Hershey\'s Kisses in USA is Safe!

Posted on: Sun, 12/09/2001 - 11:38pm
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I just called and talked to the Representative at Hershey's this morning (1-800-468-1714). He said that unless otherwise noted on the bags in the USA that Hershey Kisses and York Peppermint Patties do not contain peanuts and are safe according to their vigilant "Allergy Task Team". This is a relatively new policy and one they have voluntarily put in place to help allergy afflicted people. This is great to know that my 3 year old PA little girl can enjoy Hershey kisses over the holidays (along with Spangler Candy Canes)! I hope this informtion helps - please call and talk to Hershey's if you have any questions. Bottom line - read the bag for any allergy warnings - no warnings = SAFE!

Posted on: Mon, 12/10/2001 - 1:33am
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I have always avoided them because of the ones with almonds - my son is tree nut allergic also.

Posted on: Mon, 12/10/2001 - 12:36pm
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Cindy,
somewhere on here there is a post that I had read that said that hershey kisses during holiday's are not safe becuase of the mass production.
I only stock up on the silver wrapped kisses for my son.
Stay safe,
renee

Posted on: Wed, 12/12/2001 - 3:42am
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I called Hershey's yesterday and was told that basically is there's no warning it's safe. When I asked specifically about the holiday kisses, the rep. said that their labeling is consistent and accurate for "every product at every time" and that this includes the holiday kisses.
Nicole

Posted on: Wed, 12/12/2001 - 5:47am
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Please call Hershey yourself and check. But I was told that they take this peanut allergy very seriously, and their addition of an Allergy Team on the production line is a relatively new concept for them.
Please call them, you may be pleasantly surprised! In addition, a positive verbal vote for this type of labeling to Hershey's may encourage them to continue this new venture! I always reference Hershey's and General Mills practices when talking with other manufacturers. I wish they were all as conscientious.

Posted on: Fri, 01/21/2005 - 10:33pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Lam:
[b]I have always avoided them because of the ones with almonds - my son is tree nut allergic also.
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I'm wondering too. Are the plain hershey kisses made in the same facility or on the same equipment as the hershey kisses with almonds?

Posted on: Sat, 01/22/2005 - 2:41am
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b] I'm wondering too. Are the plain hershey kisses made in the same facility or on the same equipment as the hershey kisses with almonds?
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I think that if the regular kisses were made on the same equipment as the almond kisses, the regular kisses would have a "manufactured on the same equipement that processes almonds" warning on them.
Checking out Hershey's labelling, they seem to consistently use "manufactured on the same equipment as...." warnings on theri products.. I do trust their products.
Please note I am referring to Hershey Canada... not certain if this is also true in the USA. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 01/22/2005 - 2:49am
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Quote:Originally posted by erik:
[b] I think that if the regular kisses were made on the same equipment as the almond kisses, the regular kisses would have a "manufactured on the same equipement that processes almonds" warning on them.
Checking out Hershey's labelling, they seem to consistently use "manufactured on the same equipment as...." warnings on theri products.. I do trust their products.
Please note I am referring to Hershey Canada... not certain if this is also true in the USA. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Canada or US, I wonder if this is "always" as opposed to "consistently" or [i]in leiu of[/i].......
just my [i]nitpicky side[/i].
I mean, do manufacturers (WARNING: changing subject, not talking about hershey's specifically, just manufacturer's in general), again, I mean, do manufacturers feel an "allergen" wash is exchangeable for the warning: "Manufacturered On Shared, the same, or equipment that........"?
KWIM?
Just wondering.
(anxious to know if FALCPA will make this clearer to the consumer----these threads just leave me wondering more sometimes.)

Posted on: Sat, 01/22/2005 - 5:07am
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b] Canada or US, I wonder if this is "always" as opposed to "consistently" or [i]in leiu of[/i].......
just my [i]nitpicky side[/i].
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Almost every Hershey product I see in the stores has some type of warning on it.
Manufactured on the same processing line as XXX ... Manufactured in the same facility as XXX ...
The warnings seem very specific too.. some for peanuts, some for almonds, some for both, ...
So from what I've seen, it does look to me like they do label for "manufactured on the same equipment as..."
Although I do not have any proof of this as I have never contacted Hershey.
My guess would be the answer is "always" but I have no proof of this. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
edited to add: weird post! each paragraph is only 1 line? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by erik (edited January 22, 2005).]

Posted on: Sat, 01/22/2005 - 8:00am
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My kids have eaten the regular milk chocolate, the fudge ones (don't know if they are still around), the dark chocolate and the caramel ones. Never had a problem. I do trust their labelling. My kids love them!

Posted on: Sat, 01/22/2005 - 4:43pm
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We eat Hershey's often and trust their labeling.
Although we did buy a bag of the hershey's kisses not this Christmas but last, wrapped in holiday colors with no allergy warning and DD had a slight reaction. (Mild wheezing, admin. benadryl and inhaler.)
So we stick to the non holiday kisses for obvious reasons! :-)
shelley

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