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

June 1, 2010

New Harvest Naturals-Gluten Free Pound Cakes

Brands: New Harvest Naturals
Products: Gluten Free Pound Cakes
Company: Abe's Place Gourmet Delicacies - Allentown, PA
Issue:

Products previously certified by the OU are no longer certified by the OU. Products in packages that bear the OU certification symbol were produced under supervision and may be used.

May 25, 2010

America’s Choice Hot Cocoa

Brands: America’s Choice
Products: 26oz Hot Cocoa UPC 7 54807 29069 9 Date Code 05/04/11 MCA
Company: A&P, Montvale, NJ
Issue:

A limited amount of these canisters inadvertently contain non-kosher marshmallows. Affected product is limited to those products bearing the date code BEST IF USED BY 05/04/11 MCA. Product with the code RCA is correctly labeled.

Consumers should contact their Rabbi to determine the status of utensils that have come in contact with the above product. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org

May 11, 2010

Citavo’s French Vanilla Artificially Flavored Ice Coffee

Brands: Citavo
Products: 6470040 French vanilla artificially flavored ice coffee
Company: Vitality - Ontario, Canada
Issue:

This product is marked with a regular OU (no ‘D’) although it is a dairy product. The item has been discontinued.

April 20, 2010

Key Food’s I.Q.F. Broccoli Spears

Brands: Key Food
Products: I.Q.F. Broccoli Spears
Company: Key Food Stores – Brooklyn, NY
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized “Half Moon K” symbol and is withdrawn from the marketplace. Corrective action is being taken.

April 9, 2010

Olympus Varoius Varieties of Hard Cheese

Brands: Olympus
Products: Various Varieties of Hard Cheese
Company: Tyras S.A. – GREECE
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212.613.8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

April 7, 2010

Value Red’s Non-Dairy Creamer

Brands: Value Red
Products: Non-Dairy Creamer
Company: Lucerne North America, LLC. –Pleasanton, CA
Issue:

This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Corrective action is being taken.

March 26, 2010

Testlab’s Bacterial Cultures (also known as Probiotics)

Brands: Testlab
Products: Bacterial Cultures (also known as Probiotics) (Including Lactobacillus acidophilus, and other cultures)
Company: Brewster Food Co. - Reseda, CA
Issue:

A limited number of lots of these products were labeled incorrectly with a plain OU. These products are DAIRY. Future packaging will be corrected.

March 25, 2010

Food Club’s Rocky Road

Brands: Food Club
Products: Rocky Road (UPC code is 36800-19135)
Company: Topco Associates, LLC-Skokie, IL
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective action is being taken.

March 18, 2010

Bakery at Walmart- Mini Crispy Bites with Marshmallows

Brands: The Bakery at Walmart
Products: Mini Crispy Bites with Fruity Marshmallows (UPC code 0 78742 20168 9) Mini Crispy Bites with Marshmallows (UPC code 0 78742 20167 2)
Company: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.-Bentonville, AR
Issue:

These products bear an unauthorized OU symbol and are being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212.613.8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

March 5, 2010

Santa Barbara Pistachio’s Chocolate Toffee Pistachios

Brands:
Products: Chocolate Toffee Pistachios
Company: Santa Barbara Pistachio Company
Issue:

This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.