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Important Info from the OU on Dairy Equipment

The Silk non dairy Milks are labeled OUD, but in fact, its true status, at the present time, is DE (Dairy Equipment).

The following products are labeled OUD, but in fact, its true status, at the present time, is DE (Dairy Equipment):
Haagen Dazs Chocolate Sorbet
Haagen Dazs Cranberry Blueberry Sorbet
Haagen Dazs Mango Sorbet
Haagen Dazs Orchard Peach Sorbet
Haagen Dazs Raspberry Sorbet
Haagen Dazs Strawberry Sorbet
Haagen Dazs Zesty Lemon Sorbet

Bark thins

Cracker Jack Original

CVS and Ludens cough drops

Kirkland Signature dark chocolate super fruits

Crunchmaster baked kale crackers
Crunchmaster Multigrain – Sea Salt Rice Cracker
Crunchmaster Multi-Grain Crackers
Crunchmaster Multigrain Crackers 5 Seed
Crunchmaster Original Multiseed Crackers
Crunchmaster Sea Salt Edamame Chips
Crunchmaster Toasted Sesame Baked Rice Crisps
Crunchmaster toasted sesame, brown rice and chick pea crackers


What does DE mean? Parve products made with heat on dairy equipment may be eaten after meat, but not with meat.

Some kashrus agencies use a DE symbol, but the OU has chosen not to use a DE designation because it is felt it may be confusing to the kosher consumer. Also, to be a true DE product, the equipment must be properly cleaned of residue after dairy production, and that level of cleanliness is sometimes difficult to maintain and guarantee.

At the present time the following Oreo Sandwich Cookies do not contain dairy ingredients, though they are manufactured on dairy equipment:

– Original Oreo Sandwich Cookies
– Oreo Double Stuf Sandwich Cookies
– Oreo Original Mega Stuff Sandwich Cookie
– Mini Original Oreo Sandwich Cookies
– Chocolate Oreo Sandwich Cookies
– Golden Oreo Sandwich Cookies
– Triple Double Oreo Sandwich Cookies
– Oreo Thins Sandwich Cookies

The equipment is not necessarily cleaned before the production of these cookies, and there may be a small amount of dairy residue present. Nonetheless, the dairy component would be minimal, and from a Halachic perspective, the dairy residue is nullified (botel bishishim) and of no consequence. The bottom line of all this is that these cookies may be consumed after meat and poultry, but not simultaneously.

Please note that it is possible that the manufacturer will reformulate this product and add a true dairy ingredient. You will not be able to know this, since the OUD kosher symbol will remain the same. We recommend that you call our office every 3 months to reconfirm the DE status of this product.

The Mrs. T’s Classic Onion Pierogies are actual dairy.


Please do not hesitate to contact us again should you have any further questions.




The Web(be) Rebbe

Orthodox Union Kashruth Division