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

January 30, 2014

Kosher Advisory Four Stars International

Brands: Four Stars International
Products: French Chocolate Truffle Purse Burnt Caramel Apple Purse Cherry Cheesecake Purse Wild Berry Cheesecake Purse
Company: Four Stars International, Mundelein IL
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the products listed above as of January 27, 2014.   Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

January 30, 2014

Kosher Advisory Gourmet Foods of Arizona / Appetizers USA

Brands: Appetizers USA
Products: Spanakopita Portabello Mushroom & Sun Dried Tomato Brie Raspberry Almond In Fillo Assorted Quiche Samsosa Triangles Portabello Mushroom Fillo Purse Whipped Feta & Roasted Red Pepper Appetizer Spinach in Fillo Triangles Assorted Mini Baklava
Company: Gourmet Foods of Arizona / Appetizers USA, Rio Verde AZ
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the products listed above as of January 27, 2014.   Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

January 30, 2014

Kosher Advisory Les Chateaux De France

Brands: Les Chateaux De France
Products: 100 pc Brie & Raspberry W/Almonds In Fillo Spinach & Cheese Fillo (Spanakopita) Feta & Black Olive Filo Mini Fillo Pastry Shells Large Fillo Shells/Cups-Retail Tyropita
Company: Les Chateaux De France, Inwood NY
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the products listed above as of January 27, 2014.   Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

January 30, 2014

Kosher Advisory Mar-Lees Seafood, LLC

Brands: Mar-Lees Seafood
Products: Spinach & Cheese Fillo (Spanakopita)
Company: Mar-Lees Seafood, LLC, New Bedford MA
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the product listed above as of January 27, 2014.   Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

January 30, 2014

Kosher Advisory MilMar Food Group II

Brands: Spring Valley
Products: Spinach & Cheese Fillo (Spanakopita) Mini Fillo Shells/Cups Large Fillo Shells/Cups
Company: MilMar Food Group II, Goshen NY
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the products listed above as of January 27, 2014.   Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

January 30, 2014

Kosher Advisory Wegmans Food Markets. Inc.

Brands: Wegmans
Products: Phyllo Pastry Sheets 9x14 Phyllo Pastry Sheets 14 X 18 Mini Phyllo Pastry Shells
Company: Wegmans Food Markets. Inc., Rochester NY
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the products listed above as of January 27, 2014.   Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

January 30, 2014

Kosher Advisory White Toque, Inc.

Brands: White Toque
Products: Goat Cheese & Fig Roll Hors D'oeuvers Organic Mini Shell Hors D'oeuvers Assorted Dairy Appetizer Assorted Veggie Quiche Raspberry & Brie Hours D'oeuvries Cranberry & Brie Fillo Hors D'oeuvers Smoked Salmon & Dill Fillo Cups Pear & Brie Fillo Rolls
Company: White Toque, Inc., Secaucus NJ
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the products listed above as of January 27, 2014.   Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

January 30, 2014

Kosher Advisory The Fillo Factory, Inc.

Brands: Aunt Trudy's; Fillo Factory; Hors D'oeuvres Unlimited; Lean On Me; Mimi's Gourmet; Nanny's; Yia Yia’s
Products: All Products
Company: The Fillo Factory, Inc. Montvale, NJ
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the company and brands listed above as of January 27, 2014.   Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

January 27, 2014

President’s Choice Organics Biologique

Brands: President's Choice Organics Biologique
Products: Cranberry Blueberry Cocktail UPC code 60383 73811
Company: Loblaws, Inc. - Toronto, ON
Issue:

Product mistakenly bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not kosher.  The product is being withdrawn.

January 22, 2014

Kosher Alert Publix Party Snack Tray

Brands: Publix
Products: Party Snack Tray
Company: Publix Lakeland, FL
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy designation

Publix Party Snack Tray contains both pareve and dairy snacks, as indicated in the allergen warnings.  This product is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D-Dairy product.  Some labels mistakenly printed without the D-Dairy designation.  Corrective measures have been implemented.