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

September 9, 2014

Kosher Alert Twinings Chai Latte Cups

Brands: Twinings - Keurig
Products: Chai Latte Black Tea
Company: Twinings - Keurig
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

Twining Chai Latte Black Tea in K-Cup packs are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains milk as indicated on the cup’s label.  Some labels and outer boxes were printed without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

September 9, 2014

Kosher Alert Poppy’s Soups

Brands: Poppy's
Products: Instant Chicken Soup in Small Cups
Company: Poppy's Soups - Deerfield IL
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Poppy’s Chicken Soup, in small cups made for use in brewing machines, bear an unauthorized OU.  This product does not contain chicken but does contain dairy.  Corrective measures are being implemented.

 

September 8, 2014

Kosher Advisory Pumpkin Juice Puree

Brands: Giavico
Products: Pumpkin Juice Puree
Company: Giavico International, Vietnam
Issue:

Due to production technicalities, the Orthodox Union is no longer certifying Giavico Pumpkin Juice Puree, an industrial ingredient.   This does not affect the kosher status of the other Giavico products that bear the OU symbol.

September 3, 2014

Kosher Advisory Smart Balance

Brands: Smart Balance
Products: Smart Balance Buttery Spread Original
Company: Smart Balance
Issue:

Small, 7.5-ounce tubs of Smart Balance Buttery Spread Original (OU-DAIRY) have replaced the older, small tubs of Smart Balance Buttery Spread with Flaxseed Oil (OU-Pareve.) Please check the symbol on Smart Balance containers to confirm dairy or pareve status. Also, other Smart Balance spreads come in regular versions (DAIRY) and light versions (PAREVE.) These include Smart Balance with Omega-3, and Smart Balance with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Please check the symbols accordingly.

In general, consumers should always check for the presence of a kosher symbol and the Dairy/ Pareve status, especially with similar products within a brand. The status can change or the kosher certification may be removed.

August 26, 2014

Kashrus Alert Breakfast Best Pancakes

Brands: Breakfast Best
Products: Mini Pancakes
Company: Aldi Inc. Batavia, IL
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy designation

Breakfast Best Mini Pancakes is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains dairy ingredients, as indicated in the allergen and ingredient statements.  Some packaging was printed with a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

August 7, 2014

Kosher Alert Sour Cream & Onion Potato Crisps

Brands: Stop & Shop, Giant
Products: Sour Cream & Onions Potato Crisps
Company: Foodhold USA LLC, Landover MD
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Foodhold’s Sour Cream & Onion Potato Crisps as an OU D -Dairy product.  This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements.  Some packaging was printed without the D – Dairy designation.  This product is sold in some Stop & Shop and Giant stores.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

August 7, 2014

Kosher Alert Pistachio Pesto

Brands: Santa Barbara Pistachio Company
Products: Pistachio Pesto
Company: Santa Barbara Pistachio Company, Santa Barbara CA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Santa Barbara Company’s Pistachio Pesto bears an unauthorized OU mark.  The Orthodox Union does not certify this product.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

 

July 30, 2014

Kosher Alert Foodtown Rice Crisps

Brands: Foodtown
Products: Cheddar Rice Crisps
Company: Foodtown Inc. Iselin NJ
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy designation

Foodtown Cheddar Rice Crisps are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains dairy ingredients, as indicated in the ingredients and allergen statements.  Some packaging display a plain OU without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective action has been implemented.

July 30, 2014

Kosher Alert Marshmallow Mateys

Brands: Malt O Meal
Products: Marshmallow Mateys Cereal
Company: MOM Brands, Lakeville MN
Issue:

The Orthodox Union does not certify Malt O Meal Marshmallow Mateys cereal and the OU symbol does not appear on this product.  Some promotional signs placed next to this product mistakenly have an OU symbol.  The signs are being replaced.

July 30, 2014

Kosher Alert Skinny Dip Noodles

Brands: Skinny Dip
Products: Shirataki Noodles - Angel Hair, Fettuccini, Rice Pearl
Company: Skinny Dip Noodles, Las Vegas, NV
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Skinny Dip Shirataki Noodles products.  Some of their products bear an unauthorized OU.  Corrective measures are being implemented.