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Passover alert on SCHWARTZ APPLE JUICE - check labels for Passover symbol

April 13, 2016 From COR Detroit:

SCHWARTZ APPLE JUICE is available in both Pesach and non-Pesach versions. Some non-Pesach jars were mistakenly sold in the Pesach section at One Stop Kosher Food Market. Please check each jar carefully for the Pesach marking on the back label.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0451

South Africa: Passover alert Kosher chickens purchased from PnP

April 8, 2016 from the Beth Din of Johannesburg
Please be aware, that all Kosher chickens purchased from PnP for Pesach, must bare the Pesach label. We have been informed that some non Pesadike stock has found its way into the Pesach section at PnP Norwood that do not bare the Pesach label and are not Kosher for Pesach.
Please make sure to look for the label before buying chicken at PnP.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0450

Misc Coffees that are usable for Passover without a Passover symbol

April 12, 2016 from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission
Decaffeinated Coffee always Requires Kosher for Passover Certification.
The following brands have KFP certification but do not have a KFP on the label and may be purchased in the regular supermarket section.

  • Coffee Whole bean unflavored Decaffeinated
    • Brooklyn Coffee House, Ellis, Folgers, Hena, Parker House, White House
    • Pete's Ground Coffee Unflavored which is certified by the KSA, is fine for Pesach use without the "P" designation. This is true for both regular and decaf.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0449

South Africa: Kashrus alert Mediterranean Delicacies Salmon Pate

April 12, 2016 from the Beth Din of Johannesburg
Please be aware that Mediterranean Delicacies Kosher for Passover salmon pate is incorrectly labelled as Parev. The product is Milchik and is Chalav Yisrael.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0448

Passover Alert for Chocolate Emporium, OH Cranberrry Products

April 7, 2016 - from Localjewishnews.com:
All Chocolate Emporim Passover Chocolate Covered Cranberries purchased from March 28, 2016 to 2 pzm on April 7, 2016 should not be eaten on Passover. There may be potential kitniyos issu with them. Consumers can return products to the store for a refund or exchange, (This includes candy tray arrangements, candy rounds and bulk candy pouches.) All other Passover products are not problematic.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0447

Passover information on Flax and Hemp

March 28, 2016 - from Kosherquest.org:
Flax and hemp (whole grains only) may be used on Pesach. They should be purchased from manufacturers that do not process Chometz grains also. These grains should also be carefully checked before Pesach for any residue.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0444

Passover information on Acetum Balsamic Vinegar

March 27, 2016 - from Kosherquest.org and the Star-K:
Star K certified Acetum Balsamic Vinegar does NOT require a "P" (Pesach) designation for use on Pesach

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0443

Reissued Passover alert on mislabeled Fresh Direct Peanut Butter

From the OK Kosher Certification on February 2, 2015 and reissued March 30, 2016:
Fresh Direct freshly ground smooth peanut butter and freshly ground smooth almond butter mistakenly bears the OK-P kosher symbol. The Fresh Direct website correctly lists these products as OK pareve certified for year round use. This product is kosher pareve, but is NOT kosher for Passover.

The JSOR said these products are also not recommended for Passover for Sephardim.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0399

Ashkenazim: Be aware of Matzah Ashira products

March 23, 2016 - From the Kosherquest.org:

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:

Ashkenazim: Be aware of Passover products containing kiniot

March 23, 2016 - From the Kosherquest.org:

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 products. 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.

Ed. reminder: Check every package for the appropriate Passover designation. Non-Passover products can also be mixed in with the Passover ones.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0441
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