Received From COR of Greater Detroit: Oreo Cookies

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The O/U has recently issued the following information regarding the dairy status or Oreo Cookies:

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 Stuf Sandwich Cookies

Mini Original 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 B’shishim) and of no consequence from a Kashrus perspective.  The bottom line is that these cookies may be consumed after meat and poultry but not together with meat and poultry (simultaneously).

The O/U recommends that Kosher consumers check regularly with the O/U office to confirm the status of these items as sometimes the manufacturer may choose to reformulate a product and add dairy ingredients.  Since these products already bear an O/UD symbol, formulation changes would not be reflected in this Kosher logo.