ALERT: Hershey’s Strawberry Syrup in Israel

10 Tammuz 5771
July 12, 2011

hersheys-strawberry-syrup-1Hershey’s strawberry flavored syrup manufactured in the United States is labeled OU-D. The same product found in stores in Israel bears and OU (without the dairy designation) on the import label.

The OU responded to a JKN inquiry, explaining that the OU on the product sold in Israel, on the label from Mor Yam importer, is “unauthorized”, adding it makes no mention of the dairy designation.

JKN reminds readers that one MUST see the logo of the hashgacha on the original product label and one mustn’t rely on the import label if the original logo is no longer visible. That is to say, one should not assume the kosher logo was covered by the import label.

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4 Comments

  • Gary
    July 12, 2011 - 11:48 | Permalink

    Can this just be an issue of the OU putting a D on items that are not really dairy, something that does not seem to be accepted in Israel?

  • greenwald Arye
    July 12, 2011 - 20:51 | Permalink

    does Hershy”s make this syrup with and without ou supervision?

  • Simon
    July 13, 2011 - 11:01 | Permalink

    This seems more like sloppiness and lack of attention to anything, let alone detail, on the part of the Israeli importer.

  • DCM
    July 13, 2011 - 12:38 | Permalink

    Although the syrup is technically pareve, due to its production on dairy equipment the OU has designated it as OU-D. I understand that the importer erred when making this label, and has now recalled all product for relabeling.

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