USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has denied a petition from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) that had sought to have warning labels placed on processed meat and poultry products advising consumers of an increased risk of colorectal cancer.

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President Trump said Thursday that he would name Eugene Scalia as his next Secretary of Labor, tapping the longtime labor lawyer and son of the former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for a position with vast responsibility over the American work force. In a post on Twitter, President Trump said Mr. Scalia “has led a life of great success in the legal and labor field and is highly respected.”

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The National Chicken Council’s 65th Annual Conference is scheduled to be held Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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WATT Global Media recently launched an Instagram channel to celebrate chicken and share the many experiences highlighting the world’s beloved protein. The new account features a wide array of chicken themed photos including chicken dishes, restaurants, clever marketing, retro signage, logos, ads, big chicken statues and more.

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Local authorities are investigating the cause of a fire outside a Perdue Farms poultry processing plant in Accomac, Virginia on Wednesday, July 17.  It is not clear what started the fire.  “Out of concern for our associates, we sent them home,” Perdue said in a statement.  There were no reported injuries.  The plant is back in operation, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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May broiler production is estimated at nearly 3.8 million pounds, a 2.3 percent increase year-over-year. This growth was comprised of a 1.1 percent year-over-year increase in birds slaughtered and a 1.1 percent increase in average live bird weights.

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On July 17,  AMS purchased chicken and chicken products as indicated below for distribution to the child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs for fiscal year 2019.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending July 20, 2019 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 171,112,000 broilers, a 4-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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