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

February 17, 2015

Kosher Alert Rizo Lopez Foods

Brands: Rizo Lopez
Products: all products
Company: Rizo Lopez Foods, Modesto CA
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies any Rizo Lopez products.

February 11, 2015

Kosher Alert Berentzen Apple Liquor

Brands: Berentzen
Products: Apple Liquor
Company: Berentzen, Haseluenne Germany
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Berentzen products. Some Berentzen Apple Liquor bottles have labels with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

February 9, 2015

Kosher Alert China Mehadrin

Brands: China Mehadrin
Products: Tempura Batter Mix
Company: China Mehadrin, Brooklyn NY
Issue:

Mislabeled OU Yoshon

Some packages of China Mehadrin Tempura Battter Mix mistakenly state “Made from Yoshon Flour”. The Orthodox Union does not certify this product as Yoshon. Future packaging is being revised.

February 4, 2015

Kosher Alert Mehadrin Ice Cream Cones

Brands: Mehadrin
Products: Pareve Ice Cream Cones
Company: Mehadrin Dairy & Ice Cream, Elizabeth NJ
Issue:

Mislabeled OU P

The Orthodox Union certifies Mehadrin Ice Cream Cones. One of the Pareve varieties was mistakenly labeled with an OU P symbol next to the word Pareve. This product is pareve but not kosher for Passover. Corrective actions have been implemented.

February 2, 2015

Kosher Advisory Gerber Baby Food

Brands:
Products:
Company: Nestle Infant Nutrition. Florham Park NJ
Issue:

Not all Gerber products are certified by the Orthodox Union. Currently, the Orthodox Union certifies some Gerber 2nd Food products in 3.5 ounce jars and 4 ounce aseptic cups. As always, consumers are urged to look for the OU symbol before purchasing Gerber baby food.

January 29, 2015

Kosher Alert Air Heads Ice Cream Sandwiches

Brands: Air Heads
Products: Ice Cream Sandwiches
Company: Kolwave Foods LLC, Barrington IL
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

Air Heads Ice Cream Sandwiches are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU D – Dairy products. They contain dairy ingredients as indicated in the allergens and ingredients statements. Some packaging was labeled with a plain OU without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

January 29, 2015

Kosher Alert Ne-Mo’s Cinnamon Roll

Brands: Ne-Mo's
Products: Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll
Company: Horizon Food Group, San Diego CA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

Ne-Mo’s Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients, as indicated in the allergens and ingredients statements. Some packaging was mistakenly labeled with a OU symbol without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

January 29, 2015

Kosher Alert Oneg Viennese Crunch

Brands: Oneg
Products: Viennese Crunch White Family Pack
Company: Bloom's, Brooklyn NY
Issue:

Mislabeled OU P

The Orthodox Union certifies Oneg Viennese Crunch White Family Pack as an OU product. Some packaging was labeled with an OU P – Passover symbol. This product is not certified for Passover. This product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

January 28, 2015

Kashrus Alert French’s Parmesan Salad Cravers

Brands: French's
Products: Real Onion Crisps - Parmesan
Company: Reckitt Benckiser North America, Parsippany, NJ
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

French’s Real Onion Crisps – Parmesan, is certified as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients list. Some packaging was labeled with an OU symbol, without the D – dairy designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.

January 12, 2015

Kosher Alert Socafe

Brands: Socafe
Products: Cappuccino; Hot Chocolate
Company: Socafe, Newark NJ
Issue:

Missing D -Dairy Designation

Socafe Cappuccino and Hot Chocolate cups are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU-D products.  A small quantity of packaging was mistakenly labeled with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective measures have been implemented.