October 25, 2013, the prevalence of Salmonella on … Read More >

10/28/13 - Questions and Answers about Mechanically Separated Chicken

How is mechanically separated chicken different from lean finely textured beef? Lean finely textured beef (what was referred to by the media as “pink slime”) is derived using a process that involves separating beef from fat.  “Mechanically separated chicken,” or … Read More >

10/22/13 - Experts Weigh in on Industry Advancements, Highlight Center for Livable Future’s Inaction

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Animal Agriculture Alliance, in conjunction with the National Chicken Council and other livestock and poultry producers, today hosted a teleconference with various third-party experts to discuss the industry improvements presented in the Alliance report “Advances in … Read More >

10/21/13 - NCC President to New York Times: Chicken is Safe

“Chicken producers take very seriously any illness attributed to the consumption of a poultry product,” said National Chicken Council President Mike Brown in a letter to the editor of the New York Times, published today.  “But passing a law or … Read More >

10/08/13 - NCC and Partnership for Food Safety Education Remind Consumers that Safe Handling, Cooking Practices Prevent Illness

Chicken is safe to consume if properly handled and cooked to a safe temperature WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Chicken Council (NCC) and the Partnership for Food Safety Education are taking steps to remind consumers to properly handle and cook … Read More >

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