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: Tootsie Roll Large Pops
Company: Tootsie Roll Industries Inc., Chicago IL
Tootsie Roll Large Pops are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D dairy product. Individual pops have the OU D on their wrapper. Some bags were mistakenly printed with a plain OU. Corrective measures were implemented.
Products: Easy Quinoa: (1) Mushroom & Vegetable Medley (2) Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil (3) Sundried Tomato Florentine
Company: Global Juices and Fruits LLC, dba Nature's Earthly Choice
Nature’s Earthly Choice Easy Quinoa with the following seasonings (1) Mushroom & Vegetable Medley (2) Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil (3) Sundried Tomato Florentine are labeled with a plain OU without the “D” dairy designation. They contain a small amount of dairy components. Corrective measures are being implemented.
Products: Yo Fresh Frozen Yogurt Store in Monroe NJ
An advertisement was printed in the January 2013 edition of NJ Shopping and Dining Guide stating that Yo Fresh in Monroe NJ is “Kosher ‘D’ Certified”. The Orthodox Union does not certify this store. The frozen yogurts sold at this store are not certified by the Orthodox Union.
Products: Ready Meals: All Varieties
Company: South Beach Diet Corp., Bonita Springs, FL
South Beach Ready Meals are not certified by the Orthodox Union. Some of the Ready Meals packaging bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Products are being withdrawn from the marketplace for relabeling.
Products: Honey Cheddar 6 o' Clock Crunch
Company: Peanut Patch dba Feridies
A limited quantity of Feridies Honey Cheddar 6 o’ Clock Crunch snack mix were packed in containers with an unauthorized OU symbol. This Honey Cheddar product is not certified by the Orthodox Union and corrective measures were implemented.
Products: Milk Chocolate Caramel Apples
Company: V Chocolates - Salt Lake City, UT
Some labels are missing the “D” designation and bear the plain OU instead. The product is clearly dairy, as listed on the label. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Products: Dried Shrimp
Company: Badia Spices Inc., Miami FL
Some packages of Badia Dried Shrimp mistakenly bear the OU symbol. This product is not kosher. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Products: Woven Wheat Crackers
Company: Winn Dixie, Jacksonville FL
Winn Dixie Woven Wheat Crackers are certified by the Orthodox Union as a kosher pareve product. Some packaging mistakenly bear an OU P symbol. This product is not kosher for Passover. The mislabeled products are being withdrawn from the marketplace.
Products: Grape Molasses
Company: Korhan Pazarlama Ve Dis Tic A.S. Istambul, Turkey
Some jars of Sera Grape Molasses mistakenly bear an unauthorized OU. This particular Sera product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
Company: Unified Grocers Inc. Commerce, CA
Missing D Dairy designation
Springfield Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips are certified as an OU-D Dairy product. The product contains milk derivatives. Recently, some bags were printed with a plain OU, without the D Dairy designation. The mislabeled products are sold primarely in Southern California. The mislabeled products are being withdrawn from the marketplace.