Press Releases & Statements

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 >

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 >

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