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

September 7, 2011

Earth’s Best – Vegetable Turkey, Sweet Potato Chicken

Brands: Earth’s Best
Products: Vegetable Turkey Sweet Potato Chicken
Company: The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
Issue:

Mislabeling

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.

August 19, 2011

Kashruth Advisory: Giant, Stop & Shop – Fruit on Bottom Yogurts

Brands: Giant, Stop & Shop
Products: Fruit on Bottom Yogurts
Company: Ahold
Issue:

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.

August 12, 2011

Manischewitz – Cheese Blintzes

Brands: Manischewitz
Products: Cheese Blintzes
Company: The Manischewitz Company - Newark, NJ
Issue:

Mislabeling

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.

August 8, 2011

Kashruth Advisory: Kirkland, Rite Aid – Ultra Lactase Caplets (all varieties)

Brands: Kirkland, Rite Aid
Products: Ultra Lactase Caplets (all varieties)
Company:
Issue:

Please note that the Lactase Caplets made for these chains are no longer certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

August 5, 2011

Planters – Caramel Maple Sweet Roast Pecans

Brands: Planters
Products: Caramel Maple Sweet Roast Pecans
Company: Kraft North America
Issue:

Missing “D” – Designation
Some cans of Caramel Maple Sweet Roast Pecans display an OU, without the D. This product is certified by the Orthodox Union as Dairy and should be labeled OU D. Corrective action is being implemented

August 5, 2011

Incredibly Great – Fudge Marshmallow Cookies

Brands: Incredibly Great
Products: Fudge Marshmallow Cookies
Company: Waldo’s - Tijuana, Mexico
Issue:

These cookies not certified by the Orthodox Union and bear an unauthorized OU. They are mostly sold in Waldo’s stores in Mexico and are being withdrawn from the marketplace.

August 5, 2011

KC Masterpiece – Buffalo Marinade

Brands: KC Masterpiece
Products: Buffalo Marinade
Company: HV Food Products - Oakland, CA
Issue:

Not certified

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. It is not certified by the Orthodox Union and contains dairy. Corrective measures are being implemented.

August 1, 2011

Laura Lynn – Honey Graham Crackers

Brands: Laura Lynn
Products: Honey Graham Crackers
Company: Ingles Markets - Black Mountain, NC
Issue:

Some Laura Lynn Honey Graham Crackers are labeled with an OU Pareve, instead of OU Dairy. This product is certified by the OU and is dairy. Corrective measures are being implemented.

July 29, 2011

H.E.B.

Brands: H.E.B.
Products: Multi-Fit Flakes Original Multi-Fit Flakes with Berries
Company: H.E.B. Grocery Company, LP - San Antonio TX
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Some Multi-Fit Flakes breakfast cereals display an unauthorized OU symbol. These products are not certified by the Orthodox Union and contain dairy. The product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

July 28, 2011

Totem Smokehouse – Smoked Salmon

Brands: Totem Smokehouse
Products: Smoked Salmon
Company: Totem Smokehouse - Seattle, WA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Totem Smokehouse Smoked Salmon bears an unauthorized OU. This product is not certified by the OU. Corrective action is being implemented.

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