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Revised Canadian Kosher Alert: Delieuze Harissa (Red Peppers)

March 22, 2018, - From the MK:

The MK wishes to inform the public that HARISSA (RED PEPPERS) DELIEUZE BRAND are kosher for Passover. However, they bear an unauthorized MK symbol and were produced without MK supervision. Corrective action has been taken.

From the MK: The batch of Harissa was produced under the supervision of Rabbi Wolf from Amsterdam.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0513

South African Passover information on McCain’s frozen veggies

March 22, 2018: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg:

We have assessed McCain’s frozen veggies and can inform you that products bearing our regular Beth Din Kosher Hechsher, and that do not contain vegetables that are Kitniyot, may be used for Pesach and all year round. We are working with the manufacturers to ensure that – going forward – the packaging will include a new Hechsher for Pesach and all year round. Please note that this does not include the oven chips and wedges.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0512

Denver Passover alert on Chometz Of Tov Breaded and Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Tenders misplaced in Passover section

March 21, 2018: From the "Vaad of Denver:

Of Tov Breaded & Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Tenders in Kosher for Passover Section
Some packages of “Of Tov Breaded and Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Tenders” (see picture below) were mistakenly sold in the East Side Kosher Deli Pesach section. If you bought this product check to verify that it is marked Kosher for Pesach. If not, do not use it for Pesach.

Ed. note: Check each product to confirm its Passover status.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0511

Error in OU's Candlelighting times for Passover

March 21, 2018: From the "OU Twitter feed:

The OU Guide to Passover's print version contains the following error on Page 5: The candle lighting times for the 1st and 7th nights of Pesach were interchanged. The correct times can be accessed online at: https://oukosher.org/content/uploads/sites/2/2018/03/halachic-times18b.pdf.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0510

South African Recall of Adam International Tuna Chunks in Brine and Kedem Grape Juice due to tampered expiration dates

March 15, 2018: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg and South African Jewish Report:

"A major importer of kosher-for-Pesach products was this week forced to withdraw two top-selling products from the shelves after it was discovered that their expiry dates were allegedly fraudulently altered."
The two recalled products were Adam International Tuna Chunks in Brine 170g and Kedem Grape Juice 947ml that has an expiry date in 2019. The Beth Din saaid "the expiry date had been tampered with and changed."

Ed. note: This is a SOUTH AFRICAN RECALL.

March 21, 2018: letter from Kayco to the South African Jewish Community is here

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0509

Kashrus alert on Streit's Dark Chocolate Caramel Pecan Clusters

March 19 2018 from the Kof-K:

Streit's Dark Chocolate Caramel Pecan Clusters contain milk and butter and was mistakenly labeled as Kof-K pareve. This product is certified Kof-K Dairy for Passover. Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0508

Kashrut and Passover Information on Elite Chocolates & Schmerling's Chocolates

March 14, 2018 from the COR Detroit:

ELITE CHOCOLATES are recommended only when bearing the certification of the OU or the Badatz of Eida Hacharedis. For Pesach, special Pesach marking is required.

SCHMERLING'S SUGARLESS AND NO SUGAR ADDED CHOCOLATES are not Kosher for Pesach, and state so on their labels.


South African Kashrut alert on Elite Milk Chocolates for Pesach

March 13, 2018: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg:

Please be aware that the Elite Milk Chocolates for Pesach are Milchik and not Parev as the white sticker states.

The following variations are incorrectly marked:

  1. Mini Mix 400 gr
  2. Milk Chocolate Berry Truffle 100 gr
  3. Mini Coconut Bar 190 gr
  4. Chocolate Flake Log 25 gr
  5. Mini Smarties 300 gr
  6. Milk Chocolate with Hazel Almonds 100 gr
  7. Mini Caramel Bar 190 gr
  8. Milk Chocolate Strawberry 100 gr
  9. Strawberry Filled Chocolate Bars 50 gr
  10. Chocolate Fingers 96 gr

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0506

Passover information on Fish

February 28, 2018

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0497

Passover information on Meat

February 19, 2018 from New Square, the OU, and the Star-K:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0494

Passover information on oils

Passover information on virgin coconut oil

April 3, 2017 and February 19, 2018 from the OU Webinar and OU Passover General Information and confirmed by the OU for 2018:

Virgin (unrefined, cold-pressed) coconut oil with an OU is acceptable for Pesach without a "P". (no added ingredients)

Passover information on Chosen Foods Virgin Avocado Oil

March 9, 2018 from OU in response to a reader's question:

Only the Chosen Foods Virgin Avocado Oil is acceptable for Passover with the OU symbol. See attached picture.

Note: Passover information is valid for Passover 2018 only.

From the OU on March 7, 2018: Virgin Avocado Oil, is acceptable when bearing the regular OU symbol.

Passover information on Nutriva Virgin Red Palm Oil

March 14, 2018 from the OU in response to a reader's question:

Unrefined Nutriva Red Palm oil is acceptable for Passover with the OU symbo.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0486
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