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

November 19, 2014

Kosher Alert Streit’s Chocolate Coins

Brands: Streit's
Products: Kids Dark Chocolate Coins and Kids Milk Chocolate Coins
Company: Aron Streit Inc. New York, NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Streit’s Chocolate Coins (made in Turkey) and considers them as Non-Kosher products.  Further, the unauthorized OU mark on the Dark Chocolate Coins should not be relied on to assume they are dairy free.  Corrective measures are being implemented.

November 17, 2014

Kosher Alert Melba Toast

Brands: Old London Melba
Products: White Cheddar Snacks
Company: B & G Foods Snacks, Inc.
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

Old London Melba Cheddar Snacks are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains dairy ingredients as set forth in the ingredient and allergen panels.  Some packaging was mistakenly printed with a plain OU symbol.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

November 14, 2014

Kosher Alert La Molisana

Brands: La Molisana
Products: Pasta with Squid Ink
Company: La Molisana Campobasso, Italy
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

La Molisana dark pasta contains squid ink and is not kosher.  Some packaging mistakenly bears an unauthorized OU Symbol.  This product is being sold in the UK and possibly elsewhere.  Corrective measures are being implemented.

November 13, 2014

Kashrus Alert Prime New Zealand

Brands: Prime New Zealand
Products: Sashimi Smoked Salmon
Company: Prime New Zealand LTD Canterbury NZ
Issue:

The Orthodox Union certifies Prime New Zealand Sashimi Smoked Salmon.  Some product was packed together with packets of Wasabi Paste and Soy Sauce.  The Orthodox Union does NOT certify the Wasabi Paste and Soy Sauce packets placed in any Prime New Zealand .  Corrective measures have been implemented.

November 11, 2014

Kosher Alert Cedrinca

Brands: Cedrinca
Products: ChocoMint Candy
Company: Cedrinca, Polpenazze del Garda Italy
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Symbol

Cedrinca candies with the OU or OU D symbol are certified by the Orthodox Union.   Cedrina ChocoMint candies contain dairy ingredients, as indicated in the ingredient statement.  Some ChocoMint packaging was mistakenly labeled with a plain OU symbol, without the D -Dairy symbol.  Corrective measures have been implemented.  Please note that Cedrina candies without the OU symbol are not certified by the Orthodox Union.

November 10, 2014

Kosher Alert SuperEats Chips

Brands: SuperEats
Products: Cheddar Kale + Chia Chips; Ranch Kale + Chia Chips
Company: A & C Snacks, NY NY
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Symbol

The Orthodox Union certifies SuperEats Cheddar Kale + Chia Chips and Ranch Kale + Chia Chips as OU-D Dairy products.  These products contain dairy ingredients, as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements.  Some packaging was mistakenly printed with an OU mark, without the D-Dairy designation.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

October 30, 2014

Kosher Alert Veggie Straws

Brands: Sensible Portions Veggie Straws
Products: Zesty Ranch Veggie Straws
Company: Sensible Portions, Boulder CO
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Symbol

The Orthodox Union certifies Sensible Portions Zesty Ranch Veggie Straws as an OU D- Dairy product.   This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

October 30, 2014

Kosher Alert Organic Traditions

Brands: Organic Traditions
Products: Mulberries
Company: Health Matters America Inc., Cheektowaga NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union certifies various Organic Tradition products, but does not certify their mulberry products.  Some of their mulberry packaging was mistakenly printed with an OU symbol.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

October 24, 2014

Kosher Alert Bulgarian Lecho

Brands: Bulgarian Bazaar
Products: Lecho in 24 oz. containers
Company: Bulgarian Bazaar, Milltown NJ
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Bulgarian Bazaar Lecho in 24 oz. containers bear an unauthorized OU symbol.  The Orthodox Union does not certify this product.  If you see this product in the marketplace with an OU symbol, please contact kosherq@ou.org.   Corrective measures have been implemented.

October 23, 2014

Kosher Advisory Smart Beat Cheese Slices

Brands: Smart Beat
Products: Fat Free UPC # 033776051556 Lactose Free UPC# 033776051808 Date Codes: MAY2815CA, JUL0215CA and JUL3015CA
Company: GFA Brands, Inc.
Issue:

The OU D-Dairy symbol was inadvertently omitted from these production dates. The products, with the above listed UPC #’s and date codes,  are in fact OU D-Dairy certified even without the OU D-Dairy symbol. Subsequent packaging has been corrected.