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

April 9, 2010

Olympus Varoius Varieties of Hard Cheese

Brands: Olympus
Products: Various Varieties of Hard Cheese
Company: Tyras S.A. – GREECE
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212.613.8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

April 7, 2010

Value Red’s Non-Dairy Creamer

Brands: Value Red
Products: Non-Dairy Creamer
Company: Lucerne North America, LLC. –Pleasanton, CA
Issue:

This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Corrective action is being taken.

March 26, 2010

Testlab’s Bacterial Cultures (also known as Probiotics)

Brands: Testlab
Products: Bacterial Cultures (also known as Probiotics) (Including Lactobacillus acidophilus, and other cultures)
Company: Brewster Food Co. - Reseda, CA
Issue:

A limited number of lots of these products were labeled incorrectly with a plain OU. These products are DAIRY. Future packaging will be corrected.

March 25, 2010

Food Club’s Rocky Road

Brands: Food Club
Products: Rocky Road (UPC code is 36800-19135)
Company: Topco Associates, LLC-Skokie, IL
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective action is being taken.

March 18, 2010

Bakery at Walmart- Mini Crispy Bites with Marshmallows

Brands: The Bakery at Walmart
Products: Mini Crispy Bites with Fruity Marshmallows (UPC code 0 78742 20168 9) Mini Crispy Bites with Marshmallows (UPC code 0 78742 20167 2)
Company: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.-Bentonville, AR
Issue:

These products bear an unauthorized OU symbol and are being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212.613.8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

March 5, 2010

Santa Barbara Pistachio’s Chocolate Toffee Pistachios

Brands:
Products: Chocolate Toffee Pistachios
Company: Santa Barbara Pistachio Company
Issue:

This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.

February 23, 2010

Kashruth Advisory Sauces and Marinades

Brands:
Products:
Company:
Issue:

Several KC Masterpiece, Hidden Valley, and HV Manufacturing brands of sauces and marinades will no longer be certified and the OU symbol has been removed. As always, consumers are urged to verify the presence of the OU symbol when purchasing products.

February 10, 2010

Bouchon Bakery Waffle Mix

Brands: Bouchon Bakery
Products: Cinnamon Pecan Waffle Mix
Company: Williams-Sonoma - San Francisco, CA
Issue:

This certified product was manufactured using dairy equipment, but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.

February 10, 2010

Williams-Sonoma Mixes

Brands: Williams-Sonoma
Products: 1. Lounge Mix (Assorted Nuts) 2. Classic Sugar Cookie Mix
Company: Williams-Sonoma - San Francisco, CA
Issue:

These certified products contain dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.

February 10, 2010

Michele’s Assorted Syrup

Brands: Michele’s
Products: Maple Creme Syrup Honey Creme Syrup Butter Pecan Syrup
Company: Michele Foods- South Holland, IL
Issue:

These products bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective action is being taken. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.