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

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This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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

July 8, 2008

Assorted Waggoner Chocolates (Fundraising Series)

Brands: Waggoner Chocolates (Fundraising Series)
Products: Hot Fudge (6 oz) Liquid Carmel (6 oz) Mint Meltaway (6 oz) Peanut Butter (6 oz)
Company: Waggoner Chocolates- N. Canton, OH
Issue:

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

July 2, 2008

Bazzini Licorice

Brands: Bazzini
Products: Licorice-All Sorts (UPC# 0 75062 50196 3)
Company: A.L. Bazzini Co. - New York, NY
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

July 2, 2008

Skittles Candy Fan and Dry Erase Message Board

Brands:
Products: Skittles Candy Fan UPC# 6 09454 61492 6 Skittles Dry Erase Message Board UPC# 6 09454 61501 5
Company: Candyrific- Louisville, KY
Issue:

An unauthorized OU-D symbol was inadvertently placed on these products’ labels. Corrective action has been implemented. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org. Please note that this issue only impacts upon the kashruth status of the Skittles, the products’ safety and nutritional integrity is not affected.

June 25, 2008

Garden Vitamin D3 Granular

Brands: Garden
Products: Vitamin D3 Granular
Company: Manufacturer: Zhejiang Garden Biochemical High-Tech Co., Ltd. - Zhegjiang, CHINA
Issue:

Distributor: PAT Vitamins Inc. – Walnut, CA

This industrial product, which contains non-kosher ingredients, is bearing an unauthorized symbol and should not be used in kosher production. Kashruth agencies are encouraged to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241for more information.

June 23, 2008

Quaker Squares Cereal

Brands: Quaker Squares
Products: Toasted Oatmeal Squares Cereal
Company: M. Prop & Sons- Ramat Gan, Israel
Issue:

This product’s Hebrew label (as applied by the Israeli importer) bears an incorrect OU Parve statement. This product is certified OU-D.

June 18, 2008

Turkey Hill Kashruth Advisory

Brands: Turkey Hill
Products: Junior Mints Premium Ice Cream (Limited Edition)
Company:
Issue:

This product is not certified as kosher and states that after the ingredient panel. All other Turkey Hill products are OU certified.

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.

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