Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the full-service Calico Fish House (in the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach) and also the founder and pizzaiola of the fast-casual Big Parm (New Jersey-style pizza) located in the Mess Hall in Tustin provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where he responds to listeners’ thoughtful inquiries.
Antibiotics have long been used in the raising (before processing) of proteins including chicken, hogs and cattle. One of the largest poultry processors eliminated antibiotics in most of its company-branded items a few years ago and started promoting “no antibiotics ever” in their marketing. That will soon end and some antibiotics (not impacting human health) will now be added to the chickens’ diets. Understand there are no antibiotic residues remaining when the protein (like chicken) is processed and then packaged for human consumption. What’s going on? We’ll “Ask the Chef.”