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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

Passover information on Sprite Soda sold at select Jewel stores

April 15, 2016 from the cRc:
There is a Sprite soda being sold at select Jewel stores and perhaps at other locations that clearly state it is only kosher for the rest of the year and only the Rabbanut of Tel Aviv is willing to state that it is acceptable for Pesach. The cRc is happy to report that the soda meets the cRc high standards and may be used for Pesach.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=PO456

Passover information on Starbucks Via Instant Coffee varieties

April 15, 2016 from the cRc:
The following Starbucks Via Instant Coffee varieties are kosher for Passover with only the OU on the label. They do NOT require specific Passover certification on the label.

  • Veranda Blend Blonde Roast
  • Pike Place Roast Medium Roast Coffee
  • House Blend Medium Roast Coffee
  • Dark Roast Coffee - Italian Roast
  • Dark Roast Coffee - French Roast
  • Medium Roast Coffee - Colombia

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=PO455

Kosher Advisory Streit’s Quinoa and La Bonne Quinoa

April 15, 2016 from the OU: Streit's Quinoa, Aaron Streit Inc. NY NY: Some containers of Streit’s Quinoa UPC Codes 0-70227-60208-0 and LaBonne quinoa UPC Codes 0-43427- 0080-6 and 0-43427-88802-8 labeled with an OU P symbol were found to contain infestation. Any possibly affected product may be returned to the stores for a refund.

Report of insect infestation on some Quinoa products imported from Israel

April 15, 2016 - yudelstake.blogspot.com reported that they found OU-P brands of Quinoa originating from Israel had insect infestation. It is not know where in the supply chain this infectation occured or how widespread it is.
Consumers should check these products for insects before cooking.

Passover alert on HASHAHAR HA’OLE SPECIAL COCOA SPREAD - check labels for Passover symbol

April 12, 2016 From COR Detroit:

HASHAHAR HA’OLE SPECIAL COCOA SPREAD, product of Israel, is available in pareve and dairy versions. The pareve type, which states Pareve and bears OU-P, is OU certified for Pesach and does not contain kitniyos. The dairy type, which states Dairy and contains kitniyos, bears OU-D and states that the OU supervision is for year round and not for Passover, and is not Cholov Yisroel. Check each label carefully.

Passover alert on Lieber’s Plums

April 13, 2016 From COR Detroit:

LIEBER’S WHOLE PURPLE PLUMS in heavy syrup, in 30 oz. cans, is not Kosher for Pesach. The Pesach marking on the label is incorrect and is crossed out, though on some labels the Pesach wording is still legible.
This product was mistakenly sold in the Pesach section at One Stop.

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