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

July 9, 2009

William Sonoma Cocktail Combo

Brands: William Sonoma
Products: Cocktail Combo
Company: Williams- Sonoma – San Francisco, CA 94109
Issue:

The OU symbol has been inadvertently placed on this product. The product is not authorized to bear the OU symbol. Corrective action is being taken.

July 6, 2009

Veronica Bianca

Brands: Veronica Bianca
Products:
Company: American Food & Beverage Inc. – East Brunswick, NJ
Issue:

All products with the Brand name Veronica Bianca which bear an OU symbol are unauthorized. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org

July 2, 2009

Ken’s Steakhouse Balsamic Vinaigrette

Brands: Ken's Steakhouse
Products: Balsamic Vinaigrette
Company: Ken’s Foods Inc. - Marlborough, MA
Issue:

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

July 1, 2009

Kansas City Prime Steak Flavor Potato Chips

Brands: Herr’s
Products: Kansas City Prime Steak Flavor Potato Chips
Company: Herr Foods Inc. – Nottingham, PA
Issue:

The ingredient panel on the above mentioned product inadvertently lists beef extract. The OU-D designation on the product is valid. Future packaging will be revised.

June 30, 2009

Rock N Roll Gourmet

Brands: Rock N Roll Gourmet
Products: Hippie Chips – Lime Is On My Side Cracked Pepper
Company: Rock N Roll Gourmet -Venice, CA
Issue:

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

June 30, 2009

Procter & Gamble Pringles

Brands: Pringles
Products: BBQ flavored Pringles Honey Mustard flavored Pringles Original Flavor Pringles Reduced Fat Original Flavor Pringles
Company: Procter & Gamble
Issue:

The above products bear an OU symbol, which indicates that the products are pareve. These products may also have a Hebrew text that was not authorized by the OU which states that the product is dairy. In fact, the products are pareve, and the Hebrew statement is not correct.

June 22, 2009

Williams-Sonoma

Brands: Williams-Sonoma
Products: Chipotle Almonds Sweet Spiced Pecans
Company: Williams-Sonoma, Inc. – San Francisco, CA
Issue:

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

June 15, 2009

Food Lion Salsa Con Queso

Brands: Food Lion
Products: Salsa Con Queso UPC: 35826 04798
Company: Food Lion, LLC-Salisbury, NC
Issue:

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

June 12, 2009

Foodtown Rice Cakes- Caramel Made with Whole Grain

Brands: Foodtown
Products: Rice Cakes- Caramel Made with Whole Grain
Company: Foodtown, Inc. - Avenel, NJ
Issue:

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

June 10, 2009

Danish Style Butter Cookies

Brands: Veronica Bianca
Products: Danish Style Butter Cookies
Company: American Food & Beverage Inc. – East Brunswick, NJ
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