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

December 21, 2007

Welsh Farms Ice Cream

Brands: Welsh Farms
Products: Chocolate Ice Cream (UPC 078766501246) Neapolitan Ice Cream (UPC 078766501437)
Company: Welsh Farms Inc. - Ronkonkoma, NY
Issue:

These products bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

December 20, 2007

GFS Non Dairy Creamer

Brands:
Products: Non Dairy Creamer
Company: Gordon Food Service- Grand Rapids, MI
Issue:

This product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Consumers should be aware that “Non Dairy Creamers” may, and often do, contain dairy ingredients.

December 13, 2007

Earth’s Best Organic Dinner Variety Pack

Brands: Earth’s Best Organic
Products: Dinner Variety Pack (For Babies 6 Months & Older) containing: 1. Sweet Potato and Chicken 2. Summer Vegetable 3. Vegetable Turkey 4. Rice & Lentil UPC #0-23923-51293-1
Company: The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. - Melville, NY
Issue:

Some cases of this product have been distributed with an unauthorized OU symbol on the outer tray. The individual jars within the tray are correctly labeled. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

December 5, 2007

Gourmet Hot Cocoa Pot and Frother Set

Brands:
Products: Gourmet Hot Cocoa Pot and Frother Set (with cocoa and marshmallows) UPC #005160755555
Company: Samme Hudson Inc.-China
Issue:

This product, sold in Linens-N-Things retail stores, bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

November 27, 2007

The Wilder Spice Company Assorted Spices

Brands: The Wilder Spice Company
Products: Assorted Spice Products (including Ground Cinnamon, Pure Black Pepper, Espresso Rub, and Parsley Flakes)
Company: The Wilder Spice Company- Baltimore, MD
Issue:

These products bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting any Wilders’ products whose labels bear the OU symbol are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

November 21, 2007

Bellagio French Vanilla Hot Cocoa

Brands: Bellagio
Products: French Vanilla Hot Cocoa UPC: 027825001517
Company: Caffe D’Amor- Monrovia, CA
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.

November 19, 2007

Nestle La Lehera Flakes (UPC: 501059-204270)

Brands: Nestle
Products: La Lechera Flakes
Company: Nestle CPW Mexico S. de RL. de C.V.
Issue:

Este producto distribuido en México contiene un sobre de cappuccino no certificado, pero la caja del cereal presenta el símbolo OU-D. Solamente el cereal es certificado como OU-D. Los reglamentos de la Unión Ortodoxa requieren que se remueva el símbolo OU cuando una muestra no certificada es incluida en el embalaje.

November 19, 2007

Stone Ridge Creamery Sherbet

Brands: Stone Ridge Creamery
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.

November 13, 2007

Nestle La Lechera Flakes

Brands: Nestle
Products: La Lechera Flakes (UPC: 501059-204270)
Company: Nestle CPW Mexico S. de RL. de C.V.
Issue:

This product’s Spanish Label distributed in Mexico contains a non-certified cappuccino bar, but the outer box bears an OU-D symbol. Only the cereal is certified as OU-D. Orthodox Union policy requires the removal of the OU symbol when a non-certified sample is inserted into the package.

November 6, 2007

Skittles & Starburst Variety Pack

Brands:
Products: Skittles & Starburst Variety Pack (UPC# E20493) Containing: Skittles Original Fruit Skittles Sours Starburst Original Fruit Starburst Mixed Fieldberries Starburst Sours
Company: Effem Inc. - Bolton, Ontario
Issue:

This Canadian product erroneously bears an unauthorized OU-D symbol and is not certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.