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

January 25, 2013

Kosher Alert Nature’s Earthly Choice

Brands: Nature's Earthly Choice
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
Issue:

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.

January 18, 2013

Kosher Alert Yo Fresh

Brands:
Products: Yo Fresh Frozen Yogurt Store in Monroe NJ
Company:
Issue:

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.

January 9, 2013

Kosher Alert South Beach Ready Meals

Brands: South Beach
Products: Ready Meals: All Varieties
Company: South Beach Diet Corp., Bonita Springs, FL
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

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 Products are being withdrawn from the marketplace for relabeling.

January 7, 2013

Kosher Alert Feridies Honey Cheddar

Brands: Feridies
Products: Honey Cheddar 6 o' Clock Crunch
Company: Peanut Patch dba Feridies
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

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.

December 19, 2012

Kosher Alert V Chocolate

Brands: V Chocolates
Products: Milk Chocolate Caramel Apples
Company: V Chocolates - Salt Lake City, UT
Issue:

Some labels are missing the “D” designation and bear the plain OU instead. The product is clearly dairy, as listed on the label. Corrective measures have been implemented.

December 19, 2012

Kosher Alert Badia Shrimp

Brands: Badia
Products: Dried Shrimp
Company: Badia Spices Inc., Miami FL
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Some packages of Badia Dried Shrimp mistakenly bear the OU symbol. This product is not kosher. Corrective measures have been implemented.

 

December 5, 2012

Kosher Alert Winn Dixie Crackers

Brands: Winn Dixie
Products: Woven Wheat Crackers
Company: Winn Dixie, Jacksonville FL
Issue:

Mislabeled Product

Winn Dixie Woven Wheat Crackers are certified by the Orthodox Union as a kosher pareve product. Some packaging mistakenly bear an OU P symbol. This product is not kosher for Passover. The mislabeled products are being withdrawn from the marketplace.

December 4, 2012

Kosher Alert Sera Grape Molasses

Brands: Sera
Products: Grape Molasses
Company: Korhan Pazarlama Ve Dis Tic A.S. Istambul, Turkey
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Some jars of Sera Grape Molasses mistakenly bear an unauthorized OU. This particular Sera product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective actions have been implemented.

December 3, 2012

Kosher Alert Springfield Chocolate Chips

Brands: Springfield
Products: Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
Company: Unified Grocers Inc. Commerce, CA
Issue:

Missing D Dairy designation

Springfield Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips are certified as an OU-D Dairy product. The product contains milk derivatives. Recently, some bags were printed with a plain OU, without the D Dairy designation. The mislabeled products are sold primarely in Southern California. The mislabeled products are being withdrawn from the marketplace.

November 6, 2012

Aunt Nellies Whole Holland-Style Onions

Brands: Aunt Nellie's
Products: Whole Holland -Style Onions
Company: Aunt Nellie's
Issue:

Due to supply chain issues, the OU symbol has temporarily been removed. As always, consumers are urged to verify the kosher symbol on each and every product.