Consumer Alerts & Advisories

The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.

Please remember to always check the label before purchasing any item that needs kosher certification!

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Consumer Alerts

May 14, 2013

Kosher Alert +More Grape

Brands: +More
Products: +More 100% Natural Grape Juice
Company: Azgranata MMC, Baku Azerbaijan

Unauthorized OU

+More Grape Juice made by Azgranata bears an unauthorized OU mark.  The Orthodox Union does not certify this product.  Corrective measures are being implemented.

May 14, 2013

Kosher Alert Spice Classics

Brands: Spice Classics
Products: (1) Beef Flavor Bouillon UPC 52100020853 (2) Chicken Flavor Bouillon UPC 52100020846
Company: Han-Dee Pak Inc., Cockeysville, MD

Unauthorized OU

Spice Classics Beef Flavor Bouillon and Chicken Flavor Bouillon bear an unauthorized OU mark.  The Orthodox Union does not certify these products and they are not kosher.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

April 30, 2013

Kosher Alert Forrelli Wafers

Brands: Forelli
Products: Crème Strawberry Flavored Wafers
Company: Allied International Corp. of VA Dulles, VA

All Forrelli Wafers made in Turkey with an OU symbol bear an unauthorized OU.  This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union and it contains dairy as indicated in the ingredient list.  Forrelli Wafers made in Israel are certified by the Orthodox Union and do not contain dairy.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

April 23, 2013

Kosher Alert Diamond Crystal

Brands: Diamond Crystal
Products: House Blend Caesar Dressing
Company: Diamond Crystal, Savannah GA

Unauthorized OU

Diamond Crystal House Blend Caesar Dressing, a food service product, is not certified by the Orthodox Union.  The individual packages do not have an OU on them.  Some of the cartons used to ship this product mistakenly have an OU on them.  The cartons have been corrected.

April 18, 2013

Kosher Alert Yo Fresh Frozen Yogurt Store

Products: Frozen Yogurt Store
Company: Yo Fresh, Newton MA

Not Certified

A sign with an OU symbol was posted in the Yo Fresh frozen yogurt store in Newton MA.  The Orthodox Union does not certify that store or any Yo Fresh frozen yogurt store.  Corrective measures are being implemented.

April 12, 2013

Kosher Alert Sweet Loren’s

Brands: Sweet Loren's
Products: Bold Espresso Chunk Cookie Dough Nutty Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Heavenly Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough
Company: Sweet Loren's, NY , NY

Missing “D”  Dairy designation.

Sweet Loren’s cookie dough products are produced on dairy equipment and are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU D products.  Some of the above listed varieties of Sweet Loren’s products were mistakenly labeled with a plain OU.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

March 18, 2013

Kosher Alert King of the Sea

Brands: King of the Sea; Great King
Products: Canned Tuna
Company: Mr. Tuna d.b.a. King of the Sea, Brooklyn NY

Not for Passover

The Orthodox Union does not certify King of the Sea tuna for Passover.

March 6, 2013

Kosher Advisory Donut House Coffee

Brands: Donut House
Products: Sweet & Creamy Regular Iced Coffee
Company: Green Mountain, Waterbury VT.

Missing “D” Dairy designation

Donut House Sweet & Creamy Iced Coffee is certified as an OU D – Dairy product, as it contains dairy ingredients.   Some boxes labeled with an OU are missing the “D” Dairy designation.   The individual cups, however, are labeled with an OU D.   Corrective actions have been implemented.

February 28, 2013

Passover Alert – Coca Cola Labeling

Brands: Coca-Cola
Products: Coca-Cola
Company: Coca-Cola Bottling

Coca-Cola Products are available as Kosher for Passover under the Orthodox Union nationally and in Illinois under the CRC (Chicago Rabbinical Council). This year some of the caps designated for the CRC supervised production were mistakenly delivered to the East Coast Facility that produces Kosher for Passover under the OU.

The Orthodox Union wishes to affirm that products available in the East Coast either with
OU-P or CRC-P13 on Yellow Caps have been produced under the strict Passover supervision of the Orthodox Union and the products are Kosher for Passover.

February 25, 2013

Kosher Alert Dole Mandarins in Gel

Brands: Dole
Products: Mandarins in Orange Gel
Company: Dole Canada LTD. Markham, ON

Unauthorized OU

Some packages of Dole Mandarins in Orange Gel were mistakenly labeled with a ’stylized K Pareve’ symbol.  This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union.  Corrective measures have been implemented.