nutrition, diet & allergy
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, any vinegar used in our canned bean products is corn-based and distilled.
Are your products dairy & casein free?
All BUSH’S® canned bean products are dairy & 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).
If you did not find an answer to your question, please call us at 1-800-590-3797, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern Time, or write to us at:
What ingredients make up the "natural flavoring" in BUSH'S® Baked Beans products?
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).
What products do you make?
What is the shelf life of your products? How long are they safe to consume?
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 altered flavor or appearance.
Are your products kosher?
Our Vegetarian Baked Beans and Reduced Sodium Vegetarian Baked Beans are certified as 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.
What BUSH’S® products are vegetarian?
- • Vegetarian Baked Beans
- • Reduced Sodium Vegetarian Baked Beans
- • Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans
- • Organic Baked Beans
- • Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grillin’ Beans
- • Southern Pit Barbecue Grillin’ Beans
- • Steakhouse Recipe Grillin’ Beans
- • Honey Chipotle Grillin’ Beans
- • Cocina Latina Frijoles Cubanos
- • Cocina Latina Pintos a la Diabla
- • 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
- • Mixed 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
- • White 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 Magic Chili Starter – Traditional
- • Chili Magic Chili Starter – Texas
- • Golden Hominy
- • White Hominy
Several of our products are vegetarian, a complete list is below.
Does BUSH'S® make any Reduced Sodium products?
- Black Beans
- Cannellini Beans
- Dark Red Kidney Beans
- Garbanzo Beans
- Great Northern Beans
- Pinto Beans
- Vegetarian Baked Beans
We have seven Reduced Sodium products available:
Although not all stores carry every product; however, 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 & draining for 2 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, which 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, available from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Eastern Time, or write to us at:
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, available from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Eastern Time, or write to us at:
Where can I purchase your products outside the United States?
Currently, we only distribute our Baked Beans outside of the U.S. to Canada. Some of our products may, however, 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 about 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.
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, along with a café. The menu features deli sandwiches, salads, hamburgers/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.
Do you offer tours of your facilities?
Do you have any information on the history of your company?
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 Bush Brothers & Company?
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:
Where is my recipe box?
We wanted to give everyone a simple way to discover, rate and share recipes. In doing so, the recipe box was discontinued. We hope you'll love the new experience just as much, and we invite you to explore our recipe section and Pin, print or even email recipes to yourself—no sign-in necessary.
If you're looking for a particular BUSH'S® recipe you had stored in your recipe box, please contact us and we'll try our best to help you find it.
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.
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: