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: Tomato Sauces: All Varieties
Company: Ugo Foods Corp. East Rutherford, NJ
Issue: Not Certified
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Viva Italia tomato sauce product (Marinara, Vodka, Puttanesca or others). The OU symbol that appears on any Viva Italia tomato sauce is unauthorized. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Rocky Road Real Premium Ice Cream
Company: Ahold USA, Quincy MA
Issue: Not Certified
Ahold brand Rocky Road Real Premium Ice Cream, sold at Stop & Shop, is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Some containers mistakenly display the OU D symbol. Consumers who purchased this product may return the product to Stop and Shop for a refund. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: Banana Baby Brekkie
Company: Ella's Kitchen, Mill Valley, CA
Missing D – Dairy Designation
Ella’s Kitchen Banana Baby Brekkie is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D product. This product contains dairy ingredients, as indicated on the pouch. Some pouches are mistakenly labeled with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Products: Dark Chocolate & Nut Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars
Company: General Mills, Minneapolis, MN
This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Some packages mistakenly have an OU on them. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Products: Brownie Bites
Company: Superior Cake Products Inc.
Missing D-Dairy designation
Superior Baking Brownie Bites are processed on dairy equipment and may contain dairy residuals. This product is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product. A limited quantity of labels were printed with a plain OU without the D. These mislabeled products were primarely sold at Costco in the Northeast. The company corrected this error.
Products: Queso Cotija
Company: Queseria Fiesta LLC. Patterson NJ
Orgullo Mexicano Queso Cotija, a cheese sold in the NY NJ area (an possibly elsewhere), is not certified by the Orthodox Union and bears an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective measures are being implemented.
Products: Complete Mashed Potato Mix # 86050
Company: Agrawest Foods, LTD., Souris P.E.I.
Missing D Dairy designation.
Agrawest Complete Mashed Potato Mix # 86050, a foodservice item, contains dairy ingredients as indicated on the label. Some labels were printed with a plain OU, without the D – dairy designation. The product is certified by the Orthodox Union as a kosher dairy product. Corrective measure have been implemented.
Company: Dolce Marima, Johannesburg SA
The Village brand Halawa, distributed by Dolce Marima in Johannesburg, bears an unauthorized OU. The Orthodox Union does not certify this product. Corrective measures are being implemented.
Company: New York Kosher Caterers, Inc. dba Touch of Class Glatt Kosher Caterers LLC., at 1061 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Effective 5/29/12 they are no longer OU certified.
Products: English Toffee
Company: Hammond's Candies, Denver CO
Hammond’s Candies English Toffee bears an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective measures have been implemented.