National Chicken Council

The chicken industry, represented by the Washington D.C.-based National Chicken Council, is letting the world know it has “grave concerns” about USDA’s plans to declare Salmonella an adulterant in frozen, raw, breaded stuffed poultry products.

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on April 25 said it plans to declare Salmonella

Continue Reading The chicken industry has ‘grave concerns’ about the new USDA Salmonella regulation

Several groups, including Consumer Reports and STOP Foodborne Illness, have written to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack in support of increased food safety efforts regarding Salmonella in poultry.

The groups describe current regulations as “antiquated” and encourage the secretary to move forward to develop new and enforceable standards that are product

Continue Reading Consumer groups encourage USDA secretary to continue efforts to make chicken products safer

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) decision to declare Salmonella as an adulterant in breaded and stuffed raw chicken products is not welcomed by the regulated industry.

“NCC (National Chicken Council) is concerned about the precedent set by this abrupt shift in longstanding policy, made without supporting data, for a

Continue Reading National Chicken Council objects to USDA plan to name Salmonella as adulterant in some chicken products

Almost seven  years ago, the National Chicken Council (NCC) petitioned  the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to adopt regulations establishing labeling requirements for not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) stuffed chicken breast products that may appear to be ready-to-eat (RTE) and to issue a Compliance Guideline for developing and communicating validated cooking instructions
Continue Reading National Chicken Council renews petition for cooking instruction changes


I’ve always been partial to shades of gray, possibly because we didn’t get a color TV until I was almost 9 years old. That’s when I discovered that the black, white and gray stripes on the test pattern were in living color.

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