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PASSOVER - PESACH
APRIL 2016 - NISSAN 5776

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chometz on Pesach ................................................................................ 3
Kitniyos & Matzo Ashira ......................................................................... 3
Bitul of Chometz ...................................................................................... 4
Consumption of Chometz..................................................................... 5
Selling Of Chometz ................................................................................. 5

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cake, cereal made from wheat, oats
or barley, cookies, farfel mix, some
licorice, pasta, pretzels, rolled oats,
wheat gluten, wheat protein. Some
have the same custom concerning
beer and whiskey.

Chometz Sheavar Alav Hapesach ....................................................... 5


Kashering Utensils .................................................................................. 6
Erev Pesach ............................................................................................... 7

STANDARDS OF K ASHRUS

With over 1000 Kosher certifying


Fast of the First Born .............................................................................. 7 agencies and individuals competing
Eating on Erev Pesach ............................................................................ 7 in the Kosher certifying business,
it is expected that standards will
Selected Laws & Customs ...................................................................... 7 vary. While most keep to a basic
The Seder Plate ...................................................................................... 8 acceptable standard, some do not.
Mitzvos at the Seder ........................................................................ 8, 34 We still see gelatin from non- Kosher
animals being used, (often listed
Medicine .................................................................................................. 9
as k-Gelatin), corn syrup as an
Internet Sites ........................................................................................10 ingredient in Passover products
Pet Foods ...............................................................................................12 (with a long reference attempting
Items that may be used without Passover Certification ............. 14 to legitimize it), carmine (from bugs)
used as red coloring, as well as many
Items that are reliably certified for Passover ................................. 19
other questionable ingredients.
Products to be cautious of for Pesach use ...................................... 26 With the vast number of products
New Products for Pesach .................................................................... 28 being certified by reliable agencies
Alerts ....................................................................................................... 31 and individuals, it would seem to
be much less tempting to allow for
Times to Remember ............................................................................34 these lenient opinions to lessen our
observance of Pesach. Additionally,
CHOME TZ ON PESACH
some establishments only offer Kosher style
Chometz is any substance that contains leavening
products for Pesach, while the lenient word style
from one of five cereal grains (wheat, barley, oats,
is missed by many. Some food establishments offer
spelt, or rye) caused by its prolonged contact
a Passover taco bar, ham on Matzah special and
with water or other liquids. The prohibition of
Passover challah, among other things. The only
Chometz on Pesach includes Chometz Gomur
protection as far as the government is concerned
(unadulterated Chometz) and Taaruvas Chometz
is from Assembly Bill 295, section 1329.29, passed
(a mixture containing real Chometz). There are
in March of 1993. It states: No person shall do any
three areas with which we must be concerned
of the following: Make any direct statement, either
when evaluating Chometz. First, there is Isur
orally or in writing, display the words Kosher,
Hanaah. This means that one may not derive any
Kosher style, Kosher type, Kosher for Passover,
pleasure or benefit whatsoever from Chometz (e.g.
Jewish, or Hebrew in any language or display
feeding Chometz to ones pets, etc.). Secondly,
any insignia, six pointed star, or other mark that
a Jew may not own Chometz. This prohibition
might reasonably be calculated to deceive or lead a
extends to possession of Chometz anywhere in
reasonable person to believe a product is Kosher
the world (such as in a boat, office, mountain
or sanctioned by Orthodox Hebrew religious
retreat, etc.). Thirdly, there is a prohibition against
requirements, if it is not. Obviously one needs
having Chometz in ones possession. One must
to be vigilant in carefully watching for proper
be careful to remove all Chometz, not sold, from
certification.
their premises. Chometz that was sold should,
preferably, be stored in an inaccessible area. Jews
may not leave unsold Chometz in their possession
KITNIYOS
on Pesach, even if they do not intend to use it.
Due
to the stringency of the prohibition of not
One should be careful not to send a package
eating Chometz on Pesach, Ashkenazic Jews, as
which contains Chometz too close to Pesach, as it
well as many Sephardim, have developed a custom
may arrive during Pesach. Due to the severity of
not to eat kitniyos (legumes) on Pesach other than
Chometz many have the custom to not sell their
for infants and under other special circumstances
Chometz for Pesach, but prefer to dispose of it
provided that the foods are prepared in separate
instead. The following are actual Chometz: bread,

utensils. Kitniyos includes beans, soy, rice,


peas, and corn among others: (see below).
Sephardim, whose minhag (custom) permits them
to eat rice on Pesach, must be careful to determine
that the rice is additive-free. Many Sephardim have
the minhag to check the rice three times, as well
as to check for other grains that may be mixed
in. In any case, open bins in stores should not be
used. This year, the Star K Kashrus organization
is certifying Carolina Mehadrin Rice for use for
Sephardim on Pesach.
Ashkenazim refrain from eating peanuts as well.
However, this restriction regarding peanuts may
not include peanut oil (according to the opinion of
Rav Moshe Feinstein ZTL.) Legumes are permitted
for some Sephardic Jews who, for various historical
reasons, did not adopt this custom of refraining
from kitniyos consumption on Pesach. A reliable
source of acceptable products following this
Sephardic custom is the Sephardi division of the
J.S.O.R. at (732) 531-4872 or WWW.JSOR.ORG (be
aware that a number of lists exist for Sephardim
that are extremely misleading and erroneous).
For this reason the Kosher consumer is confronted
every year around Pesach time with a confusing
array of Kosher certifications found on candy, jam,
mustard and other products containing legumes. In
reality, these products are edible on Pesach by only
certain groups of Jews. Many, but not all, will state
Leochlei Kitniyos - only for those who eat kitniyos.
Some examples of this are sunflower seeds, canned
vegetables, halva etc. Every Jew, however, is
permitted to derive benefit from kitniyos (such as
pet food, glue, baby formula etc.).
The following are considered Kitniyos or treated as
Kitniyos according to many opinions:
Alfalfa Sprouts, Anise, Ascorbic Acid (May be
Chometz), Asparatame (Nutrasweet), Beans,
Black Eyed Peas, Buckwheat, Calcium Ascorbate,
Canola Oil, Caraway, Citric Acid (May be Chometz),
Chickpeas, Confectioners Sugar with corn starch,
Coriander, Corn, Corn Syrup, Cumin, Dextrose,
Fennel, Fenugreek, Flax Seeds, Hemp, Hydrolyzed
Vegetable Oil, Kasha, Kimmel, Lecithin, Lentils,
Licorice, Lucerne, Lupine, Malto Dextrins (Chometz
or kitnios-derived), Millet, MSG, Mustard, Peanuts,
Polysorbates (May be Chometz), Popcorn, Poppy
Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Rice (Vitamins added may
be Chometz), Sesame Seeds, Snow Peas, Sodium
Citrate (May be Chometz), Sodium Erythorbate
(May be Chometz), Sorbitol (Could be Chometz
if outside the U.S.), Soy Oil, Corn Oil, Soy, String
Beans, Sunflower Seeds, Tofu (from soy), Vitamin
C (may be Chometz), Wild Rice, Xanthan gum (May
be Chometz). NOTE: Flax seed, chia and Hemp seed
are not kitniyos and can be used after checking for
other grains.

GOING AWAY FOR PESACH


One must sell his/her Chometz regardless of where
they are for Pesach. This is the case even if one left
home 30 days before Pesach and no one will be in
the house during Pesach. It is necessary to inform
the Rabbi selling your Chometz as to the location of
the Chometz and to your location during Pesach so
that he can know the proper time zones of selling
and buying back the Chometz for you.
If a person leaves home before Pesach, within 30
days of Pesach, the night before his/her departure
should do a regular Bedikas Chometz without a
Bracha and recite Kol Chamira for the Chometz
found in the house. Note: Kol Chamira should
always be said in a language that one understands,
as this is not a Tefilla, but a declaration. The
alternative to an early Bedika is to appoint a
Shaliach (messenger) to do a regular Bedikas
Chometz with a Bracha on the proper night of
Bedikas Chometz.
A guest in a hotel, who is in the hotel on the night
of Bedikas Chometz should conduct themselves
as they would at home, performing a full Bedika
with a Bracha. It is the minhag to carefully put out
pieces of Chometz before beginning the Bedika.
It is preferable to empty a stocked hotel fridge of
beer, cookies etc. before Pesach begins. If this is
not possible, minimally, the fridge should be taped
or locked shut.
A guest for Pesach at a relatives house should hear
the Bracha from the owner of the house and then
make his/her own Bedika in their room.

BITUL (ANNULMENT) OF CHOME TZ


During the year, any non - Kosher ingredients
which are inadvertently mixed with Kosher
ingredients may be Halachically (according to
Jewish law) fit to eat. The reason for this leniency is
that they are declared Batel Beshishim (annulled
in sixty i.e. the Kosher food is at least sixty times
greater than the non-Kosher, thus making the nonKosher food annulled). This rule is true regarding
Chometz on Pesach only if the mixture was made
before Pesach. During Pesach, the laws of bitul
are not applicable. In other words, during the week
of Pesach, if even a tiny amount of Chometz falls
into a large amount of Kosher for Pesach food,
it renders the food, as well as the pot, unfit for
use on Pesach. As in all such Halachic questions, a
competent Rav should be consulted.
Note: 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.

CONSUMPTION OF CHOMETZ
Since the prohibition of eating Chometz on Pesach
applies not only to Chometz itself, but to any
derivatives of Chometz or to any product that
may contain Chometz, one should make certain
that all food products that are bought for Pesach
should have a certification by a reliable Kashrus
organization or Orthodox Rabbi.

HANAAH (BENEFIT) FROM CHOMETZ


During Pesach, we may not derive any sort of
benefit from Chometz. Therefore, Chometz may
not be sold or used, even in business transactions
or as pet food. Even some cosmetics must be
Chometz-free. Generally, there is no problem with
the following products if they are not organic in
nature, and do not contain any grain by - products:
Acne Aid, Mineral Oil, Baby Cream, Baby Oil, Eye
Liner, Mascara, Rouge (Powder), Nail Polish, Talcum
Powder, Stick Powder Deodorant, and Vaseline.

MECHIR AS (SELLING OF) CHOMETZ


Mechiras Chometz is the sale of Jewish owned
Chometz to a non- Jew before Pesach. One must
sell Chometz which is in their regular home,
vacation home, office etc. If one cannot sell their
Chometz through their local Rabbi, numerous sites
on-line will facilitate this transaction. This transfer
of Chometz to a non-Jew is a legal and binding
sale, complete with contract. This sale is transacted
through a Rabbi, who acts as a legal agent to sell
the Jews Chometz to a non-Jew. The Rabbi enters
into an agreement with the non-Jew for the sale
of this Chometz. The Chometz that has been sold
must be placed in an area which is completely
sealed off, and must remain there throughout the
holiday of Pesach. One must be careful to inform
the Rabbi if they intend to be in a different time
zone for Pesach. They do not want to have their
Chometz bought back if it is still Pesach where they
are (i.e. overseas, etc.) If one leaves home within 30
days of Pesach and will not return before Pesach,
they should either check for Chometz the night
before they leave or appoint someone to check for
them on the regular night of Bdikas Chometz. If the
checking is done before the bdikah night one does
not say a Bracha. A person can sell all the Chometz
in their home before leaving and check only one
room for Chometz. Regardless, a person needs to
say the Bittul (annulment) of Chometz at its regular
time of Erev Pesach.

CHOMETZ SHEAVAR ALAV HAPESACH

(BUYING CHOMETZ AFTER PESACH)

Due to the severity of the Issur (prohibition) of


Chometz, Chazal reinforced the sale of Chometz
with a fine. This fine was levied on any Jews who
kept Chometz in their possession or ownership

during Pesach. This is called Chometz


Sheavar Alav HaPesach. Jewish law
requires that if a Jew owns Chometz on Pesach,
no Jew is allowed to eat that food, even after
Pesach. Therefore, we are also prohibited from
buying in stores which are Jewish owned, if they
have not sold their Chometz. It is important to
note that although we may not buy Chometz
from such Jewishly owned stores that did not sell
their Chometz, we may purchase non-Chometz
food products from these stores. Actual Chometz
products that are prohibited in these stores would
be pasta, cereal from grain, bread, beer, cookies/
crackers, malt, maltose, pretzels, soy sauce, wheat
germ, wheat protein, whiskey, dog/cat food
containing grain etc.

Some common products that one may assume


are Chometz, but are actually not, and therefore
may be purchased in a store that did not sell
their Chometz are the following bakers yeast,
cosmetics, dry cake mixes, kitniyos, glue containing
Chometz, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, pickles,
medicine containing Chometz, maltodextrin,
maltose, malt flavoring, food coloring, flour,
extracts, raw pearled barley, vanilla and vitamins
containing Chometz.
Rav Moshe Feinstein ZTL, in his sefer Igros Moshe,
states that if a Jew sold his Chometz for Pesach,
and then kept his store open during Pesach
and continued to sell items of Chometz, one is
nevertheless allowed to buy from that store after
Pesach.

A Jew may buy from the following stores


immediately after Pesach:
Smart & Final,

7-Eleven,

Gelsons,

99 cent store,

Jetro/Restaurant
Smiths,
Depot,

Albertsons,
BevMo

Jons,

Target (in California),

Big Lots,

K-Mart,

Bristol Farms,

Nuts & More,

Coffee Bean,

Petco,

Vons / Pavilions,

Costco,

Petsmart,

Walgreens,

CVS,

Ralphs/Kroger,

Dollar Tree,

Rite Aid,

Erewhon,

Sadaf,

Food4Less,

Safeway,

Fresh & Easy,

Sams Club,

Trader Joes,

Walmart,
Wine & Liquor
Depot,
Whole Foods

and all reliably Kosher certified stores are fine to


shop in for Chometz after Pesach. Reliably certified
Kosher stores all sell their Chometz before Pesach.

Note: Rabbi Elmaliach, the Rabbi in charge of

Kashrus at Ben Gurion airport, reports that the


stores at area D7 in the airport are clear of Chometz

Sheavar Olav Hapesach. There is a


restaurant in the Ben Gurion airport called
Aroma Espresso Bar, under Chug Chosom Sofer
Hashgacha and it is fine to eat there after Pesach.
The other stores in other areas of the airport, had
their Chometz sold but were open on Pesach and
continued to sell Chometz during Pesach. Some
poskim allow purchases from such establishments
after Pesach, while some do not.

(See AKO whiskey alert in the alerts section}

K ASHERING

(MAKING UTENSILS KOSHER)

Utensils that are used during the year for Chometz


may not be used to prepare food for Pesach unless
they are properly Kashered.
Cloth tablecloths (not plastic) and towels used year
round should be washed thoroughly and may then
be used for Pesach.
Surfaces upon which only cold Chometz has been
placed during the year, such as refrigerators and
pantry shelves, should be thoroughly washed and
rinsed to prepare them for Pesach use. Surfaces
which are used for hot Chometz during the year, in
addition, whenever possible must be Kashered by
pouring hot water on them. Surfaces that cannot
be Kashered (such as formica and ceramic tiles
etc.) should first be cleaned thoroughly and then
covered with non absorbent material (i.e. contact
paper, cardboard or multiple layers of aluminum
foil).
The different levels of Kashering are:

Libbun Gomur torching or making the metal


glow.

Libun Kal heating the metal until it can burn


paper on the other side.

Hagolo dipping in boiling water.


Eruy Roschim pouring boiling water.

the burners. They should be turned to high for 15


minutes. The areas in between cannot be Kashered.
Some find it practical to change the entire glass top
for Pesach.
A non self-cleaning oven should be cleaned with
a special solution, such as Easy Off and not used
for 24 hours. After this time, it should be turned
on to the maximum setting for one hour. This will
Kasher the oven, but not the broiler.
The broiler pan cannot be Kashered, therefore, it
is usually not used for Pesach. If the broiler pan is
replaced, the broiler can be Kashered in a similar
fashion as the oven. If one desires to Kasher it,
Libbun (glowing hot) is required (i.e. by using a
torch).
A self cleaning oven needs only to go thru one
self clean cycle. It can be on the shortest cycle of
your self-cleaning oven.
Many microwave ovens (those whose walls do
not exceed 120 degrees during cooking) without
browning elements or convection can be Kashered
by first cleaning them and not using them for
24 hours, and then putting a new glass tray, or
cardboard on the bottom. Afterwards, a cup or
bowl of water should be boiled inside.
A barbecue must be Kashered with Libun Gamur
which includes torching any surface that food
comes in contact with in addition to cleaning and
burning out the rest of the barbecue. In addition,
the coals or lava rock should be replaced. Often, it
is more practical to purchase a new one for Pesach.
A stainless steel sink is Kashered after it has first
been cleaned, and then kept free from hot water
usage for 24 hours. Then boiling water must be
poured over its entire surface. Porcelain sinks,
however, may not be Kashered. They should
be fully lined with a tin insert, contact paper,
aluminum foil, or a Pesach basin insert.

The general rule is that we undo as we did. If


something uses straight dry heat (i.e. bbq) we need
to torch it or use self clean in an oven which is the
same. Soup pots are used with liquid so they are
kashered with liquid in boiling water etc.

Dishwashers may be Kashered only if they have a

To Kasher:

Metal utensils that are used with liquid (soup pots,

Electric range, first scour it thoroughly. Then,

turn it on to the highest temperature setting for 15


minutes, or until it gets red hot.

Enamel glazed stove tops should be covered


during Pesach.

Gas grates should be put in the oven for Kashering


or torched.

Glass-top stoves can be Kashered in the area of

stainless steel interior. All racks must be changed.


After waiting 24 hours, run a complete cycle with
soap. All rubber or plastic parts must be replaced
as well.

etc.) may be Kashered by first cleaning them, not


using them for 24 hours, and finally, completely
immersing them in a Kashered pot full of boiling
water for 15 seconds, followed by rinsing them in
cold water immediately upon removal. They should
be Kashered one at a time. An alternate method,
particularly useful for larger pots, is to set aside
the pot for 24 hours, after which time it should be
filled with water and then be brought to a boil. A
glowing hot item, such as a rock, should then be

placed inside, allowing the hot water to spill over


the sides.

Braces, bite plates and retainers should be

Selling of the Chometz: This must be

done by Friday morning 04/22, no later


than the time of Biur Chometz

brushed thoroughly before Pesach.

EATING ON ERE V PESACH

Counter tops

Kashering purposes, as Kashering must be done


with boiling water (212F).

Consumption of Chometz is prohibited on Erev


Pesach, from a third of the day and after- this is
usually counted four proportional hours from
daybreak (see times to remember). It is also
forbidden to eat Matzo or anything baked with
Matzo on Erev Pesach. This prohibition includes
egg Matzoh. This is in order to ensure that one
will eat the Matzo at the Seder with a hearty
appetite. This prohibition includes cakes and
cookies made from matzo meal. However, cooked
Matzo products, such as knaidlach (Matzo balls) are
permitted. Non-Gebrochts products are suitable
for this time period. All foods should only be eaten
in moderation from the ninth hour in the day
and on in order to have an appetite for the Seder.
Imitation Matzo made from Tapioca and Potato
ingredients is fine for Erev Pesach.

Water filter change the filter.

SELEC TED L AWS & CUSTOMS

Formica counter tops may not be Kashered for


Pesach, and therefore, they should be covered.
Granite, Marble or Stainless Steel counter tops
may be Kashered by pouring boiling hot water
(not steam) on them (Eirui).
Caesarstone countertops may not be Kashered
for Pesach according to many opinions, as they
are composed of only 93 percent stone. In
addition, Silestone and Corian also may not be
Kashered.

Note: Steam cleaners often may not be used for

KITCHEN ITEMS THAT MAY NOT BE KASHERED:


Arcolac
Bread
Machines
China
Collanders
(plastic)
Corelle
Corning Ware
Crockpots
Graters (any)
Knives

with Plastic
Handles
Melmac
Mixers
Pasta Maker
Plastic
Porcelain
Porcelain
Enameled Pots
Pyrex
Sandwich

Maker
Silverstone
Stoneware
Synthetic
Rubber
Teflon
Toaster/
Toaster Oven
Waffle Iron

These items should be washed thoroughly and be


put away in a completely sealed off area until after
Pesach.

ERE V PESACH
Bedikas Chometz: The search begins Thursday

night, 04/21. Many have the Minhag to place ten


pieces of bread out before the search is started.

Fast of the First Born: This year this fast falls on

One should prepare everything (for the first Seder)


on Erev Pesach in order that the Seder should begin
immediately upon arriving from Shul. This includes
setting the table, etc. It is a custom that pillows
should be prepared for leaning on during the
Seder. Women are not required to lean, however,
male children are. It is also a custom among some
that the head of the household wears a Kittel
during the Seder. In most places, the custom is
that only the head of the household has a Seder
plate and the three Matzos. Some, however, have
a Seder plate and Matzos for each man present at
the Seder. When only the head of the household
has a Seder plate, he must provide for everyone at
the Seder from his plate. Since there is usually not
a sufficient amount of Matzo, Marror and wine to
ensure that everyone present (male and female
alike) has the required amounts during the Seder,
additional Matzo, Marror and wine should be
placed on the table for supplementary use.

THE SEDER PL ATE

Friday, 4/22.

Siyum: Males who are first born and do not wish

to fast on Friday should attend a Siyum in the


morning and eat at the meal following it. This meal
is called a Seudas Mitzvah. It is generally held right
after Davening.

Biur Chometz: The burning of the Chometz left

in ones possession, including the Chometz found


the previous night, must be burned by the end of
the fifth hour on Friday morning (04/22). Please see
time chart for the exact latest time.

One may not use MARROR (to fulfill the Mitzvah


of Marror) that was soaked for 24 hours or
longer. Soaking this long is called pickling and is
Halachically considered cooking. One may only use

uncooked vegetables for Marror. (Do not


lean when eating Marror.)

CHAROSES can be made of ground apples, pears,


pomegranates, dates, figs, walnuts, almonds,
ginger and cinnamon, to which wine is added.
Recipes may vary according to tradition.

KARPAS is any vegetable upon which a Brocho

of HaAdama is made, that may be dipped in salt


water or vinegar, and that may be used on Pesach.
Parsley, celery, and potatoes are often used as
Karpas.

ZROA is a piece of meat which is roasted over the

fire. Most people use a chicken neck or wing for this


purpose.

BAITZA is an ordinary hard boiled or roasted egg.


If one forgot to roast the Zroa or Baitza on Erev
Pesach, and had to do it at night, he must eat the
egg before sunset of the next day.

THE ARBA KOSOS

Shmitah year. Mainstream Hashgachos do not


use this leniency and do not bottle Shmitah wine.
Some bottles of wine may state: Otzar Beis Din,
which is a leniency more widely accepted. This
is also a concern for many canned and bottled
products from Israel.

MATZO
Only Shmurah Matzo (guarded Matzo), which
is made of grain that has been guarded against
fermentation from the time of harvest, should be
used for the Mitzva of eating Matzo at the Seder.
Both hand and machine Shmurah Matzo are
acceptable. Over the past many decades there have
been many opinions given as to the merits of hand
versus machine Matzoh. Most use either one with
proper Hashgocho.

Shmurah Matzo has been watched in most cases


from the time of cutting of the wheat to protect
from unwanted moisture, which may make it rise.

Eighteen minute Matzo is run on machines


(FOUR CUPS OF WINE)

It is preferable that the wine used at the Seder


be red in color. For those who cannot drink wine,
grape juice may be used (consult your Rabbi). If
one must drink grape juice the 64 oz glass bottles
that say on them Non - Mevushal are preferable.
Nevertheless, one should make every effort to
drink wine at the Seder. It is preferable to add at
least some wine to the grape juice.
Each cup of wine should contain at least 3.3 fluid
ounces. It is preferable to drink the entire cup, or
at least half of it, for each of the four cups. Due to
this one should not use a very large cup as this will
necessitate drinking a large amount for each cup.
Men must consume all cups of wine while reclining
on their left side. If one drank either of the first
two cups without reclining, he must drink again
without a Brocho.

Note: Many Kosher wines (and some brands of

grape juice in the 64oz. bottles) are not cooked


and state Non-Mevushal. Therefore, care must be
taken as to who handles them. (Most bottles that
are cooked say Mevushal in English or Hebrew on
the label).

Note: Many low-alcohol wines are now available.

Some are pure wine while others are a mixture of


wine and grape juice as indicated.

SHMITAH
This year an added concern is that many wines on
the market were bottled during Shmitah. Many
bottles will include that caution: Heter Mechira.
That means that it is only suitable for those who
rely on selling all of Eretz Yisroel during the

that are cleaned every 18 minutes to prevent any


possibility of the dough rising.

Regular Pesach Matzo has been baked on a

machine in under 18 minutes, but the machine will


run all day without cleaning in between runs.

Matzo Ashira is any Matzo that contains products


other than flour and water, such as grape juice or
apple juice. The consumption of Matzo Ashira is
prohibited for most people throughout Pesach.
Included in this category are: Matzo which was
kneaded with fruit juice, egg matzo, tea matzo,
honey and spice Matzo and some chocolate
covered Matzo. However, this prohibition does
not apply to infants or people who are ill. When in
doubt, consult your Rabbi.

Even one who is allowed to eat Matzo Ashira,


cannot fulfill their Mitzvah of Achilas Matzo (eating
Matzo) with it.

Gluten Free Shehakol Matzo: Gefen and Yehuda

Matzo company from Israel manufacture imitation


Matzoh from Tapioca and Potato Starch. This is an
excellent product to eat Erev Pesach and any other
time one does not wish to consume actual grainbased Matzo (it is also a wonderful imitation Matzo
that can be eaten out of a Sukkah since it is not real
Matzo). Obviously, this product cannot be used as
a substitute at any time for real Matzo.
For people allergic to wheat, Oat or Spelt Shmura
Matzah may often be purchased at your local
Kosher markets. Check with them for availability.
You may also contact the Lakewood Matzoh
Bakery at (732) 364-8757. For more information
about Oat Matzos one may look on the website
www.Glutenfreeoatmatzos.com.

MEDICINE
Most prescriptions can be filled with Kosher for
Pesach medicine. For information on the Kosher
status of your medicines, contact the Kosher
Information Bureau at (818) 262-5351 (E-mail to
eeidlitz@kosherquest.org) or your local reliable
Rabbi. In Israel: 050 412-4188.
Rabbi Bess of Los Angeles has compiled the
most detailed reliable list in the U.S. He can be
reached at (323) 933- 7193. Rabbi Bess together
with the Star K publishes the Passover Directory
with this information. Since some prescriptions,
unfortunately, are not available with Kosher
certification, we will mention some guidelines for
those who must take medicine on Pesach.
1. If one suffers from an illness through which
ones life may become endangered, one may eat
Chometz on Pesach and may use any medication
needed to avoid a life-threatening situation. This
Chometz should be owned by a non- Jew.
2. If someone is ill, but his life is not endangered,
he may not eat Chometz on Pesach. However,
he may take Chometz medicine under certain
circumstances as long as he does not take it in
the normal way (i.e. a pill without a cup of water).
A Rabbi should be consulted if the need for such
medication should occur.
3. Generally speaking, cough syrups and other
liquid medicines may contain grain alcohol, and
may not be used on Pesach. When one must take
medicine during Pesach, his/her doctor should be
asked to prescribe medicine without alcohol or
capsules.
Many over the counter medicines require no
special certification to be used on Pesach. Consult
your Rabbi for specific questions. For a complete
listing of this years Kosher for Pesach vitamins
(as well as year-round vitamins) go online to
www.koshervitamins.com.

TOILE TRIES
Rabbi Bess lists the following ingredients as
possible Kashrus issues connected to Pesach:
Amino Peptide Complex, Amp-Isostearoyl
Hydrolized Wheat Protein, Avena Sativa Flour,
Avena Sativa Kernel Protein, Barley Extract,
Beta Glucan, Disodium Wheatgermido Peg2 Sulfosuccinate, Hordeum Vulgare Extract,
Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten, Hydrolyzed
Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
PgPropyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Wheat
Starch, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolized
Wheat Protein, Oat Beta Glucan, Oat Extract,
Oat Flour, Phytosphingosine Extract,
Prolamine, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids,

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Stearyldimoniumhydrosypropyl
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Triticum
Vulgare, Triticum Vulgare Flour Lipids, Triticum
Vulgare Germ Extract, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil,
Wheat Amino Acids, Wheat Bran Extract, Wheat
Germ Extract, Wheat Germ Glycerides, Wheat
Germanidopropyldimonium Hydroxypropyl
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Wheat Germ Oil, Wheat
Protein, Wheat Sphingolipids.

FROZEN VEGE TABLES


There are many issues concerning the use of frozen
vegetables for Pesach. Most large companies, such
as S&W, Green Giant and Birds Eye, purchase their
vegetables from many different processors. Due to
increased competition in this industry from Mexico
and Guatemala, many packers are processing pasta
and vegetables in the same blanching equipment
when it is not being used for pure vegetables.
This is done at temperatures between 100 to 200
degrees, thus making the machinery Halachically
unacceptable for Pesach use. However, some
companies use steam blanchers, which are not
usable for pasta. Bodek, Garden Pure, as well as
others carry many frozen vegetables which are
certified for Pesach.

FRESH VEGE TABLES


In general, fresh vegetables do not pose a special
concern for Pesach. However, fruits and vegetables
from Israel require that Terumos and Maasros be
taken. Leafy vegetables require the same level
of inspection for insects as during the rest of the
year. This is a particular concern for many who use
romaine lettuce for the Mitzvah of Marror. To avoid
this problem, some choose to use romaine stalks
only, which are easier to rinse and check for insects.
There are romaine lettuce stalks and other produce
certified for Pesach that are not checked for
insects. One needs to make sure that the Hechscher
covers both the Pesach and insect issues. This year
additional care must be taken that no Shmitta
issues exist.

SODA
When determining whether a type of soda
is Kosher for Pesach, there are three major
ingredients with which we are concerned. They
are: brominated vegetable oil, flavorings and
sugar. Corn syrup, which is made from Kitniyos, is a
common sweetener in soda. The other ingredient,
flavoring, is also a source of concern, since there
are thousands of flavors, many of which are not
Kosher, and others that are derived from Chometz.
Therefore, even Sephardim who normally consume
Kitniyos on Pesach should seek only those products
reliably certified to be Chometz-free. Generally
speaking, flavoring is the key to a products
success in the food market. Therefore, its formula

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Phone: (818) 262 5351
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5100 South Dawson St., #102, Seattle, WA 98118.
Phone: (206) 760-0805 Fax: 725-0347
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Publications: Quarterly Product Guide, Annual Pesach Guide

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MEALS FOR TRAVELING


(hotels, cruise lines delivery)

Rabbi Moshe Heinemann, Rabbinic Advisor


411 Warren Road, Pikesville, Maryland 21208
(410) 484-4110 Publication - Kashrus Kurrents, Pesach Guide
Kashrus Magazine: Rabbi Yosef Wikler, Rabbinic Administrator
P.0. Box #204 Brooklyn, New York 11204
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www.Kosherflyaway.com

Rabbinical Council of California - The RCC

www.Koshercornucopia.com

3780 Wilshire Blvd. # 420 Los Angeles, CA 90010


213-389-3382 562-286-5235 Fax
info@rccvaad.org www.rccvaad.org
The O/K Lab 391 Troy Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11213
(718) 756-7500 Rabbi Don Yoel Levy

www.kosherquest.org
e-mail: eeidlitz@kosherquest.org

www.kosher.com
www.koshergourmetmart.com
www.koshermania.com
www.yidworld.com
www.labriutmeals.com (732)
370-0035
Kosher on Wheels RCC / Kehilla
(323) 933-0089
Cho-Sen Island (516) 374-1199
Vaad of Five Towns
Chap a Nosh (516) 374-5100
Vaad of Five Towns
The Jewish Diabetes Assn. (718)
578-4180 Israel: 054-732-867
www.jewishdiabetes.org
www.kosherclub.com
www.koshermart.com
www.kosherdepot.biz
www.kosherstarbucks.com

The Jewish Diabetes Association


New York Offi ce: 959 East 26th St. Brooklyn, N.. 11210
Tel: (718) 303-5955 Israel: 052-763-1500
Email: Jewishdiabetes@aol.com
London Beis Din Hotline: 020-8343-6255
www.kosher.org.uk General Enquiries 020-8343-6255

The Kosher Gram Vaad Harabonim of Greater Detroit &


Merkaz
17071 West Ten Mile Road, Southfi eld, Michigan 48075
(313) 559-5005

Orthodox Union - O/U Kosher Hotline & Passover Directory


333 7th Avenue, New York, New York 10001
(212) 613-8241 Rabbi Menachem Genack
www.ou/kosher.org

J.S.O.R. (Sephardic List) Jersey Shore Orthodox Rabbinate


P.O. Box Elberon NJ 07740 (732) 531-0535
Rabbi Isaac Dwek - Deal Rabbi Isaac Farhi Deal www.jsor.org
Medicines & Cosmetics of Pesach by Rabbi Gershon Bess
Kollel Los Angeles 223 South Formosa Blvd., Los Angeles,
California 90036 (323) 933-7193 (leave name and address)
Chodosh Hot Line Rabbi Herman (718) 305-5133

is always a highly guarded secret of the company.


Even a minuscule change in the formula of a
product where flavoring is concerned can prove
to be disastrous. Therefore, it is not surprising
that these companies guard their flavorings very
carefully making it necessary to have a Mashgiach
(supervising Rabbi) go to the plant to personally
check the flavorings being used. In regard to
Pesach, it is also important to note that even within
the same company (Coke, Pepsi, etc.) any individual
bottling plant throughout the country may choose
to use corn syrup as a sweetener. For this reason
as well, it is essential that a reliable Mashgiach
be on the premises during production. There are
thousands of flavorings used by the food industry,
not all of which are Kosher (let alone for Pesach).
Some, such as ambergris (from whale intestines)
and civit absolute (from cats) are, of course, never
Kosher. Even if an individual knows that a soda is
reliably certified Kosher for Pesach in one particular
city, this does not mean that the same brand of
soda is Kosher elsewhere.

Note: Commonly, Coke and others will be reliably

certified for Pesach. The bottle, however, may list


corn syrup/sugar as an ingredient. As long as the
product bears a reliable Pesach certification, the
soda has been reformulated to meet all Pesach
concerns. Note: Coke is being produced for Pesach
in California this year. Coke will be available in
Boston, Baltimore-Washington, Miami and Atlanta
as well. All the Passover Coke items will be marked
with a distinctive yellow cap in addition to the
O/UP symbol on the cap or shoulder of the bottle.

EGGS
It is best to buy eggs that were laid before Pesach.
This is due to the fact that chickens are usually
given feed which is Chometz. Therefore, there is a
minhag (custom) not to eat eggs which were laid
on Pesach. Note: eggs do not require a Hechscher.

MILK
Due to the modern pasteurizing processes used in
the milk industry, many nutrients are inadvertently
removed.
Governmental regulations dictate that Vitamin
D, and in some cases, Vitamin A be added to milk
before its sale. The amounts added are very minute.
Inasmuch as Vitamins A and D are often derived
from Chometz or kitniyos, and since mixtures of
even small amounts of Chometz on Pesach are not
batel (annulled), we must be cautious concerning
milk which contains these additives.
Another matter of concern is the processing
equipment. Milk companies often produce
chocolate milk on the same equipment that they
use for their plain white milk. The chocolate milk

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may contain malt, which is made from
grain. In order to avoid these problems,
two steps are necessary. First, it is necessary to
make sure that the dairy company whose milk we
purchase for Pesach processes only plain white
milk and not chocolate milk. Secondly, the milk
that we need for all of Pesach must be bought
before Pesach. By doing so, the vitamins in the milk
are deemed batel (annuled) from before Pesach
(since Bitul works if the mixture occurs before
Pesach), and therefore, may be used on Pesach.
Whenever possible, certified Kosher for Passover
milk is preferable.

MILK SUBSTITUTES
Many people i.e. infants, elderly, those who are
ill etc. often warrant consuming kitniyos but not
Chometz. The following products (partial list) are
free of actual Chometz:
Infant Formula Alsoy, CVS, EnfaCare, Enfamil,
Enfapro, Giant, Heinz Nurture, Isomil, Mothers
Choice, Nestle Good Start, Next Step, ProSobee,
Rite Aid, Safeway Select, Similac, Target, Walgreens,
Wegmens.
Soy Milk 365 Everyday Value (original, Light and
Unsweetened), Fit & Active, Hy-Vee, Market Basket
(unsweetened), Meijer, Natures Place, Natures
Promise Organic, Shop Rite, Stop & Shop.
Almond Milk 365 Everyday Value, Kroger, Market
Basket, Meijer, Natures Place, Ralphs, Shop Rite,
Trader Joes.
Rice Milk Original Clearly Organic, Harris Teeter,
Krasdale Organic, Meijer, Natures Promise, Rice
Dream (unsweetened only), Shop Rite.

Note: all of the above are best in liquid form and


bought before Pesach.

SUPERMARKE TS
One of the major conveniences that is enjoyed
in many parts of the United States, is being able
to shop in our large National supermarket chains
for Kosher items all year and in particular, for
Pesach. Along with this convenience, however,
comes a responsibility to check well for the
Pesach certification on each item we buy. It is not
uncommon for non-Pesach items to be found on
the Pesach designated shelves.

MARSHMALLOWS & GEL ATINS


Although many Kosher for Passover
marshmallows are presumably made without
Chometz ingredients, nevertheless, they may
contain an ingredient which is highly controversial
(for year round use), namely, gelatin. The main
sources of gelatin are cattle and hogs. The process
of making gelatin is as follows: the collagen in

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the bones and skins of the animals is


converted by soaking 2 x 3 strips of hide
in hydrochloric acid until it turns into ossein. This
is then soaked in lime for about a month. It is then
washed in sulfuric acid to obtain the gelatin.
In 1912, Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzenski ZTL sent a
response to the Royal Gelatin Company concerning
the methods of obtaining Kosher gelatin from
non Kosher hides. Additionally, in 1950, Rav
Lazer Silver vehemently opposed the hechsher
on a well known gelatin product. In 1966, Rav
Moshe Feinstein ZTL, and Rav Aaron Kotler
ZTL both opposed all gelatins that were not
obtained from a Kosher source. Kosher gelatin,
from Kosher slaughtered animals, tends to be too
expensive for large companies to produce. This
is the reason that the O/U, O/K, Star K and other
reliable certifying agencies insist upon a gelatin
substitute in products which would otherwise
need gelatin. Marshmallows are a prime example
of such a product. Some acceptable substitutes for
gelatin are: Japanese gelatin, Japanese insinglass,
agar agar, Chinese moss, Irish moss, carrageenan.
Surprisingly, there is even one marshmallow
product being sold which states Kosher Beef
Gelatin which is produced from dried beef bones
from India, which were not Kosher slaughtered.
There is a new type of fish gel that is presently
being used in pharmaceuticals and some food
products certified Kosher. Fortunately, a truly
reliable certified Kosher gelatin obtained from
Glatt Kosher hides is being produced under the
supervision of the O/U. This gelatin is used by
Tzalis , Golden Fluff, Manischewitz and Grannys
marshmallow brands.
It should be noted that today, there are many
products that list gelatin in the ingredients and
are under a reliable Hashgacha. This is because
the source for this gelatin is fish, therefore reliable
Kashrus agencies are able to certify such products
as Kosher.

PET FOOD
One of the many challenges of Pesach is finding
Halachically permissible pet food. There are two
separate Kashrus issues about which one should
be aware. One is related specifically to Pesach,
and the other related to the rest of the year as
well. The year round problem concerns the mixing
of milk and meat. It says three times in the Torah
Lo Sevashel Gedee Bachalev Imo. Literally, this
is a prohibition against cooking milk and meat
together. However, from the fact that the Torah
states this three times, and uses the term Gedee
(kid), the Gemorah (Talmud) in Chulin (113A 115B)
explains this to mean that milk from any Kosher
species and meat from any Kosher species (i.e.
beef mixed with cows milk or goats milk etc.) are

forbidden to: a) be cooked together, b) be eaten


together, c) derive benefit or pleasure from them.
These prohibitions (from the Torah) do not apply
to poultry or venison. In order to avoid confusion,
the Rabanan (Rabbis) extended the prohibition of
eating milk and meat together to include poultry
and venison. However, deriving benefit from
poultry mixed with milk was not included in this
decree. Therefore, chicken with whey, milk or
cheese is permissible in pet food.
Commonly, dog and cat foods contain milk and
meat mixtures, and therefore, are forbidden to
Jewish pet owners all year round. There is an
additional problem for a Jew who is a pet owner
during Pesach. The basis for this problem is that
Chometz carries with it three Isurim (prohibitions)
a) Hanaah (benefit), b) Ownership, c) Baal Yimatze
(it must be completely removed from a persons
premises). Due to the prohibition of deriving any
pleasure or benefit from Chometz, we are not
permitted to use or own pet food containing
any type of Chometz on Pesach. Therefore, it is
important to be aware of the prevalent use of the
five grains: wheat (germ, cracked, flour, gluten,

ground, grouts, middlings, starch), rye, barley


(cracked flour), oats (flour, grouts, hulled) &
spelt in dog and cat foods today. Other Chometz
ingredients are Brewers Yeast, Gluten, Malt,
Pasta, Starch and Xanthan Gum. Almost all dry

pet foods list wheat or oats as their first ingredient.


