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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Products: Organic Raspberries; Organic Triple Berry Blend; Organic Strawberries; Organic Tropical Berry Blend
Company: Cadia Foods, Brea CA
The Orthodox Union does not certify Cadia Frozen Organic Raspberries; Organic Triple Berry Blend; Organic Strawberries; Organic Tropical Berry Blend. Some packaging bear an unauthorized OU. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Scharffen Berger Chocolate Tasting Squares (boxes of 48-5oz. Tasting Squares)
Company: The Hershey Company, Hershey PA
Missing D – Dairy Designation
The Orthodox Union certifies Scharffen Berger Chocolate Tasting Squares as an OU D – Dairy product. Some boxes of 48 – 5 oz.Tasting Squares bear a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Orecchiotti Arcobaleno
Company: Pastifico Di Bari Rarall'Oro, Italy
The Orthodox Union does not certify Tarall’Oro Orecchiotti Arcobaleno pasta. This product contains squid ink. Some labels for this product bear an unauthorized OU. This product is being sold in Europe (and possibly elsewhere). Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Balsamic Glaze
Company: Deoleo Commercial Mexico
The Orthodox Union does not certify Bertolli Balsamic Glaze. Some bottles are labeled with an unauthorized OU. This product is sold in Mexico (and possibly other locations). Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Grape Juice (2016)
Company: Glendale Farm, Finger Lakes NY
The Orthodox Union did not certify the 2016 production of Glendale Farm Organic Grape Juice. This non-certified Glendale Farm Grape Juice has the year “2016” and the letters “OU” printed on the label. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: 2 Inch Gluten Free Frozen Pizza
Company: OSandCO, New Haven CT
The Orthodox Union does not currently certify any Speciale products. Boxes of Speciale 2 Inches – 4 Cheeses Frozen Pizza were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: All Tribe Products
Company: Tribe Mediterranean Foods, Taunton MA
New Line of Products
Please note that the Orthodox Union currently certifies all varieties of Tribe hummus. Tribe is launching a new ‘Flavor Shot’ product line. Tribe Flavor Shot products are sold separately from the hummus and are meant to be mixed into the hummus. The Flavor Shot products are not currently certified by the Orthodox Union and do not bear the OU symbol.
Products: Pasta Entrée Angel Hair with Parmesan Cheese; Pasta Entrée Shells & White Cheddar; Pasta Entrée Angel Hair & Herbs
Company: Aldi Inc. Batavia, IL
The Orthodox Union does not certify Reggano Pasta Entrée Angel Hair with Parmesan Cheese; Pasta Entrée Shells & White Cheddar; Pasta Entrée Angel Hair & Herbs. An unauthorized OU was printed on some of these products. The products are being withdrawn from the marketplace.
The OU’s Yoshon Department is pleased to confirm that the following OU certified products and establishments are Yoshon and do not contain any spring wheat harvested in 2016.
• Gefilte Fish with the following brand names:
A & B
• Matzos with the following brand names:
• Flour with the following brand names and any stipulations noted here:
Gold Medal from the KC factory (KC is printed next to the date)
Masbia (must state Yoshon on the label)
Purasnow from General Mills
• Supermarket Deli and Fish departments at the following chains and locations:
East Brunswick, NJ
East Windsor, NJ
Gelbstein’s (Lakewood, NJ)
Tel Aviv (Chicago, Il)
All products under the Mendelsohn’s brand name
All products under the Kemach brand name (must state Yoshon on the label)
All wheat in General Mills cereals is winter wheat
All OU certified products produced in Israel
All products under the brand name Pita Express.
Laffas and pitas serves at Pita Express NYC.
All products under the L’Esti Desserts brand name
Twizzlers and Jolly Rancher Candies from The Hershey Company
All products under the Gefen brand name (must state Yoshon on the label)
All products under the Kedem brand name (must state Yoshon on the label)
The following products under the brand name Macabee
Mozzarella Sticks (both 7oz and 2lb packages which state Yoshon on the label)
Breaded Eggplant Cutlet (10oz)
Breaded Eggplant Sticks (8oz)
We will share additional information as it becomes available.
Products: Hot Thin & Crispy 5.0 oz. Potato Chips
Company: Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc., Hanover PA
Dairy Product in Pareve Packaging
The Orthodox Union certifies Golden Flake Hot Thin & Crispy Potato Chips as an OU product. A certified OU D product was mistakenly packed in the packaging of 5 oz. Hot Thin & Crispy Potato Chips, labeled with a plain OU. This product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.