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

January 12, 2015

Kosher Alert Socafe

Brands: Socafe
Products: Cappuccino; Hot Chocolate
Company: Socafe, Newark NJ
Issue:

Missing D -Dairy Designation

Socafe Cappuccino and Hot Chocolate cups are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU-D products.  A small quantity of packaging was mistakenly labeled with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

January 8, 2015

Kosher Alert Napa Valley Pretzels

Brands: Napa Valley Mustard Co.
Products: Honey Mustard Flavor Pretzel Nuggets
Company: CPD, Fullerton CA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

Napa Valley Mustard Co. Honey Mustard Flavor Pretzel Nuggets are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU Pareve product.  A limited batch of this product was produced with a seasoning blend that contains a dairy ingredient.  That limited batch was stickered with a special ingredient and dairy allergen statement, however, the OU symbol on that batch is missing the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

January 6, 2015

Kosher Alert Celli Tomato Sauce

Brands: Celli
Products: Spicy Cherry Tomato Sauce
Company: Gruppo Fooding, Carteret, NJ
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Celli Spicy Cherry Tomato Sauce bears an unauthorized OU symbol.  The Orthodox Union does not certify any Celli tomato based products.   Corrective measures are being implemented.

January 5, 2015

Kosher Alert Proud America Popcorn

Brands: Proud America
Products: 18 Pack Microwave Butter Light Popcorn
Company: Pecatonica River Popcorn, Livingston WI
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

Proud America 18 Pack Microwave Butter Light Popcorn is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements.  Some packaging was printed with a plain OU without the D- Dairy designation.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

January 5, 2015

Kosher Alert L’oven Fresh

Brands: L'oven Fresh
Products: Caramel Nut Danish; Raspberry Danish
Company: Aldi Inc. Batavia IL
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

L’oven Fresh Caramel Nut Danish and Raspberry Danish are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU D – Dairy products.  These products contain dairy as indicated on the ingredients and allergens statements.  Some packaging was printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

December 26, 2014

Kosher Alert Endico Italian Blend and Oriental Blend

Brands: Endico
Products: Italian Blend and Oriental Blend (frozen vegetables)
Company: Endico Potaoes, Inc. Mt. Vernon NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Endico Italian Blend and Oriental Blend frozen vegetables are not certified by the Orthodox Union and bear an unauthorized OU.  Corrective measures are being implemented.

December 22, 2014

Kosher Alert Faragello Frozen Spinach

Brands: Faragello Food Industries
Products: Frozen Spinach
Company: The Egyptian Food Compnay, Alexandria Egypt
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

Faragello Frozen Spinach is not certified by the Orthodox Union.  Some Frozen Spinach packaging was printed with an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

December 2, 2014

Kosher Alert Sunflower Milk Halva

Brands: Golden Age
Products: Sunflower Halva Milk Softness
Company: Euro Imports, Brooklyn NY
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

Golden Age Milk Softness Sunflower Halva is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains a dairy ingredient as indicated in the ingredients statement.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

November 28, 2014

Kosher Alert Good Bean

Brands: The Good Bean
Products: Fruit & No-Nut Apricot Coconut Bar
Company: The Good Bean Inc., Berkeley CA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Fruit & No-Nut Apricot Coconut Bar as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients and allergen statements.  Some labels were printed with a plain OU symbol.  Corrective measures have been implemented.

November 25, 2014

Kosher Alert Hummus 21 (NYC)

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Hummus 21, located at 1055 1st Avenue, New York NY, (near 57th Street) printed fliers with the OU mark.  The Orthodox Union does NOT certify Hummus 21.  Corrective measures have been implemented.