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

August 4, 2015

Kosher Alert Staro Ruskaya RSB Salmon Caviar

Brands: Staro Ruskaya (Old Russian) RSB
Products: Salmon Caviar
Company: Royal Seafood Baza Inc., Staten Island NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Staro Ruskaya Salmon Caviar. Staro Ruskaya is a brand of Net Cost stores. Some labels bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective action has been implemented.

July 29, 2015

Kosher Alert Kroger Store Baked Pies

Brands: Private Selection
Products: Store Baked Pies
Company: Kroger, Cincinnati OH
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Kroger Private Selection store-baked pies. Some pie boxes were printed with an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions have been implemented. Please note that some Kroger store bakeries are certified by local kosher agencies that certify the kosher status of those pies.

July 20, 2015

Kosher Alert William-Sonoma Seasonings

Brands: Williams-Sonoma
Products: Black Truffle Rub; Parmesan Herb Corn Seasoning; Green Bean Casserole Kit; Truffled Mac & Cheese Mix with Sauce Mix; Taco Mac & Cheese Mix with Sauce Mix; Sriracha Mac & Cheese Mix with Sauce Mix; Garlic Pizza Crust Seasoning; Parmesan & Chile Flake Pizza Crust Seasoning; Parmesan Herb Rub; Truffle Rub; Classic Tuna Casserole Seasoning; Thanksgiving Root Veg Gratin Seasoning
Company: Williams-Sonoma San Fransisco, CA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies the above listed Williams-Sonoma seasonings as OU D – Dairy products. These products contain dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements. Some labels were printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

July 14, 2015

Kosher Alert Good Bean Chips

Brands: The Good Bean Chips
Products: Jalapeno Cheddar Bean Chips
Company: The Good Bean, Inc. Berkeley CA
Issue:

Kashruth Issue OU

The Good Bean Jalapeno Cheddar Bean Chips bearing the ‘best by’ date of April 1, 2016 mistakenly contains a non-certified additive and are being recalled from the marketplace. Product bearing the ‘best by’ date of April 2, 2016 and later are certified and acceptable when bearing the OU-D Dairy symbol.

July 13, 2015

Kosher Alert Snappers Milk Chocolate Pretzel

Brands: Snappers
Products: Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel
Company: Edward Marc, Pittsburg PA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Snappers Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated by the product name, the allergen and ingredient statements. Some packaging was printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

July 8, 2015

Kosher Alert Van de Kamp’s Danishes

Brands: Van de Kamp's Holland Dutch Bakers
Products: Raspberry Danish; Bear Claw Danish; Cheese Danish
Company: Kroger Cincinnnati OH
Issue:

Missing D- Dairy designation

Van de Kamp’s Raspberry, Bear Claw and Cheese Danishes are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU D – Dairy products. These products contain dairy ingredients as indicated on the ingredient and allergen statements. Some labels were printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective action has been implemented.

June 30, 2015

Kosher Alert Pearl River Bridge Sauces

Brands: Pearl River Bridge
Products: Oyster Flavored Sauce
Company: Guangdong PRB Bio-Tech Co., Ltd. China
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Pearl River Bridge sauces. A Pearl River Oyster Flavor Sauce is being sold in Moscow (and possibly elsewhere) with an unauthorized OU placed on a card that is attached to the product. Corrective action is being implemented.

June 29, 2015

Kosher Alert Simply Shari’s Brown Rice

Brands: Simply Shari's
Products: Brown Rice/Flaxseed & Marinara; Brown Rice/Flaxseed Mac & Cheese
Company: Simply Shari's, Thousand Oaks CA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Simply Shari’s Brown Rice/Flaxseed & Marinara and Brown Rice/Flaxseed Mac & Cheese. These products bear an unauthorized OU. Corrective action has been implemented.

June 24, 2015

Kashrus Alert Noyan Black Current Grape Nectar

Brands: Noyan
Products: Black Current Grape Nectar
Company: Eurotem CJSC, Armenia
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Noyan Black Current Grape Nectar. Some cartons were mistakenly labeled with an OU symbol. Corrective measures have been implemented.

June 18, 2015

Kosher Alert Osi’s Kitchen

Brands:
Products:
Company: Non-Certified Osi's Kitchen, Las Vegas NV
Issue:

A non-certified restaurant, Osi’s Kitchen, located at 4604 West Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas, printed a business card that includes the OU mark. The Orthodox Union does not certify Osi’s Kitchen. Corrective actions are being implemented.