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

November 2, 2016

Kosher Advisory Planter’s Almond Lover’s Medley

Brands: Planter's
Products: Planter's Almond Lover's Medley
Company: Kraft Heinz Foods Company
Issue:

Missing OU Symbol

The Orthodox Union certifies Planter’s Almond Lover’s Medley as an OU Pareve product. Some labels for the 2lb 5 oz containers were printed without the OU Symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

November 1, 2016

Kosher Alert Hannaford Frozen Spinach

Brands: Hannaford
Products: Frozen Spinach
Company: Hannaford, Scarborough ME
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Hannaford Frozen Spinach. Some packaging was printed with an unauthorized OU Symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

November 1, 2016

Kosher Alert Lazzaroni Amaretti Cookies

Brands: Lazzaroni
Products: Amaretti Cookie Snaps
Company: Casalini SRL, Roccafranca Italy
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Lazzaroni Amaretti Cookie Snaps. Some bags were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

November 1, 2016

Kosher Alert Monarch Fruit Cocktail

Brands: Monarch
Products: Canned Fruit Cocktail in Heavy Syrup
Company: Monarch International, San Ramon CA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Monarch Canned Fruit Cocktail in Heavy Syrup. This product contains carmine, a food coloring that is not considered kosher by the Orthodox Union. Some cans were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. This product was sold in Panama and possibly other locations. Corrective actions have been implemented.

October 27, 2016

Kosher Alert Fromage Gourmet

Brands: CheesePro and Fromage Gourmet
Products: ALL products
Company: Fromage Gourmet
Issue:

Due to kosher violations, the OU and Rabbi Babad, Tartikover Rov, have immediately terminated the certification of this company. Products bearing kosher certification should not be used and should be returned for a refund.

October 7, 2016

Kosher Alert Supremo Italiano Mozzarella Curd

Brands: Supremo Italiano
Products: Mozzarella Curd
Company: Restaurant Depot - Jetro, College Point NY
Issue:

Non OU-Certified Product

The Orthodox Union does not certify Supremo Italiano Mozzarella curd. Restaurant Depot’s supplier unintentionally featured an OU D mark on a few boxes of this product. This error has no impact on the quality of the product. Corrective actions have been implemented.

September 21, 2016

Kosher Alert Naturally Irene’s

Brands: Naturally Irene's
Products: Cheese Blintzes
Company: Irene's Bakery & Gourmet Kitchen
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Naturally Irene’s Cheese Blintzes as an OU D – Dairy product.  Some labels were printed with a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

September 13, 2016

Kosher Alert Truwhirl Topping

Brands: Truwhirl
Products: Truwhirl (topping)
Company: Peak Foods LLC, Troy OH
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Truwhirl topping as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains a dairy ingredient as indicated in the ingredients panel.   Some packaging was printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation.  Future packaging is being revised.

September 12, 2016

Kosher Alert Meijer No Salt Potato Chips

Brands: Meijer
Products: No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Company: Meijer, Grand Rapids MI
Issue:

Mislabeled OU

The Orthodox Union certifies Meijer No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips as an OU pareve product, and Meijer Salt & Pepper Potato Chips as an OU D product.  About 280 cases of the Salt & Pepper Potato Chips were packaged in No Salt Kettle Cooked Potato Chips bags that bear a plain OU symbol.  The affected products are 8.5 ounce bag marked with the UPC # 719283595577 and with an expiration date on the package of OCT 31 2016.  Corrective action has been implemented.     

 

September 8, 2016

Kosher Alert PhiNaturals Collagen

Brands: PhiNaturals
Products: Collagen Complete (collagen formula)
Company: Excel Nutritionals LLC., Tierra Verde FL
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does nor certify PhiNaturals Collagen Complete formula.  This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

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