Our production code is based on the Julian calendar. As an example, a can of HEINZ® Original Beans in Tomato Sauce might have a code that reads LBV 1222 08:32.
The letter "L" indicates this can of beans was filled in our Leamington, Ontario factory.
The next two letters indicate the variety code. In this case "BV" is "Original Beans in Tomato Sauce".
The first three numbers (122) represent the 122nd day of the year, or May 1st.
The fourth number (2) represents 2012, the year of production.
The final four numbers (08:32) indicate the hour, in 24-hour time, or 8:32 a.m.
This can was made on May 1st, 2012. The recommended shelf life for all HEINZ® Beans is two years; so we suggest you use this can by May 1st, 2014.