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Frequently Asked Questions

    Product Questions

    • 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.



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


    • 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.


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

    • 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).


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



    • 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.

    • Our following products are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU).

      • Vegetarian Baked Beans
      • Bush’s® Less Sugar & Sodium Brown Sugar Baked Beans
      • Bush’s® Less Sugar & Sodium Sweet & Tangy Baked Beans

      Although they are not vegan-certified, the natural flavoring used in our Vegetarian Baked Beans is animal-free.

    • 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
      • 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
      • Classic Homestyle Chili Magic® Chili Starter
      • Campfire Style Chili Magic® Chili Starter
      • Hearty Heat Chili Magic® Chili Starter
      • Golden Hominy
      • White Hominy
      • Rustic Tuscany Chickpeas
      • Simmerin’ Caribbean Black Beans
      • Southwest Zest Pinto Beans
      • Habanero Lime Bean Dip
      • Spicy Black Bean Dip
    • 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.

       



    • Yes, we can help.

      Distribution of our Baked Beans line is national; however, 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.

    • Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to offer direct case sales to consumers; however, our Product Finder tool can help you locate stores near you stocking product or you can 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 for assistance.

    • Currently, we only distribute a few of our products outside of the U.S. to Canada. Some of our products may be sold in other countries by various importers; however, we do not ship directly to consumers outside of the continental U.S.



    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Our company is always looking for ways to improve our product assortment and bring new bean ideas to our consumers. As we introduce new products, we sometimes have to discontinue others, and that is what happened with our Savory Beans® line. To address consumer feedback, we launched a new line called Sidekicks. If you enjoyed our Savory Beans® products, we believe you will find something you really like in this new line, too.



    • Unfortunately, our Bean Chips products have been discontinued. Our company is always looking for ways to improve our product assortment and bring new bean ideas to our consumers. As we introduce new products, we sometimes have to discontinue others.

    Company Questions

    • 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.


    • Service animals, as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), are welcome inside the buildings at our Visitor 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.


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



    • You can find out more about our company right here.

    • Because Bush Brothers & Company is a privately held, family-owned corporation, our company stock is not available to the general public and we do not publicly release our annual report.

    • 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



    • 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