The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.
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Products: Strawberry Flavor and Assorted Fruit Antacid
Company: CVS Pharmacy, Woonsocket RI
CVS Strawberry Flavored and Assorted Fruit Flavored Antacid contains carmine, an ingredient that the Orthodox Union treats as non-kosher. Some of those antacids were mistakenly labeled with an OU symbol. Corrective action has been implemented.
Products: Crackers, Cookies, Wafers
Company: Spartan Stores, Inc. Byron Center MI
The Orthodox Union certifies a variety of Spartan brand crackers, cookies and wafers, some are certified pareve and others are dairy. Some packaging for these products were mistakenly labeled with an OU-P. These products are not kosher for Passover. The latest ‘use by’ date for the mislabeled products is February 2014. Corrective actions were implemented.
Products: Chili Lime Almonds
Company: John B. Sanfilipo & Sons, INC. Elgin, IL
Missing D-Dairy designation
The Orthodox Union certifies Shurfine Chili Lime Almonds as an OU D-Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the allergen and ingredient statements. Some packaging are labeled with an OU without the D-Dairy designation. Corrective actions were implemented.
The Coca-Cola Company manufactures a wide range of concentrates which are used by 7-Eleven in the production of Slurpees. These concentrates are under the supervision of the Orthodox Union. The Orthodox Union, however, does not certify Slurpees sold at 7-Eleven stores.
One of these concentrates is Fanta Pina Colada. This concentrate is certified OU-Dairy. In some 7-Eleven stores placards for this product are on display. The placards contain an error in that the “Dairy” designation of the concentrate has been omitted. Corrective action is being taken.
The OU recommends Nestea Instant Tea – caffeinated version only – for use on Pesach.
The OU does not recommend the decaffeinated version of this product during Pesach.
Products: All Products
Company: Triad Food Products LLC, Woodland Park NJ
Winking Cow cheeses and dairy products are being sold with an unauthorized OU-D mark. These products are not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective measures are being implemented.
Products: Jalapeno Cheddar Cream Cheese Spread UPC: 6882671425
Company: Ahold USA, Quincy, MA
Product with the date codes USE BY 061314 AND USE BY 070514 bears an OU-D and mistakenly contains non-kosher cheese. The product has been withdrawn. All other Giant and Stop & Shop cream cheese bearing an OU-D are not affected.
Products: (1) Dark Chocolate Cherry Vanilla Cookies (2) Milk Chocolate Castle Cookies (3) Milk Chocolate Caramel Truffle Cookies
Company: Walgreen Co. Deerfield, IL
Missing D -Dairy designation.
DeLish (1) Dark Chocolate Cherry Vanilla Cookies (2) Milk Chocolate Castle Cookies (3) Milk Chocolate Caramel Truffle Cookies contain dairy ingredients, as indicated on the allergen and ingredient statements. Some packaging was printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: White Bean, Quinoa, Lentil, Chia Cheesy Nacho
Company: LesserEvil Brands Snacks Co.,
Missing D – Dairy designation
LesserEvil Super 4 White Bean, Quinoa, Lentil, Chia Cheesy Nacho snacks are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy, as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements. Some packaging was printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: Yummy Snack Chips Cheddar Flavor
Company: YummyHealth, White Plains NY
Yummy Snack Chips Cheddar Flavor bears an unauthorized OU-D symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify this cheese product. Corrective actions have been implemented.