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

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.

March 15, 2011

Safcol – Premium Atlantic Salmon Snack Pack (any variety)

Brands: Safcol
Products: Premium Atlantic Salmon Snack Pack (any variety)
Company: Safcol Australia
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU. Consumers who see this product in the market should please contact the OU at 212-613-8344. For general kashrus information, please call 212-613-8241.

March 10, 2011

All Fine Foods – Bulgarian Sheep’s Cheese in Brine

Brands: All Fine Foods
Products: Bulgarian Sheep’s Cheese in Brine
Company: All Fine Foods
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU and it is not kosher. Consumers who see this product in the market should please contact the OU at 212-613-8344.

March 3, 2011

Archer Farms – High Protein Smoothies

Brands: Archer Farms
Products: High Protein Orange Fruit Smoothie High Protein Mixed Berries Fruit Smoothie
Company: Target – Minneapolis, MN
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.

March 1, 2011

Bugles Original – General Mills

Brands:
Products: Bugles Original
Company: General Mills - Minneapolis, MN
Issue:

Please be advised that General Mills has discontinued OU-D kosher certification from all retail and foodservice sizes of Bugles Original products due to operational changes at the production sites.

The OU-D symbol has been removed from packaging.

Consumers are likely to see some Bugles Original packages with the OU-D symbol and some without as the transition occurs.

February 24, 2011

Kashrus Advisory Clarification – RAM Caterers

Brands:
Products:
Company:
Issue:

The OU has provided kashrus certification for Ram Catering for over 35 years, and continues to do so at Shaarei Zion in Brooklyn, NY and Magen David in Deal, NJ. The previous OU advisory about Ram Caterers was to state that the OU is not providing supervision of Ram Caterers for Passover. Any Passover kashrus certification lies with each individual program. The previous advisory did not comment on the kosher status of Ram Caterers or any programs that they will be catering at for Passover.

February 22, 2011

Richfood – White Cranberry Strawberry Juice Cocktail

Brands: Richfood
Products: White Cranberry Strawberry Juice Cocktail UPC: 1116607461
Company: Supervalu Inc. - Eden Prairie, MN
Issue:

This label mistakenly bears an unauthorized OU and is not kosher. Consumers who see these products with an OU should please contact 212-613-8344. The product is being withdrawn from the market.

February 18, 2011

Harmony Gummy Bears and Gummy Worms

Brands: Harmony
Products: Gummy Bears and Gummy Worms
Company: Diamond Foods - Fishers, IN
Issue:

This product is not OU certified. A small quantity of these products have been distributed with an OU symbol on the outer box. The boxes are being re-labeled. Consumers who see these products with an OU should please contact 212-613-8344.

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