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

August 1, 2008

ITFC Marinated Mushrooms

Brands: Slippery Jacks
Products: Marinated Mushrooms
Company: ITFC Importers & Distributors- Toronto, ON
Issue:

This product may be infested and should not be eaten. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

This previously released alert is being reissued for the benefit of the kosher public. To subscribe to Kashruth Alerts or for updated information, visit our website http://www.oukosher.org

July 31, 2008

Strauss Symphonia Cheese with Peppers

Brands: Strauss
Products: Symphonia Cheese with Pepper
Company: Strauss Health Ltd. - Bar Lev Industrial Area, Israel
Issue:

This certified product was erroneously manufactured using peppers that were grown under Heter Mechira. The Orthodox Union does not certify Heter Mechira products 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

July 30, 2008

Vita Herring

Brands: Vita
Products: Herring in Real Sour Cream (32 oz)
Company: Vita Food Products- Chicago, IL
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.

July 29, 2008

Cravin’ Trail Mix

Brands: Cravin'
Products: Trail Mix
Company: Frankford Foods- Philadelphia, PA
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.

July 25, 2008

Full Circle Shrimp

Brands: Full Circle
Products: Assorted Frozen Shrimp Products
Company: Topco Associates LLC- Skokie, IL
Issue:

These products are bearing an unauthorized OU symbol and are not certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. Corrective action is being taken. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

July 23, 2008

Jewel Cut Spinach

Brands: Jewel
Products: Cut Spinach (in cans) UPC# 0 41280 11485 8
Company: Albertsons Inc. - Boise, ID
Issue:

This product is bearing an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

July 23, 2008

Annette’s Jumbo Glazed Donuts

Brands: Annette’s Donuts
Products: Jumbo Glazed Donuts UPC: 0 60529 18201 4
Company: Annette’s Donuts- Toronto, ON
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.

July 14, 2008

Flora Italian Breadcrumbs

Brands: Flora Italian Foods
Products: Italian Breadcrumbs 12/24 oz UPC# 2003800119
Company: Flora Foods- Pompano Beach, FL
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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

July 14, 2008

Prince Macaroni and Cheese

Brands: Prince
Products: Mac & Cheese Dinner UPC# 0 41129 01050 1
Company: New World Pasta- Harrisburg, PA
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.

July 8, 2008

Asaro Pasta Sauce

Brands: Asaro
Products: Cherry Tomatoes & Basil Pasta Sauce UPC #8 020793 000904
Company: A. Pensabene Agroalimentari- Italy
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.