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

September 12, 2016

Kosher Alert Meijer No Salt Potato Chips

Brands: Meijer
Products: No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Company: Meijer, Grand Rapids MI

Mislabeled OU

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.     


September 8, 2016

Kosher Alert PhiNaturals Collagen

Brands: PhiNaturals
Products: Collagen Complete (collagen formula)
Company: Excel Nutritionals LLC., Tierra Verde FL

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does nor certify PhiNaturals Collagen Complete formula.  This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

September 6, 2016

Kosher Alert Fun Filled Hoop

Brands: Fun Filled Hoop
Products: Fun Filled Hoop (gumballs)
Company: American Finished Products Inc., Bronx NY

Unauthorized OU

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.

August 31, 2016

Kosher Advisory Sunny Select Bean Soup Mix

Brands: Sunny Select
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.

August 25, 2016

Kosher Alert Polar Mandarin Orange Gel Cups

Brands: Polar
Products: 3.5 oz Mandarin Orange Gel Cups
Company: MW Polar Foods

Unauthorized OU

Polar brand 3.5 oz Mandarin Orange Gel Cups bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

August 24, 2016

Kosher Alert Golpar brand products

Brands: Golpar
Products: Cucumber Pickles
Company: Del Sol Food Products

Unauthorized OU

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

August 17, 2016

Kosher Alert Bill Baron’s Parmesan Panko

Brands: Bill Baron's
Products: Parmesan Panko
Company: Bill Baron's Specialty Foods, Martinez CA

Unauthorized OU

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.

August 15, 2016

OU Kosher Alert – Unger’s Pearled Barley

Brands: Unger's
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.

August 9, 2016

OU Kosher Advisory Heinz Mustard

Brands: Heinz
Products: Mustard
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.

August 5, 2016

Kosher Alert Imperial Garden

Brands: Imperial Garden
Products: Frozen Organic Brown Rice, Edamame & Kale
Company: JYC International Inc., Houston TX

Unauthorized OU

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.

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