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

September 30, 2013

Kosher Advisory Wonder Bread

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Products:
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Issue:

The Orthodox Union is now certifying Wonder Bread products in certain (but not all) regions of the USA.  Wonder Bread products that are certified by the Orthodox Union bear the OU symbol.  Wonder Bread products that do not bear the OU symbol are not certified by the Orthodox Union.

September 30, 2013

Kosher Alert Riserva Dante Potato Gnocchi

Brands: Riserva Dante
Products: Potato Gnocchi
Company: Riserva Dante, Toronto ON
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Riserva Dante Potato Gnocchi is not certified by the Orthodox Union and bears an unauthorized OU symbol.  This product is sold in Canada.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

September 30, 2013

Kosher Alert El Mexicano Cheese

Brands: El Mexicano Casero
Products: Queso Fresco Whole Milk Cheese
Company: Marquez Brothers International, San Jose, CA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

El Mexicano Casero whole milk cheese is not certified by the Orthodox Union.  Some promotional materials were printed with an OU mark on them, although the actual product has no OU symbol on it.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

September 12, 2013

Kosher Alert Hero Nut Cocoa Spread

Brands: Hero
Products: Nut Cocoa Spread
Company: Hero AG, Switzerland
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Hero Nut Cocoa Spread mistakenly bears an OU symbol.  The Orthodox Union does not certify this product.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

September 9, 2013

Kosher Alert Orgain Shakes

Brands: Orgain Healthy Kids
Products: Organic Nutritional Shakes (all varieties)
Company: Orgain Inc., Tustin CA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy designation

Orgain Healthy Kids Nutritional Shakes (all varieties) contains dairy ingredients, as indicated in the allergen statement and ingredient panel, and it is kosher certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  Some packages were mistakenly labeled with an OU, without the “D” designation.   Corrective action has been implemented.

September 3, 2013

Kosher Alert Key Food Balsamic Vinegar

Brands: Key Food
Products: Balsamic Vinegar
Company: Federated Foods LLC, Staten Island NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Some Key Food Balsamic Vinegar labels have an OU symbol on them.  The Orthodox Union does not certify this Balsamic Vinegar.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

 

 

August 29, 2013

Kosher Alert Sweet Perry Orchards

Brands: Sweet Perry Orchards
Products: Cashew Medley
Company: Gopicnic Chicago, IL
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy designation.

Sweet Perry Orchards Cashew Medley is certified as an OU Dairy product.  This product contains dairy yogurt chips as indicated on the front and back of the packaging.  Some packages mistakenly have a plain OU without the D Dairy designation.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

August 28, 2013

Kosher Alert Moses Vodka

Brands: Moses Vodka
Products: Vodka
Company: Global Drinks Finland
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Moses Vodka from Global Drinks Finland bears an unauthorized OU P.  The Orthodox Union does not certify this product for Passover or year round use.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

August 15, 2013

Kosher Alert Nature’s Promise Waffles

Brands: Nature's Promise
Products: Organic Homestyle Waffles; Organic Blueberry Waffles
Company: Ahold, Quincy MA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy designation.

Nature’s Promise Organic Homestyle Waffles and Organic Blueberry Waffles are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union as OU D – Dairy products.  Some boxes were mistakenly printed with a plain OU without the  D – Dairy designation.  These products contain dairy as indicated on the allergen statement and ingredient panel.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

August 15, 2013

Kosher Alert Quaker Chewy Granola Bars

Brands: Quaker
Products: Chewy Chocolate y Malvavisco Barras de Granola
Company: Quaker Oats Company, Chicago IL
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Quaker Chewy Chocolate Malvavisco chewy granola bars are produced by the Quaker Oats Company for Central and South America.  This product mistakenly bears an OU D symbol and it is not certified by the Orthodox Union.  Corrective actions have been implemented.