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December 19, 2013

Is your chicken safe? NCC responds to Consumer Reports

Americans eat about 160 million servings of chicken every single day, and 99.99 percent of those servings are consumed safely.  Unfortunately, this particular statistic was left out of the “in depth” piece recently published by Consumer Reports.

U.S. chicken producers rely upon the best science, microbiology and technology to reduce food-borne pathogens, and spend tens of millions of dollars every year in the name of food-safety research which can be credited with the significant decrease in foodborne pathogens present in chicken over the last several years. “The belief that affordable food means it is lower in quality or compromised in some way stands in stark contrast to the hard work and efforts of American agriculture, USDA and the hundreds of thousands of U.S. farmers and food producers who work tirelessly to produce a quality protein that is the envy of the world and enjoyed by millions of Americans,” said National Chicken Council President Mike Brown. Read More

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