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

April 16, 2008

Libby’s Fruit Cocktail

Brands: Libby’s
Products: Fruit Cocktail
Company: Signature Fruits- Modesto, CA

This product was packaged in cases whose exterior markings represent the product as being OU certified. Libby’s Fruit Cocktail is not OU certified.

April 10, 2008

Galil Vegetables

Brands: Galil
Products: Artichoke Bottoms Green Fava Beans Baby Okra
Company: Galil Importing- Syosset, NY

Certain Galil products that are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union bear an unauthorized “Kosher for Passover” statement and may be kitnios.

April 7, 2008

Kashruth Advisory


A Kashruth Alert regarding the reliability of Mexican meat & poultry products was allegedly disseminated by the Orthodox Union. In fact, the Orthodox Union did not disseminate this alert in any fashion and does not have any knowledge regarding the Shechita processes in Mexico.

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

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

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 This product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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

March 20, 2008

Starbucks Coffee Liqueur

Brands: Starbucks
Products: Coffee Liqueurs

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

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

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

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

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.

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