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Misc. Passover Product Information


This list was prepared by Arlene Mathes-Scharf
The source of the information is listed with the information. More information will be added as it becomes available.
This information is for Passover 2017.
The products without certification should be purchased before Passover.
(list updated March 14, 2017).

Are the following products usable for Passover without Passover certification?

Chia

Cacao Beans or Nibs

Cocoa:

  • cRc: Acceptable if 100% pure and not processed in Europe. All Hershey's are acceptable except Special Dark .
  • Navitas cacao powder (Earth K)
  • Coconut

    Coffee (instant):

    Fish

    Fruit- Dried fruit needs certification unless otherwise noted

  • Gocmez Apricots, Happy Apricots, Sunny Fruit Apricots & Figs (Star-K, no "P" required).

    Hemp- may be used on Passover. Purchase from manufacturers that do not process chometz grains. Consumers are required to carefully check grains BEFORE PESACH for extraneous matter (Star-K)

    Milk and Milk substitutes

    Meat: raw fresh (not ground) Acceptable without Passover Certification if in original packaging cRc
    From the Star-K: All packaged raw meat products should be used with reliable certifying agency Passover approval. If Passover-approved raw meat is not available, or the meat was already purchased without Passover approval, then it should be washed, ideally before Pesach . This should not be done over a Pesach sink. (However, all ground meat products require KFP certification and may not be used on Pesach without KFP certification, even if washed).

    Noodles

    Nuts:
    OU: Raw: whole, pieces and nut meal are acceptable for Passover. *
    cRc: Whole, slivered, or chopped nuts are acceptable without Passover Certification whether in or out of the shell, except if they are (a) blanched or roasted (all varieties), (b) finely ground into a powder, such as almond flour, (c) contain BHT or BHA, (d) shelled pecans (all varieties), or (e) peanuts (which are kitnios). The OU also requires certification for pecans.

    Oil: from Star-K

    Quinoa

    Sweeteners

    Vegetables:

    Personal Care products