About Bar-S

A: Although we appreciate you taking time to send us your idea, please know that any ideas submitted to us become the property of Bar-S Foods and we cannot compensate you nor return your idea to you. You can send in ideas by going to Contact Us and filling out an ‘Other’ form. To submit recipe ideas, please go to the Recipes page and fill out the submission form at the bottom of the page.

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A: Bar-S Foods is a private company and therefore, we do not publish an annual report for public viewership. However, please visit About Us for interesting facts and information about the company.


A: Most Bar-S products do not contain dairy products. However, Bar-S skinless smoked sausages and corn dogs contain whey milk product. Casein will be found in any cheese-flavored products. Casein is not present in franks or lunchmeats.

A: Monosodium glutamate is used as a flavor enhancer, much like salt. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, MSG is a safe food ingredient for the general public, and a small percentage of people sensitive to MSG may have mild reactions when they eat foods with large amounts of MSG. The FDA requires MSG to be declared on labels of food products to which MSG has been added.

No Bar-S products contain MSG.

A: No, we do not produce anything using tree nuts as an ingredient.


A: Our products, with the exception of bacon, are fully cooked and can be eaten cold out of the package. However, we recommend heating franks and sausages to 165 degrees for the best flavor and to reduce any possible contamination which may have occurred once the packages was opened. Once the product leaves our production facilities, we have no control over what happens to the product at the store level. For example, we cannot guarantee the package has been properly refrigerated at all times, and that the package seal has not been broken.

A: Our favorite way to cook franks is on a grill, but you can boil them in water or cook in the microwave. For best results, we recommend following the cooking instructions listed on the package.

Food Safety

A: We monitor room temperature and product temperature because cooking and chilling are monitored as Critical Control Points.

A: Yes, all of our products are continually tested to ensure quality, safety, and taste.

A:All additives used by Bar-S Foods have been approved for general use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Bar-S Foods follows the package label requirements set by the FDA. Not all consumers react the same to all food ingredients. People who have or think they have conditions that may cause reactions to certain ingredients are advised to visit the FDA website, for more detailed information.

A: At Bar-S Foods, food safety is a top priority. Our food processing plants are among the most secure production facilities in the nation and utilize the most sophisticated food safety systems available. Bar-S Foods’ policies and procedures for quality and safety meet and or exceed all federal, state, and local requirements. Inspection personnel from these regulatory agencies monitor compliance on a regular basis. We continually review security procedures at all of our manufacturing facilities and improve our systems as new technology becomes available. In addition, our emergency preparedness plans allow us to quickly respond to issues, whether real or threatened, to protect our employees, products and consumers.


A: Lunchmeat is made by combining turkey or pork with spices then it is cooked in a container to bind.

A: If it is a beef frank, it is made with beef and spices. If it a mixed meat frank, it is made with chicken, pork, beef, and spices. If it is a turkey frank, it is made with turkey and spices. If it is a chicken frank, it is made with chicken and spices.

A: No, we do not guarantee our ingredients are non-GMO.

A: The source of sugar in Bar-S Bacon is sucrose.

A: The smoke flavor is a liquid smoke used for flavoring.


A: Please refer to the nutrition facts found on the front of your package; most bacon will have 80 calories for 2 slices.

A: Please refer to the nutrition facts found on the front of your package; most hot dogs will have 3 grams of protein.

A: Please refer to the nutrition facts found on the front of your package; most hot dogs will have 110 calories for one frank.

A: We use high quality primal cuts of pork ham, beef or poultry that are very lean in fat. This enables us to produce a product that is 96% or 97% fat free by USDA standards. In order to put any type of fat claim on our product, it must be approved and in compliance with USDA standards.

A: A serving size is the amount of food in the package recommended for an average adult. This varies according to the product or recipe, but the label indicates the weight, volume, or number of slices of product that equals one serving. Serving sizes are regulated by the FDA and USDA to ensure consistency in nutritional labeling.


A: The “use by” date on a food product is the date Bar-S Foods recommends the product be used or frozen to ensure quality and consistency.

A: Bar-S Foods recommends that you return the product to the store and have it replaced.

A: The UPC will be visible on the outside packaging, just look for the white box with a black bar code.

A: The Universal Product Code symbol is the bar code that is printed on the package, with several thick, black vertical lines and a group of numbers printed underneath. It is used as an inventory control for both the manufacturer and the store.

A: Bar-S products should be frozen on or before the “use by” date. We recommend our products be consumed within 6 months after freezing for the best flavor.


A: Kielbasa is the Polish word for sausage. It is a famous sausage in Polish culture and continues to play a key role in Polish culture. Our Kielbasa sausage features a unique blend of spices and herbs to pay homage to this famous sausage.

A: Please check the ingredients list on the package. If it lists ‘Red 40’ as an ingredient, you picked up our Classic Red Franks, which are distinguished by a dark red color. This is why the water turns red when you boil the franks.

A: No, we no longer make Cajun sausage, but the Hot Smoked sausage has a similar flavor but it is less spicy.

A: No, it is a fibrous type of casing. It’s a combination of cellulose and paper, coated with glycerine. We don’t recommend eating the red ring, or feeding it to your dog, or other pets.

A: Please visit the Product Locator page and do a search based on your location. If you are having difficulty finding a specific Bar-S Foods product, feel free to contact us on the Contact Us page.

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