Are Starburst Fruit Chews kosher? This website below clearly has an OU on the right side. However, Gelatin appears on the ingredient list, and the oukosher.org website doesn't have any reference to Starburst, as far as I can tell.
Although the website has an OU printed there, if you click in to the nutritional information it says that it is not Kosher.
In addition, here is a reproduction of an e-mail claimed to be from the company saying that the gelatin in the product is beef. It is not economically feasible to use Kosher beef to make commercial gelatin, and the OU does not regard gelatin derived from non-Kosher animals as Kosher.
So it would seem that the reasonable conclusion is that it is not Kosher according to the OU, and the OU should be contacted about the misplacement of their symbol on the website you linked.
Here's the reply I received from the OU. The Webbe Rebee didn't say anything about the OU appearing on the Starburst website.
*Thank you for contacting the OU.
We do not currently certify any Starburst candy.
Please do not hesitate to contact us again should you have any further questions.
The Web(be) Rebbe Orthodox Union Kashruth Division*
I spoke to Wrigley's which actually makes Starburst and consumer info lady said "it's not kosher but every thing in it is kosher"
I laughed inside
My next obvious question was what does she know about the gelatin?
Her answer was "it's beef derived "
So not kosher but actully treif big time
Beef derived gelatin is still beef, so I think the gelatin would have to be derived from kosher beef, which is not likely what Starburst would pay for.