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

January 13, 2010

Biscottea Tea Shortbread

Brands: Biscottea
Products: Assorted flavors of Tea Shortbread
Company: Biscottea Inc., - Issaquah, WA
Issue:

These certified products contain dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.

January 12, 2010

Uncle Bens Hearty Soup Broccoli Cheese & Rice

Brands: Uncle Bens
Products: Hearty Soup Broccoli Cheese & Rice
Company: Mars Food US LLC, Verona, CA
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU-D symbol and is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

Consumers who have purchased UNCLE BEN’S® Broccoli Cheese & Rice Soup can contact the Company at 1-800-548-6253 for a replacement coupon or refund. The Consumer Care Center is open Monday to Friday, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM (EST).

January 4, 2010

Kirkland’s Nature’s Three Berries

Brands: Kirkland
Products: Nature’s Three Berries
Company: Rader Farms, Inc.
Issue:

This product bears a Half-Moon K symbol and should be used only for cooking and pureeing.

January 4, 2010

Kirkland’s Nature’s Three Berries

Brands: Kirkland
Products: Nature’s Three Berries
Company: Rader Farms, Inc.
Issue:

This product bears a Half-Moon K symbol and should be used only for cooking and pureeing.

December 24, 2009

California Grown Cinnamon Almonds

Brands:
Products: California Grown Cinnamon Almonds 1lb. UPC 6-69887-50603-8
Company: Suntree LLC – Orosi, CA
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.

December 22, 2009

My-T Fine Chocolate Pudding

Brands: My-T Fine Pudding
Products: Chocolate Pudding
Company: Jel Sert Co. – West Chicago, IL
Issue:

This certified product is pareve when bearing OU Pareve even when listing “contains dairy” in the ingredient panel, as the product had been reformulated though the ingredient statement was not corrected. However, product which bears OU-D is dairy.

December 22, 2009

Uniservis Unpickled Porcini Mushrooms

Brands: Uniservis
Products: Unpickled Porcini Mushrooms
Company: Uniservis Ltd.
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU. The Orthodox Union does not currently certify any of Uniservis products. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

December 10, 2009

Ayhans Famous Mediterranean Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Brands: Ayhans Famous
Products: Mediterranean Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing 16 oz. UPC 92181-00006
Company: Ayhan's Mediterranean Brands, LLC - Port Washington, NY
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.

December 4, 2009

Godiva Liqueur

Brands: Godiva
Products: Godiva Liqueur Original/Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
Company:
Issue:

Old bottles of Godiva Liqueur AKA Godiva Liqueur Original are kosher and pareve, even without the OU symbol. The new product, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, bears an OU-D.

November 25, 2009

Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

Brands: Godiva
Products: Chocolate Liqueur
Company:
Issue:

Godiva has discontinued the pareve Godiva Liqueur AKA Godiva Liqueur Original. The new product, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, bears an OU-D. The old product still in circulation remains pareve. Consumers are advised to check the label names very carefully.

Godiva Caramel Liqueur, Mocha Liqueur, and White Chocolate Liqueur are certified Kosher and Dairy.