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Passover advisory - Flax and Hemp seed from Bob's Red Mill

April 3, 2017 from the OK responding to a question from the editor:

Notice for people purchasing flax and hemp seed for use on Passover: Oat is milled in the gluten free room at Bob's Red Mill. According to the company it is milled on a dedicated mill and there are no cross contamination between the oat and other products milled in the same room. However, the OK does not take responsibility for that. Please consult your local Rabbi if their flax and hemp seeds can be purchased for Passover.

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Passover alert - Benefiber & other Passover fiber supplement information

March 30, 2017 from the OU:

n the 2017 edition of the OU Guide for Passover (page 100) Nutrisource Benefiber is listed as approved for those who are ill. The correct name for this product is Nutrisource Fiber. It should be noted that a product called Benefiber, manufactured by Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) contains wheat dextrin (as listed in the ingredients label) and is chametz and one should not eat or possess this product on Passover. Another product called Benefiber, manufactured by Novartis and sold in Israel, contains guar gum (as listed on the ingredients label) and is chametz-free.

From the COR:

  • Benefibre is acceptable for use on Passover in Canada. Benefibre from the United States has a different formula and is not kosher for Passover.
  • Restoralax is acceptable for use on Passover.
  • Original Coarse Metamucil is acceptable for use on Passover. It is also kitniyot free.

The following fiber supplements are listed as usable for Passover by the cRc

  • Citrucel Caplets
  • Dulcolax Suppository
  • Fibercon Caplets
  • Miralax Powder
  • Pedia-Lax Suppository
  • Peri-Colace Tablets
  • Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia Caplets
  • Prunelax Ciruelax Tablets
  • Senokot Tablets
  • Senokot-S Tablets
  • Walgreens Mineral Oil

Also from the cRc:

  • Pure psyllium Husk is Acceptable Without Pesach Certification

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Passover alert - Pioneer brown sugar

March 30, 2017 from the COR Detroit Pesachgram:

Pioneer brown sugar was mistakenly listed in a Pesach publication; it is not acceptable for Pesach.

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Passover alert - Water with added minerals

March 30, 2017 from the COR Detroit Pesachgram:

Water with added minerals (such as magnesium, potassium, calcium and sodium compounds) is generally acceptable if no flavors or vitamins are listed. However, some brands, e.g., Kirkland Signature brand Purified Drinking Water with minerals added, list calcium citrate, which may be derived from chometz, and are not recommended for Pesach. Water that lists any other type of citrate (sodium citrate, potassium citrate, etc.), or citric acid, is also not recommended for Pesach.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0480

Passover alert- B’GAN Frozen Capri Blend (VEGETABLE Mix)

March 28, 2017 from the MK:

The MK wishes to advise the public that Frozen Capri Blend (VEGETABLE Mix) produced by B’GAN with the certification of the K’hal Adath Jeshurun has been erroneously marked as KOSHER L’PESACH On the back of the panel of the packaging. This product contains green beans which are kitniyot and should only be eaten by those who eat KITNIYOT ON PESACH..

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Passover alert and correction on Solomon's Ground Beef

March 29, 2017:

Correction to Misc. Passover Product Information: Solomon's Ground Beef is not acceptable for Passover this year without a kosher fo Passover designation.
Solomon's Kosher certificate

  • Broiled liver is fine without special Pesach hashgacha.
  • Any whole cut of beef, product of USA, is fine without special Pesach hashgacha.
  • Whole cuts from Mexico -- rinse before using. (Kitniyot packaging.)
  • Whole cuts from Argentina and Chile -- require special Pesach hashgacha.
  • Deli, ground beef, chopped liver -- always require special Pesach hashgacha.

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Passover advisory on Trader Joes Coconut Flour

March 24, 2017 - information from BCK and the OK:

Trader Joes Organic Coconut Flour comes into the stores with different certifications. Trader Joes Organic Coconut Flour certified by Kosher Check is usable for Passover without special Passover certification. The Trader Joes Organic Coconut Flour certified by Kehilla Kosher (OK) is not usable for Passover.

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Passover information on Lactaid Capsules, Drops and Milk

March 24, 2017 from from Kosherquest.org:

  • Lactaid drops may contain Chometz. Therefore, they should be added to milk before Pesach to have the Chometz annulled in sixty times the amount of milk, applesauce etc.
  • Lactaid Drops - (NOT Tablets) If needed, it must be added to milk or other dairy products before Pesach.
  • Lactaid Milk - Must be purchased before Pesach (may contain small amount of actual Chometz)
  • Lactaid tablets may contain Chometz.

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Mexican kashrus alert on FRESH IXTAPA, FRUCITOS and MAISE GOURMET

March 24, 2017 from KMD Mexico:

Las marcas:

Solo los productos con etiqueta de KMD Péésaj se consideran autorizados para Pésaj.
Todos sus productos contienen kitniot.

Translation by Google Translate:
The brands:


Only products labeled KMD Pésaj are considered authorized for Pesach.
All its products contain kitniot.

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Washing off fresh meat before use on Passover

March 22, 2017 - Revised by the Star-K : Washing off fresh meat, without KFP certification, before use on Passover March 16, 2017 - The following is an answer from the Star-K to the question as to why they are recommending rinsing off of meat, w/o KFP certification, purchased prior to Passover: "By USDA rule, many places are using an antibacterial rinse on the meat that may be produced from Kitniyos. Additionally, the vacuum bag the meat is packaged in might be lined with cornstarch for easier handling during production. Although these items are nullified, we still suggest rinsing off the meat."

Ed note: Washing raw meat and poultry makes it more likely for bacteria to spread to areas around the sink and countertops from splashing and spraying water. Consider sanitizing around and in the sink after rinsing the meat to reduce the chances of becoming sick from the bacteria on the meat.

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