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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:

From the OU & Kosherquest.org

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.

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

Passover and Kashrus Alert on Terra DeLyssa Infused Olive Oils

October 6, 2016 - from the Star-K and on March 4, 2018 from Kosherquest.org:

Terra de Lyssa organic infused olive oils, manufactured in Tunisia, bear an unauthorized STAR-K P. These oils are not authorized to bear the STAR-K, and are not Kosher for Passover.
Corrective action is being taken. For more information, contact STAR-K at info@star-k.org or call 410-484-4110.

Editor's note: The mislabeled product is still being sold online and in stores (2018).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0467

Passover reminder on Shopping

March 1, 2018 from KMD Mexico:

Se les recomienda revisar los productos autorizados para Pesaj antes de ser comprados en nuestras Tiendas autorizadas con el sello que los identifique como KOSHER LE PESAJ KMD para verificar que tengan las etiquetas correspondientes o revisar los anuncios que los productos que se venden en la tienda cuentan con nuestra supervision aptos para Pesaj.

You are advised to check that all Passover products bought in our stores are certified with the seal KOSHER FOR PASSOVER KMD, that they all have the correct labeling . Also check the notices in the stores to make sure they are under our Kosher for Passover supervision.

Ed. note: This is true everywhere. Check each product label for appropriate Passover certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0498

Kosher Advisory Shemurei Motola

February 26, 2018 from the OU:

Motola Cut and Seasoned Pickles, Shemurei Motola, Israel bears an unauthorized OU P Kitniyus.
Shemurei Motola Cut and Seasoned Pickles, sold in Israel, bear an unauthorized OU P mark. This product contains kitniyus. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0496
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