More Tootsie Roll Products (Including Pops) Are Now OU Kosher
Orthodox Union Approves Placement of Kosher Symbol on Iconic Tootsie Roll Industries Brands
Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. today announced that Junior Mints, Blow Pops, Tootsie Roll Pops, Caramel Apple Pops, Charms, Sugar Daddy and Sugar Babies have become kosher-certified by the Orthodox Union (OU). New packaging bearing the “OU” symbol will be distributed nationwide beginning in the next few months, when kosher consumers will be able to enjoy the newly certified products.
In the fall of 2009 Tootsie Roll announced that Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Fruit Rolls, Frooties and DOTS had garnered kosher certification. Charleston Chew, Cella’s chocolate covered cherries, Andes, Razzles, Fluffy Stuff, Dubble Bubble, and Nik-L-Nip have been certified for many years.
“We take great pride in producing wholesome confectionery products with fresh ingredients of the highest quality. This will bring even more of our iconic brands to an entirely new consumer base that can now enjoy our products,” said Ellen Gordon, President, Tootsie Roll Industries.
The OU rigorously monitors of all aspects of production. It supervises the process by which the food is prepared, examines the ingredients used to make the food and regularly inspects the processing facilities to make sure that its standards are met.
“We are very pleased that Tootsie Roll Industries went the extra mile in having these additional candies certified. It was gratifying for OU to again guide Tootsie Roll through the certification process and bring these famous candies to the growing kosher market place,” said Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, OU Kosher’s Vice President of Communications and Marketing.
Rabbi David Jenkins, who serves as OU rabbinic coordinator for Tootsie Roll Industries, noted his “satisfaction with the cooperation and assistance extended by all at the company enabling the OU to certify these many additional renowned products.” He added that “consumers are reminded to check the packaging of all the added products to be sure that they bear the OU symbol.”
About Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.
Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. is one of the country's largest candy companies, headquartered in Chicago with operations in Massachusetts, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Toronto and Mexico. In its 115th year, the company produces more than sixty-four million Tootsie Rolls per day and is considered the world's largest lollipop maker. The Company sells many well-known branded products including Tootsie Roll, Tootsie Roll Pops, Tootsie Pop Drops, Caramel Apple Pops, Child’s Play, Charms, Blow Pop, Blue Razz, Cella’s chocolate covered cherries, Mason Dots, Mason Crows, Junior Mints, Charleston Chew, Sugar Daddy, Sugar Babies, Andes, Fluffy Stuff cotton candy, Dubble Bubble, Razzles, Cry Baby, Nik-L-Nip and EI Bubble. For more information about the Company, see the Company’s website on the Internet at: http://www.tootsie.com.
About The Orthodox Union
The Orthodox Union, now in its second century of service to the Jewish community of North America and beyond, represents the fastest growing segment in Jewish life. The OU is a world leader in community and synagogue services, adult education, youth work through NCSY, political action through the IPA (Institute of Public Affairs), and advocacy for persons with disabilities through Yachad and Our Way. Its kosher certification label, the OU, is the world's most recognized kosher symbol and can be found on over 500,000 products manufactured in 90 countries around the globe.
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