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 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.

June 21, 2010

America’s Choice Berry Blend

Brands: America’s Choice
Products: Berry Blend - UPC: 7 54807-10063
Company: A & P, Montvale NJ
Issue:

This product mistakenly bears an unauthorized OU symbol. The product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

June 16, 2010

Winn-Dixie’s Candy Corn

Brands: Winn-Dixie
Products: Candy Corn
Company: Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. - Jacksonville, FL
Issue:

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 The product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

June 3, 2010

Woeber’s Mayo Gourmet – Roasted Chipotle Mayonnaise

Brands:

This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Packaging has been revised. The dairy content is insignificant, and therefore is botul (nullified).


Products: Roasted Chipotle Mayonnaise, UPC: 0 24680-00855 7
Company: Woeber Mustard Mfg. Co., Springfield, OH
Issue: Woeber’s Mayo Gourmet
June 2, 2010

Original Kashkaval Sheep’s Cheese (made in Bulgaria)

Brands:

This product is NOT certified by the OU, and bears an unauthorized OU-D. The product is being withdrawn from the market.
Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org


Products: Kashkaval Sheep’s Cheese
Company: Corfu Foods Inc., Bensenville, IL
Issue: Original
June 1, 2010

New Harvest Naturals-Gluten Free Pound Cakes

Brands: New Harvest Naturals
Products: Gluten Free Pound Cakes
Company: Abe's Place Gourmet Delicacies - Allentown, PA
Issue:

Products previously certified by the OU are no longer certified by the OU. Products in packages that bear the OU certification symbol were produced under supervision and may be used.