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

September 10, 2007

Vitner Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips

Brands: Vitner
Products: Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips (9 oz)
Company: C.J. Vitner Company, Inc. - Freeport, IL
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.

September 5, 2007

House Recipe Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing Mix

Brands: Sysco House Recipe
Products: Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing Mix Sysco Product Code: 4428298 or 5197694
Company: Sysco Corporation- Houston, TX
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.

August 24, 2007

Blue Bunny FrozFruits

Brands: Blue Bunny
Products: Assorted FrozFruit Products
Company: Well’s Dairy-Le Mars, IA
Issue:

Some pareve products are correctly labeled OU on the outer box, but contain wrappers bearing no symbol, OU or OU-D. All dairy products are correctly labeled as OU-D on the outer box and wrappers.

All Frozfruit products, including the parve items, bear a notice regarding milk content. This is due to the concern of microscopic airborne milk particles that could affect individuals with extreme milk allergies.

The status of the products is shown below.

FrozFruit Strawberry OU
FrozFruit Banana and Cream OU-D
FrozFruit Chunky Mango Bar OU
FrozFruit Chunky Pineapple OU
FrozFruit Chunky Tropical OU
FrozFruit Coconut OU-D
FrozFruit Lemon Fruit Bar OU-D
FrozFruit Lime Fruit Bar OU
FrozFruit NSA Chunky Raspberry OU
FrozFruit NSA Chunky Strawberry OU
FrozFruit Pina Colade OU-D
FrozFruit Strawberries & Cream OU-D
FrozFruit Superfruit Pomegranate-Cherry OU
FrozFruit Superfruit Raspberry Acai OU

August 22, 2007

Planters Sesame Nut Mix

Brands: Planters
Products: Sesame Nut Mix (UPC #2900001127)
Company: Kraft Foods North America- East Hanover, NJ
Issue:

This product correctly bears an OU symbol and is certified pareve. The product label erroneously lists milk as an ingredient.

August 16, 2007

Estee Peanut Butter Cups

Brands: Estee
Products: Fructose Sweetened Peanut Butter Cups
Company: The Hain-Celestial Group- Melville, NY
Issue:

This product is certified OU-D and contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel. The product was distributed in Mexico with a Spanish label which bears a plain OU symbol. Future packaging will be revised.

July 31, 2007

ITFC Marinated Mushrooms

Brands: Slippery Jacks
Products: Marinated Mushrooms
Company: ITFC Importers & Distributors- Toronto, ON
Issue:

This product will no longer be distributed due to concerns of infestation. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

July 27, 2007

Oh Mama! Nutrition Bar

Brands: Oh Mama!
Products: Nutrition Bar (Assorted Varieties-1.76 oz)
Company: Vincent Foods LLC-Baltimore, MD
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.

July 11, 2007

Kroger Brussels Sprouts (Dill)

Brands:

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.


Products: Brussels Sprouts with Dill (16 oz. jar) UPC # 1111084046
Company: The Kroger Company- Cincinnati, OH
Issue: Kroger