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“In recent taste tests, fresh chicken from Bell & Evans rated better than average. A bit fresher-tasting; a bit juicier than most, including Perdue chicken that were not quite as fresh-tasting.”– A leading independent consumer magazine

March 30, 2021
The 100 Healthiest Foods You Can Buy at the Grocery Store
Men’s Health magazine selects products every year it considers Best Foods for Men based on protein, fiber, healthy fats, fewest calories and least added sugars. Two years in a row, our Spatchcock Chicken has made their list.
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September 3, 2020
The 18 Best Air Fryer Groceries for Anyone Who’s Missing Bar Snacks These Days
WE know how delicious Bell & Evans chicken cooks in an air fryer, but it’s always nice to receive unsolicited third-party reviews. TWO Bell & Evans products made this list of best air fryer foods!
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March 20, 2020
I Tried 4 Different Frozen Chicken Nuggets and was Surprised by How Different They All Were
In an honest taste test comparing four popular frozen chicken nuggets, Insider reporter Rachel Askinasi and her 6-year-old nephew favor Bell & Evans over other brands.
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March 19, 2019
The Healthiest Frozen Chicken Nuggets, According To Nutritionists
Before you just reach for the box that claims “all natural,” we’ve sifted through the ingredients and nutrients important to kids’ diets with the expertise of three registered dietitians, so you don’t have to.
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January 9, 2019
Food Network Editors’ 50 Favorite Groceries
Bell & Evans boneless, skinless chicken thighs.  Most of us pass up chicken breasts for the more tender and versatile (and cheaper) chicken thighs. They’re great in everything from stir fries to stews.
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April 16, 2018
Taste Test: Frozen Chicken Nuggets
These were the overall winner of our chicken nugget taste test. Although they take twice as long to bake — 20 to 25 minutes to all the other brands’ 12 to 14 minutes — they tasted closest to a homemade nugget.
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September 8, 2017
Nation’s First Organic Chicken Hatchery Certified in Pennsylvania
Bell & Evans, an organic chicken producer based in Pennsylvania, has recently become the first USDA certified organic chicken hatchery with a focus on the humane treatment of animals in the U.S.
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December 12, 2016
“Fab Food Plant” of 2016
Food Engineering Magazine lauded our 160,000-square foot chicken packaging, storage and processing facility for its focus on lean manufacturing, sustainability and food safety.
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November 18, 2016
“Business of the Century”
The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce praised Bell & Evans for making a longstanding, positive impact in the community.
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October 24, 2016
Philanthropist of the Year 2016
The Association of Fundraising Professionals presented this award to Bell & Evans President, Scott Sechler for his philanthropy and volunteer fundraising.
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October 1, 2016
Outstanding Organic Producer 2016
Pennsylvania Certified Organic, a USDA-accredited organic certifying agency, recognized Bell & Evans President Scott Sechler for his exceptional commitment to high-quality organic production, promoting organic products, and supporting the integrity of organic goods in the market.
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July 15, 2016
Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania
The Central Penn Business Journal included Bell & Evans on its list of fastest growing companies in central Pennsylvania.
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April 22, 2016
Whole Foods New Product Innovation Award
Whole Foods recognized Bell & Evans for continually leading the chicken industry, setting the model many other chicken suppliers over the years have chosen to emulate.
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June 2, 2015
White House Forum on Combating Antibiotic Resistance
Bell & Evans President Scott Sechler was invited to share his innovative views on antibiotic use in the food industry.
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December 10, 2014
Men’s Health Recognizes Bell & Evans Chicken
In an article about the poultry industry, the magazine touted Bell & Evans’ clean, humane living conditions and 100% Air Chilled method.
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September 12, 2013
The Food Network Deems Bell & Evans Chicken Nuggets “The Healthiest”
In its Healthy Eats column, the Food Network recommended Bell & Evans for “a beautifully simple ingredient list and chicken raised without antibiotics.”
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March 29, 2012
Distinguished Service in the Agriculture Industry
The PennAg Industries Association awarded Bell & Evans President Scott Sechler for his outstanding accomplishment in agriculture.
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January 27, 2012
Bon Appetit Supermarket Standoff Winner
In the magazine’s frozen wing cook-off, Bell & Evans Buffalo Style Chicken Wings won the blind challenge for flavor and was also most nutritious.
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January 14, 2012
Real Simple Winning Super Bowl Snack
Real Simple described Bell & Evans Buffalo Style Chicken Wings as “meaty … with just the right amount of heat, crunch, and zesty sauce.”
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March 4, 1981
New York Times calls Bell & Evans “The Excellent Chicken”
The New York Times called Bell & Evans the best chicken in its testing, saying “Leading brand names such as Paramount, Perdue and Cookin’ Good were not up to the standard of the Bell & Evans chickens.”
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