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: IQF Broccoli and IQF Cauliflower
These products bear an unauthorized OU symbol and fraudulently appeared on a letter of certification.
Products: Swirl Stix
Company: Philly’s Inc.
Product bears a “DE” OU Pareve designation. The product is actually Pareve. The manufacturer included the “DE” OUdesignation because of concerns about dairy allergens which may be present in the plant. At this time, the OU does not have a “DE” designation.
Products: Bravos Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips
Company: Wise Foods, Inc. – Berwick, PA
Product has been reformulated from non-kosher to kosher, and will now bear an OU D symbol. Product without the OU D symbol is not kosher. A limited amount of product has been released with stickers stating “NOW KOSHER OU D”.
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Products: Bulgarian Sheep's Milk Cheese Product of Bulgaria
This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting this product as well as any other products similar to this one are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8148.
Products: Cabernet Merlot Syrah (barcode 7290003541430)
This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241.
Company: Naturally Delicious Café –Forest Hills, NY
The menu for Naturally Delicious Café bears an OU symbol. This establishment is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective action is being taken.
Products: Cocktail Combo
Company: Williams- Sonoma – San Francisco, CA 94109
The OU symbol has been inadvertently placed on this product. The product is not authorized to bear the OU symbol. Corrective action is being taken.
Company: American Food & Beverage Inc. – East Brunswick, NJ
All products with the Brand name Veronica Bianca which bear an OU symbol are unauthorized. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Products: Balsamic Vinaigrette
Company: Ken’s Foods Inc. - Marlborough, MA
This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not certified as kosher by the Orthodox Union. Corrective action is being taken.
Products: Kansas City Prime Steak Flavor Potato Chips
Company: Herr Foods Inc. – Nottingham, PA
The ingredient panel on the above mentioned product inadvertently lists beef extract. The OU-D designation on the product is valid. Future packaging will be revised.