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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Products: Fudge Rings
Company: Kraft Foods- East Hanover, NJ
Oreo Cookies are certified OU kosher. Nabisco is introducing a new variety of Oreo brand Cookies, Oreo Fudge Rings, which are currently not certified kosher. Please note that the Oreo Fudge Rings label does not bear the OU symbol.
Products: Animal Crackers (UPC# 41415 01509)
Company: Publix Super Markets- Lakeland, FL
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: Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt flavored Potato Chips
Company: Herr Foods- Nottingham, PA
This product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised
Products: Pesto Sauce UPC: 8 020793 000065
Company: A. Pensabene Agroalimentari
This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.