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 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 Product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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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Products:
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Issue:

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These products bear an unauthorized OU symbol and are being withdrawn from the marketplace.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.

January 20, 2010

Campbell’s Vegetarian Vegetable Soup

Brands: Campbell's
Products: Vegetarian Vegetable Condensed Soup
Company: Adir, Moshav Chamad
Issue:

Campbell’s Vegetarian Vegetable Condensed Soup is being distributed in Israel with an unauthorized Half-Moon K on a Hebrew importer’s label. Product is being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union.

January 15, 2010

Sun Harvest Organic Broth

Brands: Sun Harvest
Products: Organic Chicken Broth (UPC: 64667030551) Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth (UPC: 64667030555) Organic Vegetable Broth (UPC: 64667030553)
Company: Smart & Final Inc. - Commerce, CA
Issue:

These products bear an unauthorized OU symbol and are being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

January 14, 2010

Wild Harvest Natural Ground Lamb

Brands: Wild Harvest Natural
Products: Ground Lamb
Company: Supervalu Inc., - Chanhassen, MN
Issue:

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 This product is being withdrawn from the marketplace and consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

January 13, 2010

Biscottea Tea Shortbread

Brands: Biscottea
Products: Assorted flavors of Tea Shortbread
Company: Biscottea Inc., - Issaquah, WA
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.