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Passover Kashrut Alerts


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The following sulfite allergy alert is from the FDA on March 4, 2005.

Streit's SINCE 1925 brand Potato Pancake LATKES MIX, NET WT. 6 OZ. (170 g). "PRODUCT OF CANADA" labeled product only (found on side of box below the Nutrition Facts Panel). The product is packaged in a box. INGREDIENTS: Dehydrated potato, potato starch, salt, dehydrogenated onion, hydrogenated cottonseed oil shortening, spice. --- NOTE: Boxes of the product labeled "PRODUCT OF USA" are not involved in recall. UPC barcode # 0 70227 50051
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER: Aron Streit Inc., New York, NY, by letter on January 24, 2005. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.
REASON: The product contains undeclared sulfites based on FDA's analysis.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0109

The following Passover notice is from the Orthodox Union on March 18, 2005.

Savion Passover Crème Cookies (both varieties): Ingredient panel mistakenly lists Passover Matzo Meal. The product does not contain Matzo Meal and the brocha is shehakol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0108

The following Passover alert is from the Orthodox Union on March 18, 2005.

Syfo Flavored Sparkling Water
2005 Passover product, bearing the OU-P, should have only an expiration date of 020907 or later. Any earlier expiration date is not certified for Passover. If you see any earlier date, please contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8148 or kashalerts@ou.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0107

THE ALERTS THAT ARE BELOW THIS ARE FROM 2004. 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=P0106

The following Passover alert for Sephardim who eat kitniot is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council for April, 2004.

For those who have the custom of eating kitniyos on Pesach, please note that regular Non- Pesach soda may be chometz and one cannot assume that it is only a kitniyos (corn syrup) issue. Soy Milk may contain a large amount of barley or other starches and would be chometz. Additionally, Rice is only acceptable without additives (this includes vitamins). This year the Chief Sephardic of Israel, Rabbi Shlomo Amar has joined the Badatz in banning commercial production and sale of Kosher for Passover Cumin. This is due to the fact that Cumin, which is imported to Israel from the Far East, often includes trace of wheat and oats. One should consult with their Rabbi on this matter.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0105

The following Passover alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on March 30, 2004.

This is an alert for the Jewish community that the Jewel stores have been giving out shank bones as a promotion for Passover. Please be aware that they may not be kosher and the consumer should check for a reliable kosher certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0104

The following Passover alert is from the Orthodox Union on March 29, 2004.

Castello Ponte Tuna Fish in vegetable oil (Spanish label), Songkia Canning, Thailand, distributed in South America, mistakenly bears an OU-P symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0103

The following Passover and kosher alert is from Orthodox Union on March 25, 2004.

Ceprio Italian Home Style Giardiniera, ViaRoma Foods, Inc., Wheeling, IL bears an unauthorized OUP symbol and is not certified as Kosher by the Orthodox Union. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8169 or email howardk@ou.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0100

Passover Soda information

Coke in many markets will be certified OU-P on the cap.

Pepsi products bear a KP or Kof-K-P.

The following Passover information is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council for Passover, 2004.
Chicago area:

  • Canfield Seltzer (unflavored) 2 liter and 12 oz. cans, Old Towne Seltzer (unflavored) 2 liter ·
  • Coke & Pepsi: The following are acceptable only when bearing cRc and P-04: Coca Cola 12 oz. cans, Diet Coke 12 oz. cans, Sprite 12 oz. cans, Pepsi 2 liter bottles, Diet Pepsi 2 liter bottles . (Some Pesach certified labels may list "corn syrup and/or sugar" on the label. The bottling company prints labels in this manner to allow the same label to be used year-round. All cRc Pesach certified product are free of any kitniyos._
  • The following are acceptable when bearing cRc-P: Stone Creek (regular and diet) 20 oz.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0102

Passover Salad information

The following Passover information is from Kosher Overseers of America for Passover, 2004.
All fresh packaged vegetables bearing the certification of the Kosher Overseers of America require Passover certification

The following Passover information is from the Star-K for Passover, 2004.
Dole Pre-washed salads bearing a Star-K are kosher for Passover year-round (with the exception of Very Veggie with Snow Peas). As a consumer service, Dole is putting a Star-K P on the products that are kosher for Passover.

The following Star-K certified brands when bearing a Star-K are kosher for Passover without special Passover certification:

  • Price Chopper
  • Shaw's
  • Verdelli Farms
  • Walter's
  • Weis Markets

The following Passover information is from the Orthodox Union for Passover, 2004.
OU certified peeled carrots are usable for Passover.

The following Passover information is from the OK Kosher Supervision for Passover, 2004.
Fresh express salads require OK-P for Passover use.
(The non-Passover certified producsts may have a residue of citric acid in the wash).

The following Passover infromation is from www.Kosherquest.org for Passover, 2004.
Salad Tyme (Sams Club)that has the OV. There is a small amount of kitniyos citric acid in the initial wash but it should be fine if it is purchased before Pesach.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0101
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