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 2020.
The products without certification should be purchased before Passover.
(list updated April 2, 2020.
Products usable for Passover without Passover certification
Raw Chia seeds Acceptable without Passover Certification (cRc) (2020); OU- check
Star-K: Purchase from manufacturers that do not process chometz grains. Consumers are required to carefully check grains BEFORE PESACH for extraneous matter. *
Chia flour- needs Passover certification
Cacao (cocoa) Beans or Nibs:
Acceptable For Passover Without Certification (cRc) (2020)
Cocoa Powder: cRc: Acceptable if 100% pure and not processed in Europe. All Hershey's are acceptable except Special Dark. (2020)
Cacao powder: with no additives is acceptable for Pesach without Pesach approval (OU)
Cocoa: Any domestically produced 100% pure cocoa, with no additives, may be used. However, if label states that it is processed in a plant that processes kitniyos or chometz, then it requires a reliable KFP certification. Star-k (2020)
Cocoa butter Must bear reliable Passover certification (cRc) (2020)
Virgin coconut oil with an OU is acceptable for Pesach without without Passover certification:. (OU) (2020)
Coconut oil - Must bear reliable Passover certification (cRc) (2020)
Trader Joes Organic virgin coconut oil with an OK - not recommended for Passover (2020)
Trader Joes Filtered Coconut oil with a BCK not recommended for Passover (2020)
Kirkland Organic virgin coconut oil- cold pressed; unrefined (London Beth Din) - no P required for people who accept the OU's decision (2020)
Coconut Flour Must bear reliable Passover certification (cRc) (2020)
Coconut Secrets Coconut Flour (Star-K) usable for Passover (2020)
Trader Joes Organic Coconut Flour certified by Kosher Check or Kehila Kosher not usable for Passover (OK). (2020)
Let's Do. Organic Coconut Flour (Heart K) not usable for Passover
Let’s Do Organic Creamed Coconut (Heart K) not usable for Passover
Bob's Red Mill Coconut Flour (Kehilla Kosher, OK) not usable for Passover
Coconut- other products
Shredded: Sweetened or flavored requires Passover certification. If it is not sweetened or flavored, and contains no other ingredients, it is acceptable without Passover certification.(cRc) (2020)
Trader Joes Organic Unsweetened Coconut Chips- no (Kosher Check) (2020)
Trader Joes Coconut Aminos- NO (Kosher Check) (2020)
Kof-K: The following brands of frozen raw unseasoned Whiting and/or Salmon with Kof-K certification which comes from Chile (not the USA or China), may be used on Pesach without special Passover supervision.
The Great Fish Company
Mentas Members Mark
Kirkland Canada (Costco)
Wirthy brand of salmon is NOT usable for Passover 2020.
Fruit - Dried
Dried fruit needs certification unless otherwise noted
Trader Joes Medjool Dates certified by the OU are usable for Passover without a "P" (OU) -(2020)
Happy Apricots (Star-K/No P Required): Apricots Whole; Organic Apricots, Whole
Kirici (Star-K/No P Required): Apricots, Whole
Natural Food Source (Star-K/No P Required): Apricots, Whole
Sunny Fruit (Star-K/No P Required): Apricots, Whole; Figs, Whole
Sunsational Fruits (Star-K/No P Required): Apricots, Whole; Figs, Whole
Sunrose (Star-K/No P Required): Apricots, Whole;Figs, Whole
Fruit, Fresh Pre-Cut
The following companies make a variety of fresh fruit products which may be used for Passover when bearing a P (unless otherwise indicated):
Del Monte (Star-KP Required)
Garden Cut (Star-KP Required)
Lancaster Foods (Star-K/No P Required)
Nature's Promise (Star-K/No P Required)
Sheetz M.T. Go (Star-KP Required)
The Farmer's Market (Star-KP Required)
Frozen fruit may be used without hashgachah if it is not sweetened or cooked and does not contain sensitive additives such as acorbic and citric acid which can be chametz or kitnios (or innocuous), Sugar does not pose a Pesach concern, fruit sweetened with sugar (without any other ingredients) is acceptable for Pesach. (cRc)
All other brands of frozen unsweetened additive-free
(without syrup, citric acid, ascorbic acid, or vitamin C), whole, sliced or formed fruit may be used. The above applies to frozen fruits that do not have an issue with insect infestation, such as sliced peaches, melon balls and cranberries. However, frozen fruit that may be infested (e.g., strawberries) may only be used year-round, including Pesach, when bearing an approved Kashrus symbol. No additional Passover symbol is required.
