The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) this week announced plans to undertake a new effort to reduce Salmonella illnesses associated with poultry products. The agency said it would be initiating several key activities to gather the data and information necessary to support future action and move closer to the national target of a 25% reduction in Salmonella illnesses.

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The National Chicken Council’s 66th Annual Conference is scheduled to be held on October 27-28 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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NCC last Friday evening hosted a virtual charcuterie board-making event as a kick off to the American Academy of Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference & Exhibition (FNCE). Known as “FNCE Friday,” NCC, through Chicken Check In, extended exclusive invitations to 80 registered dieticians and nutrition influencers to attend the event.

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NCC this week posted a blog on Chicken Check In, “How America’s chicken flock is healthier than ever before,” to highlight some of the broiler welfare stories that are featured in NCC’s 2020 Broiler Sustainability Report.

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House of Raeford’s non-profit arm FLOCK, which stands for Faithful Love Offering for Christ’s Kingdom, announced the kickoff of FLOCK Cares, a program designed to honor those who serve, often without any recognition.

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Total broiler production was adjusted down slightly in both 2021 and 2022, with one percent growth expected in 2022. Broiler exports were adjusted up in the third quarter on strong August shipments. Broiler prices were adjusted up on recent data, according to USDA’s October Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook report.

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (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 2021.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending October 23, 2021 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 168,304,000 broilers, a 1-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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