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Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How do I read the production codes?
  2. What is the recommended shelf life of Brooks products?
  3. Where can I find Brooks products?
  4. Where can I obtain recipes utilizing Brooks products?
  5. The ingredient list on the Brooks Chili Beans states "cooked small beans." What type of beans are these?

1. How do I read the production codes?

On canned products, the production code is located on the top or bottom of the can. The production code is located on the side of the seasoning packets and on the back side of the ketchup bottles.

1st position = YEAR the product was produced

2nd and 3rd positions = Facility where product was made

4th position = MONTH (1-9 are January to September and O, N, and D represent October, November, and December.)

5th position = DAY of the month (A-Z correspond to 1st - 26th and 1-5 correspond to 27th - 31st)

6th and 7th positions = Product line

EXAMPLE: 1NE4DC1 The product was produced 4/4/01

2. What is the recommended shelf life of Brooks products?

Brooks Chili Beans: 3 years
Brooks Tomatoes: 3 years
Brooks Chili Mix: 3 years
Brooks Seasoning: 3 years
Brooks Ketchup: 2 years

3. Where can I find Brooks products?
Brooks products are available in the following regions:

  • St Louis, MO
  • Chicago, IL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Detroit, MI
  • Peoria/Springfield, IL
  • Cincinnati/Dayton, OH
  • Louisville, KY
  • Toledo, OH
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Cleveland, OH
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  • Columbus, OH
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Green Bay, WI
  • Nashville, TN
  • Wichita, KS
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
  • Memphis, TN
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Omaha, NE
  • 4. Where can I obtain recipes utilizing Brooks products?
    There are a variety of wholesome Brooks recipes under the recipe section of this Web site.

    5. The ingredients list on the Brooks Chili Beans states "cooked small beans." What type of beans are these?

    The "cooked small beans" are red beans.

     
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