The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.
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Effective March 31st, 2016- The Orthodox Union will no longer be certifying Rita’s Coney Island, located on Surf Avenue in Brooklyn.
Products: Bicerin Originale Di Giandujotto Liqueur and Bicerin Original White Liqueur
Company: Nuove Distillerie Vincenzi SRL, Italy
The Orthodox Union certifies Bicerin Originale Di Giandujotto Liqueur and Bicerin Original White Liqueur only when bearing the OU symbol. Miniatures bottles of these products are currently being sold in stores without the OU Symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify those miniature bottles and consumers should not assume those miniature bottles are kosher certified products.
Products: 99% Fat Free Vanilla Flavored Lowfat Yogurt
Company: Driftwood Dairy, El Monte CA
The Orthodox Union does not currently certify Driftwood 99% Fat Free Vanilla Flavored Lowfat Yogurt. This product contains gelatin. The containers are labeled with a ‘K’ on the cup, however, some lids bear an unauthorized OU. Corrective actions have been implemented.
The company is working to reformulate this product, and the Orthodox Union anticipates certifying this product. The certified product will bear an OU D on both the cup and the lid.
Products: Filets D'anchois Roules a la Sauce Piquante (Rolled Anchovies Fillets in Hot Sauce)
Company: Unimer Mehdia, Kenitra Morroco
The Orthodox Union certifies certain ‘La Monegasque’ brand anchovy products. A new product, Rolled Anchovies in Hot Sauce, which was initially produced with an unauthorized OU symbol, will now be certified when bearing the OU Symbol and the words ‘special production’ above the bar code. The cans without the words ‘special production’ were made without OU supervision.
Products: Fruity Wheels Cereal
Company: Transnational Foods LLC, Miami FL
The Orthodox Union does not certify Pampa Fruity Wheels cereal. This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Strawberry Flavor Nonfat Yogurt and Strawberry Banana Flavor Nonfat Yogurt
Company: The Dannon Company, White Plains NY
The Orthodox Union does not certify Dannon Strawberry Flavor Nonfat Yogurt and Strawberry Banana Flavor Nonfat Yogurt. A small quantity of these products were labeled with an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: All Varieties of Fruit Spreads and Jams
Company: Brad's Organic, Haverstraw NY
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Brad’s Organic Fruit Spreads or Jams. Some jars were labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: Grape Flavor Laffy Taffy
Company: Nestle USA/ Confections and Snacks Division
The Orthodox Union certifies Laffy Taffy produced in the USA. Some packaging on the smaller pieces (size 3 x 7/8 x 1/4) is inadvertently missing the OU symbol. They are still certified kosher even without bearing the OU symbol. Packaging is being corrected.
Products: Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
Company: Roundy's Supermakets, Milwaukee WI
The Orthodox Union does not certify Roundy’s Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Some labels were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: Cubi Nocciola Hazelnut Wafers; Cacao Flavor
Company: Balconi S.p.A. Nerviano Italy
Missing D – Dairy Designation
The Orthodox Union certifies Balconi Cubi Nocciola Hazelnut Wafers and Cacao Flavor Wafers as OU D – Dairy products. These products contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the allergens and ingredients statements. Some boxes were printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.