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JAMS & SPREADS
   
PIE FILLINGS
Fruit
   
KETCHUP
   
INGREDIENTS
   
AVAILABILITY
   






JAMS & SPREADS

How do I read the date code on the jar?

Our products are printed with a production code situated on either the lid or shoulder of the jar between the cap and the label.  The following is an example on how to read the coding:
     
5021*08:20

 
This is the year it was made.
5 stands for the year 2005.
 
This number represents the julian calendar* date the product was made. 
021 stands for Jan 21.
 

This number represents the time of day the product was made.  We use the 24-hour clock. 
This product was made at 8:20 a.m.

     

* What is a julian calendar date?
The days of the year are numbered consecutively (see examples below):

    • January 1st is 001
    • January 31st is 031
    • February 3rd is 034

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How long can I keep an unopened jar of jam or spread in my cupboard?

For best quality and freshness, we recommend that our jams be used within 18 months of production and our spreads be used within 12 months of production.  Although the products do not spoil after this time when unopened, freshness is lost.  Once the jar has been opened, it must be refrigerated.

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How long can I keep a jar of jam in the fridge?

Once a jar is opened, we recommend it be refrigerated for freshness and quality. After each opening, the product becomes exposed to mold and yeast spores that exist in the air.  It’s a good practice to always use clean utensils to take the product out of the jar to discourage spoilage. Shelf life cannot be determined for an opened product.

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Where can I buy your jams, spreads and/or No Sugar Added spreads in Canada?

Currently, our products are available in all major grocery chain stores.  If you find that a product is not on the shelf, at the store where you normally shop, we suggest that you ask the store manager and let them know you are interested in purchasing our product if it can be made available.

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Where can I buy your preserves, light preserves and spreads in the USA?

We manufacture our E.D.SMITH Triple Fruits spreads, light and regular preserves specifically for Sam’s Club, Costco USA, Grocery Outlet and Big Lots on a rotational basis and, therefore, they may not be available in stores all the time.    Both Costco and Sam’s Club stores have asked that our customers place a written request with their Customer Service Desk if our products are not currently available.

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Can I use the lemon spread as a filling for cookies and tarts?

Yes, our lemon spread is delicious when used as a filling for baked cookies and tarts!

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PIE FILLINGS

How do I read the date code on a can of Pumpkin Filling?

The production code can be found on the bottom end of our cans of E.D.SMITH Pure Pumpkin and Pumpkin Pie Filling.  The following is an example of the coding and how to read it:
     

H3EF071
6132B 1756

 
This is the month that the filling was produced.

Code Month Produced
   
H
= August
I
= September
J
= October
K
= November
 

This number represents the year the product was manufactured. 3 stands for 2003.

 

This number represents the day of the month the product was manufactured.

     
If the coding on your can of Pure Pumpkin or Pumpkin Pie Filling does not match the above example, please contact consumer services.

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How long can I keep an unopened can of your Pumpkin Pie or Pure Pumpkin Filling?

We recommend that our Pumpkin Fillings be used within two years of production for best quality.

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I like to use the pie recipe on the can of pumpkin pie filling.  Can I use 2% milk instead of evaporated milk?

Yes, 2% milk, whipping cream or even 1% milk may be used in place of evaporated milk for this recipe.  It is recommended that you use slightly less than called for in the recipe as results will vary.  Note:  There will be slight differences in the texture and flavour of the pie.  For best results, we recommend that you use evaporated milk.   See our other recipes available using E.D.SMITH Pure Pumpkin and E.D.SMITH Pumpkin Pie Filling.

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I would like to make tarts instead of a pie with the pumpkin pie filling.  How long would I bake the tarts for?

Tarts are delicious using E.D.SMITH Pumpkin Fillings.  Bake for 6 minutes at 425ºF (220ºC) and another 16-18 minutes at 375ºF (190ºC).  This is a guideline only, as individual ovens may vary.

 

Tip 1:  Please keep an eye on the tarts when baking as all ovens vary. 

Tip 2:  One can of pumpkin pie filling will make 12 - 3” (7.5 cm) tarts. 

Tip 3:  Use an air bake sheet under the tart tray for best results.

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Freezing pumpkin tarts.

Let the tarts cool after baking and freeze them in a well sealed container for up to 6 weeks for optimum freshness. 

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Can I freeze the leftover E.D.SMITH Pure Pumpkin?

Yes, E.D.SMITH Pure Pumpkin (unmixed) may be frozen in an airtight container and is best if used within three months. Thaw the frozen pumpkin in the refrigerator, not at room temperature.

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How long can I refrigerate the leftover pumpkin pie filling or pure pumpkin?

After opening, the product becomes exposed to mould and yeast spores that exist in the air. It's a good practice to always use clean utensils to take the product out of the can to discourage spoilage. Shelf life cannot be determined for an opened product.

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Can you freeze a pumpkin pie?

