Consumer Alerts & Advisories

The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.

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Consumer Alerts

February 10, 2017

Kosher Advisory Tribe Hummus and Flavor Shot Products

Brands: Tribe
Products: All Tribe Products
Company: Tribe Mediterranean Foods, Taunton MA
Issue:

New Line of Products

Please note that the Orthodox Union currently certifies all varieties of Tribe hummus.  Tribe is launching a new ‘Flavor Shot’ product line.  Tribe Flavor Shot products are sold separately from the hummus and are meant to be mixed into the hummus.  The Flavor Shot products are not currently certified by the Orthodox Union and do not bear the OU symbol. 

 

February 7, 2017

Kosher Alert Reggano Pasta with Cheese

Brands: Reggano
Products: Pasta Entrée Angel Hair with Parmesan Cheese; Pasta Entrée Shells & White Cheddar; Pasta Entrée Angel Hair & Herbs
Company: Aldi Inc. Batavia, IL
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Reggano Pasta Entrée Angel Hair with Parmesan Cheese;  Pasta Entrée Shells & White Cheddar;  Pasta Entrée Angel Hair & Herbs.  An unauthorized OU was printed on some of these products.  The products are being withdrawn from the marketplace.

January 31, 2017

OU Kosher Advisory – Yoshon

Brands:
Products:
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Issue:

The OU’s Yoshon Department is pleased to confirm that the following OU certified products and establishments are Yoshon and do not contain any spring wheat harvested in 2016.

• Gefilte Fish with the following brand names:

A & B
Dagim
Manischewitz
Mother’s
Mrs. Adler’s
Rokeach.
Unger

• Matzos with the following brand names:

Horowitz Margareten
Manischewitz
Mishpacha
Rokeach

• Flour with the following brand names and any stipulations noted here:

Gold Medal from the KC factory (KC is printed next to the date)
Heckers (all)
Masbia (must state Yoshon on the label)
Purasnow from General Mills

• Supermarket Deli and Fish departments at the following chains and locations:

Shoprite
Aberdeen, NJ
Boundbrook, NJ
East Brunswick, NJ
East Windsor, NJ
Lawrenceville, NJ
Marlboro, NJ
Neptune, NJ

• Bakeries:

Gelbstein’s (Lakewood, NJ)
Tel Aviv (Chicago, Il)

All products under the Mendelsohn’s brand name

All products under the Kemach brand name (must state Yoshon on the label)

All wheat in General Mills cereals is winter wheat

All OU certified products produced in Israel

All products under the brand name Pita Express.

Laffas and pitas serves at Pita Express NYC.

All products under the L’Esti Desserts brand name

Twizzlers and Jolly Rancher Candies from The Hershey Company

All products under the Gefen brand name (must state Yoshon on the label)

All products under the Kedem brand name (must state Yoshon on the label)

The following products under the brand name Macabee

Mozzarella Sticks (both 7oz and 2lb packages which state Yoshon on the label)

Breaded Eggplant Cutlet (10oz)

Breaded Eggplant Sticks (8oz)

 

We will share additional information as it becomes available.

January 27, 2017

Kosher Alert Golden Flake Hot Thin & Crispy Potato Chips

Brands: Golden Flake
Products: Hot Thin & Crispy 5.0 oz. Potato Chips
Company: Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc., Hanover PA
Issue:

Dairy Product in Pareve Packaging

The Orthodox Union certifies Golden Flake Hot Thin & Crispy Potato Chips as an OU product.  A certified OU D product was mistakenly packed in the packaging of 5 oz. Hot Thin & Crispy Potato Chips, labeled with a plain OU.  This product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

January 18, 2017

Kosher Alert Gell Singh Light Salsa de Soja

Brands: Gell Singh
Products: Light Salsa de Soja
Company: Saldiet, Argentina
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Gell Singh products. Gell Singh Salsa de Soja sold in Argentina (and possibly elsewhere) bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

January 18, 2017

Kosher Alert Tropic Life Canned Mandarin

Brands: Tropic Life
Products: Tropic Life Canned Mandarin
Company: Veld World, Ukrain
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Tropic Life canned products. Tropic Life Canned Mandarin bears an unauthorized OU. This product is being sold in Eastern Europe (and possibly elsewhere). Corrective actions are being implemented.

January 18, 2017

Kosher Alert Splenda with Bonus Creamer

Brands: Splenda
Products: Splenda with Bonus Creamer
Company: Heartland Food Products Group, Carmel IN
Issue:

Issue: Dairy Product Inserted with Pareve Product

Splenda sachets manufactured by Heartland Food Products are certified pareve by the Orthodox Union.

Boxes of sachets with the plain OU were packed with a “bonus” creamer inside. The creamer is kosher, but is dairy (chalav stam).

Future packaging is being revised.

January 9, 2017

Kosher Alert Martin’s Funnel Cake Flavored Potato Chips

Brands: Martin's
Products: Funnel Cake Flavored Potato Chips
Company: Martin's Potato Chips, Inc. Thomasville PA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Symbol

The Orthodox Union certifies Martin’s Funnel Cake Flavored Potato Chips as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. Some packaging was printed with an “OU Pareve” symbol as opposed to an OU D – Dairy symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

December 23, 2016

Kosher Alert Fresh Thyme Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts

Brands: Fresh Thyme
Products: Frozen Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts
Company: Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market, Downers Grove IL
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Fresh Thyme Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts. Some bags were printed with an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.

December 23, 2016

Kosher Alert American Spice Yellow Rice

Brands: American Spice
Products: Yellow Rice with Spices
Company: Amrican Spice Trading Company, Miami FL
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify American Spice Yellow Rice. This product contains a spice blend that is not kosher. Some labels were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

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