This is true for fish food and bird foods as well.

NOTE: Only clay or wood-based Kitty Litter may be


used on Pesach.

Additional Animal-Related Concern: Often the

products that one may purchase at a local zoo to


feed the animals contain Chometz and should not
be purchased or fed to the animals on Pesach.

PET FOOD WITHOUT MEAT/DAIRY &


WITHOUT CHOME TZ
Benefit from Kitniyos (legumes) is permitted on
Pesach, even for an Ashkenazi Jew.
Therefore, rice, for instance, does NOT pose a
problem in pet foods.

Dog Food - Blue (Wilderness Turkey & Chicken

Grill, Basics Turkey & Potato, Blues Stew Turkey,


Irish Lamb Stew, Country Chicken Stew, Moms
Chicken Pie, Turkey Day Feast, Turducken, Backyard
BBQ), California Natural (Lamb & Brown Rice,
Chicken & Brown Rice, Venison Meal Formula
dry dog food), Evangers (100% Beef 6 oz., 13
oz., 100% Buffalo, 100% Chicken, 100% Duck,
100% Organic Chicken, 100% Organic Turkey
with Potatoes & Carrots, 100% Pheasant, 100%
Sweet Potato, All Natural Beef Liver Chunks, Beef
with Chicken, Beef, Chicken & Liver, Beef Chunks

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Thu 7 - 7:30
Fri 7 - 2.5 hours before sundown
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Dinner in Gravy, Beef Dinner, Braised Beef Chunks


with Gravy, Chicken Dinner, Cooked Chicken,
Duck and Sweet Potato Dinner, Freeze-Dried Beef
Liver, Freeze-Dried Beef Tripe, Freeze-Dried Wild
Salmon, A Hunk of Beef, Lamb & Rice Dinner, Lamb
Chunks Dinner In Gravy, Senior Dinner, Turkey
Chunks Dinner in Gravy, Whole Chicken Thighs,
Whole Mackerel with Gravy, Wild Salmon) Iams (
Beef & Vegetables, Lamb & Rice, Beef & Rice, Woof
Delights Turkey & Lamb Tango Dinner), Halo Cat
Food, Happy Hips (Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew,
Duck & Sweet Potato Stew, Lamb & Sweet Potato
Stew Instinct (Chicken Formula, Beef Formula,
Lamb Formula, Duck Formula, Rabbit Formula),
Merrick, Mighty Dog (Chicken & Smoked Bacon
only), Natural Balance (Chicken & Sweet Potatoes,
Duck & Potatoes, Venison & Sweet Potatoes, Lamb
& Brown Rice, Wild Boar & Brown Rice), Organix
(Chicken & Potato, Turkey Carrot & Potato, Chicken
& Vegetables, Turkey & Vegetables, Chicken &
Brown Rice, Butcher & Bushel Turkey & Vegetable
Formula), Pure Bites Freeze Dried Shrimp, Turkey,
chicken & Wild Salmon for cats, Wellness (Chicken

& Sweet Potato, Chicken, Senior Formula, Just for


Puppies, Whitefish & Sweet Potato, Chicken Stew,
Lamb & Beef Stew, Turkey Stew, Core)

Alert: Some dog food brands that often


contain Chometz are: Alpo, Beneful, Pedigree,
Purina and Science Diet Dog Food. Be sure to
check ingredient panels carefully for Chometz
ingredients.
Cat Food - Blue Spa Select (Flaked Tuna Entre,
Savory Salmon Entre, Turkey Entre) Blue
Wilderness (Turkey), Evangers (100% Sweet

Potato, Beef Tips with Gravy, Freeze-Dried Beef


Liver, Freeze-Dried Beef Tripe, Freeze-Dried Wild
Salmon, Whole Chicken Thighs, Wild Salmon,
Friskies (Mixed Grill) Liver & Chicken Dinner Pate,
Meriners Catch Pate, Turkey & Giblets Dinner,
Salmon Dinner Pate, Chicken & Tuna Dinner Pate,
Ocean Whitefish & Tuna Dinner Pate) Halo, Merrick
(Salmon Pate, Tuna Pate), Instincts (Lamb, Venison,
Turkey, Beef), Meow Mix (Tuna & Whole Shrimp
in Sauce), Merrick (Salmon/Tuna Pate) Natural

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Balance (Venison & Green Pea, Tuna w/

Shrimp, Lifes a Beach, Ocean Fish, Turkey


& Giblets), Natural Planet Organics, Natures
Variety (Instinct Lamb Formula) Priority (Liver &
Chicken Dinner, Beef Dinner, Salmon Dinner), PurVita (Turkey Stew Dinner, Chicken Stew Dinner),
Purina ( Fancy Feast Classic in Silk Broth only, Fancy
Feast Classic w/Mackerel & Vegetables in Silky
Broth, Fancy Feast Classic w/Tuna & Vegetables
in Silky Broth), Wellness ( cans: Turkey & Salmon
Formula, Turkey Formula, Chicken Formula, Chicken
& Herring Formula, Healthy Indulgence (pouches)
Tuna, Chicken, Crab & Herring, Turkey & Chicken,
Chicken & Chicken Live, Salmon & Chicken, Natural
Balance (pouches) Chicken & Giblets, Chicken
& Salmon, Mackerel & Sardine, Salmon, Tuna &
Chicken, Chicken, Duck & Shrimp, Turkey & Duck,
Turkey & Chicken)

Note: It is always a good idea to re-check pet


food ingredient panels before purchasing as
formulas can change.
Fish Food (fresh water) - freeze dried & tubular
worms, krill (frozen, without additives)

Bismol, Rolaids, Bicarbonate of Soda, Zantac(not


liquid), Immodium

Air Freshener - All


Alcohol - All Isopropyl
Almond Milk Original - To be used only for the

infirm and children who need an alternative to


standard milk on Pesach. 365 Everyday Value
(O/U), Almond Breeze Original & Unsweetened
(O/U), FredMeyer (O/U), Fresh & Easy (O/U), Friendly
Farms (O/U), Full Circle (O/U), H-E-B (O/U), Hy-Vee
(O/U), Market Basket (O/U), Meijer (O/U), Natures
Place (O/U), Price Chopper (O/U), Shop Rite (O/U),
Sunnyside Farms (O/U)

Aluminum Foil and Pans - All


Ant & Roach Spray - All
Ammonia - All
Aluminum Disposable Containers - All
Baby Formula (should be prepared in separate

Pharmaceuticals.

utensils, away from Pesach kitchen area, as they


contain Kitniyos) Carnation Alsoy, CVS, Earths Best,
EnfaCare, Enfamil, Gerber Good Start, Giant, Heinz
Nurture, Isomil, Meijer, Mothers Choice, Next Step,
Prosobee, Similac, Stop & Shop, Target, Walgreens,
Wegmans

Birds (Parrots, Parakeets, Cockatiels, Macaws)

Baby Oil - All pure

Fish Food (salt water) - frozen brine shrimp, freeze


dried worms,TETRA DUECA (blood worms)

Fish Food vacation feeder 3-day by Aquarium

Millet, sorghum, wild bird food (check for Chometz


ingredients), Peanut, sunflower seeds, safflower
seeds. Larger birds can eat pure alfalfa pellets
(make sure it is pure alfalfa since it is common to
add grains) or dry dog food (see dog food list).
Many birds will also eat (as supplements) such
foods as sliced grapes, cottage cheese, rice cakes,
small pieces of lean meat, Matzoh, berries, eggs,
canned baby fruits. These items should be given
sparingly.

Rabbit & Hamster Food pure alfalfa pellets,

corn, sunflower seeds. Can supplement with cut up


fruits & vegetables and some Matzoh (sparingly).

Guinea Pigs can benefit from kale, parsley and

Baby Ointment - A&D (regular only), Desitin


Baby Medicine - Pedialyte, Pedia-Sure, Tempra
Drops & Tablets

Baby Powder All pure Talcum Powders (such


as Johnsons) - Any not listing oat flour as an
ingredient.

Baby Wipes - All without alcohol (such as


Johnsons Baby Washcloth)

Bags (paper and plastic) - All


Baking Soda (NOT Baking Powder) - All pure
bicarbonate (such as: Arm & Hammer etc.)

oranges and hamsters from apples.

Balloons - Without any powder

NOTE: One may shop at Petco and Petsmart stores

Band Aids - All (including medicated)

immediately after Pesach.

Bleach - All

ITEMS THAT MAY BE USED WITHOUT


PASSOVER CERTIFIC ATION

Bird Food - (see above Pet Food section)

(FOR 5776-2016)

Abdominal Discomfort - Gelusil tablets,

Metamucil (original texture regular flavor - powder


only, not wafers), Phillips Milk of Magnesia
(unflavored), Di-Gel (Kitiniyos), Pepcid, Pepto

Blush (make up) - All powdered


Body Wash - All
Boric Acid All
Breath Strips - Require Kosher for Pesach
certification - Kitniyos

Buckwheat Airline Pillows Kitniyos, not

Copper Cleaner All (i.e. Hagerty (O/U)

Candles - All pure unscented

Cork - All

Cat Food - see Pet Food article.

Cough Medicine - Corricidin, Scot-Tussin

Cardboard All

Cream of Tartar - Gel Spice (O/U), Spiceco (O/U),

Chometz

Carpet Cleaners - All


Charcoal Briquettes - (for a barbeque) - All
Chia Seeds Any raw without additives (check

seeds before Pesach for any other grain that may


be mixed in)

Cleansers All (i.e. Ajax, Bab-O, Fantastic,)


Cocoa - All pure unsweetened cocoa (domestically

produced), except for Hersheys Special Dark Cocoa

Coconut Milk - (for the infirm and children who


need an alternative to regular milk on Pesach)
Coconut Dream Original Variety (O/U)

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etc.)

Saratoga (O/U), Pacific Natural Spices (O/U)

Crockpot Liner - All


Cups All paper, plastic or styrofoam
Cupcake Holders (foil) All
Cupcake Holders Paper Paperchef (Star K)
Deli - Empire, Solomons Company Buffalo (O/U)
Dental Floss - All unflavored brands (waxed or
unwaxed)

Denture Cleansers - Polident, Fixodent, Super


Poli-Grip

Coffee (Ground or beans) - All unflavored pure

Deodorant All powder and solid stick powder

coffee, except decaffeinated (i.e. Chase & Sanborn,


Chock Full ONuts, Folgers, Peets, Shoprite,Trader
Joes etc.).

may be used. i.e.: Arid Extra Dry, Secret, Sure,


Jean Nate, Toms, Right Guard Aerosol - (not sport
original), Old Spice body spray

Coffee Ground (Decaf Unflavored) - Ellis, Hena,

Detergent (Clothes) - All (i.e. Tide, All, Fab etc.)

King David (KSA), National Brands (Star K), Parker


House/Pinnacle, Perugina Caffe, Superior, White
House/Pinnacle, Peets (KSA French Roast,
Holiday Blend, House Blend, Major Dickasons
Blend, Mocca Jave, Sumatra)

Coffee K-cups Follows general rules of all coffee.


Some examples: Dunkin Donuts (with O/U symbol
only), Green Mountain (with O/U symbol only),
Hanna K (with O/U symbol only), Newmans Own
Organic (with O/U symbol only), Private Selection
(with O/U only), Seattles Best (with O/U symbol
only), Starbucks regular (with O/U symbol only)
i.e. Breakfast Blend, Tullys Italian Roast, Green
Mountain Company (non-flavored, non-decaf)
Note: A dedicated-for-Pesach coffee brewing
machine is necessary.

Coffee (instant) - (Regular unflavored, not Decaf

or Chicory, in the following brands only) Folgers,


Tasters Choice, National Brands (Star K), Elite (O/Up),
Gefen (O/Up)

Coffee Filter All unflavored


Cold Medication - Childrens Cold Tylenol,

Excedrin Sinus, Vicks Nyquil & Dayquil Cold/Flu,


Vicks 44 (including 44D, 44E, 44M), Chapstick Cold
Sore Therapy, Triaminic - HCTZ, Blistex, Neosporin,
Claritin, Afrin Nasal Spray

Conditioners - All

Dish Detergent Ajax, Amway, Cascade, Dawn,


Ivory, Joy, Polmolive

Dishwasher Detergent Amway Automatic

Dishwashing Formula (liquid & powder), Ajax,


Calgonite, Cascade, Cloud Nine, Dishwasher All,
Pace, Palmolive, Pink Lady, Proctor & Gamble,
Sunlight (Soft Water)

Diapers - All
Dog Food - (See Pet Food article)
Drain Openers - All
Dried Fruits Albertsons Raisins, Aunt Pattys (Star
K), Dole Raisins, Happy Apricots (Star K), Kroger
Raisins, Ralphs Raisins, Sereno (Star K), Smart
Harvest (Star K), Sunny Fruit (Star K), Trader Joes
(Raisins, Bing Cherries, Fancy Dried Nectarines,
Fancy Dried Pears)

Eggs All (should be purchased before Pesach.

Since chicken feed contains Chometz, it is


customary not to eat eggs that were laid on Pesach)

Eye Drops - All


Eye Shadow / Eye Liner - All brands without grain
ingredients

Contact Lens Fluid All

Fabric Softener - All

Cooking Spray - Pompeian Avocado & Grapeseed

Face powder - All

Oil (Star K)

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Fireplace Log - All unscented brands

Fish (Raw, Frozen) All raw fish (not coated

or ground) are best purchased with a Kosher


for Pesach Hechsher (due to possible glazing).
However, in the absence of Certified for Pesach fish
that is easily available, all fish, except for ground,
are acceptable after washing before Pesach.

Flax Seed (Check seeds thoroughly before


Pesach for any possible mixed-in grains).

Fruit (Frozen) - All without additives i.e. citric acid

Insecticide - All
Jewelry Polish - All
Juice (frozen) - Any brand 100% pure white

grapefruit (not pink) or orange frozen juices,


without sweeteners, additives, preservatives or
enrichments (i.e. calcium) added may be used. All
other frozen juice products require reliable KFP
certification.

Lactaid Drops - (NOT Tablets) If needed, it must

or ascorbic acid

be added to milk or other dairy products before


Pesach.

Fruit (Packaged - Dried) - American Raisin

Lactaid Milk - Must be purchased before Pesach

Packers, Aunt Pattys (Star K), Calavo Pitted and


Whole Dates, Gocmez Apricots (Star K), Happy
Apricots (Star K), Pride Raisins, Safari Raisins, Safari
Dried Fruit, Sun World Pitted or Whole Dates,
Sunglow Pitted or Whole Dates, American Eagle
Apricots, Sun-Sational Snacks (apricots), American
Raisin Packers, California Raisins, Del Monte Raisins
(Natural & Golden), Deluxe Raisins, Dole Raisins,
Regent Raisins, Pride Thompson Raisins, Sunny
Fruit (Star K), Trader Joes - raisins, bing cherries,
fancy dried nectarines, fancy dried pears, Zoria
Dried Apples & Mixed Fruit

(may contain small amount of actual Chometz)

Lemon Juice ReaLemon Juice, Reconstituted


Lime Juice - Real Lime
Lotion - All (i.e. Noxzema, Ponds Cold Cream etc.)
Mascara - All (without grain ingredients)
Meat All raw meats (not coated or ground) are

Ross glue

best purchased with a Kosher for Pesach Hechsher.


However, in the absence of Certified for Pesach
meat that is easily available, all meats, except
for ground, are acceptable after washing before
Pesach. Alle/Meal Mart and Solomons do not
need washing, even without Pesach certification.
Anash Raw Meat (O/U Glatt) when raw & in original
manufacturers packaging, Solomons Glatt Kosher
Beef and Lamb Meat Raw (O/U Glatt) when raw
in original manufacturers packaging, Teva Meat
(O/U Glatt) when raw & in original manufacturers
packaging

Grains - Flax and hemp (whole grains only) may be

Milk - It is preferable to buy Kosher for Passover

Furniture Polish - All


Garbage Bags - All
Gasoline - Ethenol - All
Glass Cleaner - All (i.e. Bon Ami, Glass Plus etc.)
Glue Elmers White glue (not paste), Krazy glue,

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.

Grape Seed Oil - Pompeian (Star-K)


Hair Gels, Mousse - All
Hair Removers/Treatments - All
Hairspray - All
Hand Sanitizers - Any without alcohol may be

milk, otherwise any brand purchased BEFORE


Pesach from a company that does not process
chocolate milk on the same machinery may be
used on Pesach as long as it doesnt contain
monodiglycerides or dextrose. Those companies
from which we can buy milk in the Los Angeles
area before Pesach are: Jerseymaid, Ralphs, Alta
Dena, Stater Brothers, Formost, Vons Pavilions, and
Knudson. Note: Milk certified Kosher for all year is
certified for Passover only when indicated.

Milk Dry Nonfat without additives before Pesach

used.

Mineral Oil - All

Hemp - Check thoroughly for any possible mixed-

Mouthwash - Scope, Listerine (plain and

in grains

Household Cleanser - All (i.e. Fantastic, Glass Plus,

Listermint), Toms of Main, Amway (not the Amway


Glister Anti Plaque Flouride)

Lysol, Sunlight etc.)

Nail Polish/Remover - All

Hydrogen Peroxide - All

Napkins - All

Ice - Unflavored - All

Nuts - All raw, whole or chopped almonds,

walnuts, pine nuts, without BHA, BHT or other


additives, or preservatives are approved for Pesach
use. However, if the label states that it is processed
in a plant that processes Kitniyos or Chometz, then
it requires a reliable Kosher For Pesach certification.
Whole pecans and half pecans do NOT require
Kosher for Pesach certification. However, pecan
pieces and midget pecans must bear a Kosher for
Pesach symbol. All dry roasted nuts and ground
nuts require reliable KFP certification.
The following are some Star K Nuts that may be
used without special Pesach certification (only
Star K): 21st Century, Atlas Walnut, Blain Farms,
Cascade, Poindexter Nut

Oil (Coconut) - Spectrum Organic Virgin Crude


Coconut Oil (O/U)

Oil (Olive- Extra Virgin Only) Some examples

are: Artisan Reserve (O/U), Aunt Pattys (Star K),


Baci de Oliva (Star K), Callisto Francesconi Extra
Virgin Olive Oil, Colavita Extra Virgin, EVOO (O/U),
Economax (O/U), Ferrara Extra Virgin, Krinos, Lupi
Extra Virgin, Olio Di Oliva Bertolli Extra Virgin
Olive Oil (O/U), Pompeian Extra Virgin Grade Cold
Pressed, Roland Extra Virgin

Oil (Grape Seed) Pompeian (Star K)


Oil Spray - Pompeian (Star K)
Onions frozen chopped - Any pure or fresh
chopped refrigerated Ready Pac Brand

Oven Cleaner - All

Spice Island

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Personal Care Product - The following Shaklee

products: Avocado Cream Moisturizer, Deodorant


Cream, Skin Polisher, Powder Blush, Sunscreen,
Moisturizer, Lip Conditioner, Mens Skin
Conditioner

Plastic Bag & Wrap, Plate, Cup, Containers,


Tablecloths (non-powdered) etc - All
Polish All
Poultry - All fresh or frozen poultry are fine for
Pesach, except for ground poultry, which DOES
require KFP certification.
Powdered Milk - Alba, Carnation, Dairyman

Quinoa - Ancient Harvest Inca Red Grains,

Tricolor Grains Harmony Blend, White Grains


Traditional, White Quinoa 50 lb. bulk bag (Star K)

Raisins (check to make sure that oil doesnt

appear in the ingredient panel) - American Raisin


Packers, Del Monte, Dole, Fisher Nut, Great Value,
Pride, Market Pantry, Natures Promise, Safari,
Shoprite, Sun Maid, Trader Joes, Wegmans

Rice - For those Sephardim who use rice on Pesach


as well as those who are infirm or infants, it is
acceptable only without additives (this includes
vitamins) i.e. Aftab, Emperor, Mahatma, Kusha,
Nasim, Pari, Riviana, Royal, Shahrzad, Success

Rice Milk (some rice milk may contain an enzyme

Paper Cups - All styrofoam, plastic or cardboard.

that is derived from barley, therefore only the


following brands have been approved by the O/U
as original rice milk, with no chametz. THEY ARE
KITNIYOS) Rice Dream Enriched (Unsweetened
Original), Harris Teeter, RiceSense Enriched, Full
Circle, Hy-Vee, Meijer, Natures Place, Shop Rite,
Market Basket Enriched, Price Chopper Enriched,
Wild Harvest Enriched

Paper (Plate) All Coated: Some popular brands

Rubber Gloves - Any uncoated (i.e. Playtex,

Oven Cooking Bag - Reynolds microwave bags`


Pain Medication Ast Tabs, Bufferin, Excedrin

(plain, migraine & sinus), Motrin, St. Joseph adult


chewable, Tylenol & Tylenol plus.

are: Dixie (O/U)

Paper (Parchment) 365 Everyday Value (Star

K), Airbake (Star K), Beyond Gourmet (Star K), Chef


Le Bon (Star K), Essential Everyday, Great Value,
Kirkland, Master Baker (Star K), Meijer, Members
Mark, Paper Chef (Star K), Roundys, The Pampered
Chef (Star K), Union Paper Bak-O-Matic, Castaway,
Reynolds, Cysco, Prime Source, Pure, Alliant,
Wilton (Star K), Note: Containing Quilon requires
Hechsher year-round. Silicon-based is Kosher
during the year.

Paper Towel - All (first 3 sheets may contain

Rubber Maid)

Salt - (Coarse Kosher Salt) - All


Salt - (Table) Mortons plain, coarse, popcorn salt,
special cooking salt, canning and pickling salt,
extra fine flour salt, Red Cross, Sterling, Dominion
Sea Salt

NOTE on Salt: Always check to make sure that

there is no dextrose, iodine or polysorbate listed in


the ingredients

Sandwich Bag - Any paper or plastic

kithiyos glue, and should not be used with hot


foods.)

Sanitizer - All

Pepper Durkee, Its Delish, Mortons Black Pepper,

Scotch Brite, Supreme, Chore Boy, Airwick Nylon,

Scouring Pad - Dobie, Brillo Nylon, Scrubber,

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Golden Fleece, Scrunge, O-Cel-O, any


steel wool without soap

Seltzer (Unflavored) - All


Shampoo All
Shaving Cream & Gel - All
Shaving Lotion - All
Shelf Paper - All uncoated
Shoe Polish - All
Silver Polish - All Kosher Brands (i.e. Amway,

Sweetener - Syncal Saccharin


Talcum Powder - All (100% talc)
Tea (Instant) - Nestea Regular, Unflavored 100%
Pure Tea (Regular) (OU no P required)

Teabags (Regular-Unflavored) - Tetley, Lipton,

Salada, Redco, Chock Full O Nuts, Americas


Choice, Bromley Estate, Albertsons, Kroger, Nestea,
Pocahontas, Superior, Safeway Select, The Republic
of Tea, Rite Aid

NOTE on Teabags: Regular tea bags that are

Goddards (Star K), Haggerty (Star K), Weiman (Star


K))

unflavored and not decaffeinated and have no


fillers such as chicory may be used for Pesach
without special certification.

Skin Care - Lubriderm, Unflavored Blistik, Keri etc.

Tea Bags (Decaf) - Lipton Unflavored, Swee-

(any without grain additives)

Touch-Nee 97% Decaf

Soap (Hand) - All

Tissue (Bathroom & Facial) All

Soy Milk - (Kitniyos - but not Chometz for those

Toilet Bowl Cleaner - All

for whom it is necessary to consume soy milk.


These items should be purchased before Pesach,
so that any traces of Chometz involving equipment
would be batul) 365 Everyday Value, Fit & Active,
Giant, Harvest Farms, Hy-Vee, Meijer, Natures
Place, Natures Promise Organic, Shop Rite Organic,
Shop Rite, Soy Dream, Vitasoy San Sui Original, Soy
Dream Original Natural

Toothbrush - All
Tooth Pain Anbesol, Orajel
Toothpaste Aim, Aquafresh, Colgate, Crest (Cool
Mint, Extra Whitening, Multicare, Kids Sparkle),
Gleem, Mentadent, Pepsodent, Toms of Maine

Sponge - All without soap

Toothpicks - All unflavored

Steel Wool - any without soap

Vegetable (Fresh) - alfalfa sprouts, artichoke,

Sterno - All
Straws - All plastic
Styrofoam Products - All
Sugar - (Brown) C & H Gold Brown (Star K), C &

H Dark Brown (Star K), Dixie Crystals Lite Brown,


Wholesome Foods Organic Cane Sugar

Sugar - (White) any granulated pure cane or

beet sugar without dextrose such as C & H, Vons/


Pavilions, Albertsons, Smart & Final, Spreckles,
Sysco. It must be listed as pure cane or beet sugar
on the label.

Sugar - (Raw, Turbinado) C&H Hawaiian raw cane


sugar

Palm Sugar Sweet Tree Coconut Palm sugar


Suntan Lotion & Medication - Coppertone (kids,

asparagus, avocado, beets, bell pepper, broccoli,


cabbage (red or green), carrot, cauliflower, celeriac
(celery root), celery, chicory, chives, collard,
cucumber, dandelion greens, dill, eggplant,
endive, escarole, garlic (there are varying customs
regarding the use of garlic on Pesach), green
onion, horseradish (raw), kohlrabi, leek, lettuce (all
types), mint leaves, mushroom, okra, onion, potato,
parsley, parsley root, pumpkin, radishes (all types),
rhubarb, rutabaga, scallions, spinach, tomatillo,
tomatoes, turnip, watercress, whole pepper, yams,
and zucchini.

Vegetables/Carrots Fresh, Peeled - Lancaster


Foods (Star K)

Vegetables/Other Fresh, Peeled - Lancaster

Foods (Acorn, Butternut & Yellow Squash, Eggplant,


Potatoes, Yams, Zucchini) (Star K), Natures Promise
(Butternut & Squ7ash Medley) (Star K)

oil-free, Shade, Sport) Pre Sun Sprays, Neutrogena


Sunless Tanning Lotion, Solarcain (gel, spray and
medical first aid spray)

Vegetable Wash Sereli

Supplement - Ensure Without Fiber (Note: it

distilled)

contains Kitniyos - check with your Rav when


needed)

Vinegar - Acetum (Star K)


Water (Unflavored) All (fresh, bottled, spring or
Water Filters - All

Wax Paper American Choice, Cut Rite, Iga, Marcal


Kitchen Charm, Remarkable, Reynolds, Shoprite,
Stop & Shop

ITEMS THAT ARE RELIABLY


CERTIFIED FOR PASSOVER
(FOR 5776 -2016)

Agave Nectar Goya (O/KP), Health Garden (O/KP),


Maretai (O/KP), Trader Joes (O/KP)

Airline Meals Lou G. Siegel (O/UP with Kosher


for Passover seal only), Meal Mart (O/UP), Wilton
(O/UP) [ALERT: Airlines often mistakenly serve
meals on Pesach which are not Kosher for Pesach.
Always be careful to check your meal.]

Blintzes Bernies Foods (O/UP), Kineret

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(O/UP)

Borscht Gefen (O/UP), Golds (O/UP),

Manischewitz (O/UP), Mothers (O/UP) Rokeach


(O/UP), Ungers (Star KP)

Brandy - De La Rosa Vineyards (Star KP required),

Imperian (Star K, no P required), Markovic Estate


(Star K, no P required), Vinprom-Troyan (Star K, no
P required)

Butter Breakstones (O/UP)


Cake - Carousel Cheesecake, Gefen (O/UP),

Allergy Medication - Adwe (O/UP)

Goodmans (O/UP), Kineret (O/UP), Manischewitz


(O/UP), Messing (Kof KP), Oberlanders (Kof-KP),
Osem (O/UP), Rokeach (O/UP), Schicks (KAJ),
Shabtai Gourmet (O/KP), Smilowitz, G&I New York
Style Cheesecake (O/UP - Cholov Yisroel)

Antacid - Adwe Heartburn Relief (plain and with

Cake Mix Gefen (O/UP), Goodmans (O/UP),

calcium) (KAJ), Adwe Ko-Lanta Antacid, Adwe Anti


Gas

Appetizers - Tuv Taam (O/KP)


Apple Butter Eden Organic (O/KP), Season (O/UP)
Apple Juice/Cider Eden Organic (O/KP), Empire

(O/KP), Haddar (KAJ), Kedem (O/KP), Manischewitz


(O/UP), Season (O/KP), Streits (Kof KP), Ungars

Applesauce Eden Organic (O/KP), Festive

(O/UP), Gefen (O/UP), Glicks (KAJ), Kedem


(O/UP),Manischewitz (O/UP), Rokeach (O/UP), Rue
Lafayette, Season (O/UP), Streits (Kof-KP)

Aspirin - Adwe non - Aspirin pain relief (regular


and extra strength) (O/U)

Baby Food - Festive (O/UP), First Choice (Star

KP Apple Sauce, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes), Gefen


(O/UP), Glicks (KAJ), Haddar (KAJ), Healthy Times
(O/UP only), Presidents Choice (Loblaws Brand O/UP only)

Bags - Bodek Garnet Herb Bags (O/UP)


Bakery Goods 21st Century (Star KP), Bobbas

Taigelach (Star KP), Chantillys (O/KP), Goodmans


(O/UP), Gruenebaum (KAJ), Hirsch Bros (O/KP),
Horowitz-Margareten (O/UP), Jennies Macaroons
(Kof KP), Manischewitz (O/UP), Muffins N More
(O/KP), Oberlander (Rabbi Babad), Rebecca &
Rose Gluten Free Donuts & Brownie Crunch (O/K),
Schicks (KAJ), Spilkes (Kof-KP)

Baking Powder Gefen (O/UP), Haddar (KAJ)


Baking Soda - Gefen (O/UP)
Bamboo Shoots - California Delight (Star-K)
Bars - Shefa Good II Go Bars

Liebers (R Weissmandl), Manischewitz (O/UP),


Natural Earth (Star KP) Savion (O/UP), Streits (Kof
KP)

Candy - 21st Century (Star KP), Alprose Chocolates

(O/UP), Barricini (O/UP), Bartons (Kof Kp some


are dairy), Bloomys (O/UP), Blums (O/UP), Dream
Confections (Kof K), Elegante & Dodilly, Elite (only
with O/UP or Badatz), Empress Chocolate (O/UP),
Gefen (O/UP), Golden Fluff (O/UP), Holiday (Kof
KP), Illinois Nut & Candy (cRc), Its Delish (Heart
Kp), Kleins (O/KP), Koppers (O/KP), Krums (O/UP),
Manhattan Chocolates (O/K, Rabbi Weissmandl),
Manischewitz (O/UP), Oneg (KAJ), Openheimer
Jerusalem Sweets (O/KP), Paskesz, Progress (O/UP),
Pizzaz Fruit Slices (O/UP), Rokeach (O/UP), Savion
(O/UP), Season (O/UP), Shufra (O/KP), Smunchies
Cotton Candy (O/UP), Streits (Kof-K), The Candy
Store (Star KP), Tzalis (O/UP)

Capers - Blanchard & Blanchard (Star KP), DFS


Foods (Star KP)

Cereal - Manischewitz (O/UP), Mothers (O/UP),

Kedem (O/UP) Rokeach, (O/UP), T. Abrahams (O/UP),


Kojel (O/UP), Streits (Kof-K), Oberlanders (Kof-Kp),
Savion (O/UP)

Charoset - Streits (Kof K)


Cheese (also see Cream Cheese) Ahava, Barkanit

(O/UP), Cabot (O/UP), Entremont Ementale


Spreadable Cheese (from France Rabbi Alloum),
Gideon, Golan (Star KP), Haolam (KAJP), HSDF
(only with Star KP), Harmony Specialty (Star Dp,
non-Cholov Yisroel), J & J (KAJP), Ko-Sure (Star KP),
La Chevre (Cholov Yisroel O/K for Passover), Les
Petites Fermieres (Cholov Stam O/K for Passover),
Lucerne Cottage Cheese & Sour Cream (Kof KP),
Mehadrin, (Volve Rav), Millers (O/UP), Migdal (KAJ
p), Morning Select, Monsey Dairy Stringles (O/KP),

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Natural & Kosher (Cholov Yisroel O/K for


Passover), Pastures of Eden Jerusalem
Cheese (O/KP Chosom Sofer), Slim-U, Taam
Tov (O/UP), Susan Gourmet (Star KP), Tuv Taam
Hungarian cheese (O/KP), Tuv Taam (O/KP), Votvata

Coffee Creamer - Gefen (O/UP), Kineret (O/UP),

Chicken Coating - Streits Bag N Bake (Kof-KP)

Manischewitz (O/UP), Paskesz (O/KP - Rabbi


Westheim)

Bloomys (O/UP), Festive (O/UP), Frookies, Glicks


Macaroons (O/UP), Goodmans (O/UP), Gruenbaums
(KAJ p), Jennies Bakery Treats (Kof KP), Kineret
(O/UP), Krums (O/UP), Liebers Macaroons (O/UP),
Manischewitz Macaroons (O/UP), Messing (Kof KP),
Mothers (O/UP), My Bubbys (Kof KP), Ness (O/UP),
Oberlanders (Kof KP), Rokeach (O/UP), Savion
Lowfat Cookies (O/UP), Season (O/UP), Shabtai
Gourmet (O/KP), Y&S Food (O/KP)

Chocolate Syrup - Manischewitz (O/UP), Ungers

Cooking Bags - Cookit Cooking Bags (O/UP)

Childrens Chewable Fever & Pain Reliever Adwe (O/UP)

Chocolate Chips - Blooms, Liebers (Weissmandel)


Chocolate (Baking Bars) - Haddar (KAJ),

(Star KP)

Mishpacha (O/UP), Ungers (Star KP)

Cold Cuts Empire (O/UP), Meal Mart (O/UP)


Cookies - B.P. Gourmet (Kof-Kp), Bartenura (O/UP),

Cooking Spray Manischewitz (O/UP), Mothers

Cigars Senor Solomon (KSA)

(O/UP), Season (O/UP)

Cleansers Americas Choice (O/UP), Brite Water

Cosmetics Adwe Cosmetics (O/UP), Shain Dee

(O/UP), Festive (O/UP), Gefen (O/UP), Haddar (KAJ),


Procter & Gamble (O/UP) Rokeach (O/UP), Weiman
Wax Away (O/UP)

Cocoa Gefen (O/UP), Gevalia (O/KP), Haddar

(KAJ), Liebers (O/KP), Savion (O/UP), Victors (O/UP),


V.I.P. (O/UP)

Coffee 24 Karat (O/KP), Canadian Eight OClock

Instant Coffee (O/KP), Cumberland Island


Traditional Roast Ground (O/Kp), Elite (O/UP),
Festive, Haddar (KAJ), Hag (O/KP), King David
Coffee Roasters (KSAP), La Joloa Gourmet Liquid
Coffee (Star KP), Maxim (O/KP), Maxwell House
(with O/KP only), Maxwell House (Canadian Instant
Half Caff) (O/KP), Meridian (O/UP), Mondelez
International European Coffeehouse Collection
- unflavored (O/KP), Paul Delima (O/KP), Savarin
(O/UP), Seattles Best (O/UP), Starbucks Flavorlock
Bags (O/UP), Superior Coffee (regular and decaf
unflavored certified under cRc for Pesach), The
Gourmet Bean (O/KP), Yuban (O/KP), Vascafe
Expresso (Rabbi Frankel), White Hen (O/KP)

Coffee (Decaf) 24 Karat (O/KP), Brooklyn Coffee

Cosmetics (Star KP)

Cough Syrup - Adwe Tussin Cough Syrup (and DM)


(O/U)

Crackers Gefen Kartofele Crackers (O/UP),


Paskesz (Cracker Flats & Crispits)

Cream - Land-O-Lakes (O/UP), Sealtest (O/UP)


Cream Cheese Breakstone (O/UP), Fleur De

Lait, Friendship (O/UP), J&J (Arugas Habosem),


Philadelphia Cream Cheese (with O/KP only),
Ralphs (O/UP only), Vons (All with O/UP Only)

Crumbs - Pereg (O/UP) Gourmets Flavored Matzo


Crumbs, Natural Earth (Star KP)

Cupcake Holders Paper If You Care (Star KP)


Cups - Dixie (O/UP), James River (O/UP)
Deodorant - Dr. Fischer Deodorant Spray & Gel
(Rabbi Shlomo Korach)

Dips/ Sauces - Casablanca Foods (Kof K), Kitni


(O/UP), Sabra (O/UP)

House (O/UP), Elite (O/KP), Festive, Gefen (O/UP),


Folgers (O/U), Gevalia (O/KP only), Haddar, Hag
(O/KP), Hena (O/UP), Maxwell House (O/KP only),
Mondelez International European Coffeehouse
Collection and regular decaf - unflavored (O/KP),
Nescafe Tasters Choice Decaf Instant (Chasam
Sofer), Peets (KSAP), Parker House/Pinnacle (O/
UP), Sanka (with O/KP only), The Gourmet Bean
(O/KP), Yuban (O/KP), White Hen (O/KP), White
House/Pinnacle (O/UP)

Dish Detergents - Adwe (KAJ), Festive, Gefen

Coffee Beverages - Chilla Frappe & Latte Mixes (5

(O/UP)

flavors) (Chasam Sofer)

Coffee (Liquid Concentrate) - Maxwell House


(O/KP)

(O/UP), Haddar (KAJ), Rokeach (O/UP), Season


(O/UP)

Dishwasher Detergent - Haddar (KAJ p), Rokeach


(O/UP), Season (O/UP)

Dressing - Blanchard & Blanchard (O/UP), Gourmet


By Dina (Star KP), Manischewitz (O/UP), Mothers
(O/UP), Savion, Streits (Kof-KP), Ungers (Star KP)

Egg Substitute - Healthy Morn (O/UP), Kineret


Egg Whites - Laura Lynn (O/UP), Papetti Food (O/UP)

Fish (Prepared/Canned/Jar and Raw) - A&B Gefilte

Fish (regular & sugar-free O/UP), Banner (O/UP),


Benzs (Star KP), California Delight Sardines (Star
KP only), Dagim (O/UP), Elf Herring (O/UP), Empire
O/UP), Freshwater (raw un-coated fish only no
coated or fish blends), Gefen Tuna (O/UP), Haddar
Tuna (KAJ), Herring Brook (Star KP), Kedem (O/UP),
Kineret (O/UP), King of the Sea (cRc P), Kirkland
Signature Frozen Atlantic & Wild Salmon: following
rinsing with water) O/UP, Lasco (O/UP), Liebers
(Weissmandl), Manischewitz (O/UP), Meal Mart
(O/UP), Ocean Gourmet (O/UP), Rokeach (with
O/UP), Season (O/UP), Mrs. Adlers (O/UP), Mothers
(O/UP), Nathans (O/UP), Philly Foods (Star KP),
Ralphs Markets (selected Ralphs markets carry
fresh fish with RCC label/blue packaging in
California), Royale (O/UP), Salmolux Gourmet
(Kof KP), Season Salmon, Sardines & Tuna (O/UP),
Shoprite Tuna in Water (O/UP), Tuna Delight (with
Star-KP - certification must say may be used for
Passover), Tuv Taam (O/KP), Ungars (O/UP), Vita
(O/UP), Ungars Gefilte Fish (O/UP), Tuv Taam (O/KP)

Fish (Frozen) Ben Zs (Star KP), Noam Gourmet


Frozen Gefilte Fish

Fish (Lox) - Benzs Smoked Nova Vita (O/UP),

Diamond (O/UP), Rite Foods (O/UP), Salmon Salami


Pareve Cold Cuts (O/UP), Springfield (O/UP), Three
Star (O/UP)

Fish (Smoked) - Acme (Kof-KP), American Smoked


Fish (Kof-KP), Gefen Smoked Salmon (O/UP),
Salmolux - Chubs, Rainbow Trout, Salmon, Salmon
Nova, White Fish (Kof-KP)

Food Coloring - Haddar (KAJ)


French Fries - Kineret (O/UP)
Frozen Meals & Side Dishes - Kineret Meals

(Macaroni & Cheese) (O/U - Cholov Yisroel), Kineret


Vegetable & Pizza Poppers (O/U, Chug Chasam
Sofer), Kineret French Fries

Fruits And Vegetables (Canned and Packaged)

- California Delight (Star-K - must say Kosher for


Passover - tropical fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges),
Gefen (O/UP), Manischewitz (O/UP), Season (O/UP),
Simcha Cranberry Sauce (CCRp), Ungars Sour Pitted
Cherries (O/UP)

Fruits (Canned) California Delight (Star KP),

Haddar (KAJ), Liebers (Weissmandel p), Mishpacha


(O/UP), Season, Ungers (Star KP)

Fruits (Dried) 21st Century (Star K P required),

Bonner Organic Raisins (O/UP), Calavo Pitted Dates,


California Hi-Lites (O/UP), California Prune Co. (O/
KP), California Prune Packing Co. (O/UP), Cinderella
Raisins, Del Monte Slice, Dole Pitted Dates, Prunes
and Natural Raisins, Festive (O/UP only), Gefen

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Fruit Leather (O/UP), Glicks Raisins (KJP),
Great Lakes Turkish Apricots and Figs
(Star KP), Hadleys Dates & Date Coconut Rolls (O/K
only), Homa (Star KP), Its Delish (Heart K), Kleins
(O/KP), Landau All Natural Apple Crisps Cinnamon
(O/UP), Marriani (O/UP only), Natures Original
(Star KP), Sunglow Pitted Dates, Sun World Pitted
Dates (O/UP whole only), Trader Joes (Star-KP),
Season with (O/UP), Setton International Foods (O/
KP only). Note: Dried Figs certified Triangle KP are
acceptable.

