I recently had the pleasure of speaking on The Dr. Oz Show in an episode called “In Defense of American Chicken” which first aired on September 20, 2017. Bell & Evans was represented alongside two large commodity chicken producers, and together, we answered audience questions as a panel.
The point of the episode was to defend American chicken because of the headlines coming out of Europe claiming that U.S. chicken is lower quality and even unsafe. We had brief opportunities to answer questions regarding chilling methods, labels like “organic” and “all natural,” and the use of antibiotics.
I really appreciate being invited to speak, and I think that the episode generated a lot of interest – and even more questions – about American poultry practices. There’s much more to talk about, so I’m going to follow up with blog posts about other issues touched upon on the show, starting with the chlorinated water chilling method, which Bell & Evans does not use.
Thank you to everyone who reached out with your feedback after the show aired. I love hearing from you, so keep it coming. Just a fun side note – backstage, before the taping, I was greeted by several staff members who are big fans of Bell & Evans chicken. It’s always fun to go to new places and meet people who love our product. Who knows, maybe I’ll get the opportunity to speak with Dr. Oz and America again! Especially since there is so much more to discuss.