National Chicken Council Statement on Suspension of 3-Nitro

Chicken is safe to eat. The Food & Drug Administration says it is NOT raising any alarms about consumption of chicken.

3-Nitro has been used to maintain good health in chicken flocks for many years. It is used in many, but not all, flocks. When used, 3-Nitro is given according to label directions approved by FDA.

Chicken companies will continue to safeguard chicken flocks because healthy flocks are needed to produce healthful food for people. Consumers can continue to buy and eat chicken as they always have.

The National Chicken Council represents integrated chicken producer-processors, the companies that produce and process chickens. Member companies of NCC account for more than 95 percent of the chicken sold in the United States.

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