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Passover 2014 Commercial Kosher Food Alerts


The following Passover alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on January 15, 2014.

Please be aware that a Passover designation was mistakenly given to the Tapioca Glucose being produced by Meelunie America of Farmington Hills, MI.
The correct LOC is here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PTrade/?alert=PT033

The following kashrus and Passover is from OK Kosher Supervision on July 3, 2013.

Please be advised that COCONUT MILK POWDER produced by SUPERSTAR COCONUT PRODUCTS CO., INC. (Davao City, Philippines) was mislabeled with the OK-P Kosher symbol. THIS PRODUCT IS DAIRY, NON-PASSOVER. Corrective measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PTrade/?alert=PT032

THE ALERTS THAT ARE BELOW THIS ARE FROM 2013. 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/PTrade/?alert=PT031

The following Passover information is from a reader and confirmed by the OU on March 22, 2013.

Sysco 25 lb bucket hard boiled eggs in citric acid is no longer certified for Passover and does not bear an OU-P because of change in ingredients.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PTrade/?alert=PT030

The following Passover alert is from Rabbinical Council of New England on March 12, 2013.

The Rabbinical Council of New England has found though chemical testing that some Green and White Tea from China contain traces of gluten (chometz). This contaimination was from either packing on equipment used for chometz or starch being sprayed on the tea to facilitate drying. Samples of tea from major brands were sent for gluten testing and half were found to contain gluten. "While this does indicate a reasonable chance of contamination, from a Halachic perspective, the tea may still be permissible for consumption during Pesach due to Bitul, as the amounts of gluten detected were minuscule."
Further information here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PTrade/?alert=PT028

THE ALERTS THAT ARE BELOW THIS ARE FROM 2012. 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/PTrade/?alert=PT029

The following kashrus and Passover alert is from OK Kosher Certification on April 19, 2012.

Please be advised that QUIMICOS Y DISTRIBUIDORA SIRSA S.A. DE C.V. is circulating a FORGED ~ Passover kosher certificate for Sorbic Acid produced by Zhejiang Bossen Ingredients Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Province China. OK Kosher Certification does not certify this company. An investigation into the forgery is ongoing.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PTrade/?alert=PT027

The following kashrus and Passover alert is from BDZ Orthodox Council of Jerusalem on April 18, 2012.

A forged Kosher certificate printed with Badatz letterhead and bearing the BADATZ seal, recently started to circulate, claiming that some 11 products of ROYAL INGREDIENTS GROUP B.V at Alkmaar, The Netherlands are allegedly Kosher & Kosher for Passover by BADATZ. At least in 2 instances, this counterfeited certificate was presented by a company based in the US and named: St. Charles Trading, Inc. 650 N. Raddant Rd, Batavia, IL 60510 We have never ever certified these 2 companies. We are, of course, taking appropriate & immediate action to remedy the situation.
The letter is here

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PTrade/?alert=PT025

THE ALERTS THAT ARE BELOW THIS ARE FROM 2012. 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/PTrade/?alert=PT026

The following Passover alert is from the Rabbi Mayer Kurzfeld of the Star-K with additional information from the Chug Chasam Sofer on April 10, 2012.

Country Pie and Pastry Chocolate Souffle distributed by Beigel Bites USA, Inc. under the certification of Chug Hasam Sofer has been seen at a Star-K Passover program with the following problem. The outer box says kosher for Passover and the ingredient list on the inner box is the year-round label listing wheat flour.
At this time we are not sure if this product is mislabeled or chometz. Because of the seriousness of cometz do not serve until clarification.
For more more information contact rabbikurcfeld@star-k.org.
4/10/12: The Chug Chasam Sofer is advising pending final research, do not use these products. Return the goods to provider.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PTrade/?alert=PT024
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