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

January 5, 2015

Kosher Alert Proud America Popcorn

Brands: Proud America
Products: 18 Pack Microwave Butter Light Popcorn
Company: Pecatonica River Popcorn, Livingston WI
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

Proud America 18 Pack Microwave Butter Light Popcorn is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements.  Some packaging was printed with a plain OU without the D- Dairy designation.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

January 5, 2015

Kosher Alert L’oven Fresh

Brands: L'oven Fresh
Products: Caramel Nut Danish; Raspberry Danish
Company: Aldi Inc. Batavia IL
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

L’oven Fresh Caramel Nut Danish and Raspberry Danish are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU D – Dairy products.  These products contain dairy as indicated on the ingredients and allergens statements.  Some packaging was printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

December 26, 2014

Kosher Alert Endico Italian Blend and Oriental Blend

Brands: Endico
Products: Italian Blend and Oriental Blend (frozen vegetables)
Company: Endico Potaoes, Inc. Mt. Vernon NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Endico Italian Blend and Oriental Blend frozen vegetables are not certified by the Orthodox Union and bear an unauthorized OU.  Corrective measures are being implemented.

December 22, 2014

Kosher Alert Faragello Frozen Spinach

Brands: Faragello Food Industries
Products: Frozen Spinach
Company: The Egyptian Food Compnay, Alexandria Egypt
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Faragello Frozen Spinach is not certified by the Orthodox Union.  Some Frozen Spinach packaging was printed with an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

December 2, 2014

Kosher Alert Sunflower Milk Halva

Brands: Golden Age
Products: Sunflower Halva Milk Softness
Company: Euro Imports, Brooklyn NY
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

Golden Age Milk Softness Sunflower Halva is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains a dairy ingredient as indicated in the ingredients statement.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

November 28, 2014

Kosher Alert Good Bean

Brands: The Good Bean
Products: Fruit & No-Nut Apricot Coconut Bar
Company: The Good Bean Inc., Berkeley CA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Fruit & No-Nut Apricot Coconut Bar as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients and allergen statements.  Some labels were printed with a plain OU symbol.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

November 25, 2014

Kosher Alert Hummus 21 (NYC)

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Issue:

Hummus 21, located at 1055 1st Avenue, New York NY, (near 57th Street) printed fliers with the OU mark.  The Orthodox Union does NOT certify Hummus 21.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

November 20, 2014

Kosher Alert Divine Chocolate

Brands: Divine
Products: 70% Dark Chocolate
Company: Divine Chocolate Inc., Washington DC
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

Divine 70% Dark Chocolate Coins are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU D – Dairy products.  Some labels mistakenly have an ‘OU DE ‘ (Dairy Equipment) designation.  While the ingredient statement does not list any dairy ingredient, the Orthodox Union does not guaranty the halakhik ‘dairy equipment’ status of this product.  The Orthodox Union does not currently certify products with a DE designation except for certain infant formulas.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

November 19, 2014

Kosher Alert Streit’s Chocolate Coins

Brands: Streit's
Products: Kids Dark Chocolate Coins and Kids Milk Chocolate Coins
Company: Aron Streit Inc. New York, NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Streit’s Chocolate Coins (made in Turkey) and considers them as Non-Kosher products.  Further, the unauthorized OU mark on the Dark Chocolate Coins should not be relied on to assume they are dairy free.  Corrective measures are being implemented.

November 17, 2014

Kosher Alert Melba Toast

Brands: Old London Melba
Products: White Cheddar Snacks
Company: B & G Foods Snacks, Inc.
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

Old London Melba Cheddar Snacks are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains dairy ingredients as set forth in the ingredient and allergen panels.  Some packaging was mistakenly printed with a plain OU symbol.  Corrective measures have been implemented.