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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Company: GFA Brands
Most Smart Balance products are certified as OU Pareve, a few are certified as OU D. In order to avoid consumer confusion, the packaging for the dairy products will have OU Dairy spelled out in a larger font than the current OU D designation. Consumers are urged to always check each product they are purchasing for the kosher symbol.
Products: Light Concord Grape Juice Beverage - 22 oz.
Company: Kedem Food Products
A very limited number of bottles were mistakenly labeled with the 1.5 liter/ 50.7 oz labels. These labels state “Non-Mevushal.” The only impact is for consumers who are seeking Non-Mevushal grape juice. The 22oz size is Mevushal.
Products: Hatch Chile Pop Rings
Company: Gourmet Basics, Brooklyn NY
Gourmet Basics Hatch Chile Pop Rings are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product, as labeled on the front panel of the bag. The back panel has an OU D next to the words ‘kosher pareve’. The product is not pareve and corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: Challah Egg Bread
Company: Summerland Foods, Toluca Lake CA
Linda Ellen’s Challah bears an unauthorized OU D symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify this product. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Company: Global Drinks Finland
Moses Vodka from Global Drinks Finland and product of 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.
This does not include product that was imported by Happy Hearts Wine & Spirit and labeled as such; for product in bottle sizes 50ml, 375ml and 750ml produced in Estonia and bearing in addition the certification of Rabbi Gruber.
Products: Cocktail Mixers, Concentrates, Ready to Drink Pouches and Fruit Barrel Drinks
Company: Daily's, Verona PA
The company is discontinuing the OU certification of these products. Consumers should be careful to only purchase product bearing the OU. Daily’s may be contacted at 412-828-9020 x6150 or http://dailyscocktails.com/connect-with-us/comment-inquiry.
Products: Waffeln (all varieties)
Company: INLICO Sussen, Germany
INLICO is distributing a variety of wafers in Germany with an unauthorized OU Symbol. The label is in the German and Russian languages. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Noodles (pre-cooked in bag)
Company: Jen's Noodles, Queensland Australia
Jen’s Noodles is not certified by the Orthodox Union and bears an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is being sold in Australia. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: Cherry Mixed Fruit
Company: Wegmans Food Markets, Rochester NY
Wegmans Cherry Mixed Fruit is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Some packaging with UPC Code 77890-25290 mistakenly bears the OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.
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.