Yes, a pumpkin pie must be baked prior to freezing.  We recommend that the pie be frozen in an airtight container or freezer wrap and used within 6 weeks for optimum freshness.

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FRUIT

How do I read the date code on a can of E.D.SMITH Fruit Pie Filling?

The production code can be found on the bottom end of all E.D.SMITH fruit pie fillings.  The following is an example of the coding and how to read it:
     

539 7 M 11
247688 16:00

 

The first number is the year designation in which the product was manufactured. (ie:  5 for 2005). 

 

 

This digit represent the month.  The product was produced.

1 = January 7 = July
2 = February 8 = August
3 = March 9 = September
4 = April O = October
5 = May N = November
6 = June D = December
 

The next digit is the day of month designation:

A = 1 J = 10 S = 19 1 = 27
B = 2 K = 11 T = 20 2 = 28
C = 3 L = 12 U = 21 3 = 29
D = 4 M = 13 V = 22 4 = 30
E = 5 N = 14 W = 23 5 = 31
F = 6 O = 15 X = 24  
G = 7 P = 16 Y = 25  
H = 8 Q = 17 Z = 26  
I = 9 R = 18    
 

This number represents the time of day the product was made.  We use the 24-hour clock.  This filling was manufactured at 1600 hours, which is 4:00 p.m.

     

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What is the shelf life of your E.D.SMITH Pie Fillings?

Pie Filling Best Used Within
   
Apple
14 Months
Blueberry
24 Months
Cherry
24 Months
Light & Fruity Cherry
24 Months
Cherry Cranberry
24 Months
Lemon
18 Months
Peach Passionfruit
12 Months
Mincemeat
24 Months
Mincemeat / Rum&Brandy
24 Months
Raisin
18 Months
Pumpkin Pie Filling
24 Months
Pure Pumpkin
24 Months
Raspberry
18 Months
Rhubarb Strawberry
12 Months
Strawberry
18 Months
Wildberry
18 Months


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Can I Freeze A Fruit Filled Pie?

Yes, for best quality, we recommend fruit pies go unbaked into the freezer. Freeze for up to 6 weeks for optimum freshness.

Bake from frozen for 40-50 minutes at 400ºF (200ºC). Tthis is a guideline only, as individual ovens may vary.  Check out our many recipes using pie fillings.

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Can I make tarts with your fruit fillings, and how long would I bake them for?

Yes, our fruit fillings are a delicious choice for tarts and are ready to use.  There are two options for making tarts.

Option 1:  Pre-bake the pastry and then fill the tarts with your favourite E.D.SMITH fruit pie filling.

Option 2:  Fill an unbaked tart with your favourite fruit filling.  Bake at 425ºF (220ºC) for approximately 8-12 minutes until the pastry is golden brown. 

Tip:  Please keep an eye on the tarts when baking as all ovens vary.

Freezing Fruit Filled Tarts: Let the tarts cool after baking and then you can freeze them in a well-sealed container for up to 6 weeks for optimum freshness.

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MINCEMEAT

How long can I keep an unopened jar of Mincemeat Pie Filling or Mincemeat with Rum and Brandy Filling for?

We recommend that these fillings are best consumed within two years.

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Can I buy E.D.SMITH Mincemeat year round?

Yes, it is available 12 months of the year.

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KETCHUP

We love your ketchup!  Where can I buy E.D.SMITH ketchup?

Currently, our E.D.SMITH 1 Litre ketchup is only available in selected stores across Canada.  If you find that our ketchup is not on the shelf, at the store where you normally shop, we suggest that you ask the store manager and let them know you are interested in purchasing our product if it can be made available. 

Store Location
   
Quality Foods
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia
Thrifty's
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia
Wilson/Fairways
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia
Norwest
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia
Pratts
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia
Highland Farms
Ontario (Mississauga, Dufferin)
Sobeys West
Alberta (Edmonton)
County Meat Market
Ontario (Fruitland)
Army & Navy
Alberta (Calgary, Edmonton), British Columbia (Vancouver)


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 How do I read the date code on ketchup?
     
5021*08:20

 
This is the year it was made.
5 stands for the year 2005.
 
This number represents the julian calendar* date the product was made. 
021 stands for Jan 21.
 

This number represents the time of day the product was made.  We use the 24-hour clock. 
This product was made at 8:20 a.m.

     

* What is a julian calendar date?
The days of the year are numbered consecutively (se e examples below):

    • January 1st is 001
    • January 31st is 031
    • February 3rd is 034


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INGREDIENTS

Are E.D.SMITH products peanut/nut free?

Please see our Allergen link for more information

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Are E.D.SMITH pie filling and jams gluten free?

Please see our Allergen link for more information

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AVAILABILITY

Where can I buy Saucemaker Sauces?

Saucemaker sauces are part of a full line of ready-to-use sauces manufactured for the Foodservice Industry only .  Currently, these sauces are not available for retail sale. 

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