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October 7, 2019

Blended Meat Products

Someone recently asked me for my thoughts on blended meat and plant protein products. I think this is a good topic to discuss because poultry producers are now introducing blended chicken products to the market. Not Bell & Evans. The first thing to understand is that the big commodity producers are the ones pushing blended...

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April 22, 2019

Celebrating Our First Earth Day as Landfill Free!

At Bell & Evans, we make decisions based on common sense practices and what the right thing is to do. Where we see opportunities for improvement, we work to do better. Last year, we began conversations with Sustainable Waste Solutions in Souderton, PA, about becoming a landfill free business. As of March this year, we...

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February 4, 2019

“Whole Breast Meat” Versus “All White Meat” Nuggets. Do You Know the Difference?

Bell & Evans chicken nuggets are made from 100% whole breast meat. That’s “whole” as in “one piece.” Picture buying fresh boneless, skinless chicken breasts from your local grocery store. You take them home, cut each into four to six pieces and then bread them to make for dinner. That’s essentially what you’re getting from...

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January 15, 2019

Signing the High Performance Farms Initiative at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show

I’ve been waiting for this day to come for months! On Friday morning, at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show, I, along with several other public and non-government partners, had the pleasure of signing the High Performance Farms Initiative. This voluntary letter of intent states that Bell & Evans, along with the other signees, commits to...

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January 14, 2019

The Significance of Our Oregano Oil Supplement

It was six years ago that the New York Times wrote a story about our use of oregano oil in chicken feed. Now that “oregano” has become a buzz word in the industry, I thought it would be helpful to explain why and how we use oregano oil in our feed and clarify the differences...

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October 1, 2018

Are You a Belletarian?

I’m sure you’re familiar with vegetarian and vegan diets, and you may have heard the term “flexitarian” to describe someone who mainly eats plant-based foods with the occasional meat. But, have you heard of a Belletarian™? I’m here to tell you they exist! A Belletarian is someone who eats a plant-based diet with the exception...

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June 18, 2018

Simple Ingredients

Do you know what’s in your burger? How about your hot dog? If you buy Bell & Evans Chicken Franks or Burgers, you’ll recognize all the ingredients. You could probably even memorize them. Our Chicken Burgers are made from just three ingredients – chicken, salt and pepper. That’s it. Our Organic Chicken Franks aren’t much...

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May 22, 2018

My Ongoing Fight Against Antibiotics

I began raising and selling chickens at age seven or eight and it was my passion from day one. I wanted my chickens to be healthy and happy. Even as a kid, common sense told me that chickens – or any animal for that matter – could be raised without the need for antibiotics if...

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May 17, 2018

ASPCA Visit

We had the pleasure of hosting four representatives from the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) last week. I showed them our further processing and packaging facility and took them on a tour of our new organic certified, animal-welfare-focused Chicken Hatchery. We also took time to sit and talk about animal...

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April 20, 2018

Is Your “Organic” Purchase Organic?

When you pay a premium for “organic,” you assume the item you’re purchasing is free from pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics or food additives. You believe the producer and its suppliers and farmers are committed to providing high quality foods, using agriculture’s most sustainable best practices. This should be the case! Unfortunately, a growing demand for organic...

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