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

November 5, 2010

Brunswick – Sardines in Oil

Brands: Brunswick
Products: Sardines in Oil
Company: Bumble Bee SeaFoods, L.P. – Richmond, BC
Issue:

Several consumers reported finding krill (a small crustacean similar in appearance to a small shrimp) in some cans of Brunswick Sardines in Oil. The product code of the cans in question is 0215CB Best by Aug 2015.

Consumers are advised to contact the Orthodox Union to report such findings, and to contact Bumble Bee Seafoods for a refund.

November 4, 2010

Lundberg Family Farms – Cinnamon Toast Organic Rice Cakes

Brands: Lundberg Family Farms
Products: Cinnamon Toast Organic Rice Cakes
Company: Lundberg Family Farms - Richvale, CA
Issue:

This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Packaging has been revised.

September 8, 2010

Pace Salsa

Brands: Pace
Products: Chipotle Salsa, Chunky Salsa, Chunky Salsa - Hot, Chunky Salsa – Med, Chunky Salsa - Mild, Chunky Salsa with Cilantro, Lime and Garlic,Picante Sauce, Picante Sauce - Hot, Picante Sauce - Med, Picante Sauce - Mild, Roasted Pepper & Garlic Salsa and Salsa Dip
Company: Campbell’s Sales Co. – Camden, NJ
Issue:

These products are no longer certified by the OU or the KOAOA

August 16, 2010

Golden – Grilled Eggplant

Brands: Golden
Products: Grilled Eggplant
Company: Golden Foods - Bensenville, IL
Issue:

This product mistakenly bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not kosher certified. Corrective measures are being taken.

August 16, 2010

Suntree Swiss Mix

Brands: Suntree
Products: Swiss Mix
Company: Suntree LLC– Orosi, CA
Issue:

This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Packaging is being revised.

August 11, 2010

Brother Kane’s Potato Chips

Brands: Brother Kane’s
Products: Cracked Pepper w/Salt; and Hot Sauce Potato Chips
Company: Brother Kane’s
Issue:

These products are dairy and the “D” was mistakenly omitted.

August 11, 2010

Vitner’s Potato Chips.

Brands: Vitner’s
Products: Triple Cheese; Hot Wings and Blue Cheese; and Crunchy Curls y Limon Potato Chips
Company: C.J Vitner – Freeport, IL
Issue:

These products bear an unauthorized OU symbol and are not kosher. The products are being withdrawn from the marketplace.

August 11, 2010

Vitner’s Potato Chips

Brands: Vitner’s
Products: Sour Cream and Onion; Sweet and Tangy BBQ; Salt ‘n Sour; and Louisiana Hot Sauce Potato Chips
Company: C.J Vitner – Freeport, IL
Issue:

These certified products contain dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Packaging is being revised.

August 6, 2010

Fresh & Easy Rocky Road Ice Cream

Brands: Fresh & Easy
Products: Rocky Road Ice Cream
Company: Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market
Issue:

This product mistakenly bears an unauthorized symbol and is not kosher. The product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

July 30, 2010

Northern Catch Salmon Fillets

Brands: Northern Catch
Products: Salmon Fillets in Cajun Spice Sauce, Salmon Fillets in Lemon Sauce, Salmon Fillets in Dill Sauce and any other variety
Company: Aldi Inc., Batavia IL
Issue:

These products mistakenly bear an unauthorized symbol and are not kosher. They are being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org