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PRE-WASHED PACKAGED ICEBERG LETTUCE SALAD and COLESLAW information

April 17, 2019 from COR Detroit:

PRE-WASHED PACKAGED ICEBERG LETTUCE SALAD and COLESLAW require Pesach approval due to the citric or lactic acid that may be used in the washing process. The following Pesach certified brands are available locally with a P after the Kosher symbol (next to the date code):

From the cRc

Bagged salads (Passover)
Status: Acceptable for Passover if it contains no sensitive additives
All fresh raw and pre-washed bagged Iceberg lettuce and other non-kitniyos vegetables such as whole carrots (regular and baby), shredded and sliced carrots, shredded cabbage and broccoli slaw are acceptable for Passover if they do not contain sensitive ingredients and are purchased before Pesach. The produce must be washed and checked for insects when applicable

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0544

Additional Passover information

April 17, 2019 from cRc:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0549

Passover information on Toothpaste

April 17, 2019 from cRc and COR Detroit:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0548

Passover information on Kirkland brand Almond Flour bearing the KORC

April 17, 2019 from cRc:

Kirkland brand Almond Flour bearing the KORC is acceptable for Pesach use.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0547

Passover information on Baby/Children's Products

April 17, 2019 from COR Detroit:

BABY / CHILDREN PRODUCTS:. For the convenience of our readers, we list here a summary of some commonly used Baby / Children products approved for Pesach by Rabbi Bess / Star-K:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0546

Passover information on Ensure products for Pesach

April 17, 2019 from the Scroll-K of Denver:

The Kashrus Komments mistakenly listed all Ensure products as chametz. The following Ensure products do not contain chametz and may be used by those who need them due to a medical condition:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0545

Clarification: Pesach Guides including Star-K/Rabbi Bess Lists -Naturemade Melatonin
Pesach - Rabbi Bess Cosmetics and Medications Updated

April 10, 2019 from Star-K:

Clarification: Pesach Guides including Star-K/Rabbi Bess Lists, indicate that NatureMade Melatonin is chometz free. Please note that this refers only to NatureMade Melatonin Swallow Tablets. Naturemade also makes a product called “VitaMelts Sleep” made with melatonin. The VitaMelts Sleep contains chometz and should not be used on Pesach.

April 7, 2019 - Link to corrections to Rabbi Bess's list is here

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0543

Israel Cottage Cheese With "Kitnios" Alert From Badatz Mehadrin

April 10, 2019 from Yeshiva World:

"Badatz Mehadrin, the hashgacha of Rabbi Avraham Rubin, announces one who does not eat kitnios on Pesach should be alerted to the fact that 1% cottage cheese from the Strauss Company contains kitnios and is therefore, not mehadrin for Pesach as it is during the year."

"n general, shoppers in Israel are urged to be extremely vigilant, even when shopping in the chareidi supermarkets before Yomtov as too often, there are non-Pesach items mixed in with the Pesach items. This has been found to be the case this year in the supermarkets frequented by chareidim."

"In addition, as is the case with the cottage cheese above, some products on Pesach shift from being mehadrin year-round to non-mehadrin regular kosher on Pesach.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0542

Wakefern Food Corp. Voluntarily Recalls Wholesome Pantry Organic Nut Butters Because of Possible Health Risk

April 12, 2019 from the OU in response to the editor's question:
The Passover certified almond butter that was recalled is Wholesome Pantry Organic Creamy Salted Almond Butter with OU-P, Date code WA9024.


March 28, 2019 from FDA:

Wakefern Food Corp. has initiated a voluntary recall of a variety of Wholesome Pantry Organic nut butters because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Five varieties of nut butters, packed in 16 ounce plastic jars, with best by dates of June 2020 and earlier, have been recalled:


These products were sold in ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer and Dearborn Market stores located in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Delaware, Rhode Island and Virginia. Wakefern was made aware of the issue when their supplier, Oskri Organics Corporation of Lake Mills, WI, notified them that several nut butters produced in their facility had tested positive for Listeria bacteria. Though no Wholesome Pantry Organic nut butters tested positive for the bacteria, a voluntary recall was initiated out of an abundance of caution.

Consumers with questions may call Customer Care at 1-800-746-7748 Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and weekends from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0535

Passover & Kashrus alert - Non-Kosher Shank Bones

April 10, 2019 from Kosher Atlanta:

Shank Bone: Super Markets sometimes give out non-kosher shank bones. Shank bones should only be used if they have proper kosher seals on the packaging.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0541
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