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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

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

Pompeian Grape Seed Oil is not approved for Pesach, only for year-round use.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0411

The following Passover information is from the Star-K on March 16, 2015.

Some varieties of Hill's Prescription Diet Pet Foods have been reformulated and now contain chometz, although they are listed in the Star-K Passover Guide. The folllowing cat and dog foods may contain chometz c/d, k/d.
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=P0408

The following Passover information is from the CRC posted on March 12, 2015.

Last year we stated that all Dole and Fresh Express brands of fresh salads that are acceptable during the year are also acceptable for Pesach even without the "P" Passover designation on the bag. However, the Star K has stated that does not apply for 2015 and those bagged salads now require a Star K -P kosher for Passover certification.

Bagged vegetables such as pre-washed lettuce (other than Dole and Fresh Express brands), baby carrots, shredded carrots, shredded cabbage, raw cole slaw mix, etc. are acceptable for Passover use if they do not contain sensitive ingredients. However, they should be purchased prior to Passover and must be checked for insects when necessary.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0406

The following Passover information is from the Star-K Twitter Feed on March 11, 2015.

Coconut Secret brand aminos, sap, sugar , and coconut flour are usable for Passover with a plain Star-K, no P required. Not coconut oil or milk.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0404
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