Press Releases & Statements

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 >

08/07/18 - NCC and USAPEEC Applaud New Market Access for U.S. Poultry to Morocco

The USA Poultry & Egg Council (USAPEEC) and the National Chicken Council (NCC) applaud the news announced today by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow … Read More >

07/25/18 - National Chicken Council Forges New Ground in Food Transparency with Launch of Immersive Virtual Reality Experience

With Nearly 90% of Consumers Interested in Additional Information about Chicken, New 360° Virtual Tour of Chicken Production in U.S. Satisfies Consumers’ Hunger for More WASHINGTON, D.C. – (July 25, 2018) – As per capita chicken consumption breaks a new … Read More >

07/24/18 - Survey Shows US Chicken Consumption Remains Strong

More than nine in ten consumers purchase chicken regularly Orlando, Florida – U.S. chicken consumption remains high, and consumers are hungry for more information about the chicken they purchase, according to new research presented today at the 2018 Chicken Marketing … Read More >

07/10/18 - National Chicken Council Animal Care Guidelines Certified by Independent Audit Certification Organization

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a several month review process, the National Chicken Council’s (NCC) broiler and broiler breeder welfare guidelines have been certified by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO), a leading authority on animal welfare auditing who provides … Read More >

06/08/18 - Poultry Industry Partners with OSHA on Safe + Sound Week

The National Chicken Council (NCC), U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and National Turkey Federation (NTF) are proud to partner with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 13–17. Safe + Sound Week represents … 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 >

04/13/18 - NCC, Poultry Groups Thank Senate for Confirmation of Andrew Wheeler as EPA Deputy Administrator

The National Chicken Council, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and National Turkey Federation today thanked the Senate for its action in confirming Andrew Wheeler as Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler brings deep expertise in environmental law … Read More >

03/23/18 - Poultry Industry Hails Passage of CERCLA Reporting Exemptions in Omnibus

U.S. poultry and egg producers praised Congress for passing legislation that provides farmers relief from federal emergency response laws that were never intended to apply to routine, non-emergency farming and ranching activities. Included in the omnibus government spending packaging approved … Read More >

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