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 2, 2013

Kosher Alert Darrell Lea

Brands: Darrell Lea
Products: Dark Chocolate Coated Soft Eating Liquorice Blueberry & Pomegranate Flavor
Company: Darrell Lea Confectionery Co., Pty, Ltd., Kogarah Australia

This product contains dairy and it is mistakenly labeled with a plain OU symbol without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

June 25, 2013

Kosher Alert Good & Plenty

Brands: Good & Plenty
Products: Candy
Company: The Hershey Company packaged by JLM, Warren MI

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Good & Plenty candies.  JLM mistakenly placed an OU D symbol on some of their packages of Good & Plenty.  Corrective action has been implemented.

May 22, 2013

Kosher Alert Noon Hour

Brands: Noon Hour
Products: Imported Creamed Fillet of Herring
Company: Noon Hour, Chicago IL

Missing “D” Dairy designation

Noon Hour Imported Creamed Fillet of Herring is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D dairy product as it contains dairy ingredients.  Some containers were labeled with a plain OU without the D.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

May 14, 2013

Kosher Alert +More Grape

Brands: +More
Products: +More 100% Natural Grape Juice
Company: Azgranata MMC, Baku Azerbaijan

Unauthorized OU

+More Grape Juice made by Azgranata bears an unauthorized OU mark.  The Orthodox Union does not certify this product.  Corrective measures are being implemented.

May 14, 2013

Kosher Alert Spice Classics

Brands: Spice Classics
Products: (1) Beef Flavor Bouillon UPC 52100020853 (2) Chicken Flavor Bouillon UPC 52100020846
Company: Han-Dee Pak Inc., Cockeysville, MD

Unauthorized OU

Spice Classics Beef Flavor Bouillon and Chicken Flavor Bouillon bear an unauthorized OU mark.  The Orthodox Union does not certify these products and they are not kosher.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

April 30, 2013

Kosher Alert Forrelli Wafers

Brands: Forelli
Products: Crème Strawberry Flavored Wafers
Company: Allied International Corp. of VA Dulles, VA

All Forrelli Wafers made in Turkey with an OU symbol bear an unauthorized OU.  This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union and it contains dairy as indicated in the ingredient list.  Forrelli Wafers made in Israel are certified by the Orthodox Union and do not contain dairy.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

April 23, 2013

Kosher Alert Diamond Crystal

Brands: Diamond Crystal
Products: House Blend Caesar Dressing
Company: Diamond Crystal, Savannah GA

Unauthorized OU

Diamond Crystal House Blend Caesar Dressing, a food service product, is not certified by the Orthodox Union.  The individual packages do not have an OU on them.  Some of the cartons used to ship this product mistakenly have an OU on them.  The cartons have been corrected.

April 18, 2013

Kosher Alert Yo Fresh Frozen Yogurt Store

Products: Frozen Yogurt Store
Company: Yo Fresh, Newton MA

Not Certified

A sign with an OU symbol was posted in the Yo Fresh frozen yogurt store in Newton MA.  The Orthodox Union does not certify that store or any Yo Fresh frozen yogurt store.  Corrective measures are being implemented.

April 12, 2013

Kosher Alert Sweet Loren’s

Brands: Sweet Loren's
Products: Bold Espresso Chunk Cookie Dough Nutty Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Heavenly Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough
Company: Sweet Loren's, NY , NY

Missing “D”  Dairy designation.

Sweet Loren’s cookie dough products are produced on dairy equipment and are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU D products.  Some of the above listed varieties of Sweet Loren’s products were mistakenly labeled with a plain OU.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

March 18, 2013

Kosher Alert King of the Sea

Brands: King of the Sea; Great King
Products: Canned Tuna
Company: Mr. Tuna d.b.a. King of the Sea, Brooklyn NY

Not for Passover

The Orthodox Union does not certify King of the Sea tuna for Passover.

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