Press Releases & Statements

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 >

11/02/18 - NCC, Poultry Groups Welcome EPA’s Clarification on Needless Reporting Requirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Chicken Council, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers this week commended the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its proposed changes to the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know (EPCRA) … Read More >

10/31/18 - Koch Foods’ Mark Kaminsky Installed as Chairman of the National Chicken Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mark Kaminsky, Chief Operating Officer at Koch Foods (Park Ridge, Illinois), was installed as 2018-2019 Chairman of the National Chicken Council (NCC) during NCC’s 64th Annual Conference held today in Washington, D.C. Kaminsky started his career at Arthur Andersen after receiving his … 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 >

08/17/18 - NCC Urges EPA to Lower ’19 Conventional Ethanol Volumes; Requests “Off-Ramp” Process for RFS

In detailed comments submitted today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Chicken Council (NCC) opined for a more reasonable and sustainable approach to the nation’s biofuel policy.  The compelled diversion of corn from feed to fuel has exacted … Read More >

08/15/18 - $60 Million USDA Chicken Products Purchase Program Announced

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday announced plans to purchase up to $60 million in chicken products (to include whole bagged chicken, consumer split breast, and dark meat parts) for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Purchases will … Read More >

08/15/18 - Continuous Improvement Evident as 191 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Safety Performance

DESTIN, Fla. – Aug. 15, 2018 – During the 2018 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Fla., 191 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored … Read More >

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