Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I purchase Armour products?
Please contact us here & we will provide local options.
How do you read the date code on the can?
The code is generally stamped on the top or bottom of the can. The code is as follows: PPYMDDXXXX
- The first and second characters "PP" is the Production Facility
- The third character "Y" is the last number of the year
- The fourth character "M" is the Month in the letter designation.
(A=January, B=February, C=March, D=April, E=May, F=June, G=July, H=August, K=September, L=October, M=November, N=December)
- The fifth and sixth characters "DD" are the day of the month
- The final four characters "XXXX" is the time of production in Military form.
For example: PP6A0610:30
Reads: Product Plant, 2006, January, the 6th day of the month, at 10:30 a.m.
Original Coding: The production codes are spray-jetted on the bottom of the container. The first letter represents the month of production. "A" stands for January, "B" stands for February and so on. The next two numbers represent the day of the month the product was processed. The third number indicates the year. If the production code reads D056C23, it was produced April 5, 2006. This does not apply to roast or corned beef.
Some products that are manufactured out of the country may have another code. Please call CONSUMER INFORMATION CENTER 1-800-528-0849 for assistance Monday through Friday form 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Please Note: All our canned meats go through a sterilization process during canning, which make them shelf-stable. According to our food technologies, the shelf life of the meat products is at least two years. After this, some small chemical changes may occur within the product that DO NOT affect the safety but may affect the flavor of the product.
Do Armour products contain gluten?
Only Vienna, Hash and Potted Meat are gluten free.
Does Armour sell to individuals directly?
To Armour purchase Armour products directly, please visit the My Brands Website.
How long do your products last after being opened?
Transfer any leftovers to an airtight container and refrigerate. Product should be consumed within a few days.
How long do your canned products last?
Canned products are safe to use indefinitely as long as the seal is intact and can is not bulged. However, we recommend using product within three years of the manufacturing date. This will ensure the best flavor of the product. Although the products are good indefinitely the flavor gradually deteriorates over time.
Are items ready to eat?
As with all food products, consumers should read instructions on the label carefully. Some Armour items are ready-to-eat, while others require heating.