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04/25/19 - Poultry is King of Proteins in International Poultry Council Outlook

As the International Poultry Council (IPC) took stock of the global protein outlook at its first semester meeting in New Orleans, La. last week, one economic reality riveted attention: Total world production of pork will decline in 2019 with poultry … Read More >

04/05/19 - U.S. Broiler Industry Creates Almost 200,000 New Jobs, Economic Output Up 11 Percent in Two Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The broiler chicken industry provides 1,393,739 jobs, $76.5 billion in wages, $347 billion in total economic activity and $27 billion in government revenue, according to an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact the poultry … Read More >

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 >

02/21/19 - Poultry Industry Safety Recognition Award Applications Being Accepted

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Joint Poultry Industry Safety Award Program is currently accepting applications from poultry industry facilities with outstanding safety programs. The program is open to National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association members with … Read More >

01/23/19 - Americans to Eat More than 1.3 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl

National Chicken Council calls on President Trump to declare day-after Super Bowl a national holiday Washington, D.C. – Will Americans be ‘winging it’ for the Big Game? The National Chicken Council (NCC) today released its annual Chicken Wing Report, and … 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 >

12/18/18 - FDA Says Medically Important Antibiotics Sold for Chicken Production Decreases 47 Percent

The Food and Drug Administration today announced that domestic sales and distribution of all medically important antimicrobials intended for use in food-producing animals decreased by 33 percent between years 2016 and 2017.  The 2017 Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or … Read More >

12/06/18 - NCC Launches New Website Designed Exclusively for Foodservice Professionals with Information on How Broiler Chickens Are Raised and Produced in the US

Platform Debuts Amidst New Survey Data Revealing Chicken Consumption Out of Home Is Growing and Consumers’ Desire More Information About the Chicken They Buy and Eat WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recognizing consumers’ desire for more information when they’re dining out, the National … Read More >

11/08/18 - Poultry Industry Continues to Improve Worker Safety Record

Injury and illness rates down from year ago and down 83 percent since 1994 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The incidence of occupational injuries and illnesses within the poultry sector’s slaughter and processing workforce has fallen by 83 percent over the last … Read More >

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