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

March 20, 2008

Kashruth Advisory

Brands: Godiva
Products: Chocolate Liqueurs
Company:
Issue:

Due to an error, the OU symbol was omitted from the labels. These products continue to be certified without change as follows:

Godiva Chocolate Cream Liqueur, White Chocolate Cream Liqueur and Cappuccino Liqueur are Kosher and Dairy.
Godiva Chocolate Liqueur is Kosher and Parve.

March 17, 2008

Bickel’s Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips

Brands: Bickel’s
Products: Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips- 3 oz. UPC #0-71487-00320-4 (see photo) Bickels_Potato_Chips.pdf
Company: Bickel’s Snack Foods, Inc. - York, 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.

March 12, 2008

Stone Ridge Creamery Sherbet

Brands: Stone Ridge
Products: Sherbet (Assorted Flavors)
Company: Supervalu Inc. - Eden Prairie, MN
Issue:

This product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging has been revised.

March 10, 2008

Wise Dipsy Doodles

Brands: Wise
Products: Wise Dipsy Doodles – 1.25 oz Bags UPC #0-41262-27064-0 Code: June1608GAB
Company: Wise Foods Inc. - Berwick, PA
Issue:

Due to equipment failure, a limited amount of Wise Dipsy Doodle Snack bags may contain non-kosher popcorn. Affected bags may have been distributed in NY, NJ, and CT.

March 6, 2008

Edgell Mashed Potatoes

Brands: Edgell
Products: Idahoan Real Mash 1.47 kg
Company: Simplot Australia Pty. - Mentone, VC, AUSTRALIA
Issue:

This certified product, distributed in Australia, contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.

February 26, 2008

Solomon’s Ground Buffalo

Brands: Solomon’s
Products: Ground Buffalo (UPC #0-53390-06103-8)
Company: Blackwing Bison Meats, Inc. - Antioch, IL
Issue:

The Orthodox Union certifies and wholly stands by Solomon’s Ground Buffalo meat and all of Solomon’s Finest Glatt Kosher Meats (fresh and frozen) are Glatt kosher. A limited amount of frozen non-kosher meat was substituted for kosher meat by an outside distributor and sold in Solomon’s packaging. The non-kosher product is identifiable by the following:

1) The inner plastic wrap does not contain a plastic OU seal.
2) The meat is on a black Styrofoam tray.

Consumers spotting the mislabeled product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or at kashalerts@ou.org.

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February 25, 2008

Wyke Farms Cheese

Brands: Wyke Farms
Products: Village Oak Vintage Cheddar
Company: בע״מ א.ג.ל סחר מזון
Issue:

This product’s Hebrew label (as applied by the Israeli importer) bears an unauthorized OU representation. The product is being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union in the United States at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

February 13, 2008

Ginseng Tea

Brands:
Products: Instant Korean Ginseng Tea
Company: Uncle Bill Trading Inc.- Toronto, Canada
Issue:

This dairy product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

January 31, 2008

Kashruth Advisory- Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation

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Issue:

Products of Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation (FFMC), located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada have been certified by the Orthodox Union for many years. This facility, which only processes kosher fish, has been carefully reviewed and accepted by many respected kosher certifying agencies worldwide.

Recent irresponsible and false claims have been published concerning the integrity of the hashgacha as it was administered more than seven years ago, under a previous mashgiach A”H (who is no longer living), alleging that non-kosher fish was sold as kosher. It should be noted that the writer of the piece was identified by the newspaper as “a former fish marketer who believes the FFMC’s monopoly should be broken.”

OU Kosher urges everyone to realize that charges leveled in print can be, and often are, false. The Orthodox Union urges the kosher-consuming public to recognize such spurious innuendo for its true nature.

January 31, 2008

Publix Gummy Worms

Brands: Publix
Products: Gummy Worms Gummy Bears Jelly Beans
Company: Publix Super Markets, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
Issue:

This product, sold in Publix Supermarkets, erroneously bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union by phone at 212-613-8241, or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.