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The following Passover alert is from the OU on April 4, 2014.

Spartan Crackers, Cookies, Wafers, Spartan Stores, Inc. Byron Center MI: The Orthodox Union certifies a variety of Spartan brand crackers, cookies and wafers, some are certified pareve and others are dairy. Some packaging for these products were mistakenly labeled with an OU-P. These products are not kosher for Passover. The latest 'use by' date for the mislabeled products is February 2014. Corrective actions were implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0391

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

"Resource Benefiber", which is listed on page 92 of the OU Pesach Guide as acceptable for those who are ill, refers only to a special institutional Benefiber product produced by Nestle Nutrition from guar gum, which is available by special order. The regular retail Benefiber product, produced by Novartis, is made from wheat dextrin and is chometz.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0390

The following Passover information is from the CRC Twitter feed on March 26, 2014.

Frozen orange juice with added ascorbic acid is not recommended for Passover. Ascorbic acid can be chametz

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0389

The following Passover information is from the CRC Twitter feed on April 2, 2014.

Pedialyte freeze pops, liters, singles, and powder packs are OK for Passover w/ an OU. They are kitniyos and only suitable for cholim.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0388

The following Passover information is from the CRC Twitter feed on April 3, 2014.

Starbucks Via is not recommended for Pesach

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0387

The following Passover information is from the CRC Twitter feed on April 3, 2014.

Dried chili peppers are fine for Pesach without hashgacha as long as they are pure, without additives and just dried.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0386

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:

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