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Bruce's Yams was founded in 1928 by Bruce Foods in New Iberia, LA. For many years, the brand has been and continues to be the nation's number one selling canned sweet potato. In 2013, Bruce Foods sold the Bruce's Yams brand along with its sweet potato canning operations to McCall Farms, a flourishing canning operation in South Carolina. Now produced solely in Effingham, SC, Bruce's uses only the freshest sweet potatoes planted and harvested by proud family-owned farms throughout North and South Carolina. The nearest farm is right across the road from our processing plant and the farthest is only three hours away.
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We are located in the town of Effingham in the beautiful state of South Carolina!
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All of our sweet potatoes and ingredients are grown here in the United States, and we are committed to working with local farms as much as possible. Our sweet potatoes are harvested by proud family-owned farms throughout North and South Carolina.
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You should be able to find your favorite Bruce's Yams product using our product locator.
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We would love to make Bruce's Yams available in every store, nationwide! However, this decision is not made by us, but by individual retail stores. If you can’t find a Bruce's Yams product in your favorite grocery store, we suggest you talk to that store manager and ask that they stock the product for you and your friends and family to enjoy.
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At Bruce's Yams, we want to provide you with the best value for your hard earned money. We do everything we can to make our products as affordable as possible for you, the consumer. We ask that you check your local newspaper or look for coupons in the flyers of your local grocery store, in magazines, or other consumer shopping publications. We do not provide coupons directly from the company.
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If you have questions or comments about a product or have a suggestion or complaint you would like to discuss with us, the easiest and most efficient way to contact us is via our contact page.
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At Bruce's Yams, food safety has always been our primary concern. We are proud to state that none of the produce used in any of our products are sourced from the use of biotechnological materials.
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Some of our products have been manufactured in cans with liners that contain BPA. We are, however, confident in the safety of these food items. With that said, we appreciate the fact that some consumers are concerned about this issue and therefore have worked to discontinue the use of added BPA. Any Bruce's Yams products that have an expiration date on or after October 2019 do not contain BPA.
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Gluten is a protein found in wheat and grains such as wheat, barley and rye. The main medical reason people are pursuing a gluten free diet is due to Celiac Disease. None of our products contain gluten.
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We do produce Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts at our facilities, so we do advise that those individuals with severe peanut allergies not consume our products.
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We invite everyone to share their favorite recipe using Bruce's Yams products. Simply go to our contact page and send us an email with your suggestions. We will review all recipe ideas and let you know if your's is selected to appear on our website.
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Bruce's Yams has hosted recipe contests in the past. If we're planning one, we'll be sure to update you using our blogs section and our Facebook page.
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We do not have a Bruce's Yams recipe book available at this time.
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All of our Bruce's Yams products have an expiration date stamped on either the top or the bottom of the can. We do not recommend consuming any product after the expiration date.
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Once you’ve opened the product, if you do not use all of the contents of the can we recommend you place the remainder in a sealed container and refrigerate for no more than two or three days.

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