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 1, 2012

Kosher Alert Smarties 3 Feet O’Fun

Brands: Smarties
Products: Smarties 3 Feet O'Fun
Company: Stichler Products Inc., Reading, PA
Issue:

Issue: Unauthorized OU

Smarties 3 Feet O’Fun packaged by Stichler Products Inc. mistakenly bears an OU symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective measures have been implemented.

August 1, 2012

Kosher Alert Atlanta Bread

Brands: Atlanta Bread
Products: Chocolate Brownie Bites
Company: Bake One, Smyrna, GA
Issue:

Issue: Missing D Dairy designation

Atlanta Bread Chocolate Brownie Bites (9.6 oz) is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy components, as indicated on the label. Some packages were mistakenly printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation. The mislabeled product was primarely sold at WalMart. Corrective measures have been implemented.

July 18, 2012

Kosher Alert:  Food For Health

Brands: eFoods Gold
Products: Granola
Company: Food For Health International Provo, UT
Issue:

Issue: Missing D Dairy designation

eFoods Gold Granola contains dairy ingredients and is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union as a dairy product. Some packaging is mistakenly labeled with a plain OU, without the ‘D’ dairy designation. This product is not sold in stores and is available only by contacting the company. Corrective actions have been implemented.

July 12, 2012

Kosher Alert Ugo Foods Viva Italia

Brands: Viva Italia
Products: Tomato Sauces: All Varieties
Company: Ugo Foods Corp. East Rutherford, NJ
Issue:

Issue: Not Certified

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Viva Italia tomato sauce product (Marinara, Vodka, Puttanesca or others). The OU symbol that appears on any Viva Italia tomato sauce is unauthorized. Corrective actions are being implemented.

July 11, 2012

Kosher Alert Stop & Shop

Brands: Stop & Shop
Products: Rocky Road Real Premium Ice Cream
Company: Ahold USA, Quincy MA
Issue:

Issue: Not Certified

Ahold brand Rocky Road Real Premium Ice Cream, sold at Stop & Shop, is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Some containers mistakenly display the OU D symbol. Consumers who purchased this product may return the product to Stop and Shop for a refund. Corrective actions have been implemented.

July 10, 2012

Kosher Alert Ella’s Kitchen

Brands: Ella's Kitchen
Products: Banana Baby Brekkie
Company: Ella's Kitchen, Mill Valley, CA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

Ella’s Kitchen Banana Baby Brekkie is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D product. This product contains dairy ingredients, as indicated on the pouch. Some pouches are mistakenly labeled with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.

July 5, 2012

Kosher Alert Nature Valley

Brands: Nature Valley
Products: Dark Chocolate & Nut Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars
Company: General Mills, Minneapolis, MN
Issue:

This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Some packages mistakenly have an OU on them. Corrective measures have been implemented.

June 22, 2012

Kosher Alert Superior Baking

Brands: Superior Baking
Products: Brownie Bites
Company: Superior Cake Products Inc.
Issue:

Missing D-Dairy designation

Superior Baking Brownie Bites are processed on dairy equipment and may contain dairy residuals. This product is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product. A limited quantity of labels were printed with a plain OU without the D. These mislabeled products were primarely sold at Costco in the Northeast. The company corrected this error.

June 13, 2012

Kosher Alert Orgullo Mexicano Cheese

Brands: Orgullo Mexicano
Products: Queso Cotija
Company: Queseria Fiesta LLC. Patterson NJ
Issue:

Unauthorized OU.

Orgullo Mexicano Queso Cotija, a cheese sold in the NY NJ area (an possibly elsewhere), is not certified by the Orthodox Union and bears an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective measures are being implemented.

May 31, 2012

Kosher Alert Agrawest Mashed Potato

Brands: Agrawest
Products: Complete Mashed Potato Mix # 86050
Company: Agrawest Foods, LTD., Souris P.E.I.
Issue:

Missing D Dairy designation.

Agrawest Complete Mashed Potato Mix # 86050, a foodservice item, contains dairy ingredients as indicated on the label. Some labels were printed with a plain OU, without the D – dairy designation. The product is certified by the Orthodox Union as a kosher dairy product. Corrective measure have been implemented.

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