Consumer Alerts & Advisories

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

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Consumer Alerts

August 6, 2013

Kosher Alert Ambra Spaghetti

Brands: Ambra
Products: Spaghetti Al Nero Di Seppia (spaghetti with squid ink)
Company: Tandoi Filippo E Adalberto, Corato Italy
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Ambra Spaghetti A Nero Di Seppia contains a non kosher ingredient.  Some packaging mistakenly bears an unauthorized OU symbol.  This product is being sold in Europe and corrective actions have been implemented.

August 5, 2013

Kosher Alert Lay’s Stax

Brands: Lay's Stax
Products: Sour Cream & Onion Potato Crisps
Company: Comercializadora Pepsico Mexico, Coltongo Mexico
Issue:

Missing D - Dairy designation

Lay’s Stax Sour Cream & Onion potato crisps contain dairy ingredients and are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  Some packaging was mistakenly labeled without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective action has been implemented.

July 31, 2013

Kosher Alert Great Value Grits

Brands: Great Value
Products: Enriched Instant Grits Butter Flavor
Company: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Bentonville AR
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy designation

Great Value Enriched Instant Grits Butter Flavor is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  Some packaging was printed without the D – Dairy designation.  The product contains dairy as indicated on the allergen and ingredient statements.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

July 26, 2013

Kosher Alert Sophia Pomegranate Juice

Brands: Sophia
Products: Pomegranate Juice
Company: Sophia Foods, Brooklyn, NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Sophia Pomegranate Juice made in Turkey bears an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

July 5, 2013

Kosher Alert Turkish Pita Place

Brands:
Products:
Company: Turkish Pita Place, Newark NJ
Issue:

Turkish Pita Place printed and distributed menus that display the OU mark.  The Orthodox Union does not certify Turkish Pita Place.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

July 2, 2013

Kosher Alert Health Wise

Brands: Health Wise
Products: Ranch Crunch Protein Chips
Company: Nutritional Resources Inc., Grovetown GA
Issue:

Health Wise Ranch Crunch Protein Chips are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  Some packaging was mistakenly labeled with a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

July 2, 2013

Kosher Alert Darrell Lea

Brands: Darrell Lea
Products: Dark Chocolate Coated Soft Eating Liquorice Blueberry & Pomegranate Flavor
Company: Darrell Lea Confectionery Co., Pty, Ltd., Kogarah Australia
Issue:

This product contains dairy and it is mistakenly labeled with a plain OU symbol without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

June 25, 2013

Kosher Alert Good & Plenty

Brands: Good & Plenty
Products: Candy
Company: The Hershey Company packaged by JLM, Warren MI
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Good & Plenty candies.  JLM mistakenly placed an OU D symbol on some of their packages of Good & Plenty.  Corrective action has been implemented.

May 22, 2013

Kosher Alert Noon Hour

Brands: Noon Hour
Products: Imported Creamed Fillet of Herring
Company: Noon Hour, Chicago IL
Issue:

Missing “D” Dairy designation

Noon Hour Imported Creamed Fillet of Herring is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D dairy product as it contains dairy ingredients.  Some containers were labeled with a plain OU without the D.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

May 14, 2013

Kosher Alert +More Grape

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

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.

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