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

January 22, 2008

Macadamia Nut Brittle (UPC #7-07178-10005-0)

Brands: Hamakua Plantations Hawaii
Products: Macadamia Nut Brittle (UPC #7-07178-10005-0)
Company: Hamakua Macademia Nut Company, Kawaihae, HI
Issue:

This product is certified OU-D and its ingredient panel lists dairy ingredients. The product label was inadvertently applied in such a fashion as to cover the “D” designation. Corrective action is being taken.

January 21, 2008

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Mediterranean Blend

Brands:
Products: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Mediterranean Blend
Company: Unilever, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Issue:

Mismatched packaging: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Mediterranean Blend (Regular) is OU-D kosher certified. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Mediterranean Blend – Light is not kosher certified. A limited amount of Light product was incorrectly packed in Regular tubs (identifiable by the green stripe/ribbon on packaging) which bear the OU-D symbol. The affected product does bear the correctly labeled Light lid (identifiable by the blue stripe/ribbon on packaging) and only mismatched product is affected. Corrective action is being taken. Please note that the Regular (not Light) variety remains certified OU-D kosher. Consumers spotting the mismatched product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

January 16, 2008

HomeBake Cookie Dough

Brands: HomeBake
Products: Assorted Scoop & Bake Cookie Dough Varieties
Company: 1st Products Inc., - Golden Valley, MN
Issue:

These products, sold at Target Stores, are missing the dairy designation. Please see below for product specific details. Future packaging will be revised.

Peanut Butter- contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel.
Chocolate Chip- manufactured on dairy equipment
Chocolate Fudge- manufactured on dairy equipment

January 3, 2008

Shoprite Yogurt (Assorted Flavors)

Brands: Shoprite
Products: Fat Free Non Fat/Light Fat Free Yogurt
Company: Wakefern Food Corp. - Elizabeth, NJ
Issue:

A limited number of these yogurts have been erroneously distributed with foil lids that bear an unauthorized OU-D symbol. Affected flavors include:

Blueberry- UPC# 04119045736
Cherry- UPC# 04119045733
Lemon Chiffon- UPC# 0411904572
Peach- UPC# 04119045734
Raspberry- UPC# 04119045735
Strawberry- UPC# 04119045738
Vanilla- UPC# 04119045771

These products are being withdrawn from sale.

January 2, 2008

Baskin Robbins Sugar Free Candy

Brands: Baskin Robbins
Products: Sugar Free Smooth & Creamy Hard Candy- Pralines ‘N Cream (UPC#070312470242)
Company: BestSweet- Mooresville, NC
Issue:

This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel. A limited amount of this product was distributed while bearing the OU symbol without a Dairy designation. Future packaging will be revised.

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.