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 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

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

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  The product is being withdrawn.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

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

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

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


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

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.

December 10, 2013

Kosher Alert Organic Traditions

Brands: Organic Traditions
Products: Dark Chocolate Sacha Inchi Seeds
Company: Health Matters America Inc. Cheektowaga, NY

Unauthorized OU

Organic Traditions Dark Chocolate Sacha Inchi Seeds are not certified by the Orthodox Union and bears an unauthorized OU symbol.   Corrective actions have been implemented.

December 6, 2013

Kosher Alert American Farmer

Brands: American Farmer
Products: 24 Pack Box
Company: American Farmer Brands Inc. Brooklyn, NY

American Farmer popcorns are certified by the Orthodox Union.  Some are pareve, with a plain OU symbol and some are dairy with an OU D symbol.  American Farmer popcorn is being sold in 24 pack boxes with a plain OU on the box.  The box contains properly labeled varieties of both pareve and dairy popcorns.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

November 25, 2013

Kosher Advisory Darrell Lea

Brands: Darrrell Lea
Company: Darrell Lea Confectionary Company, Kogarah Australia

Due to a change in manufacturing,  all Darrell Lea Confectionary products are now certified as OU Dairy and will no longer be Pareve.   Products manufactured after this change have a ’best before’ date of 01 DEC 2014 and onward.

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