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October 5, 2017

Baby Wipes…Really?

Some commodity chicken producers claim to wipe down their eggs with baby wipes.  We don’t do this at Bell & Evans, and I think this practice raises some questions. Freshly laid eggs have a natural, anti-bacterial coating on them called the bloom that keeps bacteria from entering.  Shells are porous, so when you wash off...

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September 29, 2017

Chlorinated Chicken Concerns – Is Europe Overreacting?

Since Brexit, the U.S. and U.K. have been talking about a trade deal.  One of the biggest disputes is regarding American chicken!  Europe doesn’t want American chicken because of a process called “water chilling” that most U.S. poultry producers use…not Bell & Evans though.  We use 100% air chill to cool our chickens. In chicken...

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August 17, 2017

“Special” Isn’t Good Enough for Us

Our take on the August 14, 2017, Bloomberg article “That Chicken From Whole Foods Isn’t So Special Anymore.” We agree that the chicken at the other end of the case shouldn’t be there. At Bell & Evans, we have been perfecting “The Excellent Chicken” for over 100 years. We uphold the highest animal welfare standards...

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April 5, 2017

White Striping, White Striation or Woody Breasts on Chicken

This issue is all about genetics and industry greed. There are only three major breeding companies in the broiler industry—in the world! One of the breeding companies is owned by a major chicken producer, another owned by investment bankers. And they all breed chickens to achieve the following goals, with little to no thought for...

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April 1, 2017

The Excellent Chicken

Hi there. My name is Scott Sechler, and this is my chicken blog. Some people buy into businesses and others build them. Well, I’ve worked with and around chickens for almost my entire life, so I’ve learned a thing or two throughout the years. I’m proud to have grown Bell & Evans into the family...

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