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

June 17, 2008

Arizona Fruit Smoothie Mix

Brands: Arizona
Products: Fruit Smoothie Mix Pineapple Coconut flavor UPC: 6 13008 72406 1
Company: Ferolito, Vultaggio, & Sons- Lake Success, NY
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 17, 2008

Oreo Fudge Rings

Brands: Oreo
Products: Fudge Rings
Company: Kraft Foods- East Hanover, NJ
Issue:

Oreo Cookies are certified OU kosher. Nabisco is introducing a new variety of Oreo brand Cookies, Oreo Fudge Rings, which are currently not certified kosher. Please note that the Oreo Fudge Rings label does not bear the OU symbol.

June 12, 2008

Publix Animal Crackers

Brands: Publix
Products: Animal Crackers (UPC# 41415 01509)
Company: Publix Super Markets- Lakeland, FL
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.

June 4, 2008

Herr’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Brands: Herr’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Products: Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt flavored Potato Chips
Company: Herr Foods- Nottingham, PA
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

May 30, 2008

Asaro Pesto Sauce

Brands: Asaro
Products: Pesto Sauce UPC: 8 020793 000065
Company: A. Pensabene Agroalimentari
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This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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

May 6, 2008

Balglobe Fruit Jellies

Brands: Balglobe Fine Foods
Products: Gelées De Fruit Jellies
Company: Balglobe Fine Foods- Pointe-Claire, QC
Issue:

This product (sold primarily in Canada) bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8148 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

April 28, 2008

Homowack Lodge

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Issue:

Effective April 30, 2008, the Homowack Lodge (a/k/a Spring Mountain Resort) will be discontinuing OU Kosher Supervision and will be under the Vaad Beis Din of New Square.

April 17, 2008

Wissotsky Iced Tea

Brands: Wissotsky
Products: Iced Tea
Company: Wissotsky Tea- Tel Aviv, Israel
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized “Kosher for Passover” statement and is not certified for Passover use. All Wissotsky Tea Bags remain certified for Passover use when bearing the Passover designation.

April 16, 2008

Libby’s Fruit Cocktail

Brands: Libby’s
Products: Fruit Cocktail
Company: Signature Fruits- Modesto, CA
Issue:

This product was packaged in cases whose exterior markings represent the product as being OU certified. Libby’s Fruit Cocktail is not OU certified.

April 10, 2008

Galil Vegetables

Brands: Galil
Products: Artichoke Bottoms Green Fava Beans Baby Okra
Company: Galil Importing- Syosset, NY
Issue:

Certain Galil products that are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union bear an unauthorized “Kosher for Passover” statement and may be kitnios.