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 28, 2011

Barilla – Montonara

Brands: Barilla
Products: Montonara
Company: Barilla America, Inc. – Bannockburn, IL
Issue:

This product has been reformulated and will now once again bear an OU. Only the product bearing the OU symbol should be used.

November 25, 2011

White Toque Authentic French Blinis

Brands: White Toque
Products: Authentic French Blinis
Company: White Toque, Secaucus NJ
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

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 The product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

November 18, 2011

GFS, Gordon Food Service – Caesar Salad Dressing (1 gallon size foodservice containers)

Brands: GFS, Gordon Food Service
Products: Caesar Salad Dressing (1 gallon size foodservice containers)
Company: Gordon Food Service - Grand Rapids, MI
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

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.

November 7, 2011

Candy Jackpot/Kidsmania – Bubble Gum (in plastic slot machine)

Brands: Candy Jackpot/Kidsmania
Products: Bubble Gum (in plastic slot machine)
Company: Kidsmania/Candy Novelties El Monte CA
Issue:

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 It is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

November 4, 2011

Country Road – Bulgarian Sheep Milk Feta Cheese

Brands: Country Road
Products: Bulgarian Sheep Milk Feta Cheese
Company: Gourmet Food Imports - Lafayette CA
Issue:

This product is certified as of April 1, 2012. Certified products must bear OU hologram.

October 12, 2011

Pic N Pay – Avenue M in Brooklyn NY

Brands:
Products:
Company: Pic N Pay - Avenue M in Brooklyn NY
Issue:

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.

October 12, 2011

Kashruth Advisory: Bean & Body – Canned Coffee Drinks

Brands: Bean & Body
Products: Canned Coffee Drinks
Company:
Issue:

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.

September 27, 2011

Bready – Go Bananas mix bag, Cherish My Chocolate mix bag

Brands: Bready
Products: Go Bananas mix bag Cherish My Chocolate mix bag
Company: Bready North America - Columbia, MO
Issue:

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.

September 21, 2011

Tree Top – 100% Juice – Berry

Brands: Tree Top
Products: 100% Juice - Berry
Company: Tree Top - Selah, WA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

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.

September 16, 2011

The Pizza Gourmet – Wood Grilled Pizza Crust

Brands: The Pizza Gourmet
Products: Wood Grilled Pizza Crust
Company: The Pizza Gourmet - Providence, RI
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

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.

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