Consumer Alerts & Advisories

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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Consumer Alerts

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.

December 14, 2015

Kosher Alert Wellsley Farms Cranberry Mix

Brands: Wellsley Farms
Products: Cranberry Mix
Company: BJ's Wholesale Club 25, Westborough MA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Wellsley Farms Cranberry Mix as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains dairy ingredients as set forth in the ingredients and allergens statements.  Some labels bear a plain OU symbol.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

December 9, 2015

Kosher Alert Max Packaging Non-Dairy Creamer

Brands: Max Packaging
Products: Non-Dairy Creamer
Company: Max Packaging Company
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

Max Packaging non-dairy creamer is certified dairy by the Orthodox Union. Due to a printing error some bear an OU instead of an OU-D. The issue appears to have been limited to flatware kits served on Hawaiian airlines. Corrective measures have been implemented

December 9, 2015

Kosher Alert Tailgate Snack Mix

Brands: Virgina Diner
Products: Tailgate Snack Mix
Company: Virgina Diner Inc., Wakefield VA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Virginia Diner Tailgate Snack Mix as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements.   Some labels were printed with an OU Pareve symbol.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

December 2, 2015

Kosher Alert Gonnella Seasoned Bread Crumbs

Brands: Gonnella
Products: Seasoned Bread Crumbs
Company: Gonnella Baking Co., Schaumburg IL
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Gonnella Seasoned Bread Crumbs as an OU D – Dairy product.  This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements.  Some boxes were printed with an OU Pareve designation.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

December 1, 2015

Kosher Alert Biscolata Stix

Brands: Biscolata
Products: Milk Chocolate Sticks
Company: Solen, Turkey
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Biscolata or Solen products.  Some Biscolata Milk Chocolate Stix are being sold with an unauthorized OU symbol.   Corrective measures are being implemented.

November 25, 2015

Kashrus Alert Soy Lecithin Granules

Brands: Tov Teva; Sternlife
Products: Soy Lecithin Granules
Company: Tov Teva Ramat Gan (importers); Sternlife Germany (supplier)
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Sternlife or Tov Teva Soy Lecithin Granules.   Soy Lecithin Granules from Sternlife were imported into Israel by Tov Teva.  Tov Teva placed a Hebrew label with an unauthorized OU symbol on this product.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

November 24, 2015

Kashrus Advisory Sabatino Tartufi

Brands: Sabatino Tartufi
Products: Whole Black Summer Truffles and Truffles & Salt
Company: Sabatino North America, West Haven CT
Issue:

The Orthodox Union certifies some but not all Sabatino Tartufi products.   Sabatino Tartufi Whole Black Summer Truffle is not certified and does not bear the OU symbol.  The Truffle & Salt is certified and bears the OU symbol.   These products are being sold together in a single package.  Only the product labeled with the OU symbol is certified by the Orthodox Union.

November 24, 2015

Kosher Alert BJ’s Cranberry Mix

Brands: Wellsley Farms
Products: Cranberry Mix
Company: BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. Westborough MA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Wellsley Farms Cranberry Mix as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements.   Some labels were printed with a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

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