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Explore Those Beautiful Bean Products

Grillin'

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Savory

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Snacks

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Chili & Starters

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Variety

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Sidekicks

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ALL OF THE BEANS.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are your products gluten-free?

All Bush’s® canned bean products are gluten-free. We do use corn starch in some of our products, but it does not contain gliadin gluten from wheat, barley, oats or rye grains, which may cause adverse responses in people suffering from celiac sprue. In addition, the vinegar used in our canned bean products is corn-based and distilled.

Are your products dairy- and casein-free?

All Bush’s® canned bean products are dairy- and casein-free.

Do your products contain MSG?

Glutamic acid is one of the 20 proteinogenic amino acids, and occurs naturally in many foods. We do not add monosodium glutamate (MSG) to our products as a flavor enhancer.

Do Bush’s® Baked Beans contain any allergens?

None of our Bush’s® Baked Beans products contain any of the eight major allergens as defined by Food Allergen Labeling and consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA).

What ingredients make up the "natural flavoring" in Bush’s® Baked Beans?

Although the exact make-up of our Secret Family Recipe is proprietary, the "natural flavoring" in our Bush’s® Baked Beans does not contain any of the eight major allergens as defined by Food Allergen Labeling and consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA).

Do Bush’s® Savory Beans contain any allergens?

None of our Bush’s® Savory Beans products contain any of the eight major allergens as defined by Food Allergen Labeling and consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA). 

What ingredients make up the "natural flavoring" Bush’s® Savory Beans?

The exact make up of "natural flavoring" is considered proprietary; however, none of our Bush’s® Savory Beans products contain any of the eight major allergens as defined by Food Allergen Labeling and consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA). 

Do Bush’s® Chili Beans contain any allergens?

None of our Bush’s® Chili Beans products contain any of the eight major allergens as defined by Food Allergen Labeling and consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA).

PRODUCT QUESTIONS

What products do you make?

We're best known for our Baked Beans, but we actually make a wide range of products, including Grillin’ Beans, Variety Beans and Savory Beans. Read about them here.

Can I eat product beyond the “Best By” date on the can?

Our canned bean products have a "Best By" date printed on the packaging. We recommend that products be used by that date. If properly stored, our canned bean products may be safe beyond that date; however, they will most likely have an altered flavor or appearance.

Are your products kosher?

Our Vegetarian Baked Beans are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU). Even though they are not vegan-certified, the natural flavoring used in our Vegetarian Baked Beans is animal-free.

In addition our Bush’s® Less Sugar & Sodium Brown Sugar Baked Beans and Bush’s® Less Sugar & Sodium Sweet & Tangy Baked Beans are kosher-certified and vegetarian.

What Bush’s® products are vegetarian?

Several of our products are vegetarian. A complete list is below.

  • Vegetarian Baked Beans
  • Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans
  • Barbecue Baked Beans
  • Sweet Heat Baked Beans
  • Organic Baked Beans
  • Bush’s® Less Sugar & Sodium Brown Sugar Baked Beans
  • Bush’s® Less Sugar & Sodium Sweet & Tangy Baked Beans
  • Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grillin’ Beans
  • Southern Pit Barbecue Grillin’ Beans
  • Steakhouse Recipe Grillin’ Beans
  • Honey Chipotle Grillin’ Beans
  • Blackeye Peas
  • Blackeye Peas with Snaps
  • Black Beans
  • Reduced Sodium Black Beans
  • Seasoned Recipe Black Beans
  • Organic Black Beans
  • Baby Butter Beans
  • Large Butter Beans
  • Cannellini Beans
  • Reduced Sodium Cannellini Beans
  • Garbanzos – Chick Peas
  • Reduced Sodium Garbanzos
  • Organic Garbanzos
  • Great Northern Beans
  • Reduced Sodium Great Northern Beans
  • Field Peas with Snaps
  • Dark Red Kidney Beans
  • Reduced Sodium Dark Red Kidney Beans
  • Organic Dark Red Kidney Beans
  • Light Red Kidney Beans
  • Navy Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Reduced Sodium Pinto Beans
  • Fat-Free Refried Beans
  • Organic Pinto Beans
  • Pinto Beans with Jalapenos
  • Purple Hull Peas
  • Red Beans
  • Chili Beans – Pinto Beans in Chili Sauce
  • Chili Beans – Red Beans in Chili Sauce
  • Chili Beans – Black Beans in Chili Sauce
  • Chili Beans – Kidney Beans in Chili Sauce
  • Chili Beans – Mixed Beans in Chili Sauce
  • Chili Beans – Pinto Beans in Chili Sauce – Low Sodium
  • Chili Beans – Red Beans in Chili Sauce – Low Sodium
  • Chili Magic Chili Starter – Traditional
  • Chili Magic Chili Starter – Texas
  • Golden Hominy
  • White Hominy

Does Bush’s® make any reduced sodium products?

We have several reduced sodium products available.

  • Black Beans
  • Cannellini Beans
  • Dark Red Kidney Beans
  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Great Northern Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Bush’s® Less Sugar & Sodium Brown Sugar Baked Beans
  • Bush’s® Less Sugar & Sodium Sweet & Tangy Baked Beans
  • Chili Beans – Pinto Beans in Chili Sauce – Low Sodium
  • Chili Beans – Red Beans in Chili Sauce – Low Sodium

Although not all stores carry every product, you can use our product finder tool or contact our Consumer Relations department to locate a store near you.

