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

April 19, 2012

Kashrus Alert – Cold Rush Frozen Yogurt

Brands:
Products: Cold Rush Frozen Yogurt, Richfield Shopping Center, Clifton, New Jersey
Company:
Issue:

Coupons for the Cold Rush Frozen Yogurt store in the Richfield Shopping Center in Clifton N.J. bear an unauthorized OU symbol. These coupons were distributed in the Passaic-Clifton area. The Orthodox Union does not certify Cold Rush and has no information about the kosher status of that store.

March 28, 2012

Mountainside Farms – Milk

Brands: Mountainside Farms
Products: Milk
Company: Mountainside Farms – Roxbury, NY
Issue:

All Mountainside Farms milk bearing date codes April 10th through April 21st are OU certified Kosher for Passover. The “OU-KP” stamped after the code was left off some cartons.

March 22, 2012

Kashruth Advisory: Mon Cuisine frozen meals

Brands:
Products: Mon Cuisine frozen meals
Company: Alle Processing
Issue:

When warming Mon Cuisine frozen meals in a microwave, consumers should double wrap the carton. Mon Cuisine is changing its packaging to alleviate this issue by overwrapping the carton.

March 21, 2012

EndoMune – Advanced Probiotic Capsules

Brands: EndoMune
Products: Advanced Probiotic Capsules
Company: Medical Care Innovations - San Antonio, TX
Issue:

Endomune Advanced Probiotic Capsules bear an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective measures have been implemented.

March 20, 2012

Diva Oliva – Canned Olives and Canned Fruits

Brands: Diva Oliva
Products: Canned Olives (any variety) Canned Fruits (any variety)
Company: Veld World, Kiev, Ukraine
Issue:

Unauthorized OU
Diva Oliva canned olives and canned fruit sold in Ukraine (and possibly other parts of Europe), bear an unauthorized OU.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

March 20, 2012

Blue Bird – Perfect Guacamole Seasoning Mix

Brands: Blue Bird
Products: Perfect Guacamole Seasoning Mix
Company: Blue Bird Trading Company - Laura Scudder’s - Newport Beach, CA
Issue:

Missing “D” dairy designation.
Blue Bird Perfect Guacamole Seasoning Mix is certified by the Orthodox Union as a dairy product. The ingredient panel clearly states that it contains dairy. Some packaging only has the plain OU without the “D”. Corrective measures have been implemented.

March 6, 2012

Dirty Potato Chips – Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips

Brands: Dirty Potato Chips
Products: Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips
Company: Dirty Potato Chips - Gramercy, LA
Issue:

Missing D- Dairy designation

Some 2 oz. packages of Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips were mistakenly labeled with a plain OU mark, without the D-Dairy designation. This product contains dairy and should have been labeled OU-D. Corrective measures are being implemented.

February 21, 2012

Dole – Fruit Salad with Extra Cherries

Brands: Dole
Products: Fruit Salad with Extra Cherries Salade De Fruit Avec Plus de Cerises
Company: Dole Foods of Canada - Markham ON
Issue:

Unauthorized stylized ”K”
This product, distributed in Canada, contains Carmine, as indicated in the ingredient panel. The Orthodox Union does not certify products that contain Carmine, and the stylized “K” symbol is unauthorized. Corrective measures have been taken.

February 10, 2012

The Original/L’ Original – Bridge Mixture – Size-105 g only

Brands: The Original/L’ Original
Products: Bridge Mixture - Size-105 g only
Company: Hershey Canada - Mississauga, Ontario
Issue:

Mislabeled OU
This product bears a mislabeled OUD symbol and is not certified as OU kosher. This product is only available in Canada. Corrective measures have been implemented.

February 8, 2012

Pink Snacks – BBQ Potato Chips

Brands: Pink Snacks
Products: BBQ Potato Chips
Company: Pink Snacks & Beverage Company - Collegeville, PA
Issue:

Missing D
Some 10oz bags of Pink Snack BBQ Potato Chips were labeled with a plain OU rather than an OU-D. It contains lactose (a dairy ingredient) but the “D” was inadvertently left off. Corrective action has been implemented.

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