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

May 11, 2012

Go Picnic

Brands: Sweet Perry Orchards
Products: Cashew Medley Fruit and Nuts Mix
Company: Go Picnic, Chicago IL

Missing D- Dairy designation

Cashew Medley Fruit and Nuts Mix is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D- Dairy product. This product contains dairy yogurt chips as indicated on the label. Some labels were mistakenly printed without the “D”designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.

May 9, 2012

Peppadew Peppers

Brands: Peppadew
Products: Peppadew Peppers (all varieties)
Company: Peppadew International Europe BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Products manufactured by Peppadew International in South Africa bearing the OU symbol are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. Products distributed by Peppadew International Europe BV (PI Europe) are not certified by the Orthodox Union. Some PI Europe products (including Peppers Stuffed with Cheese) primarily sold in the Netherlands mistakenly bear the OU symbol. Corrective measures are being implemented.

May 4, 2012

Uncle Ben’s

Brands: Uncle Ben’s
Products: Whole Grain and Wild Rice: Mushroom Recipe
Company: MARS Food US LLC, Rancho Dominguez, CA


Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain and Wild Rice Mushroom Recipe, mistakenly bears an OU symbol and contains a spice packet that is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective measures were implemented.

April 27, 2012

Kashrus Alert – Giant and Stop & Shop Shank Bones

Products: Wrapped shank bones for the Seder, with no Kosher markings, were made available in some supermarkets. Giant and Stop & Shop offered these bones free of charge. They were displayed in the Kosher meat case. These bones were not Kosher. Consumers who cooked or broiled these bones should consult their local Rabbi regarding the Kosher status of their stoves or utensils. Giant and Stop & Shop’s intentions were to service their valued Kosher consumer. They regret any confusion they have inadvertently caused.
April 24, 2012

Kashrus Alert – My Choice Frozen Yogurt and Juice Store

Products: My Choice Frozen Yogurt and Juice Store in Manhattan

My Choice Frozen Yogurt and Juice Store, located at 845 7th Avenue, New York, NY, printed brochures that display the OU symbol. This store is not certified by the Orthodox Union.

April 24, 2012

Kashrus Alert – Christie Triscuit Low Sodium Roasted Garlic crackers

Brands: Christie
Products: Triscuit Low Sodium Roasted Garlic
Company: Christie Brown, a Division of Kraft Canada, Don Mills Ontario

Missing “D” Dairy designation.

April 19, 2012

Kashruth Advisory – Grissol Crispy Baguette

Brands: Grissol
Products: Crispy Baguette – Original
Company: Dare Foods Ltd., Kitchener ON

Mistaken “D” designation

Some packages of Grissol Crispy Baguette – Original, are mistakenly labelled with an OU-D symbol. This product does not contain any dairy ingredients and is certified by the Orthodox Union as pareve. Corrective measures are being implemented.

April 19, 2012

Kashrus Alert – Cold Rush Frozen Yogurt

Products: Cold Rush Frozen Yogurt, Richfield Shopping Center, Clifton, New Jersey

Coupons for the Cold Rush Frozen Yogurt store in the Richfield Shopping Center in Clifton N.J. bear an unauthorized OU symbol. These coupons were distributed in the Passaic-Clifton area. The Orthodox Union does not certify Cold Rush and has no information about the kosher status of that store.

March 28, 2012

Mountainside Farms – Milk

Brands: Mountainside Farms
Products: Milk
Company: Mountainside Farms – Roxbury, NY

All Mountainside Farms milk bearing date codes April 10th through April 21st are OU certified Kosher for Passover. The “OU-KP” stamped after the code was left off some cartons.

March 22, 2012

Kashruth Advisory: Mon Cuisine frozen meals

Products: Mon Cuisine frozen meals
Company: Alle Processing

When warming Mon Cuisine frozen meals in a microwave, consumers should double wrap the carton. Mon Cuisine is changing its packaging to alleviate this issue by overwrapping the carton.

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