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Passover alert - Benefiber & other Passover fiber supplement information

March 30, 2017 from the OU:

n the 2017 edition of the OU Guide for Passover (page 100) Nutrisource Benefiber is listed as approved for those who are ill. The correct name for this product is Nutrisource Fiber. It should be noted that a product called Benefiber, manufactured by Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) contains wheat dextrin (as listed in the ingredients label) and is chametz and one should not eat or possess this product on Passover. Another product called Benefiber, manufactured by Novartis and sold in Israel, contains guar gum (as listed on the ingredients label) and is chametz-free.

From the COR:

  • Benefibre is acceptable for use on Passover in Canada. Benefibre from the United States has a different formula and is not kosher for Passover.
  • Restoralax is acceptable for use on Passover.
  • Original Coarse Metamucil is acceptable for use on Passover. It is also kitniyot free.

The following fiber supplements are listed as usable for Passover by the cRc

  • Citrucel Caplets
  • Dulcolax Suppository
  • Fibercon Caplets
  • Miralax Powder
  • Pedia-Lax Suppository
  • Peri-Colace Tablets
  • Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia Caplets
  • Prunelax Ciruelax Tablets
  • Senokot Tablets
  • Senokot-S Tablets
  • Walgreens Mineral Oil

Also from the cRc:

  • Pure psyllium Husk is Acceptable Without Pesach Certification

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0481

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