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 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This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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.

October 10, 2007

Classic Foods of America Blue Cheese Dressing

Brands: Classic Foods of America- America’s Finest
Products: Blue-Cheese Salad Dressing
Company: SDV SAS- Cedex, FRANCE
Issue:

This product, distributed in Europe, 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.

September 11, 2007

Lady Liberty Cheez Balls

Brands: Lady Liberty
Products: Cheez Balls (UPC #400350062040)
Company: M-C McLane International- The Woodlands, TX
Issue:

This product, reportedly sold in Hong Kong, 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.

September 10, 2007

Rice Dream

Brands: Rice Dream
Products: Rice Dream Original
Company: The Hain-Celestial Group- Modesto, CA
Issue:

This product is sold in certain areas of Canada both with and without the OU symbol. Any product that does not bear the OU symbol is not kosher certified by the Orthodox Union. As always, the public is encouraged to check for the OU symbol on every product that is purchased.