Fruits (Frozen) - Bodek (O/UP), Fairmont Frozen

(Star KP), Granadaisa (O/UP), Rainbow Farms (O/KP)

Gefilte Fish - Glicks (KAJ), Haddar (KAJ)


Gelatin - Sweet City New York (Badatz Machazekai
Hadaas)

Grape Juice After The Fall (O/UP), Carmel Grape

Juice (O/UP), De La Rosa (Star KP), Gefen (O/UP),


Heinekes Sparkling Grape Juice (O/UP), Kedem
Organic Grape Juice & Fresh Pressed Grape Juice
w/o Sulfites (O/UP), Kesser (O/KP), Land of Vines
Organic Grape Juice (O/KP), R. W. Knudson (O/UP),
Rokeach (O/UP), Savion (O/UP), Season Grape Juice
(O/UP), Tampri Grape Juice (O/UP), Ti Rosh (O/UP),
Welchs Grape Juice (O/UP)

Gravy - King Star (O/UP & Chug Chasam Sofer)


Gum Blooms (O/UP), Elite (O/UP), Must Sugar Free
Gum (O/UP), Paskesz (O/UP)

Honey Ba-Tampte (O/UP), Dutch Gold (O/UP), Ein


Harod Meuchad Natural Honey (Chosom Sofer p),
Festive (O/UP), Gefen (O/UP), Golds (O/UP), Haddar
(KAJ), Liebers (Weissmandl), Mclures O/UP),
Manischewitz (O/UP), Meal Mart (O/UP), Natures
Healthy Gourmet Avocado & Buckwheat Honey
(O/KP), Rokeach (O/UP), Season (O/UP), Silver
Spring (O/UP), The Fresh Market (O/UP), Ungers
(Star KP), Western Commerce (O/KP)

Horseradish BenZs (Star KP), Golden Taste

(O/KP), Lins Farm Horseradish, Noam Gourmet


(Star KP), Poland Best (O/KP), Silver Spring (O/KP)

Hot Chocolate Mix - Haddar (KAJ -Cholov Yisroel),


Ko-Sure (CholovYisroel -Star-KP), Kojel (O/UP)

Hot Sauce Blanchard (O/KP)


Ice Cream - Elegante & Dodilly, Gilda (Cholov

Yisroel), Kineret (O/UP), Kleins (Deberitzen Rav),


Manischewitz (O/UP), Passover Delight (O/UP),
Pride of the Farm (Star-KP Cholov Yisroel)

Ices - Bloom (under the supervision of Rav Landau),


Brothers International Desserts (Kof KP), Cyrk
Gourmet (O/UP), Kineret (O/UP), Klein (Deberciner
Rav), Pascals (KSAp), Pride of the Farm (Star-KP)

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Jams & Jellies Preserves - 778 (O/UP),

Atlas Preserves Co. (O/KP), Carmel (O/UP),


Elyon (KCL), Festive (O/UP), Gefen (O/UP), Haddar
(KAJ P), Kedem (O/UP), Kojel (O/UP), Ko-Sure,
Manischewitz (O/UP), Osem (O/UP), Polaner (O/UP),
Season (O/UP), Streits (Kof-KP), Ko-Sure, Ungers
(Star KP), Victors (O/UP)

Juices (Fresh) Apple & Eve (O/KP), Ceres (Star KP),


Eden (Star KP), Festive (O/UP), Finast (O/UP), Gefen
(O/UP), HKS Pomegranate Juice (O/UP), Haddar
(KAJ), Heinekes Sparkling Grape Juice (O/UP),
Kedem Cranberry Grape, Organic Grape Juice &
Pomegranate Juice plain & sparkling (O/UP),
Manischewitz (O/UP), Minute Maid Pure Squeezed
Orange Juice, No Pulp and Some Pulp (when
bearing O/UP), Morning Select (Star K P), New
Square Orange, Prigat, Seasons (Grapefruit, Apple,
Pineapple, Prune, Orange - (O/UP), Simply Orange
Juice High Pulp and Pulp Free (when bearing the
O/UP), Streits (Apple Grape Juice), Torpedo Juice
(under the supervision of Rav Landau), Tropicana
Pure Premium Orange Juice Homestyle/Some Pulp
All-Florida (O/KP), Ungers (Star KP)

Ketchup - Festive (O/UP), Gefen (O/UP), Glicks

(KAJ), Golds (O/UP), Haddar (KAJ), Osem (O/UP),


Rokeach (O/UP), Savion Firemans Frenzy Spicy
Ketchup (O/UP), Season (O/UP), Streits (Kof KP),
Ungers (O/UP)

Kishke - BenZs (Star KP), Quality/Ungers (Star KP),


Romanian (O/UP only)

Kugels - Classic Cooking (Star KP), Glatt Mart (Star


KP)

Cream, Dr. Fischer Hand Cream

Macaroons - Glicks (O/UP), Haddar (KAJ),


Manischewitz (O/UP), Messing (Kof-KP)

Mail-Order Meals/Gifts:
Avi Glatt - Aviglatt.com (718) 947-1000
Kosher Gift Box - www.koshergiftbox.com
(866) 925-7747

Mandarin Oranges California Delight (Star KP),


Haddar (KAJ)

Maple Syrup - Adirondack (Kof KP 518 853-4022),


Janeric Maple Syrup (M/K p), Rancho Cucamunga
(O/KP)

Margarine - Mothers (O/UP), Ralphs (O/UP)


Marinades - Savion (O/U)
Marshmallows - Shufra, Golden Fluff (O/UP), Kojel
- fish gelatin (Star-Kp), Tzalis (O/UP), Manischewitz
(O/UP), Haddar (KAJ), Savion (O/UP)

Matzoh - 7 Mile Market (Star KP), Aviv (O/UP), Belz,

Carmel (O/UP), Croyden House (O/UP), Goodmans


(O/UP), Haddar Shmurah (KAJ), Holy Land
(O/UP) ,Horowitz Margareten (O/UP), Lakewood
(wheat, whole wheat, spelt, oat Kof KP www.
lakewoodmatzoh .com), Manischewitz (O/UP),
Osem (O/UP), Promised Land Organic Matzo (O/UP),
Rakusen, Rishon (O/UP), Rokeach (O/UP), Streits (Kof
Kp), Tzelem Popeh, Yanovsky HNOS (Buenos Aires,
Argentina), Yarden (O/U), Yehuda (O/UP)

Matzo Meal - Em Hachita (O/KP), Goodmans (O/UP

Leben - Normans (O/UP)

only), Horowitz Margareten (O/UP), Manischewitz


(O/UP), Yanovsky HNOS (Buenos Aires, Argentina
(O/UP)

Lemon Juice - Season Co. (O/UP), Ungers (Star KP)

Matza - (Chocolate Covered) - (check with local

Latkes - Kineret (O/UP)

Lime Juice - Season Co. (O/UP)


Lip Balm - Dr. Fischer Ultrasol (Rabbi Korach -

Kosher for Pesach), SuperLan Natures Natural


Moisturizer for Chapped Lips (Rabbi Y. Gruber)

Liquid Sugar - Flosweet (O/UP), V.l.P. Masters


(O/UP)

Liquor/Liqueur - Askalon Arak (O/KP), Carmel

(O/UP only), Distillerie Gin (O/UP), Givon Chocolate


- Brandy and Vodka (O/UP), Gold Shot (O/UP),
Kedem Bentenura Cordials (O/UP), Kedem Vodka
(O/UP), Kedem Vermouth Vinprom-Troyan Brandy
(Star KP), Jelinek Slivovitz Pear Brandy (O/UP),
No.209 Vodka & Gin (O/UP), Queen Esther (O/UP),
Spirit of Solomon (O/UP), Sukkah Hill Spirits (Star K),
Zachlawi Arak and Vodka (O/UP)

Lotion - SuperLan Moisturizer Lotion, Adwe Skin

Rabbi as to permissibility on Pesach) Gefen Shmura


(O/UP), Hadar (KAJ), Holiday Candy, Manischewitz
(O/UP)

Matza (Oat) - The following are locations around


the country to order oat Matzos: (Lakewood)
(732) 364-8757, (Los Angeles) (323) 655-8870,
(Brooklyn) (718) 633-0633, or Baltimore (410) 3589580. Lakewood Matzoh www.lakewoodmatzoh.
com Gluten Free Oat matzos from Golders
Green (Hashgacha: Dayan Westheim of
Manchester Beis Din) sula@waitrose.com www.
glutenfreeoatmatzos.com.

Matza (Spelt) - Lakewood www.


lakewoodmatzoh.com

Mayonnaise - Benzs (Star-KP), Festive

(O/UP), Gefen (O/UP), Glicks (KAJ), Haddar (KAJ),


Manischewitz (O/UP), Mothers (O/UP), Rokeach
(O/UP), Season (O/UP), Streits (Kof KP), Ungers (Star

KP)

Meals (Prepackaged) - Gourmet Kosher (Kof-Kp),


Meal Mart (O/U)

Meat - Raw, unprocessed meat in the original

manufacturers packaging (NOT from a local


butcher) is Kosher for Pesach use even without
P designation. The exception to this is ground
meat, veal, lamb etc., which require P (Passover)
designation on label, unless otherwise noted.
The following meats are only for Pesach use when
bearing a special Passover certification: Romanian
Pepper Meat (O/UP Glatt), Solomons Glatt Kosher
Beef Cheek Meat (O/U Glatt)

Meat Deli Aarons Best (O/UP), 999 (O/UP), Meal


Mart (O/UP)

Medicines - Adwe with Pesach Certification


Milk (Dry) - Ko-Sure Powder (Star-KP - Cholov
Yisroel), Dairymen (O/UP), Parmalat (Kof-KP)

Milk (Chocolate/White) Dairy Pure (Star Dp), KoSure (Star KP), Pride of the Farm (Star KP)

Mixes Haddar (KAJ), Kasher VSameach, Mothers

(KAJ), Hidorim Olives (O/UP), Kvuzat Yavne


Olives (O/UP), Osem (O/UP)

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Olive Oil Eliad de Tierra Santa Extra Virgin Olive


Oil (O/KP), Fitucci Olive Oil (Star K), Glicks (KAJP),
Mothers cooking spray (O/UP), Season (O/UP),
Sultans

Oven Bags - Reynolds


Pancake and Muffin Mix Manischewitz (O/UP),
Mothers (O/UP), Tradition

Parchment Paper Bakemark (Star Kp), Chefs

Select (Star-KP), Palisades Packaging (Star K no


P required), 365 Everyday Value (Star K no P
required), Paper Chef (Star K no P required),
Wilton (Star K no P required)

Peppers Osem (O/UP), Ungars (Star-KP)


Personal Care Products - Adwe (O/UP)
Pickles B&W Foods (O/KP), Ba-Tampte (O/UP),

Eskal (O/U), Festive (O/UP), Gefen (O/UP), Haddar


(KAJ), Kvutzat Yavne Foods (O/KP), Osem (O/UP), Pri
Vayerek (O/U), Sadaf (O/U), Season (O/UP), Taamti
(O/K), Ungers (Star KP)

Stuffing, Kasher VSameach

Pie Crust Manischewitz (O/UP), Rokeach (O/UP)

Mouthwash and Mint Spray - Adwe (KAJ)

Pizza Bernies Foods (O/UP), Dayeinu Passover

Muffins - Oberlanders (Kof-KP)


Mushrooms (Dried) - Kirsch (Kof-KP)
Mustard (Imitation) Rokeach Dijon Mustard (O/
UP), Savion Firemans Frenzy (O/UP)

Non Dairy Creamer Eden (Star KP), Kineret


(O/UP), Ungers (Star-Kp)

Noodles Horowitz Margareten (O/UP),

Manischewitz (O/UP), Miracle Noodles (O/UP),


Seasons Brand (O/UP)

Nuts - Gefen (O/UP), Golden Fluff (O/UP), Haddar

Pizza (O/UP), Noam Gourmet (Star KP)

Potato Chips Bauer Sweet Potato Chips (O/UP),

Blooms (O/UP), Cape Cod (O/UP), Guiltless Gourmet


Root Chips (O/UP), Haddar (KAJ), Manischewitz
Regular & Chocolate Covered Chips (O/UP), Paskesz
(O/UP), Ruffles (O/UP), Seasons (O/UP), Terra
Vegetable Chips (Kof KP)

Potato/Instant - King Star Foods (O/UP)


Potato Pancake Mix - Horowitz Margareten

(O/UP), Manischewitz (O/UP), Osem (O/UP) Streits


(Kof-Kp)

(KAJ), Its Delish (Heart-KP), Kleins (O/KP), Meshuga


Nuts (O/UP), Oneg (KAJ), Savion (O/UP), Setton
Farms (O/KP)

Potato Starch Gefen (O/UP), Goodmans (O/UP),

Oil - Bartenura Grapeseed Oil (O/UP), Benzis

Potato Sticks and Chips - Blooms (O/UP), Golden

(Star-Kp), Festive (O/UP), Delarosa (Star KP), Festive


Cottonseed (O/UP), Gefen (O/UP), Haddar (KAJ),
Hain Oils (Kof Kp only), Hunt-Wesson (O/KP),
Joseph Adams Herbal & Flavored Oils (O/KP only),
Liberty (O/UP), Manischewitz (O/UP), Mothers
Choice (O/UP), Nutola (O/UP), Streits (Kof-KP) Note:
Kashrus agencies in Israel follow the tradition not
to certify Cottonseed Oil for Pesach.

Haddar (KAJ), Hisachdus (CRC), Manischewitz


(O/UP)

Fluff (KCL), Paskesz (O/UP), Terra Yukon Gold Potato


Chips (Kof-KP only)

Poultry (Raw) - any reliable Kosher brand that is

(O/UP), Rokeach (O/UP), Seasons (O/UP)

not processed or coated (i.e. raw). Some popular


brands are: Alle (ground chicken breast requires
Kosher for Passover certification), Empire, Falls,
Vineland, Galil (Star-K), Royal (Star-K), Empire Raw
Ground Turkey is only acceptable with the O/UP,
Belz, David Elliot Meal Mart (O/UP), and Naomi
(O/UP).

Olives Gefen (O/UP), Golden Fluff (KCL), Haddar

NOTE: Empire produces many of its products year

Oil Sprays Haddar (KAJ), Mothers Olive Oil Spray

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round Kosher for Pesach. In fact most of


their products fall under this category.
Some examples are Barbeque Chicken, Rotisserie
Chicken, Barbeque Turkey, Chicken Fat, Cooked
Turkey Breast, White Turkey Roll, Turkey Bologna
Roll, Turkey Salami Roll, Chicken Franks, Turkey
Franks, Smoked Turkey Breast Slices, Chicken
Bologna Slices, Turkey Bologna Slices, Organic Wise
Chickens (O/U)

Marinade (cRc P), Tradition, Ungers (Star KP)

Preserves - Haddar Just Fruit (no sugar) (KAJ),

Soda - Coke (with O/U P only), Dr. Brown (with Kp

Kedem (O/UP), Osem (O/UP), Season (O/UP), Moon


Shine Trading Co. (Rabbi Teichman), 778 (O/UP)
Manishchewitz (O/UP),

Puddings - Haddar (O/UP), KoJel (O/UP),

Scouring Pads Gefen (O/UP), Glicks (KAJ),

Mishpacha (O/UP), Rokeach (O/UP), Seasons (O/UP),


Scotch Brite (O/UP)

Seltzer - Saratoga Carbonated Spring Water (O/UP)


Silver Polish Adwe (KAJ), Haddar (KAJ), Rokeach
(O/UP)

only, under supervision of Rabbi Bukspan), Glicks


(KAJ), Hansens (O/UP), Harrisons (O/UP), Mayim
Chayim, Pepsi (Kof KP only), R.C. Cola (O/UP),
Schweppes Seltzer (Kof-KP), Sodastream (O/UP)

Manischewitz (O/UP), Osem (O/UP)

Soap Gefen (O/UP)

Quinoa Andean Naturals Brand (55 lb. bag of

Soups & Soup Mixes Carmel (O/UP), Croyden

Golden Royal Quinoa, bearing Star K P and lot


number SCI-JI-107397-1/1), Goodbaum (O/UP),
Natural Earth Products (Star K P required), Pereg
(O/UP), Setton Farms (12 oz. container, Star KP
required)

Rice - for those Sephardim who use rice on Pesach,

Carolina Rice (Long Grain White and Brown with


Star-S P Kitniyot designation only), Goya (Medium
Grain White Rice - with Star-S P Kitniyot designation
only), Himalayan Pride Basmati Rice (Brown & White
- No Star-S required, only regular Star-K), Super
Lucky Elephant Jasmine Rice (No Star-S P required,
only regular Star-K).

Salad (Bagged) - Star K bagged produce is Kosher


for Pesach only with special Pesach certification
on the bag. Kosher Salad Bar (All American Mix
O/UP)

Salad Dressing - Blanchard & Blanchard (O/UP),

Festive (O/UP), Gefen (O/UP), Haddar (KAJ),


Manischewitz (O/UP), Mothers (O/UP), Sabra (O/KP),
Savion, Seasons (O/UP)

Salsa - Emzee Salsa (O/UP), Golds (O/UP),


Manischewitz (O/UP), Seasons (O/UP)

Salt (Table) Festive (O/UP), Gefen (O/UP), Glicks

(KAJ), Goya (O/UP), Haddar (KAJ), HimalaSalt (O/KP),


Kroger (O/UP), Laish Sea Salt (Badatz p), Season
(O/UP), Sysco (O/UP)

Salt (Substitute) - Freeda Free Salt, no salt,


unseasoned, Spice of Life - no salt/no sugar

Sauces - Blanchard & Blanchard Caribbean Hot

Sauce (O/UP), Festive (O/UP), Gefen (O/UP), Glicks


(KAJ), Golds (O/UP), Haddar (KAJ), Kedem Steak
Sauce (O/UP), Laish Hot Red Pepper Sauce (O/
UP), Mrs. Adlers (O/UP), Manischewitz (O/UP),
Mishpacha Bar-b-Que Sauce (O/UP), Osem (O/UP),
Rokeach Marinara Sauce (O/UP), Savion (O/UP),
Season Marinara & Duck Sauces (O/UP), Simcha

House (O/UP), Golds (O/UP), Haddar (KAJ),


Horowitz Margareten (O/UP), Lipton (only when
bearing O/UP label), Manischewitz Soup in a Cup
Canned & Broth (O/UP), Osem (O/UP), Rokeach
(O/UP), Tabatchnicks (Star KP), Telma (O/UP), V.I.P
(O/UP), Tradition (Kof-K)

Soup Nuts - Festive (O/UP), Goodmans

(O/UP), Haddar (KAJ), Seasons (O/UP), Horowitz


Margareten (O/UP), Manischewitz (O/UP)

Spices Festive (O/UP), Gefen (O/UP), Gilroy Farms


(O/UP), Haddar (KAJ), Its Delish (Heart K), Liebers
(Weissmandl), Natural Earth (Star KP), Pereg (O/UP),
Rokeach (O/UP), Spice Time (O/UP), Sustainable
Sourcing Organic Pink Peppercorns (O/KP), West
India Spices (O/KP only)

Sprays - Manischewitz Buttery Safflower Cooking


Spray, Olive Oil Spray & Olive Oil Garlic Cooking
Spray (O/UP), Mishpacha Olive Oil Spray (O/UP),
Mothers Olive Oil Coating Spray (O/UP)

Spreads - Moshe & Alis Tomato, Basil,


Mediterranean (O/UP)

Stool Softener - Adwe (O/UP)


Sugar (Brown) - Domino (with O/KP), Domino

Demerara (O/KP), Hadar (KAJ), Spreckles (O/UP),


Trader Joes Light Brown Pure Cane Sugar (O/KP),
Winn-Dixie Pure Cane Light Brown Sugar (O/KP)

Sugar (White) Domino Sugar and Sugar Packets

(O/KP), Domino Demerare Sugar (O/KP), Gefen


(O/KP), Haddar (cRc & KAJ), Liebers (Weissmanel),
Lucky Brand (O/UP), Quaker Diamond Pure
Cane Extra Fine (O/KP), Spreckles (O/UP), Sweet
Additions Organic Can Sugar (OKP), Trader Joes
Pure Cane Granulated Sugar (O/KP), US Foods Pure
Cane Granulated Sugar (O/KP)

Sugar Substitutes DS Sucralose Splenda

type (Star KP), California Delight Surcralis (Star

KP), Gefen (O/UP), Health Garden Xylitol plain &


vanilla (O/UP), Kojel (O/UP), Master (O/UP), Sucrazit
(Badatz Aida Charaidis), Sweet N Low (O/UP), V.I.P.,
Vthal Isomaltulose #1 Sweetener 16 oz. (O/KP)

Vinegar - Bartenura (O/UP), Carmel

Sushi Nori Sheets - Mizrach UMaariv (Star KP)

Vinegar - Balsamic Bartenura (O/UP Rabbi

Syrup (also see Chocolate Syrup) - Adirondack

Maple Syrup (Kof-KP), Bosco (O/UP), Foxs U-Bet


(Rabbi Schapiro), Haddar (KAJP), Harrisons
(O/K), Kedem (O/UP), Manischewitz - Chocolate
and Pancake (O/UP), Osem (O/UP), Savion (O/UP),
Season (O/UP), Silan Date Syrup (Rabbi Didi)

Tea Bags Gefen (O/UP), Festive (O/UP), Haddar

(KAJP), Lipton Decaffeinated Unflavored Tea Bags


(O/U w/or without Pesach designation), Lipton
(O/UP), Sweet-Touch Tea (including 97 1/2%
caffeine free) (O/UP), Wissotzky (O/UP)

Tea (Herbal) Bigelow (Green Tea, Cinnamon

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(O/UP), Glicks (KAJ), Hadar (KAJ), Heinz


(O/UP), Kedem (O/UP), Manischewitz (Balsamic and
White O/UP), Osem (O/UP), Season (O/UP)
Garelick), Kedem (O/UP), Mazetti (Rabbi Gerelick),
Zehlemer Rav), Ungers (Star KP)

Vitamins and Supplements Floraheal Kosher

Cholesto-Manage and Gentle Laxatives (Badatz),


Landau Vitamin C Liquid (Rabbi Teitelbaum
the Volver Rav), Natures Cure Natures Cal Plus
Calcium (Star D), or look on the Koshervitamins
website - www.koshervitamins.com

Waffles - Bernies Foods (O/UP)


Walnut Oil Gefen (O/UP), Haddar (KAJ), Kedem
(O/UP), Nut-Ola (O/UP), Shufra

Stick Tea, English Breakfast Tea, Peppermint Tea


etc.) Good Earth (O/UP), GDay Herbal Teas (Star-K),
Senna and Mint Tea, Taanug Chamomille, Wissotzky
(O/UP)

Water - Evian (O/UP), Voluic (O/UP), S. Pelegrino

Tea (Instant) - Nestea Unflavored (regular - Decaf

Baron Herzog California Wine Bartenura (O/UP


Mevushal), Carmel (all are O/UP and Mevushal),
Arak, Citron Liquor, Clovis Lesieutre (O/UP), Cuvee
Leon (O/UP), De La Rosa Vineyards (Star K required),
Embassy Wine (Star Kp), Gamla (O/UP not all
are Mevushal), Gan Eden (O/UP), Hagafen (O/UP Mevushal), Herzog French (O/UP), J Furst (O/UP),
Kedem Vermouth Savion (O/UP), Kedem (note: 1
Liter are NOT Mevushal), Kesser Rashi (O/Kp),
Korbel (O/UP only), Manischewitz (O/UP), Recanti
Wines (O/UP), Star White (O/UP), Tam Pri Weinstock
California Wines (O/UP), Teal Lake (O/Kp -Chug
Chasam Sofer)

not approved for Pesach use)

Toothpaste - Adwe (Kof KP), Crest (from England


with MKP)

Vanilla Sugar - Haddar (KAJP)


Vegetables (Canned & Jarred) BenZs (Star KP),

Bloomys Pickled Beets (O/UP), California Delight


(Star KP), Festive (O/UP), Gefen (O/UP), Glicks
Yams in Syrup and Mushrooms (KAJ), Hadar (KAJ),
Liebers (Weissmandl), Manischewitz (O/UP),
Mishpacha (O/UP), Rokeach (O/UP), Roland Heart of
Palm (O/KP), Season (O/UP), Ungers (Star KP)

Vegetable/Carrots, Fresh Peeled - Fresh peeled

carrots, whole, cut or shredded require KFP


certification. The following are certified for Pesach
by the Star K: Coosemans (Star KP), Del Monte
(Star KP), Dole (Star KP), Sheetz M. T. Go (Star KP),
Wegmans (Star KP)

Vegetables/Other Fresh Peeled - Del Monte

Spring Water (O/UP), Valley Spring Water (O/UP)

Whip Topping - Kineret (Kof-KP only)


Wines & Liquors Abarbanel, Amiad (O/KP),

Wine (Cooking) - Kedem (O/U Zehlemer Rav),

Kedem Balsamic & White Vinegar (O/UP), Heinz


(O/UP), Savion (O/UP)

Wines With Pesach Certification from the


Following Rabbis & Kashrus Agencies Are
Recommended:

Vegetables (Frozen) B-Tam (Star KP), Bodek

Rav Babad (Tartikover Rav), Bedatz (Yerushalayim),


Rav Belinow, Rav Chazan, Chug Chasam Sofer
(Petach Tikvah), Rabbi Frankfurter, Rav Gorelick,
Rabbi Hoffman (Hungary), Lubavitch Beis Din, New
Square, Rabbi Oyerbach, Rav Teitelbaum (Nirbatur
Rav), Tzelemer Rav, Rabbi Hillel Weinberger, Rabbi
Weissmandel, Rabbi Zelbach, Rabbi Zushe Blech

Vegetables (Fresh) - Bodek

Xylitol Health Garden (O/UP)


Yogurt - Breyers (O/UPd), Crowley Nonfat & Lowfat

(Butternut & Yellow Squash, Yams, Zucchini) (Star


KP), Lucindas (Squash & Zucchini) (Star KP), The
Farmers Market (Butternut Squash & Yams) (Star
KP)
(O/UP), Eden (Star KP), Garden Pure (O/UP), Gefen
(O/UP), Meitav (O/UP), Shneiders (Star KP)

Vegetables (Sundried Tomatoes) Lesprit De


Campagne Carb Chicken & Turkey Sausages

Plain Yogurt (O/UPd), Dannon (only when bearing


O/UPd coffee, & vanilla flavors), J&J Yogurt
(O/UPd), Mehadrin Authentic Greek Nonfat Yogurt
Peach (O/UPd), My Essentials Nonfat Plain Yogurt

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(O/UPd), Normans (O/UP) (black cherry,


strawberry, peach, vanilla, pomegranate,
coffee light, strawberry light, vanilla light), Slim
(O/UP)

processed on Chometz machinery.

ITEMS TO BE CAUTIOUS OF
FOR PASSOVER ( 5776-2016)

Coffee (Decaffeinated) - May have been

Airline Meals - Chometz meals are sometimes


served by mistake.

Coffee Substitutes/Alternatives - (i.e. Pero,


Postum and others) contain grain.

processed with ethyl acetate (derived of grain


alcohol), coffee flavoring may contain Chometz
alcohol, as well as non- Kosher flavoring.

Condensed Milk - Sugar, preservatives and oil to

Ant and Roach Traps - Often use Chometz bait.

reconstitute

Apple Juice - Nutrients (sometimes processed on

Confectionery Sugar - Corn starch (for instance,

vinegar equipment), enzymes, clarifying agents.

three percent in C&H) may contain wheat starch

Applesauce - Corn syrup, sugar, dextrose, flavoring

Creamer (Non-dairy) - Whey, emulsifiers which

Baby Cereals & Baby Food - May contain wheat,


sugar, and can be made on Chometz equipment

Baby Powder - May contain Chometz


Bath Treatments - Brands like Aura Cacia, Aveeno,

are dairy and Kitniyos, some contain corn syrup

Dairy Foods - Enzymes, stabilizers, flavors &


vitamins

Dextrose - Corn derivative

Relief MD and Wild Carrot Herbals all contain


oatmeal, which is actual edible Chometz. They
must be sold or disposed of before Pesach

Dishwashing Detergent - Cetyl alcohol (not

Bird Food - Many contain grain

Xanthan Gum, cheese or whey and meat together


(see listing under Pet Foods)

Brown Sugar - Culture, yeast, corn starch, may


contain wheat starch, machinery

Butter - Salt, coloring, preservatives, nutrients,

Kosher), grain alcohol

Dog Food - Barley, oats, wheat, Brewers Yeast,

Dried Fruits and Raisins - Dried in Chometz


ovens, may contain Kitniyos oil, flour

culture, lactic acid from corn

Emulsifiers - Can contain glucose

Candied Fruit - Dextrose, may contain powdered

Fish Food - Wheat (see listing)

sugar, flour

Canned & Frozen Fruit, Vegetables with Syrup

Fish Frozen may have been frozen in corn syrup


brine

- May be iodized with flour, dextrose (dietetic may


contain grape juice), corn syrup

Fish Raw may be coated with corn syrup glaze

Cat Food - Wheat, cheese or whey together with

Chometz

meat/chicken, oats and barley, Xanthan Gum,


Brewers Yeast (see listing under Pet Foods)

Cheese & Cottage Cheese - Stabilizers, corn sugar,


coagulating agent, microbial rennet from real
Chometz, dextrose, cultures

Flour - Has been bleached and washed, therefore


Frozen Fruit Drink - Usually contain corn syrup,
flavoring

Gelatin (Beef) - From all over the world, including

Chewing Gum - Corn syrup, flavoring

Israel, not acceptable unless it has reliable


certification, as it usually is processed from nonKosher slaughtered animals

Cigars (Flavored) - Chometz alcohol

Glucose - Corn or wheat derivative

Chocolate & Chocolate Milk - Malt (real Chometz),

Honey - Corn syrup, coloring (even if not listed).

glucose

Chocolate Spread - From Israel may contain

Kitniyos. Note: even though some chocolate


spreads with Kitniyos may state on the label K.F.P.,
it is acceptable only for Sephardim who eat Kitniyos

Cider Vinegar - May contain yeast that is real

Extra caution needed if it is from Turkey or China

Horseradish - Vinegar, sweeteners, hydrolyzed


vegetable protein, wheat gluten

Hydrolized Vegetable Protein (HVP) - Often is


Chometz

Chometz

Ice Cream - Sugar, flavorings, stabilizers

Coffee - General Foods International currently is

Ingredients - Ascorbic Acid, Caramel, Citric Acid

(often derived from glucose), Glucose (can be


derived from wheat fermentation), HVP (hydrolized
vegetable protein), Vitamin C

Play Dough - Edible flour (must be

Israeli Products - Teruma, Maaser, Shemita: must

corn sweetener

have reliable certification

Ketchup - Stabilizers, oil, dextrose, vinegar (real


chometz), flavorings

Kitniyos - Includes: beans, rice, citric acid, corn,


dextrose, some types of flavoring, hydrolized
vegetable protein, soy, peanuts, sesame seeds,
sorbitol, starch

Lactaid - Tablets may contain Chometz. Lactaid

Milk may be used if purchased before Pesach (non


Cholov Yisroel)

Lecithin Kitniyos
Lemon Juice - Chometz equipment
Liquor - May have grain alcohol base, wine, or
grain alcohol, or wine alcohol

MSG - Wheat
Maple Syrup De-foaming agents
Margarine - Emulsifiers, artificial flavor, salt, sugar,
oil

Maraschino Cherries - Glucose, dextrose (cut

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discarded before Pesach)

Powdered Cocoa (Sweetened) - Powdered milk,


Products from Rabbanut of Israel - May contain
Kitniyos

Quinoa Requires verification that it is not mixed


with Chometz. (Star-Kp available)

Rice - Ashkenazim do not use rice on Pesach

because it is considered Kitniyos. Sepharadim (who


eat rice on Pesach) must use additive - free rice.
(See article)

Roach Poison - Combat brand (edible Chometz


bait)

Rubber Gloves (Powdered) - Chometz powder


Salads (Prepared in Bags) - May contain citric acid
Salt - Table salt often contains dextrose and
polysorbate, especially when iodized

Snacks - Bomba Snacks from Osem (Israel) is made


with corn and peanuts. This product is considered
to be Kitniyos even though some of the packages
mistakenly bear an O/UP.

Soda - Flavorings, dextrose, corn sugar

cherries usually are colored red with carmine, an


insect derivative)

Soup cubes Telma and others regularly contain

Mayonnaise - MSG from hydrolyzed protein, oil,

Soy Oil, Corn Oil - Corn syrup, soy lecithin all are

flavorings, sweeteners, vinegar

Milk - Must be bought before Pesach and

processed by a dairy that does not make chocolate


milk (see section on milk)

Mustard - Kitniyos. Some may even contain actual

Chometz Yeast.
Kitniyos

Spices (Processed or Flavored) - Dextrose,


flavoring, machinery

Splenda - Contains Kitniyos

Chometz. (not to be confused with Kosher for


Passover imitation mustard)

Sugar - Many sugars are produced from corn and

Nuts - BHA, BHT, sprayed with Kitniyos (corn oil)

Sunflower Seeds - Kitniyos

Oil - Kitniyos

Tea (Instant) - May contain Kitniyos sweetener

Paper Plates (inexpensive) - Coated with starch

Tea Bags - All decaffeinated tea bags without

are Kitniyos

Peanuts - Considered Kitniyos by most traditions

Pesach certification are considered not proper for


use on Pesach.

Pecan Pieces or Midget - Chometz processing

Tea (Herbal) - Chometz or non-Kosher flavoring

Peeled Vegetables - i.e. Carrots, potatoes (may be

Tofu - Often processed using grain Alcohol

washed and preserved with citric acid or dextrose


anti-oxident)

Pet Food - Wheat, milk, cheese or whey mixed with


meat (which is not acceptable year-round), (see
listing)

Pickles - Vinegar (Chometz), flavorings

(Chometz).

Tomato Products - Vinegar (Chometz), nutrients,


salt, sugar, Chometz machinery

Tonic Water - Corn syrup


Tuna - Hydrolyzed protein, oil

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Vanilla Extract - Corn syrup, alcohol

Vegetable wash Kitniyos/Chometz


Vegetables (Frozen) - Can be processed on

Chometz machinery can be processed on


Chometz machinery or use not Pesach approved
anti-foaming agents.

Vegetables from Israel (often Peppers) Terumah, Maaser, Shemita

Vitamins - Yeast, starch, corn dextrose, wheat

NEW PRODUCTS (5776 2016)


Blanchard & Blanchard (Star K):
Capers in Brine

Blue Agave:

Nectar - All natural Vegan and Gluten Free


Sweetener

(note: Freeda vitamins are Chometz-free)

Casablanca Foods (Kof KP):

Wine - Corn sugar, Chometz alcohol. Note: not all

Mina Harissa, Mina Mild Harissa, Mina Green


Harissa, Mina Shakshuka Sauce

Kosher wines are Kosher for Pesach, also many are


not Mevushal (cooked) (Check the label). Shemitah.

Yogurt - Milk powder, enzymes, flavoring, sugar

UPDATES (5776/2016)
COKE AND DIE T COKE are being produced

in Los Angeles again and will be available at local


markets. The Coke designated for Pesach use will
have a distinctive yellow cap along with the O/UP
designation.

FROM THE STAR K:


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.
Star-K pre-packaged bags of salad require the StarKp symbol for Passover use

FROM THE KOF-K:


All Streits products produced in the United States
are under the duel Hechsher of Rabbi Moshe
Soloveitchik and the Kof K.

FROM THE O/U:


The O/Us policy is that all regular tea bags, that
are not flavored or decaffeinated, are acceptable
for Pesach without special Pesach supervision.

Starkist brand canned Tuna (O/UP) has a limited

Chantilly Bakery (O/KP):


Bagels (for Pesach)

Burger and Frankfurter Buns (for Pesach)

Chilla:

Beverage Frappe & Latte Mixes (5 flavors) (Chasam


Sofer)

Gefen (O/UP):

Kartofele Snacks (Couscous & Gal Crackers in


Original, Onion, & Gluten Free Shehakol Matzo
Crackers)
Chopped Garlic
Sauteed Onions
Organic Beets (peeled & ready to eat)
Frozen Mashed Potatoes (also Sweet Potatoes) &
Herbs
Couscous (Gluten-Free, Mediterranean-style 3
flavors)
Spices
Chunk Lite Tuna in water pouches
Squeeze Mayo in Original and Lite
Dark Chocolate Bark with Almonds
Dark Chocolate Bark with Hazelnuts
Dark Chocolate Bark with Coffee Beans
Dark Chocolate Bark with Mango Slices (dried)

Glicks (KJP):

Cocoa Canister and Vanilla Sugar


Salted Chocolate-Drizzled Macaroons (2 varieties)

run of O/UP canned tuna that was prepared with


Bishul Yisroel.

Hadar (KAJ):

Kirkland Signature Frozen Atlantic & Wild Salmon

Harrisons (O/K):

is under the O/U and Kosher for Pesach. This


product should first be rinsed with water before
using for Pesach.

Sodastream brand Carbon Dioxide Cylinders are


now O/U certified for Pesach

FROM ERE TZ YISROEL:


There is a restaurant in Ben Gurion airport called
Aroma Espresso Bar under the Hashgacha
of Chug Chasam Sofer. This restaurant is closed
during Pesach and is fine to eat in immediately
after Pesach.

Sweet Potato Chips


Sweet Shoppe Raspberry Syrup

Illinois Nut & Candy (cRc):

Fantasia Confections brand will carry an extensive


selection of Pareve bulk candy & nuts, gift baskets,
childrens items, all for Pesach this year.
They can be reached at (800) 590-NUTS

Kedem (O/UP):

Appleation Apple Cider (Dry Hard Cider and Sweet


Cider)
Organic Grape Juice

Manischewitz (O/UP):

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Gluten Free Grab n Go Chocolate Cookies


Gluten Free Gran n Go Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gluten Free Cake and Matzo Meal
Gluten Free Matzo
Gluten Free Noodles (Tri-Color)
Hazelnut Chocolate Macaroons
Imported Balsamic Vinegar from Modena, Italy
Magic Maxs Chocolate Crunch Puffs (Gluten Free
Cereal)
Magic Maxs Vanilla Crunch Puffs (Gluten Free
Cereal)
Thin Potato Chips & Ripple Potato Chips (with 9
snack-sized bags in a multipack tray)

etc. The symbol for this Sephardic


division is Star-S P and is under the
direction of Rav Emanuel Goldfeiz

Noam (Star Kp):

Yerek Brand (Star-S P Kitniyot symbol required for

Gourmet Passover Gluten-Free Onion Bagels


Gourmet Gefilte Fish

Paskesz:

Mini Bits Bite Size Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten


free)
Mini Bits Bite Size Double Fudge Chocolate Chip
Cookies
Pererg (O/UP):
Gourmet Coconut Flour in Slider Bag
Almond Meal/Flour in Slider Bag
Gourmet Classic Flavored Matzo Crumbs and Full
Flavored Matzo Crumbs
Gourmet White, Red & Tri-Color Quinoa
Spices and Seasonings (Bar-B-Q Mix, Basil, Black
Pepper, Fine Sea Salt)

PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN KITNIYOT

Canned Goods
California Delight (Star-S p Kitniyot symbol

required for use for Sephardim on Passover)


Baby Corn (Whole Spears), Cut Baby Corn, Whole
Kernel Corn

Frozen Beans
use for Sephardim on Passover)
Green Beans, Cut Green Beans, French Cut Green
Beans, Green Peas, Peas & Carrots, Cut Corn, Mixed
Vegetables, Baby Lima Beans

Rice - (Note: Despite the fact that these rice

100% Grape Juice


Wissotsky:

products are meticulously cleaned in the factories


with advanced machines, the Gedolei Haposkimof
the Sephardic Kehillot feel that the established
custom of checking the rice, grain by grain, three
times is still required. Therefore, Star-S P certified
rice products should be checked, grain by grain,
three times prior to its usage on Pesach by those
Sephardim who eat rice on Pesach)
Carolina Mehadrin Long Grain White Rice (Star-S
P Kitniyot required)
Long Grain White Rice
Conrad Rice Mill (Star-SP Kitniyot required)
Wild Pecan Rice
Hasadeh (Star-SP Kiyniyot required)
Organic Black Rice Noodles
Organic Thai Rice Noodles
Himalayan Pride (No Star-S P symbol required, only
regular Star-K Product is Kitniyot)
Basmati Brown & White
Konriko (Star-SP Kitniyot required)
Hol Grain Gravy Thickener (Rice Starch)
Hol Grain Brown Rice Bread Crumbs
Hol Grain Brown Rice Crackers Light & No Salt
Super Lucky Elephant (No Star-S P symbol required,
only regular Star-K Product is Kitniyot)
Jasmine Rice (available in Costco, Walmart, Sams
Club etc.)

