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Passover Kashrut Alerts


The Passover information is from the Kof-K on March 23, 2015.

KOF-K is pleased to certify PEPSI New York Kosher for Passover2015
The followingvarieties are certified Kosher L’Pesach when bearing the KOF-K Passover symbol on the cap or can:

  • Canada Dry Ginger Ale – Regular,Diet
  • Dr. Brown’s Cherry & Cream –Regular, Diet
  • Pepsi Cola – Regular, Diet, Caffeine Free
  • Schweppes Seltzer & Club Soda
  • Sierra Mist – Regular, Diet

A limited production of Passover certified Pepsi Cola 2 liter incorrectly lists cornsweetener in the ingredient legend.
The product wasmanufactured with Kosher L’Pesach Sugar sweetener and is certified Kosher L’Pesach by the KOF-K.

The kosher symbol on a soda is the symbol of the agency certifying the bottling plant. So, in other locations, Passover certified products may bear a KP or the kosher symbol with a P.
The areas where the Passover Pepsi was produced is New York area, New Jeresy, Florida and IndianaBottlers who have ordered KFP product are located in Piscataway, NJ, Riviera Beach, FL, College Point, NY and Munster, IN.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0422

The following Passover information is from the CRC posted on March 12, 2015 with correction below on March 26, 2015.

Ground coffee beans (not instant coffee) packed at the coffee bean company that are not flavored or decaf, are fine without Passover certification. However, if the coffee is ground at a retail store, you must be certain that the grinding machine is completely clean, which may be close to impossible to do.

All Green Mountain non-flavored and non-decaf "K" cups with the plain OU is acceptable for Pesach this year.

K-Cup coffees and teas now require Passover certification even if the contents are just plain unflavored coffee and tea. The brewers may not be used on Yom Tov or Shabbos and the brewer must be one that is only used for Passover.

Correction: Starbucks OU certified VIA coffee (unflavored)is certified for Passover. Decaffeinated is not certified for Passover.

From a reader: Nespresso is certified for Passover by the Rabbanut of Basel (see picture)

Instant coffee- regular

  • Folgers Special Roast Instant Coffee, Regular-Pareve-OU Kosher for Passover without special certification. Symbol required.
  • Nescafe Taster's Choice: Taster's Choice Instant Coffee Regular (All Sizes) Pareve OU Kosher for Passover without special certification. Symbol required.
  • Nescafe Taster's Choice: Taster's Choice Instant Coffee Regular Single Serve Packets Pareve OU Kosher for Passover without special certification. Symbol required.
  • Elite Instant Coffee 200gm Pareve OU-P Kosher for Passover ONLY when bearing special certification. Symbol required.

Instant coffee- Decaf

  • Folgers Classic Decaf Instant Pareve OU Kosher for Passover without special certification. Symbol required.
  • Ellis Coffee Decaf Pareve OU Kosher for Passover without special certification. Symbol required.
  • Folgers Gourmet Supreme Coffee, Decaf Pareve OU Kosher for Passover without special certification. Symbol required.
  • Hena Decafe (Non Flavored) Coffee Pareve OU Kosher for Passover without special certification. Symbol required.
  • Brooklyn Coffee House Decafe (Non Flavored) Coffee Pareve OU Kosher for Passover without special certification. Symbol required.
  • Elite Instant Coffee 200gm Pareve OU-P Kosher for Passover ONLY when bearing special certification. Symbol required.
  • Folgers Special Roast Instant Coffee, Regular Pareve OU Kosher for Passover without special certification. Symbol required

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0407

The Passover advisory is from the Kosherquest.org on March 23, 2015.

Resource Benefiber is only Kosher for Pesach when ordered specially from Nestle Nutrition and made from guar gum. the regular Benefiber product, produced by Novartis, is made from wheat dextrin and is Chometz.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0421

The Passover advisory is from the Kosherquest.org on March 23, 2015.

Nestea Instant Tea is only Kosher for Pesach Regular Unflavored. Decaffeinated is not approved for Pesach.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0420

The Passover advisory is from the Kosherquest.org on March 23, 2015.

Be alert for products on the shelf this year that bear a Hashgacha for Pesach that include Kitniyos. The O/U and the Star K, among others, have given Hashgacha to many Kitniyos produts. The symbol is O/UP-Kitniyot or Star-S. Ashkenazic Jews and Sephardim, whose minhag it is to NOT eat Kitniyos should be aware of the growing number of Pesach products available that contain Kitniyos and are reserved only for those Sephardic Jews whose minhag it is to eat Kitniyos on Pesach.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0419

The Passover advisory is from the Kosherquest.org on March 23, 2015.

Caution should be used when buying Matzos to be sure that they are no in the category of "Matzah Ashira". Some brands that produce Matzah Ashira are; Aviv, Hagada, Holiday, Horowitz Margareten, Jerusalem, King Star, Manischewitz, Matzot Carmel, Osem, Rishon, Shibolim, Shoprite, Yanovsky and Yehuda.
Some types of Matzah Ashira include:

  • Egg Matzoh
  • Chocolate Covered Matzohs
  • Sweet Matzo Crackers
  • Egg & Honey Matzohs

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0418

The following Canadian Passover alerton is from the MK on March 23, 2015.

Please be advised that all kosher for passover products from the companies listed below are gebrokst and not made from shmure matzoh:

  • Adam The Caterer
  • Ernie & Ellies
  • Kosher Quality
  • Paradise Kosher
  • Renaissance
  • Westminster Gourmet

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0417

The following Passover information is from the OK dated March 19, 2015.

FS Sanka decaffeinated instant coffee individual packets labeled OK packaged in boxes labeled OK-P are Kosher for Passover and are permissible to use.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0416

The following Passover information is from the OU in response to the editor's question on March 23, 2015.

Editor's question: How are the OU certified dairy products labeled for Passover?
Answer: The cottage cheese always must have kosher for Passover laser printed on the lid. Liquid milk uses OU-P or KP in the date code on the carton.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0415

The following revised Passover information is from the COR Detroit on March 20, 2015.

FIT FRUIT & VEGETABLE WASH: The OU has informed us that this product, which is listed in the OU Pesach Guide, contains kitniyos, and may be used on Pesach provided that one makes sure to thoroughly rinse the produce afterwards.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0402
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