Consumer Alerts & Advisories

The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.

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Consumer Alerts

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
Issue:

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
Issue:

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 This product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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 kashalerts@ou.org.

March 20, 2008

Starbucks Coffee Liqueur

Brands: Starbucks
Products: Coffee Liqueurs
Company:
Issue:

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
Company:
Issue:

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.

March 17, 2008

Bickel’s Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips

Brands: Bickel’s
Products: Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips- 3 oz. UPC #0-71487-00320-4 (see photo) Bickels_Potato_Chips.pdf
Company: Bickel’s Snack Foods, Inc. - York, 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.

March 12, 2008

Stone Ridge Creamery Sherbet

Brands: Stone Ridge
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.

March 10, 2008

Wise Dipsy Doodles

Brands: Wise
Products: Wise Dipsy Doodles – 1.25 oz Bags UPC #0-41262-27064-0 Code: June1608GAB
Company: Wise Foods Inc. - Berwick, PA
Issue:

Due to equipment failure, a limited amount of Wise Dipsy Doodle Snack bags may contain non-kosher popcorn. Affected bags may have been distributed in NY, NJ, and CT.

March 6, 2008

Edgell Mashed Potatoes

Brands: Edgell
Products: Idahoan Real Mash 1.47 kg
Company: Simplot Australia Pty. - Mentone, VC, AUSTRALIA
Issue:

This certified product, distributed in Australia, contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.

February 26, 2008

Solomon’s Ground Buffalo

Brands: Solomon’s
Products: Ground Buffalo (UPC #0-53390-06103-8)
Company: Blackwing Bison Meats, Inc. - Antioch, IL
Issue:

The Orthodox Union certifies and wholly stands by Solomon’s Ground Buffalo meat and all of Solomon’s Finest Glatt Kosher Meats (fresh and frozen) are Glatt kosher. A limited amount of frozen non-kosher meat was substituted for kosher meat by an outside distributor and sold in Solomon’s packaging. The non-kosher product is identifiable by the following:

1) The inner plastic wrap does not contain a plastic OU seal.
2) The meat is on a black Styrofoam tray.

Consumers spotting the mislabeled product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or at kashalerts@ou.org.

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February 25, 2008

Wyke Farms Cheese

Brands: Wyke Farms
Products: Village Oak Vintage Cheddar
Company: בע״מ א.ג.ל סחר מזון
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 in the United States at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

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