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

May 6, 2008

Balglobe Fruit Jellies

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

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

April 28, 2008

Homowack Lodge


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

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

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

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

April 7, 2008

Kashruth Advisory


A Kashruth Alert regarding the reliability of Mexican meat & poultry products was allegedly disseminated by the Orthodox Union. In fact, the Orthodox Union did not disseminate this alert in any fashion and does not have any knowledge regarding the Shechita processes in Mexico.

April 2, 2008

Redmond RealSalt Products

Brands: Redmond RealSalt
Products: Organic Natural Onion Salt (8.25 oz) Organic Natural Garlic Salt (8.25 oz) Organic Natural Season Salt (8.25 oz)
Company: Redmond Trading Company- Heber City, UT

These certified products are bearing an unauthorized ‘P’ designation on their individual labels and are not certified for Passover use. Corrective action has been taken.

March 31, 2008

R.L. Schreiber Splendid Blends Gift Pack

Brands: R.L. Schreiber
Products: Splendid Blends Gift Pack (24.4 oz) containing: 1. Roasted Garlic Pepper 2. Florida Bay 3. Lemon Herb Seasoning 4. Great Shake 5. Schreiber's Adobo 6. Supreme Salad & Pasta
Company: R.L. Schreiber, Inc. - Pompano Beach, FL

This product has been distributed containing two seasonings (Lemon & Herb Seasoning and Supreme Salad & Pasta Mix) whose individual labels bear an unauthorized OU symbol and are not certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. The four other seasonings are correctly labeled. 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

March 20, 2008

Starbucks Coffee Liqueur

Brands: Starbucks
Products: Coffee Liqueurs

Although the OU symbol was omitted from the labels, please be advised that these products are certified as follows:

Starbucks Coffee Liqueur is Kosher, and Parve (OU).
Starbucks Cream Liqueur is Kosher, and Dairy (OU-D).

March 20, 2008

Kashruth Advisory

Brands: Godiva
Products: Chocolate Liqueurs

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.