Nana Mint Tea

Salads

Yehuda (O/U): Unsalted Gluten Free Matzo-Style

Pikante Salads (When bearing Star-S and Kosher


LPesach Lochlei Kitniyot INKJETTED in Hebrew on
the label)

Prigat (O/KP):
Juices

Quality:

Frozen Fish

Sabra: Babaganoush, Classic Guacamole, Hot


Pepper Mix, Moroccan Matbucha, Spanish
Eggplant, Spicy Guacamole

Shefa (O/UP): Good II Go Guava Nut & Apricot Bars


Sungoods (O/KP):

Raw Natural Almonds, Pistachios (salted &


unsalted), Cashews (salted & unsalted), Cranberries,
Guava

Welchs (manufactured by Manischewitz) (O/UP):

Squares

STAR-S P PRODUC TS
(FOR SEPHARDIM KITNIYOS)
The following are Passover products for 5775 from
a division of the Star K that caters to the specific
needs of Sepharadim. Items bearing the Star-S p
may include Kitniyos. These foods will also follow
the Beis Yosef standards regarding Bishul Yisroel

Babaganoush, Caponata Italian Eggplant Cuisine,


Chinese Eggplant, Grilled Eggplant, Hummus
& Turkish Salad, Hummus Abu-Gosh, Hummus
Classic, Hummus Galilee, Hummus Jalapeno &
Herbs, Hummus Jerusalem, Hummus Marrakech,
Hummus Mosabacha Jalapeno & Herbs, Hummus
Moroccan Salsa (Matbucha), Indian Eggplant,

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Matbucha Moroccan, Moroccan Long


Hot Pepper, Red Cabbage, Red Cabbage
Salad, Romanian Eggplant, Sliced Spanish Eggplant,
Spanish Eggplant, Tahini Baladi (original) with Soft
Chick Peas, Tahini Dip & Spread, Tehina, Thai Salad
Spicy, Turkish Salad, Vegetarian Liver
For more information on the Star-S P program
call (410) 484-4110 (extension 217) or email at
rabbiholland@star-k.org

PRODUC TS FOR PESACH 5776 - 2016


FROM THE O/U - KITNIYOS
(FOR SEPHARDIM WHOSE MINHAG IS TO EAT
KITNIYOS)
Ferrero (Italy) (O/UP):
Nutella Spread
Kinder Chocolate
Galil (O/UP): Cookies
Hagada (O/UP): Cookies
Kitni (O/UP):
Chick Peas (O/UP Kitniyot)
Corn Kernels (O/UP Kitniyot)
Lentil and Rice Mix (O/UP Kitniyot)
Mediterranean Rice Mix (O/UP Kitniyot)
Mini Rice Cakes (O/UP Kitniyot)
Popcorn (O/UP Kitniyot)
Tahini (O/UP Kitniyot)
Manishewitz - Kitni (O/UP):
Kitni Mini Rice Cakes
Kitni Canned Sweet Corn (Whole Kernels)
Chick Peas
Lentil Mix
Peanut Butter
Popcorn
Tahina
Neptune (O/UP):
Cooked Fish Seasoning Mix (O/UP Kitniyot)
Hawaij (for coffee) (O/UP Kitniyot)
Mixes, Seasonings and Spices (O/UP Kitniyot)
Osem (O/UP): Bamba Snacks, Corn Snacks (plain,
and Halva filled), Peanut Corn Snacks (Strawberry,
Popco (flavored Corn Snacks), Pretzels
Shkedia (O/UP): Israeli Sunflower Seeds
Super Snacks (O/UP): Falafel Snacks
Taam Vareach Spices (O/UP): Cardamom
O/U PRODUCTS THAT ARE BOTH KITNIYOS &
O/U MATZA ASHIRA:

Hagada (O/UP): Cookies


Papouchado (O/UP): Coated Matza Ashira, Rich

Matza Squares, Cinnamon Rich Matza, Rich Matza


Cakes, Grape Juice Matza
O/U MATZA ASHIRA PRODUCTS:

Aviv (O/UP): Egg & Honey Matzo


Hagada (O/UP): Egg Matzo
Holiday (O/UP): Chocolate Egg Matzo
Horowitz Margareten (O/UP): Egg Matzo
Jerusalem Matzos (O/UP): Egg Matzo
King Star Foods (O/UP): Egg Matzo

Manischewitz (O/UP): Egg Matzos (chocolate

covered, yolk free, Tams)


Matzot Carmel (O/UP): Egg and Honey Matzoh
Osem (O/UP): Egg Matzo
Rishon (O/UP): Egg Matzo
Shibolim (O/UP): Egg Matzo
Shoprite (O/UP): Egg Matzo
Yanovsky (O/UP): Matzo
Crackers Sweet, Matzo Dulce
Yehuda (O/UP): Egg & Honey Matzo

GLUTEN-FREE/NONGEBROKTS PRODUCTS FOR


PESACH (5776-2016)
Absolutely (O/UP):

Flat Breads and Crackers

Goldbaum (O/UP):

Crackers
Flatbread Crisps
Matzah style Shehakol Matzah

Jeff Nathan Panko Flakes (O/UP)


Kedem (O/UP):

Crispy Os Gluten Free Frosted Cereal


Absolutely Brand Crackers & Flatbread

Kosherific (O/UP) Cauliflower Cheesy Pie


Liebers (O/UP):

Gluten Free Confetti Cookies (vanilla & lemon)

Manischewitz (O/UP):

Brownie Mix
Carrot Cake Macaroons
Cookies - Raisins & Spice
Gluten Free Matzo-Style Squares
Gluten Free Crackers
Cake Mixes Chocolate/Vanilla/Yellow
Noodle Soup Mix
Coconut Crisp Cookies
Pistachio Orange Macaroons
Spiral Shaped Noodles
Shell Shaped Noodles
Yolk Free Medium Egg Noodles
Wide Egg Noodles
Passover Noodles
Fine Egg Noodles
Hazelnut Truffles
Viennese Crunch
Biscottis
Pie Shell
Veggie Potato Pancake Mix
Chicken Broth (natural & Gluten Free)

Osem (O/UP):

Pretzel Thins Sea Salt and Sesame

Paskesz:

Cluster Crunch Cereal

Cracker Flats
Crispits (original, onion, garlic & everything)
Soft Crunch Honey Granola Style Bar (Honey/
Almond and Chocolate Drizzle) (pareve)

Yehuda (O/UP):

Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Crackers


Unsalted Matzo-Style Squares
Soup Crackers
Cake Meal & Fine Meal
Marble Cake
Farfel

ALERTS
Be careful to check packages of Kosher-for-Pesach
items for the Pesach certification. Some nonPesach Kosher products have similar packaging to
those products that are Kosher for Pesach and can
be easily confused.
Not all Elite products bear recommended
Hashgachos. Check the label for proper
Hashgacha.
Caution should be used when buying Matzos
to be sure that they are not in the category of
Matzah Ashira. Some examples of this are
Manischewitz White Grape Matzo, Grape Bit
Crackers, Egg Matzo, Egg Matzo Crackers, Egg
Matzo Snack Bits, Chocolate Covered Egg Matzo
and Tam Tam crackers. These items are only
permissible for the elderly, ill, or young children
who are not able to properly digest regular Matzah.
Yehuda Matzah Co. from Israel as well as Glick
Matzos also makes a Matzah look alike as well as
crackers from tapioca starch. It is properly certified
O/UP however keep in mind that the Bracha is
Shehakol and that they are not real Matzah for any
time that Matza is needed.
Many Kitniyos products in the market are
certified as Kosher for Pesach, especially from
France and other European countries. Some large
American Kashrus agencies now certify such
products as well. Those products that are only fit
for those whose Minhag allow them to eat Kitniyos
are clearly marked as such. These Kitniyos products
are often in the form of candy. Many, but not all
of these products will say LeOchlay Kitniyos. For
instance, Affula Sunflower Seeds just say Kosher
for Pesach. These are meant only for those
Sephardim who have the Minhag to eat Kitniyos.
Pure Honey from China has been found to be
adulterated with corn and rice syrup. One brand
was found to not even contain honey.
Zoo Alert: Be careful when visiting a zoo
during Pesach not to purchase animal food to feed
the animals from the zoo, as most of them contain
Chometz.

Ant and Roach traps often use Chometz


bait.

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All ground processed spices need Hashgacha for


Pesach (even pure spices).
Be alert for products on the shelf this year that
bear a Hashgacha for Pesach that include Kitniyos.
The O/U and the Star-K among others have given
Hashgacha to many Kitniyos products. The symbol
is O/UP Kitniyot or Star-S. Ashkenazic Jews
and Sephardim, whose minhag it is to NOT eat
Kitniyos, should be aware of the growing number
of Pesach products available that contain Kitniyos
and are reserved only for those Sephardic Jews
whose minhag it is to eat Kitniyos on Pesach.
Be aware that some Pet Foods can change their
ingredients from year to year. Be sure to check the
ingredient panel on your pets food each new year
before Pesach for Chometz. See Pet Foods article
for a list of Chometz ingredients to look out for.
This year the Dog food brands that often contain
Chometz are Science Diet, Beneful, Pedigree,
Purina and Alpo.
Be aware to check the source of wine carefully
as some are from Eretz Yisroel have Shmittah
prohibitions. This is a problem for Pesach and yearround.
Flowers from Israel often have an issue of Smittah
as well.
FROM THE STAR-K:

Quinoa is Kosher LPesach and is not related

to the five types of Chometz grains, millet or


rice. However, because there is a possibility that
quinoa grows in proximity of Chometz grains
and processed in facilities that compromise its
Kosher-for-Passover status, quinoa should only
be accepted with a reliable Kosher for Passover
supervision. The Star K supervises a run of quinoa
which bears the Star-Kp, under the brand names of
Natural Earth (16 oz. box) and Setton Farms (12 oz.
containers). The O/UP also certifies the quinoa
brands of Goobaums and Pereg for Passover use. It
is important to confirm that this Hechscher appears
on the package. Furthermore, it is advisable that
before Passover, one check through the grains
for extraneous matter (e.g. barley) by placing the
quinoa on a plate and looking through the grains.
Check www.star-k.org/quinoa for updates of
wholesale and retail suppliers.
FROM THE KOF K:
The Kof K provides its Kosher certification to all
products manufactured by Joyva for year-round
use EXCEPT for Pesach. The Kof K does not certify
or supervise anything manufactured by Joyva
as Kosher for Passover because of their use of
cornstarch and corn syrup in their products. The

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Kp on the Passover run is under the


certification and supervision of Rabbi
Sheinkop. We recommend Joyva products on
Passover only for those who are allowed to eat
Kitniyos.
FROM THE O/U:

WHISKEY ALERT

Resource Benefiber is Kosher for Pesach when


ordered specially from Nestle Nutrition and made
from guar gum. The regular Benefiber product,
produced by Novartis, is made from wheat dextrin
and is Chometz.
FROM THE O/K:
Fresh Direct brand freshly ground smooth peanut
butter and freshly ground smooth almond butter
mistakenly bear the O/KP symbol. This product is
Kosher Pareve, but is NOT Kosher for Passover.
Super Premium Vodka A limited amount of 2015

For a most pleasant shopping experience

La Brea Kosher Market


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issue bottles of Vodka were distributed by a third


party bearing the O/K logo and a sticker with the
words Kosher For Passover on them. These were
not produced under the supervision of the O/K and
are NOT certified by the O/K.

Fruit
Vegetables
Groceries
Bakery
Meat
Chicken
Fish

(concerning Chometz SheOvar Alav HaPesach)


AKO: ASSOCIATION OF KASHRUS
ORGANIZATIONS
We recommend that Kashrus Agencies and
consumers change their policies and only consume
those alcoholic beverages which [are free of
standard Kosher concerns and] are known to
(a) Be produced by a non-Jewish company or a
Jewish-owned company which arranged for the
sale of their Chometz
(b) Not contain any Chometz, including not having
Chometz secondary grains or malted barley
(bourbon and cordials are examples of items that
may have these forbidden items), and/or
(c) Were not aged over Pesach (e.g. vodka).
For a Current List Of Possibly Problematic Liquors
Due to Chometz SheAvar Alav HaPesach According
to the cRc Please check www.crcweb.org

This magazine was made


possible by the generous
donation of:
Mr. & Mrs. Lenard Liberman
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Kapenstein
Mr. & Mrs. Asher Levine

410 North La Brea Avenue


Los Angeles, California

323-931-1221

Mr. & Dr. Avrumi Bak


Mr. & Mrs. Paul Cohen
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Darrison

5050 Del Mar Heights Rd,


San Diego, CA 92130
(619) 583 1636

This issue is dedicated to the


Refuah Shlaima of
Fega Bas Yeta Rifkah Arnall
and for the Aliyas Neshama of
Avraham Daniel Mordechai
Ben Yeshayahu Arnall

charles@shmoozers.com
www.shmoozers.com

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TIMES TO REMEMBER FOR PESACH 2016 - 5776


(IN THE L.A. AREA)

Thursday, April 21 Bedikas Chometz: in the evening


Friday, April 22
Fast of Firstborn: firstborn attend a siyum to avoid fasting

Last Time to Eat Chometz: 10:14 a.m. (M.A.) / 10:38 a.m. (GRA)

Biur Chometz: 11:33 a.m. (M.A.) / 11:45 (GRA)

Candle Lighting 1st night: 7:12 p.m.

Midnight (Chatzos): 12:52 a.m.
Shabbos, April 23 Candle Lighting 2nd night: after 8:10 p.m. (45 min.) / 8:43 p.m. (72 min.)

Motzei Yom Tov: 8:11 p.m. (45 min.) / 8:44 p.m. (72 min.)
Thursday, April 28 Eruv Tavshilin: Before Hadlakah

Candle Lighting Y.T.: 7:16 p.m.
Friday, April 29
Candle Lighting Last Day Y.T./ Shabbos: 7:17 p.m.
Shabbos, April 30 Motzei Yom Tov: 8:21 p.m. (45 min.) / 8:49 p.m. (72 min.)

ABRIDGPassover
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TWO POPULAR GUIDES IN ONE

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SECTION I

SECTION II

SECTION III

SECTION IV

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How to use the Product Directory

STAR-K Pesach Product Directory

STAR-D P Non-Cholov Yisroel Products

15

STAR-S P Non-Kitniyot Products

15

STAR-S P Kitniyot Products for Sephardim only

16

T H E P E SAC H KIT C H E N
The STAR-K Pesach Kitchen

18

Pesach Kitchen Checklist

26

Oven Kashrus for Shabbos Use

29

Oven Kashrus for Yom Tov Use

35

The Sabbath Mode

41

Appliance Pre-Purchase Advice

44

STAR-K Certified Appliance Companies

47

Tevilas Keilim Guidelines & Chart

48

Bug Checking Chart

52

Pesach and Shabbos/Yom Tov Guidelines for Hotel Stays

54

C H OM E T Z INF ORM AT I ON
Zmanim for Erev Pesach

58

Guide to Selling "Real" Chometz Before Pesach

59

Is it "Real" Chometz?

59

Baltimore Chometz Burning 2016

61

What should I do if I find Chometz on...

62

A Guide to Purchasing Chometz after Pesach

63

Chometz after Pesach Chart

66

Stores where Chometz can be Purchased


Immediately after Pesach 2016

68

When Chometz may be Purchased after Pesach 2016

69

P E S AC H INF OR M AT IO N
Pesach Guide for Individuals with Diabetes

72

Now You See It Now You Dont: Kitniyos & Kitniyos Shenishtanu

78

Pesach FAQs Regarding Pets

83

Pet Food List

84

Bedikas Matzos: Inspecting your Matzos

87

The Pesach Seder

90

Year-Round Money Saving Tips and Strategies


SECTION IV

SECTION V

SECTION VI

102

ME DIC INE LIST


2016 Quick Pick Medicine List

106

Pesach Medication: The Halachos and Lists

107

P E RSONAL C A RE LIST
2016 Quick Pick Personal Care List

116

Pesach Cosmetics & Personal Care: The Halachos & Lists

117

Addendum IV - STAR-K Approved Personal Care Products

119

Addendum V - Medical, Geriatric, Pediatric, and Infant


Nutritional Supplements & Formula List

121

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STAR-K Pesach Product Directory

STAR-D P Non-Cholov Yisroel Products

15

STAR-S P Non-Kitniyot Products

15

STAR-S P Kitniyot Products for Sephardim Only

16

PESACH KITCHEN

How To Use the Product Directory

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

2016 STAR-K
PRODUCT DIRECTORY

CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO
MEDICINE LIST
PERSONAL CARE LIST
INDEX

PRODUCT DIRECTORY
PESACH KITCHEN
CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO
MEDICINE LIST

Products are Kosher for Passover only when


the indicated conditions are met.
Possible conditions are as follows:

aP Required-

These products are certified by the STAR-K for Passover


only when bearing the STAR-K P on the label.

a/No P Required- These products are certified by the STAR-K for


Passover when bearing the STAR-K symbol. No additional P or Kosher for
Passover statement is necessary.
P Required- These products are certified for Passover by another kashrus
agency when bearing their Kosher symbol followed by a P or Kosher for
Passover statement.
No P Required- These products are certified for Passover by another

kashrus agency when bearing their Kosher symbol. No additional P or


Kosher for Passover statement is necessary.
Please also note the following:
Packaged dairy products certified by STAR-K are Cholov Yisroel
(CY).
Products bearing a STAR-K P on the label do not use any ingredients
derived from kitniyos (including kitniyos shenishtanu).
Agricultural products listed as being acceptable without
certification do not require a hechsher when grown in chutz laretz
(outside the land of Israel). However, these products must have a
reliable certification when coming from Israel or else there may
be a Shmitta or Trumos and Ma'asros concern.
arious products that are not fit for canine consumption may
V
halachically be used on Pesach, even if they contain chometz,
although some are stringent in this regard. As indicated below, all
brands of such products are approved for use on Pesach. For a
further discussion regarding this issue, see page 151.

INDEX

PERSONAL CARE LIST

HOW TO USE THE PRODUCT DIRECTORY

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ALCOHOL - CLEANSERS

MEDICINE LIST
PERSONAL CARE LIST
INDEX

PRODUCT DIRECTORY 5

PESACH INFO

BABY BOTTLE
Since it comes into contact with chometz (e.g., washed with
dishes, boiled in chometz pot), new ones should be
purchased.
BABY CEREAL
All baby cereal requires reliable KFP certification. Yearround baby rice cereal is not acceptable because it is
made on chometz equipment. (For alternative baby cereal
options, see page 220).
BABY FOOD
All baby food requires reliable KFP certification.

CAKE MIX
Natural Earth (aP Required)
Chocolate Cake Mix (Non-Gebrokts)
Yellow Cake Mix (Non-Gebrokts)
CANDY & CONFECTIONS
See also Gift Baskets
The Candy Store (Balt., MD) only in KFP area of store
21st Century (aP Required)
CATERERS
Quality Kosher Southfield, MI (aP Required)
CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES
Any (including flavored)
CHOCOLATE SYRUP
Ungers (aP Required)
CLEANSERS See Detergents, Cleansers

CHOMETZ INFO

PESACH KITCHEN

ALCOHOL
Any isopropyl alcohol may be used for external use.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
De La Rosa Vineyards (aP Required)
Brandy
Grappa
Ice Wines
Wines
Millesimato Kosher Val DOca (aP Required)
Prosecco
Vinprom-Troyan (a/No P Required)
Apple Brandy
Apricot Brandy
Pear Brandy
Plum Brandy
ALMOND MILK
Liebers (P Required)
Almond Milk (Regular, Vanilla)
If the above product is not readily available, the almond
milk brands listed on page 220 may be used under the
following conditions: 1) Only Original version 2) Person
is ill or has dietary restrictions 3) Ideally purchase before
Pesach 4) Use separate utensils.
ALUMINUM FOIL PRODUCTS
All disposable foil products may be used.
AMMONIA ALL
APPLE JUICE SEE JUICES
APPLE SAUCE
Ungers (aP Required)
Shneiders (aP Required)
Original
Cinnamon
Strawberry

First Choice (P Required)


Apple Sauce
Carrots
Sweet Potatoes
(For additional baby food, see page 219).
BABY FORMULA
Ross (P Required)
Similac LeMehadrin 1 (Cholov Yisroel)
Similac LeMehadrin 2 (Cholov Yisroel)
Similac LeMehadrin 3 (Cholov Yisroel)
(For additional baby formulas, see page 219).
BABY POWDER
Any not listing oat flour as an ingredient may be used.
BABY WIPES
Any without alcohol may be used (except on Shabbos and
Yom Tov).
BAKERY PRODUCTS
21st Century (aP Required)
Bobbas Taigelach (aP Required)
BAKING POWDER REQUIRES KFP CERTIFICATION
BAKING SODA ALL
BALLOONS ANY WITHOUT POWDER
BAND-AIDS ALL
BATH TREATMENT
Aura Cacia, Aveeno, Rainbow Research, Relief MD, and
Wild Carrot Herbals Oatmeal Bath Treatment are made of
oatmeal, which is real edible chometz. They must be sold or
disposed of before Pesach.
BLEACH ALL
BLUSH/ROUGE, powdered- ALL
BORSCHT
Ungers (aP Required)
BUTCHERS SEE MEAT

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

PRODUCT DIRECTORY
PESACH KITCHEN
CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO
MEDICINE LIST
PERSONAL CARE LIST

COCOA - DETERGENTS, CLEANSERS


COCOA Any domestically produced 100% pure
cocoa may be used.
COCONUT MILK
All coconut milk products require Kosher for Passover
certification. If not available the brands listed on page
220 may be used under the following conditions: 1) Only
Original version 2) Person is ill or has dietary restrictions
3) Ideally purchase before Pesach 4) Use separate utensils.
COFFEE, PACKAGED
The following packaged coffees are Kosher for Passover,
even without additional Passover symbol (unless otherwise
indicated):
365 Everyday Value Reg Unflav Ground
Archer Farms Reg Unflav Ground
Better Valu Reg Unflav Ground
Brooklyn Coffee House- Reg Unflav Ground
Chefs Quality- Reg Unflav Ground
Chock Full O Nuts Reg Unflav Ground
Corim (aP required) Reg & Decaf Unflav Ground
Cosmopolitan Reg Unflav Ground
Ellis - Reg & Decaf Unflav Ground
Essential Everyday - Reg Unflav Ground
Folgers Reg & Decaf Unflav Instant
Gevalia (P required)
Gillies (aP required) Reg & Decaf Unflav Ground
Great Value - Reg Unflav Ground
Hena Reg & Decaf Unflav Ground
Kobricks (aP required) Reg & Decaf Unflav Ground
Maxwell House (P required)
Mr. Coffee Reg Unflav Ground
Market Pantry Reg Unflav Ground
Natures Promise - Reg Unflav Ground
Nescafe Tasters Choice Reg Unflav Instant
Parker House/Pinnacle Reg & Decaf Unflav
Ground
Price Chopper Reg Unflav Ground
Sanka (P required)- Decaf Unflav Instant
Shoprite Reg Unflav Ground
Trader Joes Reg Unflav Ground
Weis Reg Unflav Ground
White House/Pinnacle Reg & Decaf Unflav
Ground
COFFEE ALTERNATIVES
These products (e.g., varieties of Postum & Teeccino brand)
often contain chometz and should be sold with the chometz.
COFFEE WHITENER/CREAMER
Ungers (aP Required)
COMMUNITY FOOD SERVICES
KIVO @ Franklin & Marshall College

INDEX

(Lancaster, PA)

Limited to kosher dining area displaying aP sign


Sinai Hospital
Kosher patient services are Kosher for Passover only
when bearing KFP symbol on label.

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Noshery-South at Muhlenberg College


(Allentown, PA)
Meat only when bearing aP
Peregrines Landing at Tudor Heights
Meat dining aP; Dairy dining c P
CONTACT LENS SOLUTION All
COATINGS
Natural Earth (aP Required)
Coating Mix (Non-Gebrokts)
Passover Crumbs (Non-Gebrokts)

DAIRY PRODUCTS
HSDF Cheese (aP Required)
Cheddar
Havarti
Mozzarella
Muenster
Parmesan
Ko-Sure (aP Required)
Instant Hot Cocoa Mix (reg., sugar free)
Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)
Muenster Cheese
Pride of the Farm (aP Required)
Chocolate Milk
Cream
Ice Cream (chocolate, vanilla)
Milk (low-fat, skim, whole)
7 Mile Market (Baltimore, MD)
Dairy Dept. aP sign/label
Susan Gourmet (aP Required)
Curd Cheese
Mozzarella Cheese
Ricotta Cheese
String Cheese
String Marinated Cheese
Syrian Cheese
DENTAL FLOSS/PRE-THREADED
Any unflavored (waxed or unwaxed) may be used.
DEODORANTS/ANTIPERSPIRANTS
All powder and solid stick powder may be used. (For cream,
gel, roll-on, or spray forms, see page 158).
DETERGENTS, CLEANSERS
The following may be used without any additional Passover
symbol:
Ajax
Amway when dist. in N. America (aP/No Symbol Required)
Bus. to Bus. Solutions Heavy Duty Degreaser
Bus. to Bus. Solutions Multi-Surface Cleaner
Legacy of Clean Glass Cleaner
Legacy of Clean Kitchen Cleaner
Pursue Disinfectant Cleaner

INDEX

PRODUCT DIRECTORY 7

PERSONAL CARE LIST

FACE POWDER All


FISH PRODUCTS
California Delight (aP Required)
Tuna, Canned

MEDICINE LIST

PESACH INFO

EGGS
Should be purchased before Passover. Since chicken feed
contains chometz, it is customary not to eat eggs that were
laid on Passover.

CHOMETZ INFO

Benzs (aP Required)


Tuna, Canned
Levittown Fish
Raw Fresh Fish sealed with a tape & signature of
mashgiach. (No Passover symbol required)
FISH, FROZEN GEFILTE
BenZs (aP Required)
Classic Original (reg, sugar-free, twin pack)
FISH, FROZEN RAW
All frozen raw fish products should have reliable certifying
agency Passover approval. If Passover approved frozen fish
is not available, or the frozen fish was already purchased
without Passover approval, then it should be washed, ideally
before Pesach. This should not be done over a Pesach sink.
FISH STORE/COUNTER
7 Seas Fish Dept at Seven Mile Market
Raw Fresh Fish (aP Required)
Shlomos Meat Market (Baltimore, MD)
Raw Fresh Fish (a/No P Required)
FRUIT, CANNED
California Delight (aP Required)
Mandarin Oranges
Pineapple
Pears
Tropical Fruit Cocktail
Ungers (aP Required)
Cranberry Sauce (jelled, whole)
Sour Cherries
FRUIT, DRIED-See also Raisins
21st Century (aP Required)
Assorted Dried Fruit
Aunt Pattys (a/No P Required)
Apricots
Figs
Great Lakes (aP Required)
Apricots
Figs
Gocmez (a/No P Required)
Apricots
Happy Apricots (a/No P Required)
Apricots, Whole
Natures Original (aP Required)
Apricots
Mixed Fruit
Peaches
Plums
Prunes
Sunny Fruit (a/No P Required)
Apricots, Whole
Figs, Whole
FRUIT, FRESH PRE-CUT
The following companies make a variety of fresh fruit products,
which may be used for Passover when bearing the aP (unless
otherwise indicated):
Del Monte (aP Required)

PESACH KITCHEN

Clorox
Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner
Lysol Multi-Surface Cleaner
Melaleuca (a/No P Required)
MelaMagic Heavy-Duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner
Tough & Tender Concentrate
Tub & Tile Bathroom Cleaner
Mr. Clean
Murphy Oil Soap
Shaklee (a/No P Required)
Basic G Conc. Germicide
Basic H Conc. Organic Clnr
Get CleanTM Basic-H2 Organic Super Cleaning Conc
Get CleanTM Basic-H2 Organic Super Cleaning Wipes
Get CleanTM Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste
Spic & Span
Windex
DETERGENTS, DISHWASHING
The following may be used without any additional Passover
symbol:
Ajax
Amway - when dist. in N. America (aP/No Symbol Required)
Bus. to Bus. Solutions Auto. Dishwashing Pwdr
Cascade
Dawn
Ivory
Joy
Palmolive (reg, ultra)
DETERGENTS, LAUNDRY Powder
Any with reliable kosher certification may be used on
Passover.
DETERGENTS, LAUNDRY Liquid
The following may be used without any additional Passover
symbol:
Cheer
Dreft
Dynamo
Era
Gain
Tide

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

DETERGENTS, CLEANSERS - FRUIT, FRESH PRE-CUT

PRODUCT DIRECTORY
PESACH KITCHEN
CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO
MEDICINE LIST
PERSONAL CARE LIST
INDEX

FRUIT, FRESH PRE-CUT - KETCHUP


Lancaster Foods (aP Required)
Lucindas (aP Required)
Natures Promise (aP Required)
Price Chopper (aP Required)
Sheetz M.T. Go (aP Required)
The Farmers Market (aP Required)
FRUIT, FROZEN
Fairmont Frozen (aP Required)
Cranberries
Rhubarb
Strawberries
All other brands of frozen unsweetened additivefree (without syrup, citric acid, ascorbic acid, or vitamin
C), whole, sliced or formed fruit may be used. The above
applies to frozen fruits that do not have an issue with
insect infestation, such as sliced peaches, melon balls, and
cranberries. However, frozen fruit that may be infested
(e.g., strawberries) may only be used year-round, including
Pesach, when bearing an approved Kashrus symbol. No
additional Passover symbol is required.

GIFT BASKETS/PLATTERS
21st Century- Ronkonkoma, NY (aP Required)
The Candy Store- Baltimore, MD (aP Required)
GLOVES, RUBBER (Latex)
All without inner powder coating may be used. If label is
not marked, turn glove inside out and rub on dark clothing.
Check for powder. If it contains powder, do not use near
food.
GLUE All Krazy Glue, Elmers and Ross Glue products are
made of synthetic ingredients and may be used on Pesach.
GRAINS
The following grains (whole grains only) 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:
Flax
Hemp
GRAPE JUICE Requires Kosher for Passover
Certification
De La Rosa Vineyards (aP Required)
Organic Grape Juice

HAND SANITIZER Any without alcohol may


be used.
HONEY All honey requires KFP Certification.
HORSERADISH
BenZs (aP Required)
Noam Gourmet (aP Required)
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE All

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ICE All plain-water bagged ice may be used.


ICE CREAM
Pride of the Farm (aP Required)
Ice Cream (chocolate, vanilla)
INSECT/RODENT TRAPS
Baits may contain chometz and should be put away with the
chometz. All insecticide sprays may be used.

JAMS/PRESERVES
Ungers (aP Required)
Apricot Preserves
Raspberry Preserves
Strawberry Preserves
JUICES/FRUIT DRINKS
All fresh juices require Kosher for Passover Certification
Ceres (aP Required)
Apple Berry Cherry Juice
Apricot Juice
Cranberry Kiwi Juice
Granadilla/Passion Fruit Juice
Guava Juice
Litchi Juice
Mango Juice
Medley of Fruit Juice
Papaya Juice
Peach Juice
Pear Juice
Pineapple Juice
Pomegranate Lime Juice
Ruby Grapefruit Juice
Secrets of the Valley Juice
Whispers of Summer Juice
White Grape Juice
Youngberry Juice
Ungers (aP Required)
Apple Juice
JUICES, FROZEN
Any 100% pure white grapefruit or orange frozen juices
without sweeteners, additives, preservatives or enrichments
(e.g., calcium) added may be used. All other frozen juice
products require reliable KFP certification.
JUICES, LEMON
ReaLemon Juice, Reconstituted (No P Required)
Ungers (aP Required)

KETCHUP
Ungers (aP Required)

KISHKE, PAREVE
BenZs (aP Required)
Quality/Ungers (aP Required)
KUGELS See Prepared Foods

LACTAID
Caplets may contain chometz and may not be used on
Pesach. Lactaid Milk may be used on Pesach if purchased
BEFORE Pesach. This product is not Cholov Yisroel.

PERSONAL CARE LIST


INDEX

PRODUCT DIRECTORY 9

MEDICINE LIST

NAIL POLISH All


NAIL POLISH REMOVER - All
NUTS
Raw, Whole or Chopped Nuts (e.g., almonds, pine nuts,
walnuts, etc.) without preservatives or other additives, such
as BHT or BHA in corn oil, are approved for Passover. 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. Whole pecans
and half pecans do not require KFP certification; however,
pecan pieces and midget pecans must bear a KFP symbol.
The following are certified for Passover by the STAR-K:
21st Century (aP Required)
Assorted Nuts
Allmac (a/No P Required)
Hazelnuts
Atlas Walnut (a/No P Required)
Walnuts
Blain Farms (a/No P Required))
Walnuts
Cascade (a/No P Required)
Hazelnuts
Great Lakes (aP Required)
Pine Nuts

PESACH INFO

MATZA
All Matza requires reliable KFP certification.
Lakewood Matzoh Bakery (aP Required)
Hand Shmura Matza, Wheat
Hand Shmura Matza, Whole Wheat
7Mile Market (aP Required)
Hand Shmura Matza, Wheat
Hand Shmura Matza, Whole Wheat
Machine Shmura Matza, Wheat
MATZA, EGG
Matza made with fruit juice or eggs, which includes Kosher
for Passover Egg Matza, Chocolate Covered Matza, Egg
Matza Crackers & Passover Tams, may not be eaten on
Pesach according to Ashkenazic practice, except by the
sick or elderly who cannot eat regular Matza, and have
consulted with their rav.
Please note: Even the sick and elderly cannot fulfill the
obligation to eat Matza at the Seder with these types of
Matzos.
MATZA, OAT Gluten Free, Yoshon Shmura Matzos
Lakewood Matzoh Bakery (P Required)
Machine Oat Shmura Matzos
Machine Oat Shmura Matza Meal
Kestenbaum
Machine Oat Shmura Matzos- only when bearing the
following: Chug Chasam Sofer Bnei BrakKosher For Pesach.
Hand Oat Matzos Only when bearing the following:
Pupa Tzeilim - Kosher for Pesach.
To order contact Mrs. K. Beleck 410-358-9580
MAYONNAISE
BenZs (aP Required)
Ungers (aP Required)
MEAT (beef, lamb, veal), Packaged
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

CHOMETZ INFO

PESACH KITCHEN

KFP certification and may not be used on Pesach without


KFP certification, even if washed).
The following raw meats are approved by the STAR-K
without additional Passover symbol:
7Mile Market
Alle/Meal Mart
Alony/Ameriprime
Glatt Mart
Glatt Ranch
Kol Foods
M&D Glatt
Solomons
MEAT-DELICATESSEN STORE/
COUNTER
Glatt Mart (Brooklyn, NY Ave. M)
Only packaged products with aP
7 Mile Market aP sign/label (Balt., MD)
Shlomos Meat Market aP sign (Balt., MD)
Wasserman & Lemberger aP sign (Balt., MD)
MILK
Pride of the Farm- Cholov Yisroel (aP Required)
Non-Cholov Yisorel cP Milk- see page 15
In areas where Kosher for Passover milk is not available,
milk should be purchased before Passover.
MINERAL OIL All

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

KISHKE, PAREVE - NUTS

PRODUCT DIRECTORY
PESACH KITCHEN
CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO
MEDICINE LIST
PERSONAL CARE LIST
INDEX

NUTS - OLIVE OIL


Poindexter Nut (a/No P Required)
Walnuts
Natures Original (aP Required)
Cashews
Mixed Nuts
Pistachios

OLIVE OIL
Al Ouedi (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Amphora (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Aunt Pattys (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Baci dOliva (a/No P Required)
Organic Extra Virgin
Barka (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Bella Vina (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Bellissimo (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Bivona (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Botticelli (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Casale (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Cora (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Ciento Uno (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
C.H.O (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
De Profundis (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Derekoy (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Virgin
Dorato (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Durra (aP Required)
Extra Virgin

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Egregio (a/No P Required)


Extra Virgin
Essential Everyday (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Estepa Virgen (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Forrelli (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Giannoulis (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Gold River (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Graziano (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Kochav Habait (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Korkut (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Virgin
Liohori (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Lucini (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Maestro Oleario (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Meijer (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Napoleon (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Oleiva (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Oleostepa (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Oliovita (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Original Gourmet (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Piano del Principe (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Pirolio (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Pompeian (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Primanova (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Riviere Dor (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Romanza (aP Required)
Extra Virgin

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MEDICINE LIST

PAPER/PLASTIC DISPOSABLES
Aluminum Foil Products
All disposable foil products may be used.
Bags, Paper For cold use only

PESACH INFO

CHOMETZ INFO

Solfrut (aP Required)


Extra Virgin
Spectrum Organics (a/No P Required)
Tunisian Extra Virgin
Tunisian Organic Extra Virgin
SunFresh (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Tomer (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Toscani (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Volubilis (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Winn Dixie (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Zayit (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Zaytun (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Zoe (a/No P Required)
Extra Virgin
OIL, GRAPESEED
Delarosa (aP Required)
Pompeian (a/No P Required)
OIL, COOKING SPRAY
Pompeian (a/No P Required)
Avacado Oil
Grapeseed Oil
ORANGE JUICE- Requires KFP Certification.
Frozen Orange Juice- see Juices, Frozen
ORTHODONTIC RUBBER BANDS
Rinse well with cold water before Pesach.
OVEN CLEANER
The following may be used without any Passover symbol:
Cook Top Cleaning Creme
Easy Off
Shaklee (a/No P Required)
Get Clean Scour off Heavy-Duty Paste

Bags, Plastic All


Coffee Filters, Paper All
Crockpot Liners All
Cupcake Holders, Foil All
Cupcake Holders/Baking Cups, Paper Requires KFP
certification. The following are certified by the STAR-K:
Paperchef (a/No P Required)
If You Care (aP Required)
Cups, Waxed Paper For cold use only
Cups, Plastic Coated Paper For cold use only
Cutlery, Plastic All
Paper Napkins All
Paper Towel Rolls
Any brand may be used in the following manner: The
first three sheets and the last sheet attached to the
cardboard should not come into direct contact with
food, since a corn starch based glue may be used. (If
using rolls of half-sized sheets, this rule applies to the
first four and the last two sheets.) The rest of the roll
may be used with hot or cold.
Plastic Wraps All
Plates, Paper Requires KFP Certification.
Plates, Plastic All
Plates, Plastic Coated Paper For cold use only
Styrofoam Plates & Cups
The problems associated with styrofoam are not a Pesach
issue. They may contain ingredients that are nonkosher; however, they are free of chometz. Those who
use styrofoam year-round may use it on Pesach.
Tablecloths
All clear plastic, non-powdered, may be used. Ensure that
the plastics (even when using pre-cut tablecloths) are
not attached, to avoid Halachic issues related to Shabbos
& Yom Tov.
PARCHMENT PAPER/PANLINERS
365 Everyday Value (a/No P Required)
Artbake (a/No P Required)
Beyond Gourmet (a/No P Required)
Brown Paper Goods (a/No P Required)
Chef LeBon (a/No P Required)
Companions (a/No P Required)
D&W Finepack (a/No P Required)
Economic Choice (a/No P Required)
First Mark (a/No P Required)
First Value (a/No P Required)
Handy Wacks (a/No P Required)
If You Care (aP Required)
Master Baker (a/No P Required)
McNairn (a/No P Required)
Norpak (a/No P Required)
Palisades Packaging (a/No P Required)
Papercon (a/No P Required)
Paperchef (a/No P Required)
The Pampered Chef (a/No P Required)

PESACH KITCHEN

Santo Stefano (a/No P Required)


Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin
Sevil (aP Required)
Extra Virgin
Organic Extra Virgin

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

OLIVE OIL - PARCHMENT PAPER/PANLINERS

PRODUCT DIRECTORY
PESACH KITCHEN
CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO
MEDICINE LIST

Saga Baking Paper, Consumer Rolls


(a/No P Required)
Wilton (a/No P Required)
PICKLED PRODUCTS
Blanchard & Blanchard (aP Required)
Capers
DFS Foods (aP Required)
Capers
Ungers (aP Required)
Garlic Pickles
PLASTIC See Paper/Plastic Disposables
PLAY-DOH
Contains chometz and should be sold before Pesach.
POLISH, FURNITURE
All may be used. The following product is certified for Passover by
the STAR-K without any additional Passover symbol:
Melaleuca (a/No P Required)
Rustic Touch
POLISH, SHOE All
POLISH, SILVER/METAL
The following brands may be used without any additional
Passover symbol:
Goddards
Hagerty
Weiman
Wrights
POULTRY, PACKAGED
Fresh raw poultry bearing reliable kosher certification may
be used on Passover. However, all ground poultry products
required KFP certification.
PREPARED FOODS
Classic Cooking (aP Required)
Matza Balls
Sweet Tzimmes
Assorted Kugels, Souffles & Soups
Glatt Mart (Brooklyn,NY-Ave. M)
Only packaged products with aP
Seven Mile Market aP sign/label (Balt., MD)
Tabatchnicks Fine Foods (aP Required)
Cabbage Soup
Chicken Broth
Classic Wholesome Chicken Broth
Garden Fresh Tomato w/ Basil Soup
Old Fashioned Potato Soup
Summer Beet & Cabbage Soup
PREPARED FOODS, FROZEN
Noam Gourmet (aP Required)
Passover Bagels (Non-Gebrokts)
Passover Onion Bagels (Non-Gebrokts)
Passover Pizza Bagels (Non-Gebrokts)
Passover Pizza Squares (Non-Gebrokts)

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PARCHMENT PAPER/PANLINERS - SALAD DRESSING

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QUINOA

Quinoa is Kosher LPesach and is not related to the five types


of chometz grains, millet or rice. However, because there is a
possibility that quinoa grows in proximity to chometz grains
and may be processed in facilities that compromise its Kosher
for Passover status, quinoa should only be accepted with a
reliable Kosher for Passover approval. The following are STAR-K
approved:

Ancient Harvest (a/No P Required)


Inca Red Grains Quinoa
Tricolor Grains Harmony Blend Quinoa
White Grains Traditional Quinoa
White Quinoa 50lb bulk bag, Tel: 310-217-8125
Natural Earth Products (aP Required)
Quinoa
See www.star-k.org/quinoa for more information.

