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Misc. Passover Product Information


This list was prepared by Arlene Mathes-Scharf
The source of the information is listed with the information. More information will be added as it becomes available.
This information is for Passover 2018.
The products without certification should be purchased before Passover.
(list updated March 26, 2018).

Are the following products usable for Passover without Passover certification?

Chia

Cacao(cocoa) Beans or Nibs:

  • Acceptable For Passover Without Certification (cRc)

    Cocoa:

    Coconut

    Coffee (instant):

    Fish

    Fruit

  • Fruit, frozen:

    Hemp- may be used on Passover. Purchase from manufacturers that do not process chometz grains. Consumers are required to carefully check grains BEFORE PESACH for extraneous matter Star-K; kitniot according to the cRc and OU

    Maca root powder, raw (Passover) Acceptable without Passover Certification (cRc)

    Milk and Milk substitutes

    Meat: raw fresh (not ground) Acceptable without Passover Certification if in original packaging cRc
    From the Star-K: All packaged raw meat products should be used with reliable certifying agency Passover approval. If Passover-approved raw meat is not available, or the meat was already purchased without Passover approval, then it should be washed, ideally before Pesach . This should not be done over a Pesach sink. (However, all ground meat products require KFP certification and may not be used on Pesach without KFP certification, even if washed).

    Noodles

    Nuts:

    Oil: from Star-K

    Quinoa

  • Quinoa flour - needs Passover certification
  • BJ's- Wellesley Farm Quinoa not usable for Passover cRc

    Sweeteners

    Vegetables:

    Personal Care products

    * Note: From the Star-K: If label states that it is processed in a plant that processes kitniyos or chometz, then it requires a reliable KFP certification. Note: Many consider peanuts as kitniyos, which are not permissible on Pesach. Also, dry roasted nuts and ground nuts require reliable KFP certification.

    The COR -Kashruth Council of Canada explains allergen declarations on labels at Note Regarding "May Contain" Declarations


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