The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.
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Company: Barilla America, Inc. – Bannockburn, IL
This product has been reformulated and will now once again bear an OU. Only the product bearing the OU symbol should be used.
Products: Authentic French Blinis
Company: White Toque, Secaucus NJ
White Toque Authentic French Blinis bear an unauthorized OU, are not certified by the Orthodox Union and contain dairy ingredients. It was sold in Costco stores in California. The product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.
Products: Caesar Salad Dressing (1 gallon size foodservice containers)
Company: Gordon Food Service - Grand Rapids, MI
A few boxes of GFS Caesar Salad Dressing were shipped with an unauthorized OU on the outer box, however, each individual container has no OU symbol. This product is not certified by the OU and the corrective action was implemented.
Products: Bubble Gum (in plastic slot machine)
Company: Kidsmania/Candy Novelties El Monte CA
This bubble gum machine bears an unauthorized OU sticker, stating Concord Confection distributed by Quality Frozen Foods. This product is not a Concord Confection product and is not certified by the Orthodox Union. It is being withdrawn from the marketplace.
Products: Bulgarian Sheep Milk Feta Cheese
Company: Gourmet Food Imports - Lafayette CA
This product is certified as of April 1, 2012. Certified products must bear OU hologram.
Company: Pic N Pay - Avenue M in Brooklyn NY
Pic N Pay repacked and sold chickens, placing the OU on the repackaged product. The Orthodox Union did not certify Pic N Pay and such use of the OU was unauthorized. Pic N Pay has stopped using the OU on repackaged chicken.
Products: Canned Coffee Drinks
Some of the cans are labeled with a regular OU, instead of an OU-D. The products are clearly dairy as listed on the ingredient panel. Corrective action is being taken.
Products: Go Bananas mix bag Cherish My Chocolate mix bag
Company: Bready North America - Columbia, MO
Missing “D” dairy designation
These products contain dairy ingredients, as indicated in the ingredient panel, but are mistakenly labeled with a plain OU. Corrective measures are being implemented.
Products: 100% Juice - Berry
Company: Tree Top - Selah, WA
Tree Top 100% Juice – Berry bears an unauthorized OU symbol. This product contains a non-kosher component. However, this part is batul. Corrective measures are being implemented.
Products: Wood Grilled Pizza Crust
Company: The Pizza Gourmet - Providence, RI
Wood Grilled Pizza Crust from The Pizza Gourmet bears an unauthorized OU. The company has removed the OU from the packaging, but some products with the unauthorized OU may still be in some stores.