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

April 18, 2013

Kosher Alert Yo Fresh Frozen Yogurt Store

Brands:
Products: Frozen Yogurt Store
Company: Yo Fresh, Newton MA
Issue:

Not Certified

A sign with an OU symbol was posted in the Yo Fresh frozen yogurt store in Newton MA.  The Orthodox Union does not certify that store or any Yo Fresh frozen yogurt store.  Corrective measures are being implemented.

April 12, 2013

Kosher Alert Sweet Loren’s

Brands: Sweet Loren's
Products: Bold Espresso Chunk Cookie Dough Nutty Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Heavenly Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough
Company: Sweet Loren's, NY , NY
Issue:

Missing “D”  Dairy designation.

Sweet Loren’s cookie dough products are produced on dairy equipment and are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU D products.  Some of the above listed varieties of Sweet Loren’s products were mistakenly labeled with a plain OU.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

March 18, 2013

Kosher Alert King of the Sea

Brands: King of the Sea; Great King
Products: Canned Tuna
Company: Mr. Tuna d.b.a. King of the Sea, Brooklyn NY
Issue:

Not for Passover

The Orthodox Union does not certify King of the Sea tuna for Passover.

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.