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*Our B&G food products have a two year best quality dating from the date of manufacture stamped on all products. Although safe to consume, we cannot guarantee the quality of the product after that time.

Ac'cent® Flavor Enhancer
has a 5 year best quality dating from the date of manufacture stamped on the bottom of all containers. Although safe to consume, we cannot guarantee the quality of the product after that time.

For example the stamped code 15014 P indicates it was filled January 15th, 2004 P represents the plant filling location.

DD The two digit day of production
MM The two digit month of production and
Y The last digit of the year of production

B&G Green Olives*
The code is stamped in black ink on the cap, in this format.

DD The two digit day of production
MM The two digit month of production and
Y The last digit of the year of production
M Identifies the manufacturing plant followed by the production line and shift followed by the four digit military time.

For example the stamped code 15014 M33 1600 indicates the product was filled January 15th, 2004 at 4:00 p.m.

B&G Sauerkraut*
The sauerkraut code is stamped in black ink on the cap, in this format.

1st digit represents the year (i.e. 3 for the year 2003)
2nd & 3rd digits 44 represents the plant code
4th/5th digits represents the month from 1 to 12
5th/6th digits represents the day of the month from A to Z (1 – 26) then changing to a number from 1 to 5 for days 27 – 31
Followed by the military time.

Example 344125 13:52 January 25, 2003 at 1:52 pm

B&G Black Olives*
This is how the format is read.

P Y DES/JULS TIME

Example: 1 4 WBP/030G 1355
January 30 2004 1:55 pm

P - plant location
Y - year of production
DES - olive description - variety, size & style
JUL - Julian date
S - shift
Time - military time

B&G Pickles, Peppers & Relish*
For example the texture of jarred pickles, peppers and relish over time can become soft and mushy. Again safe to consume but not the same quality product originally filled.

DD The two digit day of production
MM The two digit month of production and
Y The last digit of the year of production

Followed by the manufacturing site, line and shift information and the military time.

For example the stamped code 15014 M46 1600 indicates it was filled
January 15, 2004 at 4:00 p.m.

B&M® Brown Bread
Our B&M Brown Bread products have a 3 year best quality dating from the date of manufacture stamped on the top lid of all cans.

Although safe to consume after that time we cannot guarantee that the product will be of the same high quality as when it was first filled.

For example a code stamped 26014 would mean it was filled January 26, 2004.

26 Represents the day the can was filled
01 Represents the month
4 Represents the last digit of the year

Below that would appear the line/shift information and variety code.

B&M® Baked Bean
Our B&M® Baked Bean varieties have a 3 year best quality dating from the date of manufacture stamped on the top of all jars and cans.

Although safe to consume after that time we cannot guarantee that the product will be of the best quality. Beans for example will become mushy after several years because they tend to absorb the liquid they are canned in.

A code stamped 26014 3CMP would mean it was filled January 26, 2004.

26 Represents the day the can was filled
01 Represents the month
4 Represents the last digit of the year

Below that would appear the line/shift information and variety code.

Brer Rabbit® Molasses
Brer Rabbit® Molasses has a 2 year best quality dating from when it is filled.
Although safe to use after that time the molasses taste can change because of a naturally occurring yeast that could affect your recipe.

The code is stamped in black ink on the top border of the front label.
For example, 24014 would mean it was filled January 24, 2004

24 Represents the day of manufacture
01 Represents the month
4 Represents the last digit of the year 2004

Joan of Arc®
Our Joan of Arc® Bean varieties have a best quality dating of two years from when they are filled. Although safe to consume after that time, we cannot guarantee that it would be the same tasty product as when it was originally filled. Canned beans for example over time will absorb the liquid they are in, causing them to become somewhat mushy.

Format example:
A can filled January 25, 2004 at 6:36pm would be stamped…
A4F25 1836 126B1

A alphabetically represents the 1st month of the year (A-L)
4 represents the last digit of the year when filled 2004
F represents the plant where it was filled
25 the 25th day of the month
18:36 the time of day on a 24 hour clock when it was filled

Ortega® Chiles and Jalapenos
Ortega® Chiles and Jalapenos have a best quality dating of 2 years from the manufacturing fill date stamped on all cans. An example of the code date is:

4010XW1A07

X

XXX

XX

X

X

XX

Year

Julian Date

Plant Code

Line

Shift

Hour

Store opened product in the refrigerator. Depending on your refrigerator temperature and storage conditions, the opened product, because of its acidity, should be good for up to 1-2 months.

