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

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.

August 14, 2013

Kosher Alert Sally Sherman

Brands: Sally Sherman
Products: Veggie Loaded Tuna Salad
Company: Sally Sherman, Mount Vernon NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Sally Sherman Veggie Loaded Tuna Salad is not certified by the Orthodox Union.  A limited amount of this product was labeled with an unauthorized OU, and was primarily distributed in the Northeast.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

August 6, 2013

Kosher Alert Ambra Spaghetti

Brands: Ambra
Products: Spaghetti Al Nero Di Seppia (spaghetti with squid ink)
Company: Tandoi Filippo E Adalberto, Corato Italy
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Ambra Spaghetti A Nero Di Seppia contains a non kosher ingredient.  Some packaging mistakenly bears an unauthorized OU symbol.  This product is being sold in Europe and corrective actions have been implemented.

August 5, 2013

Kosher Alert Lay’s Stax

Brands: Lay's Stax
Products: Sour Cream & Onion Potato Crisps
Company: Comercializadora Pepsico Mexico, Coltongo Mexico
Issue:

Missing D - Dairy designation

Lay’s Stax Sour Cream & Onion potato crisps contain dairy ingredients and are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  Some packaging was mistakenly labeled without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective action has been implemented.

July 31, 2013

Kosher Alert Great Value Grits

Brands: Great Value
Products: Enriched Instant Grits Butter Flavor
Company: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Bentonville AR
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy designation

Great Value Enriched Instant Grits Butter Flavor is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  Some packaging was printed without the D – Dairy designation.  The product contains dairy as indicated on the allergen and ingredient statements.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

July 26, 2013

Kosher Alert Sophia Pomegranate Juice

Brands: Sophia
Products: Pomegranate Juice
Company: Sophia Foods, Brooklyn, NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Sophia Pomegranate Juice made in Turkey bears an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

July 5, 2013

Kosher Alert Turkish Pita Place

Brands:
Products:
Company: Turkish Pita Place, Newark NJ
Issue:

Turkish Pita Place printed and distributed menus that display the OU mark.  The Orthodox Union does not certify Turkish Pita Place.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

July 2, 2013

Kosher Alert Health Wise

Brands: Health Wise
Products: Ranch Crunch Protein Chips
Company: Nutritional Resources Inc., Grovetown GA
Issue:

Health Wise Ranch Crunch Protein Chips are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  Some packaging was mistakenly labeled with a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective measures have been implemented.