The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.
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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.
Products: Mandarins in Orange Gel
Company: Dole Canada LTD. Markham, ON
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.
Products: Vegan Cream Cheese Alternative
Company: Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Orlando FL.
Galaxy Nutritional Foods Vegan Cream Cheese Alternative is labeled with a plain OU. This product was made using pareve ingredients on dairy equipment. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Products: Oriental Rice Crackers
Company: Trader Joe's, Monrovia, CA
Some Trader Joe’s Oriental Rice Crackers are labeled with an OU Symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Products: This is Not a Tub of Cream Cheese
Company: Trader Joe's, Monrovia, CA
Issue: Mislabeled OU
Trader Joe’s This is Not a Tub of Cream Cheese is labeled with an OU Pareve. This product was made using pareve ingredients on dairy equipment. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Products: Tootsie Roll Large Pops
Company: Tootsie Roll Industries Inc., Chicago IL
Tootsie Roll Large Pops are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D dairy product. Individual pops have the OU D on their wrapper. Some bags were mistakenly printed with a plain OU. Corrective measures were implemented.
Products: Easy Quinoa: (1) Mushroom & Vegetable Medley (2) Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil (3) Sundried Tomato Florentine
Company: Global Juices and Fruits LLC, dba Nature's Earthly Choice
Nature’s Earthly Choice Easy Quinoa with the following seasonings (1) Mushroom & Vegetable Medley (2) Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil (3) Sundried Tomato Florentine are labeled with a plain OU without the “D” dairy designation. They contain a small amount of dairy components. Corrective measures are being implemented.
Products: Yo Fresh Frozen Yogurt Store in Monroe NJ
An advertisement was printed in the January 2013 edition of NJ Shopping and Dining Guide stating that Yo Fresh in Monroe NJ is “Kosher ‘D’ Certified”. The Orthodox Union does not certify this store. The frozen yogurts sold at this store are not certified by the Orthodox Union.
Products: Ready Meals: All Varieties
Company: South Beach Diet Corp., Bonita Springs, FL
South Beach Ready Meals are not certified by the Orthodox Union. Some of the Ready Meals packaging bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Products are being withdrawn from the marketplace for relabeling.
Products: Honey Cheddar 6 o' Clock Crunch
Company: Peanut Patch dba Feridies
A limited quantity of Feridies Honey Cheddar 6 o’ Clock Crunch snack mix were packed in containers with an unauthorized OU symbol. This Honey Cheddar product is not certified by the Orthodox Union and corrective measures were implemented.