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

July 5, 2011

32 Degree Froyo – Great Neck

Brands:
Products:
Company: 32 Degree Froyo - Great Neck, NY
Issue:

This frozen yogurt store is displaying an OU symbol on some of its signs and cups. This store is not certified by the Orthodox Union, and the Orthodox Union cannot comment on the kosher status of products sold in this store.

July 5, 2011

Arrezzio – Pizza Sauce With Cheese

Brands: Arrezzio
Products: Pizza Sauce With Cheese
Company: SYSCO Corporation – Toronto, Canada
Issue:

This foodservice product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and contains non kosher ingredients. This product is distributed in Canada, and is being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers who see this product with an OU should please contact the OU at kosherq@ou.org or at 212-613-8344. For general Kashruth inquiries, please call 212-613-8241.

June 28, 2011

Kashruth Advisory: Lee Kum Kee – All Varieties of Sauces

Brands: Lee Kum Kee
Products: All Varieties of Sauces
Company: Lee Kum Kee (Xin Hui) Food Co., Ltd. - Guangdong, China
Issue:

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies Lee Kum Kee as of June 24, 2011.

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.

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