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

January 30, 2014

Kosher Advisory MilMar Food Group II

Brands: Spring Valley
Products: Spinach & Cheese Fillo (Spanakopita) Mini Fillo Shells/Cups Large Fillo Shells/Cups
Company: MilMar Food Group II, Goshen NY
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the products listed above as of January 27, 2014.   Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

January 30, 2014

Kosher Advisory Wegmans Food Markets. Inc.

Brands: Wegmans
Products: Phyllo Pastry Sheets 9x14 Phyllo Pastry Sheets 14 X 18 Mini Phyllo Pastry Shells
Company: Wegmans Food Markets. Inc., Rochester NY
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the products listed above as of January 27, 2014.   Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

January 30, 2014

Kosher Advisory White Toque, Inc.

Brands: White Toque
Products: Goat Cheese & Fig Roll Hors D'oeuvers Organic Mini Shell Hors D'oeuvers Assorted Dairy Appetizer Assorted Veggie Quiche Raspberry & Brie Hours D'oeuvries Cranberry & Brie Fillo Hors D'oeuvers Smoked Salmon & Dill Fillo Cups Pear & Brie Fillo Rolls
Company: White Toque, Inc., Secaucus NJ
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the products listed above as of January 27, 2014.   Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

January 30, 2014

Kosher Advisory The Fillo Factory, Inc.

Brands: Aunt Trudy's; Fillo Factory; Hors D'oeuvres Unlimited; Lean On Me; Mimi's Gourmet; Nanny's; Yia Yia’s
Products: All Products
Company: The Fillo Factory, Inc. Montvale, NJ
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the company and brands listed above as of January 27, 2014.   Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

January 27, 2014

President’s Choice Organics Biologique

Brands: President's Choice Organics Biologique
Products: Cranberry Blueberry Cocktail UPC code 60383 73811
Company: Loblaws, Inc. - Toronto, ON
Issue:

Product mistakenly bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not kosher.  The product is being withdrawn.

January 22, 2014

Kosher Alert Publix Party Snack Tray

Brands: Publix
Products: Party Snack Tray
Company: Publix Lakeland, FL
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy designation

Publix Party Snack Tray contains both pareve and dairy snacks, as indicated in the allergen warnings.  This product is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D-Dairy product.  Some labels mistakenly printed without the D-Dairy designation.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

January 14, 2014

Kosher Alert Chocolate Toffee Pistachios

Brands: Santa Barbara Pistachio
Products: Chocolate Toffee Pistachios
Company: Family Pistachio Farm, Santa Barbara, CA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy designation

This product contains dairy as indicated in the ingredient panel, and is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  Some labels were printed without the D – Dairy designations.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

 

January 14, 2014

Kashrus Advisory Yopa

Brands: Yopa !
Products: (1) Strawberry Yogurt with 9 Whole Grain Granola, (2) Blueberry Yogurt with 9 Whole Grain Granola
Company: The Yofarm Co., Naugatuck, Ct
Issue:

These products are being reformulated and will no longer bear the OU-D symbol.  Products produced prior to the reformulation may still bear the OU-D symbol.  Consumers should always check products for a kosher symbol before buying.

January 2, 2014

Kosher Alert Vstrecha Restaurant Rego Park

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Issue:

Vstrecha Restaurant located at 98-98 Queens Boulevard in Rego Park printed menus with an OU symbol on it.  The Orthodox Union does not certify this restaurant.  Corrective actions were implemented.

December 11, 2013

Kosher Alert 7-Eleven Steak Chips

Brands: 7-Select
Products: Steak Lover's Flavored Potato Chips
Company: 7-Eleven Dallas TX
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy designation

7-Select Steak Lover’s Flavored Potato Chips, sold in 7-eleven stores, are certified by the Orthodox Union and contain dairy ingredients, as indicated in the allergen statement and ingredient panel.  Some packaging have a plain OU without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

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