GRAINS: The following grains (whole grains only) 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);
These grains are kitniot according to the cRc and OU
Maca root powder, raw (Passover) Acceptable without Passover Certification (cRc) (2020)
Hand Sanitizer- If possible purchase before Passover. Can purchase on Passover 2020 due to sakana (Star-K)
Milk and Milk substitutes
Plain liquid Milk -purchase before Passover if it does not bear Passover certification (Star-K)
Lactaid capsules: - Caplets may contain chometz and may not be used on Pesach
. Lactaid Milk may be used on Pesach if purchased BEFORE Pesach. This product is not Cholov Yisroel.
In areas where Kosher for Passover milk is not available, milk should be purchased BEFORE Passover. (Star-K)
Nonfat Dried Milk without additives before Pesach: (Kosherquest.org) (2020)
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).
Meal Mart ground beef should not be used on Pessach unless it bears an OU-P. (OU)
All Solomon’s ground beef, in the original packaging, is Passover approved even without special Passover-designation.
All Solomon's RAW meat factory packed whole are KFP without designated symbol
Beef- factory packed whole
All Solomon's RAW meat are KFP without designated symbol
ground beef is kosher for Passover all year round without any special markings.
Grow and Behold
Grow and Behold meat is kosher for Passover year-round with no additional markings on the package. The ground/chopped meats are kosher for Passover without additional markings, with the exception of the Ground Chicken and Beef Patties, which must say "kosher for Passover" on the label. (Star-K)
All Kol Foods Raw Meat and poultry including ground are KFP no Additional marking is required (Star-K) (2020)
All M & D Glatt Raw Beef Veal and Lamb including ground are KFP no Additional marking is required (Star-K)
All Quality Kosher Poultry is KFP no Additional marking is required (Star-K) (2020)
All Rachel’s Organic and Isaac’s Pride Poultry including ground are KFP no Additional marking is required (Star-K)
All Prime Fleish raw meats are KFP no Additional marking is required (Star-K) (2020)
All Regal raw meats including ground are KFP no Additional marking is required (Star-K) (2020)
Aaron's Best Beef & Poultry raw unprocessed, excluding ground (OU)
Rosenblatt Kosher meats and ground beef usable for Passover if purchased after February 10, 2020, no P required. (cRc) (2020)
Glatt Ranch (Star-K) (2020)
Glatt Ranch Ground Beef requires a "P" to use for Passover
Glatt Ranch whole meat requires Passover certification or the meat needs to be rinsed prior to using
Shirataki Noodles needs certification
OU: Raw: whole, pieces and nut meal are acceptable for Passover, No added ingredients. *
cRc: Whole, slivered, or chopped nuts are acceptable without Passover Certification whether in or out of the shell and even if they are "steam pasteurized", 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). (2020)
OU and Kosherquest: Whole pecans and half pecans do NOT require Kosher for Pesach certification. However, pecan pieces and midget pecans must bear a Kosher for Pesach symbol due to proccesing. (2020)
Pine Nuts Acceptable without Passover Certification if free of BHT/BHA cRc
Star-K: Nurs: Raw, whether they are slivered, whole or chopped nuts (e.g., almonds, pine nuts, walnuts, etc.) without preservatives or other additives, such as BHT or BHA in corn oil, are approved for Passover. If label states that it is processed in a plant that processes kitniyos or chometz, then it requires a reliable KFP certification.
The following processed nuts require KFP certification: Dry roasted, toasted, blanched, and ground. Whole and half pecans are similar to any raw nuts mentioned above; however, pecan pieces and midget pecans must bear a KFP symbol.
Many consider peanuts as kitniyos, which are not permissible on Pesach. (Star-K) (2020)
Almond Meal & flour
Almond Flour needs Passover certification
Costco/Kirkland almond flour with a KORC - Passover is acceptable for Pesach (cRc) (2020)
BARNEY BASICS Almond Flour acceptable without Passover certification (OU)
Golden Orchards Almond Meal-Raw Pareve OU Symbol required. Kosher for Passover without special certification. Raw. No additives.
Cal-Pure Almond Meal Blanched-Raw Pareve OU Symbol required. Kosher for Passover without special certification. Raw. No additives.
