Consumer Alerts & Advisories

The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.

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September 14, 2017

Kosher Alert Bonne Maman Chestnut Cream; Caramel

Brands: Bonne Maman
Products: Chestnut Cream; Caramel
Company: Andros, Biars France
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Symbol

The Orthodox Union certifies Bonne Maman Chestnut Cream and Bonne Maman Caramel as OU D – Dairy products.  These products contain dairy ingredients as indicated on the ingredients statements.   Some labels were printed with a plain OU without the D – Dairy designation.  These products are sold in New Zealand and Australia.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

September 5, 2017

OU Kosher Alert – Update: ShopRite Chocolate Chips

Brands: ShopRite
Products: ShopRite Real Chocolate Chips Semi-Sweet, 24 oz. bag
Company: Wakefern- Keasbey, NJ
Issue:

This product is certified as OU Pareve and has been recalled. A few bags with Best if Used By APR 12, 2019, were found to contain a small amount of Kosher Dairy chocolate chips. The vast majority of bags from this lot contained pareve chocolate chips exclusively. A second lot, with a Best if Used By APR 11 2019 has been recalled out of an abundance of caution.

If someone has severe dairy allergies, the following guidelines should not be followed and a product baked after May 18, 2017, should not be consumed.

If a consumer baked with the chocolate chips, it does not affect the kosher status of their oven or utensils. Unless one specifically noticed light colored milk chocolate chips, the item baked may be considered pareve.

Unused chocolate chips from the above mentioned “best buy” codes should not be used and returned to the place of purchase.

August 31, 2017

Kosher Alert Supreme Chocolatier Chocolate Gummi Bears

Brands: Supreme Chocolatiers
Products: Chocolate Gummi Bears
Company: Supreme Chocolatiers, Staten Island NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Supreme Chocolatiers Chocolate Gummi Bears.  Some packaging bear an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

August 31, 2017

Kosher Alert Redmond Mashed Potatoes

Brands: Redmond
Products: Instant Mashed Potatoes
Company: Global Foods Inc. Las Vegas NV
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Redmond Instant Mashed Potatoes.  Some packaging bears an unauthorized OU.  This product lists butter as an ingredient.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

August 24, 2017

Kosher Alert Supremo Italiano Olive Medley

Brands: Supremo Italiano
Products: Olive Medley Mediterranean Mix
Company: Restaurant Depot, College Point NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Supremo Italiano Olive Medley Mediterranean Mix.  Some labels bear an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

August 15, 2017

Kosher Alert CorNiche Chef Express Curry Paste

Brands: CorNiche Cheff Express
Products: Curry Paste (and any CorNiche product)
Company: Summit Import Corporation, Jersey City NJ; Dai Cheong Trading Co. Los Angeles CA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any CorNiche Chef Express products.  Some packaging of CorNiche Curry Paste bears an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.  If you see this product in the marketplace, please email the details at kosher@ou.org.

August 3, 2017

Kosher Alert Fine Line Cauliflower

Brands: Fine Line
Products: Cauliflower Florets (foodservice item)
Company: Shandong Santao, China
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Fine Line Cauliflower Florets.  Some boxes were printed with an unauthorized OU.  This is a foodservice product, not a retail product.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

July 26, 2017

Kosher Alert My Kush Cakes

Brands: My Kush Cakes
Products: Brownies
Company: My Kush Cakes, Houston TX
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify My Kush Cakes brownies.  Some packaging bears an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

July 24, 2017

Kosher Alert Baby Food Puree

Brands: Little Journey Organics
Products: Apple Banana Raspberry with Yogurt Puree
Company: Aldi, Batavia IL
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Little Journey Organics Apple Banana Raspberry with Yogurt Puree as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains dairy as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements.  Some product was labeled with a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

July 19, 2017

OU Kosher Advisory – Costco Kirkland Butter

Brands: Kirkland
Products: Butter
Company: Costco Wholesale Corporation
Issue:

The Orthodox Union certifies Kirkland Signature Butter as an OU D –Dairy product. The OU D symbol was inadvertently omitted from some Costco Kirkland Butter. The OU D symbol is being ink jetted with the date code on affected product.

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