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

January 24, 2012

Wei Chuan – Sesame Chili Oil

Brands: Wei Chuan
Products: Sesame Chili Oil
Company: Wei Chuan USA Inc.- Bell Gardens, CA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU
Wei Chuan Sesame Chili Oil bears an unauthorized OU symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify this product. Corrective measures are being implemented.

January 20, 2012

Dirty Potato Chips – Maui Onion Potato Chips

Brands: Dirty Potato Chips
Products: Maui Onion Potato Chips
Company: Dirty Potato Chips - Gramercy, LA
Issue:

Missing D- Dairy designation

Some packages of Maui 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.

January 4, 2012

Bready – Apple of My Eye

Brands: Bready
Products: Apple of My Eye
Company: Bready North America - Columbia, MO
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

This product is not certified kosher. The OU symbol on the packaging is unauthorized. Corrective action was implemented. Anyone seeing it should contact kosher@ou.org.

December 8, 2011

Quaker Instant Oatmeal-Weight Control Instant Oatmeal

Brands: Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Weight Control Instant Oatmeal
Products: Cinnamon flavor, Banana Bread flavor
Company: Quaker Foods & Snacks - Chicago IL
Issue:

Missing D
A small amount of Instant Oatmeal Weight Control Instant Oatmeal, Cinnamon flavor and Banana Bread flavor was mistakenly labeled with an OU Symbol without the “D”. This product is dairy and corrective measures were implemented.

December 2, 2011

Pfeil & Holing – Sixlets Pearl Bright Pink, Sixlets Navy Blue

Brands: Pfeil & Holing
Products: Sixlets Pearl Bright Pink Sixlets Navy Blue
Company: Pfeil & Holing - CakeDeco.com
Issue:

Mislabeled

A limited quantity of this industrial bakery product was mistakenly labeled with a plain OU symbol. This product is kosher and dairy.

December 2, 2011

Beech Nut – Whole Wheat Pasta Parmesan

Brands: Beech Nut
Products: Whole Wheat Pasta Parmesan
Company: Beech Nut Nutrition Corp - Amsterdam, NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU
Beech Nut Whole Wheat Pasta Parmesan bears an OU-D symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective action is being implemented.

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.

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