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

January 12, 2009

Pillsbury Sweet Minis

Brands: Pillsbury Sweet Minis
Products: 1. Mini Donuts (UPC #018000157815) 2. Brownie Bites (UPC #018000157822) 3. Chocolate Chip Cookies (UPC #018000157839)
Company: General Mills Sales Inc.,- Minneapolis, MN
Issue:

These products were originally manufactured as OU certified. They are for use in individual cups at convenience stores. The integrity of the cup packaging may be compromised at the store level and the product should not be eaten as kosher certified.

This previously released alert is being reissued for the benefit of the kosher public.

December 31, 2008

Jack Rabbit Ham flavored 16 Bean Soup

Brands: Jack Rabbit
Products: Ham flavored 16 Bean Soup
Company: Trinidad Benham
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. This product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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.

December 16, 2008

Boar’s Head Placards

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Issue:

Placards bearing an unauthorized OU symbol and the Boar’s Head logo have been distributed to delis. These placards are not an indication of the Kosher status of their corresponding products. Corrective action is being taken. Consumers spotting these placards are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

December 15, 2008

Sally Sherman Seafood Salad

Brands: Sally Sherman
Products: Seafood Salad
Company: Sally Sherman Foods - Mt. Vernon, NY
Issue:

A limited amount of this product has been distributed while bearing an unauthorized OU symbol. The product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

December 15, 2008

Hoody’s Party Tray

Brands: Hoody’s
Products: Serve & Snack Party Tray
Company: Harvest Manor Farms - Cedar Rapids, IA
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.

December 5, 2008

Treasures from the Sea

Brands: Treasures from the Sea
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Issue:

Consumers are advised that Treasures from the Sea products whose OU symbol is covered with a sticker are not certified by the Orthodox Union.

December 5, 2008

Lottie & Beck Cappuccino Drink Mixes

Brands: Lottie & Beck
Products: Powdered Cappuccino Drink Mixes Cappuccino, French Vanilla, Amaretto and Mocha flavors
Company: North American Tea & Coffee Inc. - Canada
Issue:

These certified products contain dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel, but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.

December 4, 2008

Dietz and Watson Hoagie Dressing

Brands: Dietz and Watson
Products: Hoagie Dressing
Company: Dietz and Watson-Philadelphia, PA
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

November 26, 2008

Black Bear of the Black Forest Hoagie Dressing

Brands: Black Bear of the Black Forest
Products: Hoagie Dressing UPC 630003917120
Company: Black Bear Enterprise, Inc. - Cherry Hill, NJ
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. The product 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.

November 25, 2008

Noh Foods Hawaiian Iced Tea

Brands: Noh Foods of Hawaii
Products: Hawaiian Iced Tea
Company: Distributed by Conin Inc. - Hidalgo, TX
Issue:

This product, distributed in Mexico, bears an unauthorized OU symbol on its Spanish label. It is not certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

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