Consumer Alerts & Advisories

The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.

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Consumer Alerts

March 20, 2012

Blue Bird – Perfect Guacamole Seasoning Mix

Brands: Blue Bird
Products: Perfect Guacamole Seasoning Mix
Company: Blue Bird Trading Company - Laura Scudder’s - Newport Beach, CA
Issue:

Missing “D” dairy designation.
Blue Bird Perfect Guacamole Seasoning Mix is certified by the Orthodox Union as a dairy product. The ingredient panel clearly states that it contains dairy. Some packaging only has the plain OU without the “D”. Corrective measures have been implemented.

March 6, 2012

Dirty Potato Chips – Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips

Brands: Dirty Potato Chips
Products: Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips
Company: Dirty Potato Chips - Gramercy, LA
Issue:

Missing D- Dairy designation

Some 2 oz. packages of Sour Cream and 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.

February 21, 2012

Dole – Fruit Salad with Extra Cherries

Brands: Dole
Products: Fruit Salad with Extra Cherries Salade De Fruit Avec Plus de Cerises
Company: Dole Foods of Canada - Markham ON
Issue:

Unauthorized stylized ”K”
This product, distributed in Canada, contains Carmine, as indicated in the ingredient panel. The Orthodox Union does not certify products that contain Carmine, and the stylized “K” symbol is unauthorized. Corrective measures have been taken.

February 10, 2012

The Original/L’ Original – Bridge Mixture – Size-105 g only

Brands: The Original/L’ Original
Products: Bridge Mixture - Size-105 g only
Company: Hershey Canada - Mississauga, Ontario
Issue:

Mislabeled OU
This product bears a mislabeled OUD symbol and is not certified as OU kosher. This product is only available in Canada. Corrective measures have been implemented.

February 8, 2012

Pink Snacks – BBQ Potato Chips

Brands: Pink Snacks
Products: BBQ Potato Chips
Company: Pink Snacks & Beverage Company - Collegeville, PA
Issue:

Missing D
Some 10oz bags of Pink Snack BBQ Potato Chips were labeled with a plain OU rather than an OU-D. It contains lactose (a dairy ingredient) but the “D” was inadvertently left off. Corrective action has been implemented.

February 2, 2012

Small World Foods – Queen Olives (from Spain)

Brands: Tierra Fresco
Products: Queen Olives (from Spain)
Company: Small World Foods - Shelton CT
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Tierra Fresco Queen Olives bear an unauthorized OU. This product was sold in a ‘closeout’ store in the Midwest. Corrective measures are being implemented.

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.

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