RAISINS
The following raisins are approved for use on Pesach
provided that oil does not appear in the ingredient panel:
Berkley & Jensen (No P Required)
Dole (No P Required)
Great Value (No P Required)
Market Pantry (No P Required)
Natures Promise (No P Required)
Shoprite (No P Required)
Trader Joes (No P Required)
Wegmans (No P Required)
Weis (No P Required)
Essential Everyday (No P Required)
RICE MILK Rice milk is kitniyos and may possibly
contain chometz. Under normal circumstances one may
not consume it on Pesach. The brands listed on page 220
may be consumed by someone who is ill (see page 107).
Note the following additional conditions: 1) Only Original
version 2) Ideally purchase before Pesach 3) Use separate
utensils.

SALADS See Veg./Salads, Fresh Pkgd.


SALAD DRESSING
Gourmet by Dina (aP Required)
Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Basil Dressing
Caesar Dressing
Ungers (aP Required)
Caesar Dressing
Creamy Italian Dressing

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MEDICINE LIST

TEA, INSTANT
Nestea Regular Unflavored (No P Required)
NOTE: Decaffeinated is NOT approved for Pesach.
TEA BAGS
Note: The following tea bags may be used without any
additional Passover symbol:
Acme Reg Unflav
Americas Choice Reg Unflav
Giant Reg Unflav
Key Food Reg Unflav
Lipton Reg Unflav, Decaf Unflav
Market Pantry Reg Unflav
Safeway Reg Unflav
Shop Rite Reg Unflav
Stop & Shop Reg Unflav
Tetley Reg Unflav
TOMATOES, SUNDRIED
Blanchard & Blanchard (aP Required)
Sundried Tomatoes
DFS Foods (aP Required)
Sundried Tomatoes
Great Lakes (aP Required)
Sundried Tomatoes

PESACH INFO

CHOMETZ INFO

Natural Nectar (a/No P Required)


Sea Salt (Coarse, Fine)
Natural Tides (a/No P Required)
Sea Salt (Coarse, Fine)
Trader Joes (aP Required)
Sea Salt
Whole Foods (a/No P Required)
Sea Salt
SAUCES/DIPS
Ungers (aP Required)
Barbeque Sauce
Bone Chillin BBQ Sauce
Brisket Sauce
Chicken Sauce
Duck Sauce
Honey Dijon Marinade
Hot Sauce
Lemon & Herb Marinade
Orange Ginger Sauce
Rib Sauce
Salsa
Soy Style Sauce
Steakhouse Marinade
Stir Fry
Sweet & Smokey BBQ Sauce
Sweet & Smokey Marinade
Teriyaki Glaze
Tomato Sauce
SCOURING PADS/SPONGES
Any without soap may be used.
SELTZER
Any unflavored seltzer may be used. All flavored seltzer
requires KFP certification.
SUSHI NORI SHEETS
Mizrach UMaariv (aP Required)
Roasted Nori Sheets
SILVER/METAL POLISH See Polish
SODA
Note: The following information applies to the Baltimore/
Washington area only. Consumers in other cities should
obtain soda information from their local vaad hakashrus.
Coca Cola P Required (OUP on bottle cap)
Classic Coke
Diet Coke
Pepsi P Required (KP on bottle cap)
Pepsi Cola (regular) 2 Liter

Diet Pepsi 2 Liter


SOUP MIX
Natural Earth (aP Required)
Consomme Soup Mix (Non-Gebrokts)
Onion Soup Mix (Non-Gebrokts)
SOY MILK
Soy Milk is made from kitniyos and may possibly contain
chometz. Under normal circumstances one may not
consume it on Pesach. The brands listed on page 219 may
be consumed by someone who is ill (see page 107). Note
the following additional conditions: 1) Only Original
version 2) Ideally purchase before Pesach 3) Use separate
utensils.
SPICES & SEASONINGS
Pure spices, spice blends and seasonings require reliable
KFP certification.
SUGAR, GRANULATED
All pure cane or beet sugar with no dextrose added may
be used.
SUGAR, BROWN/OTHER
Brown sugar, confectioners sugar, and vanilla sugar require
KFP certification.
SUGAR, SUBSTITUTE
California Delight Sucralis (aP Required)
Gefen Sweet N Low (P Required)
Health Garden Xylitol- Reg. & Vanilla (P Required)
Liebers Sweetees (P Required)
Paskesz Sweetie (P Required)

PESACH KITCHEN

Italian Dressing
Sweet Onion Dressing
Thousand Island Dressing
SALT
All brands of non-iodized salt that do not contain dextrose
or polysorbates may be used. If it contains sodium silicate it
is not a problem. The following are certified by the STAR-K:

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

SALT - TOMATOES, SUNDRIED

PRODUCT DIRECTORY
PESACH KITCHEN
CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO
MEDICINE LIST
PERSONAL CARE LIST
INDEX

TUNA - WINE
TUNA
BenZs (aP Required)
California Delight (aP Required)

VEGETABLES, CANNED/JARRED
Benzs (aP Required)
Mushrooms
California Delight (aP Required)
Artichoke Bottoms
Hearts of Palm
Mushrooms
White Potatoes
Yams
Ungers (aP Required)
Beets
Carrots
Mushrooms
White Potatoes
VEG./CARROTS, FRESH PEELED
Fresh peeled carrots: whole, cut or shredded require KFP
certification. The following are certified for Passover by the
STAR-K:
Coosemans (aP Required)
Del Monte (aP Required)
Dole (aP Required)
Lancaster Foods (a/No P Required)
Sheetz M. T. Go (aP Required)
Wegmans (aP Required)
VEG./OTHER, FRESH PEELED
Del Monte (aP Required)
Butternut Squash
Yams
Yellow Squash
Zucchini
Lancaster Foods (a/No P Required)
Acorn Squash
Butternut Squash
Eggplant
Potatoes
Yams
Yellow Squash
Zucchini
Lucindas (aP Required)
Squash
Zucchini
Natures Promise (a/No P Required)
Butternut Squash
Squash Medley
The Farmers Market (aP Required)
Butternut Squash
Yams
VEG./POTATOES, FRESH PEELED
Fresh peeled potatoes require KFP certification.

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VEG./SALADS, FRESH PKGD.


All fresh packaged salads certified by the STAR-K are Kosher
for Passover only when bearing the aP symbol.
VEGETABLES, FROZEN
All frozen vegetables require reliable KFP certification.
The following products are certified by the STAR-K as
Kosher for Passover and Bishul Yisroel.
Shneiders (aP Required)
Eggplant
Mixed Vegetables
Peppers
Potatoes with Rosemary
VINEGAR
Requires reliable KFP certification.
Acetum (a/No P Required)
Balsamic Vinegar
Ungers (aP Required)
White Vinegar

WATER
Any fresh, bottled, spring or distilled water that is unflavored
may be used (including those with fluoride or minerals).
Please note: 5 gallon containers are reused and should be
purchased with KFP certification.
WAX PAPER
Note: The following wax paper may be used without any
additional Passover symbol:
Cut-Rite
Essential Everyday
HomeLife
Life Brand
Master Wrap
Meijer
Natural Value
Publix
Reynolds
Shoprite
Shurfine
Stop & Shop
Waxtex
Weis
WHIPPED TOPPING
Ungers (aP Required)
WINE see Alcoholic Beverages

DAIRY PRODUCTS
Harmony Specialty Dairy Foods
(cP Required)

MILK (cP Required)

In areas where Kosher for Passover milk is not available, milk should be
purchased before Passover.

Dairy Pure (Inkjetted with STARDP or SDP after


the date codes)

Whole Milk
2% Milk

STAR-S P NON-KITNIYOT PRODUCTS

KOSHER LPESACH FOR BOTH SEPHARDIM AND ASHKENAZIM

STAR-S is a division of STAR-K dedicated to providing for the kashrus needs of


Sephardic communities nationwide.
Rav Emanuel Goldfeiz, shlita, is the Rav Hamachshir of STAR-S.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Millesimato Kosher Val DOca
Prosecco
De La Rosa Vineyards (STAR-S P Required)
Brandy
Grappa
IceWine
Wines
Organic Grape Juice

(Distributed by AD Rosenblatt)

(Distributed by Springfield Group)

Prime Fleisch (when bearing STAR-S Beit Yosef)


Boxed Beef
Boxed Lamb
Boxed Veal
(Distributed by Springfield Group)

California Delight (STAR-S P required)


Chunk "TONGOL" Tuna in Water
Chunk Light Tuna in Water
Chunk White Albacore Tuna in Water
Chunk Yellowfin Tuna in Water
Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water
Skipjack Chunk Tuna in Water
(Available in your local Kosher supermarkets, distributed nationally by DS
International Traders- 323-725-1045; Quality Frozen Foods718-256-9100)

SALMON-

Bishul Beit Yosef, Mashgiach

Temidi

California Delight (STAR-S P required)


Salmon Boneless Skinless
(Available in your local Kosher supermarkets, distributed nationally by DS
International Traders- 323-725-1045; Quality Frozen Foods718-256-9100)

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Ameriprime Baltimore/Alony Glatt


(when bearing STAR-S Beit Yosef)
Boxed Beef

Bishul Beit Yosef, Mashgiach

Temidi

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Bierig Brothers (when bearing STAR-S Beit Yosef)


Boxed Veal
Regal Foods (when bearing STAR-S Beit Yosef)
Boxed Beef

TUNA-

MEDICINE LIST

MEAT- All Chalak Beit Yosef L'Sephardim


M&D Glatt (when bearing STAR-S Beit Yosef)
Boxed Lamb
Boxed Veal
Glatt Ranch (when bearing STAR-S)
Boxed Beef

(Available in your local Kosher supermarkets distributed nationally by DS


International Traders 323-725-1045; Quality Frozen Foods718-256-9100)

PESACH INFO

(STAR-S P Required)

Boxed Lamb
Boxed Veal
CANNED GOODS
California Delight (STAR-S P Required)
Hearts of Palm-Whole
Hearts of Palm Cuts & Pieces
Pears in Light Syrup

CHOMETZ INFO

PREPARED FOODS
Tabatchnicks Fine Foods (cP Required)
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Cream of Potato Soup
Creamed Spinach
Creamy New England Potato Soup

PESACH KITCHEN

Cheddar Cheese
Havarti Cheese
Parmesan Cheese

1% Milk
Skim Milk
Half & Half
Heavy Whipping Cream
Price Chopper (Inkjetted with STARDP)
Half & Half

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

STAR-D P NON-CHOLOV YISROEL PRODUCTS

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PRODUCT DIRECTORY
PESACH KITCHEN
CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO
MEDICINE LIST
PERSONAL CARE LIST
INDEX

STAR-S P KITNIYOT PRODUCTS


FOR SEPHARDIM ONLY

STAR-S is a Division of STAR-K dedicated to providing for the kashrus needs of


Sephardic communities nationwide.
Rav Emanuel Goldfeiz shlita is the Rav Hamachshir of STAR-S.
We are happy to announce that the following products, including Kitniyot for
Sephardim only, are certified reliably for Pesach 5776, LMehadrin
CANNED GOODS
California Delight (STAR-S P Kitniyot required)
Baby Corn Whole Spears
Cut Baby Corn
Whole Kernel Corn

(Available in your local Kosher supermarkets, distributed nationally by DS


International Traders- 323-725-1045; Quality Frozen Foods718-256-9100)

FROZEN BEANS
Yerek Brand (STAR-S P Kitniyot required)
Green Beans
Cut Green Beans
French Cut Green Beans
Green Peas
Peas & Carrots
Cut Corn
Mixed Vegetables
Baby Lima Beans

(Available in your local Kosher supermarket, distributed nationally by


Quality Frozen Foods- 718-256-9100)

RICE

Despite the fact that these rice products are


meticulously cleaned in the factories with advanced
machines, the Gedolei Haposkim of the Sephardic
kehillot feel that the established custom of checking
the rice, grain by grain, three times is still required.
Therefore, STAR-S-P certified rice products should
be checked, grain by grain, three times prior to its
usage on Pesach.

Carolina Mehadrin (STAR-S P Kitniyot required)


Long Grain White Rice
(The above brand is available in your local Kosher supermarkets,
distributed nationally by Quality Frozen Foods- 718-256-9100)

Conrad Rice Mill (STAR-S P Kitniyot required)


Wild Pecan Rice
Hasadeh (STAR-S P Kitniyot required)
Organic Black Rice Noodles
Organic Thai Rice Noodles
Himalayan Pride
(No STAR-S P Req./a Required- Product is Kitniyot)
Basmati Rice (Brown & White)
Konriko (STAR-S P Kitniyot required)
Hol Grain Gravy Thickener (Rice Starch)
Hol Grain Brown Rice Bread Crumbs
Hol Grain Brown Rice Crackers- Light Salt
Hol Grain Brown Rice Crackers- No Salt

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Super Lucky Elephant


(No STAR-S P Req./a Required- Product is Kitniyot)
Jasmine Rice
(The above 2 brands are available nationwide in Costco, Walmart, Sams
Club and other fine stores/distributed on the East Coast by EMD sales
(301) 520-3856)

SALADS
Pikante Salad (When bearing Star-S and Kosher

LPesach Lochlei Kitniyot INKJETTED in Hebrew on the Label)

Babaganoush
Caponata Italian Eggplant Cuisine
Chinese Eggplant
Grilled Eggplant
Hummus & Turkish Salad
Hummus Abu-Gosh
Hummus Classic
Hummus Galilee
Hummus Jalapeno & Herbs
Hummus Jerusalem
Hummus Marrakech
Hummus Masabacha Jalapeno & Herbs
Hummus Moroccan Salsa (Matbucha)
Hummus Old Jerusalem Traditional
Hummus Pine Nuts
Hummus Premium
Hummus Roasted Pine Nuts
Hummus Roasted Red Pepper
Hummus Sun-dried Tomato
Hummus with Tehina
Hummus with Roasted Hot Pepper
Hummus Zaatar
Hummus Garlic & Lemon
Indian Eggplant
Matbucha Moroccan
Moroccan Long Hot Pepper
Red Cabbage
Red Cabbage Salad
Romanian Eggplant
Sliced Spanish Eggplant
Spanish Eggplant
Tahini Baladi (original) with Soft Chick Peas
Tahini Dip & Spread
Tehina
Thai Salad Spicy
Turkish Salad
Vegetarian Liver
(Distributed by: Pikante USA Corp, 5334 SW 38th Way,
Hollywood, FL 33312)

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Oven Kashrus for Shabbos Use

29

Oven Kashrus for Yom Tov Use

35

The Sabbath Mode

41

Appliance Pre-Purchase Advice

44

STAR-K Certified Appliance Companies

47

Tevilas Keilim Guidelines & Chart

48

Bug Checking Chart

52

Pesach and Shabbos/Yom Tov


Guidelines for Hotel Stays

54

MEDICINE LIST

Pesach Kitchen Checklist

PESACH INFO

18

CHOMETZ INFO

The STAR-K Pesach Kitchen

PESACH KITCHEN

THE PESACH KITCHEN

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INDEX

PRODUCT DIRECTORY
PESACH KITCHEN
CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO
MEDICINE LIST

Rabbi Moshe Heinemann, STAR-K Rabbinic Administrator


As the Yom Tov of Pesach nears, and the diligent balabusta begins to tackle the
challenge of preparing the kitchen for Pesach, undoubtedly the light at the end of
the tunnel is beginning to shine. Although moving into a separate Pesach home
sounds very inviting, such luxuries are often not affordable and definitely not in the
Pesach spirit. Among the basic mitzvos of the chag is the mitzva of Tashbisu Seor
Mibateichem, ridding ones home and possessions of chometz. However, if we are
to use kitchen equipment, utensils, or articles that can be found in our kitchen yearround, it may be insufficient to just clean them thoroughly. One is forbidden to use
these items, unless they have been especially prepared for Pesach. This preparation
process is known as kashering.
The Torah instructs us that the proper kashering method used to rid a vessel of
chometz is dependent upon the original method of food preparation through which
chometz was absorbed into the vessel.
Kashering methods can be broadly grouped into four categories:
LIBBUN Incinerating
HAGOLA Purging
ERUY ROSCHIM Purging through a hot water pour
MILUI VERUY Soaking
When possible, it is preferable for a person knowledgeable in the laws of
kashering to be present during this kashering process.

LIBBUN
Libbun is divided into two categories:
Libbun Gamur: Heating metal to a glow
Libbun Kal: Heating metal so that paper will burn on the other side of
the heated utensil
Metal utensils used in the oven for baking must be heated to a glow, if they are
to be used during Pesach.
The stove must also be kashered if it is to be used during Pesach. This includes
the oven, cooktop, and broiler. No part of the stove can be considered kashered
for Pesach unless it is completely clean and free from any baked-on food or grease.

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THE STAR-K PESACH KITCHEN

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Conventional Oven

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PERSONAL CARE LIST

In a self-cleaning oven, before using the self-clean cycle, one should clean the
inside face of the oven door as well as the opposing outer rim of the oven outside the
gasket, since these areas are not necessarily cleaned during the cycle. One should
ensure that the gasket itself is clean on the area outside the oven seal. (Note: The
gasket is sensitive to abrasion.) The self-cleaning cycle will then clean and kasher
the oven simultaneously.
Caution: There is a potential risk of fire during the self-cleaning process,
especially if there is a build-up of grease on the bottom of the oven. It is
recommended that one apply Easy Off, made especially for self-clean ovens, to lift
and remove the grease. The oven should not be left unattended while in the selfcleaning mode.

MEDICINE LIST

Self-Cleaning Oven

PESACH INFO

In a continuous cleaning oven, one cannot assume that such an oven is clean
based solely on the manufacturers claims; a visual inspection is required. Since
caustic or abrasive oven cleaners (e.g., Easy Off ) cannot be used without destroying
the continuous clean properties of the oven, a non-abrasive and non-caustic cleaner
must be used to clean the oven. Grease spots will usually disappear if the top layer
of grease is cleaned with Fantastik and a nylon brush. The oven should then be
turned on to 450F for an hour, so that the continuous clean mechanism can work.
If the spots do not disappear, the oven should be left on for a few hours to allow
the continuous clean mechanism to deep clean; otherwise, the spots should be
removed with oven cleaner or steel wool. If the spots are dark and crumble when
scratched, they can be disregarded. In all of the above cases, the oven should then
be kashered by turning it on to the 550F setting for 40 minutes.

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In a conventional oven, whether gas or electric, an oven cleaner may be necessary


to remove baked-on grease. Be sure to check hidden areas, including corners, door
edges, the area behind the flame burners, and the grooves of the rack shelves. If a
caustic type of oven cleaner (such as Easy-Off ) was used to clean the oven, and
some stubborn spots remained after a second application with similar results, the
remaining spots may be disregarded. Once the oven and racks have been cleaned,
they may be kashered by libbun kal. The requirement of libbun kal is satisfied by
turning the oven to broil or the highest setting, for 40 minutes. In a gas oven, the
broil setting will allow the flame to burn continuously. In a conventional electric
oven, the highest setting (550F) kashers the oven. Only libbun kal is required for
the oven racks, since it is usual to cook food in a pan and not directly on the racks
themselves.

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Due to reports of potential fires, one should not leave other operating heating
appliances (i.e., dryers, toasters, coffee makers, toaster ovens, microwave ovens, or
dishwashers) unattended. In fact, toasters and toaster ovens should be unplugged
(by pulling on the plug and not the cord) when not in use.
Most oven manufacturers instruct the consumer to remove the oven racks before
self-cleaning, so they will not discolor. However, one may self-clean the oven with
the racks inside even though they might discolor. After the self-clean cycle, one
should use a little oil on the side of the racks to easily slide them in and out of the
oven. There are some manufacturers that also require removal of the racks before
the self-clean cycle can start. In this case, one should take the racks out, clean
them very well, and then put them in the oven at the highest temperature (usually
550F) for 40 minutes. This procedure kashers the racks.
Some ovens come with a convection feature. This feature allows for more
uniform heat distribution by using a fan to circulate the heat. If the convection
oven has the self-cleaning feature, it will be sufficient to also kasher the fan. If there
is no self-cleaning feature, the entire oven including the fan, while it is circulating,
must be sprayed with a caustic cleaner and cleaned well. The oven should then be
kashered by turning it on to the 550F setting for forty minutes.
Please note that many ovens today have Aqualift or Steam Clean, instead
of a conventional self-cleaning feature. Neither Aqualift nor Steam Clean get
hot enough to kasher the oven. Instead, use the conventional oven kashering
method as described above.

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The Cooktop
Gas Cooktop

On a conventional gas range, the cast iron or metal grates upon which the pots
rest may be inserted into the oven after they have been thoroughly cleaned. The
grates can then be kashered simultaneously with the oven. (If kashering with a selfclean cycle, the grates do not need to be cleaned first. However, it is advisable to
check with the manufacturer as to whether the grates would be able to withstand
a self-clean cycle.)
Note: The self-cleaning cycle may remove the paint finish if the grate is not
manufactured to withstand the self-clean cycle. The rest of the range (not glass
top) should be cleaned and covered with a double layer of heavy duty aluminum
foil, which should remain on the range throughout Pesach.
Please Note: Extreme caution should be taken not to cover over the vent, as
well, so as to allow the oven heat to escape. The drip pans should be thoroughly
cleaned and need not be kashered. The burners do not need kashering or covering,
but should be cleaned.

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In a conventional electric cooktop, one needs to clean the burners well and then
turn them on to a high heat setting until they are glowing hot. (This usually takes
only several minutes.) The drip pans should be thoroughly cleaned and need not
be kashered. The remaining cooktop areas should be cleaned and covered. The
knobs with which the gas or electricity is turned on should be cleaned. No other
process is necessary to kasher the knobs.
Please Note: All ovens ventilate hot steam during cooking. In the past, the
hot steam was ventilated through the back of the oven. Today, many ranges no
longer ventilate in this manner. The oven steam is ventilated through one of the
rear cooktop burners. During oven cooking, if the rear vented burner is turned
off and covered by a pot or kettle, the hot steam will condense on the burner and
utensils. This could create hot zea (condensate) that can cause serious kashrus
problems with the utensil, if the food cooked in the oven is a meat product and the
pot on the burner is dairy or pareve, or vice versa. Care should be exercised with the
vented burner to keep it clear during oven cooking.
Caution: When placing aluminum foil over the oven backsplash, be careful
not to trap the heat coming from the oven vent between the foil and the backsplash;
doing so may melt the backsplash if the oven vents through the back.
Kashering a glass-ceramic cooktop for Pesach use is a bit complex. To kasher the
burner area, one should clean it well and turn on the elements until they glow. The
burner area will then be considered kosher for Pesach. However, the remaining area
that does not get hot is not kashered. The manufacturers do not suggest covering
this area as one would a porcelain or stainless steel top, as it may cause the glass
to break. Real kosherization can be accomplished by holding a blowtorch over the
glass until it is hot enough to singe a piece of newspaper upon contact with the
glass. However, this may cause the glass to shatter and is not recommended.
As the area between the burners cannot practically be kashered, it would be wise
to place a trivet on the open glass area so the pots can be transferred. Furthermore,
in order to use a large pot that extends beyond the designated cooking area, one
should place a metal disc approximately 1/8 of an inch thick onto the burner area
in order to raise the Passover pots above the rest of the glass surface. (Caution:
This disc should not extend beyond the designated cooking area.) This will also
help in case a small pot boils over, sending a trickle of hot liquid that would serve as
a connector from the Passover pot to the non-Passover stovetop. (Note: Cooking
efficiency may be compromised when using a metal disc.)
For gas stovetops with a glass surface, one may kasher the grates by putting them
into the oven with a libbun kal (550F for 40 minutes). In most such models, the
grates cover the entire top of the stove and there should be no problem adjusting

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pots on the stovetop. Food which falls through the grates and touches the glass
surface should not be used.
For those models where the grates do not cover the entire cooktop surface, it
would be wise to place a trivet on the open glass area so that pots may be transferred.
No food or pots may come into direct contact with the non-kashered glass surface.
Some gas cooktops have an electric warming area on the glass top. In order to
kasher this area, it would have to become red hot when turned on. Many of these
warming areas do not become hot enough for kashering and may not be used on
Pesach.

The Broiler

The broiler pan cannot be kashered by merely turning on the gas or electricity.
Since food is broiled or roasted directly on the pan, the pan must be heated to a
glow in order to be used during Pesach. This can be done by using a blowtorch
(which should be handled only by qualified and experienced individuals). An
alternative method is to replace the broiler pan. The empty broiler cavity must
then be kashered by cleaning and setting it to broil for 40 minutes. If one does
not intend to use the broiler, one may still use the oven even without kashering the
broiler provided that the broiler has been thoroughly cleaned.
Other inserts, such as griddles, which come into direct contact with food are
treated the same as broiler pans. Therefore, they would also require application
of direct heat until the surface glows red. Otherwise, the insert should be cleaned
and not used during Pesach.
Barbecue Grills A grill cannot be kashered by simply turning on the gas or
electricity. Since food is roasted directly on the grill, it must be heated to a glow
in order to be used. This can be done either by using a blowtorch (which should
be handled only by qualified and experienced individuals) or by sandwiching the
grates between the charcoal briquettes and setting them on fire. An alternative
method is to replace the grates of the grill. The part of the grill cavity which is
level with the grate must also be kashered by heating it to a glow. This is due to the
likelihood of food having touched that area during barbecuing. The empty gas grill
cavity must be kashered by cleaning, closing the hood, and setting it to the highest
setting for 40 minutes. In the case of a regular grill, the cavity should be filled with
charcoal briquettes which should be set on fire.
Other inserts, such as griddles, which come into direct contact with food are
treated the same as a grill. Therefore, they would also require application of direct
heat until the surface glows red. Otherwise, the insert should be cleaned and not
used during Pesach. If the grill has side burners, they should be treated like cooktop
grates, assuming no food has been placed directly on them.

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Metal utensils (i.e., stainless steel, cast iron, aluminum, etc.) that have been used
for cooking, serving or eating hot chometz may be kashered. This may be done by
cleaning the utensils thoroughly and waiting 24 hours before immersing them, one

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Practical Tip: It is easier to determine that the metal has been brought to a glow
in a darkened room.
Warming Drawers Warming drawers cannot be kashered because the heat
setting does not reach high enough to constitute libbun. The warming drawer
should be cleaned, sealed, and not used during Pesach.
Oven Hoods and Exhaust Fans Hoods and exhaust fan filters should be
cleaned and free of any food residue.
Microwaves When microwaves are used, they do not necessarily absorb
chometz. The microwave should be tested to see if the walls become hot during
use. To do this, one should cook an open potato in the microwave until it has
been steaming for a few minutes. Immediately after the potato has been cooked,
one should place a hand on the ceiling of the microwave to see if it has become
too hot to touch. If one cannot hold a hand there for 15 seconds, we assume that
the microwave has absorbed chometz. If this is the case, the microwave should be
cleaned and sealed for Pesach. If it has not absorbed chometz (i.e., one can hold a
hand there for 15 seconds), the microwave itself needs only to be cleaned well. It is
recommended that one wait 24 hours before using the microwave on Pesach. The
turntable should be replaced because it has come into contact with hot food and
would not pass the hand test. One may replace the turn table with a Styrofoam
board.
Microwave ovens that have a convection or browning feature must be kashered
using the convection and/or browning mode. The kashering method used would
be libbun kal. The convection microwave should first be cleaned well. If the fan
area cannot be properly cleaned, it should be sprayed with a caustic cleaner (e.g.,
Easy Off ) with the fan on, and rinsed off before kashering. One should then test
the convection microwave to see if it reaches the required heat for libbun kal by
putting it on its highest setting for 40 minutes. A piece of paper should then
be held against the interior wall to see if it gets singed.1 If the paper is singed,
the convection microwave has been heated sufficiently for libbun kal and can be
considered kashered. Many models fail the test, because their settings do not
allow the microwave to become hot enough for kashering. If this is the case, the
microwave should be cleaned, sealed, and not used during Pesach.

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by one, into a kosher for Pesach pot of water heated to a rolling boil; a rolling boil
should be maintained when the vessel is immersed.
The metal utensil or vessel should be submerged into the boiling water for about
15 seconds. The utensils undergoing the kashering process may not touch one
another. In other words, if a set of flatware is being kashered for Pesach, one cannot
take all the knives, forks and spoons and put them into the boiling water together.
Each of these items should be placed into the boiling water separately.
Kashering Tip: Loosely tie the pieces of silverware to a string, leaving three
inches between each piece, and immerse the string of silverware slowly, making
sure the water keeps boiling.
The process is finalized by rinsing the kashered items in cold water. If tongs are
used to grip the utensil, the utensil will have to be immersed a second time with
the tongs in a different position so that the boiling water will touch the initially
gripped area. Unlike tevilas keilim, the entire utensil does not have to be immersed
in the boiling water at once; it may be immersed in parts.
A non-kosher for Pesach pot may also be used for the purpose of kashering. It is
customary to make the pot kosher for Pesach before using it for kashering. This can
be accomplished by cleaning the pot, both inside and out, and leaving it dormant
for 24 hours. The pot should then be completely filled with water and brought to
a rolling boil. Using a pair of tongs, one should throw a hot stone or brick into
a pot that has been heated on another burner. The hot rock will cause the water
to bubble more furiously and run over the top ridge of the pot on all sides at one
time. (One should use caution, as the hot water may spray in all directions.) The
kashering process is finalized by rinsing the pot in cold water. The pot may now be
refilled, brought to a boil, and used to kasher the chometz utensils.
Extra Bonus: After this kashering process has taken place, the status of these
newly kashered utensils may be changed from milchig to fleishig, vice versa, or pareve.

ERUY ROSCHIM
Sinks are generally made from either stainless steel, granite composite, china,
porcelain enamel, steel, or other man-made materials such as Corian.
Stainless Steel Sinks can be kashered using the following method: Clean the
sink thoroughly. Hot water should not be used or poured in the sink for 24 hours
prior to kashering. It is recommended that the hot shut-off valve under the sink
be turned off 24 hours before kashering. The sink should be dry before kashering.
Kashering is accomplished by pouring boiling hot water from a Pesach kettle/pot
over every part of the stainless steel sink.
Tip: If a roasting pan is filled and heated, the pouring surface is much wider
than a kettle spout. It is not sufficient to pour water on one spot and let it run
down the sink. The poured water must touch every part of the sink, including the

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CHOMETZ INFO

In pre-war Europe, where glass was expensive and hard to obtain, it was
customary to kasher drinking glasses by immersing them in cold water for three
periods of 24 hours. This is accomplished by submerging the glasses for one 24
hour period. The water should then be emptied, refilled and allowed to sit for
another 24 hours. The procedure should be repeated a third time, for a total of 72
hours. This method of submerging cannot be used for Pyrex or glass that was used
directly on the fire or in the oven. In general, kashering glasses is recommended
only in cases of difficulty. Wherever glasses are readily available for purchase,
special glasses for Pesach are preferable. Arcoroc and Corelle should be treated
similar to glass for kashering purposes.
It is important to note that where libbun kal helps, certainly libbun gamur is good;
where hagola helps, surely libbun kal is good; where eruy helps, certainly hagola and
libbun help.

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drain and the spout of the water faucet. It is likely that the kashering kettle will
need to be refilled a few times before kashering can be completed. After kashering,
the sink should be rinsed with cold water. If hot water was accidentally used in
the sink during the 24 hour dormant period, and there is not enough time before
Pesach to leave the sink dormant for an additional 24 hours, a shaila should be
asked.
China sinks cannot be kashered. These sinks should be cleaned, not used for
24 hours, and completely lined with contact paper or foil. The dishes that are to
be washed should not be placed directly into the sink. They must be washed in a
Pesach dish pan which sits on a Pesach rack. It is necessary to have separate dish
pans and racks for milchig and fleishig dishes.
Porcelain, Corian or Granite composite sinks should also be considered similar
to a china sink, since there is a controversy as to whether these materials can be
kashered. Granite composite is a material fashioned from granite and plastic. Most
sinks that look like granite are actually granite composite.
Countertops Silestone, Porcelain Enamel, Corian, Quartz, Plastic/Formica
and Granite Composite countertops cannot be kashered; they should be cleaned
and covered. To place hot food and utensils on these countertops, cardboard or
thick pads must be used to cover the counter. Corian is also a form of plastic that
cannot be kashered. However, since the chometz penetrates only a thin layer of the
counter, it can be sanded down to take off a layer of Corian (the thickness of a
piece of paper). It then is considered Kosher for Pesach. However, only a qualified
contractor should attempt this procedure.
Pure Granite (not granite composite), Marble, Stainless Steel, or Metal may
be kashered through eruy roschim. Wood may also be kashered through eruy roschim
if it has a smooth surface.

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PESACH KITCHEN CHECKLIST


The following is a checklist reviewing items commonly found in the
kitchen and how to prepare them for Pesach.
UTENSIL
Baby Bottle
Baby High Chair
Blech
Blender/Food
Processor
Smoothie Machine

Can Opener
Candlesticks/Tray

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Coffeemakers

Colanders
Dentures, Bite
Plates, Braces
Dishwashers
Electric Burner
Drip Pans
Grater
Ice Cream Scooper

PREPARATION
Since it comes into contact with chometz (e.g., washed
with dishes, boiled in chometz pot), new ones should be
purchased.
Clean thoroughly. Preferable to cover the tray with contact
paper.
Libbun gamur. Should preferably be replaced
New or Pesachdik receptacle required (plus any part of
unit that makes direct contact with food). Thoroughly
clean appliance. The blade should be treated like any knife
and should be kashered through hagola.
New or Pesachdik receptacle required (plus any part of
unit that makes direct contact with food). Thoroughly
clean appliance. The blade should be treated like any knife
and should be kashered through hagola.
Difficult to clean properly. Should be put away with
chometz dishes.
Clean thoroughly. Should not be put under hot water in a
kosher for Pesach sink.
Metal coffeemakers that have brewed only unflavored pure
coffee. Clean thoroughly. Replace with new or Pesachdik
glass carafe and new filters. Metal coffeemakers that have
brewed flavored coffee should be cleaned thoroughly. Do
not use for 24 hours. Pour one cup of water into chamber.
Water should be heated in unit and allowed to drip over
the exposed metal base. Replace with new plastic filter
holder, new filters, and a new or Pesachdik glass carafe.
Plastic coffeemakers should not be kashered.
Metal Libbun kal. Plastic Do not use.
Clean thoroughly after one has finished eating chometz.
Cannot be kashered
Clean thoroughly
Metal Libbun kal. Plastic Do not use.
Hagola

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Hagola

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CHOMETZ INFO

Hagola
Do not use, even with new blades and bowls.
If in contact with chometz (e.g., sponge) do not use.
Otherwise, does not need kashering.
Refrigerator,
Thoroughly clean. Lining shelves is not necessary.
Ice cube trays (that are filled with water in the sink) should
Freezer
be put away with chometz dishes. Ice cube bins which catch
the ice made in the freezer should be thoroughly cleaned
and used as usual.
Rings, (Finger)
Eruy roschim
Rings, Napkin
Hagola
Tables
A table upon which chometz is eaten during the year
may be used on Pesach if it is covered with a waterproof
covering (e.g., sheet of plastic). It is preferable to put either
cardboard or a few layers of paper on the table under the
plastic covering. Tablepads may be overturned and used.
Towels,
Those used during the year with chometz may be used
during Pesach if they have been laundered with soap and
Tablecloths, etc.
hot water, even if the stains do not come out. The same
applies to potholders, bibs, and aprons. Synthetic material,
such as Rayon and Terylene, that can only withstand a
warm water cycle, may be used during Pesach after they
have gone through a washing with detergent, and only if
there are no visible stains after they have been cleaned.
Transparent tablecloths may be coated with a powder
and should be rinsed off before use. Regarding other
tablecloths, see Pesach Product Directory.
Vases
Those used on the table during the year may be used
during Pesach if they are washed, both inside and out.
Washing cup (used Metal Hagola
Plastic Put away with chometz dishes.
in kitchen )
Water Pitchers
Should be put away with chometz dishes.

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Metal Wine
Goblets
Metal Wine Trays
Mixer
Pump Pot

PREPARATION
See Refrigerator, Freezer
See Water Filters

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UTENSIL
Ice Cube Trays
Instant Hot
Devices
Light Box

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UTENSIL
Water Filters

Water Coolers
Water Urn

PREPARATION
Plastic water filters that are connected to the faucet should
be thoroughly cleaned, including the outside and the
coupling, and may be used during Pesach without changing
the filters. If they are metal and have been on consistently
since the previous Pesach, they should be left on during
kashering of the spigot. If they were first attached some
time after Pesach, they should be removed before kashering
the spigot and should be kashered separately. Instant hot
devices and individual hot/cold water filters that are
connected to the sink with a separate spigot should be
kashered, along with the sink. Instant hot devices should
be turned on during kashering of instant hot spigot.
Cold water coolers should be cleaned thoroughly. The hot
spigot on a water cooler should not be used if it came into
contact with chometz during the year.
Metal (uncoated) Hagola; both inside and outside
should be kashered.
Porcelain Enameled or Plastic Do not use.

KITCHEN ITEMS THAT CANNOT BE KASHERED


Bread Machine

Melmac

Sandwich Maker

China

Mixer

Silverstone

Corningware

Panini Maker

Stoneware

Crockpot

Pasta Maker

Synthetic Rubber

Dishwasher

Plastic Utensils

Teflon

George Foreman Grill

Plastic Vegetable Steamer

Toaster/Toaster Oven

Immersion Blenders

Porcelain (Enamel) Utensils

Waffle Iron

Knives w/ Plastic Handles Pyrex

HAGOLAS KEILIM
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Agudas Yisroel of Baltimore
6200 Park Heights Avenue
9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Ten items or less
10:30 a.m. Noon
Regular Hagolas Keilim

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Rabbi Avrohom Mushell, STAR-K Kashrus Administrator

Cooking on Shabbos is a Torah prohibition derived from the constructive acts


performed in erecting the mishkan. This forbidden act is known as a melacha.
There are 39 categories of prohibited acts.

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There is a general rule regarding actions prohibited by the Torah which states
that when one performs an action, and his intent is not for the prohibited reaction
that results, it is permitted. This is called aino mechaven, which literally means
that there was no intent to perform the activity. (For example, dragging a bench
on the ground on Shabbos to bring it to another location is permitted, even though
it may make a groove in the ground [plowing].) However, if this unintended
consequence must result in the prohibited activity being done, it is as if one had
initially intended to perform the prohibited action, and the action is prohibited
(i.e., dragging a heavy bench on soft earth where it will surely make a groove in the
ground). This is called a psik reisha.

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AINO MECHAVEN

PESACH INFO

The prohibition of cooking on Shabbos is defined as the act of using heat to make
a substance edible, or to change its current state. In order for food to be considered
hot, the food must reach a temperature of yad soledes bo (120F), hot enough
to cause one to withdraw his hand due to the heat. If the food will not reach a
temperature of yad soledes bo, there is no concern of cooking. Lighting a flame on
Shabbos is also prohibited as it is written, Do not burn fires in your homes on the
Shabbos day.1 The Torah prohibition of creating a fire on Shabbos also includes
adding to an existing flame. This is referred to as mosif havara. Furthermore, one
may not carry out an action that will cause the flame to ignite if it is the end result
of his action. The term for this is gram havarah.

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DEFINITION OF MELACHA

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Cookin just aint what it used to be. Technological advances have taken the old
stovetop and oven and upgraded them to be safer, more efficient, and smart for
todays lifestyle. They are also far more complicated. With these transformations,
the observant Jew is faced with challenges that did not confront him in the past.
To understand how these changes affect the halachic use of the stovetop on Shabbos
and Yom Tov, it is worthwhile to review some laws and concepts as they relate to
cooking on Shabbos and Yom Tov.

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Nevertheless, on Shabbos when the resulting consequence is neither wanted nor


intended, it is classified as a psik reisha dlo nicha leih, which is permitted by Torah
law but prohibited by rabbinic law.2

GRAMA
The halachic interpretation of a melacha is the action that one performs which
causes a direct result. For example, when one strikes a match he directly causes a
fire to ignite. When the resulting prohibited action is an indirect result of ones
action, it is called a grama. For example, setting a mouse trap is a grama for the
melacha of tzod (hunting). A grama of a melacha is permitted by Torah law, but is
rabbinically prohibited.
Where there is a combination of factors that individually may have been
restricted by rabbinic law, there may be room for leniency when combined with
one another. Therefore, where a grama will cause a melacha to be performed that is
unintended and unwanted on Shabbos (lo nicha leih), the action may be performed.
This is the basis for allowing one to open a refrigerator door on Shabbos. In such a
case, a thermostat will sense the change in temperature and cause the compressor
motor to run; this is considered a grama. The running of the motor gives off sparks
of fire which are not wanted or intended; thus, the melacha taking place is lo nicha
leih. Opening the refrigerator results in a grama to an unintended and unwanted
melacha. In the same vein, one may open an oven door on Shabbos when one
removes all the food from the oven. The resulting grama (the melacha of havara) is
unwanted and unintended.

