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

December 10, 2009

Ayhans Famous Mediterranean Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Brands: Ayhans Famous
Products: Mediterranean Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing 16 oz. UPC 92181-00006
Company: Ayhan's Mediterranean Brands, LLC - Port Washington, NY
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

December 4, 2009

Godiva Liqueur

Brands: Godiva
Products: Godiva Liqueur Original/Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
Company:
Issue:

Old bottles of Godiva Liqueur AKA Godiva Liqueur Original are kosher and pareve, even without the OU symbol. The new product, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, bears an OU-D.

November 25, 2009

Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

Brands: Godiva
Products: Chocolate Liqueur
Company:
Issue:

Godiva has discontinued the pareve Godiva Liqueur AKA Godiva Liqueur Original. The new product, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, bears an OU-D. The old product still in circulation remains pareve. Consumers are advised to check the label names very carefully.

Godiva Caramel Liqueur, Mocha Liqueur, and White Chocolate Liqueur are certified Kosher and Dairy.

November 18, 2009

Dynamic Health Liquid Joint Elixir

Brands: Dynamic Health
Products: Liquid Joint Elixir – All Forms
Company: Dynamic Health Laboratories – Brooklyn, NY
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not certified as kosher by the Orthodox Union.

November 17, 2009

Tate’s Bake Shop

Brands: Tate’s Bake Shop
Products: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 7 oz. UPC #1029100125
Company: Tates’s Bake Shop – Southampton, NY
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify any of Tate’s Bake Shop’s products. Consumers spotting Tate’s Bake Shop cookies are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

November 9, 2009

Romeo & Juliet Chocolate

Brands: Romeo & Juliet
Products: Chocolates – 7.62 oz.
Company: S&A Fazer International – Brooklyn, NY
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

November 5, 2009

7-Eleven Hot Chocolate and French Vanilla Cappuccino

Brands: 7-Eleven
Products: 1. Hot Chocolate 16 oz. UPC #5254850010 2. French Vanilla Cappuccino 16 oz. UPC #5254850008
Company: 7-Eleven, Inc. – Dallas, TX
Issue:

These products contain dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel, but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.

October 29, 2009

Rancho Grande Queso Fresco Whole Milk Cheese 10 oz. UPC #4274312418

Brands: Rancho Grande Queso Fresco
Products: Whole Milk Cheese 10 oz. UPC #4274312418
Company: Rancho Grande – San Jose, CA
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

October 13, 2009

Country White Bread Base

Brands:
Products: Country White Bread Base (Industrial Item)
Company: Caravan Ingredients- Lenexa, KS
Issue:

This bread product mistakenly bears an OU-Pareve designation and is not certified by the Orthodox Union due to its dairy content. Corrective action is being taken.

October 12, 2009

Fairway Tikka Masala Seasoning

Brands: Fairway
Products: Tikka Masala Seasoning
Company: Vanns Spices- Baltimore, MD
Issue:

This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.