Wednesday, June 16, 2004

May contain insanity...

I don't understand why some milk chocoloate products (M&M's, candy bars, cookies that have milk chocolate in them/on them, etc...) have listed in their ingredients that the products "...may contain traces of nuts." Ok, I do understand that they have to warn people who are deathly allergic to nuts to stay away from the candy, just in case.

But what confuses me is the "may contain" part of the message. Why don't they know for sure? How do you not know what's being put through the machines, or whatever, that are making the candy you're packaging for sale?

And how many other products out there don't have to tell us about the random traces of materials that could be contained along with their packaged product, because they won't cause a horrible allergic reaction for some folks if eaten? Makes me wonder...

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