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

February 23, 2010

Kashruth Advisory Sauces and Marinades

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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.

February 4, 2010

Shop Rite Instant Hot Cocoa Milk Chocolate Flavor

Brands: Shop Rite
Products: Instant Hot Cocoa Milk Chocolate Flavor 20oz UPC 041190-023608 Date Code JULY0511B
Company: Wakefern Food Company, Elizabeth NJ
Issue:

A limited amount of these canisters inadvertently contain non-kosher marshmallows. Affected product is limited to those products bearing the date code July0511B. Consumers should contact their Rabbi to determine the status of utensils that have come in contact with the above product. Product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

January 22, 2010

Steven’s Blue Cheese Dressing

Brands: Steven's
Products: Blue Cheese Dressing
Company: Best Buy Food Service Inc. - Paterson, NJ
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol is not certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

January 21, 2010

Prime Grill-Panama

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An OU symbol appeared on the menu and is being blotted out. The Orthodox Union does not certify Prime Grill in Panama. Prime Grill Panama is not associated with the Prime Grill in Manhattan, which is certified by the Orthodox Union.

January 21, 2010

Simply Fiber All Natural Crunchy O’s Cereal

Brands: Simply Fiber
Products: All Natural Crunchy O’s Cereal
Company: Benefit Nutrition
Issue:

The “D” was mistakenly put on the left side of the OU symbol and is in fact certified OU-D.

January 20, 2010

Piknik Ranch Dressing

Brands: Piknik
Products: Ranch Dressing
Company: Supreme Oil South, Brundidge AL
Issue:

This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union.

January 20, 2010

Best Choice Gourmet Onion Rings

Brands: Best Choice
Products: Gourmet Onion Rings 16oz (UPC: 070038611134) Gourmet Onion Rings 20oz (UPC: 070038611127)
Company: Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Kansas City KS
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.