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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March 13, 2017

Kosher Alert Piknik Ranch Dressing

Brands: Piknik
Products: Ranch Seasoning (portion pack)
Company: Supreme Oil Company, Englewood NJ
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certified Piknik Ranch Dressing as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains dairy, as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements.  Some Ranch Dressing was packaged in small portion-packs with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

 

March 13, 2017

Kosher Alert Pickled Mixed Vegetables

Brands: Willi Food
Products: Pickled Mixed Vegetables
Company: Willi Food International LTD., Yavneh Israel
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Willi Food Picked Mixed Vegetables.  This product was imported and distributed in Israel with an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

March 13, 2017

Kosher Alert Mrs. Freshley’s Snowballs

Brands: Mrs. Freshley's
Products: Snowballs Creme Filled Cakes
Company: Flowers Foods, Thomasville GA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Mrs. Freshley’s Snowballs.  Some of the 4.25 oz. packaging bears an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

March 13, 2017

Kosher Alert Rocky’s Beverages Ginger Beer

Brands: Rocky's
Products: Ginger Beer
Company: Rocky's Beverages LLC, Glenview IL
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Rocky’s Beverages products.  A symbol that is confusingly similar to the OU mark appears on some cartons of Ginger Beer bottles.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

February 24, 2017

Kosher Alert Cadia Frozen Berries (4 varieties)

Brands: Cadia
Products: Organic Raspberries; Organic Triple Berry Blend; Organic Strawberries; Organic Tropical Berry Blend
Company: Cadia Foods, Brea CA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Cadia Frozen Organic Raspberries; Organic Triple Berry Blend;  Organic Strawberries;  Organic Tropical Berry Blend.  Some packaging bear an unauthorized OU.   Corrective actions are being implemented.

February 24, 2017

Kosher Alert Scharffen Berger Chocolate Tasting Square

Brands: Scharffen Berger
Products: Scharffen Berger Chocolate Tasting Squares (boxes of 48-5oz. Tasting Squares)
Company: The Hershey Company, Hershey PA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Scharffen Berger Chocolate Tasting Squares as an OU D – Dairy product.  Some boxes of 48 – 5 oz.Tasting Squares bear a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

 

February 24, 2017

Kosher Alert Tarall’Oro Orecchiotti Arcobaleno Pasta

Brands: Tarall'Oro
Products: Orecchiotti Arcobaleno
Company: Pastifico Di Bari Rarall'Oro, Italy
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Tarall’Oro Orecchiotti Arcobaleno pasta.  This product contains squid ink.  Some labels for this product bear an unauthorized OU.  This product is being sold in Europe (and possibly elsewhere).  Corrective actions are being implemented.

February 22, 2017

Kosher Alert Bertolli Balsamic Glaze

Brands: Bertolli
Products: Balsamic Glaze
Company: Deoleo Commercial Mexico
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Bertolli Balsamic Glaze.  Some bottles are labeled with an unauthorized OU.  This product is sold in Mexico (and possibly other locations).   Corrective actions are being implemented.

February 13, 2017

Kosher Alert Speciale Pizza

Brands: Speciale
Products: 2 Inch Gluten Free Frozen Pizza
Company: OSandCO, New Haven CT
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not currently certify any Speciale products.  Boxes of Speciale 2 Inches – 4 Cheeses Frozen Pizza were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

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. 

 

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