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

May 20, 2015

Kosher Advisory Paskesz Butterscotch Candy

Brands: Sweet'n Low / Paskesz
Products: Sweet'n Low Butterscotch Hard Candy
Company: Paskesz Candy Co. Brooklyn, NY
Issue:

Mistaken Labeling

The Orthodox Union certifies Paskesz/Sweet’n Low Butterscotch Hard Candy as an OU Pareve product. The ingredient panel mistakenly lists a dairy ingredient that was not used in the production of this Paskesz candy.

May 18, 2015

Kosher Alert 7-Eleven Popcorn

Brands: 7 Select
Products: Caramel Popcorn
Company: 7-Eleven Mexico
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify 7 Select Caramel Popcorn, made and sold in 7-Eleven stores in Mexico. Some packaging may bear an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions have been implemented.

May 8, 2015

Kosher Alert AirHeads Ice Cream

Brands: AirHeads Ice Cream
Products: Ice Cream Squeeze Ups and Ice Cream Sandwich
Company: Spring Creek Holdings, LLC Barrington IL
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies AirHeads Ice Cream products as OU D – Dairy products. These products contains milk as indicated on the allergen and ingredient statements. Some of the packaging for these products were printed with a plain OU Symbol without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

May 6, 2015

Kashrus Alert Whole Foods Lemon Thyme Seasoning

Brands: Whole Foods
Products: Lemon Herb with Thyme
Company: Allegro Coffee Co., Thornton CO
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Whole Foods Lemon Herb with Thyme Cooking Seasoning as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains a dairy ingredient as indicated in the allergen and ingredient statements. Some labels were printed with an OU symbol without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

April 28, 2015

Kosher Alert Polar Mackerel

Brands: MW Polar
Products: Mackerel In Brine
Company: MW Polar, Province CA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify MW Polar Mackerel in Brine. Some cans are mistakenly labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

April 21, 2015

Kosher Alert Macadamia Nuts

Brands: MacFarms
Products: Caramelized Sea Salt Macadamia Nuts
Company: MacFarms, Captain Cook HI
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union certifies a variety of MacFarms Macadamia Nuts, but does not certify the Caramelized Sea Salt variety. This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and contains dairy ingredients. Corrective measures have been implemented.

April 15, 2015

Kosher Alert Clover Valley Potato Chips

Brands: Clover Valley
Products: Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
Company: Dolgencorp LLC, Goodlettsville TN
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Clover Valley Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as listed in the ingredient and allergen statements. Some packaging was printed with a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

April 15, 2015

Kosher Alert Romi’s Farm Products

Brands: Romi's
Products: Nabulse Cheese
Company: Romi's Farm Products, Paterson, NJ
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Romi’s Farm products. Romi’s Nabulse Cheese, Yogurt and Labneh bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

April 8, 2015

OU Kosher Alert Beech-Nut

Brands: Beech-Nut
Products: Stage 3 Cinnamon Raisin Granola
Company: Beech-Nut Nutricion Corporation, Amsterdam NY
Issue:

The Orthodox Union certifies Beech-Nut Stage 3 Cinnamon Raisin Granola when bearing the OU symbol. Some Stage 3 Cinnamon Raisin Granola were produced without the Orthodox Union’s certification and those labels do not have an OU symbol on them. Consumers are urged to look for the OU Symbol before buying products.

April 8, 2015

OU Kashrus Advisory Reisman’s Cookies

Brands: Reisman's
Products: Reisman's Black & White Cookies
Company: Reisman Bros. Bakery, Brooklyn NY
Issue:

The Orthodox Union certifies Reisman’s Black & White Cookies. A very small quantity of those cookies were baked before Passover and were mistakenly packaged with labels that state that they were baked after Passover. These mislabeled cookies have been withdrawn from the marketplace.