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

March 1, 2016

Kosher Alert Brad’s Organic Fruit Spreads

Brands: Brad's Organic
Products: All Varieties of Fruit Spreads and Jams
Company: Brad's Organic, Haverstraw NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Brad’s Organic Fruit Spreads or Jams.   Some jars were labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

February 23, 2016

Wonka-Grape Flavor Laffy Taffy

Brands: Wonka - Laffy Taffy
Products: Grape Flavor Laffy Taffy
Company: Nestle USA/ Confections and Snacks Division
Issue:

Mising OU

The Orthodox Union certifies Laffy Taffy produced in the USA. Some packaging on the smaller pieces (size 3 x 7/8 x 1/4) is inadvertently missing the OU symbol. They are still certified kosher even without bearing the OU symbol. Packaging is being corrected.

February 8, 2016

Kosher Alert Roundy’s Balsamic Vinegar

Brands: Simply Roundy's
Products: Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
Company: Roundy's Supermakets, Milwaukee WI
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Roundy’s Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.   Some labels were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

January 19, 2016

Kosher Alert Balconi Cubi Wafers

Brands: Balconi
Products: Cubi Nocciola Hazelnut Wafers; Cacao Flavor
Company: Balconi S.p.A. Nerviano Italy
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Balconi Cubi Nocciola Hazelnut Wafers and Cacao Flavor Wafers as OU D – Dairy products.  These products contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the allergens and ingredients statements.  Some boxes were printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

January 11, 2016

Kosher Alert Elman’s Dressing

Brands: Elman's
Products: Ready To Use Dressing For Stuffing
Company: Elman's, Winnipeg Canada
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Elman’s Ready To Use Dressing For Stuffing.  Some products bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

January 7, 2016

Kosher Alert Jaffa Mandarins

Brands: Jaffa and Mehadrin Growers
Products: Fresh Mandarins
Company: Jaffa - Mehadrin Growers, Israel
Issue:

Unauthorized OU/Shmitta

The Orthodox Union does not certify fresh Jaffa mandarins that grow during shmita and are sold using a ‘heter mechira’.   Some Jaffa – Mehadrin Growers mandarins which state ‘heter mechira’ on the box bears an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions are being implemented.   

 

January 6, 2016

Kosher Alert Dole Frozen Fruit ‘n Greens

Brands: Fruit & Veggie Blends
Products: Frozen Fruit 'n Greens
Company: Dole Food Company, Westlake Village CA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Dole Frozen Fruit ‘n Greens.  Some packaging was printed with an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

December 23, 2015

Kosher Alert Sprinkles Edible Butterfly Wafers

Brands: Quality Sprinkles
Products: Lacy Butterflies Edible Wafers
Company: Quality Sprinkles, Honk Kong
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union certifies several Quality Sprinkles products, however, the Orthodox Union does not certify the Lacy Butterflies.  The Lacy Butterflies Wafers bear an unauthorized OU symbol and contain a non kosher ingredient.  This product is primarily sold in Australia.  Corrective actions have been implemented.    

 

December 21, 2015

Kosher Alert Caucasian Bread

Brands: White Street
Products: Bread
Company: White Street, Brooklyn NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify White Street breads.  White Street Caucasian Bread is being sold with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

December 14, 2015

Kosher Alert Blommer Chocolate

Brands: Blommer Chocolate
Products: Pure Dark Chocolate; Pure Dark Chocolate with Almonds
Company: The Blommer Chocolate Company
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Blommer Pure Dark Chocolate and Pure Dark Chocolate with Almonds as OU D – Dairy products.  These products contain dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients and allergen statements.   Some labels bear a plain OU symbol.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

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