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

November 23, 2015

Kosher Alert Restaurant Depot Brussels Sprouts

Brands: Restaurant Depot Brussels Sprouts
Products: Brussels Sprouts
Company: RD Enterprises, College Point NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Brussels Sprouts.   Restaurant Depot sold 5 pound bags of Brussels Sprouts with an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

November 16, 2015

Kosher Alert Liquid Coffee Creamer

Brands: Liquid Coffee Creamer
Products: Cinnamon Roll, Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamers
Company: TC Heartland LLC, Carmel IN
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Cinnamon Roll, Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamers as OU D – Dairy products.  Some containers were labeled with a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation.  Those products contains a milk ingredient as indicated in the allergens and ingredients statements.  Corrective action has been implemented.

November 9, 2015

Kosher Alert Reed’s Cabernet Grape Kombucha

Brands: Reed's Culture Club
Products: Cabernet Grape Kombucha
Company: Reed's Los Angeles CA
Issue:

A production of Reed’s Cabernet Grape Kombucha was made using a non-kosher ingredient.  Although affected product was withdrawn, a small amount may have reached the market place. The affected product bears the “Best By Date” of Jan. 9, 2016. All other product is OU certified WHEN BEARING THE OU SYMBOL.

 

November 3, 2015

Kosher Alert Bolthouse Farms Mocha Cappuccino

Brands: Bolthouse Farms
Products: Mocha Cappuccino
Company: Bolthouse Farms. Bakersfield CA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Bolthouse Farms Mocha Cappuccino as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients statement.  Some labels were printed with an OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation.   Corrective actions have been implemented.

October 29, 2015

Kosher Alert TMRG Voice Specialists

Brands: TMRG
Products: All Products
Company: Dr. Remez - TMRG Voice Specialists, Ramat Gan Israel
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify TMRG Voice Specialists products.  Some brochures were printed with an unauthorized OU mark.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

October 27, 2015

Kosher Alert Hannaford Frozen Pizza

Brands: Hannaford
Products: Frozen Pizza: All Varieties, including Thin Cheese; Supreme Cheese; Combo Thin Cheese; Pepperoni Cheese; 3 Meat Cheese; Cheeseburger; Microwave XTRA Cheese; Microwave Extra Pepperoni
Company: Hannaford Supermarkets Scarborough ME
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Food Lion frozen pizza products.  In a recent redesign of the packaging, the OU mark was erroneously included on some of the packaging.  Corrective action has been implemented.

October 27, 2015

Kosher Alert Food Lion Frozen Pizza

Brands: Food Lion
Products: Frozen Pizza: All Varieties, including Thin Cheese; Supreme Cheese; Combo Thin Cheese; Pepperoni Cheese; 3 Meat Cheese; Cheeseburger; Microwave XTRA Cheese; Microwave Extra Pepperoni.
Company: Food Lion, Salisbury NC
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Food Lion frozen pizza products.  In a recent redesign of the packaging, the OU mark was erroneously included on some of the packaging.  Corrective action has been implemented.

October 26, 2015

Kosher Alert Java House Coffee Drinks

Brands: Java House
Products: Chilled Coffee Drink + Milk; Chilled Coffee Drink + Milk Mocha; and Vanilla Chilled Coffee Drink + Milk
Company: Heartland Food Products Group, Carmel IN
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy designation

The Orthodox Union certifies the Java House Chilled Coffee Drink + Milk varieties as OU D – Dairy products.  These products contain milk, as indicated in the product name and the ingredient and allergen statements.  Some labels were printed without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

 

October 15, 2015

Kosher Alert Pearl River Bridge Sauces

Brands: Pearl River Bridge
Products: All Sauces
Company: Guangdong PRB Bio-Tech Co., Ltd. China
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Pearl River Bridge sauces.   Some Pearl River Bridge sauces bear an unauthorized OU.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

September 17, 2015

OU Kosher Alert Wild Oats

Brands: Wild Oats
Products: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus & Protein Crackers; Original Hummus & Protein Crackers; Roasted Red Pepper Artichoke Bruschetta & Protein Crackers
Company: Wild Oats Foods, LLC Addison, TX
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Wild Oats Roasted Red Pepper Hummus & Protein Crackers, Original Hummus & Protein Crackers, and Roasted Red Pepper Artichoke Bruschetta & Protein Crackers as OU D – Dairy products. The crackers contain dairy ingredients as indicated on the ingredient and allergen statements. Some packaging was printed with a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective action has been implemented.

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