As Americans plan their menus for Super Bowl Sunday, the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving, few items will be more prominent on viewers’ plates than America’s favorite appetizer – chicken wings.

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The National Chicken Council is happy to announce the official formation of the Congressional Chicken Caucus as of January 18 2012.  The bipartisan caucus is chaired by Reps. Rick Crawford (R-AR) and Sanford Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), and will attract those Members of Congress who are directly and indirectly involved in the U.S. chicken industry.

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Despite sluggish recovery by the nation’s economy, the restaurant industry is projected to expand in 2012, according to the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) 2012 Restaurant Industry Forecast http://www.restaurant.org/forecast  issued this week. 

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On February 1, 2012, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued Notice 08-12 that provides instructions to Inspection Program Personnel (IPP) who are in establishments that produce ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products.  

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Mechanically separated chicken (MSC) experienced  “record high pricing levels in 2011,” according to the “Processed Chicken: National Mechanically Separated Chicken” report, January 27, 2012 from USDA/AMS Poultry Market News & Analysis. 

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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is extending the comment period for submission of comments on a proposed rule that would expand the kind of product labels that can be generically approved. 

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