News Releases and Statements

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Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 00:00

Incoming Officers Reflect Diversity of the Turkey Industry

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) today elected the 2013 Executive Committee (EC) during its annual convention being held in San Diego.  Elected by the NTF Board of Directors, the EC contains a diverse group of turkey industry leaders.  Among them is John Burkel—an independent turkey grower from Badger, Minnesota—who was elected 2013 NTF chairman.

The Board also elected Gary Cooper, chief operating officer of Cooper Farms in Ohio, as vice chairman; and, Jihad Douglas, president of...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 12:23

San Diego, California, February 14, 2013 -

San Diego, CAThe National Turkey Federation (NTF) presented its 11th annual “Turkey on the Menu” (T.O.M.) Awards at its national convention today. The awards recognize food service providers in the categories of supermarket foodservice, fast food, quick casual, mid-scale, and full service dining who best featured innovative turkey dishes on their menus. 

NTF president Joel Brandenberger said, “The T.O.M. awards truly illustrate...

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 00:00

Cutting an essential, legally mandated program not the way to address budget deficit, groups say

 
The National Turkey Federation (NTF), along with 37 organizations representing various aspects of animal agriculture, livestock and poultry producers, food processing and manufacturing, retail, international trade and transportation, wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to express strong concerns with the possibility of furloughing the nation's federal meat, poultry and egg products inspectors in the event sequestration goes...
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 233, srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org
or Leslee McGovern, Devine & Pearson
617-472-2700 ext. 137 lmcgovern@devine-pearson.com

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) hails Su Jin Yoo, a finalist in the Philadelphia Daily News Yo A Cook's Off culinary reality series and student at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, for her Braised Turkey in Red Wine, Mashed Sweet Potatoes...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 227, srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org
or Maryanne Keeney, Devine & Pearson
617-472-2700 ext. 137 mkeeney@devine-pearson.com

Taking Turkey's Temperature is Key to Healthy Holiday Feasts
Whole Turkey Should be Cooked to 170 Degrees F in the Breast

WASHINGTON, D.C. -...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 233, srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org
or Leslee McGovern, Devine & Pearson
617-472-2700 ext. 137 lmcgovern@devine-pearson.com

The National Turkey Federation's (NTF) "Turkey, Savor the Success" series on eatturkey.com features a special recipe page of turkey dishes that offer the best value. The collection includes 16 recipes from commercial foodservice professionals in...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Alice Johnson, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 226, ajohnson@turkeyfed.org
 

Michael Rybolt, the National Turkey Federation (NTF) manager of scientific and technical affairs, today received a Ph.D. in Veterinary Medical Science with emphasis on food safety from Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

“Michael’s doctorate degree is in assessing foodborne pathogens on live poultry, which provides an additional strength to the...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 227, srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org
or Kathleen Donlin, Devine & Pearson
617-472-2700 ext. 107 kdonlin@devine-pearson.com

Looking for the rustic romance foods of Spain or curry-infused dishes from Asia without having to stamp your passport? International cuisine has inspired U.S. food operators to explore the many ingredients, spices and flavors used by their culinary...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 227, srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org
or Maryanne Keeney, Devine & Pearson
617-472-2700 ext. 137 mkeeney@devine-pearson.com

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the new dietary guidelines that encourage a healthy food makeover and the consumption of lower...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 227, srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org

The National Turkey Federation's (NTF) Board of Directors today elected Pete Rothfork to serve as the federation's 2005 chairman. Rothfork is president and CEO of Rothfork Associates in Melrose, Minn.

During his acceptance speech, Rothfork said, “I believe the turkey industry is moving in the...

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