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25 Jan, 2017, 14:24 ET Americans to Eat 1.33 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl

Americans' consumption of the unofficial staple of Super Bowl Sunday – the chicken wing – is projected to hit 1.33 billion wings, according to a...


11 Jan, 2017, 09:00 ET National Chicken Council Calls for Balance between Animal Care, Environmental, Economic Impact in Chicken Production

NCC urges consumers, the foodservice and retail industries, and non-governmental organizations to invest in studying the impact in the U.S. of the...


28 Jan, 2016, 09:00 ET Americans to Eat 1.3 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl 50

 Yes, that is 1.3 billion, with a "b."  With the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving upon us – Super Bowl...


22 Jan, 2015, 15:09 ET Americans to Eat 1.25 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl

With the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving upon us – Super Bowl Sunday – there's no hotter time of year for...


21 Jul, 2014, 13:30 ET Chicken Consumption Up 17 Percent in the US

More chickens are crossing the road and on to consumers' plates, according to new research presented today at the National Chicken Council's...


20 Feb, 2014, 14:30 ET New National Chicken Council Website Opens The Door On Poultry Production

The National Chicken Council (NCC) has launched a new website, www.ChickenRoost.com, which features information on issues such as animal welfare,...


14 Jan, 2014, 09:12 ET Top 10 Ways Chicken Contributes to a Healthy Diet

 According to health professionals and nutritionists, protein is the cornerstone of a healthy and balanced diet. Chicken is one of the best...


19 Dec, 2013, 13:56 ET Chicken is Eaten Safely by Millions of Americans Every Day, Says National Chicken Council

In response to Consumer Reports article, National Chicken Council reminds consumers that food safety is improving and 99.99 percent of chicken is...


08 Oct, 2013, 13:14 ET National Chicken Council and Partnership for Food Safety Education Remind Consumers that Safe Handling, Cooking Practices Prevent Illness

Chicken is safe to consume if properly handled and cooked to a safe temperature  The National Chicken Council (NCC) and the Partnership...


22 Jan, 2013, 13:01 ET Americans to Eat 1.23 Billion Chicken Wings Super Bowl Weekend

Ranch Dressing Upsets Bleu Cheese as Favorite Side in National Poll  Chicken wings have become a staple food of Super Bowl parties...


25 Oct, 2012, 08:30 ET Take Steps to Scare Away Foodborne Illness

Halloween, upcoming holiday season a good time to remind consumers about food safety practices Halloween officially starts the holiday...


18 May, 2012, 16:18 ET Dark Meat Sizzles Ahead of Grilling Season

But breast meat still rules supermarket roost  Grilling season "officially" kicks off on Memorial Day Weekend (May is National Barbecue...


05 Apr, 2012, 17:33 ET Arsenic and Other Compounds Not Fed to Chickens

 The National Chicken Council today released the following statement in response to a New York Times opinion piece, "Arsenic in our chicken,"...


23 Jan, 2012, 11:30 ET Americans to Consume 1.25 Billion Chicken Wings Super Bowl Weekend

National Chicken Council Projects 25 Billion Wings for all of 2012  As Americans plan their menus for Super Bowl Sunday, the second...


07 Nov, 2011, 12:33 ET Tom Super Joins National Chicken Council as Vice President, Communications

National Chicken Council (NCC) President Mike Brown today announced the appointment of Tom Super as vice president of communications, where he will...


01 Aug, 2011, 13:52 ET Dr. Ashley Peterson Joins NCC as Vice President of Science and Technology

Mary Colville Promoted to Vice President of Government Affairs Dr. Ashley Peterson has joined the National Chicken Council staff as Vice...


27 Jul, 2011, 09:39 ET Poultry Industry Statement on Pew's 'Report'

The National Chicken Council and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association released a statement today in response to the Pew Charitable Trust's...


13 Jul, 2011, 12:45 ET WASDE Report Marks Turning Point as Ethanol Gobbles Up Corn, NCC Says

This week's report on corn and other grains by the U.S. Department of Agriculture marks an important turning point in the evolution of agriculture,...


07 Jul, 2011, 16:12 ET Livestock and Poultry Groups Comment on Ethanol "Compromise"

A coalition of livestock and poultry groups released a statement today regarding the proposed "compromise" on abolition of the Volumetric Ethanol...


07 Apr, 2011, 15:18 ET Poultry Groups Urge Obama to Keep Food Inspectors on the Job

Poultry industry associations urged the Obama Administration Thursday to classify federal food inspectors as "essential" personnel to avoid any...


10 Feb, 2011, 15:17 ET Mike Brown Named President of National Chicken Council

The next president of the National Chicken Council will be Mike Brown, currently senior vice president for legislative affairs of the American...


06 Jan, 2011, 11:58 ET Don Tyson a Titan of the Industry, National Chicken Council Says

The National Chicken Council released the following statement on the death of Don Tyson, former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Tyson Foods,...


22 Nov, 2010, 12:30 ET Poultry Industry Blasts Proposed GIPSA Rule, Urges Agency to Withdraw It

A massive regulation proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the production and marketing of poultry and livestock is...


16 Nov, 2010, 14:55 ET Proposed GIPSA Rules Would Hike Costs to Chicken Industry and Consumers, Study Says

Proposed new regulations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will cost the broiler chicken industry more than $1 billion over five years in...


13 Oct, 2010, 15:26 ET National Chicken Council Decries EPA Decision on Higher Blends of Ethanol in Motor Fuel

Increasing the amount of ethanol in motor fuel, as authorized today by the Environmental Protection Agency, will eventually hit food shoppers in...