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Revised Kashrus Alert on Kosher/Non-Kosher Candy Assortments

September 26, 2016a and October 17, 2-17 - from the COR Detroit:

KOSHER / NON-KOSHER CANDY ASSORTMENTS: Many Variety bags of assorted individually wrapped candies now in stores contain a mixture of Kosher and non-Kosher candies. Some of these assortments bear an OU or OU-D on the back of the bag after the ingredient listings of the Kosher items. This has in the past caused confusion to some consumers who did not discern that the OU symbol refers only to that particular type of candy, and not to the entire contents of the bag. The Kashrus status of each specific type must be carefully checked.
Following are examples of these assortments currently in stores:

  • Hershey - 80, 100, 150, and 175 Pieces etc. assortments contain non-Kosher Jolly Rancher items, together with Kosher OU items. The bags bear a disclaimer on the back stating, “This Bag Contains Kosher and Non-Kosher Items.”
  • Mars - 40, 60, 90, and 250 Pieces etc. assortments contain non-Kosher Starburst and/or Skittles items, together with Kosher OU items. These bags do not bear a disclaimer.

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