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

June 21, 2011

Kashruth Advisory: American Nut – All

Brands: American Nut
Products: All
Company: American Nut Inc. – Sylmar, CA
Issue:

American Nut products were previously labeled OU-D. In view of recent changes, American Nut products will now be labeled OU. Products with the “D” should still be considered dairy. The pareve products have a lot number of 061311 or greater.

June 17, 2011

“M” – Ranch Dressing – Creamy

Brands: “M”
Products: Ranch Dressing - Creamy
Company: Meijer - Grand Rapids, MI
Issue:

Some Meijer Ranch Dressing – Creamy labels mistakenly bears an OU symbol without the D (Dairy). This product is actually dairy. Corrective measures were taken.

June 15, 2011

Domata Living – Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix

Brands: Domata Living
Products: Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix
Company: Blend Pak - Bloomfield, KY
Issue:

Missing “D”, (Dairy) – Designation

Domata Living Gluten Free Wheat Free Pizza Crust Mix is labeled with a plain OU but is actually Dairy. Corrective action is being taken.

June 13, 2011

Suntree Assorted Mixes

Brands: Suntree
Products: Chocolate Nut Mix (UPC# 669887502146) Trail Mix (UPC# 669887502108)
Company: Suntree, LLC - Orosi, CA
Issue:

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

May 26, 2011

Hershey’s Cookies ‘n Chocolate – Sold in Israel made in Brazil

Brands: Hershey's
Products: Hershey's Cookies 'n Chocolate
Company: Hershey Chocolate Company - Israel Importer Appearing on Label: Royalty Tasa and Jack, Holon Israel
Issue:

This product is sold in Israel with a sticker placed by the importer that contains an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union and the sticker did not originate from the Hershey Chocolate Company. Consumers who see this product with an OU sticker should please contact kosherq@ou.org.

May 12, 2011

#1 Gluten Free

Brands: #1 Gluten Free
Products: Chocolate Cake Mix, 5lb., UPC 654367435304 Lot 33310-4 White Cake Mix, 5lb., UPC 654367435052 Lot 33310-4
Company: #1 Gluten Free – Sayre, PA
Issue:

These products, labeled OU with the lot numbers listed above, may inadvertently contain dairy ingredients. The affected products have been recalled.

May 12, 2011

Better Batter

Brands: Better Batter
Products: Products: Pancake & Biscuit Mix, 20oz., UPC 896439002070, Best Before Jul 2012 – Mar 2013 Pancake/Biscuit Mix, 2.5lbs., UPC 896439002032, Best Before December 2011, February – August 2012 & March 2013 Yellow Cake Mix, 18.25oz., UPC 896439002100, Best Before Jan - Mar 2013 Chocolate Cake Mix, 18.25oz., UPC 896439002094, Best Before Jan– Mar 2013
Company: Better Batter Gluten Free Flour – Altoona, PA
Issue:

These products, labeled OU with the “Best By” dates listed above, may inadvertently contain dairy ingredients. The affected products have been recalled.

April 12, 2011

Kashruth Advisory: Aicha – White Truffles Champignons Terfess

Brands: Aicha
Products: White Truffles Champignons Terfess
Company: Les Conserves de Meknes
Issue:

Mislabeling: Consumers of this OU-P product should verify that the letters “DA” and “RDSL” are part of the ink-jet code that appears on the top of the can. If the letters “DA” and “RDSL” are not included in the code, the product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. If consumers notice cans of this product that do not have the letters “DA” and “RDSL”, please contact buchbinderg@ou.org.

March 31, 2011

Kashruth Advisory: New Hope – Ultimate Hot Chocolate

Brands: New Hope
Products: Ultimate Hot Chocolate
Company: New Hope Mills Mfg. Inc, Auburn NY
Issue:

Mislabeled

This product with an OU label is certified by the Orthodox Union, but should be labeled OU-D because it contains a component made on dairy equipment. This error is being corrected.

March 23, 2011

Yoyo Mania – Bubble Gum Nuggets

Brands: Yoyo Mania
Products: Bubble Gum Nuggets
Company: Kidsmania Inc. - Santa Fe Springs, CA
Issue:

The outer box of this product mistakenly displays the OU symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union and the company is withdrawing this product for relabeling.

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