NCC yesterday issued a statement in response to a New York Times opinion piece, “Arsenic in our chicken,” and refuted the findings of recent studies from Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health that claim to have found certain chemical and antimicrobial residues in chicken feather meal.

“Chickens in the United States produced for meat are NOT given ‘arsenic’ as an additive in chicken feed, or any of the other compounds mentioned in these studies,” NCC said.  The full statement can be found here.

NCC has been responding to numerous media inquiries and interviews, and NCC President Mike Brown submitted a letter to the editor of the New York Times in response to Nicholas Kristof’s inaccurate and misleading opinion piece on the subject.