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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Products: SweeTarts Chews
Company: Nestle USA Inc., Glendale CA
The Orthodox Union certifies Wonka SweeTarts Chews as a Pareve product. Some labels were mistakenly printed with an OU D – Dairy mark although this product is Pareve. Future packaging has been revised.
Products: Mini Red Ju Ju Fish
Company: Marlow Candy Englewood, NJ
Marlow Mini Red Ju Ju Fish are not certified by the Orthodox Union. Some packages were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Company: Green Juice Market Miami Beach, FL
Green Juice Market, located at 509 West 41 Street (Arthur Godfrey Road) Miami Beach, Florida, printed menus with an unauthorized OU symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify Green Juice Market. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Products: Chai Latte Black Tea
Company: Twinings - Keurig
Missing D – Dairy Designation
Twining Chai Latte Black Tea in K-Cup packs are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains milk as indicated on the cup’s label. Some labels and outer boxes were printed without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Products: Instant Chicken Soup in Small Cups
Company: Poppy's Soups - Deerfield IL
Poppy’s Chicken Soup, in small cups made for use in brewing machines, bear an unauthorized OU. This product does not contain chicken but does contain dairy. Corrective measures are being implemented.
Products: Pumpkin Juice Puree
Company: Giavico International, Vietnam
Due to production technicalities, the Orthodox Union is no longer certifying Giavico Pumpkin Juice Puree, an industrial ingredient. This does not affect the kosher status of the other Giavico products that bear the OU symbol.
Products: Smart Balance Buttery Spread Original
Company: Smart Balance
Small, 7.5-ounce tubs of Smart Balance Buttery Spread Original (OU-DAIRY) have replaced the older, small tubs of Smart Balance Buttery Spread with Flaxseed Oil (OU-Pareve.) Please check the symbol on Smart Balance containers to confirm dairy or pareve status. Also, other Smart Balance spreads come in regular versions (DAIRY) and light versions (PAREVE.) These include Smart Balance with Omega-3, and Smart Balance with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Please check the symbols accordingly.
In general, consumers should always check for the presence of a kosher symbol and the Dairy/ Pareve status, especially with similar products within a brand. The status can change or the kosher certification may be removed.
Products: Mini Pancakes
Company: Aldi Inc. Batavia, IL
Missing D – Dairy designation
Breakfast Best Mini Pancakes is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients, as indicated in the allergen and ingredient statements. Some packaging was printed with a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Products: Sour Cream & Onions Potato Crisps
Company: Foodhold USA LLC, Landover MD
Missing D – Dairy designation
The Orthodox Union certifies Foodhold’s Sour Cream & Onion Potato Crisps as an OU D -Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements. Some packaging was printed without the D – Dairy designation. This product is sold in some Stop & Shop and Giant stores. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Products: Pistachio Pesto
Company: Santa Barbara Pistachio Company, Santa Barbara CA
Santa Barbara Company’s Pistachio Pesto bears an unauthorized OU mark. The Orthodox Union does not certify this product. Corrective measures have been implemented.