The International Poultry Council (IPC) was formed to bring together poultry industry leaders from around the world to address issues of trade, science, and improve relations between nations. More than 20 countries are now represented in the IPC’s membership.

The IPC was established to represent all poultry associations in addressing consumer issues and policies and to represent the poultry industry before the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the Codex Alimentarius.

In 2008, the OIE granted recognition to the IPC as the official organization representing the world’s poultry meat producers and, under a Memorandum of Understanding, the OIE consults the IPC when developing global animal health and welfare issues.

Earlier this year, the FAO signed a memorandum with the IPC recognizing the organization as the official body representing the global industry. The IPC has also received similar recognition from the Codex Alimentarius Commission.


The council initiates and develops policies to advance the interests of the industry and, through its regular meetings, members have the opportunity to shape decisions and policies.

The council operates a members’ only website, where documentation, minutes of meetings and a directory of members can be accessed.

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