RABBINIC ORDINANCES REGARDING FOOD


PREPARATION
Many rabbinic laws were initiated to prevent one from transgressing the Torahs
prohibitions. They are intended to distance us from what is prohibited, as well as to
prevent us from performing actions which can be misconstrued with a prohibited
melacha.

Shehiya- Among these rabbinic laws is Shehiyah. One is prohibited to leave

the food on or in the place where it will be cooking, even if it was placed there
before Shabbos. There is concern that leaving food that is not ready to be eaten on
the cooking surface or in an oven may lead one to add to the heat on Shabbos. The
rabbis were concerned that one may adjust the heat to enhance the food.
In the past, when cooking was done directly over burning logs, there was a
concern that someone might stir the embers, which would add oxygen and generate
heat. By stirring the embers, one transgresses two Torah prohibitions: burning a
fire on the Shabbos day, and cooking (if the food is not yet cooked).
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Chazara- Another rabbinic prohibition is Chazara, returning cooked food


to the heat source on Shabbos. Even if the food is still hot and fully cooked, one
may not return it to an oven or a covered stove unless it was removed with the
intention of being replaced; it may not leave his hand from the time it was removed
to the time it was replaced on the heat. This certainly would prohibit taking a cold
pre-cooked food and placing it on a blech on Shabbos. This rabbinic decree was
instituted because by placing food on the heat, it appears as if one is beginning to
cook. It is important to note that reheating cooked foods that are liquid or contain
liquid may be a transgression of the Torahs prohibition against cooking on Shabbos.
Solid foods that have been fully cooked before Shabbos may be reheated (i.e., kugel
or roast) on Shabbos. However, due to the prohibition of Chazara, reheating must
be done in a way that cannot be confused with cooking. Therefore, one may place
a kugel or challah on top of a pot of food that is on the blech, but not on top of the
blech itself.

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In order to prevent any wrongdoing, the rabbis decreed that unless the food is
edible before Shabbos,3 one may not leave it on or in the oven once Shabbos begins,
unless the embers are removed or covered to prevent someone from stirring them.4
In lieu of covering the coals, we have the custom of placing a blech5 over the flames
before Shabbos. It should be noted that the main function of the blech is to make
sure that one does not adjust the fire. Therefore, with a modern oven or cooktop,
one should cover the temperature controls in addition to covering the flame with a
blech.

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3. See Biur Halacha 253:1 Venohagu.


4. Garuf vkatum
5. Yiddish for metal sheets.

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Now that we have discussed some of the basic principles of warming food on
Shabbos, let us examine what happens in practice when using an oven or warming
drawer.
As previously noted, aside from the prohibition of cooking on Shabbos, there
is a prohibition against initiating a fire or causing increased burning. In the case
of thermostatically controlled ovens and warming drawers, opening the oven or
warming drawer will cause a mechanism to call for increased burning in order to
compensate for the heat lost by opening the door or drawer. The resulting effect
is a grama of havara, which is not permissible on Shabbos. However, as discussed
earlier, where one does not want or intend for an action to take place, and has
no need for its result, the initial action is prohibited by rabbinic law only. When
coupled with the fact that the ensuing melacha is a reaction that was brought about
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action is permitted. Therefore, food left in the oven or warming drawer from before
Shabbos may be removed on Shabbos, despite the fact that this action will eventually
cause the oven to burn. This is because removing the food results in additional
burning that is not wanted or intended. However, this can be said only when all
of the food is removed at one time. If some food remains in the oven to be heated,
the additional burning caused by opening the door is viewed as intentional and
is, therefore, prohibited. Most warming drawers and ovens are thermostatically
controlled and would fall into the above category.
If a warming drawer is not controlled by a thermostat, one must check with
the manufacturer to be sure that opening the drawer will not turn off the heating
element. As previously discussed regarding stovetop controls, if there are multiple
temperature settings these controls must be covered. Even when the warming
drawer is not controlled by a thermostat, and opening the drawer will not affect
the flow of power to the heating element, one cannot place food into the warming
o
drawer on Shabbos if its operating temperature is higher than yad soledes, 120 F.
This is prohibited under the laws of Chazara.

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INDUCTION COOKTOPS
An induction cooktop heats ferrous metals using strong magnetic fields. By
placing or removing an iron vessel on the induction cooktop, one will initiate or
stop the process of heating the metal. Therefore, induction cooktops should not
be used on Shabbos or Yom Tov.

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SABBATH MODE OVENS


Due to the halachic complications placed upon the Jewish consumer by
technological innovations, STAR-K has been working with some manufacturers
to design ovens that are more user friendly. Some of the common problems found
in new ovens are 12-hour safety cut offs; lights, icons and temperature displays that
may be turned on or off by opening the oven door; and timed bake features that
must be manually turned off in order to silence the buzzer. In certified models,
many of these features are disabled.
In addition, some Sabbath mode features such as temperature adjustment are
quite practical and allow for easier use of the ovens on Yom Tov. The restrictions of
cooking and burning are lifted under prescribed conditions. However, the Sabbath
mode features do not in any way circumvent the regular restrictions involved in
food preparations on Shabbos Kodesh. The laws of Bishul, Havara, Shehiyah, and
Chazara must still be observed, even when using a Sabbath mode oven. Please note
that the Sabbath mode programming is limited to ovens, and does not apply to the
use of the stovetops.

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Now that we have reviewed the basic rules, let us look at some frequently asked
questions about oven and stovetop use on Shabbos. The responses have been
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6. Also, it is a melacha sheaino tzricha legufo.

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Q. May I take out some food from the oven and leave the rest to remove later?
A. No. When one opens the oven door, one is letting cool air into the cabinet.
The thermostat will sense the loss of heat and compensate for it through additional
burning; when one opens the oven door, he indirectly causes additional burning.
This is a gram havara which, in its own right, is rabbinically prohibited. However,
normally one does not want the burner to go back on if the oven is empty. Even
though opening the oven door will cause the fire to burn longer, one does not want
this to happen. On the contrary, it is a needless waste of gas or electricity. This is
considered a psik reisha dlo nicha leih. Although we do not allow a psik reisha dlo
nicha leih on a Torah prohibition, this action occurs indirectly as a grama and is only
a rabbinic prohibition.6

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Q. May I leave cooked food in an oven that is on if it was placed in the oven
before Shabbos?
A. Yes. However, due to Shehiya the controls for the oven should be covered or
taped. It is customary to cook all food before Shabbos to the point that it is edible
for the average individual.

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Q. On Shabbos, may I adjust the temperature of an oven that has a Sabbath


mode feature?
A. No! The temperature adjustment feature in the Sabbath mode oven is for Yom
Tov use only. (This issue is addressed in the Kashrus Kurrents article entitled,Oven
Kashrus: For Yom Tov Use. ) On Shabbos, one may not adjust the temperature as
this would cause the fire to burn or be extinguished. The Sabbath mode does not
allow one to put food up to cook or reheat on Shabbos.

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Q. I have a smoothtop electric stove. The manufacturer says that this should
not be covered or it will crack. Can I leave my food on the smooth cooktop on
Shabbos without a blech?
A. It is customary to cover the heat source, as was done in the past when one
cooked directly on the embers. The concern at that time was to prevent stirring
the embers to add heat. As noted earlier in the introduction, today the primary
concern is that one should not try to raise the heat so that the food will cook faster.
When one cannot place a blech on the stove top, it is sufficient to cover the controls
and leave the cooked food on the stovetop.

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Therefore, when there are a combination of factors (a grama on a psik reisha dlo
nicha leih) it is permitted. If one leaves food in the oven after the door has been
opened, he obviously wants the oven to go back on. This is prohibited as a psik reisha
dnicha leih, as if one intended to cause the fire to burn longer. If one accidentally
opens the oven door, all of the food must be removed and the oven door cannot be
opened again during Shabbos. If the oven door was accidentally opened and closed,
and no food was removed, it is still permitted to eat the food provided that it was
completely cooked before Shabbos.
Q. My oven and warming drawer have a delayed start timer feature. May I set
it to go on Shabbos morning and place the food to be heated there on Shabbos
before the pre-determined time?
A. No. The food should not be placed in the oven to be heated on Shabbos.
Q. May I open my oven to take food out on Shabbos?
A. First, one must be sure that opening the oven door does not automatically cause
a light, icon or electrical switch or flame to go on or off. In the case of convection
ovens, opening the door may cause the circulating fan to go off. Even though these
actions are not intended, they are prohibited as if there was intent since this is
an automatic consequence. If opening the oven door does not automatically set
off an electrical reaction, then one may do so in order to remove food on Shabbos,
provided that all the food is removed at that time. Note: Often the door will
have a plunger switch that turns on lights or icons as a door is opened. If this
plunger switch is disabled, it may prevent any prohibited reactions from taking
place. Some STAR-K Sabbath mode ovens have a feature to disable icons, lights
or signals so that the oven door may be opened on Shabbos and Yom Tov.
Q. May I use a warming drawer on Shabbos?
A. As discussed earlier, one may not put food into a warming drawer on Shabbos.
Most warming drawers are regulated by a thermostat. When you open the drawer
to put the food inside, you are going to cause the burner to go on and compensate
for the heat loss that you created. By keeping food in the drawer, you are showing
that you want this extra heat to be generated. This is prohibited on Shabbos.7 If the
food was placed in the drawer before Shabbos, a warming drawer must be emptied
the first time it is opened. A warming drawer with adjustable temperature settings
that include temperatures over yad soledes (120F) is like an oven, and its controls
must be covered. If the warming drawers settings are all below yad soledes, there
is no gezeira, rabbinic prohibition, regarding raising the setting and the controls
do not need to be covered. However, one may not change the setting on Shabbos.

7. Psik reisha on the burning.

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1. Shmos 20:9, Dvarim 5:13


2. Vayikra 23:7

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Yom Tov celebrations could never be complete without the traditional piping hot
delicacies from past generations. However, the kosher homemaker must be well
educated on how to prepare Yom Tov meals without fear of transgressing a Torah
or rabbinic prohibition.
When mentioning the prohibition of work on Shabbos the Torah writes, Do
not do any melacha (work prohibited on Shabbos).1 This prohibition applies to
melacha performed for food preparation, as well as other non-food purposes. In
stating the prohibition of melacha on Yom Tov the Torah writes, You shall not do
laborious work.2 In addition, when giving the initial command about the Yom Tov
of Pesach the Torah writes, No work may be done on them (first and seventh day
of Pesach), except for what must be eaten for any person, only that may be done for
you. (Shmos 22:16) The Ramban explains that the contrast of terms (work versus
laborious work) used for Shabbos and Yom Tov indicates the difference between
melacha in general and meleches hanaah. Meleches hanaah is work done for food
and similar necessary pleasures. Where the Torah commands us about the laws
of Pesach, the term meleches avodah is not used in the prohibition. However, the
Torah immediately includes the clause allowing melachah for food preparation.
This being said, please note that not every melacha may be performed for the
purpose of food preparation. Only those melachos which could not have been done
before Yom Tov with the same result may be done on Yom Tov. Therefore, one
may not originate a flame on Yom Tov since one could have left a fire burning from
before Yom Tov. The prohibition of starting a new flame is referred to as molid,
giving birth to a new entity.
Melachos which are commonly performed for bulk processing of food (i.e.,
harvesting and grinding) are prohibited on Yom Tov. We commonly associate
those melachos regarding the processing of bread, from the kneading of the dough
and onward, as permitted on Yom Tov; those processes that occur before kneading
(i.e., sifting and grinding) are prohibited. The focus of this article deals primarily
with melachos associated with cooking on Yom Tov (i.e., cooking, burning of a
flame) and extinguishing a flame.
It is important to note that melachos permitted for food preparation or other
Yom Tov necessities may be done only if the intent is to derive benefit from this
action on Yom Tov. One may not cook food on Yom Tov for use after Yom Tov. In
fact, one may not cook food on the first day of Yom Tov for consumption on the
second day of Yom Tov. This is because the second day is a holiday by rabbinic law
only.

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Therefore, one must be sure not to do any melacha for the second day until the
first day has passed and the next night has begun.3
When Yom Tov falls on a Friday, one may cook for Shabbos only if he had already
prepared some of the Shabbos food before Yom Tov. This food which is set aside is
called Eruv Tavshilin.4 An Eruv Tavshilin is required in preparation for a Shabbos
that follows either the first or last days of Yom Tov. With this in mind, lets take a
look at how these rules apply when we set the controls of our ovens and cooktops
for Yom Tov.

ELECTRIC COOKTOP
Turning on an electric stovetop to warm food will initiate the flow of electricity
to the burner. This is called molid. Halachic authorities have determined that
electricity used as heat or light is considered fire. Therefore, by turning on the
burner one is creating a new fire. This action could just as well have been done
before Yom Tov and is prohibited because of molid. Turning the dial on an electric
stovetop may also initiate a light or icon on a control panel which would otherwise
be turned off. This may be a transgression of the melacha of kosev, writing, as well as
molid. Even when the electric burner is left on from before Yom Tov, if one wishes
to adjust the temperature of the burner there is further reason for concern. This
is because as a rule, one does not know if there is electric current running to the
element at the time he makes the adjustment. Even when there is an indicator light
showing that a burner is turned on, this may not be an indication that electricity is
flowing to the burner at that moment. Rather, it is indicating that the element is
set to maintain the desired temperature adjustment by turning on and off at predetermined intervals. As a result, when one adjusts the temperature upwards on
Yom Tov, he may be initiating the flow of electricity at a time that it was otherwise
not flowing. As mentioned earlier, this would be prohibited due to molid.
To circumvent this prohibition, an electrician can install an indicator light which
is attached to the actual flow of electricity to the burner.5 This will indicate when
there is a current flowing to the burner. When there is electricity flowing, one may
raise the temperature in order to enhance cooking.
Lowering the heat setting on an electric stovetop on Yom Tov is also not without
its halachic ramifications. We know that extinguishing a burning log is the melacha
of kibui.
3. We consider it to be right after tzeis hakochavim.
4. The eruv should consist of one cooked and one baked food. Each food type should be a minimum of a kezayis (an average egg).
A blessing and statement are recited as these foods are set aside before Yom Tov. By setting aside this food for use on Shabbos
we are in essence saying that we have some food prepared for Shabbos. Therefore, that which we cook on Yom Tov for Shabbos is
only to add to this mix of prepared food for Shabbos. In addition, it is best to cook early on a Friday Yom Tov, so that the food
for Shabbos is ready on Yom Tov. In essence you are also saying that the food is for Yom Tov, and if you would have visitors on
Friday, this food could be served to them.
5. Please note that this may nullify a warranty.

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As with cooktops, one is forbidden to directly initiate a fire or heat to an electric


coil due to the prohibition of molid. If the oven was turned on before Yom Tov,
the temperature setting may be raised as necessary for cooking if one is sure that
electricity is flowing to the element at that time. Also, one may not cause a light or
icon to go on during Yom Tov. If a light goes off and on indicating when power is
flowing to the heating element, then the temperature may be raised when the light
is on.

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Not so long ago, the standard gas cooktop had a pilot light which was a constantly
burning flame from which the burner drew its fire. If one has such a cooktop,
he may turn on the stovetop during Yom Tov without concern of initiating a
flame. Due to safety concerns, the old pilot flames have basically been phased out.
Instead, cooktops have been fitted with electronic igniters which spark at the base
of the burner to ignite the flame. This is prohibited on Yom Tov. One may turn on
a burner only if he can do so without causing the electronic igniters to go on. If it
is possible to turn on the gas flow without starting the electronic igniter, the burner
may be started by holding a pre-existing flame to the burner (from a candle or a
match lit from another burner) when turning on the gas. The easiest option would
be to turn on the burner before Yom Tov. It goes without saying that one may
increase an existing flame on Yom Tov when it is necessary for food preparation.
As is the case with an electric stovetop, one can only lower the flame on a gas
burner when this is done for the benefit of the food. An example of this is keeping
the food warm while preventing it from burning. However, one may not turn off
the flame completely.

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Lowering the heat setting of a stove on Yom Tov may be associated with the
melacha of kibui. Therefore, this can be done only when it is for the benefit of the
food so that it will remain warm but not burn. One may not turn the burner off
completely. However, if there is an indicator light showing when power is flowing
to the burner, one must be careful to lower the burner only when the indicator
light is off.
Note: Most stovetops that come with the Sabbath mode ovens have not been
engineered to allow the adjustment of the stovetop temperature. The stovetop
must be treated like a conventional oven, as described above. (See specific model
listings for some exceptions.) Induction cooktops use electricity to create a
magnetic field that will heat ferrous metal. These units react to the placing or
removing of a pot onto the cooking surface and, therefore, cannot be used on
Shabbos or Yom Tov.

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Generally speaking, one may lower the temperature only if it is necessary for the
Yom Tovs food and if a light or icon will not be turned off.
If an indicator light displays when power flows to the oven, one may lower the
oven temperature when power is not flowing (indicator light is off ), even if it is not
needed for the food.
Some Sabbath Mode ovens are designed to work on a delay. This feature
permits raising the temperature on Yom Tov at any time, regardless of when power
is flowing to the oven. This is because when one adjusts the dial or keypad, it is
not directly causing the temperature of the oven to change. Therefore, this action
is considered a grama, an indirect action, which will cause the temperature to be
raised. Even with these types of ovens, it is better to lower the temperature only
when necessary for food preparation or enjoyment of the Yom Tov. (Other features
of Sabbath mode ovens are discussed further in this article.)

GAS OVENS
Older ovens used to be ignited with a pilot light. This is a small flame from
which the oven drew its fire when turned on. In halachic terms, this allowed the
user to turn on the oven during Yom Tov without a question of transgressing the
prohibition of molid. As with the gas cooktops, new ovens are equipped with
electronic igniters, most commonly known as a glow plug. When turning on the
oven, the power to the glow plug is initiated. When the glow plug is hot enough,
the gas will begin to flow and start the flame. When the oven chamber reaches the
temperature set by the thermostat, it turns off the flow of gas and electricity. As
the chamber loses heat, the oven will restart the glow plug which in turn restarts
the gas in order to bring the chamber back to the required temperature. Since one
may not directly initiate the flow of electricity to the glow plug during Yom Tov, he
must turn on the oven before Yom Tov. When raising the temperature of the oven
during Yom Tov, one must be sure that he is not initiating the electric current to
the glow plug. Therefore, if one sees the glow plug glowing (it gives a bright orange
light, which can be seen through the side vents on the floor of the oven) or if the
flame is on, one may raise the temperature. As discussed earlier with regard to
stovetops, one may lower the oven setting only when needed in order to benefit the
food. It is important to note that some ovens will display a digital readout of the
temperature when it is raised or lowered. This would pose a halachic question of
writing and erasing, both of which are prohibited acts on Yom Tov.

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(the following applies to Yom Tov only)

Sabbath Mode ovens are designed to bypass many of the practical and halachic
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feature, one may raise or lower the temperature of the oven without affecting the
heating element or glow plug. This is because the computer does not directly react
to the change in settings; the oven will adjust the setting only after a delay.
This means that turning on the heating element or glow plug is an indirect result
of an action (grama). Therefore, since a grama is permitted on Yom Tov one may
actually adjust the temperature on the oven during Yom Tov. For the Sabbath
Mode ovens without the delay feature, the temperature may be raised only when
power is flowing to the oven and lowered when power is not flowing to the oven, as
indicated by the readout on the display.6
Another issue is that some ovens can be programmed to turn off at a preset time.
This feature is known as Timed Bake. In many models, when the time has elapsed
and the oven shuts off, it will sound either a bell/buzzer, or it will display a readout
(such as the word END) to indicate that the oven is off. On some models, this
buzzer or display will continue until it is manually turned off or until the door is
opened, which is not permitted on Yom Tov. On those Sabbath Mode models that
include the timed bake feature, the buzzer or readout is eliminated. (Please note
that once the timed bake goes off, the oven cannot be used again for that Yom Tov.)
As a safety feature, new ovens are designed to shut off after being on for 12
hours. Although this safety feature is very important, it creates a problem when
preparing food for the daytime meal which is more than 12 hours after the onset
of Yom Tov. For all types of Sabbath Mode ovens, the 12-hour cutoff is bypassed.
In Sabbath Mode ovens, the door plunger switch is disabled so that it will not
directly cause any electronic reaction. On some of these ovens, the cavity light will
remain either on or off, depending upon how Sabbath Mode was entered. For
other Sabbath Mode ovens, the light must be turned on at the control panel or the
bulb must be unscrewed before entering the Sabbath mode.
It is important to note that not all Sabbath Mode models offer the same features.
If you have a STAR-K certified Sabbath Mode oven, please check our website at
www.star-k.org to see which features are available on your particular model, or
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6. Check the appliance section of our website at www.star-k.org/appliances or contact our office at 410-484-4110 to determine
if your model has the delay.
7. Please be aware that some companies advertise their ovens as having a Sabbath mode, when in actuality the only feature that
the oven has is the 12-hour cut-off override. If it does encompass more than the 12-hour cut-off override, check to make sure
there is a competent halachic authority behind the Sabbath mode to endorse it.

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The following are some commonly asked questions about oven and stovetop use
on Yom Tov:
Q. Why is one allowed to push a button on the keypad of a Sabbath mode oven
on Yom Tov?
A. Pushing a button on an oven during Yom Tov, when in Sabbath Mode, starts
a process internal to the computer without any heat, light, sound, movement or
anything tangible that can be perceived. This is not considered a melacha and is
permitted on Yom Tov. When a melacha is finally accomplished, namely turning
on the heating element in the oven, it is done so through a grama (an indirect
act) because there is a delay of 15-25 seconds before the heating elements can be
activated. This grama is permitted on Yom Tov, but not on Shabbos.
Q. Can one turn on a Sabbath Mode oven on Yom Tov or Shabbos?
A. No. This is because it directly causes the display to change, which is prohibited.
Q. Can I set the timed bake feature on Yom Tov?
A. For those ovens that have the timed bake feature included in the Sabbath Mode,
it can be set before Yom Tov only. This will allow for a one time usage. Once the
oven shuts off, it cannot be used again for that Yom Tov. One may not set the timed
bake mode on Yom Tov (and certainly not on Shabbos).
Q. May one turn off the stove or oven to conserve energy on Yom Tov?
A. No. One is permitted to lower the setting only when it is necessary for the
preparation of the Yom Tovs food.
Q. May one lower the setting on a Sabbath Mode oven even when it is not for
the benefit of the food?
A. Sabbath Mode ovens that are equipped with a delay may be lowered on Yom
Tov. This is because the reaction of the oven in lowering the temperature is the
result of a grama (indirect action). Although we permit extinguishing or lowering
a flame only when it is needed for food, this applies where one actually performs
the action. In this case, when the computer will lower the temperature later on as
a reaction to ones instructions, it is called gram kibui and it is permitted.
Q. Can I open and close a standard oven door at any time on Yom Tov?
A. On Yom Tov, one may open and close the door of an oven in order to process
the food as needed if this does not cause a light or icon to go on as a direct result.
On Shabbos, there is a problem with opening the oven door because it will cause

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designed to specifically address our concerns.

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STAR-K certification on appliances falls into two categories:


1. Sabbath Mode, includes models that have unique software/hardware

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Appliance manufacturers, with the aid of modern technology, have designed


kitchen appliances to be safer and more efficient while incorporating various
features to enhance operation. However, the integration of this technology may
pose a challenge to their proper use on Shabbos and Yom Tov.
In 1997, a historic technological project was launched between a major
appliance manufacturer and a kosher certification agency. Whirlpool Corporation
(manufacturer of KitchenAid) approached the STAR-K to help modify their
ovens for use on Shabbos and Yom Tov. Prior to that time, many of their appliances
did not conform to halachic guidelines. Following some adjustments, a successful
mode was developed. Whirlpool called this Sabbath Mode and was awarded a
patent in 1998 for this concept.

PESACH INFO

THE SABBATH MODE

CHOMETZ INFO

8. On Shabbos, while the oven is operating, the door may be opened once and all the food removed; the door may then be closed.
For further information about oven usage on Shabbos, see Oven Kashrus: For Shabbos Use on our website at www.star-k.org.

PESACH KITCHEN

Q. Must I wait until I see the glow plug glowing before opening the door to my
gas oven on Yom Tov?
A. As a rule, the oven will not immediately go on because of the reduction of heat
created by opening the door. Therefore, even though the oven will eventually go
on because its door was opened, this is not a direct result of your action. This
additional burning is permitted on Yom Tov.
Regarding raising the temperature of a gas oven on Yom Tov, one may not do so
unless he knows that the glow plug is glowing (and the display will not change).
This is because raising the temperature setting will directly cause the glow plug
to go on if it is otherwise off, creating a problem of molid. However, if the oven
is Sabbath Mode certified with a built-in delay feature which was initiated before
Yom Tov, he may adjust the temperature on Yom Tov.

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

additional burning in the oven. This is prohibited on Shabbos81but permitted on


Yom Tov.

2. Sabbath Compliant, includes models that the manufacturer wanted


STAR-K to assess for use by the observant Jew.
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PRODUCT DIRECTORY
PESACH KITCHEN
CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO
MEDICINE LIST
PERSONAL CARE LIST

The intention was to assist the consumer in avoiding purchase of an expensive


oven or stove that cannot be used on Shabbos and Yom Tov. Details on manufacturers
of both categories are listed by company and specific model number on our website,
www.star-k.org.

OVENS
Sabbath Mode

Note: The Sabbath Mode does not allow us to turn these appliances on
or off during Shabbos. The Sabbath Mode also does not allow us to use these
appliances completely at will on Shabbos or Yom Tov. Rather, it enables us to use
these appliances within the guidelines of halacha, as delineated in the letters of
certification (available from the STAR-K office), or as posted on the STAR-K
website.
Ovens with the Sabbath Mode will not shut off after 12 hours of continuous
operation. In many cases, this mode will prevent the oven light from going on/
off as the door is opened/closed. In some models, however, the bulb must be
unscrewed or the light left on for the entire period. No lights, digits, solenoids,
fans, icons, tones or displays will be activated/modified in the normal operation
of the oven.
For these Sabbath Mode models, the set temperature can be raised or lowered
on Yom Tov but not on Shabbos for cooking purposes at any time. This is
because there is a built-in delay between the request for temperature change and
its actual implementation.

Sabbath Compliant

Ovens certified as Sabbath Compliant have the same basic features as those with
the Sabbath Mode, except no delay is built into the set temperature change process.
Therefore, the temperature cannot be changed on Yom Tov. On some models,
adjustment of the set temperature may still be possible on Yom Tov. These models
do not have a digital temperature readout. They have an indicator light that cycles
on/off as power flows to the heating elements. One can raise the temperature
when the light is on and lower it when it is off. For other Sabbath compliant
models which do not have a cycling indicator light, the set temperature chosen
before Yom Tov cannot be adjusted on Yom Tov. The STAR-K website has details
about specific models.

INDEX

Timed Bake

Many ovens have a timed bake feature that allows the oven to go off after a fixed
period of time. However, after the time runs out many models chime indefinitely
or have an icon or light that is canceled when the door is first opened.

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Warming Drawers

Power Failures

For safety reasons, most ovens will not recover from a power failure in the ON
condition. Some exceptions are noted on STAR-Ks website.

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PERSONAL CARE LIST

AN ERUV TAVSHILIN IS REQUIRED on the last day of


Chol Hamoed (Erev Yom Tov)
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016

MEDICINE LIST

ERUV TAVSHILIN

PESACH INFO

Not to be left out in the cold, refrigerators have also succumbed to the
incorporation of modern technology. In addition, there are old issues which still
require resolution. These include when to open the refrigerator door on Shabbos,
and what to do about heating elements that turn on to defrost the coils. The
STAR-K has developed a set of criteria through which the latest technological
advancements are employed to alleviate these problems.
After entering the certified mode (called either Sabbath or Holiday Mode),
the consumer need not worry about lights, digits, icons, tones, alarms, solenoids
or fans being activated/deactivated when opening or closing the door. A builtin delay prevents the compressor from turning on immediately after the door is
opened. The defrost cycle operates solely on clock time, without any feedback
from the consumers use of the refrigerator. (Current technology is introducing
control of the defrost cycle by counting the number and length of door openings,
which may present a halachic problem.) Finally, the ice and cold water systems will
be deactivated since they invariably use electrical solenoids and motors to operate.
(After a power failure, units will return to the certified mode.)
This article is merely an overview of the application of modern technology
to appliances, and how it affects the Orthodox Jewish consumer. For certified
models and guidelines for their proper usage, please check the STAR-K website
at www.star-k.org

CHOMETZ INFO

REFRIGERATORS

PESACH KITCHEN

Warming drawers should be treated as standard ovens, since they present the
same issues. They are thermostatically controlled, and their lowest temperature is
often above 120F. As is the case with a standard oven, all food must be placed in
the warming drawer before the start of Shabbos.

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The STAR-K website lists models that have the timed bake feature without
these drawbacks when in Sabbath Mode.

PRODUCT DIRECTORY
PESACH KITCHEN
CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO
MEDICINE LIST
PERSONAL CARE LIST
INDEX

APPLIANCE PRE-PURCHASE ADVICE


OVENS/COOKTOPS/WARMING DRAWERS

Cooktop
Electric smoothtops may present a problem of kashering for Pesach. Check
with your rav.
Electric cooktops may pose a problem with adjusting the temperature on
Yom Tov.
Electronic ignition may pose a problem with initiating a flame on Yom Tov.
Cooktops (gas or electric) may have a light or light bar that turns on when
the burner is turned on. Some of these light bars also increase or decrease as
the temperature setting is adjusted. Some cooktops may also have simmer
lights that turn on and off as one enters or exits a very low setting.
Avoid electronic controls. After return of power from a power failure, these
units will probably stay off.
Avoid induction cooktops. They work well, but are not usable on Shabbos
or Yom Tov.

12-hr Cutoff
Should have a way to disable or override.

Temperature Adjustment on Yom Tov


If you desire to change the temperature of the oven on Yom Tov, the display
readout should not change and no tones should be activated.
To adjust the temperature, either one must know when power (gas or electric)
cycles to the oven or there must be a built-in delay (grama).
Please note that not all indicator lights indicate when power is cycling to the
oven; rather, they may indicate only that the oven is on.

Opening the Oven Door


Should not activate any tones or icons.
Should not activate or deactivate any heating elements (listen for relays clicking, or
see if power indicator light goes on immediately).
If light in oven cavity is activated by opening the door, one should be able to either
remove the bulb or leave on the light at the panel switch for the entire time.

Timed Bake
If timed bake is desired (for Friday night or the first night of Yom Tov), check
to make sure that no icons, tones or displays are canceled when the door is
opened, and that a buzzer does not need to be manually turned off.

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Recommendations

REFRIGERATORS

Opening the Refrigerator/Freezer Door

PERSONAL CARE LIST

Should not cause circulation fans to go on/off. (Check to see if fan runs with
open door. If it does not, press down door plunger switch and listen to see if
fan goes on. Some models have two door plunger switches - one for the light
and another for the fan motor.)
Should not activate any tones or digital readouts (e.g., door ajar icons, cabinet
temperature and settings).
Should not affect defrost cycle. (Defrost cycle should not be dependent upon
the amount of times and duration of the door opening.)

MEDICINE LIST

PESACH INFO

CHOMETZ INFO

Simpler is better.
Gas is recommended over electric.
Avoid slew controls (up/down arrow). Stick to knobs or number pads.
If a company advertises a Sabbath Mode, make sure it includes more than
the 12-hour cut-off override; otherwise, see potential problems above. Also,
make sure there is a competent halachic authority behind the Sabbath Mode
to endorse it. To verify that your product has a STAR-K certified Sabbath
Mode, you can search for your model number in the appliance section of our
website at www.star-k.org or call our office at 410-484-4110.
Before first use of a new oven, be sure to wash the racks and interior of the
oven thoroughly with warm water and soap to remove any oil coating.
When remodeling a kitchen with a separate gas cooktop or a dishwasher, it is
advisable to install them with a separate on/off switch. Before Shabbos or Yom
Tov, this switch should be turned off to avoid any problems.
Before purchasing any cooking appliance, it is best to view the actual item in
the store.
Visit our website at www.star-k.org for lists of oven products under STAR-K
certification.

PESACH KITCHEN

Warming drawers have the same issues as ovens (timed cut-off, temperature
adjustment on Yom Tov, opening the door, and timed bake) because they
are thermostatically controlled. Many warming drawers cannot be set for
temperatures below 120F (yad soledes). Check with your rav for proper use
of warming drawers on Shabbos.

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

Warming Drawers

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APPLIANCE PRE-PURCHASE ADVICE 45

PRODUCT DIRECTORY
PESACH KITCHEN
CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO

CAUTION: DISABLING DOOR SWITCHES


Taping or otherwise holding down the door plunger switch to avoid these
problems will cause the refrigerator to operate less efficiently (the cavity
temperature will be higher than expected); in hot, humid climates, the compressor
may run continuously which may shorten its operating lifetime. Always remember
to remove the tape or other hold-down device once Shabbos/Yom Tov ends.
Numerous models are now using magnetic door switches instead of the
mechanical spring plunger switches; avoid these models. If you already own such
a model, you may disable it by locating the switch with a strong magnet and then
taping the magnet over it. The magnet must be flat enough to not interfere with the
proper sealing of the door gasket when you close the fridge. To locate the switch,
check the outside top of the refrigerator. There may be a plunger switch, or there
may be a magnetic switch somewhere along the refrigerators inside frame, around
the sides or at the top of the fridge.

Other Issues
Automatic Ice Makers Lift the hanger bar to an off position before Shabbos
or Yom Tov to ensure that nothing is activated by removing ice.
Ice and Cold Water Dispensers Should not be used on Shabbos or Yom
Tov because it directly turns on a valve and/or motor.
Motion Detectors Problematic for Shabbos and Yom Tov because the
refrigerator is illuminated when one approaches it.

Recommendations
Simpler is better.
Test the unit at the store before purchasing.

INDEX

PERSONAL CARE LIST

MEDICINE LIST

Light in refrigerator cavity should be removed, either by unscrewing the bulb


or by taping down the light switch. Check to make sure there are no other
lights (e.g., door lights) that are turned on when the door is opened.

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For details regarding specific models and guidelines on how they may be used on Shabbos and Yom
Tov, please visit our website, www.star-k.org, or call our office at 410-484-4110.

Bosch

Amana

Cooking Products
Refrigeration Products

Cooking Products

Cooking Products
Refrigeration Products

Frigidaire

Gaggenau

Cooking Products
Refrigeration Products

Cooking Products
Refrigeration Products

General Electric

PESACH KITCHEN

Electrolux

Dacor

Cooking Products
Refrigeration Products

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

STAR-K CERTIFIED APPLIANCE COMPANIES

Hotpoint

Cooking Products

Cooking Products

Kenmore

Cooking Products

KitchenAid

LG

Cooking Products
Refrigeration Products

Cooking Products

Liebherr

CHOMETZ INFO

Jenn-Air

Cooking Products
Refrigeration Products

Maytag

Refrigeration Products

Cooking Products

Moffat

Cooking Products

Monogram

Premier Appliance

Cooking Products
Refrigeration Products

Cooking Products

Samsung

PESACH INFO

Miele

Refrigeration Products

Sub-Zero

Cooking Products

Refrigeration Products
Cooking Products
Refrigeration Products

True Manufacturing

U-Line

Refrigeration Products

Refrigeration Products

Whirlpool

Cooking Products

White-Westinghouse

Wolf

Refrigeration Products

Cooking Products

Refrigerator Whoosh Sound

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INDEX

We have received numerous inquiries concerning the whoosh sound that occurs when some
freezer doors are closed. This sound occurs when the freezer door is opened and the cold air
escapes from the freezer and is replaced by warmer, lighter and less dense air. Since the door is
closed, the warmer air cools and becomes denser; the air takes up less space than when it was
warm. This creates a vacuum in the freezer which nature tries to correct by sucking in outside air
through the door gasket; thus, the whooshing sound. This process does not present any halachic
problems for Shabbos or Yom Tov.

PERSONAL CARE LIST

Viking

Cooking Products
Refrigeration Products

MEDICINE LIST

Thermador

Tecnogas

Cooking Products

PRODUCT DIRECTORY
PESACH KITCHEN
CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO

TEVILAS KEILIM GUIDELINES


Utensil to be immersed must be completely clean and free of dirt, dust, rust,
stickers, labels or glue. (Practical Tip: WD-40 is very effective in removing
adhesive.)
One wets his hands in the mikva water, holds the vessel in the wet hand
and says, Baruch...Asher Kidshanu BMitzvosav VTzivanu Al Tevilas Keili
(Keilim for multiple utensils) and immerses the vessel(s).
If one forgot to recite the brocha, the immersion is valid.
The water of the mikva must touch the entire vessel, both inside and out.
The entire vessel must be under water at one time, but it does not have to be
submerged for any prolonged period of time.
If a vessel will be ruined if placed in a mikva, a rabbinic authority should be
consulted.
It is advisable that after toveling an electric appliance that requires tevila, the
appliance be thoroughly dried out for at least 48 hours before use (earlier use
increases the chances of ruining the appliance).
If a basket or net is used to hold small utensils, the basket should be immersed
in the water, the utensils placed in the basket, and the basket swirled under
the water so that the water will touch all areas of the utensils.
The cover can be immersed separately if it is removable.

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PERSONAL CARE LIST

MEDICINE LIST

A pocket knife should be immersed in its open position so that the water will
touch all areas of the blade.
Thermos bottle liners do not need to be removed before immersion.
A narrow necked bottle should be immersed with the neck facing upwards,
so that the inner surface of the bottle will fill completely with mikva water.
Care must be taken that no air is trapped in the submerged vessels.
Anyone may tovel keilim, including a small child or non-Jew; however, a
Jewish adult must be present to verify that the tevila took place. A brocha may
be recited only if a Jew performs the immersion. Therefore, if many utensils
are to be immersed with the help of a child or non-Jew, the owner should first
immerse a few vessels with a brocha and then let the child or non-Jew take
over.
Utensils require tevila with a brocha when they come into direct contact
with food during preparation or mealtime and are made from metal
(e.g., aluminum, brass, copper, gold, iron lead, silver, silverplated, and tin or
glass including Pyrex, Duralex, and Corelle).
For a complete article about Tevilas Keilim visit our website at www.star-k.org.

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TEVILAH

UTENSIL

Tevilah with a brocha

Barbeque Grill

Racks require tevilah with a brocha, other components do not require


tevilah.

Blech

No tevilah

Blender/Mixer

Glass or metal bowl, metal blades and other attachments require tevilah
with a brocha; other components do not require tevilah. Handheld
immersion blender requires tevilah with a brocha.

Bottle (metal or glass)

Tevilah with a brocha. If bought filled with food and subsequently


emptied by a Jew, does not require tevilah.3

Brush (grill, egg yolk, pastry)

No tevilah

Cake Plate (metal or glass)

Plate needs tevilah with a brocha, cake plate cover does not require
tevilah.

Can (metal or glass)

Tevilah with a brocha. If bought filled with food and subsequently


emptied by a Jew, does not require tevilah. 3

Can Opener

No tevilah

Cast Iron Pot

Tevilah with a brocha

Ceramic Knife

Tevilah without a brocha

Challah Board

Metal board, or glass top on wooden board, requires tevilah with a


brocha. Wood board with a plastic top does not require tevilah.

Cheese Slicer (metal)

Tevilah with a brocha

China (glazed)

Tevilah without a brocha4

Coffee Grinder

No tevilah

Coffee Maker (electric)

Does not require tevilah if it will break if toveled, otherwise requires


tevilah with a brocha.5

Colander (metal)

Tevilah with a brocha

Cookie Cutter

No tevilah (if only used with food that is not edible).6

Cookie Sheet (metal)

Tevilah with a brocha

Cooling Rack (metal)

Tevilah without a brocha

Corelle Plate

Tevilah with a brocha7

Corkscrew

No tevilah

Corningware

Tevilah without a brocha

Corn Skewers (metal prongs)

Tevilah with a brocha

Crock Pot

Metal or glass insert requires tevilah with a brocha; ceramic insert


requires tevilah without a brocha, heating element does not require
tevilah; glass lid requires tevilah with a brocha.

Cup/Mug

Tevilah with a brocha if metal or glass, tevilah without a brocha if glazed


ceramic, no tevilah if plastic.

Cupcake/Muffin Pan (metal)

Tevilah with a brocha

Cutlery (metal) i.e., forks knives,


spoons

Tevilah with a brocha. Knife used for arts and crafts only does not
require tevilah.

