Bush Beans Recall Issued Over Cans That May Not Be Sealed

Several lots of Bush’s baked beans have been recalled, due to manufacturing defects found with certain cans, which may allow them to split at the seam and cause premature spoiling that could lead to food poisoning

A Bush’s Baked Beans recall (PDF) was announced by Bush Brothers & Company on July 22, affecting several flavors of baked bean products due to a contamination risk from the can seal splitting. To date, no injuries or illnesses have been reported in relation to the recall.

Bush’s recalled the beans after receiving a report from its can supplier, which suggested that the cans may contain a defective side seam, If the baked beans can splits open, it will allow oxygen to enter the cans, which could cause the products to spoil and become contaminated.

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The potential defect was discovered during routine internal quality assurance checks by the supplier. A subsequent investigation has since identified the source of the problem, and it has been corrected, the company claims.

The recall affects 28-ounce cans of Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans with a container lot code of 6097S GF or 6097P GF, Country Style Baked Beans with a container lot code of 6077S RR, 6087S RR, 6077P RR or 6087P RR and Original Baked Beans marked with a container lot code of 6057S LC or 6057P LC. All of the recalled products are marked with a “Best-By” date of June 2019.

The products were manufactured by Bush Brothers & Company of Knoxville, Tennessee. They were distributed throughout the United States to various retailers and grocery stores.

Although the consumption of spoiled food typically results in temporary discomfort, individuals could experience more severe symptoms such as nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea, fever, or coughing and should see their primary care doctor immediately.

Customers with affected products are being asked to stop consuming them immediately and to dispose of the products even if the beans do not look or smell spoiled. Customers with questions regarding the recall are encouraged to contact Bush’s Customer Relations at 1-800-590-3797.

3 Comments

  • StephanieJuly 15, 2018 at 5:19 am

    It is not fair not to be well compensated for a bad and deadly product, from a multi million dollar company. Can I place the video and I have on Facebook, they probably will sue me

  • StanJuly 27, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Love the bush's Original baked beans. I have 6 28oz cans with best by date of April 2019 and 8 cans with best by date of Jan 2019 do I have a problem? Thank you

  • Terry and MarieJuly 27, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    I have a can of the beans that was recalled and I do believe that I should get refunded or they should be replaced. I love the Bush beans. I would like a coupon for the beans. PO Box 125 Burt, Iowa 50522 Thank You

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