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

January 18, 2017

Kosher Alert Gell Singh Light Salsa de Soja

Brands: Gell Singh
Products: Light Salsa de Soja
Company: Saldiet, Argentina
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Gell Singh products. Gell Singh Salsa de Soja sold in Argentina (and possibly elsewhere) bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

January 18, 2017

Kosher Alert Tropic Life Canned Mandarin

Brands: Tropic Life
Products: Tropic Life Canned Mandarin
Company: Veld World, Ukrain
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Tropic Life canned products. Tropic Life Canned Mandarin bears an unauthorized OU. This product is being sold in Eastern Europe (and possibly elsewhere). Corrective actions are being implemented.

January 18, 2017

Kosher Alert Splenda with Bonus Creamer

Brands: Splenda
Products: Splenda with Bonus Creamer
Company: Heartland Food Products Group, Carmel IN
Issue:

Issue: Dairy Product Inserted with Pareve Product

Splenda sachets manufactured by Heartland Food Products are certified pareve by the Orthodox Union.

Boxes of sachets with the plain OU were packed with a “bonus” creamer inside. The creamer is kosher, but is dairy (chalav stam).

Future packaging is being revised.

January 9, 2017

Kosher Alert Martin’s Funnel Cake Flavored Potato Chips

Brands: Martin's
Products: Funnel Cake Flavored Potato Chips
Company: Martin's Potato Chips, Inc. Thomasville PA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Symbol

The Orthodox Union certifies Martin’s Funnel Cake Flavored Potato Chips as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. Some packaging was printed with an “OU Pareve” symbol as opposed to an OU D – Dairy symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

December 23, 2016

Kosher Alert Fresh Thyme Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts

Brands: Fresh Thyme
Products: Frozen Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts
Company: Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market, Downers Grove IL
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Fresh Thyme Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts. Some bags were printed with an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.

December 23, 2016

Kosher Alert American Spice Yellow Rice

Brands: American Spice
Products: Yellow Rice with Spices
Company: Amrican Spice Trading Company, Miami FL
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify American Spice Yellow Rice. This product contains a spice blend that is not kosher. Some labels were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

December 19, 2016

Kosher Alert Chef Ooh la la Pizza Mania Mix

Brands: Chef Ooh la la
Products: Pizza Mania Mix
Company: Blend Pak, Bloomfield KY
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Chef Ooh la la Pizza Mania Mix as an OU dairy product. This product contains a dairy ingredient as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. Some packages were labeled with a plain OU symbol without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

December 14, 2016

Kosher Alert Terrell’s Salt and Vinegar Flavored Chips

Brands: Terrell's
Products: Salt and Vinegar Flavored Potato Chips
Company: Terrell's Potato Chip Co. Inc. Syracuse NY
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Terrell’s Salt and Vinegar Flavored Potato Chips as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains a dairy ingredient as indicated in the ingredients list. A small number of this product was packaged in bags that have a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

December 13, 2016

Kosher Advisory Darion Vincenzi Chardonnay

Brands: Dario Vincenzi
Products: Chardonnay
Company: Nuove Distillerie Vincenzi, Italy
Issue:

Missing Hologram

The Orthodox Union certifies Darion Vincenzi Chardonnay when bearing an OU P symbol and an OU holographic sticker. A small number of Dario Vincenzi wines with the OUP symbol were discovered to be missing the required OU Holograph sticker. These wines are kosher and acceptable with the following inkjet code on the back label: L. 10.03.16

December 8, 2016

Kosher Alert Fairway Tikka Masala

Brands: Fairway
Products: Tikka Masala (spice blend)
Company: Fairway, NY NY
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Fairway Tikka Masala spice blend as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated on the ingredient panel. Some labels were printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

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