The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.
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Products: All Salads, Tahini, Chumus varieties under the Mediteranee or Prestige brands
Company: Mediteranee Food, Netherlands
The Orthodox Union does not certify Mediteranee Food in The Netherlands. Some of their salads bear an unauthorized OU mark. These products were sold in Slovakia. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Ranch Flavored Sunflower Seeds
Company: Aldi Inc., Batavia IL
Missing D – Dairy Designation
Sunflower Grove Ranch Flavored Sunflower Seeds are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients, as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. Some packaging was printed without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: 9" Deep Dish Pie Shell UPC: 70427 13709
Company: Mrs. Smith’s Bakeries
The OU symbol was inadvertently left off the most recent printing of packaging. The product and UPC listed above is kosher pareve and certified by the OU, even without the OU symbol. Future packaging will bear the OU symbol.
Products: White Fudge Covered Pretzels Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Company: CVS Inc. Woonsocket RI
Missing D-Dairy Designation
The Orthodox Union certifies Gold Emblem White Fudge Covered Pretzels and Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels as OU D-Dairy products. These products contain milk, as indicated in the allergens and ingredients statements. Some packaging was mistakenly printed with a plain OU symbol without the D-Dairy designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Company: Strauss Dairies Israel
Strauss Dairies’ Milky puddings with the OU-D symbol are certified by the Orthodox Union for year round use only and not for Passover. Rabbanut Nahariya certifies this product as kosher for Passover for those who consume Kitniyot on Passover.
Products: Fruit Flavored Antacid
Company: Target Corporation, Minneapolis MN
Target Fruit Flavored Antacid contains carmine, an ingredient that the Orthodox Union treats as non-kosher. Some of those antacids were mistakenly labeled with an OU symbol. Corrective action has been implemented.
Products: Strawberry Flavor and Assorted Fruit Antacid
Company: CVS Pharmacy, Woonsocket RI
CVS Strawberry Flavored and Assorted Fruit Flavored Antacid contains carmine, an ingredient that the Orthodox Union treats as non-kosher. Some of those antacids were mistakenly labeled with an OU symbol. Corrective action has been implemented.
Products: Crackers, Cookies, Wafers
Company: Spartan Stores, Inc. Byron Center MI
The Orthodox Union certifies a variety of Spartan brand crackers, cookies and wafers, some are certified pareve and others are dairy. Some packaging for these products were mistakenly labeled with an OU-P. These products are not kosher for Passover. The latest ‘use by’ date for the mislabeled products is February 2014. Corrective actions were implemented.
Products: Chili Lime Almonds
Company: John B. Sanfilipo & Sons, INC. Elgin, IL
Missing D-Dairy designation
The Orthodox Union certifies Shurfine Chili Lime Almonds as an OU D-Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the allergen and ingredient statements. Some packaging are labeled with an OU without the D-Dairy designation. Corrective actions were implemented.
The Coca-Cola Company manufactures a wide range of concentrates which are used by 7-Eleven in the production of Slurpees. These concentrates are under the supervision of the Orthodox Union. The Orthodox Union, however, does not certify Slurpees sold at 7-Eleven stores.
One of these concentrates is Fanta Pina Colada. This concentrate is certified OU-Dairy. In some 7-Eleven stores placards for this product are on display. The placards contain an error in that the “Dairy” designation of the concentrate has been omitted. Corrective action is being taken.