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

August 5, 2011

Planters – Caramel Maple Sweet Roast Pecans

Brands: Planters
Products: Caramel Maple Sweet Roast Pecans
Company: Kraft North America
Issue:

Missing “D” – Designation
Some cans of Caramel Maple Sweet Roast Pecans display an OU, without the D. This product is certified by the Orthodox Union as Dairy and should be labeled OU D. Corrective action is being implemented

August 5, 2011

Incredibly Great – Fudge Marshmallow Cookies

Brands: Incredibly Great
Products: Fudge Marshmallow Cookies
Company: Waldo’s - Tijuana, Mexico
Issue:

These cookies not certified by the Orthodox Union and bear an unauthorized OU. They are mostly sold in Waldo’s stores in Mexico and are being withdrawn from the marketplace.

August 5, 2011

KC Masterpiece – Buffalo Marinade

Brands: KC Masterpiece
Products: Buffalo Marinade
Company: HV Food Products - Oakland, CA
Issue:

Not certified

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. It is not certified by the Orthodox Union and contains dairy. Corrective measures are being implemented.

August 1, 2011

Laura Lynn – Honey Graham Crackers

Brands: Laura Lynn
Products: Honey Graham Crackers
Company: Ingles Markets - Black Mountain, NC
Issue:

Some Laura Lynn Honey Graham Crackers are labeled with an OU Pareve, instead of OU Dairy. This product is certified by the OU and is dairy. Corrective measures are being implemented.

July 29, 2011

H.E.B.

Brands: H.E.B.
Products: Multi-Fit Flakes Original Multi-Fit Flakes with Berries
Company: H.E.B. Grocery Company, LP - San Antonio TX
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Some Multi-Fit Flakes breakfast cereals display an unauthorized OU symbol. These products are not certified by the Orthodox Union and contain dairy. The product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

July 28, 2011

Totem Smokehouse – Smoked Salmon

Brands: Totem Smokehouse
Products: Smoked Salmon
Company: Totem Smokehouse - Seattle, WA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Totem Smokehouse Smoked Salmon bears an unauthorized OU. This product is not certified by the OU. Corrective action is being implemented.

July 22, 2011

Silver Spring – Cream Style Horseradish

Brands: Silver Spring
Products: Cream Style Horseradish
Company: Silver Spring Foods - Eau Claire, WI
Issue:

Some jars of Silver Spring Cream Style Horseradish mistakenly bear an OU, without the D. This certified product contains dairy and should be labeled OU-D. The company is withdrawing this product from the marketplace for relabeling.

July 21, 2011

Chewits – Candies

Brands: Chewits
Products: Candies
Company: Leaf Italia
Issue:

Some Chewits packaging have a logo that looks like an OU symbol. Chewits are not certified by the Orthodox Union. This product is mostly sold in the UK.

July 21, 2011

Healthy Sweet – Drinks

Brands: Healthy Sweet
Products: Drinks
Company: Healthy Sweet Beverages - Bristol, CT
Issue:

These products bear an unauthorized OU and are not certified by the Orthodox Union. They may also be dairy. The products are being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers who see this product should please contact kosherq@ou.org.

July 20, 2011

Quaker – S’mores Chewy Granola Bars

Brands: Quaker
Products: S’mores Chewy Granola Bars
Company: The Quaker Oats Co. – Chicago, IL
Issue:

Some individually wrapped S’mores Granola Bars mistakenly bear an unauthorized OU-D. This product is not kosher. The item in question can be found in both cartons of S’mores and Variety Pack cartons. Corrective action is being taken. The other varieties of Granola Bars are correctly labeled OU-D.

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