The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.
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Company: La Bonne, Maspeth Queens
Some containers of LaBonne quinoa UPC Codes 0-43427- 0080-6 and 0-43427-88802-8 labeled with an OU P symbol were found to contain infestation. Any possibly affected product may be returned to the stores for a refund.
Under proper storage conditions, it is unusual to find infestation in these products sold in the United States. However, consumers should be aware that grains could develop infestation when stored in warm areas. To determine whether quinoa (or any other grains) are possibly affected, spread them evenly on a white surface and visually inspect them under good light prior to use.
Products: Spinach Quiche; Chicken Pot Pie; Quiche Lorraine
Company: Hannaford Bros. Co. Scarborough ME
The Orthodox Union does not certify Hannaford Spinach Quiche, Chicken Pot Pie and Quiche Lorraine. Some of those products bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: Balsamic Vinegar and Flavored Oils
Company: Productos Encurtidos S.A Peru
The Orthodox Union does not certify any El Olivar products. Some of their products are labeled with an unauthorized OU. These products are only sold in Peru. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Dill Pickles (in a glass jar)
Company: Inlico, Sussen Germany
The Orthodox Union does not certify Inlico Vkus Lieta Dill Pickles. This product is labeled in Russian, and bears an unauthorized OU symbol. It is distributed in Germany and possibly other parts of Europe. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Amish Brinza Cheese
Company: Nationwide Dairy Inc., Brooklyn NY
The Orthodox Union does not certify Biolife Amish Brinza Cheese. Some cheese was labeled with an unauthorized OU D symbol. The mislabeled product is being withdrawn from the marketplace. If you see this product in the marketplace with an OU symbol, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Products: Organic Energy Chews - Strawberry
Company: ProBar LLC, Salt Lake City UT
The Orthodox Union does not certify strawberry flavored Bolt Organic Energy Chews. This product bears an unauthorized OU Symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: • Berry Berry Good Lemonade • Goodness Grapeness • Appley Ever After • Super Fruit Punch • Tropical Tango Punch/ Twisted Tropical Tango
Company: Honest Tea
Effective April 1st, 2016 – the Honest Kids brand beverages listed above will contain non-certified grape juice. Products bearing the OU symbol were produced prior to the change and are certified. All other Honest beverages bearing the OU symbol are kosher certified.
Effective March 31st, 2016- The Orthodox Union will no longer be certifying Rita’s Coney Island, located on Surf Avenue in Brooklyn.
Products: Bicerin Originale Di Giandujotto Liqueur and Bicerin Original White Liqueur
Company: Nuove Distillerie Vincenzi SRL, Italy
The Orthodox Union certifies Bicerin Originale Di Giandujotto Liqueur and Bicerin Original White Liqueur only when bearing the OU symbol. Miniatures bottles of these products are currently being sold in stores without the OU Symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify those miniature bottles and consumers should not assume those miniature bottles are kosher certified products.
Products: 99% Fat Free Vanilla Flavored Lowfat Yogurt
Company: Driftwood Dairy, El Monte CA
The Orthodox Union does not currently certify Driftwood 99% Fat Free Vanilla Flavored Lowfat Yogurt. This product contains gelatin. The containers are labeled with a ‘K’ on the cup, however, some lids bear an unauthorized OU. Corrective actions have been implemented.
The company is working to reformulate this product, and the Orthodox Union anticipates certifying this product. The certified product will bear an OU D on both the cup and the lid.