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

September 8, 2016

Kosher Alert PhiNaturals Collagen

Brands: PhiNaturals
Products: Collagen Complete (collagen formula)
Company: Excel Nutritionals LLC., Tierra Verde FL
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does nor certify PhiNaturals Collagen Complete formula.  This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

September 6, 2016

Kosher Alert Fun Filled Hoop

Brands: Fun Filled Hoop
Products: Fun Filled Hoop (gumballs)
Company: American Finished Products Inc., Bronx NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Fun Filled Hoop (a plastic hoop filled with gumballs).  This products bears an unauthorized OU mark.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

August 31, 2016

Kosher Advisory Sunny Select Bean Soup Mix

Brands: Sunny Select
Products: Bean Soup Mix with Beans and Ham Flavor Packets
Company: Super Store Industries, Lathrop CA
Issue:

The Orthodox Union certifies Sunny Select Bean Soup Mix that comes with a Beans and Ham Flavor Packet.  The ingredient panel lists non-kosher ingredients, however, the product does not contain non-kosher ingredients.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

August 25, 2016

Kosher Alert Polar Mandarin Orange Gel Cups

Brands: Polar
Products: 3.5 oz Mandarin Orange Gel Cups
Company: MW Polar Foods
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Polar brand 3.5 oz Mandarin Orange Gel Cups bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

August 24, 2016

Kosher Alert Golpar brand products

Brands: Golpar
Products: Cucumber Pickles
Company: Del Sol Food Products
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Golpar Cucumber Pickles, product of Turkey, bear an unauthorized OU. No Golpar brand products are OU certified. Anybody sighting any Golpar brand products bearing an OU should please contact 212-613-8241 or kosherq@ou.org.

August 17, 2016

Kosher Alert Bill Baron’s Parmesan Panko

Brands: Bill Baron's
Products: Parmesan Panko
Company: Bill Baron's Specialty Foods, Martinez CA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Bill Baron’s Parmesan Panko.  Some products sold at Whole Foods Market bear an unauthorized OU and are being withdrawn from the marketplace.

August 15, 2016

OU Kosher Alert – Unger’s Pearled Barley

Brands: Unger's
Products: Pearled Barley
Company: Quality Frozen Foods
Issue:

Unger’s Pearled Barley, limited to lot #26917 and #62318, has been found to be infested and should not be used without checking the product thoroughly.

August 9, 2016

OU Kosher Advisory Heinz Mustard

Brands: Heinz
Products: Mustard
Company: Kraft Heinz Company, Pittsburg PA
Issue:

Missing OU Symbol

Heinz Mustard (12.75 oz.) is inadvertently missing the OU symbol from the product label.  This product continues to be OU Kosher certified.  The OU will be incorporated into the inkjeted code on the cap until new labels can be put into circulation.

August 5, 2016

Kosher Alert Imperial Garden

Brands: Imperial Garden
Products: Frozen Organic Brown Rice, Edamame & Kale
Company: JYC International Inc., Houston TX
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Imperial Garden product.  Some frozen Imperial Garden Organic Brown Rice, Edamame & Kale is being sold in a display box that has an unauthorized OU symbol.  The individual bags do not have an OU on them.  This product is sold in some Costco stores (and possibly elsewhere).  Corrective actions are being implemented.

August 1, 2016

Kosher Alert Mother’s Maid Grape Juice

Brands: Mother's Maid
Products: Unsweetened Grape Juice
Company: Burnette Foods, Inc. Elk Rapids MI
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Mother’s Maid Grape Juice.  Some labels were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

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