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

July 25, 2016

Kosher Advisory Ritz Crackers

Brands: Nabisco
Products: Family Size Ritz Original Crackers
Company: Mondelez Global LLC, East Hanover NJ
Issue:

Missing OU D Symbol

The Orthodox Union certifies Family Size Ritz Crackers as an OU D product.  Some of the packaging for the 12-pack Family Size Ritz Original Crackers with the UPC Code 4400004575 was printed without the OU D symbol.   This product is kosher and dairy.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

July 25, 2016

Kosher Alert Philly Swirl Ices

Brands: Philly Swirl
Products: Swirl Cups
Company: Philly's Famous Water Ice, Inc. Tampa FL
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Due to an error, a non-certified product appears in some boxes of Philly Swirl Cups. The candy coated spoons are not certified by the Orthodox Union, yet, the box bears an OU symbol.  Notices were placed inside each box to notify consumers that only the ices are certified kosher, and not the spoons.  Other corrective actions are being implemented. The Orthodox Union certifies Philly Swirl ices.

July 25, 2016

Kosher Alert Golpar Dried Mulberries

Brands: Golpar
Products: Dried Mulberries
Company: Golpar, Los Angeles CA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Golpar dried mulberries (or any Golpar products).  This product bears an unauthorized OU.  Corrective actions are being implemented.  Consumers who see this product in the marketplace should please contact the OU kosher hotline at 212-613-8241 or kosher@ou.org.

July 13, 2016

OU Kosher Advisory Sally Sherman Cole Slaw

Brands: Sally Sherman
Products: Cole Slaw
Company: Sally Sherman Foods, Mount Vernon NY
Issue:

Kosher Advisory

Sally Sherman Cole Slaw with a date codes  R-054 until R-227 are not certified by the Orthodox Union.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

July 13, 2016

Unauthorized OU Port Royal Baked Vegetarian Beans

Brands: Port Royal Premium
Products: Baked Vegetarian Beans
Company: Port Royal Sales, Woodbury NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Port Royal Premium Baked Vegetarian Beans are certified by the Orthodox Union.  A limited quantity of non kosher beans were labeled with the Port Royal Premium Baked Vegetarian Beans labels, bearing the OU Symbol.   The mislabeled product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.  The properly labeled Port Royal Baked Vegetarian Beans contain the letters “FDV” as part of the production code that is on the can.

June 16, 2016

Kosher Alert Honest Kids Goodness Grapeness Drink

Brands: Honest Kids
Products: Goodness Grapeness Organic Fruit Drink
Company: Honest Tea, Bethesda MD
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies Honest Kids Goodness Grapeness fruit drink. Drink boxes of this product without the OU are being sold in bulk containers that may show a picture of drink boxes with an OU symbol. This is not an indication of kosher certification.

In addition, any individual drink boxes of Goodness Grapeness having March or April inkjetted date codes, and the letters …PWB, bear an unauthorized OU.  Goodness Grapeness produced in March or April (as per date code) and bearing the OU is acceptable provided that the date code does NOT show the letters …PWB. Product made prior to March and bearing the OU is acceptable with any code.

 

 

June 9, 2016

Kosher Alert BJ’s Red Velvet Cake

Brands: Wellsley Farms
Products: Red Velvet Cake
Company: BJ's, Westborough MA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU D

The Orthodox Union does not certify Wellsley Farms Red Velvet Cake.  Some labels for this product bear an unauthorized OU D Symbol.   Corrective actions are being implemented.

May 27, 2016

Kosher Alert Dole Mango in Mango Pudding

Brands: Dole Fruit'n Pudding
Products: Mango in Mango Pudding
Company: Dole
Issue:

Missing OU-D Dairy symbol

The Orthodox Union certifies Dole Mango in Mango Pudding as an OU D-Dairy product.  This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements.  Some packaging was mistakenly labeled with a plain OU symbol without the D-Dairy designation.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

May 26, 2016

Kosher Alert Honest Kids Super Fruit Punch

Brands: Honest Kids
Products: Super Fruit Punch
Company: Honest Tea, Bathesda MD
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies Honest Kids Super Fruit Punch.  Some bottles were labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol.  The affected product contains either one of the following production codes: APR2317BAC or APR2317BAD.   Corrective actions have been implemented.

May 24, 2016

Kosher Alert Chilean Sea Bass

Brands: Kirkland Signature
Products: Frozen Chilean Sea Bass
Company: Costco Wholesale Foods, Seattle WA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Kirkland Signature Chilean Sea Bass.   Some packaging was printed with an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

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