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Passover Kashrut Alerts


The following Passover pet food alerts are from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on March 31, 2008 and confirmed for 2009 and March 17, 2009..


Some of the following Evanger’s products may have “Brewers Dried Yeast” listed on the ingredient panel. These products should not be used on Passover even when [incorrectly] bearing “Kosher for Passover” on the label):
CATS: Beef & Liver Dinner, Chicken Dinner, Chicken Liver & Tuna, Seafood Dinner;
DOGS: 100% Beef, All Natural Puppy Food, Beef & Beef By-Products, Beef Chinks Dinner, Beef with Chicken, Beef Chicken & Liver, Beef with Liver, Chicken & Rice Dinner, Chopped Beef Dinner, Chopped Turkey Dinner, Cooked Chicken, Lamb & Rice Dinner, Senior Dinner, Turkey Chunk Stew;

The following information on Passover foods for pets is from various sources and posted on March 17, 2009.


Some common chometz ingredients in pet food from the Star-K:
Wheat (cracked, flour, germ, gluten, ground, grouts, middlings, starch), barley (cracked, flour), oats (flour, grouts, hulled), pasta, rye, and brewer's dried yeast. Any questionable ingredient should be reviewed by a competent rabbinic authority.

Some common ingredients which may be kitniyos but are permitted in pet food:
Beans, buckwheat, brewer’s rice, corn, grain sorghum (milo), millet, peanuts, peas, rice, safflower, sesame, soybeans, soy flour, and sunflower.

Ed.note: A product listing both meat and dairy ingredients may not be used any time during the year.

Ed. Note: Any pet food should be purchased before Passover, so that any possible chometz in the vitamins would be batuled.

From Kosherquest.org: Only clay or wood-based Kitty Litter may be used on Pesach.

Feed available at zoos is often chometz and should not be purchased or fed to the animals on Pesach.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0217

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