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Sep 06, 2017, 09:00 ET America's Largest Chicken Association Rolls Out Industry-Wide Standards for Broiler Chicken Welfare

The National Chicken Council (NCC), the United States' oldest and largest national association representing the U.S. broiler chicken industry...


Jan 25, 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...


Jan 11, 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...


Jan 28, 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...


Jan 22, 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...


Jul 21, 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...


Feb 20, 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,...


Jan 14, 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...


Dec 19, 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...


Oct 08, 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...


Jan 22, 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...


Oct 25, 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...


May 18, 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...


Apr 05, 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,"...


Jan 23, 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...


Nov 07, 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...


Aug 01, 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...


Jul 27, 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...


Jul 13, 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,...


Jul 07, 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...


Apr 07, 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...


Feb 10, 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...


Jan 06, 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,...


Nov 22, 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...


Nov 16, 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...