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

August 12, 2009

Swirl Stix

Brands: Philly Stix
Products: Swirl Stix
Company: Philly’s Inc.
Issue:

Product bears a “DE” OU Pareve designation. The product is actually Pareve. The manufacturer included the “DE” OUdesignation because of concerns about dairy allergens which may be present in the plant. At this time, the OU does not have a “DE” designation.

August 12, 2009

Bravos Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips

Brands: Wise
Products: Bravos Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips
Company: Wise Foods, Inc. – Berwick, PA
Issue:

Product has been reformulated from non-kosher to kosher, and will now bear an OU D symbol. Product without the OU D symbol is not kosher. A limited amount of product has been released with stickers stating “NOW KOSHER OU D”.

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July 31, 2009

Bulgarian Cheese

Brands: Country Road
Products: Bulgarian Sheep's Milk Cheese Product of Bulgaria
Company:
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting this product as well as any other products similar to this one are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8148.

July 31, 2009

Ein Kerem

Brands: Ein Kerem
Products: Cabernet Merlot Syrah (barcode 7290003541430)
Company:
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241.

July 16, 2009

Naturally Delicious Café

Brands:
Products:
Company: Naturally Delicious Café –Forest Hills, NY
Issue:

The menu for Naturally Delicious Café bears an OU symbol. This establishment is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective action is being taken.

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.

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