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Frequently Asked Questions

What happened to my favorite Royal Anne Cherries?
We renamed our Royal Anne Cherries to Light Sweet Cherries because several varieties of Light Sweet cherries deserve to debut in our Oregon Specialty Product cans!
Why did I find a pit in Oregon Specialty Fruit pitted cherries?
We are so sorry you found a pit in your can of Oregon Specialty Fruit! Our cherries are machine-pitted with carefully and continually adjusted equipment and thoughtfully sorted by well-trained inspectors. Unfortunately, it is still possible for a cherry to sneak by with a pit or pit fragment. We promise we care very much and work very hard to avoid pits even though Grade A standards allow an occasional pit.
How many cans of Oregon Specialty Fruit does it take to make a pie?
Depending on how you like your pie to be filled, we feel two 14.5/15 oz cans of Oregon Specialty Fruit make a lovely pie, but three cans will really pack a punch! It just depends on whom you are trying to impress. Look for our double can of Red Tart Cherries (29 oz.) in many retailers – with enough cherries in one can to make a pie.
Are your Oregon Specialty Fruit products Gluten Free?
We are pleased to say that our facility does not use any gluten containing ingredients in the processing or packaging of any of our fruit products.
Where can I find my favorite Oregon Specialty Fruit product? Can I buy directly from you?
There are so many ways to get your much-loved Oregon Specialty Fruit! First, we suggest you use our product search feature on this website to find local stores carrying Oregon Specialty Fruit. If they do not carry the variety you want, ask the local store manager to special order your favorite product. Our Oregon Specialty Fruit is also available for purchase on the Amazon.com Marketplace in full case quantities. Connect directly here. Finally, you may also order direct from our office by calling 1-800-394-9333. The minimum order is one case plus shipping, but for your convenience, we will FED EX right to your door. Don’t ever go without your favorite Oregon Specialty Fruit variety.
Do you have any organic products?
We are proud to be a certified Organic processor, but do not currently have any organic products in distribution.
Are your products Kosher?
We are Kosher certified through Orthodox Union for all of our products except any caneberry products (Blackberries, Raspberries and Boysenberries). The whole caneberries cannot be certified Kosher by Orthodox Union even though they are processed similarly to our other whole fruits.
Do you use corn syrup?
No, we use pure cane sugar to add a touch of sweetness to our natural fruits.
Do you use dyes or food coloring?
We never add dye or food coloring to our canned products. Their brilliant color is just as Nature made them.
Are your products allergen free?
Oregon Fruit Products LLC does not use any of the eight major allergens (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat) or common sensitizing agents (gluten, sesame and sesame products, sulfites, mustard and mustard products, celery and celery products, azo dyes, carmine) in any of our products or in our processing areas.
How long is your product good after best use date?
As a guideline, Oregon Fruit cans have a shelf-life of about 2 to 3 years from the date of production, establishing a “Best Buy” date listed on the can. The predicted shelf life assumes the can isn't dented or damaged, and the product is stored under normal conditions. After the Best Use By date, color and flavor may degrade and the fruit may develop a metallic taste. It is up to the consumer to check the condition of the can, look at the fruit appearance and check for any “off” aroma before deciding to eat the product. We do recommend that any swollen or leaking containers be discarded, regardless of their age. If you have an Oregon Fruit canned product without a "Best By" date, or you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Should I eat the fruit if the can is dented or damaged?
Our recommendation is that you never buy any canned goods from the grocery store that have been dented or damaged. If you drop or damage a can bringing it home or after storing it in the pantry, you should open the can and check for any “off” aroma before deciding to eat the product. If you are not sure when the can was damaged, err on the safe side and dispose of the canned goods.
Do Your Cans Contain BPA?
All of our cans have an internal non-BPA lining made from polyester material.
Are your products Non GMO?
Our Specialty Fruit cans, jars and Pourable fruit are all Non-GMO Project verified.
I want to share a family recipe, who can I talk to?
If you did not find an answer to your questions, please call us at 1-800-394-9333 Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm Pacific Time or email us at consumer@oregonfruit.com.
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