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I have been buying the little Hershey's bars for my son. I think they have 3 little squares. I didn't even think of checking. Well, I did happen to glance at the package and they now have an almond warning! Anyone else notice this? Are they safe just at Halloween????????

On Jan 19, 2006

yes i wanted to buy hershey bars in the large packages and couldnt find safe one. we always just get one at checkout. i noticed an almond warning too. there are two different small sizes. its confusing!!

On Jan 19, 2006

Are the large Hersheys bars still safe?

On Jan 19, 2006

just read them. i believe the special dark and the regular hershey bars do not have nut statements or ingredients. we get single bars at the checkout. if it had cross contamination it would state it. thats what hershey tells me. we also use the cocoa for baking.

On Jan 19, 2006

I think it's the 1.55oz bars that are safe.

On Jan 19, 2006

josh'smom, I noticed that change too. I used to buy the little three square (snack size) bars in an 8 pack - they were so great to have on hand.. Then I noticed a 12 pack of them, and it had an almond warning on it. And a few months later, the 8 pack ones have the watning too. My son was disappointed [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

I think the snack size ones at Halloween are actually slightly bigger (maybe 4 bars?) I hope those will still be safe, I get them every year - they are pretty much the only chocolate thing I give out!

On Jan 20, 2006

I believe this just started happening this fall, so some of the ones that were out then had the label and some didn't. I don't know whether they just never labeled for that cross-contamination before or if they started running them on a shared line when they didn't before. Some of the flavored Kisses have that warning, too.

On Jan 20, 2006

i heard that snickers now has an almond warning too. im hoping that maybe they are trying to get nuts in one building and eventually have a nut free plant. wishful thinking!!

On Jan 20, 2006

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Originally posted by bethc: [b]I believe this just started happening this fall, so some of the ones that were out then had the label and some didn't. I don't know whether they just never labeled for that cross-contamination before or if they started running them on a shared line when they didn't before. Some of the flavored Kisses have that warning, too.[/b]

From my conversations with Hershey's reps, it means that the manufacturing procedure has changed, and the new procedure requires a warning. You will see with labels from Hersheys, that they have a variety of levels of warnings: May contain X, may contain traces of X, manufactured on the same equipment as X, and manufactured in the same facility as X.

I myself don't second guess Hershey's labels. Different size bars are made on different equipment, and even regionally sometimes there are differences depending on the procedures at that particular facility.

I've called before on the filled kisses and hugs b/c sometimes the labels have changed. When hugs first came out, there was no almond warning, then a year after they had the warning, then a year after that there was no warning. I was told that the manufacturing procedures changed and to trust the labels. Because they have the 4 levels of labels and always are on the ball when I call, I trust the label.

That being said, I don't eat any kisses or any Hershey's candy unless I can read the label of the bag it came from. I do this will all foods...I've eaten the same Quaker oatmeal for the past 15 years,and everytime I buy it I read the ingredients.

best, Adrienne

------------------ 30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

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