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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

Kosher Alert Five 5 Fish Tuna

November 28, 2017 from the OU:

Five 5 Fish Tuna Cans, Kislev 18, France has an unauthorized OU P:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Five 5 Fish products. This product is sold in France and bears an unauthorized OU P symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0493


The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0492

OU Kosher Advisory OU P Xylitol

April 6, 2017 from the OU:

Products requiring Passover certification must bear the OU-P or ‘OU Kosher For Passover’ designation. Some products, like Health Garden Xylitol, come in both OU and OU P varieties. Consumers should carefully look for the OU P designation to ascertain that the product is kosher for Passover.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0491

Orthodox Baking Co Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Almond Paste In "Chocolate Kokosh Cake"

April 10, 2017 from the fDA:

Orthodox Baking Co. in Belleville, N.J. 07109, today announced a voluntary recall of its 16 ounce packages of Oberlander Gluten Free Brand “Chocolate Kokosh Cake" chocolate filled cake because they contain undeclared almond paste. People who have allergies to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The recalled "Chocolate Kokosh Cake" were distributed nationwide in retail stores and supermarkets. No other products are impacted.
The product comes in a 16 ounce, clear plastic package with a wraparound label. It is marked with a “last date sale” of April 30 printed on the back of the label and further identified with UPC #43711 18093 7.
This voluntary recall was initiated on April 5, 2017, after an unconfirmed report of an allergic reaction was investigated by Orthodox Baking Co. and it revealed that the almond paste-containing cake was distributed in packaging that identified in the ingredient declaration the presence of “kernel paste” instead of “almond paste”. The problem was caused by a labeling error limited to this item. Consumers who have purchased 16 ounce packages of “Chocolate Kokosh Cake" chocolate filled cake are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Due to Passover Holiday consumers with questions may contact the company only during these specific dates and times: Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 1PM to 3PM EDST at the following number 1- 347-450-7077

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0488

Passover alert - Non-Passover product in Passover section of store

April 6, 2017 from the COR Detroit Pesachgram:

SCHICK’S CHOCOLATE BABKA, which is chometz, is still being sold in the Passover section at Costco in Madison Heights, Michigan (see attached picture), despite repeated requests to the management to correct this. Consumers should voice their displeasure to Costco management.

Ed. note: Check each purchase for the Passover certification. There are many reports of product mix-ups and similar packaging for Passover and non-Passover products. For Ashkenazim be aware of many products containing kitniot in stores.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0489

Miscellaneous Passover information and alerts: Over the Counter Medicines and Vitamins and Toiletries

April 5, 2017

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0487

Prigat Strawberry Banana Drink Can Has been stamped erroneously as Kosher for Passover

April 4, 2017 from the OK:

Please be advised that It has come to the OK’s attention that Prigat Strawberry Banana Drink (Can) UPC: 7 290001 594452 with a Best Before Date of Feb/06/18 Has been stamped erroneously as Kosher for Passover.
The OK does not certify this above mentioned product as Kosher for Passover and this product shall not be consumed on Passover.
This product is kosher for year round non-Passover use. This notice applies strictly to above mentioned product.
All other Prigat products that bear the Passover symbol are kosher for Passover without any concern.
The OK strongly advises to inspect all products prior to consumption to ensure that they bear the Passover designated classification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0485
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