The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.
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Products: Village Oak Vintage Cheddar
Company: בע״מ א.ג.ל סחר מזון
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 The product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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 email@example.com.
Products: Instant Korean Ginseng Tea
Company: Uncle Bill Trading Inc.- Toronto, Canada
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Products: Gummy Worms Gummy Bears Jelly Beans
Company: Publix Super Markets, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
This product, sold in Publix Supermarkets, erroneously bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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 email@example.com.
Products: White Candy Cane Bar UPC: 7 51269 00702 5
Company: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory- Durango, CO
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.
Products: Macadamia Nut Brittle (UPC #7-07178-10005-0)
Company: Hamakua Macademia Nut Company, Kawaihae, HI
This product is certified OU-D and its ingredient panel lists dairy ingredients. The product label was inadvertently applied in such a fashion as to cover the “D” designation. Corrective action is being taken.
Products: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Mediterranean Blend
Company: Unilever, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Mismatched packaging: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Mediterranean Blend (Regular) is OU-D kosher certified. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Mediterranean Blend – Light is not kosher certified. A limited amount of Light product was incorrectly packed in Regular tubs (identifiable by the green stripe/ribbon on packaging) which bear the OU-D symbol. The affected product does bear the correctly labeled Light lid (identifiable by the blue stripe/ribbon on packaging) and only mismatched product is affected. Corrective action is being taken. Please note that the Regular (not Light) variety remains certified OU-D kosher. Consumers spotting the mismatched product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Products: Assorted Scoop & Bake Cookie Dough Varieties
Company: 1st Products Inc., - Golden Valley, MN
These products, sold at Target Stores, are missing the dairy designation. Please see below for product specific details. Future packaging will be revised.
Peanut Butter- contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel.
Chocolate Chip- manufactured on dairy equipment
Chocolate Fudge- manufactured on dairy equipment
Products: Fat Free Non Fat/Light Fat Free Yogurt
Company: Wakefern Food Corp. - Elizabeth, NJ
A limited number of these yogurts have been erroneously distributed with foil lids that bear an unauthorized OU-D symbol. Affected flavors include:
Blueberry- UPC# 04119045736
Cherry- UPC# 04119045733
Lemon Chiffon- UPC# 0411904572
Peach- UPC# 04119045734
Raspberry- UPC# 04119045735
Strawberry- UPC# 04119045738
Vanilla- UPC# 04119045771
These products are being withdrawn from sale.
Products: Sugar Free Smooth & Creamy Hard Candy- Pralines ‘N Cream (UPC#070312470242)
Company: BestSweet- Mooresville, NC
This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel. A limited amount of this product was distributed while bearing the OU symbol without a Dairy designation. Future packaging will be revised.