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

March 31, 2017

OU Kosher Clarification El Sabroso Pork and Salsa

Brands: El Sabroso
Products: Pork Cracklings with Salsa
Company: Snak King, City of Industry CA
Issue:

The Orthodox Union does not certify El Sabroso Pork Cracklings.  This product is sometimes sold with an inserted packet of OU certified Salsa which bears an OU Symbol.  Consumers should not assume that the OU on the salsa packet, which may be visible through the Pork Cracklings bag, applies to the entire product.  Corrective actions are being implemented.   

 

March 24, 2017

Kosher Advisory Idaho Mashed Potato Granules

Brands: Idaho
Products: Mashed Potato Granules
Company: Basic American Foods
Issue:

Please note that the following products have been reformulated and are now dairy; Idaho Mashed Potato Granules 13.75 oz. box with UPC 1140-42310 and the 6.5 oz. box with UPC 1140-42300.   The dairy products bear an OU D symbol. 

 

March 13, 2017

Kosher Alert Piknik Ranch Dressing

Brands: Piknik
Products: Ranch Seasoning (portion pack)
Company: Supreme Oil Company, Englewood NJ
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certified Piknik Ranch Dressing as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains dairy, as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements.  Some Ranch Dressing was packaged in small portion-packs with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

 

March 13, 2017

Kosher Alert Pickled Mixed Vegetables

Brands: Willi Food
Products: Pickled Mixed Vegetables
Company: Willi Food International LTD., Yavneh Israel
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Willi Food Picked Mixed Vegetables.  This product was imported and distributed in Israel with an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

March 13, 2017

Kosher Alert Mrs. Freshley’s Snowballs

Brands: Mrs. Freshley's
Products: Snowballs Creme Filled Cakes
Company: Flowers Foods, Thomasville GA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Mrs. Freshley’s Snowballs.  Some of the 4.25 oz. packaging bears an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

March 13, 2017

Kosher Alert Rocky’s Beverages Ginger Beer

Brands: Rocky's
Products: Ginger Beer
Company: Rocky's Beverages LLC, Glenview IL
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Rocky’s Beverages products.  A symbol that is confusingly similar to the OU mark appears on some cartons of Ginger Beer bottles.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

February 24, 2017

Kosher Alert Cadia Frozen Berries (4 varieties)

Brands: Cadia
Products: Organic Raspberries; Organic Triple Berry Blend; Organic Strawberries; Organic Tropical Berry Blend
Company: Cadia Foods, Brea CA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Cadia Frozen Organic Raspberries; Organic Triple Berry Blend;  Organic Strawberries;  Organic Tropical Berry Blend.  Some packaging bear an unauthorized OU.   Corrective actions are being implemented.

February 24, 2017

Kosher Alert Scharffen Berger Chocolate Tasting Square

Brands: Scharffen Berger
Products: Scharffen Berger Chocolate Tasting Squares (boxes of 48-5oz. Tasting Squares)
Company: The Hershey Company, Hershey PA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Scharffen Berger Chocolate Tasting Squares as an OU D – Dairy product.  Some boxes of 48 – 5 oz.Tasting Squares bear a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

 

February 24, 2017

Kosher Alert Tarall’Oro Orecchiotti Arcobaleno Pasta

Brands: Tarall'Oro
Products: Orecchiotti Arcobaleno
Company: Pastifico Di Bari Rarall'Oro, Italy
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Tarall’Oro Orecchiotti Arcobaleno pasta.  This product contains squid ink.  Some labels for this product bear an unauthorized OU.  This product is being sold in Europe (and possibly elsewhere).  Corrective actions are being implemented.

February 22, 2017

Kosher Alert Bertolli Balsamic Glaze

Brands: Bertolli
Products: Balsamic Glaze
Company: Deoleo Commercial Mexico
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Bertolli Balsamic Glaze.  Some bottles are labeled with an unauthorized OU.  This product is sold in Mexico (and possibly other locations).   Corrective actions are being implemented.

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