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 14, 2015

Kosher Alert Good Bean Chips

Brands: The Good Bean Chips
Products: Jalapeno Cheddar Bean Chips
Company: The Good Bean, Inc. Berkeley CA
Issue:

Kashruth Issue OU

The Good Bean Jalapeno Cheddar Bean Chips bearing the ‘best by’ date of April 1, 2016 mistakenly contains a non-certified additive and are being recalled from the marketplace. Product bearing the ‘best by’ date of April 2, 2016 and later are certified and acceptable when bearing the OU-D Dairy symbol.

July 13, 2015

Kosher Alert Snappers Milk Chocolate Pretzel

Brands: Snappers
Products: Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel
Company: Edward Marc, Pittsburg PA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Snappers Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated by the product name, the allergen and ingredient statements. Some packaging was printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

July 8, 2015

Kosher Alert Van de Kamp’s Danishes

Brands: Van de Kamp's Holland Dutch Bakers
Products: Raspberry Danish; Bear Claw Danish; Cheese Danish
Company: Kroger Cincinnnati OH
Issue:

Missing D- Dairy designation

Van de Kamp’s Raspberry, Bear Claw and Cheese Danishes are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU D – Dairy products. These products contain dairy ingredients as indicated on the ingredient and allergen statements. Some labels were printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective action has been implemented.

June 29, 2015

Kosher Alert Simply Shari’s Brown Rice

Brands: Simply Shari's
Products: Brown Rice/Flaxseed & Marinara; Brown Rice/Flaxseed Mac & Cheese
Company: Simply Shari's, Thousand Oaks CA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Simply Shari’s Brown Rice/Flaxseed & Marinara and Brown Rice/Flaxseed Mac & Cheese. These products bear an unauthorized OU. Corrective action has been implemented.

June 24, 2015

Kashrus Alert Noyan Black Current Grape Nectar

Brands: Noyan
Products: Black Current Grape Nectar
Company: Eurotem CJSC, Armenia
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Noyan Black Current Grape Nectar. Some cartons were mistakenly labeled with an OU symbol. Corrective measures have been implemented.

June 10, 2015

Kosher Alert Regal Spice

Brands: Regal Spice
Products: Salad Seasoning
Company: Clark Associates, Lancaster PA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Regal Spice Salad Seasoning. This product bears and unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

June 10, 2015

OU Kosher Advisory Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese

Brands:
Products: Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
Company:
Issue:

Recent media reports stated that there is a new Parmigiano Reggiano cheese made with kosher animal rennet which will be recognized as kosher by the Orthodox Union.
These reports are inaccurate. The Orthodox Union reviewed the kosher status of animal rennet and determined that currently there is no animal rennet that meets OU kosher standards for the production of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses made with animal rennet are, therefore, NOT considered kosher by the OU.

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.

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