The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.
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Products: Amaretti Cookie Snaps
Company: Casalini SRL, Roccafranca Italy
The Orthodox Union does not certify Lazzaroni Amaretti Cookie Snaps. Some bags were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Canned Fruit Cocktail in Heavy Syrup
Company: Monarch International, San Ramon CA
The Orthodox Union does not certify Monarch Canned Fruit Cocktail in Heavy Syrup. This product contains carmine, a food coloring that is not considered kosher by the Orthodox Union. Some cans were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. This product was sold in Panama and possibly other locations. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: ALL products
Company: Fromage Gourmet
Due to kosher violations, the OU and Rabbi Babad, Tartikover Rov, have immediately terminated the certification of this company. Products bearing kosher certification should not be used and should be returned for a refund.
Products: Mozzarella Curd
Company: Restaurant Depot - Jetro, College Point NY
Non OU-Certified Product
The Orthodox Union does not certify Supremo Italiano Mozzarella curd. Restaurant Depot’s supplier unintentionally featured an OU D mark on a few boxes of this product. This error has no impact on the quality of the product. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: Cheese Blintzes
Company: Irene's Bakery & Gourmet Kitchen
Missing D – Dairy Designation
The Orthodox Union certifies Naturally Irene’s Cheese Blintzes as an OU D – Dairy product. Some labels were printed with a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: Truwhirl (topping)
Company: Peak Foods LLC, Troy OH
Missing D – Dairy Designation
The Orthodox Union certifies Truwhirl topping as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains a dairy ingredient as indicated in the ingredients panel. Some packaging was printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation. Future packaging is being revised.
Products: No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Company: Meijer, Grand Rapids MI
The Orthodox Union certifies Meijer No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips as an OU pareve product, and Meijer Salt & Pepper Potato Chips as an OU D product. About 280 cases of the Salt & Pepper Potato Chips were packaged in No Salt Kettle Cooked Potato Chips bags that bear a plain OU symbol. The affected products are 8.5 ounce bag marked with the UPC # 719283595577 and with an expiration date on the package of OCT 31 2016. Corrective action has been implemented.
Products: Collagen Complete (collagen formula)
Company: Excel Nutritionals LLC., Tierra Verde FL
The Orthodox Union does nor certify PhiNaturals Collagen Complete formula. This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Fun Filled Hoop (gumballs)
Company: American Finished Products Inc., Bronx NY
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.
Products: Bean Soup Mix with Beans and Ham Flavor Packets
Company: Super Store Industries, Lathrop CA
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.