Baked Beans Voluntary Recall Notice

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UPDATE — July 25, 2017

Bush Brothers & Company is voluntarily recalling certain 28 ounce cans of Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans and Original Baked Beans because cans may have defective side seams.

We are experiencing high volume in consumer response and apologize for any delay in getting back to you.

If you are concerned about the safety of your product, please follow these instructions.

  1. Check the Best By date on the bottom of the can.
    • If the Best By date is any date other than “Jun 2019”, then your product is NOT included in this recall.
    • If the Best By date reads “Jun 2019”, please proceed to step 2.
    To find the information on your product: Best By dates are on the right of the printed detail.
  2. If the Best By date reads “Jun 2019”, check the Lot Code on the bottom of the can. Only the following Lot Codes are affected:
    • 28 ounce Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans lot codes
      • 6097S GF
      • 6097P GF
    • 28 ounce Country Style Baked Beans lot codes
      • 6077S RR
      • 6077P RR
      • 6087S RR
      • 6087P RR
    • 28 ounce Original Baked Beans lot codes
      • 6057S LC
      • 6057P LC
    To find the information on your product: Lot Code Numbers are on the upper left of the printed detail.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If your can matches BOTH the Best By date AND a Lot Code above, then your product is included in the recall. We ask that you contact us by calling 1-800-590-3797 Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. We urge you to dispose of these affected products immediately even if the beans do not look or smell spoiled.

For additional questions or for information on replacement of affected product, we can also be reached by visiting our Contact Us page.

As a fourth-generation family-owned business, we are guided by our values of integrity, caring, responsibility, and trust and we apologize for any inconvenience or concern this situation may cause. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this issue. We appreciate your continued loyalty.

Visual of Impacted Products


BUSH’S® BEST BROWN SUGAR HICKORY BAKED BEANS Voluntary Recall announced July 22, 2017 – 28 ounce with Lot Codes 6097S GF and 6097P GF with Best By date of Jun 2019


BUSH’S® BEST COUNTRY STYLE BAKED BEANS Voluntary Recall announced July 22, 2017 – 28 ounce with Lot Codes 6077S RR, 6077P RR, 6087S RR, 6087P RR with the Best By date of Jun 2019


BUSH’S® BEST ORIGINAL BAKED BEANS Voluntary Recall announced July 22, 2017 – 28 ounce with Lot Codes 6057S LC and 6057P LC with the Best By date of Jun 2019

A Message For Our Customers

July 22, 2017

For more than 100 years, Bush Brothers & Company has been dedicated to producing the highest quality products for our valued consumers, customers and their families.

On July 22, 2017, we announced a voluntary recall of certain 28 ounce cans of BUSH’S® Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans and Original Baked Beans due to potentially defective side seams on the cans. This recall was initiated after our internal quality assurance checks identified the issue. Subsequent investigations indicated a temporary quality issue from one of our can suppliers. The problem was corrected and no other product is affected.

As a fourth generation family owned business, we are guided by our values of integrity, caring, responsibility, and trust and we apologize for any inconvenience or concern this situation may cause. It’s important to note that, to date, no illnesses or other adverse consequences have been reported in connection with this voluntary recall; however, we urge you to dispose of these affected products immediately even if the beans do not look or smell spoiled. We are working with our retailers to ensure timely removal of affected product from their warehouses and shelves.

To view the affected Lot Numbers and Best By dates, please see below. BUSH’S® Consumer Relations is available to answer any questions you may have by calling 1-800-590-3797 Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Information may also be found on our website at www.bushbeans.com.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this issue. We appreciate your continued loyalty.

All my best,


Drew Everett
Fourth Generation Family Member & Chairman of the Board