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

August 11, 2010

Vitner’s Potato Chips

Brands: Vitner’s
Products: Triple Cheese; Hot Wings and Blue Cheese; and Crunchy Curls y Limon Potato Chips
Company: C.J Vitner – Freeport, IL
Issue:

These products bear an unauthorized OU symbol and are not kosher. The products are being withdrawn from the marketplace.

August 11, 2010

Vitner’s Potato Chips

Brands: Vitner’s
Products: Sour Cream and Onion; Sweet and Tangy BBQ; Salt ‘n Sour; and Louisiana Hot Sauce Potato Chips
Company: C.J Vitner – Freeport, IL
Issue:

These certified products contain dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Packaging is being revised.

August 6, 2010

Fresh & Easy Rocky Road Ice Cream

Brands: Fresh & Easy
Products: Rocky Road Ice Cream
Company: Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market
Issue:

This product mistakenly bears an unauthorized symbol and is not kosher. The product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

July 30, 2010

Northern Catch Salmon Fillets

Brands: Northern Catch
Products: Salmon Fillets in Cajun Spice Sauce, Salmon Fillets in Lemon Sauce, Salmon Fillets in Dill Sauce and any other variety
Company: Aldi Inc., Batavia IL
Issue:

These products mistakenly bear an unauthorized symbol and are not kosher. They are being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org

July 19, 2010

Greenseas Tuna

Brands: Greenseas
Products: Big Pack Better Value Tomato and Onion Tuna Big Pack Better Value Sweet Chilli Tuna
Company: Heinz - Australia
Issue:

Some 12-pack boxes of Greenseas Sweet Chilli Tuna and some 12-pack boxes Greenseas Tomato and Onion Tuna bear an unauthorized OU. These products are not certified by the OU and were distributed in Australia. Corrective measures are being implemented.

July 13, 2010

Shanghai Kerry’s Various Oils

Brands: Shanghai Kerry
Products: Various Oils
Company: Shanghai Kerry Oils & Grains Co. - China
Issue:

The OU terminated its certification of Shanghai Kerry Oils & Grains Co. Any oils made by Shanghai Kerry Oils & Grains Co., are to be deemed NON-KOSHER even when bearing the OU.

July 1, 2010

Grandessa Signature’s Chocolate Covered Fruit Bars

Brands: Grandessa Signature
Products: Chocolate Covered Fruit Bars
Company: Aldi
Issue:

This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Corrective action is being taken.

June 30, 2010

Santorini’s Stuffed Vine Leaves

Brands: Santorini
Products: Stuffed Vine Leaves
Company: Boboris Foods
Issue:

Some cans of Santorini Stuffed Vine Leaves bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Santorinin Stuffed Vine Leaves are not certified by the OU, and the company is removing the OU from this product. If you see this product with an OU, please call the OU at 212-613-8344.

June 30, 2010

Fudgstix – Lite Frozen Fudge Bars

Brands: Fudgstix
Products: Lite Frozen Fudge Bars
Company: Lafayette Foods – Santa Barbara, CA
Issue:

This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Corrective action is being taken.

June 29, 2010

American Roland’s Artichoke Hearts

Brands: American Roland
Products: Artichoke Hearts
Company: American Roland Foods – New York, NY
Issue:

A limited quantity of American Roland canned artichokes mistakenly bear an OU symbol. The OU does not certify this product because of bedikas tolayim concerns.