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: Baked Vegetarian Beans
Company: Port Royal Sales, Woodbury NY
Port Royal Premium Baked Vegetarian Beans are certified by the Orthodox Union. A limited quantity of non kosher beans were labeled with the Port Royal Premium Baked Vegetarian Beans labels, bearing the OU Symbol. The mislabeled product is being withdrawn from the marketplace. The properly labeled Port Royal Baked Vegetarian Beans contain the letters “FDV” as part of the production code that is on the can.
Products: Goodness Grapeness Organic Fruit Drink
Company: Honest Tea, Bethesda MD
The Orthodox Union no longer certifies Honest Kids Goodness Grapeness fruit drink. Drink boxes of this product without the OU are being sold in bulk containers that may show a picture of drink boxes with an OU symbol. This is not an indication of kosher certification.
In addition, any individual drink boxes of Goodness Grapeness having March or April inkjetted date codes, and the letters …PWB, bear an unauthorized OU. Goodness Grapeness produced in March or April (as per date code) and bearing the OU is acceptable provided that the date code does NOT show the letters …PWB. Product made prior to March and bearing the OU is acceptable with any code.
Products: Red Velvet Cake
Company: BJ's, Westborough MA
Unauthorized OU D
The Orthodox Union does not certify Wellsley Farms Red Velvet Cake. Some labels for this product bear an unauthorized OU D Symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Mango in Mango Pudding
Missing OU-D Dairy symbol
The Orthodox Union certifies Dole Mango in Mango Pudding as an OU D-Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. Some packaging was mistakenly labeled with a plain OU symbol without the D-Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: Super Fruit Punch
Company: Honest Tea, Bathesda MD
The Orthodox Union no longer certifies Honest Kids Super Fruit Punch. Some bottles were labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol. The affected product contains either one of the following production codes: APR2317BAC or APR2317BAD. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: Frozen Chilean Sea Bass
Company: Costco Wholesale Foods, Seattle WA
The Orthodox Union does not certify Kirkland Signature Chilean Sea Bass. Some packaging was printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: Pancake & Sausage on a Stick
Company: Hy-Vee, Inc., West Des Moines, Iowa
Unauthorized OU D
The Orthodox Union does not certify HyVee Pancake & Sausage on a Stick. This product is not kosher and bears an unauthorized OU D symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Company: Forman Kosher Caterers, Danbury CT
It has come to the Orthodox Union’s attention that the www.formancaterersandevents.com website, operated by Forman Kosher Caterers, is displaying unauthorized OU symbols. The Orthodox Union does not currently certify Forman Kosher Caterers. Corrective measures are being implemented.
Products: Creamy Coconut Fruit Bar
Company: Wells Dairy, Le Mars TX
Missing D – Dairy Designation
The Orthodox Union certifies FrozFruit Creamy Coconut Fruit Bars as an OU D-Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. Some packaging was labeled with a plain OU symbol without the D-Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: Tuna Chunks in Sunflower Oil
Company: Marina Group, Hebron Israel
The Orthodox Union generally certifies Marina Tuna Chunks in Sunflower Oil, however, Marina Tuna Chunks bearing the following codes were manufactured without OU supervision and bear an unauthorized OU:
MN5INN ALNNBAZ together with any of the following codes 8EB10; 9ABCK; 9AB3K; 9A9CK; 9ACCM; 9AC3M; 9AD3M; 9ADCM; 9AECM; 9AE3M; 9AFCM; 9AF3M; 9AC3K; 9ACCK; 9AD3K; 9ADCK; 9AE3K; 9AECK; 9AF3K; 9AFCK; 9ALCK; 9AM3K.
This product is sold in the West Bank.