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Passover Kashrut Alerts


Pesach Kosher Alert Mikee's Apricot Candied Chicken Sauce

April 22, 2016 - From the Kof-K:
Pesach Kosher Alert Mikee's Apricot Candied Chicken Sauce
Please note this product bearing lot number L1615C and labeled Kosher for Passover in fact, by accident, contains 5% Kitniyot. For further information email Mreich@kof-k.org.

Toothpaste and Mouthwash for Passover

April 20, 2016 - From the Atlanta Kashruth Commission:
Toothpaste and Mouthwash
The following brands ARE acceptable:

  • Toothpaste- Colgate (All), Tom’s of Maine, Aim (All), Arm & Hammer, Close Up, Orajel, Ultrabrite Mentadent, Aquafresh, Pepsodent, Sensodyne, Close Up
  • Mouthwash- Listerine: Advanced Citrus, Antiseptic (Gold), Cool Mint, Fresh Burst, Soft Mint, Total Care Zero, Zero. Scope (All), Act, Colgate (Listerine strips are not approved for Passover)

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=PO465

Tofu is NOT acceptable for Passover

April 18, 2016 - From the Scroll-K:
Tofu is NOT acceptable for Passover, even for Sefaradim. Tofu is made by extraction methods that use grain alcohol in the processing of the soybeans.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=PO464

Honey from Turkey or from China

April 18, 2016 - From the Scroll-K:
Honey imported from Turkey even when bearing a kosher symbol, should be suspected all year around for adulteration. For Passover it should not be used without proper "Kosher for Passover" certification. One brand of honey produced in Turkey was found to contain 100% corn or cane syrup - no honey whatsoever was in the product. The kosher certification displayed was unauthorized. Honey from China should also be avoided.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=PO463

Passover information on Canned fish including canned Pillar Rock Salmon

April 15, 2016 from the cRc and cRc Twitter feed:
Canned fish must bear Passover certification
All Pillar Rock Salmon in cans (with only salt and water added) is acceptable for Pesach with only the OU on the label. The "P" is not required.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=PO457

Passover information on purified water enhanced with minerals

April 18, 2016 - https://www.ou.org/news/pesach-5776-top-10-faqs/
Q: AQ: Does purified water enhanced with minerals require Passover certification? A: Although the OU approves bottled and distilled water without Passover certification, when it comes to enhanced water an OU-P is required. This is due to the fact that the enhanced water may contain sensitive ingredients such as citric acid, which may be derived from corn starch or amylase.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=PO462

Passover information on Blanched Almonds and Steam Pasteurized Nuts

April 18, 2016 - https://www.ou.org/news/pesach-5776-top-10-faqs/
Q: Are blanched almonds kosher for Passover without an OU-P?
: Yes, blanched almonds are acceptable for use on Passover without special certification.

Q: Are steam pasteurized nuts kosher for Passover without Passover certification?
A: Steam pasteurized nuts are acceptable for use on Passover without Passover certification provided that there are no other additives noted.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=PO461

Freeda Vitamins Pesach List - 5776

April 18, 2016 - List of Freeda Vitamin products that contain kitniot and do ot contain kitniot is here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=PO460

Cosmetics and Medications Updates from Rabbi Bess

April 18, 2016 - Pesach - Cosmetics and Medications Updates from Rabbi Bess are at http://kehilasyaakov.org/pesach.html

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=PO459

Passover information on Parchment Papers for Passover

April 15, 2016 from the cRc:
The following brands of parchment paper only require the Star K certification. The "P" Passover certification is not needed on the label.

  • 365 Everyday Value
  • Artbake
  • Beyond Gourmet
  • Brown Paper Goods
  • Chef LeBon
  • Companions
  • D&W Finepack
  • Economic Choice
  • First Mark
  • First Value
  • Handy Wacks
  • If You Care
  • Master Baker
  • McNairn
  • Norpak
  • Palisades Packaging
  • Papercon
  • Paperchef
  • The Pampered Chef
The following brands of parchment paper only require the OU certification. The "P" Passover certification is not needed on the label.
  • Essential Everyday
  • Everyday Chef
  • Great Value
  • Meijers
  • Reynold's
  • Roundy's

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=PO458
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