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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Products: Ssips Drinks
Company: Johanna Foods, Flemington, NJ
Ssips and Ssips Drinks are being phased out of kosher certification. Currently, only the 128fl. oz. containers are certified WHEN
bearing the OU symbol. Consumers are urged to check for the OU symbol before purchasing.
Products: Homestyle Spread (Margarine)
Company: Aldi Inc.
Missing D – Dairy Designation
Homestyle Spread (margarine) is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains milk as indicated on the ingredient panel. Some packaging was printed without the D – Dairy designation. Packaging has been revised.
Products: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Company: New York Youth Club, Happauge NY
New York Youth Club’s Chocolate Chip Cookies bear an unauthorized OU Pareve mark. The Orthodox Union does not certify any NYYC cookies. Corrective measures are being implemented.
Products: Jolly Rancher
Company: The Hershey Company
Not all Jolly Rancher products are kosher. Jolly Rancher Bites – soft chewy candy are kosher when bearing an OU after the ingredient panel. Jolly Rancher Bites – filled gummies are not kosher and do not bear the OU. Consumers must always check for the presence of a kosher symbol on a package, especially with brands that include kosher and non-kosher varieties.
Products: 3 Piece Seasoning Pack
Company: Focus Products Group International, LLC Lincolnshire, IL
The Orthodox Union certifies various Pop Crazy seasonings. Some seasonings contain dairy and are certified OU-D, and others do not contain dairy and are certified OU pareve. Pop Crazy 3 Piece Seasoning Pack contains both dairy and pareve seasonings and were mistakenly labeled with a plain OU Symbol. The Buffalo Seasoning and Ranch Seasoning are OU-D and contain dairy, as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. The Caramel Seasoning is certified as OU pareve. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Products: SweeTarts Chews
Company: Nestle USA Inc., Glendale CA
The Orthodox Union certifies Wonka SweeTarts Chews as a Pareve product. Some labels were mistakenly printed with an OU D – Dairy mark although this product is Pareve. Future packaging has been revised.
Products: Mini Red Ju Ju Fish
Company: Marlow Candy Englewood, NJ
Marlow Mini Red Ju Ju Fish are not certified by the Orthodox Union. Some packages were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Company: Green Juice Market Miami Beach, FL
Green Juice Market, located at 509 West 41 Street (Arthur Godfrey Road) Miami Beach, Florida, printed menus with an unauthorized OU symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify Green Juice Market. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Products: Chai Latte Black Tea
Company: Twinings - Keurig
Missing D – Dairy Designation
Twining Chai Latte Black Tea in K-Cup packs are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains milk as indicated on the cup’s label. Some labels and outer boxes were printed without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Products: Instant Chicken Soup in Small Cups
Company: Poppy's Soups - Deerfield IL
Poppy’s Chicken Soup, in small cups made for use in brewing machines, bear an unauthorized OU. This product does not contain chicken but does contain dairy. Corrective measures are being implemented.