Ortega® Taco Sauces
Our Ortega® Taco Sauces have a best quality dating of 24 months from the manufacturing fill date on all bottles. An example of the format is:

4010XW1A07

X

XXX

XX

X

X

XX

Year

Julian Date

Plant Code

Line

Shift

Hour

Store unopened product in a cool, dark and dry location. After opening, refrigerate unused product as soon as possible. The unused portion may be kept refrigerated in an airtight container and for best quality and flavor, used within 7 to 10 days.

Ortega® Taco and Tostada Shells
Ortega® Taco and Tostada Shells have a 12 month best quality dating from the date of manufacture stamped on all cartons in this format.

4010XW1A07

X

XXX

XX

X

X

XX

Year

Julian Date

Plant Code

Line

Shift

Hour

Store in a cool, dry place at room temperature until used. Once opened, unused shells should be stored in an airtight container and for optimum quality, used soon after opening. How long the product is good for after opening is determined by storage conditions and humidity.

Polaner®
There is a two year best quality dating from the manufacturing fill date code stamped on the side rim of the Polaner® cap.

The product would be safe to consume after that date but we could not guarantee it would be of the best quality. The taste can change, the appearance will darken, and the consistency may become watery.

For example a code stamped 26014 1500 would mean it had been filled on
January 26, 2004 at 3 pm.

26 Represents the day the product was filled
01 Represents the month
4 Represents the last digit of the year

1500 Represents the time of day on a 24 hour clock.

Polaner® Wet Spices
There is a two year best quality dating from the manufacturing fill date code stamped on the cap. After opening we recommend refrigeration to maintain it’s quality.

The product would be safe to consume after that date but we could not guarantee it would be of the best quality. The taste can change, the appearance will darken, and the consistency may become mushy.

For example a code stamped 12014 1500 would mean it had been filled on the 12th day of the 1st month in the year 2004 at 3 pm.

12 Represents the day the product was filled
01 Represents the month
4 Represents the last digit of the year

1500 Represents the time of day on a 24 hour clock.

Regina® Vinegars and Cooking Wines
Our Regina® Vinegars and Cooking Wines have a two year best quality dating from the date of manufacture stamped on all products. Although safe to consume, we cannot guarantee the quality of the product after that time.

The Regina date code is stamped directly on the glass at the bottom edge of the bottle in gray ink. In the following format:

DD The two digit day of production
MM The two digit month of production and
Y The last digit of the year of production

The four digit military time is printed after the production code date.

For example the stamped code 15014 1600 indicates it was filled
January 15th, 2004 at 4:00 p.m.

Underwood® Sardine Products
Our Underwood sardine products have a two year best quality dating from the date of manufacture stamped on all products. Although safe to consume, we cannot guarantee the quality of the product after that time.

The sardine codes are as follows:

For example IKSOL4010 means it was filled
I – IFC (International Fish Canners)
K – Kosher
S – Sardines
O – Oil
L – Lot #
4 – the last digit of the year 2004
The next three numbers indicate the day of the year from 1 to 365.

Underwood® Deviled Ham, Chicken, Liverwurst and Roast Beef
Our Underwood® Deviled Ham, Chicken, Liverwurst and Roast Beef spreads have a two year best quality dating from the date of manufacture stamped on all products. Although safe to consume, we cannot guarantee the quality of the product after that time.

The Underwood code is stamped on the bottom of the can in this format.
DD The two digit day of production
MM The two digit month of production and
Y The last digit of the year of production
The four digit military time is printed after the production code date followed by the variety code.

For example the code 15014 1600 HF indicates it was filled
January 15th 2004 at 4:00 p.m.

EST 145 indicates a USDA meat manufacturing site.
EST P2440 indicates a USDA poultry manufacturing site

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