It is also possible to reduce the sodium content by draining and rinsing canned beans. University-based researchers studied the effect on sodium content when canned beans are drained and rinsed. They studied the average sodium content per serving of multiple brands of five types of popular canned beans (Red Kidney, Garbanzo, Pinto, Black, and Great Northern). All brands and all types demonstrated significant reductions in sodium after 1) draining and 2) draining followed by rinsing 10 seconds with running tap water and draining for two minutes. Overall, the draining treatment reduced sodium by 36% and the draining followed by rinsing reduced sodium by 41%.

The results of this study only apply to our canned beans that are not in seasoned sauce. The research study did not include our Baked Beans, Grillin' Beans, Chili Magic or other beans in seasoned sauce.

I am unable to find a particular product in my area. Can you help me locate it?

Yes, we can help. Although distribution of our Baked Beans line is national, not all stores carry all sizes and varieties. To find the item you’re looking for, please try our product finder tool or contact our Consumer Relations department via our Contact Us page, call us at 1-800-590-3797 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Eastern Time, or write to us at:

Bush Brothers & Company
Consumer Relations
P.O. Box 52330
Knoxville, TN 37950-2330

Is it possible to order product from you?

Yes, it’s possible to order the majority of our canned bean products by the case for delivery in the continental United States. For pricing and ordering information, contact our Consumer Relations department via our Contact Us page, call us at 1-800-590-3797 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Eastern Time, or write to us at:

Bush Brothers & Company Consumer Relations P.O. Box 52330 Knoxville, TN 37950-2330

 

Where can I purchase your products outside the United States?

Currently, we only distribute a few of our products outside of the U.S. to Canada. However, some of our products may be sold in other countries by various importers. At this time, we do not ship directly to consumers outside of the continental U.S.

Is it OK to freeze your product?

There is no need to freeze unopened cans of beans because the canning process preserves our products. After opening, beans can be frozen in an airtight container for a short period of time. There should not be a significant change in the flavor, but the character of the beans will most likely be altered. After being frozen, the beans tend to be much softer than normal. If you do decide to freeze our products, we do not recommend freezing for an extended period of time or freezing in the can.

Can I refrigerate your products in the can after opening?

The best way to store the product after opening the can is in an airtight container in a refrigerator. This preserves the beans for 2–3 days. We do not recommend refrigerating the beans in the can.

How do I submit my idea for a new product?

It is the policy of Bush Brothers & Company to avoid reading or accepting any unsolicited ideas for new products, product improvements, advertising or packaging concepts. Our staff may be working on similar ideas and this policy avoids confusion about our ownership of new concepts. Information sent to us will be treated as non-proprietary and non-confidential. Any suggestions become the property of Bush Brothers & Company and may or may not be used by us for any purpose.

COMPANY QUESTIONS

Does Bush’s® have a visitor center?

Yes, Bush’s® Visitor Center is located in the town where it all began, Chestnut Hill, Tennessee. It has the original general store A.J. Bush opened, a theater, exhibits showcasing the Bush’s® story and a café. The menu features deli sandwiches, salads, hamburgers and hot dogs, a daily special, vegetables, beans, homemade desserts and an ice cream shop. For hours, please see our Visitor’s Center page. If you need more information please call (865)-509-3077 or find directions here.

Are pets allowed at the Bush’s® Visitor Center?

Service animals, as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), are welcome inside the buildings at our Visitor's Center. The ADA defines service animals as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Please leave other pets at home.

Do you offer tours of your facilities?

Although we do not offer tours of our manufacturing facilities, you can see many features of how our products are made at our Visitors Center in Chestnut Hill, Tennessee.

Do you have any information on the history of your company?

Yes. You can find that information right here. You can also purchase “The Community of Companions,” a book about our company history, in our online store.

How can I purchase stock/get an annual report?

Because Bush Brothers & Company is a family-owned corporation, our company stock is not available to the general public. And because we are privately held, our annual report is not made public.

Where can I send my resume for employment?

At this time, Bush Brothers & Company does not accept unsolicited resumes for non-advertised positions. If you would like to contact our various Human Resources departments, letters can be directed as follows:

Knoxville Office:
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 52330
Knoxville, TN 37950-2330
(865) 588-7685

Dandridge, Tennessee, Plant:
Human Resources Department
3304 Chestnut Hill Road
Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 509-2361

Augusta, Wisconsin, Plant:
Human Resources Department
600 S Bush Brothers Drive
Augusta, WI 54722
(715) 286-2211

How do I submit my idea for a new ad?

It is our policy to avoid accepting any unsolicited ideas about new products, product improvements, advertising or packaging concepts. Information sent to us will be treated as non-proprietary and non-confidential. Any suggestions become the property of Bush Brothers & Company and may or may not be used by us for any purpose.

 

If you can't find what you are looking for, or if you would like to send us additional comments, please contact our Consumer Relations department via our Contact Us page, call us at 1-800-590-3797 or write to us at:

Bush Brothers & Company
Consumer Relations
P.O. Box 52330
Knoxville, TN 37950-2330