National Poultry Day 2013
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For the lovers of chicken wings, turkey breast sandwiches, barbequed chickens and for those who can’t have a good day’s meal without having an egg.
Well!! Here is your day to celebrate their existence in your diet. March 19th is officially recognized as the national Poultry Day in the United States. There are several food holidays that are celebrated all across the country and this is definitely one of the most popular. Poultry refers to domestic fowl that are normally raised for meat and eggs such as chicken, turkey, ducks and geese to name a few.
Though the origin of this day is yet to be known, but it’s definitely patronized by the poultry industry. In USA, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees the poultry production and it’s estimated that around 9 billion chickens are raised in US alone.
Poultry has been with mankind since a long time. It is speculated that it was the European explorers who introduced the chicken to American soil in the 16th century. But it was the time of the World War’s which saw an exponential rise in the poultry industry to match the scarcity of food. Since that day the industry has modernized and there has been exceptional improvement in storing and packaging techniques of poultry products.