Golden Orchards Almond Meal Blanched-Raw Pareve OU Symbol required. Kosher for Passover without special certification. Raw. No additives.
Paramount Farms Almond Meal-Raw Pareve OU Symbol required. Kosher for Passover without special certification. Raw. No additives.
Paramount Farms Almond Meal Blanched-Raw Pareve OU Symbol required. Kosher for Passover without special certification. Raw. No additives.
Cal-Pure Almond Meal-Raw Pareve OU Symbol required. Kosher for Passover without special certification. Raw. No additives.
Blue Diamond Blanched Almond Flour when bearing OK-P
Bob's Red Mill Almond Meal Flour: OK, Teichman not usable for Passover
Trader Joes Blanched Almond Flour is not Kosher for Passover. (OK)
Star-K: Quinoa is Kosher L'Pesach and is not related to the five types of chometz grains, millet or rice. However, because there is a possibility that quinoa grows in proximity to
chometz grains and may be processed in facilities that compromise its Kosher for Passover status, quinoa should be accepted only with a reliable Kosher for Passover approval. The following is certified by the STAR-K:
Natural Earth (Star-KP Required)
Quinoa flour - needs Passover certification
BJ's- Wellesley Farm Quinoa not usable for Passover cRc
The following raisins are approved for use on
Pesach, provided that "oil" does not appear in the
ingredient panel (Star-K:) for more see the OU list:
Berkley & Jensen (No P Required)
California Fruit (No P Required)
Dole (No P Required)
Essential Everyday (No P Required)
Great Value (No P Required)
Market Pantry (No P Required)
outhern Grove (No P Required)
Sun Valley Raisins (No P Required)
Trader Joe’s (No P Required)
Wegmans (No P Required)
Weis (No P Required)
SELTZER: Any unflavored seltzer that does not list any citrates as an ingredient may be used. All flavored seltzer requires KFP certification (Star-K)
Agave Syrup - needs certification for Passover
Honey - needs certification
Maple Syrup- needs certification for Passover
Palm Sugar, Coconut Sugar
Coconut Secrets Crystals (Star-K) usable without Passover certification
Stevia- needs Passover certification
Xylitol: OU: needs Passover certification;
Health Garden: OU-P
Xyla Xylitol no
Lantic (Rogers) Sugar (aside for the icing sugar).(Kosher Check, no P needed)
Lantic & Redpath Brown Sugar (no P needed) (MK & COR)
US Sugar and any generic of the above bearing a BVK: plain granulated sugar 0 usable for Pesach (2020)
Kirkland Organic Sugar (cRc)
Sugar: All 100% Sugar including Organic are KFP. Check ingredient-panel that there is nothing else added. (Star-K) (2020) (ed. note: not brown sugar and not coconut sugar)
Raw vegetables that are usable for Passover do not need a hecksher
Packaged Baby Carrots yes if contain on sensitive additives (cRc); OU-wash first
All fresh packaged salads require KFP certification. All fresh packaged salads certified by STAR-K are Kosher for Passover only when bearing the Star-KP symbol.
Bagged vegetables such as pre-washed lettuce (other than Star-K certified brands above), baby carrots, shredded carrots, shredded cabbage, raw cole slaw mix, etc. are acceptable for Passover use if they do not contain sensitive ingredients. However, they should be purchased prior to Passover and must be checked for insects when necessary. (cRc) (2020)
Frozen Vegetables- need Passover certification (cRc)
Sundried tomatoes require certification (cRc)
SUPREME CUTS Raw Vegetables: Butternut Squash Noodles, Green Zucchini Noodles, Harvest Medley Noodles, Primevera Noodles, Red Beets Noodles, Sweet Potato Noodles, Turnip Noodles, Yellow Squash Noodles usable with plain OU
Del Monte (Star-KP Required): Butternut Squash, Yams, Yellow Squash, Zucchini
Veggie Wash: Fit (OU)- wash product with water before using; contains kitniot
VINEGAR: Requires reliable KFP certification
Roland (Star-K/No P Required): Balsamic Vinega
Personal Care products
Lip balm does not need Passover certification (cRc)
* Note: From the Star-K: If label states that it is processed in a plant that processes
kitniyos or chometz, then it requires a reliable KFP certification. Note: Many consider peanuts as kitniyos, which are not permissible on Pesach. Also, dry roasted nuts and ground nuts require reliable KFP certification.