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INDEX

Tevilah with a brocha

Baking/Cookie sheet

PERSONAL CARE LIST

Apple Corer (metal)

MEDICINE LIST

Tevilah with a brocha2

PESACH INFO

Aluminum Pan, non-disposable

CHOMETZ INFO

Tevilah without a brocha if intended to be used only once; tevilah with a


brocha if intended to be used more than once.1

PESACH KITCHEN

Aluminum Pan, disposable

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

TEVILAS KEILIM CHART

PRODUCT DIRECTORY
PESACH KITCHEN
CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO
MEDICINE LIST
PERSONAL CARE LIST
INDEX

TEVILAS KEILIM CHART


TEVILAH

UTENSIL
Cutting Board (metal or glass)

Tevilah with a brocha

Dentures

No tevilah

Dishes

Tevilah with a brocha if metal or glass, or tevilah without a brocha if


glazed ceramic.

Dish Rack

No tevilah

Egg Slicer (metal)

Tevilah with a brocha

Flour Sifter

No tevilah6

Frying Pan (metal)

Tevilah without a brocha if Teflon coated, with a brocha if uncoated.

George Foreman Grill

Tevilah without a brocha.8 Does not require tevilah if it will break if


toveled.5

Glasses (metal or
glass)

Tevilah with a brocha

Grater (metal)

Tevilah with a brocha

Grill

See Barbeque grill

Hot Plate/Platta

No tevilah

Ice Cream Scooper


(metal)

Tevilah with a brocha

Immersion Blender

Metal blades and other attachments require tevilah with a brocha.

Immersion Heater

No tevilah

Kettle (metal or glass)

Tevilah with a brocha

Keurig Machine

Does not require tevilah if it will break if toveled, otherwise requires


tevilah with a brocha.5

Kiddush Cup (metal)

Tevilah with a brocha. Does not require tevilah if manufactured in Israel,


but does require tevilah if sold in Israel and manufactured elsewhere.

Knife Sharpener

No tevilah

Ladle (metal)

Tevilah with a brocha

Measuring Spoon (metal)

Tevilah without a brocha9

Meat Grinder (metal)

Attachments require tevilah with a brocha (if only used for raw meat,
tevilah without a brocha)6

Meat Tenderizer (metal


hammer)

No tevilah6

Meat Thermometer

No tevilah

Medicine Spoon (metal or glass)

Tevilah without a brocha if used solely for medicine.

Melon Baller (metal)

Tevilah with a brocha

Microwave Turntable (glass)

Tevilah without a brocha

Nutcracker

Tevilah with a brocha, if used at the table. Tevilah without a brocha, if


not used at the table.

Oven Rack

No tevilah. See Toaster Oven.

Peppermill

Tevilah without a brocha

Peeler

Requires tevilah with a brocha if blade is metal, even if the rest of the
unit is plastic.

Plastic Utensil

No tevilah

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INDEX

PERSONAL CARE LIST

MEDICINE LIST

PESACH INFO

CHOMETZ INFO

PESACH KITCHEN

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

TEVILAS KEILIM CHART


TEVILAH

UTENSIL

Tevilah with a brocha. It does not require tevilah if it will break if


toveled.5

)Popcorn Maker (metal

Tevilah with a brocha. If Teflon, enamel or plastic coated, requires tevilah


without a brocha.

)Pot (metal or glass

Tevilah with a brocha

)Pot Cover (metal or glass

Tevilah with a brocha10

Pyrex Cookware

Tevilah with a brocha

)Roasting Pan (metal

No tevilah

Rolling Pin

Tevilah with a brocha. Metal cap on a plastic salt shaker requires tevilah
without a brocha.

Salt Shaker (metal or


)glass

Tevilah without a brocha8

Sandwich Maker

Tevilah with a brocha, if used for edible food.

)Scissors/Shears (poultry

If only used for raw food, requires tevilah without a brocha.


Tevilah with a brocha

)Sieve (metal

No tevilah

Silicone Bakeware

No tevilah

Sink Rack

Tevilah with a brocha

)Skewer (metal

No tevilah

Spoon Rest

No tevilah, if container is not brought to the table at meals.11

Storage Container

Tevilah with a brocha

)Sugar Bowl (metal or glass

Tevilah without a brocha

)Teflon Coated Pan (metal

Thermos (metal or glass) with no insert requires tevilah with a brocha.


Casing of thermos which has an insert does not require tevilah,and
insert (metal or glass) requires tevilah with a brocha.

Thermos

Tevilah without a brocha

Toaster

Rack and tray require tevilah, other components do not.

Toaster Oven

No tevilah, if food does not touch the surface.

Trivet

Tevilah with a brocha

)Urn (metal

Tevilah without a brocha8

Waffle Maker

No tevilah

Warming Tray

No tevilah, if used only for washing hands.

)Washing Cup (metal

No tevilah. Requires tevilah without a brocha if it has metal straps.

Wooden Cask

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TEVILAS KEILIM CHART 51

PRODUCT DIRECTORY
PESACH KITCHEN
CHOMETZ INFO

BUG CHECKING CHART


NO CHECKING REQUIRED
Note: Raisins, grains, and nuts should be purchased from companies that have proper quality
control and storage practices. Make sure they are properly sealed and stored in a cool dry area.
Improper storage can lead to infestation issues.

Artichoke
Bottoms

Asparagus,
White

Beets

Butternut
Squash

Eggplant

Kohlrabi
Bulb

Nuts

Onions

Parsnips

Peppers

Potatoes

Pumpkins

Radishes

Raisins

Rutabagas

Tomatoes

THRIP CLOTH METHOD


1. Wash produce well. (Note: Use warm water for broccoli and
cauliflower.)
2. Prepare a basin with water and a non-bleach and non-toxic
dishwasher detergent solution. The water should feel slippery.
Agitate the produce in the solution for 15 seconds. (Note: For broccoli and cauliflower, soak
for 30 seconds BEFORE agitating.)
Remove the produce from the basin and shake off excess water over the basin.
Pour water through the thrip cloth.
Check the thrip cloth over a light box for any insects.
If insects are found, repeat steps 1-6. This can be done up to three times.
If insects are still found on the third try, the produce should not be used.

INDEX

PERSONAL CARE LIST

MEDICINE LIST

PESACH INFO

Turnips

3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Zucchini

Note: If one does not have a thrip cloth, the water may be checked for infestation by placing a
white basin over a light box.

Basil

Bok Choy

Broccoli

Cabbage

Cabbage,
Red

Cauliflower

Chives

Cilantro

Collard
Greens

Dill

Endive

Escarole

Kale

Kohlrabi
Leaves

Lettuce

Mint Leaves

Mustard
Leaves

Oregano

Parsley

Rosemary

Sage

Spinach

Watercress

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RINSE WELL
1.
2.

REMOVE PEEL &


RINSE

Wash the produce under a direct stream of water.


No further checking is necessary.

Celery
Stalks

Endive,
Belgian

Grapes

Mushrooms, Mushrooms,
Button
Portobello

VISUAL CHECK

Carob

Dates

Fennel Bulb

Figs

Leek

2.

4.
5.
6.

VISUAL CHECK &


THRIP CLOTH

NOT RECOMMENDED
Checking requires specialized training or is not practical.

Blackberries

Brussel
Sprouts

Edible
Flowers

Raspberries

TO PURCHASE a light box, thrip cloth, loupe, or a colored copy of


this chart, call 410-484-4110 or email info@star-k.org

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INDEX

Artichoke

Remove triangular
side leaves and
use the thrip cloth
method on the
Asparagus
tops.
NOTE:
Many
people find peeling
asparagus completely like a
carrot yields a tasty kosher
result with no further checking
required.

PERSONAL CARE LIST

7.

MEDICINE LIST

3.

Mites are being found


in the crown and outer
rind, as well as inside
the blossom cups and
Pineapple
crevices, if the pineapple
is not peeled properly.
The pineapple should be
peeled until only yellow fruit is visible.
The fruit and cutting board should be
rinsed after peeling since the insects
often crawl onto the cutting board. The
crown and rind should not be used on
decorative platters since the insects can
transfer to other fruit.

Pre-rinse all the


strawberries in water.
Prepare a basin of
detergent solution, using
Strawberries
at least two tablespoons
of detergent per gallon of
water.
Agitate the strawberries in the solution for
10-15 seconds.
Let the strawberries soak for at least one
minute in the solution.
Rinse off each berry.
It is advisable to remove the tops.
Otherwise, pay careful attention to rinsing
off the top area well.
No further checking is required.

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PEEL PROPERLY

SOAP WASH ONLY


1.

Scallions

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Perform a visual inspection, checking for any bugs. Note for Leeks & Scallions: Check outside each tube for
leafminer trails, then slice open the tubes and look inside, as well as between leaves for thrips or other insects.

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Garlic

Mites can
be found in
between the
layers of the
peel.

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BUG CHECKING CHART

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GUIDELINES FOR HOTEL STAYS
Rabbi Zvi Goldberg, STAR-K Kashrus Administrator
Kashering - A hotel kitchenette requires the same method of kashering for Passover
as a home kitchen. Please consult the Star-K Pesach Kitchen (page 18) for more
information. Kosherization must be completed before Passover.
Bedikas Chometz - One who is staying at a hotel and did not bring any chometz
into the room should perform bedikas chometz without a brocha.1 Some hotel
rooms have a mini-bar that is pre-stocked with drinks and snacks by the hotel. If
there are food items in the mini-bar which are not kosher for Passover, one should
ensure that the staff removes those items. Alternatively, the mini-bar should be
sealed off and the staff informed that the guest bears no responsibility for those
items.2 Ice from the icemaker may be used, but the ice bucket in the room should
not be used. The coffeemaker also may not be used. One must ensure that a light in
the refrigerator does not illuminate upon opening the refrigerator door.
Electronic Locks and Doors Although electronic door locks have become
commonplace, certain hotels, especially near large Orthodox communities, still
have a few rooms set aside that use a key and it is worthwhile to attempt to find
these. Although electronic card keys may not be used and are muktza on Shabbos,
guests may leave them at the front desk before Shabbos, and then on Shabbos ask
non-Jewish staff members to open their door.3
When walking into or out of the hotel, one should use manual non-electronic
doors. Service or staff doors are likely to be non-electronic, and may be available
to guests with special authorization. If there are no manual doors, one should wait
until a non-Jew opens the electric-eye door with his movement and then proceed
through the doorway. Due to the difficulty of coordinating ones movements with
those of another person, caution should be taken to avoid unwittingly activating
the door.
Sensors for Lights and Heating/Air-Conditioning Guests tend to leave the
heating and air conditioners running while they are away from the room; therefore,
some hotels are installing energy-efficient thermostats. When it senses that the
1. The rooms may be like a makom sheain machnisim bo chometz. One must also check his car, clothes pockets, and luggage,
without a brocha. For further discussion, see Piskei Teshuvos 437:1.
2. Otherwise he may have achrais, responsibility, for the chometz should it be damaged or stolen, and one may not take
responsibility for chometz on Passover.
3 As this is a shvus dshvus bmakom mitzvah or oneg Shabbos. Activating the lock mechanism is an issur drabonon. One should not
ask the non-Jew to open the door for minor reasons.

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4. One may inquire with management if covering the sensor beforeShabbos will solve this problem.
5. RavYosef Shalom Elyashiv, in a personal conversation withRavMoshe Heinemann (also cited inOrchos Shabbos15, note 55).
See also Responsa ofRavShmuel Vozner quoted inOrchosShabbospg. 513, andShulchan Shlomo340: note 12b citingRav
Shlomo Zalman Auerbach.

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Please note - The term Shabbos in the above article refers to Yom Tov as well.

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Escalators May be used on Shabbos if they are not activated by approaching or


stepping on them.

PESACH INFO

Elevators - In case of need, one may use a Shabbos elevator which stops on each
floor and remains open for a short while. One should enter or exit the elevator
as soon as the door opens. He should not block the elevator doorway, as this will
activate the electric eye.

CHOMETZ INFO

Security Cameras There may be security cameras in the hotel. It is best to avoid
being videoed by such cameras on Shabbos, since the image is projected onto a
screen. However, if this is difficult to avoid and one has no interest in being seen by
the cameras, then he is permitted to walk past them.5

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Bathrooms Hotels may be equipped with sinks and toilets that are controlled by
an electric eye, particularly in the lobby. The bathroom may have automated lights
that are activated when the door is opened or one walks into the room. We suggest
avoiding hotels on Shabbos that do not offer a different system.
As always, toilet paper should be prepared before Shabbos. Boxes of tissues
should be checked to ensure that the tissues are separated from one another (some
might be perforated but not separated).

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room is unoccupied, the thermostat adjusts the climate to an energy-efficient setting.


When the guest opens the door to re-enter the room, the thermostat readjusts to
the original setting. The sensor may also turn the lights on or off, depending upon
whether or not someone is in the room. It can also alert housekeeping that the
room is empty and may be cleaned. One may not stay in such a room on Shabbos
unless these sensors are disabled by the staff prior to Shabbos.4Opening a balcony
door may turn off the air-conditioning, and if so, one must avoid opening the
balcony door on Shabbos.

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59

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61

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62

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63

Chometz After Pesach Chart

66

Stores where Chometz can be Purchased


Immediately after Pesach 2016

68

When Chometz may be Purchased after Pesach 2016

69

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Guide to Selling Real Chometz Before Pesach

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58

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ZMANIM FOR EREV PESACH


The following chart indicates the latest times for eating and burning of
chometz, and the time for lighting candles on

Erev Pesach, Friday, April 22, 2016

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All times listed are local Daylight Saving Time (except Phoenix, AZ).

CITY
Atlanta, GA
Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Brooklyn, NY
Buffalo, NY
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Columbus, OH
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
Far Rockaway/Five Towns, NY
Hartford, CT
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Lakewood, NJ
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Memphis, TN
Miami, FL
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis, MN
Monsey, NY
Monticello, NY
New York, NY
Norfolk, VA
Passaic, NJ
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ (Mountain Standard Time)
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, OR
Providence, RI
Queens, NY
Richmond, VA
St. Louis, MO
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Washington, DC

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EATING
10:48 a.m.
10:16 a.m.
9:52 a.m.
10:05 a.m.
10:24 a.m.
9:59 a.m.
10:47 a.m.
10:35 a.m.
10:40 a.m.
10:38 a.m.
10:09 a.m.
10:41 a.m.
10:04 a.m.
9:59 a.m.
10:33 a.m.
10:53 a.m.
10:06 a.m.
9:50 a.m.
10:04 a.m.
10:10 a.m.
10:33 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
10:20 a.m.
10:05 a.m.
10:07 a.m.
10:04 a.m.
10:15 a.m.
10:05 a.m.
10:09 a.m.
9:39 a.m.
10:29 a.m.
10:16 a.m.
9:54 a.m.
10:04 a.m.
10:19 a.m.
10:10 a.m.
9:59 a.m.
10:19 a.m.
10:12 a.m.
10:17 a.m.

BURNING
12:03
11:33
11:11
11:22
11:42
11:17
12:04
11:53
11:58
11:53
11:26
11:59
11:21
11:17
11:48
12:11
11:23
11:06
11:19
11:25
11:47
11:18
11:40
11:23
11:25
11:22
11:31
11:23
11:27
10:54
11:46
11:36
11:12
11:22
11:36
11:27
11:14
11:36
11:36
11:34

p.m.
a.m.
a.m.
a.m.
a.m.
a.m.
p.m.
a.m.
a.m.
a.m.
a.m.
a.m.
a.m.
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a.m.
a.m.
a.m.
a.m.
a.m.
a.m.
a.m.
a.m.
a.m.
a.m.

CANDLE
LIGHTING
7:56
7:33
7:16
7:25
7:48
7:22
8:04
7:57
7:59
7:44
7:27
8:05
7:24
7:21
7:35
8:12
7:25
7:02
7:12
7:20
7:29
7:25
7:50
7:26
7:29
7:25
7:28
7:26
7:28
6:46
7:48
7:47
7:16
7:24
7:34
7:26
7:05
7:34
7:51
7:34

p.m.
p.m.
p.m.
p.m.
p.m.
p.m.
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p.m.
p.m.
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p.m.
p.m.
p.m.
p.m.
p.m.
p.m.
p.m.
p.m.
p.m.
p.m.

Loops cereal)

Not


Not

Chometz content in entire package is less than a kzayis but is


greater than 1/60 of the product (e.g., Corn Flakes cereal)

Not

Chometz content is less than 1/60 of the product

Not 4

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Chometz content is more than a kzayis. The chometz can not


be eaten bkdai achilas pras2 (e.g., box of Cap N Crunch cereal)

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Bread/Cake and Cookies


Cake mixes (dry)
Cereal with primary ingredient of wheat, oats or barley
Chometz content is more than a kzayis. The chometz can be
eaten in a time span of kdai achilas pras2 (e.g., box of Froot

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Beer

STATUS
Not
Follow family
custom1

PESACH INFO

PRODUCT
Barley (if pearled, raw and packaged)

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IS IT REAL CHOMETZ?

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Although , any chometz may be sold before Pesach, there are pious
individuals who do not sell real chometz, but rather give it away, burn it, or eat
it before Pesach. How does one define real chometz? A food for which there is
an issur of ( there is a Torah prohibition of ownership
on Pesach) is real chometz. This includes all items that are , real chometz
(bread, cake, pretzels, pasta, etc.).
However, where the ( obligation to burn) is only
(rabbinic), or at least according to some opinions only , is not . In
addition, medications and non-edible items, as well as products processed
on chometz equipment, are not considered to be . These products are sold
before Pesach even by individuals who are stringent not to sell . Many
individuals who do not sell will sell alcoholic beverages before Pesach.
Each family should follow their custom.
The following chart offers guidelines as to which products are considered real
chometz. means it is real chometz. Pious individuals customarily do not
sell these products before Pesach. Rather, they either consume it, burn it, or give
it away as a gift to a gentile before Pesach. Not indicates the product is
not real chometz. Even pious individuals will generally sell such products to a
gentile before Pesach. (Where indicated, some products may even remain in ones
possession during Pesach, and a sale is not required.)

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IS IT REAL CHOMETZ?
PRODUCT
Chometz Nokshe (e.g., chometz glue)
Condiments containing vinegar (e.g., ketchup, mayonnaise,
mustard, pickles)

STATUS
Not
Not

Cooked on chometz equipment (not during Pesach) but contains


no chometz in the product

Not 3

Corn Flakes (even if contains malt flavor)


Cosmetics
Cream of Wheat
Detergents
Extracts
Farfel Mix

Not
Not 4

Flour (including flour that contains whole wheat flour or malted


barley)

Not

Food Coloring

Not

Gefilte Fish (even if contains Matzo Meal & is not KFP as long as
label does not state chometz content)

Not

Ketchup
Kitniyos

Not
Not 3

Licorice
Malt extract in product (e.g., Rice Krispies)
Maltodextrin/ Maltose (in product)

Not 3
Not

Not
Not

Matzo and Matzo Meal (even if not certified for Pesach as long
as label does not state chometz)

Not

Mayonnaise
Medicine containing chometz
Modified food starch (from unknown sources)
Mustard
Oatmeal (Instant, Regular, Baby)
Pasta
Pickles
Pretzels

Not
Not
Not
Not


Not

Products non-edible even for canine consumption (nifsal


mayachilas kelev)

Not 3

Rice Krispies (even if contains malt flavor)


Rolled Oats
Vanillin and Ethyl Vanillin
Vinegar (from unknown sources)
Vitamin tablets containing chometz
Wheat germ

Not

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Not
Not
Not
Not

STATUS

Whiskey

Follow family
custom1

Yeast (Bakers), Yeast extract

Not 3

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1. Some individuals sell this chometz, others do not. One should follow his family custom.
2. Kdai achilas pras is the amount of time it takes to eat the volume of buttered bread equaling 3-4 eggs (approximately 2-4
minutes). For example, if one eats a bowl of Froot Loops cereal, he will eat a kzayis of chometz within 2-4 minutes. However,
if one eats Cap N Crunch cereal, he will not eat a kzayis of chometz fast enough since the amount of chometz in Cap N Crunch
cereal is relatively minimal.
3. These products are not chometz. One may even retain possession on Pesach. Sale is not necessary () .The product may
not be eaten on Pesach.
4. These products are not chometz. One may even retain possession on Pesach. Sale is not necessary () .

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PRODUCT
Wheat gluten/Wheat protein (unknown amount in product)

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ENTRANCE ONLY FROM HAYWARD AVENUE

Friday, April 22, 2016


between 6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

RECYCLING is encouraged. Designated dumpsters are available on site.


NO BULK TRASH (non-food related) will be permitted. After chometz is burned,
is recited.

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Closed cans or bottles will not be accepted to avoid the hazard of explosion.
Please be considerate by burning chometz, not plastic. Dumpsters will be provided
for large amounts of chometz. Also, please do not abuse this service by bringing
excessive amounts of chometz or trash.

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Rabbi Mordechai Frankel, Director, The Institute of Halacha at the STAR-K


EREV PESACH
PESACH (AFTER
(AFTER THE
THE TIME
TIME OF
OF BIUR
BIUR CHOMETZ)
CHOMETZ)
EREV
If you find chometz on Erev Pesach after the latest time for biur chometz:
If you sold your chometz earlier that morning: You should move the chometz that you found
to the place that you are storing the chometz that you sold.
If you did not sell your chometz earlier that morning: You should burn it.

SECOND DAY
DAY OF
OF PESACH
PESACH
SECOND
If you find chometz on the second day of Pesach, or if you found chometz on the first day of
Pesach and had covered it:
If you sold your chometz before Pesach, or you said Kol Chamira before Pesach, or the
chometz that you found was less than a kezayis: You should cover it with a utensil if you find
it on the second day, or keep it covered if you had covered it on the previous day.
If you did not sell your chometz before Pesach and did not say Kol Chamira and found more
than a kezayis of chometz: You should flush it down the toilet.
SHABBOS CHOL
CHOL HAMOED
HAMOED
SHABBOS
If you find chometz on Shabbos Chol Hamoed, or if you found chometz on the first or second day
of Pesach and had covered it and the first day of Chol Hamoed is Shabbos:
If you sold your chometz before Pesach, or you said Kol Chamira before Pesach, or the
chometz that you found was less than a kezayis: You should cover it with a utensil if you find
it on Shabbos, or keep it covered if you had covered it previously.
If you did not sell your chometz before Pesach and did not say Kol Chamira and found more
than a kezayis of chometz: You should flush it down the toilet.

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CHOMETZ INFO

FIRSTDAY
DAYOF
OFPESACH
PESACH
FIRST
If you find chometz on the first day of Pesach: You should cover it with a utensil.

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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I FIND CHOMETZ ON...

WEEKDAY CHOL
CHOL HAMOED
HAMOED
WEEKDAY
If you find chometz during chol hamoed, or found chometz on the first two days of Pesach and
had covered it:
If you sold your chometz before Pesach: You should move the chometz that you found to the
place that you are storing the chometz that you sold.
If you did not sell your chometz before Pesach: You should burn it.
SEVENTHDAY
DAYOF
OFPESACH
PESACH
SEVENTH
If you find chometz on the seventh day of Pesach: You should cover it with a utensil.
EIGHTH DAY OF PESACH
If you find chometz on the eighth day of Pesach, or if you found chometz on the seventh day of
Pesach and had covered it: You should cover it with a utensil if you find it on the eighth day, or
keep it covered if you had covered it on the previous day.
AFTER PESACH
If you find chometz after Pesach, or if you found chometz on the seventh or eighth day of Pesach
and had covered it:
If you sold your chometz: You can eat it.
If you did not sell your chometz, but you did bedikas chometz and said Kol Chamira before
Pesach: You can eat it.
If you did not sell your chometz, and you either did not do bedikas chometz or did not say
Kol Chamira before Pesach: You should dispose of it without deriving any benefit.

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1 Mishna Berura 448:25.


2 See Igros Moshe O.C. 4:96, which distinguishes between small and large Jewish-owned stores.

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As mentioned above, a Jew who owns a store can sell his chometz to a non-Jew
for the duration of Pesach. If the Jew is observant and does not sell chometz to
customers during Pesach, there is no doubt that he really intended to sell his chometz
to the non-Jew before Pesach. However, if the owner is not observant and does not

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A JEWISH-OWNED STORE THAT SOLD ITS CHOMETZ TO


A NON-JEW FOR PESACH

CHOMETZ INFO

The Torah forbids a Jew to own chometz on Pesach. In order to dissuade people
from owning chometz on Pesach, there is a rabbinic injunction not to eat or benefit
after Pesach from chometz which was owned by a Jew during Pesach. Such chometz
is known as chometz sheovar olov haPesach, and it remains forbidden permanently.1
For this reason, one should not buy chometz from a Jewish-owned store
immediately after Pesach, unless the owner sold all chometz that he owned before
Pesach to a non-Jew for the duration of Pesach, and did not acquire any further
chometz during Pesach. The laws of mechiras chometz (selling chometz to a gentile
for Pesach) are complex; therefore the sale must be made by a competent rabbi or
kashrus authority.
If a Jewish-owned store did not sell its chometz for Pesach, may one buy chometz
from that store a few weeks after Pesach? It is difficult for the consumer to ascertain
whether the chometz was in the store on Pesach and is therefore forbidden, or
whether it came into the store after Pesach and is permitted. Since chometz sheovar
olov haPesach is a rabbinic injunction, one can be lenient if there is a reasonable
doubt as to whether or not the chometz was in the store on Pesach. (This is because
we apply the principle that safek derabbanan lekula we are lenient when it is
uncertain whether or not a rabbinic restriction applies).2
Supermarkets generally have a two week turnaround time. It should be assumed
that all chometz sold in the two weeks after Pesach was already in the store on
Pesach. Other stores, especially smaller ones, may have a longer turnaround time.
The turnaround time for alcoholic beverages is longer than that of products in
supermarkets. Liquor stores generally maintain inventory for six or seven weeks.
One should wait until after Shavuos before purchasing liquor from such a store.

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A
TO PURCHASHING
CHOMETZ
PESACH
A GUIDE
JEWISH-OWNED
STORE THAT
DID NOTAFTER
SELL ITS

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close his store for Pesach, it can be argued that he considers the sale of chometz to
be a legal fiction and does not have real intent to sell the chometz. Nevertheless,
Rav Moshe Feinstein ztl paskens that, bedieved, the sale is valid because legally the
chometz no longer belongs to him.3 However, other Poskim are stringent.4 Even
Rav Moshe agrees that chometz that the Jewish owner purchased during Pesach is
not included in the sale and cannot be eaten after Pesach.

A STORE OWNED BY A NON-JEW OR BY A PERSON


THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE JEWISH
If a privately-held store is owned by a non-Jew, one may buy chometz from that
store immediately after Pesach. However, a consumer may not know whether the
owner is Jewish or non-Jewish. If the store is located in an area where the majority
of people are non-Jews, he may assume that the owner is not Jewish. Unfortunately,
even if the owner has a Jewish sounding name, the rate of intermarriage in America
is such that the name may no longer provide an indication as to whether or not the
person is Jewish.
Some food stores are owned by a number of partners, or by shareholders who
each have stock in the company. If non-Jewish partners or shareholders own a
majority of the business, there is no concern of chometz sheovar olov haPesach.5 To
the best of our knowledge, the following are currently some of the supermarkets
which are majority owned by non-Jews, and chometz may be bought from them
immediately after Pesach: BJs, Costco, CVS, Food Lion, K-Mart, Kroger, Mars,
Petco, Petsmart, Rite-Aid, Royal Farms, Sams Club, Save-A-Lot, Shoppers,
Trader Joes, Walgreens, Walmart, Wegmans, and Whole Foods.

A STORE WHICH RECEIVES CHOMETZ FROM A


JEWISH DISTRIBUTOR
How does a supermarket get the food that it sells? A distributor brings the
food from the manufacturer to a warehouse, from where it is sent to individual
supermarkets. If the distributor is Jewish, and he owned the chometz during Pesach,
that food would be forbidden after Pesach. Even if the supermarket is owned by
non-Jews, the food would still be forbidden after Pesach, as it was owned by a Jew
during Pesach.
C&S Wholesale Grocers is a wholesale distributor of food and grocery store
items. It is a privately held company, and is the largest wholesale grocery supply
company in the United States. It currently serves about 5,000 stores in 15 states
(including California, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania). Its customers include
3 Igros Moshe O.C. 1:149, 2:91, 4:95.
4 Maharam Shick O.C. 205, Sdei Chemed vol. 7 page 352.
5 Zeicher Yitzchok siman 8.

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6 Heard from Rabbi Heinemann shlita

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The Sazerac Company is a privately held alcoholic beverages company, and is


the largest distilling company in the United States. Although it produces a variety
of alcoholic drinks, the primary focus of its business is bourbon. Although there
is some discussion in the Poskim, the general consensus is that the prohibition of
chometz sheovar olov haPesach applies to bourbon. To the best of our knowledge,

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Safeway, Target, A&P, Stop & Shop, Giant, Ralphs, Foodtown, and Winn-Dixie.
However, the STAR-K does not have information as to which specific products
are distributed by C&S, nor which specific stores are serviced by them.
The company was founded in 1918 by Israel Cohen and Abraham Siegel. Rick
Cohen is the current chairman and CFO, and is the third generation of the family
to lead the company. It is assumed that he is Jewish. In the past, a prominent rabbi
arranged a mechiras chometz for C&S distributors. However, as mentioned above,
according to Rav Moshe Feinstein ztl, this sale would not include the chometz
that C&S acquired during Pesach. Recently, another prominent Posek has been
selling the entire company to a non-Jew for the duration of Pesach, so that any
chometz bought during Pesach would also belong to that non-Jew. While this sale
is to be welcomed, it is not without halachic difficulties, and some feel that the
sale of a multi-million dollar corporation for the duration of Pesach is halachically
questionable.
Stores which receive goods from C&S may also work with other non-Jewish
distributors, and it is very difficult to determine whether any particular product
was distributed by C&S or by another company. As mentioned above, safek
chometz sheovar olov haPesach is permitted, and this would include goods which
may or may not have been owned by C&S during Pesach. However, if a person
has the option of shopping at a store which does not receive goods from a Jewish
distributor that may have owned chometz on Pesach, it is commendable to do so
until four weeks after Pesach.6
There are more than 35,000 supermarkets in America, and it is not possible to
know who owns them or distributes to every one of them. A local Orthodox rabbi
should be consulted for guidance regarding local stores and supermarkets, as well
as resolution of any halachic issues.
A&L Foods is a Jewish-owned distributor of kosher food which distributes to
Giant, Target and Safeway in Baltimore. A&L Foods sells their chometz to a nonJew through the STAR-K. For this reason, the following chometz products may be
purchased immediately after Pesach in Baltimore: Giant- Section labeled Kosher
Foods: Dry, frozen, refrigerated. Target- Section labeled Kosher Foods: Dry,
frozen. Safeway - Section labeled Kosher Foods: Frozen foods only.

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the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sazerac Company is Jewish. Although


the Sazerac Company recently began selling some of its chometz for Pesach, it will
be eight to ten years before that bourbon comes to market. The Sazerac Company
ages bourbon for years before selling it, so all their bourbon should currently be
considered chometz sheovar olov haPesach and is not recommended year-round.7
7 A list of their products can be found at http://www.sazerac.com/BrandPortfolio.aspx?NBid=1.

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Rabbi Dovid Heber, STAR-K Kashrus Administrator


The following chart offers guidelines for products that are
( ). Yes next to a product indicates the product is
subject to the halachos of . Following Pesach, one may purchase these
products only from a Jewish owned store that properly sold its chometz, or from
a store owned by a gentile. No next to a product indicates the product is not
subject to the halachos of . These products may be purchased at any
store after Pesach.
PRODUCT

Barley (if pearled, raw and packaged)


Beer
Bread /Cake/Cookies
Cereal with primary ingredient of wheat, oats or barley
Chometz content is more than a kzayis.

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Chometz content in entire package is less than a kzayis but is greater


than 1/60 of the cooked product (e.g., Corn Flakes cereal)

Yes

Chometz content in entire package is less than a kzayis but is greater


than 1/60 of the uncooked product

No

Chometz content is less than 1/60 of the product


Chometz Nokshe (e.g., chometz glue)
Condiments containing vinegar (ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, pickles)
Corn Flakes (brands that contain malt flavor e.g., Kelloggs)
Cookies
Cosmetics
Detergents
Extracts
Flour (including flour that contains whole wheat flour or malted barley)
Food Coloring
Gefilte Fish (not KFP that contains matzo meal or chometz)

No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes

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Products non-edible even for canine consumption


Rice Krispies (brands that contains malt flavor - e.g., Kelloggs
Rolled Oats
Soy Sauce (containing wheat)
Vanillin and Ethyl Vanillin
Vinegar (from unknown sources)
Vitamins containing chometz
Wheat germ
Wheat gluten or Wheat protein (unknown amount in product)
Whiskey
Yeast (Bakers)
Yeast extract

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No

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No
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Processed on chometz equipment with no chometz content in product


(if it was not known to have been processed on Pesach)

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No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes

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Ketchup
Kitniyos
Malt extract in product (e.g., Rice Krispies)
Maltodextrin
Maltose (in product)
Matzo and Matzo Meal (not certified for Pesach)
Mayonnaise
Medicine containing chometz
Modified food starch (from unknown source)
Mustard
Oatmeal (Instant, Regular, Baby)
Pasta
Pickles
Pretzels

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Pesach Guide for Individuals with Diabetes

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PESACH GUIDE FOR


INDIVIDUALS WITH DIABETES
Adapted from Jewish Diabetes Association article by Nechama Cohen

PESACH
FOR
WITH
The challenge
of diabetes GUIDE
seems ten-fold
whenINDIVIDUALS
it comes to Pesach. There
are a
whole new set of considerations fourDIABETES
cups of wine at each Seder; a many-hour
wait until Shulchan Aruch; knowing the carb content of a single hand matza.
These are real concerns for people with diabetes and related health issues, who
wish to fulfill the requirements of Pesach al pi halacha without compromising their
health. After being inundated each year with questions of this type, the STAR-K
turned to the Jewish Diabetes Association ( JDA) for answers. The JDA has kindly
provided the following guidelines to help you prepare your matza and wine.
I. MATZA
The stipulations for minimum shiurim for matza, which follow, are based on the
psak of Rav Moshe Heinemann, shlita.
NOTE: These calculations from the STAR-K are based on the use of a Tzelem
Pupa hand matza.
In the case of a medical condition, one may fulfill the mitzva of achilas matza,
including korech and afikoman, with the following:
Type

Minimum Shiur

Dimensions

Carbs

Hand matza (round)

one-sixth (1/6) of a matza

14.5 sq. in. in size.1 6 g

Machine matza

one-quarter (1/4) of a
matza

12.25 sq. in. in


size.2

8g

One who is in good health should eat the following for achilas matza3 and afikoman:
Type

Minimum Shiur

Dimensions

Hand matza (round)

one-third (1/3) of a matza

29 sq. in.

Machine matza

one-half (1/2) of a matza

24.5 sq. in.

Carbs
12 g

4
5

15 g

1. This assumes the whole matza (before it is broken) has a diameter of at least 10.5 inches, which means the entire matza has an
area of 86.6 sq. in. Hence, 1/6 of the matza equals 14.5 sq. in. This is the minimum shiur for someone with a medical condition.
2. This assumes a full rectangular matza is 7 x 7, which means the entire matza has an area of 49 sq. in; hence, 1/4 of the matza
equals 12.25 sq. in. (This also means that one could eat a piece of matza that is square, each side with a length and width of 3.5
in.) This is the minimum shiur for someone with a medical condition.
3. For korech see the Kashrus Kurrents article, The Pesach Seder
4. This assumes the whole matza (before it was broken) had a diameter of 10.5 in., which means the entire matza has an area of
86.6 sq. in., hence, l/3 of the matza is 29 sq. in.
5. This assumes a full rectangular matza is 7 x 7, which means the entire matza has an area of 49 sq. in. Hence, 1/2 of the matza
is 24.5 sq. in. (This means one could eat a piece of square matza that is 5 in. on each side.)

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Machine Matza:

Hand Matza:

Hand Matza:

There are about 10 pieces of matza per lb. (22 pieces per kilo). Each piece weighs
approximately 46g and has approximately 35 g of carbs per matza.
One whole machine matza (rectangular) weighs about 30-35g, which is between
23 and 27g of carbs per matza (depending upon the brand).
A very thin matza is approximately 30 grams; a regular matza is approximately
40 grams; a thick matza is approximately 50 grams.

A. Wine
Minimum Shiur to drink to fulfill Arba Kosos: One must drink at least 1.9 fl. oz.
(56 ml) for each of the four cups.
Additional Requirements:
The lowest percentage of alcohol that may be used for the four cups is 4%.
One should drink each of the four cups of wine within half a minute.

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Cup Requirements: The cup must hold at least a reviis of wine (3.8 fl. oz., or
112 ml).

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II. THE ARBA KOSOS (FOUR CUPS)

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Machine Matza:

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Hand matza varies according to size and thickness. Our calculations use a
Tzelem Pupa hand matza. Try to arrive at an accurate gram content for the matza
in advance, including possibly weighing it.
For those who prefer to do their own calculation: Matza has an average carb
factor of 0.75 (75% of its weight is carbohydrates). Whole wheat matza has almost
12 grams of dietary fiber per 100 grams, allowing one to deduct 4 grams per piece.

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Most machine matza is uniform in size and shape. The portion size and carbs
are listed on the box. It might be a good idea to keep the amount that you intend
to eat near your plate.

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How to calculate the amount of carbs in Matza:

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B. Diluting Wine with Grape Juice and Water

Higher carbohydrate wine may be diluted in the maximum ratios listed below.
These ratios allow the wine to retain enough of its properties to qualify it being
used for the four cups:
Wine

Grape Juice

Water

1/3

2/3

1/3

1/3

1/3

1/3

2/3 (see NOTE below)

NOTE: The diluted beverage should contain at least 4% alcohol to fulfill the
obligation of drinking wine at the Seder.6 If necessary, one may make a mixture of
2/3 water and 1/3 wine (66% water and 34% wine) as long as the diluted amount
still contains 4% alcohol. Otherwise, there is a chance that it may no longer be
considered wine for the Seder.
The following chart illustrates how much wine to drink:
Kos

Amount you drink

Amount of wine after dilution

First cup

1.9 oz.

0.7 oz.

Second cup

1.9 oz.

0.7 oz.

Third cup

1.9 oz.

0.7 oz.

Fourth cup

1.9 oz.

0.7 oz.

TOTAL

7.6 oz.

2.8 oz.

If these guidelines are followed correctly, as seen in the above chart, ones total
consumption of wine at the Seder will be less than 3 fl. oz. One who wishes to
estimate the actual amount that he should drink at the Seder should measure
the exact amount that he will need before Yom Tov. He should choose the becher
(Kiddush cup) that he will be using at the Seder, and pour the measured amount
into it so that he can recognize how much he will be drinking.
The following is an example of how to mix wine and water. Assume one has wine
with 10% alcohol content. If he makes a mixture of 40% wine and 60% water, he
will have wine with 4% alcohol content, which is enough for the arba kosos. This
can be done by mixing two cups of wine with three cups of water. He could fill a
becher that holds at least 3.8 fl. oz. of this wine and water mixture, and drink at
least 1.9 fl. oz. (the amount one may drink to fulfill the mitzva, when medically

6. This is to fulfill the obligation of wine. If one cannot drink wine, he can fulfill his obligation with grape juice. This will be
discussed later.

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As noted above, one should use wine or, if necessary, a wine/grape juice
combination for the arba kosos. If you are unable to drink wine, you may use grape
juice instead. If due to medical reasons you are unable to drink pure grape juice for
the arba kosos (and cannot drink any percentage of wine), you may dilute regular
grape juice. When mixing grape juice with water, at least 50% of the mixture should

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D. Grape Juice

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The best option for the Seder would be a dry wine, which has very few carbs.
[Most dry wines contain approximately 4 grams of carbs per 8 oz. cup.]
If the sour taste bothers you, try adding an artificial sweetener that is Kosher for
Passover (see list page 13).
There are also lower carbohydrate sweet wine products which might serve as
suitable options.
IMPORTANT: Since alcohol may cause a drop in your blood sugar, discuss
with your doctor whether or not to cover the carbs in the wine with insulin. There
is more of a chance that wine will cause a low BG on an empty stomach. If you use
pure (unmixed) wine for the first cup, make sure to follow the above guidelines and
not overdo your alcohol intake.
Those with Type 2 diabetes should discuss with their health care team and rav
whether it is better to drink wine or grape juice. According to halacha, wine is
preferable. Furthermore, grape juice with its high sugar content is not ideal for
those with diabetes. However, many of the oral medications used for treating Type
2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes) are not compatible with alcohol.
Therefore, we suggest showing the wine combination options to your health care
team. As previously noted, after the dilution, the remaining alcohol content of all
four cups is not significant. Many health care professionals have been very pleased
with these dilution options and allow this small total amount of alcohol even with
medication.
In addition, those with gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy) or T1, or
who are pregnant, should check with their health care team and rav to determine
which way to go. Again, show them the charts in order to guide them in their
decision.

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necessary). For the fourth cup, he could ask someone else to be motzee him in the
brocha achrona.
To prepare in advance, simply pour two cups of wine into an empty bottle and
add three cups of water. (The size of the measuring cup does not matter. Just make
sure that you use the same cup for the water and the wine). It is always advisable
to prepare this bottle in advance and label it as your own SPECIAL RESERVE.

