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

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.

November 6, 2007

Godiva Milk Chocolate Liqueur

Brands: Godiva Liqueur
Products: Caramel Milk Chocolate
Company: Godiva Liqueur Company- Norwalk, CT
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.

October 24, 2007

Palmer Peanut Butter Cups

Brands: Palmer
Products: Peanut Butter Cups UPC# 4126926078 or 4126926074
Company: R.M. Palmer- Reading, PA
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.

October 22, 2007

Bea’s BBQ Sauce

Brands: Bea's
Products: Slammin’ BBQ Sauce
Company: Deluxe Gourmet Specialties- Oldbridge, NJ
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This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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.

October 15, 2007

DaVinci Spaghetti

Brands: DaVinci
Products: Reduced Carb Spaghetti
Company: World Finer Foods- Bloomfield, NJ
Issue:

This dairy product (possibly sold in closeout stores) bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.
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October 15, 2007

Pillsbury Sweet Minis Baked Goods

Brands: Pillsbury Sweet Minis
Products: 1. Mini Donuts (UPC #018000157815) 2. Brownie Bites (UPC #018000157822) 3. Chocolate Chip Cookies (UPC #018000157839)
Company: General Mills Sales Inc.,- Minneapolis, MN
Issue:

These products were originally manufactured as OU certified. They are for use in individual cups at convenience stores. The integrity of the cup packaging may be compromised at the store level and the product should not be eaten as kosher certified. The packaging is being revised.

October 12, 2007

Borden Cremora Non-Dairy Creamer

Brands: Borden
Products: Cremora Non-Dairy Creamer
Company: Bay Valley Foods, LLC- Green Bay, WI
Issue:

A distributor placed OU Pareve stickers on a limited number of this dairy product. Consumers spotting this product with OU Pareve stickers are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

October 11, 2007

Ruby Kist Cranberry Raspberry Juice Cocktail

Brands: Ruby Kist
Products: Cranberry Raspberry Juice Cocktail
Company: תומר ײבוא ושיװק מזון בע״מ (Tomer Importer Ltd.)
Issue:

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 at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.