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

January 21, 2010

Simply Fiber All Natural Crunchy O’s Cereal

Brands: Simply Fiber
Products: All Natural Crunchy O’s Cereal
Company: Benefit Nutrition
Issue:

The “D” was mistakenly put on the left side of the OU symbol and is in fact certified OU-D.

January 20, 2010

Piknik Ranch Dressing

Brands: Piknik
Products: Ranch Dressing
Company: Supreme Oil South, Brundidge AL
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union.

January 20, 2010

Best Choice Gourmet Onion Rings

Brands: Best Choice
Products: Gourmet Onion Rings 16oz (UPC: 070038611134) Gourmet Onion Rings 20oz (UPC: 070038611127)
Company: Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Kansas City KS
Issue:

These products bear an unauthorized OU symbol and are being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union.

January 20, 2010

Campbell’s Vegetarian Vegetable Soup

Brands: Campbell's
Products: Vegetarian Vegetable Condensed Soup
Company: Adir, Moshav Chamad
Issue:

Campbell’s Vegetarian Vegetable Condensed Soup is being distributed in Israel with an unauthorized Half-Moon K on a Hebrew importer’s label. Product is being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union.

January 15, 2010

Sun Harvest Organic Broth

Brands: Sun Harvest
Products: Organic Chicken Broth (UPC: 64667030551) Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth (UPC: 64667030555) Organic Vegetable Broth (UPC: 64667030553)
Company: Smart & Final Inc. - Commerce, CA
Issue:

These products bear an unauthorized OU symbol and are being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

January 14, 2010

Wild Harvest Natural Ground Lamb

Brands: Wild Harvest Natural
Products: Ground Lamb
Company: Supervalu Inc., - Chanhassen, MN
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. This product is being withdrawn from the marketplace and consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

January 13, 2010

Biscottea Tea Shortbread

Brands: Biscottea
Products: Assorted flavors of Tea Shortbread
Company: Biscottea Inc., - Issaquah, WA
Issue:

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

January 12, 2010

Uncle Bens Hearty Soup Broccoli Cheese & Rice

Brands: Uncle Bens
Products: Hearty Soup Broccoli Cheese & Rice
Company: Mars Food US LLC, Verona, CA
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU-D symbol and is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

Consumers who have purchased UNCLE BEN’S® Broccoli Cheese & Rice Soup can contact the Company at 1-800-548-6253 for a replacement coupon or refund. The Consumer Care Center is open Monday to Friday, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM (EST).

January 4, 2010

Kirkland’s Nature’s Three Berries

Brands: Kirkland
Products: Nature’s Three Berries
Company: Rader Farms, Inc.
Issue:

This product bears a Half-Moon K symbol and should be used only for cooking and pureeing.

January 4, 2010

Kirkland’s Nature’s Three Berries

Brands: Kirkland
Products: Nature’s Three Berries
Company: Rader Farms, Inc.
Issue:

This product bears a Half-Moon K symbol and should be used only for cooking and pureeing.

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