Q: What are Allen Harim chickens fed?
A: Our chickens are fed a mix of corn, soybeans, sorghum and wheat, which provides an abundant supply of vitamins and minerals. Our feed contains no hormones or steroids.
Q: What does "All Natural" mean?
A: USDA has defined "Natural" as minimally processed with no artificial ingredients. Allen Harim chicken is minimally processed without adding any ingredients.
Q: Do your chickens receive any hormones or steroids?
A: Absolutely not. Our chickens do not receive growth hormones or steroids in any way. In fact, the use of hormones has been illegal in poultry since 1952.
Q: Are your products Gluten-Free?
A: Yes. All of our fresh chicken we sell is gluten-free.
Q: Are your chickens genetically modified?
A: No. Our chickens are not genetically modified. Please visit the link (http://www.nationalchickencouncil.org/genetically-modified-organism-gmo-use-in-the-chicken-industry/) to learn more about GMO use in the chicken industry.
Q: How are the chickens raised?
A: Allen Harim's chickens are grown only in state-of-the-art poultry houses, which provide ample room to roam, plenty of fresh air and water from farm wells and springs.
Q: Where do our chickens come from?
A: All of our chickens are raised in Eastern shore of Maryland and Delaware.
Q: Are your chickens produced in the United States?
A: YES. All of our chickens are hatched, raised and harvested in the United States.
Q: Does your company have an animal welfare policy?
A: YES. Allen Harim is committed to raising and processing poultry that have been treated humanely in ways that meet or exceed industry standards. Every Allen Harim employee and grower signs a humane treatment pledge that specifies: * Humane handling of live poultry at every step of the process * Training of all employees and contract growers * Facility management that maintains bird comfort * Facilities with live birds have emergency plans in place
Q: Are you continuing to support all of your current facilities?
A: Our capital improvement plan calls for nearly $35 million of capital investment across the company this year, with monies allocated to every location.
Q: Where can you buy Allen Harim poultry?
A: Our customers span the Eastern Seaboard and include private label tray packaging for grocery chains; 8-piece chicken selections for grocery and convenience stores; and Allen Harim's brand Nature's Sensation is an antibiotic-free chicken that can be purchased in meat cases in supermarkets.
Q: Do you have Antibiotic Free products?
A: YES. Our Antibiotic Free(ABF) products are available under our Nature's Sensation label or in private labels. Our ABF chickens are 100% Veggie Fed, 100% Antibiotic Free and Raised cage-free on family farms.
Q: Do you sell halal chicken?
A: Yes. Allen Harim offers a full line of certified mechanical Halal products. Our Al-Mazra' ah and Allen Harim labels, produced at our USDA inspected plants, are committed to Halal production and process in accordance with Islamic rules, contains Halal ingredients and lawful for Muslim consumption.
Q: Does darkening around the bones mean the cooked chicken meat is spoiled?
A: Darkening around bones occurs primarily in young chickens. Since their bones have not calcified completely, pigment from the bone marrow can seep through the porous bones. Freezing can also contribute to this seepage. When the chicken is cooked, the pigment turns dark. It is perfectly safe to eat chicken meat that turns dark during cooking.