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

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.

September 11, 2015

Kosher Alert EAT Chia! Chia Bites

Brands: EAT Chia
Products: Chocolate Chunk Chia Bites
Company: Drink Chia LLC
Issue:

Mislabeled Product

Product contains chocolate manufactured on Dairy equipment and erroneously bears an OU symbol, not the proper OU D (dairy) designation. However, the product does not contain dairy ingredients.

Some Kashrus agencies use a DE symbol, but the OU has chosen not to use a DE designation because it is felt it may be confusing to the kosher consumer. Also, to be a true DE product, the equipment must be properly cleaned of residue after dairy production, and that level of clean-up is sometimes difficult to maintain and guarantee. DE products may be eaten after meat, but may not be eaten together with or cooked with meat products. Future packaging will be revised.

September 9, 2015

Kosher Alert Jelly Belly Chocolate Dutch Mints

Brands: Jelly Belly
Products: Chocolate Dutch Mints
Company: Jelly Belly Candy Company, Fairfeild CA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Symbol

The Orthodox Union certifies Jelly Belly Chocolate Dutch Mints as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredient statement. Some packaging was printed with a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation. It is primarily sold in the UK. Corrective measures have been implemented.

September 1, 2015

Kosher Alert Nathan’s Hot Fries Potato Snacks

Brands: Nathan's
Products: Hot Fries Potato Snacks
Company: Inventure, Phoenix, AZ
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Symbol

The Orthodox Union certifies Nathan’s Hot Fries potato snacks as an OU D Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients, as indicated in the allergen and ingredient statements. Some product was mistakenly labeled with a plain OU symbol, without the D Dairy designation. Corrective action has been implemented.

September 1, 2015

Kosher Alert Restaurant’s Pride Potato Granules

Brands: Restaurant's Pride Frosty Acres
Products: Potato Granules Complete Mix
Company: F. A. B. Inc., Alpharetta GA
Issue:

Mislabeled Product

The Orthodox Union certifies Restaurant’s Pride Potato Granules as an OU D product. Some boxes have an OU D symbol together with the word “pareve” under the OU D. This foodservice product contains dairy ingredients and it is not pareve. Corrective action has been implemented.

August 13, 2015

Kosher Alert La Fe Seasoned Rice

Brands: La Fe
Products: All varieties of seasoned rice
Company: La Fe Food Company, Moonachie, NJ
Issue:

Varieties of seasoned rice, including Yellow Rice, Seasoned Rice & Black Beans, Mexican Style Seasoned Rice and Seasoned Rice & Red Beans, bear an unauthorized OU and are not kosher. Corrective action has been implemented. If consumers see this product on the market they are asked, if possible, to take a picture of it and report the location to kosherq@ou.org.

August 11, 2015

Kosher Alert Toosum Oatmeal Bars

Brands: Toosum
Products: Blueberry & Greek Yogurt Oatmeal Bars
Company: Toosum Healthy Foods, Seatle WA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Toosum Blueberry & Greek Yogurt Oatmeal Bars as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated on the ingredient and allergen statements. Some packaging was labeled with a plain OU mark, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

August 10, 2015

Kosher Alert Solutions4 Chocolate Shake and Healthy Greens

Brands: Solutions4
Products: Nutritional Shake - Chocolate; Healthy Greens
Company: Beneficial International, Salt lake City, UT
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Solutions4 Nutritional products. Some of their chocolate shakes and Healthy Green products were labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

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