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The following Passover alert is from the COR Detroit on April 3, 2014.

COBURN FARMS “EGGZACTLY" LIQUID EGG PRODUCT sold locally at Save-A-Lot bears an OU-P on some of the display cases containing 12 containers, but the individual 16 oz. containers themselves bear only a plain OU. These should not be used for Pesach.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0385

The following Passover information is from the Kansas City Vaad twitter feed on April 1, 2014.

The Chicago Rabbinical Council considers Cumin Kitniyot and the OU does not, consult your Rabbi to find out what you should do.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0384

The following Passover information is from Manischewitz on April 1, 2014 in response to a reader's question.

The following products mostly distributed in Canada had a voluntarily withdrawal by Manischewitz for a quality issue with the following dates only:

  • One code of Manischewitz Matzo Meal Manischewitz Matzo Meal in the 16oz and the 27oz sizes with a date code of Jan 24, 2015
  • Matzo Farfel 398g exp Jan. 22, 2015

Consumers can return the product to the store where it was purchased, or contact Deborah.ross@manischewitz.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0383

The following Passover information is from the Hakhadl.info on March 25, 2014.

The Kollel Los Angeles, under the leadership of Rabbi Gershon Bess, Shlita, has once again prepared 5774: A Passover Guide To Cosmetics And Medications, a detailed list of acceptable products that may be used on Pesach, which is available by contacting the Kollel at 323-933-7193. Rabbi Bess writes that HaRav Elyashiv, Z’tl, and yblch’t HaRav Wosner, Shlita, urged his continued publication of this listing--both for reasons in Halacha and in Minhag Yisrael. At the outset of the Guide, Rabbi Bess warns “no one should refrain from taking any required medication, even if it contains Chometz, without first consulting his/her physician and Rav.” Rabbi Bess also notes that the list (unless otherwise indicated) does not address whether a particular product is Kosher--but only its Chometz-free status. Something can, of course, be non-Kosher and Chometz-free. Of particular note is that items in the Crest, Herbal Essence, Pantene, Mary Kay, Cortizone, Claritin and Amoxicillin lines do contain Chometz. Additionally, Lactaid remains a Chometz issue. Page 4 of the Guide provides a list of ingredients to be on the lookout for. Page 64 of the Guide provides a list of products to be on the lookout for.
For questions to Rabbi Bess regarding the Guide, one may email rgbess@hotmail.com. In the upcoming weeks, for the latest updates (not yet updated for this year) to the Guide, we refer you to www.kehilasyaakov.org.
From the Star-K: Rabbi Bess's Guide is available for purchase on your smart phone. Search for Star-K where you get apps.


The following Passover information is from the Atlanta Kashrut Commission posted on March 26, 2014.

The following medicinal ingredients are not kosher for Pesach:

The following Passover information is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission on March 28, 2014.

Special AKC Passover Certification has been given to Kroger Brand Orange Juice without Calcium, bearing plant #13-250, the letters “AKC-P” on the inkjet of the container and an expiration date of APRIL 22 – MAY 17.

Special AKC Passover Certification has been given to Kroger Brand unflavored milk (Homogenized (whole) milk, 2%, 1%, Skim milk) bearing plant #13-250, the letters “AKC-P” on the inkjet of the container and an expiration date of APRIL 12 – APRIL 30.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0382

The following Passover alert is from the cRc posted on March 27, 2014.

All Green Mountain non-flavored and non-decaf "K" cups with the plain OU is acceptable for Pesach this year.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0380

The following Passover alert is from the cRc posted on March 27, 2014.

There are basically two types of parchment paper, Quilon and Silicone. All Quilon type paper requires a reliable hashgacha during the year while the silicone type does not. Both require special Pesach certification.
This is not to be confused with wax paper or freezer paper which do not require any certification during the year or for Pesach.
All parchment paper under the certification of the Star K is permissible for Pesach even without Passover certification.
The following brands certified by the OU do not require Passover certification:


    Kirkland
    Member's Mark
    Reynolds

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0379

The following Passover alert is from the Kosherquest.org on March 2, 2014.

Affula Sunflower Seeds have a "Kosher for Passover" designation, when, in fact, they are Kitniyos and intended for use only by those Sephardim who have the minhag to eat Kitniyos.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0378

The following Passover advisory the OU on March 19, 2014.

The OU recommends Nestea Instant Tea – caffeinated version only – for use on Pesach.

The OU does not recommend the decaffeinated version of this product during Pesach.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0376

The following Passover information regarding fish is from the OU and Kof-K on March 11, 2014.

The following fish products are usable without Passover certification

  • OU: Kirkland Frozen Wild Salmon following rinsing with water
  • OU: Kirkland: Frozen Atlantic Salmon
  • C. WIRTHY & CO. ATLANTIC SALMON FROZEN FILLETS (plain unseasoned, raw) bearing a Kof-K and stating Product of Chile is Kosher for Pesach.
  • FISHIN brand FROZEN WHITING FILLETS (plain unseasoned, raw) bearing a Kof-K and stating Product of Chile is Kosher for Pesach.
  • Plain Pillar Rock Salmon (cRc)

From the cRc: Fresh Fish: Acceptable without Passover Certification. One should wash the fish well in cold water before use.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0373
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