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

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 The product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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This product is NOT certified by the OU, and bears an unauthorized OU-D. The product is being withdrawn from the market.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.

May 25, 2010

America’s Choice Hot Cocoa

Brands: America’s Choice
Products: 26oz Hot Cocoa UPC 7 54807 29069 9 Date Code 05/04/11 MCA
Company: A&P, Montvale, NJ
Issue:

A limited amount of these canisters inadvertently contain non-kosher marshmallows. Affected product is limited to those products bearing the date code BEST IF USED BY 05/04/11 MCA. Product with the code RCA is correctly labeled.

Consumers should contact their Rabbi to determine the status of utensils that have come in contact with the above product. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org

May 11, 2010

Citavo’s French Vanilla Artificially Flavored Ice Coffee

Brands: Citavo
Products: 6470040 French vanilla artificially flavored ice coffee
Company: Vitality - Ontario, Canada
Issue:

This product is marked with a regular OU (no ‘D’) although it is a dairy product. The item has been discontinued.

April 20, 2010

Key Food’s I.Q.F. Broccoli Spears

Brands: Key Food
Products: I.Q.F. Broccoli Spears
Company: Key Food Stores – Brooklyn, NY
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized “Half Moon K” symbol and is withdrawn from the marketplace. Corrective action is being taken.

April 9, 2010

Olympus Varoius Varieties of Hard Cheese

Brands: Olympus
Products: Various Varieties of Hard Cheese
Company: Tyras S.A. – GREECE
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212.613.8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

April 7, 2010

Value Red’s Non-Dairy Creamer

Brands: Value Red
Products: Non-Dairy Creamer
Company: Lucerne North America, LLC. –Pleasanton, 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.

March 26, 2010

Testlab’s Bacterial Cultures (also known as Probiotics)

Brands: Testlab
Products: Bacterial Cultures (also known as Probiotics) (Including Lactobacillus acidophilus, and other cultures)
Company: Brewster Food Co. - Reseda, CA
Issue:

A limited number of lots of these products were labeled incorrectly with a plain OU. These products are DAIRY. Future packaging will be corrected.

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