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The following Passover notice is from the Kof-K on Fabruary 23, 2010.

Please be advised that all products produced for the 2010 Passover season distributed by Aaron Streits Matzo Co and bearing Rabbi Soloveitchik's seal were produced under Kof-K Kosher supervision. Most items currently bear the Kof-K symbol, however a number of items were produced using older packagina and bear only Rabbi Solovechik's seal.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0232

The following Passover alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on Fabruary 22, 2010.

Some of the wrap-around labels on 2 liter bottles of Pepsi products bear a “KP”. Be aware that the only Pepsi products that are certified kosher for Passover by the cRc have a “cRc P-10” on the cap of each bottle.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0231

The following Passover alert is from the jerusalem Kosher News on December 14, 2009.

Honey bearing the Zayit HaGolan label marked 'kosher for Passover', Rabbi Rubin mehadrin is not under the supervision of Rabbi Rubin’s agency.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0230

The following Passover notice is from the Star-K in the December, 2009 Keeping You Kurrent.

The Star-K Hadar Machine Matzohs will be available only as 18 minute chabura matzohs. These are the only Star-K machine matzohs available this year.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0229

THE ALERTS THAT ARE BELOW THIS ARE FROM 2009. SOME OF THESE PRODUCTS MIGHT BE AROUND DUE TO A LONG SHELF LIFE OR THE PROBLEMS INVOLVED ARE STILL RELEVENT.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0228

The following Passover alert is from the OK on April 7, 2009.

Please be advised that Grand vin de Bordeaux from Chateau Gardut Haut-Cluzea Premieriers Cotes de Blaye may have an unauthorized OK-P sticker on the label. This wine is NOT kosher. At this time, it is only known to be distributed in Europe. Anyone who sees it should contact the OK office at 718-756-7500.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0227

The following Passover health alert is from the FDA" on April 7, 2009.
The Illinois Nut & Candy Company, Skokie, IL is recalling all Pistachios and Passover Mixed nuts containing Pistachios as well as Passover Mixed Nut Bark containing pistachios. The nuts were supplied to them from Setton Farms which has issued a recall.
To date there have been no illnesses reported from any of the product which has been sold or consumed by customers of Illinois Nut & Candy. The product had been sold in the store and online at www.raisingthecandybar.com from March 19, 2009 until April 7th 2009.
As a cautionary measure we urge you to immediately return any such food items that you purchased from them for a complete refund. In no event should you consume any such product. If you should have any questions please contact David Levine at Illinois Nut & Candy www.raisingthecandybar.com.

The following Passover health alert is part of the alert from the FDA on April 3, 2009 and FDA2 on April 6, 2009.

Setton International Foods has recalled a number of pistachio product due to the possiblilty of salmomella contamiation. More information can be found at www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2696
The products that have been recalled that are certified for Passover are listed below: 2715

  • 2715 Setton Farms Dark Chocolate Pistachios (Passover) 15 lbs. PA39847-PA39892
  • 288 Setton Farms Dark Chocolate Pistachios (Passover) 12X12 oz. 034325076723 T139847-T239891 1/2/10-3/18/10
  • Setton Farms PISTACHIOS ROASTED & SALTED (PASSOVER) 16 oz. 034325010086
  • PISTACHIOS JUMBO/MAMMOTH ROASTED & SALTED (PASSOVER) 25 lbs. BULK
  • PISTACHIOS SUPER COL.ROASTED & SALTED (PASSOVER) 25 lbs. BULK
  • PISTACHIOS SUPER COL.ROASTED & UNSALTED (PASSOVER) 25 lbs. BULK
  • ) 25 lbs. BULK

Ed. note: This recall is ongoing and more products may be recalled.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0226

The following Passover alert is from the UOS on April 7, 2009.
We have received queries from people who inadvertently used Telma soup cubes with the OU Hechsher but were not marked OU P. The non-Pesach product looks almost identical to the Pesach product. We have been in contact with the Rabbi who is responsible for the Kashrut of Unilever in Israel who says that it may contain actual Chometz (yeast extract) which is a flavour enhancer. Any products prepared with such cubes may not be eaten on Pesach. Vessels used before Pesach are unaffected.
Always check each and every item you buy to make sure it carries a Pesach Hechsher from a reliable Kashrut authority – even if you find it on the “Pesach” shelves of the supermarket.

The following Passover information is from the cRc, the Koshergram and the editor for Passover 2009.

Do not assume that when making a purchase at a non- kosher certified store that the products you are buying are free of chometz, or even kosher. Finding it in "the kosher aisle" is meaningless in these stores, as there is no guarantee that the store clerk did not place the product on the shelf in error. There is also no guarantee that another shopper did not place one of the items they intended to buy but changed their mind, in the kosher section after changing their mind. Many packages look alike. Please inspect each individual item that you are purchasing for a reliable kosher and/or kosher L’Pesach certification.

Some kosher brands with almost identical labels for Passover and non-Passover products are Telma soup mixes and cubes, Osem, Gefen, Haddar, Manischewitz, Empire and Aaron's.

ed. note: Many food producers, supermarkets, restaurants and caterers are advertising "Passover" products that ARE NOT KOSHER and are therefore not certified as kosher for Pasover. I received an email from Charles Chocolates advertising their Passover products that after investigation are not certified as kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0223

The following revised Passover notice is from KOAOA on March 16, 2007, March, 2008 and confirmed in discussion by various Kashrus agencies in March and April, 2009.

Quinoa seed (i.e. not flour, and not flakes) under the certification of Kosher Overseers is acceptable kfp without further checking (for those who use quinoa on Pesach, consult your Rabbi for your own practice). These products are sold under the brand names of Ancient Harvest and Trader Joe's.
ed. note: Quinoa must be in closed boxes.
ed .note: Quinoa from Arrowhead Mills (bearing the OK symbol) is produced a facility containing chometz including flour (dust).
ed. note: Eden quinoa is usable, must be checked.
ed. note: All quinoa must be rinsed before using to remove saponins, unless the package states othewise.
From the COR: Northern Quinoa Corp. Quinoa bearing a COR 541 is usable for Passover for people who eat Quinoa.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0161

The following Passover information is from the cRc for Passover 2009.

Baby Food: Certain varieties of Healthy Times brand baby food are available for Pesach. The jars must bear an OU-P on the label.

Information on Beech Nut baby food for Passover from the OU can be found at oukosher.org/index.php/passover/article/9584.

List of formulas that are free of chometz is at oukosher.org/index.php/passover/article/5710.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0224
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