I realize D means “dairy” and DE means “dairy equipment”. But why the difference from a hechsher standpoint?
As an example, why are the Oreos I buy marked D while being dairy-free (and therefore presumably only D because they’re made on shared dairy equipment)? But a coconut yogurt I buy is certified DE for presumably the same reason. Is there a nuance between these two in such situations?
And what’s the difference in ramifications for someone keeping strict kosher at home between products bearing the two different labels? (I know the separation of meat and dairy, but curious if DE implies lesser separation.)
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