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!

Sign up for kosher alerts

Consumer Alerts

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This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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.

September 30, 2009

Eating Right Kids

Brands: Eating Right Kids
Products: Fruit Punch (Fitness water beverage) 4 pack of 12 fl. Oz. UPC: 0 79893 70013 7
Company: Lucerne Foods, Inc. – Pleasanton, CA
Issue:

This product mistakenly bears an unauthorized OU on the plastic overwrap. Future packaging will no longer bear the OU mark. Regular fruit punch flavored water beverage is OU certified when bearing the OU mark. Thank you for your prompt attention to the matter!

September 25, 2009

Sweet Delights

Brands: Sweet Delights
Products: Cakes and Pastries
Company: Sweet Delights Ltd. – Brooklyn, NY
Issue:

The OU terminated the certification of this company on June 30, 2009. Any products currently bearing an OU are unauthorized. Consumers spotting these products are encouraged to call the Orthodox Union at 212.613.8241, or via email at kashalerts@ou.org. Your participation in the matter is highly appreciated!

September 21, 2009

DeFranco’s Espresso Secrets

Brands: DeFranco’s
Products: Espresso Secrets
Company: Chocolate Fantasies, Inc. – Oak Brook, IL
Issue:

Product Bears an unauthorized OU. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212.613.8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org

September 21, 2009

Back To Nature Blends

Brands: Back To Nature
Products: Pacific Heights Blend, Bar Harbor Blend
Company: Back To Nature Foods Company – Madison , WI
Issue:

These two products labeled as OU contain chocolate made on dairy equipment. Labels are being changed to OU D.