National Chicken Council Launches New Social Media

Jamie Johansen

According to USDA estimates, Americans will eat 92 pounds of chicken per person this year, a record amount. With that popularity, variety and so many choices, come questions, confusion and sometimes misperceptions. The National Chicken Council (NCC) understands people want to know more than just that the food they purchase is safe for them — they want to know it …

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Poultry, Egg & Soy Groups Head to Cuba

Jamie Johansen

The heads of four national U.S. poultry and egg organizations will lead a delegation representing the poultry, egg and U.S. soybean industries to Cuba for a fact-finding trade mission Sept. 27-30. Last week I traveled to Cuba with an agricultural media delegation and spent our time immersed in Cuban culture and agriculture. I am still regaining my wits and can’t …

Ag Group, Cuba, Eggs, International, National Chicken Council, Poultry, Trade

122 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety

Jamie Johansen

At the 2016 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry, 122 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored in recognition of their outstanding performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council consists of members from the …

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NCC Recommends Changes to Organic Rule

Lizzy Schultz

The National Chicken Council (NCC) released a statement recommending revision or clarification of several key aspects of the latest proposed rule from the National Organic Program (NOP) that intends to enhance bird health, protect food safety, and maintain a viable organic program. “NCC is concerned that the proposed rule imposes unreasonable costs and requirements of doubtful benefit on organic farmers, …

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US Chicken Consumption Continues to Rise

Lizzy Schultz

New research presented at the 2016 Chicken Marketing Summit shows that US chicken consumption remains high, with 2016 levels surpassing those from the previous two years. The survey was commissioned by the National Chicken Council and conducted online by ORC International June 6 – 9, 2016, among 1,017 adults. Consumers were asked about chicken consumption in the two weeks leading …

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NCC Calls for Reduction of 2017 Ethanol Levels

Lizzy Schultz

The National Chicken Council (NCC) has stated their support for recent efforts to create a more reasonable and sustainable approach to the nation’s biofuel fuel policy. The organization believes that the diversion of corn from feed to fuel exacts a heavy toll on U.S. chicken producers, as well as American consumers, at the pump and the plate. “NCC believes the …

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Report Affirms Poultry Workplace Safety

Jamie Johansen

The National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association fully cooperated with GAO for more than a year, through stakeholder interviews and processing plant visits, as GAO worked on its report. The groups are pleased to see the report emphasizes the fact that injuries and illnesses have decreased dramatically in the poultry processing industry over the …

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NCC Petitions USDA for Labeling of Raw, Stuffed Chicken

Jamie Johansen

The National Chicken Council (NCC) petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for mandatory labeling of raw, stuffed chicken products that may appear cooked and ready-to-eat. These raw chicken products include items such as breaded, pre-browned chicken cordon bleu, chicken Kiev and chicken stuffed with broccoli and cheese. Specifically, NCC is requesting that the agency take …

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NCC Voices Concern Over 2017 RFS Proposal

Lizzy Schultz

The National Chicken Council (NCC) expressed concern following The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release earlier this week of the proposed 2017 biofuel required volume obligation (RVO) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), which will require refiners to blend up to 18.8 billion gallons of biofuels into the U.S. fuel supply next year. The mandate for conventional corn-based ethanol was proposed …

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Health & Safety of Employees Top Priority for Poultry Processors

Jamie Johansen

The National Chicken Council and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association released the following statement in response to the release of Oxfam America’s report, No Relief: “The health, safety and respect of our employees is very important, and we value their contributions in helping to produce our food. We’re troubled by these claims but also question this group’s efforts to …

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