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The Passover advisory is from the Kosherquest.org on March 23, 2015.

Be alert for products on the shelf this year that bear a Hashgacha for Pesach that include Kitniyos. The O/U and the Star K, among others, have given Hashgacha to many Kitniyos produts. The symbol is O/UP-Kitniyot or Star-S. Ashkenazic Jews and Sephardim, whose minhag it is to NOT eat Kitniyos should be aware of the growing number of Pesach products available that contain Kitniyos and are reserved only for those Sephardic Jews whose minhag it is to eat Kitniyos on Pesach.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0419

The Passover advisory is from the Kosherquest.org on March 23, 2015.

Caution should be used when buying Matzos to be sure that they are no in the category of "Matzah Ashira". Some brands that produce Matzah Ashira are; Aviv, Hagada, Holiday, Horowitz Margareten, Jerusalem, King Star, Manischewitz, Matzot Carmel, Osem, Rishon, Shibolim, Shoprite, Yanovsky and Yehuda.
Some types of Matzah Ashira include:

  • Egg Matzoh
  • Chocolate Covered Matzohs
  • Sweet Matzo Crackers
  • Egg & Honey Matzohs

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0418

The following Canadian Passover alerton is from the MK on March 23, 2015.

Please be advised that all kosher for passover products from the companies listed below are gebrokst and not made from shmure matzoh:

  • Adam The Caterer
  • Ernie & Ellies
  • Kosher Quality
  • Paradise Kosher
  • Renaissance
  • Westminster Gourmet

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0417

The following Passover information is from the OK dated March 19, 2015.

FS Sanka decaffeinated instant coffee individual packets labeled OK packaged in boxes labeled OK-P are Kosher for Passover and are permissible to use.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0416

The following Passover information is from the OU in response to the editor's question on March 23, 2015.

Editor's question: How are the OU certified dairy products labeled for Passover?
Answer: The cottage cheese always must have kosher for Passover laser printed on the lid. Liquid milk uses OU-P or KP in the date code on the carton.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0415

The following revised Passover information is from the COR Detroit on March 20, 2015.

FIT FRUIT & VEGETABLE WASH: The OU has informed us that this product, which is listed in the OU Pesach Guide, contains kitniyos, and may be used on Pesach provided that one makes sure to thoroughly rinse the produce afterwards.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0402

The following Passover alert is from the CRC posted on March 18, 2015.

Joyva products are certified by the Kof K during the year but they remove their certification for Pesach due to the corn starch being used.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0414

The following Passover information is from the CRC posted on March 18, 2015.

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:

  • Essential Everyday
  • Great Value
  • Kirkland
  • Meijer
  • Member's Mark
  • Reynolds
  • Roundy's

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0413

The following Passover information is from the March 2015 Star-K Keeping U Kurrent posted on March 17, 2015.

Ceres Mango and Fruit Juice Blend - Medley of Fruits was produced kosher for year-round use not for Pesach. Those packages do not bear the STAR-K P symbol and are correctly labeled. All other varieties are Kosher for Passover and bear the STAR-K P symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0409

The following Passover information on rice for Sephardim is from the March 2015 Star-K Keeping U Kurrent posted on March 17, 2015.

Kirkland brand Thai Hom Mali Jasmine Rice bearing STAR-K (No P required) and product of Thailand is acceptable for Sephardim.

STAR-S Certified Rice - Please note the following regarding above and all STAR-S certified rice listed in our guide. Despite the fact that these rice products are meticulously cleaned in the factories with advanced machines, the Gedolei Haposkim of the Sephardic kehillot feel that the established custom of checking the rice, grain by grain, three times is still required. Therefore, STAR-S-P certified rice products should be checked, grain by grain, three times prior to its usage on Pesach

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0412
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