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

October 7, 2008

Genisoy Ranch flavor Potato Bakes

Brands: Genisoy
Products: Ranch flavor Potato Bakes
Company: Genisoy Food Company, Inc.- Tulsa, OK
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.

October 7, 2008

Libby’s Pumpkin Bread Kit

Brands: Libby’s
Products: Pumpkin Bread Kit with Icing
Company: Nestle-Glendale, CA
Issue:

Product is certified as OU-D but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised. The Libby’s Pumpkin Bread Kit without icing is certified as OU pareve.

October 3, 2008

Stone Ridge Ice Cream

Brands: Stone Ridge
Products: Rocky Road Ice Cream
Company: Supervalu Inc - Chanhassen, MN
Issue:

The current 56 oz container is certified OU-D. The new 48 oz size will no longer be Kosher and will not bear the OU-D.

October 3, 2008

Israeli Spice Advisory

Brands:
Products:
Company:
Issue:

The Orthodox Union wishes to inform the manufacturing and food service trade that several Israeli grown spices are being distributed in generic cardboard boxes which do not identify the contents as products of Israel. The spices in question are:

• Dill (Lot #8074)
• Tarragon (Lot #8075-2)
• Cilantro (Lot #8019)
• Parsley Flakes (Lot #8075-1)

Please note that these boxes do not bear any Kosher mark.

August 26, 2008

Price Chopper Magic Stars

Brands: Price Chopper
Products: Magic Stars Sweetened Oat Cereal with Marshmallows
Company: Price Chopper- Schenectady, NY
Issue:

This product, sold at Price Chopper stores, is bearing an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8148 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

August 14, 2008

Harry and David Relish

Brands: Harry and David
Products: Pepper and Onion Relish with Zinfandel (2.45 oz.)
Company: Harry and David- Medford, OR
Issue:

A limited amount of this product was produced while bearing an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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.

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.