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

January 24, 2011

Better Made Corn Pops – 8 ounce

Brands: Better Made
Products: Corn Pops - 8 ounce
Company: Better Made
Issue:

This product which is available in OH and MI is labeled with an OU, however, it contains non-certified ingredients. It is being recalled, and corrective measures are being implemented.

January 21, 2011

7 Seas – Frozen Gravlax Smoked Salmon

Brands: 7 Seas
Products: Frozen Gravlax Smoked Salmon
Company: 7 Seas Company - British Columbia, Canada
Issue:

Consumers of OU products are advised not to consume 7 Seas Gravlax Smoked Salmon, as it appears that a non kosher ingredient was used in that product. Consumers that see the product in the market should please contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8344.

January 18, 2011

Thermogenics – 24 Hour Thermogenics Choco Lettes

Brands: Thermogenics
Products: 24 Hour Thermogenics Choco Lettes
Company: Health Management Care a.k.a. Diet Center
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU-P mark. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union, and is not kosher for Passover. Corrective measures are being implemented. Consumers who see this product should please call the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8344.

January 18, 2011

Suntree – Hickory Smoked Almonds

Brands: Suntree
Products: Hickory Smoked Almonds
Company: Suntree LLC - Orosi, CA
Issue:

This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.

January 11, 2011

Sardines

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Issue:

We have been contacted by a number of consumers noticing the presence of “shrimp” in sardines. This is actually krill, a small shrimp-like crustacean, which is a common source of feed for sardines. Krill is normally digested prior to processing and should not be found in canned sardines, even sardines which contain the stomach. This year, many factors (e.g., size of fish, warmer water temperatures, methods of fishing, etc.) combined to create a very unusual fishing year and an increase in sardines containing undigested krill in their stomachs.

This issue is not one of quality, species substitution or adulteration of any sort: rather an unexpected and previously unforeseen occurrence, which now requires our attention.

While the presence of undigested krill is a rare occurrence, and fluctuates seasonally, the stomachs of all sardines should be removed to eliminate any concern. Skinless and boneless sardines are not affected, as their stomachs have been removed.

January 11, 2011

Tio Pepe’s Churros

Brands: Tio Pepe’s
Products: Churros
Company: J & J Snack Foods – Pennsauken, NJ
Issue:

This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.

December 29, 2010

Planters Nutrition Omega-3 Mix

Brands: Planters
Products: Nutrition Omega-3 Mix
Company: Kraft Foods - East Hanover, NJ
Issue:

This is a repost from March 02, 2010.

This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.

December 17, 2010

Aunt Jemima – Whole Wheat Blend Pancake Mix

Brands: Aunt Jemima
Products: Whole Wheat Blend Pancake Mix
Company: Quaker Oats Company
Issue:

This product was recently packaged bearing an OU-D symbol. The product is actually OU PAREVE. Corrective measures are being implemented.

December 17, 2010

Daniella – Whipped Cheese

Brands: Daniella
Products: Whipped Cheese
Company: Strauss Dairies, Ltd. (Israel)
Issue:

This product is labeled OU D Chalav Yisroel. This product is OU D but is not Chalav Yisroel. Corrective action has been taken.

December 16, 2010

Clover Valley – Coffee Creamers

Brands: Clover Valley
Products: Hazelnut Coffee Creamer, 8 oz. French Vanilla Coffee Creamer, 8 oz.
Company: Dollar General
Issue:

Some labels have an ‘OU’ and are missing the ‘D’. This product is dairy and the company is correcting this error.