I have been buying packaged caramel naturel fresh medjool dates from BJ's recently as that has been the best deal for dates in my area. Should I be washing these dates? They have other "flavored" dates with almond and coconut powder on them which cannot be washed so I assumed these were safe to eat unwashed?
You don't need to wash dates they're fine. The only things I'd worry about washing are those that are covered in dirt or overly handled stuff in the supermarket.