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: Cocktail Beef Franks in Pastry
Company: BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
BJ’s has discontinued the OU Kosher certification of these products. Product bearing the OU is in fact certified. The new product will not bear the OU symbol. Consumers are urged to always check for the OU symbol when buying products, especially when old inventory and new inventory may be side by side in the freezer.
Products: Fat Free Ranch Dressing
Company: Sysco Corporation
Missing D- Dairy Designation
The Orthodox Union certifies Sysco Classic Fat Free Ranch Dressing as an OU D – Dairy product. Some packaging was printed with an plain OU symbol as opposed to an OU D – Dairy symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Creamy Italian Dressing
Company: Bay Valley Foods, Oak Brook IL
Missing D – Dairy Designation
The Orthodox Union certifies Cains Creamy Italian Dressing as an OU D – Dairy product. Some labels for the 1 Gallon containers were printed with a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Smoky Bacon & Blue Cheese Almonds
Company: Don Sebastiani & Sons, Sonoma CA
The Orthodox Union does not certify any U Gottabee Nutz products. U Gottabee Nutz Smoky Bacon & Blue Chees Almonds bear an unauthorized OU. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Blackberry Cabernet Sorbetto
Company: Ciao Bella Sorbetto
The Orthodox Union does not certify Ciao Bella Blackberry Cabernet Sorbetto. This products bears an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Babies' Magic Tea
Company: Secrets of Tea
The Orthodox Union does not certify Secrets of Tea products. Their Babies’ Magic label bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Various breads
Company: Bimbo Bakeries USA
The Orthodox Union does not certify dairy breads. Recently, many breads manufactured by Bimbo Bakeries USA, including some Arnold brand breads, were reformulated and now contain dairy. As a result, breads that were previously certified by the Orthodox Union no longer carry the OU Symbol. Consumers should look for the OU symbol to ascertain that a product is kosher.
Below, please find a list of Arnold’s breads which are no longer OU Certified or are no longer being produced.
|Bakery Light Seven Grain Bread||Italian Wheat Bread|
|Brick Oven Wheat Bread||Low Carb Multi Grain|
|Brick Oven White Bread||Low Carb Wheat|
|Stoneground Bread||Natural Soft Breads 100% Whole Wheat|
|Stoneground Multi-Grain||Natural Soft Breads Classic White|
|100% Whole Wheat Bread||Natural Soft Breads Honey Wheat|
|12 Grain Bread||Natural Soft Breads Made with Whole Grain White|
|7 Grain Bread||Nutty Almond Bread|
|Ancient Grain and Seed Bread||Oat Bran Bread|
|Classic Italian Bread||Oatnut Bread|
|Double Fiber WW Bread||Omega-3 100% Whole Wheat Bread|
|Double Protein Bread||Organic Grains 100% Whole Wheat Bread|
|Dutch Country 100% Whole Wheat Bread||Potato Bread|
|Dutch Country Double Fiber Bread||Premium Italian|
|Dutch Country Italian Bread||Premium Italian Bread|
|Dutch Country Potato Bread||Pullman White Bread|
|Dutch Country White Bread||Sandwich Bread|
|Dutch Country Whole Wheat Bread||Stoneground 100% Whole Wheat Sunflower + Flax Bread|
|Extra Grainy 17 Grains and Seeds||Sugar Free 100% Whole Wheat Bread|
|Extra Grainy Cracked Wheat and Oats||Texas Toast|
|Extra Grainy Flax and Sesame Seed||Wheat Bread|
|Healthnut Bread||Wheat Pullman Bread|
|Healthy Mutligrain Bread||Wholewheat Bread|
Products requiring Passover certification must bear the OU-P or ‘OU Kosher For Passover’ designation. Some products, like Health Garden Xylitol, come in both OU and OU P varieties. Consumers should carefully look for the OU P designation to ascertain that the product is kosher for Passover.
In the 2017 edition of the OU Guide for Passover (page 100) Nutrisource Benefiber is listed as approved for those who are ill. The correct name for this product is Nutrisource Fiber. It should be noted that a product called Benefiber, manufactured by Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) contains wheat dextrin (as listed in the ingredients label) and is chametz and one should not eat or possess this product on Passover. Another product called Benefiber, manufactured by Novartis and sold in Israel, contains guar gum (as listed on the ingredients label) and is chametz-free.
Products: Pork Cracklings with Salsa
Company: Snak King, City of Industry CA
The Orthodox Union does not certify El Sabroso Pork Cracklings. This product is sometimes sold with an inserted packet of OU certified Salsa which bears an OU Symbol. Consumers should not assume that the OU on the salsa packet, which may be visible through the Pork Cracklings bag, applies to the entire product. Corrective actions are being implemented.