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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.

Scott Sechler on Dr Oz In Defense of American Chicken

Scott Sechler on Dr Oz In Defense of American Chicken

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.


  1. Wenda Carpenter says:

    My family and I came across Bell ans Evans on the -internet and because we lived within an hours drive to the retail store we took the drive. Much to our surprise what we find was beyond our expectation.
    We were even more excited when we cooked the chicken and sank our teeth into the products. Results are now we are sold o Bell and Evans . Can’t wait to go back for more. Will we tell others ? Yes , the chicken was so tender and moist.We appreciate the processing procedure and purity of the Chicken. I used to like beef hot dogs but after tasting Bell and Evans chicken hot dogs I have found another product I could eat in confidence. I highly recommend Ball and Evans products. #1 voted for Chicken products.

    1. We are so glad you like our chicken! Thank you!

  2. Pam H. says:

    Yours is the only chicken we eat! We miss it when we go on vacations!! Thank you for such quality chicken!

    1. You’re welcome and thank you, Pam!

  3. Christina K. says:

    Bell and Evans chicken is the ONLY chicken I serve in our house! Love it!

    1. Thank you, Christina!

  4. Michelle I. says:

    Does the chicken hot dogs have nitrates?

    1. Hi Michelle, our Chicken Franks are nitrite, nitrate and casein free. They are also organic and only contain 5 ingredients. Read about them on Scott’s Blog:

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