Category Archives: Food Safety & Inspection

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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 >

04/13/15 - FDA Reports Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two reports today that measure antimicrobial resistance in certain bacteria isolated from raw meat and poultry collected through the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). The reports – the 2012 Retail Meat … 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 >

09/03/14 - NCC Welcomes National Chicken Month and National Food Safety Education Month

Washington, D.C. –  September marks the beginning of many things: back-to- school, fall and football season. September is also the start of both National Chicken Month and National Food Safety Education Month. As part of National Chicken Month, the National … Read More >

08/12/14 - FDA Reports Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday released its National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) 2011 Executive Report, showing mostly decreasing antimicrobial resistance trends. The annual NARMS Executive Report focuses on resistance to antibiotics that are … Read More >

07/31/14 - USDA Finalizes Poultry Inspection Modernization Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “I applaud Secretary Vilsack and the food safety professionals at the Food Safety and Inspection Service for moving forward with this rule to modernize our poultry inspection system in order to improve food safety – the top … Read More >

07/10/14 - USDA Takes Next Step to Modernize Poultry Inspection, Prevent 5,200 Annual Foodborne Illnesses

National Chicken Council launches new website and video WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 10, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has sent its proposed rule to modernize the U.S. poultry inspection system to … Read More >

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 >

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