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The following chometz after Passover alert is is from the Chicago Rabbincal Council on March 18, 2013.

The cRc has verified that the only store in Ben Gurion Airport that does not buy or sell any chometz over Pesach and is properly selling their chometz for 2013 is the James Richardson Store at Gate D7.Some varieties of Science Diet Dry Cat Foods have been reformulated and now cont

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0354

The following Passover cat food alert is is from the Star-K on March 18, 2013.

Some varieties of Science Diet Dry Cat Foods have been reformulated and now contain wheat. This reformulation was announced by the company after the Star-K Passover Guide was distributed. Star-K urges consumers to check for chometz listed on the ingredient panel. If it contains chometz ingredients including wheat or oat derivatives, it should be put away and sold with the rest of the chometz.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0353

The following Passover health alert is is from greenspun.com'> and bafblog posted on March 18, 2013.

"Potatoes wrapped in tinfoil, baked, and then held at room temperature can create the perfect conditions for Clostridium botulinum problems."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0352

The following Passover and kashrus alert is from the the Young Israel of Sharon and the editor and posted on March 17, 2013.

NON-kosher shankbones are being offered at local supermarkets, often placed in the Kosher Meat section right next to the kosher meat and chicken. While the supermarkets may mean well, this is seriously misleading to the kosher consumer. In one local supermarket the meat department thought that the halal marking in Arabic meant that the shank bones were kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0350

The following Passover alert is is from COR Detroit and additional alert from the editor posted on March 14, 2013.

EACH INDIVIDUAL LABEL SHOULD ALWAYS BE CHECKED FOR PESACH CERTIFICATION. Consumers are cautioned not to take for granted that a product is Kosher for Pesach simply because it is in the Kosher for Pesach section of their store, or because a "Kosher for Pesach" sign is posted. Each year there are numerous instances, even in Jewish stores, of non-Pesach products mistakenly being mixed in with Pesach products, usually because their labels are almost identical. This occurs frequently with Telma soup mixes and cubes, Lieber’s Coat ‘n Bake coatings, various brands of frozen chopped liver and kishke, and Osem, Gefen, Haddar, Manischewitz, Empire and other brands of products that have both Pesach and non-Pesach versions of the same products with similar labels. Storekeepers, likewise, should not take for granted that everything received in their Pesach shipment, even from a Jewish distributor, is indeed Pesach certified; non-Pesach products are frequently inadvertently mixed in. There have also been instances where the outsides of cases were marked Kosher for Pesach, but the products inside were not. Each individual label must always be checked for Pesach certification.

In addition, there are many supermarkets, websites, stores, caterers, and restaurants that are advertising "Passover" products or seders that are not kosher or kosher for Passover.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0351

The following Passover information is from Kosherquest.org and the OK posted on March 11, 2013.

Tropicana Orange Juice With Added Calcium and Vitamin D has made a special run for Pesach marked OK-P.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0348

The following Passover information regarding fish is from COR Detroit and the OU posted on March 10, 2013.

OU: Kirkland Frozen Wild Salmon following rinsing with water

OU: Kirkland: Frozen Atlantic Salmon

COR Detroit: C. WIRTHY & CO. ATLANTIC SALMON FROZEN FILLETS (plain unseasoned, raw) bearing a Kof-K and stating Product of Chile is Kosher for Pesach. (We do not have any Pesach information regarding the C. Wirthy product from Norway.)

COR Detroit: FISHIN brand FROZEN WHITING FILLETS (plain unseasoned, raw) bearing a Kof-K and stating Product of Chile is Kosher for Pesach.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0347

The following kashrus and Passover alert from Kashrus Magazine online on March 12, 2012 and confirmed by the OK and reissued by the COR Detroit on March 10, 2013.

Ben-David Winery, based in Moshav Sdei Eliezer, was found to be using the "OK" symbol on bottles of Merlot 2008 (a dry red wine) without authorization. The label states "OK-P" (Kosher for Passover), but, in actuality, the wine has a regular non-mehadrin supervision and is the product of heter mechira grapes.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0297

The following Passover alert is from COR Detroit on March 10, 2013.

SUGAT and ORZIL BRANDS of beans, peas, rice and seeds are kitniyos, which are not eaten by Ashkenazim on Pesach. The Badatz of Eida Hacharedis symbol on the label therefore states that its certification is not for Pesach. The Pesach certification that is on some of these products, from a different agency, is only for Sefardim.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0346

The following Passover alert is from COR Detroit on March 10, 2013.

SCHMERLING'S SUGARLESS AND NO SUGAR ADDED CHOCOLATES are not Kosher for Pesach, and state so on their labels.

ELITE CHOCOLATES are recommended only when bearing the certification of the OU or the Badatz of Eida Hacharedis. For Pesach, special Pesach marking is required.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0345
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