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 Post subject: U symbols on labels
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:31 am 
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Does anyone know what the U symbol on a label means? Does it mean it is Kosher? Is it dairy free? I now that DE means made on equipment shared with dairy, but I can't remember what U means.
HELP!!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:54 am 
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I think it means parve. This might help
http://www.milechai.com/jewishcooking/kosher-symbols.html

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:08 pm 
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Thanks! I was just having one of my many moments of brain lapse!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:06 pm 
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See also the discussion at

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... ght=kosher

Having the U on products that appear to not contain dairy is helpful as a starting point, but if you are dealing with a severe dairy allergy, do call to confirm that there truly is no dairy in the product and no risk of cross-contamination.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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