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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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 It is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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.
Products: Vegetable Turkey Sweet Potato Chicken
Company: The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
Some Earth’s Best Vegetable Turkey and Sweet Potato Chicken jars of baby food bear an unauthorized OU and are not kosher. This mislabeling pertains only to products with Spanish labels, sold in Colombia, South America. The company is withdrawing this product from the marketplace.
Products: Fruit on Bottom Yogurts
Please be advised that due to reformulation Ahold Fruit on the Bottom Yogurts under the Giant and Stop & Shop Brand are no longer kosher certified by the OU. They now contain non kosher gelatin. Products still bearing the OU are certified.
Products: Cheese Blintzes
Company: The Manischewitz Company - Newark, NJ
Some boxes of Manischewitz Cheese Blintzes mistakenly display the word ‘pareve’. This product is certified by the Orthodox Union and is dairy. Corrective measures are being implemented.