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

May 27, 2016

Kosher Alert Dole Mango in Mango Pudding

Brands: Dole Fruit'n Pudding
Products: Mango in Mango Pudding
Company: Dole
Issue:

Missing OU-D Dairy symbol

The Orthodox Union certifies Dole Mango in Mango Pudding as an OU D-Dairy product.  This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements.  Some packaging was mistakenly labeled with a plain OU symbol without the D-Dairy designation.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

May 26, 2016

Kosher Alert Honest Kids Super Fruit Punch

Brands: Honest Kids
Products: Super Fruit Punch
Company: Honest Tea, Bathesda MD
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies Honest Kids Super Fruit Punch.  Some bottles were labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol.  The affected product contains either one of the following production codes: APR2317BAC or APR2317BAD.   Corrective actions have been implemented.

May 24, 2016

Kosher Alert Chilean Sea Bass

Brands: Kirkland Signature
Products: Frozen Chilean Sea Bass
Company: Costco Wholesale Foods, Seattle WA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Kirkland Signature Chilean Sea Bass.   Some packaging was printed with an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

May 17, 2016

Kosher Alert HyVee Pancake & Sausage

Brands: HyVee
Products: Pancake & Sausage on a Stick
Company: Hy-Vee, Inc., West Des Moines, Iowa
Issue:

Unauthorized OU D

The Orthodox Union does not certify HyVee Pancake & Sausage on a Stick.  This product is not kosher and bears an unauthorized OU D symbol.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

May 12, 2016

Kosher Alert Forman Kosher Caterers

Brands: Forman Kosher Caterers
Products:
Company: Forman Kosher Caterers, Danbury CT
Issue:

It has come to the Orthodox Union’s attention that the www.formancaterersandevents.com website, operated by Forman Kosher Caterers, is displaying unauthorized OU symbols.  The Orthodox Union does not currently certify Forman Kosher Caterers.  Corrective measures are being implemented.

May 9, 2016

Kosher Alert FrozFruit Creamy Coconut Fruit Bar

Brands: FrozFruit
Products: Creamy Coconut Fruit Bar
Company: Wells Dairy, Le Mars TX
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies FrozFruit  Creamy Coconut Fruit Bars as an OU D-Dairy product.  This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements.  Some packaging was labeled with a plain OU symbol without the D-Dairy designation.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

May 5, 2016

Kosher Alert Marina Tuna

Brands: Marina
Products: Tuna Chunks in Sunflower Oil
Company: Marina Group, Hebron Israel
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union generally certifies Marina Tuna Chunks in Sunflower Oil, however, Marina Tuna Chunks bearing the following codes were manufactured without OU supervision and bear an unauthorized OU:
MN5INN ALNNBAZ together with any of the following codes 8EB10; 9ABCK; 9AB3K; 9A9CK; 9ACCM; 9AC3M; 9AD3M; 9ADCM; 9AECM; 9AE3M; 9AFCM; 9AF3M; 9AC3K; 9ACCK; 9AD3K; 9ADCK; 9AE3K; 9AECK; 9AF3K; 9AFCK; 9ALCK; 9AM3K.

This product is sold in the West Bank.

April 15, 2016

Kosher Advisory Streit’s Quinoa

Brands: Streit's
Products: Quinoa
Company: Aaron Streit Inc. NY NY
Issue:

Some containers of Streit’s Quinoa UPC Codes 0-70227-60208-0 with an OU P symbol were found to contain infestation. Any possibly affected product may be returned to the stores for a refund.  

Under proper storage conditions, it is unusual to find infestation in these products sold in the United States.  However, consumers should be aware that grains could develop infestation when stored in warm areas. To determine whether quinoa (or any other grains) are possibly affected, spread them evenly on a white surface and visually inspect them under good light prior to use.    

 

 

April 15, 2016

Kosher Advisory La Bonne Quinoa

Brands: La Bonne
Products: Quinoa
Company: La Bonne, Maspeth Queens
Issue:

Some containers of LaBonne quinoa UPC Codes 0-43427- 0080-6 and 0-43427-88802-8 labeled with an OU P symbol were found to contain infestation. Any possibly affected product may be returned to the stores for a refund.

Under proper storage conditions, it is unusual to find infestation in these products sold in the United States. However, consumers should be aware that grains could develop infestation when stored in warm areas. To determine whether quinoa (or any other grains) are possibly affected, spread them evenly on a white surface and visually inspect them under good light prior to use.    

 

 

April 14, 2016

Kosher Alert Hannaford Quiche

Brands: Hannaford
Products: Spinach Quiche; Chicken Pot Pie; Quiche Lorraine
Company: Hannaford Bros. Co. Scarborough ME
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Hannaford Spinach Quiche, Chicken Pot Pie and Quiche Lorraine.  Some of those products bear an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

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