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

July 5, 2012

Kosher Alert Nature Valley

Brands: Nature Valley
Products: Dark Chocolate & Nut Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars
Company: General Mills, Minneapolis, MN
Issue:

This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Some packages mistakenly have an OU on them. Corrective measures have been implemented.

June 22, 2012

Kosher Alert Superior Baking

Brands: Superior Baking
Products: Brownie Bites
Company: Superior Cake Products Inc.
Issue:

Missing D-Dairy designation

Superior Baking Brownie Bites are processed on dairy equipment and may contain dairy residuals. This product is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product. A limited quantity of labels were printed with a plain OU without the D. These mislabeled products were primarely sold at Costco in the Northeast. The company corrected this error.

June 13, 2012

Kosher Alert Orgullo Mexicano Cheese

Brands: Orgullo Mexicano
Products: Queso Cotija
Company: Queseria Fiesta LLC. Patterson NJ
Issue:

Unauthorized OU.

Orgullo Mexicano Queso Cotija, a cheese sold in the NY NJ area (an possibly elsewhere), is not certified by the Orthodox Union and bears an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective measures are being implemented.

May 31, 2012

Kosher Alert Agrawest Mashed Potato

Brands: Agrawest
Products: Complete Mashed Potato Mix # 86050
Company: Agrawest Foods, LTD., Souris P.E.I.
Issue:

Missing D Dairy designation.

Agrawest Complete Mashed Potato Mix # 86050, a foodservice item, contains dairy ingredients as indicated on the label. Some labels were printed with a plain OU, without the D – dairy designation. The product is certified by the Orthodox Union as a kosher dairy product. Corrective measure have been implemented.

May 30, 2012

The Village Halawa

Brands: The Village
Products: Halawa
Company: Dolce Marima, Johannesburg SA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU
The Village brand Halawa, distributed by Dolce Marima in Johannesburg, bears an unauthorized OU. The Orthodox Union does not certify this product. Corrective measures are being implemented.

May 23, 2012

Kosher Alert: NY Kosher Caterers dba Touch of Class no longer OU certified

Brands:
Products:
Company: New York Kosher Caterers, Inc. dba Touch of Class Glatt Kosher Caterers LLC., at 1061 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Issue:

Effective 5/29/12 they are no longer OU certified.

May 18, 2012

Hammond’s English Toffee

Brands: Hammond's Candies
Products: English Toffee
Company: Hammond's Candies, Denver CO
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Hammond’s Candies English Toffee bears an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective measures have been implemented.

May 18, 2012

Fred’s Taco Seasoning

Brands: Fred’s
Products: Taco Seasoning Mix
Company: Fred’s Inc., Memphis TN
Issue:

Missing “D”- Dairy designation

Fred’s Taco Seasoning Mix contains whey (a dairy ingredient) as listed on the ingredient panel. Some products were mistakenly labeled with a plain OU, without the “D” dairy designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.

May 15, 2012

Rosa’s Pizza – No longer kosher certified

Brands:
Products:
Company: Effective 5/15/12 Rosa's Pizza located at 350 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10011 is no longer certified kosher.
Issue:

Termination of kosher certification

May 11, 2012

Go Picnic

Brands: Sweet Perry Orchards
Products: Cashew Medley Fruit and Nuts Mix
Company: Go Picnic, Chicago IL
Issue:

Missing D- Dairy designation

Cashew Medley Fruit and Nuts Mix is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D- Dairy product. This product contains dairy yogurt chips as indicated on the label. Some labels were mistakenly printed without the “D”designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.

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