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Posted on: Tue, 06/01/2004 - 6:06am
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Joined: 11/25/2003 - 09:00

I bought a bag of the carmel Hershey kisses and when I read the ingredients, I didn't know what one of them was (PGPR emulsifier) so I called the company today and asked. I spoke with a very nice lady named Annie. She told me that PGPR is an emulsifier derived from castor bean oil. The technical name of PGPR (and I hope I copied this down right) is polyglycerol polyricinoleate. I've never heard of it! She also told me that they are very serious about allergens and that if nuts were present, it would be labeled.
I told her that I, and the nut-allergic community, truly appreciate their attention to the allergy issue and that so far, I have not had a reaction from anything by Hershey.
I haven't tried the kisses yet; I'm always nervous when there is a new ingredient of any kind. Guess I'm just a big ole chicken!
Ps. I am in the United States.
Take care everyone.

Posted on: Tue, 06/01/2004 - 9:05am
happymomof2amk's picture
Joined: 11/01/2003 - 09:00

I called Hershey today to ask why the label had changed in the past two months on the Hugs.
She said they took the traces of almond warning off in January. She said to still check the bag every time in case a store still had the old ones, but other than that the new bags are safe [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Angie & Hunter


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