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

March 19, 2014

Kosher Advisory Nestea

Brands:
Products:
Company:
Issue:

The OU recommends Nestea Instant Teacaffeinated version only – for use on Pesach.

The OU does not recommend the decaffeinated version of this product during Pesach.

March 14, 2014

Kosher Alert Winking Cow Cheese

Brands: Winking Cow
Products: All Products
Company: Triad Food Products LLC, Woodland Park NJ
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Winking Cow cheeses and dairy products are being sold with an unauthorized OU-D mark.  These products are not certified by the Orthodox Union.  Corrective measures are being implemented.

March 11, 2014

Kosher Alert Jalapeno Cheddar Cream Cheese Spread

Brands: Giant, and Stop & Shop
Products: Jalapeno Cheddar Cream Cheese Spread UPC: 6882671425
Company: Ahold USA, Quincy, MA
Issue:

Product with the date codes USE BY 061314 AND USE BY 070514 bears an OU-D and mistakenly contains non-kosher cheese. The product has been withdrawn. All other Giant and Stop & Shop cream cheese bearing an OU-D are not affected.

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.