News Releases and Statements

National Turkey Federation's most current news releases are listed first on this page.  
For prior years, visit the News Archives.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03
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CONTACT:
Adrienne Richards, National Turkey Federation
202-730-9637, arichards@turkeyfed.org

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) presented J. Alexander’s with its Seventh Annual “Turkey on the Menu” (T.O.M.) Award at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) convention today. This is the first T.O.M. award winner in the fine dining category. The award honors this fine dining restaurant for its fresh and creative approach to bringing the traditional turkey sandwich to the white tablecloth setting.

“By bringing the...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03
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CONTACT:
Adrienne Richards, National Turkey Federation
202-730-9637, arichards@turkeyfed.org

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) presented Jason’s Deli with its Seventh Annual “Turkey on the Menu” (T.O.M.) Award at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) convention today. The award honors this fast food chain for its wide variety of creative turkey sandwich and salad offerings while promoting health and the environment.

“This chain continues to be an industry leader. They promote healthy, made to order...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03
Look for multiple turkey entrée presentations and take-away holiday dinners to be highlighted this Thanksgiving this year.

For nine years, the Thanksgiving feast at Mike Ditka's downtown Chicago restaurant has offered holiday guests a choice of turkey entrees, including traditional Oven Roasted Turkey, Deep-Fried Turkey and imported New Orleans Turducken. Executive Chef Tom Kenny oversees the preparation for all entrees, as well as the accompaniments, such as flavorful side dishes of Balsamic Flavored Yams and Bread Stuffing with turkey stock and fresh herbs. Dessert offerings include a...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03


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CONTACT:
Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 227, srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org
or Lisa Brackett, Devine & Pearson
617-472-2700 ext. 135 l_brackett@devine-pearson.com

This month the National Turkey Federation (NTF) celebrates the great versatility of turkey that is exhibited by “Turkey Trendsetter” Chef-Owner Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo restaurant in Chicago, IL. Every three...

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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 Lisa Brackett, Devine & Pearson
617-472-2700 ext. 135 l_brackett@devine-pearson.com

This month the National Turkey Federation (NTF) will reveal a guide to turkey cutlets, tailored to the foodservice industry, as part of their featured product series at EatTurkey.com. The web site area provides foodservice operators and chefs useful...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03


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

NTF Chairman Mike Briggs announced the appointment of Joel Brandenberger as the new NTF president, effective Dec. 1.

Brandenberger will implement the federation’s strategic plans as well as promote the interests of all NTF members in the areas of marketing, legislative affairs and regulatory issues. Brandenberger’s 15 years with NTF make him an extremely...

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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 Lisa Brackett, Devine & Pearson
617-472-2700 ext. 135 l_brackett@devine-pearson.com

This month the National Turkey Federation (NTF) will take the opportunity to familiarize foodservice operators with turkey sausage through its featured product series at EatTurkey.com. The web site area provides practical information on the various types...

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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

President George W. Bush and National Turkey Federation (NTF) Chairman Mike Briggs continued a 59-year-old holiday tradition today when Briggs presented the president with the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a White House Rose Garden ceremony.

Briggs gave Bush “Flyer,” a 20-week-old, 36-pound tom. Visitors to the White House Web site (www.whitehouse.gov) voted on the name for the National...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03


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CONTACT:
Joel Brandenberger, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 226, jbrandenberger@turkeyfed.org
 

National Turkey Federation (NTF) President Joel Brandenberger announced the promotion of three NTF staff members: Sherrie Rosenblatt to vice president of marketing and communications; Michael Rybolt to director of scientific and regulatory affairs; and Brie Wilson to director of member and convention services.

“The Executive Committee and I congratulate...

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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 Lisa Brackett, Devine & Pearson
617-472-2700 ext. 135 l_brackett@devine-pearson.com

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) announced the top five most-viewed foodservice recipes from its popular recipe database at EatTurkey.com. Foodservice professionals recognize the web site as a primary resource for successful turkey menu ideas, with...

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