With the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving upon us – Super Bowl Sunday – there’s no hotter time of year for chicken wings, which have become a staple food on Super Bowl menus.

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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on Wednesday proposed long-awaited federal standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter testing in chicken parts (breasts, legs, and wings), ground chicken, and ground turkey.

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National Chicken Council Chairman of the Board Jerry Lane has announced the chairs for the National Chicken Council’s 2015 standing committees.

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The House Homeland Security Committee approved a $10 billion border security bill late Wednesday on a party-line vote of 18-12.

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Following President Obama’s State of the Union address this week during which he discussed international trade issues, the White House is highlighting trade as a top area for cooperation this year.

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A third outbreak of avian influenza was detected earlier this week in Washington state.  State and federal agriculture officials culled about 120 backyard chickens, geese, and ducks in Clallam County, 125 miles northwest of Seattle, after infections of H5N2 were confirmed.

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Contentious negotiations continue on the West Coast between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), and the federal mediator. 

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President Obama said he will nominate the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) acting deputy chief to take the position officially.

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The January 16 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS)  is now available.

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Maple Leaf Foods, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario  has joined the National Chicken Council as an Allied Leader member company.

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Shenandoah Valley Organic has joined the National Chicken Council as a processor member.

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Don Dalton, retired president of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) died on Monday, January 19 at home in Mayflower,  Arkansas.

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