The recall was ordered after the company’s internal quality assurance checks identified the problem, according to a press release (PDF). Subsequent investigations indicated a temporary quality issue from one of its can suppliers.
Products affected by the recall include:
- 28-ounce Bush’s Best Brown Sugar Hickory with case UPC of 003940001977
- 28-ounce Bush’s Best Country Style with case UPC of 0003940091974 and 00340001974
- 28-ounce Bush’s Best Original with case UPC of 003940091614 and 003940001614
Consumers in possession of any of these products should discard them immediately, even if the beans do not appear to be spoiled.
Bush Brothers & Co. said it is working with its retailers to ensure the timely removal of the recalled beans from their warehouses and store shelves.
“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,” said Drew Everett, chairman of the board at Bush Brothers & Co.
The company produces about 80% of the canned baked beans consumed in the U.S., according to a report by Creative Energy.
To date, no illnesses or other adverse consequences have been associated with the recall.
Source: Los Angeles Times