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The following Passover notice is from Rabbi Gruber and Paskesz on March 18, 2010.

Paskesz-Frutios Cereal for Passover had a text misprint on the ingredient list. Contrary to the package declaration, there is NO cochineal color in the product. Letter from Rabbi Gruber is attached here

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0239

Information on vegetables:

The following Passover notice is from the Star-K on March 17, 2010.
Dole Vegetable and Fruit products bearing a Star-K are usable for Passover without the P.

The following Passover notice is from the OV on March 17, 2010.
For use of the salads certified by the OV for Passover, letter P must appear next to the OV.

The following Passover information is from the OU for Passover 2010.

  • Baby Carrots under the OU are fine to use for Passover without special Passover certification.
  • The Bodek salad products usable without a P for Pesach.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0236

The following Passover alert is from the kosherquest on March 22, 2009 and March 17, 2010.

The difference between the two types of Ko-Sure Hot Chocolate Mixes. One - Instant Hot Cocoa Mix has the Star-Kp and is Kosher for Pesach. The other Kos-Sure Chocolate Mocha Mix (also under the Star-K) is NOT Kosher for Pesach.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0225

The following revised Passover alert is from the United Mehadrin Kosher on March 17, 2010.

Great Value Confectioners Powdered Sugar sold by Walmart was mistakenly labled UMK-P, while it is kosher it does contain cornstarch and is not kosher for passover. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0238

The following Passover alert is from a number of sources and the editor on March 16, 2009.
Always check each and every item you buy to make sure it carries a Pesach Hechsher from a reliable Kashrut authority – even if you find it on the “Pesach” shelves of the supermarket. In addition, there are a number of products that are certified as kosher for Sephardim on the shelves, even in areas with few Sephardim. These products are not usable for Ashkenazim for Passover.

Do not assume that when making a purchase at a non- kosher certified store that the products you are buying are free of chometz, or even kosher. Finding it in "the kosher aisle" is meaningless in these stores, as there is no guarantee that the store clerk did not place the product on the shelf in error. There is also no guarantee that another shopper did not place one of the items they intended to buy but changed their mind, in the kosher section after changing their mind. Many packages look alike. Please inspect each individual item that you are purchasing for a reliable kosher and/or kosher L’Pesach certification.

Some kosher brands with almost identical labels for Passover and non-Passover products are Telma soup mixes and cubes, Osem, Gefen, Haddar, Manischewitz, Empire and Aaron's.

Many food producers, supermarkets, restaurants and caterers are advertising "Passover" products that ARE NOT KOSHER and are therefore not certified as kosher for Pasover.

Whole Foods is offering fish grinding in some stores. These fish counters are not certified by any rabbinic organization.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0237

The following Passover alert is from the Rabbi Weismandl on March 5, 2010 in response to an incorrect notice posted by a kashrus agency.

Some Lieber's chocolate coins had Kosher for Pesach mistakenly engraved on a wrapper. There are no Passover certified Lieber's Chocolate Coins .

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0235

The following Passover notice is from the Kof-K on Fabruary 23, 2010.

Please be advised that all products produced for the 2010 Passover season distributed by Aaron Streits Matzo Co and bearing Rabbi Soloveitchik's seal were produced under Kof-K Kosher supervision. Most items currently bear the Kof-K symbol, however a number of items were produced using older packagina and bear only Rabbi Solovechik's seal.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0232

The following Passover alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on Fabruary 22, 2010.

Some of the wrap-around labels on 2 liter bottles of Pepsi products bear a “KP”. Be aware that the only Pepsi products that are certified kosher for Passover by the cRc have a “cRc P-10” on the cap of each bottle.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0231

The following Passover alert is from the jerusalem Kosher News on December 14, 2009.

Honey bearing the Zayit HaGolan label marked 'kosher for Passover', Rabbi Rubin mehadrin is not under the supervision of Rabbi Rubin’s agency.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0230

The following Passover notice is from the Star-K in the December, 2009 Keeping You Kurrent.

The Star-K Hadar Machine Matzohs will be available only as 18 minute chabura matzohs. These are the only Star-K machine matzohs available this year.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0229
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