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 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.

April 13, 2016

Kosher Alert El Olivar

Brands: El Olivar
Products: Balsamic Vinegar and Flavored Oils
Company: Productos Encurtidos S.A Peru
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any El Olivar products.   Some of their products are labeled with an unauthorized OU.  These products are only sold in Peru.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

April 13, 2016

Kosher Alert Vkus Lieta (Taste of Summer) Dill Pickles

Brands: Vkus Lieta
Products: Dill Pickles (in a glass jar)
Company: Inlico, Sussen Germany
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Inlico Vkus Lieta Dill Pickles.  This product is labeled in Russian, and bears an unauthorized OU symbol.  It is distributed in Germany and possibly other parts of Europe.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

April 13, 2016

Kosher Alert Biolife Brinza Cheese

Brands: Biolife
Products: Amish Brinza Cheese
Company: Nationwide Dairy Inc., Brooklyn NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Biolife Amish Brinza Cheese.   Some cheese was labeled with an unauthorized OU D symbol.  The mislabeled product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.  If you see this product in the marketplace with an OU symbol, please contact kosherq@ou.org.

April 8, 2016

Kosher Alert ProBar Bolt Strawberry Energy Chews

Brands: Bolt
Products: Organic Energy Chews - Strawberry
Company: ProBar LLC, Salt Lake City UT
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify strawberry flavored Bolt Organic Energy Chews.  This product bears an unauthorized OU Symbol.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

April 1, 2016

Kosher Advisory – Honest Kids

Brands: Honest Kids
Products: • Berry Berry Good Lemonade • Goodness Grapeness • Appley Ever After • Super Fruit Punch • Tropical Tango Punch/ Twisted Tropical Tango
Company: Honest Tea
Issue:

Effective April 1st, 2016 – the Honest Kids brand beverages listed above will contain non-certified grape juice. Products bearing the OU symbol were produced prior to the change and are certified. All other Honest beverages bearing the OU symbol are kosher certified.

March 31, 2016

Kosher Advisory Rita’s on Surf Avenue

Brands: Rita's on Surf Avenue
Products:
Company:
Issue:

Effective March 31st, 2016- The Orthodox Union will no longer be certifying Rita’s Coney Island, located on Surf Avenue in Brooklyn.

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