The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.
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Products: S’mores Chewy Granola Bars
Company: The Quaker Oats Co. – Chicago, IL
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.
Products: Brittle Nut Medley
Company: Kraft North America
A small quantity of Orthodox Union certified Brittle Nut Medley was labeled without the “D”. Brittle Nut Medley contains yogurt covered raisins that are OU Dairy. Corrective measures were implemented.
Products: Purely Natural Vanilla Cream Handcrafted Soda
Company: Thomas Kemper Soda Co., (TK Soda) - Portland, Oregon
This product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. The amount of dairy is botul (nullified). The product has been discontinued.
Products: Maple Nuggets Smoked Sockeye
Company: Sundance Seafood LTD., Surrey British Columbia
West Coast Select Maple Nuggets Smoked Sockeye bear an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union, and it is being withdrawn from the marketplace.
Products: Strawberry Syrup sold in Israel
Company: The Hershey Company, USA
Hershey’s Strawberry Syrup, when manufactured and distributed in America, bears an OU-D symbol. The same product, when produced for export to Israel, has no OU symbol on the label. Mor Yam, an Israeli importer of Hershey’s Strawberry Syrup, placed a sticker on top of the label, with an unauthorized OU symbol. At the current time, the Orthodox Union considers this product to be kosher and dairy, when the label indicates “Made in USA”.
Products: Newman’s Own pasta sauces
Some stores are selling 3 jars of Newman’s Own pasta sauces wrapped together in a clear plastic. Please note that these wrapped jars may contain both kosher and non kosher varieties of Newman’s Own pasta sauces. The OU symbol only appears on the kosher varieties. Please check the jars before buying them.
Products: Freshly Baked Bagels
Company: BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc.
Several BJ’s Wholesale Club stores sell freshly baked bagels. The Orthodox Union does not certify any of the BJ’s bakeries. Some bags for these bagels display an unauthorized OU. BJ’s Wholesale Club is changing their bags and are removing the bags with the OU.
Products: All, including mozzarella cheese stuffed olives
Company: Leonard Mountain Inc. - Bixbi, OK
Miss Leone’s products are not certified by the Orthodox Union, some have an unauthorized OU symbol and contain non kosher ingredients. Corrective measures are being implemented.
Company: 32 Degree Froyo - Great Neck, NY
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.
Products: Pizza Sauce With Cheese
Company: SYSCO Corporation – Toronto, Canada
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 email@example.com or at 212-613-8344. For general Kashruth inquiries, please call 212-613-8241.