The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.
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Products: Brownie Bites
Company: Superior Cake Products Inc.
Missing D-Dairy designation
Superior Baking Brownie Bites are processed on dairy equipment and may contain dairy residuals. This product is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product. A limited quantity of labels were printed with a plain OU without the D. These mislabeled products were primarely sold at Costco in the Northeast. The company corrected this error.
Products: Queso Cotija
Company: Queseria Fiesta LLC. Patterson NJ
Orgullo Mexicano Queso Cotija, a cheese sold in the NY NJ area (an possibly elsewhere), is not certified by the Orthodox Union and bears an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective measures are being implemented.
Products: Complete Mashed Potato Mix # 86050
Company: Agrawest Foods, LTD., Souris P.E.I.
Missing D Dairy designation.
Agrawest Complete Mashed Potato Mix # 86050, a foodservice item, contains dairy ingredients as indicated on the label. Some labels were printed with a plain OU, without the D – dairy designation. The product is certified by the Orthodox Union as a kosher dairy product. Corrective measure have been implemented.
Company: Dolce Marima, Johannesburg SA
The Village brand Halawa, distributed by Dolce Marima in Johannesburg, bears an unauthorized OU. The Orthodox Union does not certify this product. Corrective measures are being implemented.
Company: New York Kosher Caterers, Inc. dba Touch of Class Glatt Kosher Caterers LLC., at 1061 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Effective 5/29/12 they are no longer OU certified.
Products: English Toffee
Company: Hammond's Candies, Denver CO
Hammond’s Candies English Toffee bears an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Products: Taco Seasoning Mix
Company: Fred’s Inc., Memphis TN
Missing “D”- Dairy designation
Fred’s Taco Seasoning Mix contains whey (a dairy ingredient) as listed on the ingredient panel. Some products were mistakenly labeled with a plain OU, without the “D” dairy designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Company: Effective 5/15/12 Rosa's Pizza located at 350 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10011 is no longer certified kosher.
Termination of kosher certification
Products: Cashew Medley Fruit and Nuts Mix
Company: Go Picnic, Chicago IL
Missing D- Dairy designation
Cashew Medley Fruit and Nuts Mix is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D- Dairy product. This product contains dairy yogurt chips as indicated on the label. Some labels were mistakenly printed without the “D”designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Products: Peppadew Peppers (all varieties)
Company: Peppadew International Europe BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Products manufactured by Peppadew International in South Africa bearing the OU symbol are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. Products distributed by Peppadew International Europe BV (PI Europe) are not certified by the Orthodox Union. Some PI Europe products (including Peppers Stuffed with Cheese) primarily sold in the Netherlands mistakenly bear the OU symbol. Corrective measures are being implemented.