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

February 27, 2014

Kosher Alert DeLish Cookies

Brands: DeLish
Products: (1) Dark Chocolate Cherry Vanilla Cookies (2) Milk Chocolate Castle Cookies (3) Milk Chocolate Caramel Truffle Cookies
Company: Walgreen Co. Deerfield, IL
Issue:

Missing D -Dairy designation.

DeLish (1) Dark Chocolate Cherry Vanilla Cookies  (2) Milk Chocolate Castle Cookies  (3) Milk Chocolate Caramel Truffle Cookies contain dairy ingredients, as indicated on the allergen and ingredient statements.   Some packaging was printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

February 19, 2014

Kosher Alert LesserEvil

Brands: LesserEvil Super 4
Products: White Bean, Quinoa, Lentil, Chia Cheesy Nacho
Company: LesserEvil Brands Snacks Co.,
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy designation

LesserEvil Super 4 White Bean, Quinoa, Lentil, Chia Cheesy Nacho snacks are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains dairy, as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements.  Some packaging was printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

February 19, 2014

Kosher Alert Yummy Snack Chips

Brands: Yummy
Products: Yummy Snack Chips Cheddar Flavor
Company: YummyHealth, White Plains NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Yummy Snack Chips Cheddar Flavor bears an unauthorized OU-D symbol.  The Orthodox Union does not certify this cheese product.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

February 6, 2014

Kashrus Alert Slim Me Noodles

Brands: Slim Me
Products: all varieties
Company: Slim Me Noodles, Queensland Australia
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Slim Me Noodles bear an unauthorized OU.  This product is sold in Australia.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

February 3, 2014

Kosher Alert Creamy Chocolaty Hearts

Brands: Hearts
Products: Creamy Chocolaty Hearts (3.3 oz. mesh bags)
Company: R. M. Palmer Company, Reading PA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy designation

Creamy Chocolaty Hearts contain milk and are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU D - Dairy products.  Some labels were printed with a plain OU without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

January 30, 2014

Kosher Advisory Albert Uster Imports, Inc.

Brands: Albert Uster Imports
Products: Cherry Cheesecake Purse Wild Berry Cheesecake Purse Dark Chocolate Purse Caramelized Apple Purse
Company: Albert Uster Imports, Inc., Gaithersburg MD
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the products listed above as of January 27, 2014.   Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

January 30, 2014

Kosher Advisory BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.

Brands: Wellsley Farms
Products: Spanakopita
Company: BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc., Westborough MA
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the product listed above as of January 27, 2014.   Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

January 30, 2014

Kosher Advisory Four Stars International

Brands: Four Stars International
Products: French Chocolate Truffle Purse Burnt Caramel Apple Purse Cherry Cheesecake Purse Wild Berry Cheesecake Purse
Company: Four Stars International, Mundelein IL
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the products listed above as of January 27, 2014.   Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

January 30, 2014

Kosher Advisory Gourmet Foods of Arizona / Appetizers USA

Brands: Appetizers USA
Products: Spanakopita Portabello Mushroom & Sun Dried Tomato Brie Raspberry Almond In Fillo Assorted Quiche Samsosa Triangles Portabello Mushroom Fillo Purse Whipped Feta & Roasted Red Pepper Appetizer Spinach in Fillo Triangles Assorted Mini Baklava
Company: Gourmet Foods of Arizona / Appetizers USA, Rio Verde AZ
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the products listed above as of January 27, 2014.   Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

January 30, 2014

Kosher Advisory Les Chateaux De France

Brands: Les Chateaux De France
Products: 100 pc Brie & Raspberry W/Almonds In Fillo Spinach & Cheese Fillo (Spanakopita) Feta & Black Olive Filo Mini Fillo Pastry Shells Large Fillo Shells/Cups-Retail Tyropita
Company: Les Chateaux De France, Inwood NY
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the products listed above as of January 27, 2014.   Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.