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: 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.
Products: 3.5 oz Mandarin Orange Gel Cups
Company: MW Polar Foods
Polar brand 3.5 oz Mandarin Orange Gel Cups bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Cucumber Pickles
Company: Del Sol Food Products
Golpar Cucumber Pickles, product of Turkey, bear an unauthorized OU. No Golpar brand products are OU certified. Anybody sighting any Golpar brand products bearing an OU should please contact 212-613-8241 or email@example.com.
Products: Parmesan Panko
Company: Bill Baron's Specialty Foods, Martinez CA
The Orthodox Union does not certify Bill Baron’s Parmesan Panko. Some products sold at Whole Foods Market bear an unauthorized OU and are being withdrawn from the marketplace.
Products: Pearled Barley
Company: Quality Frozen Foods
Unger’s Pearled Barley, limited to lot #26917 and #62318, has been found to be infested and should not be used without checking the product thoroughly.
Company: Kraft Heinz Company, Pittsburg PA
Missing OU Symbol
Heinz Mustard (12.75 oz.) is inadvertently missing the OU symbol from the product label. This product continues to be OU Kosher certified. The OU will be incorporated into the inkjeted code on the cap until new labels can be put into circulation.
Products: Frozen Organic Brown Rice, Edamame & Kale
Company: JYC International Inc., Houston TX
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Imperial Garden product. Some frozen Imperial Garden Organic Brown Rice, Edamame & Kale is being sold in a display box that has an unauthorized OU symbol. The individual bags do not have an OU on them. This product is sold in some Costco stores (and possibly elsewhere). Corrective actions are being implemented.