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

NATURAL & KOSHER brand cheeses are not all Kosher for Pesach. Check each package for Pesach certification.

HAOLAM CHEESES: A number of newer types of Haolam cheeses are not Kosher for Pesach, and they state so clearly on their packaging. Check each product carefully for Pesach certification.

Ed. note: There are additional brands of kosher cheese on the market that come in Passover and non-Passover varieties. Each package must be checked for the Passover certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0344

The following Passover information is from OU on March 4, 2013.

Coca-Cola Products are available as Kosher for Passover under the Orthodox Union nationally and in Illinois under the CRC (Chicago Rabbinical Council). This year some of the caps designated for the CRC supervised production were mistakenly delivered to the East Coast Facility that produces Kosher for Passover under the OU.
The Orthodox Union wishes to affirm that products available in the East Coast either with OU-P or CRC-P13 on Yellow Caps have been produced under the strict Passover supervision of the Orthodox Union and the products are Kosher for Passover.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0343

The following Passover information for Sephardim is from OU and Baltimore Jewish Life posted on March 2, 2013.

The OU(left) and the Star-S(right) have both introduced Passover certification symbols for people who eat kitniot. Star-K

  • Carolina Mehadrin-Extra Long Grain White Rice-STAR-S-P
  • Super Lucky Elephant Jasmine Rice (packed in Thailand) bearing STAR-K
  • Himalayan Pride Indian Basmati Rice (packed in India) bearing STAR-K

OU Kitniyot: Acceptable for those who consume kitniyot on Passover is on the following products:

  • Hagada Cookies Series, Papachoudo Cookies, Osem Bamba, Neptune Spices and Shkediya Sunflower Seeds.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0342

The following Passover advisory is from COR posted on March 1, 2013.

Strub's Half Sour Kosher New Dill Pickles in Original Brine: The product is kosher for Passover but lists mustard seed in the ingredient panel which is kitniyot. This product does not contain mustard seed. It is in strict compliance with all Passover requirements.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0341

The following Passover alert is from the editor on February 27, 2013.

There are two kinds of gluten-free matzos on the market. The gluten-free oat or spelt matzos with Pesach certification are usable for Hamotzei and for the seder.  However, the products on the market that does not contain any of the 5 grains, wheat, barley, oats, rye or spelt are not matzah and cannot be used for Seder Matzos or Hamotzie.

The following Passover alert is in response to a question from a reader posted on March 22, 2012.

The gluten free oat Matza can be used instead of regular Matza for certain circumstances. One should ask their rabbi. Yehudah brand Matza style and other matzahs that do not contain any of the 5 grains, wheat, barley, oats, rye or spelt are not Matza at all and the Bracha is Shehakol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0313

THE ALERTS THAT ARE BELOW THIS ARE FROM 2012. SOME OF THESE PRODUCTS MIGHT BE AROUND DUE TO A LONG SHELF LIFE OR THE PROBLEMS INVOLVED ARE STILL RELEVENT.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0340

The following Passover alert is from OK Kosher Certificaiton on April 23, 2012.

Please be advised that HEALTH GARDEN All Natural AGAVE SWEETENER is being distributed with unauthorized OKP stickers on the bottle. This product is not certified by OK Kosher Certification for Passover. Corrective measures are being taken.
Also, there is no problem caused to keilim if this product was used on Pesach.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0339

The following Passover alert is from ORB on April 9, 2012.

Chometzdik International Glatt Meat Kishke Logs (1 pound) have been found packed with kosher l'Pesach kishke in the same case. Consumers are urged to check every package for appropriate labels.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0338

The following Passover alert is from the Rabbi Mayer Kurzfeld of the Star-K with additional information from the Chug Chasam Sofer on April 10, 2012.

Country Pie and Pastry Chocolate Souffle distributed by Beigel Bites USA, Inc. under the certification of Chug Hasam Sofer has been seen at a Star-K Passover program with the following problem. The outer label says kosher for Passover and the ingredient list on the inner box is the year-round label listing wheat flour.
At this time we are not sure if this product is mislabeled or chometz. Because of the seriousness of cometz do not serve until clarification.
For more more information contact rabbikurcfeld@star-k.org.
4/10/12: The Chug Chasam Sofer is advising pending final research, do not use these products. Return the goods to provider.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0335

The following Passover alert from Rabbi Yitzchok Blumenkrantz on April 10, 2012.

Please be advised that on page 347 in the '2012 The Laws Of Pesach: A Digest' under the M.A.C. List, it lists that Bronzing Powder may be used for Pesach. However it has come to our attention that one of the colors of the Bronzing Powder-'Refined Golden' contains chometz and may not be used.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0336
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