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National Chicken Cooking Contest Suspended

by 5m Editor
21 September 2009, at 9:15am

US - The economic slowdown has claimed another victim as the National Chicken Council (NCC) announced that the National Chicken Cooking Contest will be suspended indefinitely after 48 competitions over 60 years.

"The National Chicken Cooking Contest has been one of the country's premiere competitive cooking events, but the economic realities facing our industry required us to take a hard look at all our programmes, and unfortunately the Contest has been suspended," said NCC president, George Watts.

NCC continues to promote chicken, encourage greater consumption, and educate consumers about the advantages of chicken through other programs, Mr Watts said. The Food Media Seminar that has been co-sponsored by NCC and US Poultry & Egg Association is unaffected by the announcement and will continue to be held, he said.