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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Consumer Alerts

March 3, 2015

Kosher Alert Evolution Nutraceutics

Brands: Evolution
Products: All Products
Company: Evolution Nutraceutics, Mexico
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Evolution Nutraceutics products, bottled and sold in Mexico. Some Evolution Nutraceutics products bear an unauthorized OU Symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

February 24, 2015

Kosher Alert Regal Spice

Brands: Regal Spice
Products: Ham Soup Base; Beef Soup Base
Company: Clark Associates, Inc. Lancaster PA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU
The Orthodox Union does not certify Regal Spice Ham Soup Base or Beef soup Base. This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not kosher. Corrective actions are being implemented.

February 23, 2015

Kosher Alert Keurig Café Mocha Specialty

Brands: Cafe Escapes
Products: Café Mocha Specialty
Company: Keurig
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Café Escapes Café Mocha Specialty K-Cups. Some advertising for this product features an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

February 23, 2015

Kosher Alert Grinbin Edamame

Brands: Grinbin
Products: Edamame Frijol de Soya
Company: Grupo Narcisa S.A. de C.V. Mexico
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Grinbin Edamame snacks bear an unauthorized OU symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify any Grinbin snacks, sold in Mexico. Corrective measures are being implemented.

February 17, 2015

Kosher Alert Rizo Lopez Foods

Brands: Rizo Lopez
Products: all products
Company: Rizo Lopez Foods, Modesto CA
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies any Rizo Lopez products.

February 11, 2015

Kosher Alert Berentzen Apple Liquor

Brands: Berentzen
Products: Apple Liquor
Company: Berentzen, Haseluenne Germany
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Berentzen products. Some Berentzen Apple Liquor bottles have labels with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

February 9, 2015

Kosher Alert China Mehadrin

Brands: China Mehadrin
Products: Tempura Batter Mix
Company: China Mehadrin, Brooklyn NY
Issue:

Mislabeled OU Yoshon

Some packages of China Mehadrin Tempura Battter Mix mistakenly state “Made from Yoshon Flour”. The Orthodox Union does not certify this product as Yoshon. Future packaging is being revised.

February 4, 2015

Kosher Alert Mehadrin Ice Cream Cones

Brands: Mehadrin
Products: Pareve Ice Cream Cones
Company: Mehadrin Dairy & Ice Cream, Elizabeth NJ
Issue:

Mislabeled OU P

The Orthodox Union certifies Mehadrin Ice Cream Cones. One of the Pareve varieties was mistakenly labeled with an OU P symbol next to the word Pareve. This product is pareve but not kosher for Passover. Corrective actions have been implemented.

February 2, 2015

Kosher Advisory Gerber Baby Food

Brands:
Products:
Company: Nestle Infant Nutrition. Florham Park NJ
Issue:

Not all Gerber products are certified by the Orthodox Union. Currently, the Orthodox Union certifies some Gerber 2nd Food products in 3.5 ounce jars and 4 ounce aseptic cups. As always, consumers are urged to look for the OU symbol before purchasing Gerber baby food.

January 29, 2015

Kosher Alert Air Heads Ice Cream Sandwiches

Brands: Air Heads
Products: Ice Cream Sandwiches
Company: Kolwave Foods LLC, Barrington IL
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

Air Heads Ice Cream Sandwiches are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU D – Dairy products. They contain dairy ingredients as indicated in the allergens and ingredients statements. Some packaging was labeled with a plain OU without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

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