UPDATE: OU Kashrus: Some Pringles contain pure Dairy

Last month, TLS reported about new batches of barbecue Pringles listed as OU-D.

TLS immediately contacted the OU Kashrus, who initially told us the company decided approximately one to two months ago to list it as Dairy, however, the Dairy is not referring to the ingredients, but rather the equipment (Keilim).

After presenting the Kashrus organization with a photo of a container that lists Whey in the ingredients, they did additional research into the matter.

Today, OU Kashrus released the following statement to TLS:

“Pringles is changing many of their OU pareve potato crisps to OU dairy. This may or may not be a result of a product reformulation.

If a Pringles product is marked OUD and ingredients state ‘whey’ or ‘milk’, it is real dairy. If the ingredients don’t state ‘whey’ or ‘milk’, it is dairy equipment. Those that have the plain OU designation are pareve. Consumers should always be careful to check for the kosher designation.”



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There are 10 Comments to "UPDATE: OU Kashrus: Some Pringles contain pure Dairy"

  • realtor says:

    sodium cassinate.or buttermilk is also dairy
    if it says by the allergins contains milk it definitley dairy

  • Sam says:

    How come they said its pareve a few weeks ago???? And why does it take so long to release such an important statement???

  • Formerlkwdkid says:

    It can say milk by the allergens yet contain only a minute amount of milk that is halachically insignificant.

  • Tired yid says:

    It seems every few years another company learns the hard way. A product which has been Pareve for years suddenly becomes Milchig. Is it cheaper to make? Should it taste better with dairy ingredients? Obviously, it is not Cholov Yisrael. Most of us want only CY. If we have been a community buying so much, then the lower sales will talk. We gave up Pringles years ago, because we found many healthier nosh.

  • Truth says:

    Tired Yid: wishful thinking. Even with all those careful to eat only cholov Yisroel buying these products, those sales revenues are a teeny blip on the company’s radar. It is a small fraction of their huge overall sales.

  • Elliot says:

    Why did the ou have to do research, Shouldn’t they be the first to know what is going on with the ingredients?

  • Just wondering says:

    Truth: Yes, but what about all those allergic to dairy?

  • Truth says:

    To just wondering : I don’t have statistics but I would imagine the amount of people allergic to dairy is also a teeny percentage of their overall sales.

  • Yaakov says:

    Why is my comment awaiting moderation?

  • lol says:

    is this from Israel? it has so much Hebrew on it