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Passover information on Starbucks Via Instant Coffee varieties

April 15, 2016 from the cRc:
The following Starbucks Via Instant Coffee varieties are kosher for Passover with only the OU on the label. They do NOT require specific Passover certification on the label.

  • Veranda Blend Blonde Roast
  • Pike Place Roast Medium Roast Coffee
  • House Blend Medium Roast Coffee
  • Dark Roast Coffee - Italian Roast
  • Dark Roast Coffee - French Roast
  • Medium Roast Coffee - Colombia

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=PO455

Kosher Advisory Streit’s Quinoa and La Bonne Quinoa

April 15, 2016 from the OU: Streit's Quinoa, Aaron Streit Inc. NY NY: Some containers of Streit’s Quinoa UPC Codes 0-70227-60208-0 and LaBonne quinoa UPC Codes 0-43427- 0080-6 and 0-43427-88802-8 labeled with an OU P symbol were found to contain infestation. Any possibly affected product may be returned to the stores for a refund.

Report of insect infestation on some Quinoa products imported from Israel

April 15, 2016 - yudelstake.blogspot.com reported that they found OU-P brands of Quinoa originating from Israel had insect infestation. It is not know where in the supply chain this infectation occured or how widespread it is.
Consumers should check these products for insects before cooking.

Passover alert on HASHAHAR HA’OLE SPECIAL COCOA SPREAD - check labels for Passover symbol

April 12, 2016 From COR Detroit:

HASHAHAR HA’OLE SPECIAL COCOA SPREAD, product of Israel, is available in pareve and dairy versions. The pareve type, which states Pareve and bears OU-P, is OU certified for Pesach and does not contain kitniyos. The dairy type, which states Dairy and contains kitniyos, bears OU-D and states that the OU supervision is for year round and not for Passover, and is not Cholov Yisroel. Check each label carefully.

Passover alert on Lieber’s Plums

April 13, 2016 From COR Detroit:

LIEBER’S WHOLE PURPLE PLUMS in heavy syrup, in 30 oz. cans, is not Kosher for Pesach. The Pesach marking on the label is incorrect and is crossed out, though on some labels the Pesach wording is still legible.
This product was mistakenly sold in the Pesach section at One Stop.

Passover alert on SCHWARTZ APPLE JUICE - check labels for Passover symbol

April 13, 2016 From COR Detroit:

SCHWARTZ APPLE JUICE is available in both Pesach and non-Pesach versions. Some non-Pesach jars were mistakenly sold in the Pesach section at One Stop Kosher Food Market. Please check each jar carefully for the Pesach marking on the back label.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0451

South Africa: Passover alert Kosher chickens purchased from PnP

April 8, 2016 from the Beth Din of Johannesburg
Please be aware, that all Kosher chickens purchased from PnP for Pesach, must bare the Pesach label. We have been informed that some non Pesadike stock has found its way into the Pesach section at PnP Norwood that do not bare the Pesach label and are not Kosher for Pesach.
Please make sure to look for the label before buying chicken at PnP.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0450

Misc Coffees that are usable for Passover without a Passover symbol

April 12, 2016 from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission
Decaffeinated Coffee always Requires Kosher for Passover Certification.
The following brands have KFP certification but do not have a KFP on the label and may be purchased in the regular supermarket section.

  • Coffee Whole bean unflavored Decaffeinated
    • Brooklyn Coffee House, Ellis, Folgers, Hena, Parker House, White House
    • Pete's Ground Coffee Unflavored which is certified by the KSA, is fine for Pesach use without the "P" designation. This is true for both regular and decaf.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0449

South Africa: Kashrus alert Mediterranean Delicacies Salmon Pate

April 12, 2016 from the Beth Din of Johannesburg
Please be aware that Mediterranean Delicacies Kosher for Passover salmon pate is incorrectly labelled as Parev. The product is Milchik and is Chalav Yisrael.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0448

Passover Alert for Chocolate Emporium, OH Cranberrry Products

April 7, 2016 - from Localjewishnews.com:
All Chocolate Emporim Passover Chocolate Covered Cranberries purchased from March 28, 2016 to 2 pzm on April 7, 2016 should not be eaten on Passover. There may be potential kitniyos issu with them. Consumers can return products to the store for a refund or exchange, (This includes candy tray arrangements, candy rounds and bulk candy pouches.) All other Passover products are not problematic.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0447

Passover information on Flax and Hemp

March 28, 2016 - from Kosherquest.org:
Flax and hemp (whole grains only) may be used on Pesach. They should be purchased from manufacturers that do not process Chometz grains also. These grains should also be carefully checked before Pesach for any residue.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Passover/PAlerts/?alert=P0444
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