Consumer Alerts & Advisories

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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Consumer Alerts

March 6, 2013

Kosher Advisory Donut House Coffee

Brands: Donut House
Products: Sweet & Creamy Regular Iced Coffee
Company: Green Mountain, Waterbury VT.
Issue:

Missing “D” Dairy designation

Donut House Sweet & Creamy Iced Coffee is certified as an OU D – Dairy product, as it contains dairy ingredients.   Some boxes labeled with an OU are missing the “D” Dairy designation.   The individual cups, however, are labeled with an OU D.   Corrective actions have been implemented.

February 28, 2013

Passover Alert – Coca Cola Labeling

Brands: Coca-Cola
Products: Coca-Cola
Company: Coca-Cola Bottling
Issue:

Coca-Cola Products are available as Kosher for Passover under the Orthodox Union nationally and in Illinois under the CRC (Chicago Rabbinical Council). This year some of the caps designated for the CRC supervised production were mistakenly delivered to the East Coast Facility that produces Kosher for Passover under the OU.

The Orthodox Union wishes to affirm that products available in the East Coast either with
OU-P or CRC-P13 on Yellow Caps have been produced under the strict Passover supervision of the Orthodox Union and the products are Kosher for Passover.

February 25, 2013

Kosher Alert Dole Mandarins in Gel

Brands: Dole
Products: Mandarins in Orange Gel
Company: Dole Canada LTD. Markham, ON
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Some packages of Dole Mandarins in Orange Gel were mistakenly labeled with a ’stylized K Pareve’ symbol.  This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

February 25, 2013

Kosher Alert Galaxy Vegan Cream Cheese Alternative

Brands: Galaxy Nutritional Foods
Products: Vegan Cream Cheese Alternative
Company: Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Orlando FL.
Issue:

Mislabeled OU

Galaxy Nutritional Foods Vegan Cream Cheese Alternative is labeled with a plain OU.  This product was made using pareve ingredients on dairy equipment.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

February 25, 2013

Kosher Alert Trader Joe’s Oriental Rice Crackers

Brands: Trader Joe's
Products: Oriental Rice Crackers
Company: Trader Joe's, Monrovia, CA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Some Trader Joe’s Oriental Rice Crackers are labeled with an OU Symbol.  This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

February 21, 2013

Kosher Alert Trader Joe’s

Brands: Trader Joe's
Products: This is Not a Tub of Cream Cheese
Company: Trader Joe's, Monrovia, CA
Issue:

Issue:  Mislabeled OU

Trader Joe’s This is Not a Tub of Cream Cheese is labeled with an OU Pareve.  This product was made using pareve ingredients on dairy equipment.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

February 7, 2013

Kashrus Alert Tootsie Roll Large Pops

Brands: Tootsie Roll
Products: Tootsie Roll Large Pops
Company: Tootsie Roll Industries Inc., Chicago IL
Issue:

Tootsie Roll Large Pops are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D dairy product. Individual pops have the OU D on their wrapper. Some bags were mistakenly printed with a plain OU. Corrective measures were implemented.

January 25, 2013

Kosher Alert Nature’s Earthly Choice

Brands: Nature's Earthly Choice
Products: Easy Quinoa: (1) Mushroom & Vegetable Medley (2) Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil (3) Sundried Tomato Florentine
Company: Global Juices and Fruits LLC, dba Nature's Earthly Choice
Issue:

Nature’s Earthly Choice Easy Quinoa with the following seasonings (1) Mushroom & Vegetable Medley (2) Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil (3) Sundried Tomato Florentine are labeled with a plain OU without the “D” dairy designation. They contain a small amount of dairy components. Corrective measures are being implemented.

January 18, 2013

Kosher Alert Yo Fresh

Brands:
Products: Yo Fresh Frozen Yogurt Store in Monroe NJ
Company:
Issue:

An advertisement was printed in the January 2013 edition of NJ Shopping and Dining Guide stating that Yo Fresh in Monroe NJ is “Kosher ‘D’ Certified”. The Orthodox Union does not certify this store. The frozen yogurts sold at this store are not certified by the Orthodox Union.

January 9, 2013

Kosher Alert South Beach Ready Meals

Brands: South Beach
Products: Ready Meals: All Varieties
Company: South Beach Diet Corp., Bonita Springs, FL
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

South Beach Ready Meals are not certified by the Orthodox Union. Some of the Ready Meals packaging bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Products are being withdrawn from the marketplace for relabeling.