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Americans to Eat 1.45 Billion Chicken Wings for the Big Game
With the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving upon us, there’s no hotter time for chicken wings. According to the National Chicken Council’s 2024 Wing Report, Americans will devour 1.45 billion wings while watching Kansas City and San Francisco battle for the championship trophy.
“Football is great. Wings are great. But they’re even better together,” said Council spokesman Tom Super. “Sure, you can have your chips, your guacamole, your pizza. But when it comes to menus next Sunday, wings rule the roost...
Senators Coons, Wicker to Introduce Legislation to Increase Reimbursement During HPAI Outbreak
U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) announced the Healthy Poultry Assistance and Indemnification (HPAI) Act alongside 11 of their Senate colleagues. This bipartisan bill would expand the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) compensation program to all poultry growers and layer operations within a highly pathogenic avian influenza control area, rather than only those whose flocks are infected.
“Delaware has the largest per capita chicken industry in the country, and Delaware’s independent family farmers and poultry...
NCC Expresses Grave Concerns with New FSIS Salmonella Regulation
The National Chicken Council today released the following statement in response to FSIS announcing its plans to declare Salmonella an adulterant in frozen, raw, breaded, stuffed, chicken products. Attributable to NCC President Mike Brown.
“NCC is gravely concerned that the precedent set by this abrupt shift in longstanding policy has the potential to shutter processing plants, cost jobs, and take safe food and convenient products off shelves, without moving the needle on public health.
“As these products often appear ready to eat, but contain raw chicken, we recognize their nature raises...
Industry Reacts to USDA’s Proposed "Product of USA" Requirements
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a proposed rule featuring new regulatory requirements for the “Product of USA” label claim.
The rule would allow for the “Product of USA” or “Made in the USA” label to be used on meat, poultry and egg products only when they are derived from animals born, raised, slaughtered and processed in the United States.
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) said the USDA’s latest proposal would “result in trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico costing American consumers and businesses billions of dollars...
National Chicken Council President Mike Brown Testifies Before House Agriculture Committee
National Chicken Council President Mike Brown delivered testimony at today’s House Agriculture Committee hearing, “Uncertainty, Inflation, Regulations: Challenges for American Agriculture,” that focused on regulatory barriers and red tape holding back American agricultural production.
“The chicken industry is a model of American innovation and efficiency,” Brown said. “In fact, there is no more important food source in America. Chicken is healthy, sustainable, and affordable. Chicken supports millions of jobs and thousands of rural communities. Chicken provides nourishing, affordable protein for Americans. But overzealous and misguided regulations threaten...
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