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Passover information on Fish

February 28, 2018

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0497

Passover information on Meat

February 19, 2018 from New Square, the OU, and the Star-K:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0494

Passover information on oils

Passover information on virgin coconut oil

April 3, 2017 and February 19, 2018 from the OU Webinar and OU Passover General Information and confirmed by the OU for 2018:

Virgin (unrefined, cold-pressed) coconut oil with an OU is acceptable for Pesach without a "P". (no added ingredients)

Passover information on Chosen Foods Virgin Avocado Oil

March 9, 2018 from OU in response to a reader's question:

Only the Chosen Foods Virgin Avocado Oil is acceptable for Passover with the OU symbol. See attached picture.

Note: Passover information is valid for Passover 2018 only.

From the OU on March 7, 2018: Virgin Avocado Oil, is acceptable when bearing the regular OU symbol.

Passover information on Nutriva Virgin Red Palm Oil

March 14, 2018 from the OU in response to a reader's question:

Unrefined Nutriva Red Palm oil is acceptable for Passover with the OU symbo.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0486

Passover alert - Benefiber & other Passover fiber supplement information

March 13, 2018 from the Kosherquest:

The product "Benefiber", produced by Glaxco Smith Kline is made from wheat dextrin and is Chometz. However, another similar product called "Nutrisource Benefiber" is made in Israel by Norartis and is Kosher for Pesach. This Israeli brand of Benefiber contains guar gum rather than wheat dextrin and therefore can be used on Pesach.

Laxatives/Fiber Supplements from the cRc:

Benefiber Healthy Shape (Powder) Chametz, Not Recommended
Benefiber (powder) Chametz, Not Recommended
Benefiber Stick Packs (unflavored) (Powder) Chametz , Not Recommended
Citrucel (Caplets) Recommended
Dulcolax Pink (Tablets) Recommended
Dulcolax (Suppository) Recommended
Epsom Salt (pure), Generic or Branded versions (Powder) Recommended
Ex-Lax (Tablets) Recommended
Fibercon (Caplet) Recommended
Metamucil 4 in 1 MultiHealth Fiber Original Smooth (Powder) Possible chametz
Metamucil Original Coarse (Powder) Recommended
Mineral Oil (pure), Generic (Liquid) Recommended
Miralax (Powder) Recommended
Pedia-Lax Stool Softener (Liquid) Possible chametz
Pedia-Lax (Suppository) Recommended
Peri-Colase (Tablets) Recommended
Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia (Caplets) Recommended
Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia Fresh Mint (Liquid) Possible chametz
Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia Original (unflavored) (Liquid) Recommended
Polyethylene Glycol (pure) Generic or Branded versions (Powder) Recommended
Prunelax Ciruelax (Tablets) Recommended
Senokot Tablets (Tablets) Recommended
Senokot-S Tablets (Tablets) Recommended

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0505

Trader Joe's items that are usable for Passover without Passover certification

January 29, 2018 from Kosher Check (formerly BCK):

The following Trader Joe's items bearing the Kosher Check or BCK symbol are are usable for Passover without Passover certification:

  • Unsweetened Coconut Chips
  • Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • Coconut Flour
  • Triple Filtered Coconut Oil
  • Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Reduced Fat Coconut Milk
  • Regular Coconut Milk
  • Coconut Cream

From the OU & Kosherquest.org

  • ALMONDS, Cashews, Walnuts - OU no "P" needed
  • Olive Oil- OU no "P" needed
  • Pecans- Whole or Half (no ingredients, no preservatives- OU no "P" needed
  • Water- OU no "P" needed
  • Organic Raw Honey OU-P
  • Chocolate Dipped Macaroons
  • Cocozia - unsweetened - Kosherquest
  • Coconut Milk -(reduced fat and regular (for the infirm and children who need an alternative to regular milk on Pesach) (Koshequest)
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0495

Passover Alert Starbucks Cold Brew Chocolate Coconut Coffee

March 9, 2018 from the OU:

Starbucks Narino 70 Cold Brew Chocolate Coconut Coffee, Starbucks Seattle WA:
The Orthodox Union certifies Starbucks Nariño 70 Cold Brew Chocolate Coconut Coffee. This product is sold in boxes that are labeled with an OU P symbol. Please note that only the coffee packets in the box are certified for Passover, however, the chocolate coconut flavor packets are not certified for Passover and are not labeled with an OU P.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0504

Passover information on Chosen Foods Virgin Avocado Oil

March 9, 2018 from OU in response to a reader's question:

Only the Chosen Foods Virgin Avocado Oil is acceptable for Passover with the OU symbol. See attached picture.

Note: Passover information is valid for Passover 2018 only.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0503

Yoshon status of Matzah

March 9, 2018 from Star-K:

Many consumers have been asking about the Yoshon status of Matzah this year. We have looked into this issue and concluded that ALL Matzah is indeed Yoshon this year, like in previous years.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0502

Quinoa Update from the Star-K

March 9, 2018 from Star-K:

The following 3 products are approved for Passover when bearing Star-K and produced by Andean Valley, Bolivia. No additional Passover symbol needed.

  • Green Quinoa brand, Raw whole grain quinoa only
  • White Grain Royal Quinoa, 12 oz
  • Red Grain Royal Quinoa, 12 oz
  • Tri-Color Grain Royal Quinoa, 12 oz

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0501

Pesach Alert: Matza Ashira

March 4, 2018 from Kosherquest.org:

Caution should be used when buying Matzos to be sure that they are not Chometz or in the category of "Matzah Ashira."
Some examples of this are Grape Matzo, Grape Bit Crackers, Egg Matzo, Egg Matzo Crackers, Egg Matzo Snack Bits, Chocolate Covered Egg Matzo and Tam Tam Crackers.
These items are only permissible for the elderly, ill or young children who are not able to properly digest regular Matzoh.

Yehuda Matzoh from Israel as well as Glick Matzos also make a Matzah look-alike as well as crackers made from tapioca starch. It is properly certified O/Up, however, keep in mind that the Bracha for these "faux Matzos" is shehakol and that they are not real Matzoh for any time that Matzoh is needed.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0500
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