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

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.

May 9, 2012

Peppadew Peppers

Brands: Peppadew
Products: Peppadew Peppers (all varieties)
Company: Peppadew International Europe BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Issue:

Mislabeling

Products manufactured by Peppadew International in South Africa bearing the OU symbol are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. Products distributed by Peppadew International Europe BV (PI Europe) are not certified by the Orthodox Union. Some PI Europe products (including Peppers Stuffed with Cheese) primarily sold in the Netherlands mistakenly bear the OU symbol. Corrective measures are being implemented.

May 4, 2012

Uncle Ben’s

Brands: Uncle Ben’s
Products: Whole Grain and Wild Rice: Mushroom Recipe
Company: MARS Food US LLC, Rancho Dominguez, CA
Issue:

Non-certified.

Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain and Wild Rice Mushroom Recipe, mistakenly bears an OU symbol and contains a spice packet that is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective measures were implemented.

April 27, 2012

Kashrus Alert – Giant and Stop & Shop Shank Bones

Brands:
Products: Wrapped shank bones for the Seder, with no Kosher markings, were made available in some supermarkets. Giant and Stop & Shop offered these bones free of charge. They were displayed in the Kosher meat case. These bones were not Kosher. Consumers who cooked or broiled these bones should consult their local Rabbi regarding the Kosher status of their stoves or utensils. Giant and Stop & Shop’s intentions were to service their valued Kosher consumer. They regret any confusion they have inadvertently caused.
Company:
Issue:
April 24, 2012

Kashrus Alert – My Choice Frozen Yogurt and Juice Store

Brands:
Products: My Choice Frozen Yogurt and Juice Store in Manhattan
Company:
Issue:

My Choice Frozen Yogurt and Juice Store, located at 845 7th Avenue, New York, NY, printed brochures that display the OU symbol. This store is not certified by the Orthodox Union.

April 24, 2012

Kashrus Alert – Christie Triscuit Low Sodium Roasted Garlic crackers

Brands: Christie
Products: Triscuit Low Sodium Roasted Garlic
Company: Christie Brown, a Division of Kraft Canada, Don Mills Ontario
Issue:

Missing “D” Dairy designation.

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