Press Releases & Statements

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 >

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 >

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