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Summary Preparation List

Remember that failing to prepare is preparing to fail. If you have everything


ready ahead of time, you are less likely to run into problems.
Discuss with your rav the shiurim of rov reviis and mixing wine with water.
Select the wine of your choice and check the carb content (remember the
meter test).
Prepare the right size becher.
Train your eye to recognize the amount that you will be drinking during the
Seder.
Mix wine with water following the instructions of your rav and doctor, and
prepare a separate labeled bottle (Special Reserve) for this mixture.
Try to arrive at an accurate gram content for the matza in advance, including
possibly weighing it.
Prepare your choice of glucose for treating hypoglycemia.
Review chart and details with your health care team.
Prepare all medical supplies, medications, and equipment for Yom Tov and
Shabbos.

Finally, remember that Pesach does not have to mean matza, potatoes, and eggs
throughout Yom Tov. Instead of high-fat soups and potato kugel, you can substitute
other vegetables and vegetable combinations.

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be regular grape juice (i.e., the cup is half grape juice and half water). In general,
light grape juice may not be further diluted by the consumer (if there is a necessity,
check with the certifying agency). As suggested earlier, you may wish to prepare
a special reserve mixture before Yom Tov and fill a bottle with four full bechers
of grape juice and four full bechers of water. This will suffice for the arba kosos for
both nights. Add more using the same ratio as necessary. Keep in mind that as
far as diabetes and carb counting are concerned, dry wine is certainly preferable.
If you drink grape juice, note that the carbohydrate content of the various grape
juices differs. The juices that we tested ranged from 32 to 60g of carbs per cup.
Always check the label to ensure you are consuming the least amount of carbs
when combining grape juice with wine and/or water.
NOTE: Kedems Concord dark grape juice scored 16 grams of carbs in a 4 oz.
serving, while the labels on Kedems Sparkling Chardonnay and Catawba list 13
and 12 grams of carbs, respectively, in the same 4 oz. serving.

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Today we are lucky to have a much larger variety of Kosher for Pesach products.
Below, we list some products with their nutrition facts.

Common Cooking Ingredients


Food

Amount Carb. (g) Calories

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JDA has published a cookbook, EnLITEned Kosher Cooking, with more than
140 recipes for Pesach, along with year-round recipes that are easily adaptable. A
Hebrew version, BishuLITE, is now also available.
To order either cookbook, get more information about diabetes, or a list of
Pesach recipes from the book, visit www.jewishdiabetes.org.

Fat
4.5

Bittersweet chocolate, small squares, 72%


cocoa

10

13

226

18

Baking chocolate, large squares

10

79

Chocolate chips, packaged

1 tbsp

10

75

Chocolate chips, packaged

1 cup

80

600

32

Cocoa

1 tbsp

20

Cocoa

1 cup

50

350

15

Eggs

1 large

0.7

101

Honey

1 tbsp

12

48

Honey

1/2 cup

112

448

Matza meal (machine matza)

1 tbsp

8.6

Matza meal

1 cup

137.5

96

Oil

1 tbsp

10

Oil

1 cup

1440

160

Potato starch

1 tbsp

36

Potato starch

1 cup

128

576

Sugar

1 tbsp

15

60

Sugar

cup

60

240

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The following sugar substitutes are available this year for Pesach, when stating
Kosher for Passover or P next to the kosher symbol: California Delight brand
Sucralis (STAR-K P Certified), Gefen brand SweetN Low, Paskesz brand Sweetie,
Liebers brand Sweetees, and Health Garden brand Xylitol (Regular and Vanilla).
Note: Powdered Equal, Splenda and NutraSweet are NOT Kosher for Passover
and may not be used on Pesach.

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3.5

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2 tsp

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Chocolate, roughly chopped, 72% cocoa

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UNDERSTANDING KITNIYOS & KITNIYOS SHENISHTANU


Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, Editor, Kashrus Kurrents
As is commonly known, the Torah prohibits chometz on Pesach, and the
consequence of chometz consumption on Pesach is very severe. In order to distance
us from the possibility of violating Torah precepts, our rabbis with their supreme
insight instituted a custom, a minhag, as a protective fence. The minhag to guard us
from chometz violations is to refrain from consuming kitniyos on Pesach.

WHAT ARE KITNIYOS?


Kitniyos are popularly defined as legumes. But what are legumes? The Shulchan
Aruch, in Orach Chaim 453, defines kitniyos as those products that can be cooked
and baked in a fashion similar to chometz grains, yet are not halachically considered
in the same category as chometz. Some examples are rice, corn, peas, mustard seed,
and all varieties of beans (i.e., kidney, lima, garbanzo, etc.). The Torah term for the
fermentation of barley, rye, oats, wheat, and spelt is chimutz; the term given for
fermentation of kitniyos is sirchan.
The Bais Yosef permits kitniyos on Pesach, while the Rema rules that kitniyos are
forbidden. Hence, Jews of Sephardic descent consume kitniyos on Pesach while
Ashkenazic Jewry follows the Remas psak, which does not permit the consumption
of kitniyos on Pesach.
The root and greens of these vegetables are not kitniyos; we only avoid the seeds.

REASONS FOR PROHIBITION


Why are kitniyos forbidden for consumption on Pesach? The Mishna Brura
enumerates a number of reasons. One reason is that there is a possibility that
chometz grains could be mixed amongst the kitniyos grains, creating an inadvertent
yet real chometz problem when the grains are cooked together. Another reason
is that if kitniyos products would be permitted, confusion within the general
public could result in mistaking permitted kitniyos flour and forbidden chometz
flour. Although these might not be problems of epidemic proportions, the Rema
considered them to be real enough to forbid the eating of kitniyos on Pesach.
Sephardim check the kitniyos grains three times to make sure no chometz grains are
intermixed within the kitniyos, and then permit their use on Pesach.
The kitniyos restriction is not as all encompassing as chometz. One does not
sell kitniyos as he would chometz. One may derive benefit from kitniyos and may
use them for non-eating purposes, such as fuel for candle lighting and heating
or for pet food. It is important to note that in the case of medications, kitniyos

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Today food science has found multiple applications for products derived from
kitniyos. These kitniyos conversions and fermentations have given rise to a new
kashrus term, kitniyos shenishtanu, kitniyos that have been transformed into a new
product. These converted food grade ingredients include citric acid and ascorbic
acid (that have wide food applications), NutraSweet sweetener, MSG (a flavor agent
in soups and spice blends), sodium citrate (found in processed cheeses), sodium
erythorbate (found in deli meats), and lactic acid that is used in olive production.

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There is a question amongst poskim as to whether kitniyos derivatives, such as


corn oil, would be considered part of the ban and, thus, forbidden. Maybe these
derivatives could be considered a separate category, shemen kitniyos, exclusive
of the kitniyos restriction. There are additional considerations linked to peanuts
and peanut oil, and whether peanuts are considered to be kitniyos. Subsequently,
peanut oil would present less of a problem than other kitniyos oils. Due to this sfek
sfeka, compounded doubt, Rav Moshe Feinstein, ztl, permitted the use of peanut
oil on Pesach. Nevertheless, most reputable kashrus agencies in the United States
and Israel do not permit the use of shemen kitniyos in their products, nor do they
use peanut oil.
However, over the years, products bearing a Kosher for Passover certification
have used kitniyos-derived ingredients in their Kosher for Passover products. A
common example of a kitniyos-derived product is corn syrup. High fructose corn
syrup is one of the leading versatile sweeteners in the food industry. It is produced
through a conversion process, whereby the white starch of the corn kernel is
converted into sugar. This is typically accomplished by using hydrochloric acid
and enzymes or hydrochloric acid alone, without the assistance of enzymes. In the
corn sweetener industry, enzymes are a key component in the conversion process
and are commonly derived from barley, which is chometz. Corn syrup converted by
hydrochloric acid alone would not have this chometz issue.
What is of great halachic consequence is the halachic perception of these corn
converted products. Since the final product is in liquid form, it was and still is
considered to be shemen kitniyos by some authorities. Other poskim posit that
there is an intrinsic difference between classical shemen kitniyos (i.e., oil that is
pressed out of the kernel) and a liquid corn syrup converted from the actual starch.
The liquid is not shemen kitniyos; it is actual kitniyos.

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restrictions are not applicable, and pills that use corn starch as binders would be
permissible for medication.

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These corn or soy-based ingredients go through a multi-stage conversion process


until the final food grade material is produced.
There is a divergence of opinions amongst kashrus certification agencies as to
whether we permit or forbid kitniyos shenishtanu.
What is the reasoning for those who permit kitniyos shenishtanu? Interestingly,
the reasoning behind permitting kitniyos shenishtanu is based on a different halachic
query regarding a serious kashrus concern as to whether or not a product extracted
and converted from a non-kosher source could be considered kosher. The heter is
based on the reasoning of the Chasam Sofer and the Chok Yaakov permitting the
consumption of grape seed oil that was extracted from non-kosher grape seeds.1
The Shulchan Aruch discusses the two criteria for permitting products derived
from non-kosher grape seeds: tammdan, washing of the seeds, and yibush, drying of
the seeds, to a point where the seeds are moistureless.2 This is similar to the drying
of the wine sediments on the side of the cask (weinstein), the basic ingredient of
cream of tartar.3 In grape seed oil productions, the seeds are washed and dried
well, to contain 6-8% moisture; a kernel of raw rice by comparison contains 11%
moisture. This is critical in the extraction of grape seed oil because a wet seed
becomes moldy and the oil cannot be extracted from a moist seed. The question
remains: Does a seed that has originally been soaked in non-kosher wine prior to
washing and drying qualify for kosher grape seed oil extraction?
The Shulchan Aruch clearly states that grape seeds are forbidden to be used
within the first 12 months of their separation from the must. Furthermore, the
halacha states that the seeds need to be washed and free of any residual wine before
the 12-month count can be successful. Moreover, does the drying of the seeds
equal a 12-month waiting period? Similarly, the question was raised regarding the
wine sediment which is the main ingredient of cream of tartar. Does the drying of
the wine lees, the wine sediment, qualify for the 12-month waiting period? Many
halachic authorities maintain that it does, and the oil extracted from the clean, dry
seed would be mutar.
Another opinion in favor of grape seed oil is that the oil bears no resemblance to
the original grape seed in smell, taste, color or texture.4 The Chasam Sofer and the
Chok Yaakov rule that since there is a complete transformation from grape seeds
to oil, the prohibition of disqualified grape seeds does not apply. This is based
upon the ruling of Rabbeinu Yona, who maintained that a forbidden item that has
undergone a complete transformation is permitted.5 The Chelkas Yaakov offers yet
1. It is interesting to note that the shaila was raised by the gadol hador, Harav Aharon Leib Shteinman, shlita, in Europe during
WWII, where kosher oil was scarce and the only oil available was grape seed oil.
2. Y.D. 123:14
3. Y.D. 123:16
4. Pischei Teshuva (Y.D.) 123:20
5. ShUT Chelkas Yaakov Y.D. S50

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Due to the widespread kitniyos formations and applications, todays kosher


consumer has to be somewhat of a detective and food scientist, while still being
wise enough to ask his/her Rav or posek any questions that may arise.

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It was determined that quinoa is Kosher LPesach. It is not related to millet, rice
or the chameishis minei dagan, five types of grain products. Quinoa is a member
of the goose foot family, which includes sugar beets and beet root. The STAR-K
tested quinoa to see if it would rise. The result was sirchon, as termed by Chazal,
which means the quinoa decayed and did not rise. Furthermore, quinoas growth
does not resemble kitniyos and, as cited in Igros Moshe O.C. (3:63) we do not
consider additional products beyond what was originally established. However,
recent investigations have found that there is a possibility that quinoa grows in
proximity to certain grains and/or is processed in facilities that compromise
Kosher for Passover status. Therefore, quinoa may only be used on Pesach with
reliable Kosher for Passover approval.

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another reason to permit grape seed oil. Oil is contained inside the seed, and the
wine is not converted into oil; therefore, it can be viewed as two separate entities.6
The fundamental reasoning of the Chasam Sofer and the Chok Yaakov permitting
the newly transformed grape seed oil provides the basis for permitting kitniyos
shenishtanu.
The reasons for permitting kitniyos shenishtanu are very compelling. What are
the counter arguments in favor of prohibiting kitniyos shenishtanu? When Rabbi
Moshe Heinemann, shlita, Rabbinic Administrator of the STAR-K, discussed
this issue with Rabbi Yosef Shalom Eliyashiv, ztl, and Rabbi Shlomo Zalman
Auerbach, ztl, their position was to prohibit kitniyos shenishtanu as a chumra
dpischa, a strict adherence to the minhag of prohibiting kitniyos. For this reason, it
is STAR-K policy not to certify products containing kitniyos shenishtanu.

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KITNIYOS

and other products customarily not eaten on pesach

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NOTE: ProductsKITNIYOS
bearing a STAR-KSHENISHTANU
P on the label DO NOT contain Kitniyos or
Kitniyos Shenishtanu (kitniyos that have been manufactured and transformed into a new product)
Dextrose

Anise4

(possibly chometz)

Ascorbic Acid1,3
(possibly chometz)

Beans
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Bean Sprouts
BHA

(in corn oil)

BHT

(in corn oil)

Buckwheat

(possibly chometz)

Peanuts2

Fennel4,6

Peas

Fenugreek2,6

Rice5

(Rapeseed)

Flavors3
(possibly chometz)

Glucose3
(possibly chometz)

Guar Gum3

Cumin4

(possibly chometz)

Sorbitol1

Isomerized Syrup

Soy Beans

Lecithin

Stabilizers3

Lentils
Maltodextrin1
(possibly chometz)

Coriander4
Corn

Sodium Citrate1

Isolated Soy Protein

Citric Acid1,3

(possibly chometz,
look for KFP symbol)

Sodium Erythorbate1

Sorbitan1

(possibly chometz)

Confectioners Sugar

Seeds
Caraway2, Poppy, Sesame,
Sunflower

Hydrolyzed Vegetable
Protein (possibly chometz)

Chickpeas

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(Kasha)

Calcium Ascorbate1,3
Canola Oil

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Emulsifiers3

Aspartame1
(including Green Beans,
Edamame, etc.)

NutraSweet1

Millet
MSG

(possibly chometz)

Starch

(posssibly chometz)

String Beans
Tofu
Vegetable Oil3

Mustard

Vitamin C1,3

Flour, Prepared Seeds

(possibly chometz)

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Kitniyos Shenishtanu
Should be avoided on Pesach.
Unless bearing a reliable Passover Certification.
Only acceptable when the certifying agency has documented that all chometz issues have been resolved.
Those people who eat rice on Pesach should confirm their rice is Kosher LPesach and free of problematic additives. For more
information see www.star-s.org.
6. The bulbs, root, and greens of these items are not kitniyos; it is only the seeds we avoid.

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Rabbi Moshe Heinemann, STAR-K Rabbinic Administrator

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If there is an area on the matza that is bent over, the x


doubled over portion is not kosher for Pesach. One x
must remove and discard this area together with a
KEFULAH
Note: Definite double thickness of matza
one inch margin of regular matza. This is required,
even if the bent over part is very small. However, if a
matza is bent over but the two layers do not actually
touch one another, then the matza remains kosher
Double Layer of Matza
Two layers not touching each other
and removal of this area is not required. In handmade
matzos, it is common to find creases in the matzos. If there is a corresponding
crease on the other side of the matza, then one should assume that the dough

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1. Matza Kefulah

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The production of Kosher for Pesach (KFP) matzos involves a great deal of
meticulous work. The process begins with the inspection of wheat kernels, to
ensure that they have not been adversely affected by moisture in the air and have not
prematurely sprouted. Grinding of the grain must be performed according to the
dictates of halacha, which preludes any pre-grind soaking of the grain and requires
special preparation of the milling equipment to ensure that no contamination
exists from non-Passover flour in the grinders and filters. The KFP flour is then
loaded onto trucks either pneumatically or in bags under controlled conditions and
shipped to the bakeries.
A bakery which has been kashered for Pesach will have already prepared special
water (mayim shelanu) to be used for Pesach matzos. Hand matza bakeries do not
use regular municipal water for fear that the chemicals added to the water may
affect the leavening qualities of the dough. After the dough has been mixed, rolled
out and perforated the matzos go into ovens for baking. This entire process, from the
time that water first comes into contact with the flour until the matza is completely
baked, takes just a few minutes. Unquestionably, on Pesach every conscientious Jew
would only use matzos made under the supervision of a reliable hashgacha.
Despite all the precautions and attention to detail by the bakeries involved
in making matzos, it is possible for the consumer
to purchase matzos that may still have issues. The
following is a brief discussion of some problem areas.
It should be noted that these problems can exist in
both hand and machine baked matzos, although they
are more prevalent in the hand baked matzos than
machine.

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2. Matza Nefucha

A matza which has ballooned and formed a blister


during the baking process also requires special
examination and handling. If the blister formed is so
NEFUCHA
small that an average sized hazelnut (with its shell)
cannot fit inside of the blister, between the upper and
lower layers, then the matza is kosher. Certainly, matzos that have not formed any
blisters, but are merely uneven in appearance, are kosher. Matzos which do not
have small holes all over them should not be used.

3. Underbaked Matzos

A matza that is completely white on both sides should not be used, since it may
not have been thoroughly baked. It follows that matza meal should be slightly
brownish, and the browner it is the better baked were the matzos from which it
was made.

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probably doubled over during the rolling process.


In such cases, it is customary to remove the creased
area. An important difference between a true matza
kefulah that is doubled over and a matza that is only
creased on both sides is that in the former case, the
doubled over portion must be disposed of as though
it were chometz as soon as it is discovered, while in
the latter situation the creased matza may be kept
in ones possession. If the creased matza is a shaleim
Creased on Both Sides
Note matzas uniform thickness
(complete), one may use if for lechem mishna. After
i.e. single thickness
reciting the brocha, one should put aside the creased
area so it will not be eaten.
To avoid any problems on Shabbos regarding the melachah of borer, separating,
the non-kosher part of the matza (the kefulah) should be held in one hand and the
kosher part in the other. The matza should be broken, and the good part should
be removed from the bad part. If it is a real kefulah, it is considered to be chometz.
Since one sold his chometz before Pesach, technically this kefulah belongs to the
goy. One may not discard the goys chometz on Pesach, and it must be put away
until the conclusion of the Chag. If it is just a chashash chometz, the custom is not
to discard it in the garbage. It may be placed in the non-Pesachdik sink, after it has
been broken into small pieces, and washed down the drain.

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CHOMETZ INFO

In order for matzos to be considered shaleim, complete, (so they can be used for
lechem mishna), no more than one forty-eighth (1/48, approximately 2%) of the
matza may be missing. Hand matzos that are irregularly shaped are still considered
whole, as long as no pieces broke off after baking.
Matzos left over from previous years that were stored in places free of chometz
may be used. TIP: If your oven has been kashered for Pesach, simply put them in
the oven for a few minutes so the matzos will regain their crispness.
Through our meticulous observance of the mitzvah of eating matza, and all the
other laws of Pesach, may Hashem soon grant our most fervent wish - the coming
of Moshiach - so that we may once again eat our matza together with the korban
Pesach in Yerushalayim ir hakodesh.

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4. Chipped Matzos/A Missing Shaleim

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PESACH KITCHEN

CHOMETZ INFO

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106

Pesach Medication: The Halachos & Lists

107

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2016 Quick-Pick Medicine List

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2016 QUICK-PICK MEDICINE LIST


A SAMPLE OF CHOMETZ-FREE AND KOSHER MEDICINES LISTED BY CATEGORY.
FOR USA ONLY
PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN KITNIYOS (See pages 78 & bottom of 108)
For a full list of chometz-free medicines, see list starting on page 114
Note: At the time of printing some major companies still had not responded. For updates visit www.star-k.org

Cold, Allergy & Decongestants

Allegra- 24 hr. Tablets (Regular Only), 12 hr. Tablets


Allegra Children's- Oral Suspension
Allegra-D- 12 hr. Tablets
Claritin 24 hr. Allergy Tablets (Dairy)
Claritin Children's- Chewable Grape Tablets (NOT Redi-Tabs)
Claritin-D 12 hr. Tablets (Dairy), 24 hr. Tablets
Singulair- 4mg Oral Granules, 10mg Tablets (Dairy), 4mg & 5mg Chewable Tablets
Gastrointestinal Remedies

Alka-Seltzer- Original Tablets


Dramamine- Original Formula & Less-Drowsy Tablets (Dairy), For Kids Chewable
Kaopectate Liquid- Cherry, Vanilla, Peppermint, Extra Strength Peppermint
Konsyl Powder Original Formula- Unflavored (no kitniyos)
Metamucil- Original Coarse Powder (no kitniyos)
Metamucil- Orange Coarse Powder, Orange Smooth Powder (Regular & Sugar-Free)
Miralax Powder
Pepcid AC- Original & Max Strength Swallowable Tablets
Pepcid Complete (Dairy)- Chewable Tablets (Berry, Cool Mint)
Pepto Bismol Liquid- Original
Phillips Milk of Magnesia Liquid- Original
Rolaids- Regular Strength Tabs (Mint), Extra Strength Tabs (Mint, Assorted Fruit)
Senokot- Tablets, Senokot-S Tablets
Tums- Regular Tabs (Assorted Fruit), Extra Str Assorted Tabs (Berries, Fruit, Tropical
Fruit) & Ultra Assorted Tabs (Berries, Fruit, Tropical Fruit)

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Pain Relievers

Advil- Caplets [Reg- NOT film coated] & Tablets [Reg- NOT film coated]
Advil- Childrens Suspension [All Flavors], Infants Drops
Aleve- Tablets & Caplets
Bayer Aspirin- Genuine Tabs, PM Caplets, Low-Dose Chwbl. 81mg (Cherry, Orange)
Motrin- Childrens Susp (Berry- Reg & Dye-Free), Infant Drops (Berry- Reg & Dye-Free)
Tylenol- Regular Strength Tablets, Extra Strength Caplets
Tylenol- Childrens Suspension (Cherry Blast), Infant Drops (Cherry, Grape)
Sleeping Aid

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Unisom- PM Pain Sleep Caplets, SleepTabs

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THE HALACHOS & LISTS

Rabbi Dovid Heber, STAR-K Kashrus Administrator

The Halachos of Taking Medication on Pesach


The Importance of the List
How the List is Prepared
Cosmetics and Personal Care Products (see page 151)

I. THE HALACHOS OF TAKING MEDICATION ON PESACH

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Important: No one should refrain from taking any required medication even if
it contains chometz, without first consulting his physician and rav.
Note: All medications for a heart condition, diabetes, abnormal blood pressure,
stroke, kidney disease, lung disease, depression, epilepsy, the immune system
(transplant anti-rejection), and cancer treatment (including precautionary) may
be taken on Pesach. Furthermore, all prescription medication taken on a regular
basis for chronic conditions should only be changed with the consultation of
your physician (if you cannot reach your physician you should continue to take
your regular prescription and without change). Some examples of such chronic
conditions include the following: any psychiatric condition, prostate condition,
Crohns Disease, celiac, colitis, high cholesterol, Parkinsons Disease, anemia,
Multiple Sclerosis, thyroid condition, and asthma.

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The following halachos are based on the psak of Rav Moshe Heinemann, shlita,
and Rabbi Gershon Bess, shlita. (The halachos in the earlier sections of the book
are based on the psak of Rav Moshe Heinemann, shlita).

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CHOMETZ INFO

There are four issues that must be addressed to fully understand the list:

PESACH KITCHEN

For many years, Rabbi Gershon Bess has prepared a Guide for Pesach Medications
and Cosmetics. This list has been published and distributed by Kollel Los Angeles.
For over a decade, STAR-K Kosher Certification, in conjunction with Kollel Los
Angeles has made this list more widely available to the general public. This guide,
available in Jewish bookstores nationwide, has served as an important resource to
kosher consumers.
Sefer Kovetz Halachos (Hilchos Pesach 12:4) states in the name of HaRav Shmuel
Kamenetzky, shlita, that one should lchatchila take a medication approved for
Pesach (see ibid. footnote #5 that mentions the availability and use of reliable
Pesach lists and guides).

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PESACH MEDICATION

Choleh Shyaish Bo Sakana

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If someones life is in danger, or may be in danger, he must take any chometz


medication unless an equally effective non-chometz medication is readily

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available. One may also take chometz medication to prevent a possible sakana.
This is true regardless of the form of the medication (i.e., swallowable tablets &
caplets, capsules, liquid & chewable tablets). Swallowable tablets or caplets are
preferred, if readily available. Individuals in a sakana situation should not switch
medications and should continue with their regular prescriptions, whether or not
they contain chometz (unless a doctor advises otherwise).
Examples include the following:
Someone with an infection (except for those skin infections known to be
non-life threatening, e.g., acne) should take prescribed antibiotics. One
should finish the course that is prescribed.
An elderly person with the flu.
A pregnant woman whose life is at risk (e.g., blood clotting disorder,
toxemia) or who is in active labor or in danger of having a miscarriage.
A woman who has given birth within the past seven days or who has
postpartum complications that are or may become life threatening. This may
apply for an extended period of time greater than seven days, depending
upon her condition.

Choleh Shein Bo Sakana

Someone whose life is not in danger. This includes anyone who is bedridden,
noticeably not functioning up to par due to pain or illness, or has a fever which is
not potentially life threatening.
This category also includes the following:
One who suffers from chronic debilitating arthritis pain.
One who suffers from migraine headaches or mild depression.
A pregnant woman suffering from non-life threatening complications (e.g.,
lower back pain).
A woman who has given birth between 7 and 30 days prior to Yom Tov
without any known problems or sakana, or who is experiencing non-life
threatening postpartum complications. This may apply for an extended
period of time after 30 days.
A child under age six with any illness or discomfort.
Lhalacha, such a person may swallow any tablet, caplet or capsule regardless
of whether or not it contains chometz (unless an equally effective non-chometz
medicine is available). However, where possible, one should use only medications
that do not contain chometz.
It should be noted that a choleh sheain bo sakana may consume kitniyos (Mishna
Brura 453:7) even in a normal manner. Choleh sheain bo sakana has the same
definition in these cases as it does in Hilchos Shabbos when taking medication on
Shabbos would be permissible (i.e., nafal lmitta - ill enough to feel like he needs

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One who is experiencing a slight discomfort (e.g., slight joint pain or runny
nose) or who is in good health may only take products that are chometz-free
and not considered kitniyos.
If one must chew a tablet or take a liquid medication for a minor discomfort,
he may do so if it appears on the approved medication list; it should preferably be
kitniyos-free. Halachically, it may be permissible to ingest a medication even if it
contains kitniyos when the kitniyos are botel brov, since shishim is not required (see
Mishna Brura 453:9).
It should be noted that the medication list primarily addresses the chometz-free
status, and for certain medications it does not address the issue of kitniyos (since
kitniyos is permissible for a choleh and/or is batel brov).
Since one who has a mechush or is a bohree may not consume kitniyos in a normal
fashion (i.e., chew a pleasant tasting kitniyos tablet or kitniyos liquid), one should
ascertain that the medication is not only chometz-free, but also kitniyos-free (or at
least confirm that the kitniyos is batel brov).
Furthermore, in most cases information gathered for the list is not based on
a mashgiach inspection of the facility, but rather on information provided by the
manufacturer. Although lhalacha, this information is reliable (see Section III),
nonetheless it is praiseworthy for one who has a mechush or is healthy to refrain
from taking medicinal products kderech achila (eaten in a normal manner e.g.,
pleasant tasting chewable tablets or liquid) unless these items are certified for
Pesach. This halacha generally applies to vitamins taken to maintain good health.

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Mechush (slight discomfort) or Bohree (healthy)

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to go to bed). Therefore, medication in any form (i.e. chewable or swallow tablet,


capsule, caplet, powder, liquid, etc.) may be taken by a choleh sheain bo sakana
if they appear on the approved Pesach list or if one can determine that they are
chometz-free. This is true even if the product contains corn starch or other kitniyos
ingredients. Similarly, non-chometz baby formula (e.g. Enfamil) & nutritional
products (e.g., Ensure) which contain kitniyos are permissible for use by infants
and the elderly, as in regards to this halacha such individuals are considered a choleh
sheain bo sakana.
Above products that contain kitniyos should be prepared on disposable or nonchometz utensils. Also, purchase new baby bottles for Pesach. These kelim should
not be used with Pesachdik products and the work area for preparation and
rinsing should not be in the Kosher for Pesach kitchen (i.e., use a laundry room or
bathroom sink).

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II. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE LIST


The following list is important for all types of cholim on Pesach.

Choleh Shyesh Bo Sakana

As indicated, lhalacha such a choleh may take anything if a substitute is not


available.
Unfortunately, there are individuals who inappropriately discontinue medication
for life threatening conditions during Pesach without consulting a physician, unless
the medicine appears on an approved list. The list provides necessary information
for consumers, ensuring that such mistakes are not made.
Furthermore, as previously indicated, even one who is in sakana should lchatchila
use a medication that is chometz-free, if possible. This list provides this information.

Choleh Sheain Bo Sakana

Such an individual may not consume chometz in a normal manner but may eat
kitniyos.
Medicine taken by such individuals often lists ingredients that may be derived
from chometz. For example, sorbitol, a sweet calorie-free sugar alcohol derived
from glucose found in medication, mouthwash, and toothpaste, is often derived
from corn but could also come from wheat. There is no way to know its source by
reading the label.
Rabbi Bess research confirms which products are chometz-free, something often
impossible for a rav or choleh to ascertain on his own.

Mechush or Bohree

As indicated, such a person may take only chometz-free and preferably


kitniyos-free products.
This list provides chometz-free information (e.g., which aspirin or ibuprofen may
be taken) and often indicates when there is no kitniyos, as well.
Note: Except where indicated, the list does not address the kosher status of the
product, only the chometz-free status. This means that if a product appears on the
list it does not necessarily mean that the product is kosher. It may be non-kosher
and chometz-free. Furthermore, this article does not address the halachos of taking
medication on Shabbos and Yom Tov.1

Bal Yeraeh uBal Yematze

One can assume there are no bal yeraeh or bal yematze (owning chometz) issues
regarding owning any medicine on the chometz-free list. The reason is because

1. For a full discussion regarding the laws of taking non-kosher medication during the year, as well as on Shabbos and
Yom Tov, see Kashrus Kurrents article A Kashrus Guide to Medications, Vitamins, and Nutritional Supplements at
www.star-k.org or call our office.

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CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO
MEDICINE LIST
PERSONAL CARE LIST

Rabbi Bess contacts the company and asks numerous questions. Information
is updated every year and is accepted only when submitted in writing. Rav Moshe
Feinstein, ztl, was of the opinion that one may rely on written information
provided by a company (Igros Moshe YD I:55). A medicine can also be added to
the list if it only contains ingredients that are definitively chometz-free.
This system of review is implemented for this project only, and would not be
relied upon for products certified by STAR-K Kosher Certification and other
reliable hechsherim. When a company is certified by STAR-K, a careful review
of the formulations and factory is conducted and these halachic leniencies are not
relied upon. Furthermore, the information submitted by the company is not as
detail oriented as a formulation and factory review, and approval of a STAR-K
certified product (e.g., with flavors or various other ingredients). However, with
regard to approved medication, lhalacha one may rely upon this information. The
reason is as follows: As indicated in Igros Moshe, we consider the information on
the list to be accurate.
Even if one suspects that a company provided inaccurate information (e.g., they
could not adequately determine the type of alcohol in use), halachically there are
other additional leniencies and he can rely upon the information that is provided.
These issues are beyond the scope of this article but include: 1) Dealing
with a choleh 2) According to some opinions, the taste of a medicine makes its
consumption shelo kderech achila 3) Swallowing a tablet is certainly shelo kderech
achila 4) A halachic rov (majority) of chometz-free sources may also apply.
STAR-K Kosher Certification is grateful to Rabbi Gershon Bess for all of his
research, as well as Rabbi Chaim Fasman and Kollel of Los Angeles, for providing
this list to a diverse group of kosher consumers who refer to this guide for reliable
Pesach information. This Pesach Guide has benefited many ill and conscientious
consumers who wish to fulfill the chumros dPesach. It has also assisted many
rabbonim and kashrus professionals who must answer numerous shailos regarding
Pesach, thus facilitating a Chag Kasher VSameach for countless individuals.

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III. HOW INFORMATION IS OBTAINED AND ON WHAT


HALACHIC BASIS

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we rely upon information provided by the company. Furthermore, even if a tablet


contains chometz, it is unlikely that a kzayis of chometz is in the entire container;
therefore, there is no prohibition of ownership over Pesach (See Chometz After
Pesach Chart).

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116

Pesach Cosmetics & Personal Care: The Halachos & Lists

117

Addendum IV-STAR-K Approved Personal Care Products

119

Addendum V-Medical, Geriatric, Pediatric, and Infant

Nutritional Supplements & Formula List

121

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2016 Quick-Pick Personal Care List

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2016 QUICK PICK PERSONAL CARE LIST


A sample of chometz-free personal care products listed by category.
Antiperspirants/Deodorants
Arrid- Antiperspirant/Deodorant- Clear Gel, Solid, Spray, Cream
Dry Idea- Antiperspirant/Deodorant- Aerosol, Roll-on, Stick, Gels [All]
Lady Speed Stick- Deodorant [All]
Mennen- Speed Stick Deodorant [All], Speed Stick Antiperspirant [All]
Old Spice- Original Deod. & Antiperspirant, Pure Sport Deod. & Antiperspirant
Right Guard- Antiperspirant/Deodorant- Gels, Sticks, Aerosols [All including Xtreme]
Creams & Ointments
A & D- Ointment
Chapstick- Classic Original, Classic Strawberry, Medicated, Moisturizer, Overnight
Desitin- Max Str. Original Paste, Rapid Relief Cream, Multi-Purpose Ointment
Coppertone- Lotions - Spf 4-70+, Cont. Spray Spf 15-70+
Tinactin- (Liquid & Powder Sprays, Cream)
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly- Original
Vaseline Intensive Care- Advanced Repair Unscented

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PERSONAL CARE LIST

MEDICINE LIST

PESACH INFO

Mouthwash
Listerine- Advanced Citrus, Antiseptic (Gold), Cool Mint, Fresh Burst, Soft Mint,
Total Care Zero, Zero
Scope [All]
Shampoo and Conditioner
Head and Shoulders- Classic Clean (Shampoo, Conditioner, 2 in 1)
Pantene Pro-V- Daily Moisture Renewal Nourishing (Shampoo, Conditioner),
Beautiful Lengths (Shampoo, Conditioner), Classic Clean (Shampoo, Conditioner),
Sheer Volume (Shampoo, Conditioner), Daily Moisture Renewal 2-in-1
Prell- Classic Clean Shampoo
Suave- Ocean Breeze (Shampoo, Conditioner), Tropical Coconut (Shampoo, Conditioner)
Soap/Washes
Dial- Bar Soap [All], Liquid Hand Soap, Body Wash [All except Oatmeal],
Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash [All]
Ivory Bar Soap- Regular, With Aloe
Irish Spring- Bar Soap, Body Wash [All]
Palmolive- Bar Soap [All]
Softsoap- Body Wash [All], Liquid Soap [All], Shower Gels
Toothpaste
Aim [All]
Close Up [All]
Colgate [All] [All use Vegetable Glycerin]
Pepsodent [All]
Ultrabrite [All] [All use Vegetable Glycerin]

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THE HALACHOS & LISTS


Rabbi Dovid Heber, STAR-K Kashrus Administrator

PERSONAL CARE LIST


INDEX

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MEDICINE LIST

1. There are numerous halachos beyond the scope of this article regarding which personal care items and cosmetics may or may
not be used on Shabbos and Yom Tov. For a full discussion, see The Kashrus, Shabbos, and Pesach Guide to Cosmetics at
www.star-k.org or call the STAR-K.

PESACH INFO

1. Many products, including shaving lotion and perfume, contain denatured


alcohol which can be restored to regular alcohol. According to most opinions,
one should not use such products on Pesach. The list notes products which do
not use chometz-based alcohols.
2. The Biur Halacha (326:10 Bshaar) writes in the name of the Gra that one
should be strict and not use non-kosher soap all year (sicha kishtiya). Although
we are not accustomed to this stringency, many individuals have adopted this
chumra during Pesach and do not permit the use of chometz items even if they
are used externally.
3. Some are of the opinion that we do not say nifsal (food is unfit for canine
consumption) applies to an item that is initially produced as a non-food item.
4. Lipstick is often inadvertently ingested when eating food. If it contains chometz,
it is halachically permissible to apply to the lips since the lipstick is unfit for
canine consumption. Nevertheless, most women prefer not to consume even
a trace of anything prohibited. The Pesach list provides chometz-free lipsticks.
5. Mouthwash and Toothpaste contain sorbitol and other ingredients which may
be derived from chometz. Although, lhalacha these items are permissible to use
since they are nifsal mayachilas kelev, many prefer not to use them since they
are taken orally. The Pesach list provides information regarding such products.
6. Historically, it has been the custom to follow stringent opinions regarding
Hilchos Pesach. In addition, it seems to have been a prevalent custom to restrict
the use of items which may contain chometz, even when they are clearly nifsal
mayachilas kelev. The Pesach list provides accurate information for those who
wish to continue to follow the more strict opinion and prevailing custom when
using such products.

CHOMETZ INFO

Below are several reasons why people are strict:

PESACH KITCHEN

As previously indicated, Rabbi Bess also contacts many cosmetic companies and
bases the following chometz-free list on his research.
Lhalacha, all non-food items not fit for canine consumption (nifsal mayachilas
kelev i.e., something that one would not feed his dog) may be used on Pesach. This
includes all cosmetics, soaps, ointments, and creams.1 Nonetheless, people have
acted stringently with regard to these items.

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

PESACH COSMETICS AND PERSONAL CARE

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

ADDENDUM III
ADDITIONAL COSMETIC INFORMATION

* Oat Extract

* Amp-Isostearoyl Hydrolized Wheat Protein

* Oat Flour

* Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour

* Phytosphingosine Extract

* Avena Sativa Flour

* Prolamine

* Avena Sativa Kernel Protein

* Secale Cereal (Rye) Seed Flour

* Barley Extract

* Sodium C8-16 Isoalkyl Wheat Protein


Sulfonate

* Beta Glucan

CHOMETZ INFO

* Amino Peptide Complex

PESACH KITCHEN

The following are common ingredients that


are or may be derived from chometz:

* Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids

* Cyclodextrin
* Dextrin Palmitate

* Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids

* Disodium Wheatgermido Peg-2 Sulfo

* Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract

* Hordeum Vulgare Extract

* Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil

* Hydrolyzed Malt Extract

* Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten

* Hydrolyzed Oat Flour

* Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch

* Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein

* Wheat Amino Acids

* Hydrolyzed Wheat Flour

* Wheat Bran Extract

* Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten

* Wheat Germ Extract

* Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

* Wheat Germ Glycerides

* Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Pg-Propyl


Silanetriol

* Wheat Germ Oil


* Wheat Germamidopropyl Ethyldim
Ethosulfate

* Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch

* Wheat Germamidopropalkonium Chloride

* Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydro Wheat


Protein

* Wheat Germamidopropyldimonium
Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

* Malt Extract

* Wheat Protein

* Maltodextrin

* Wheat Sphingolipids

* Oat Beta Glucan

* Yeast Extract

PERSONAL CARE LIST

* Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/ PVP Crosspolyer

MEDICINE LIST

* Stearyldimoniumhydroxypropyl Hydro Wheat


Protein

PESACH INFO

* Dextrin

INDEX

Chometz Products appear on pages 210-214

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PRODUCT DIRECTORY
PESACH KITCHEN
CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO
MEDICINE LIST
PERSONAL CARE LIST
INDEX

ADDENDUM IV
2016 STAR-K APPROVED PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
The following products have been reviewed by the STAR-K and have been determined
to be chometz-free. For updates see www.star-k.org or letter of certification.
SHAINDEE COSMETICS
Baltimore, MD
410-358-1855
Cleansers - Active Cleansing Gel, Camphor Souffle, Chamomile Fluid Cleansing
Cream, Eye Makeup Remover (Liquid), Extra Gentle Facial Cleanser, Glycolic
Cleanser, Lemon Cleanser, Milk Cleanser, Mint Souffle, Orange Cleansing Souffle,
Papaya Cleansing Gel, Pumice Wash-Medicated, Shabbat Cleanser, Sea Algae
Cleanser, Silky Cleanser, Sweet Gel (Sensitive & Dry), Sweet Gel (Combination)
Eye Care - Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream, Eye Cream, Eye & Neck Cream, Eye
Makeup Remover (Liquid), Intensive Eye Therapy Crme, Lifting Eye Gel Eye
Treatment, Natural Jojoba Complex, Retractable Eye Pencil
Masques - AHA Fruit Masque, Aloe Vera Gel, Bio-Drying Masque, Bio-Sulfur
Masque, Blemish Control Masque, Butter Milk Facial Masque, Clay Mask,
Collagen Treatment Masque, Creme Masque, Herbal Masque, Hydromagnetic
Mud Masque, Instant Oxygen Masque, Mediterranean Mud Masque, Mint
Masque, Natural Lecithin Masque, Revitalizing Masque, Seaweed Mask, Shir
Gold Masque, Skin Recovery Mask, Sulfur Masque, Volcanic Mud Masque
Makeup - Blemish Treatment Concealer, Blushes, Bronzer, Brow Pencil, Brow
Shaper, Cake Eyeliners, Collagen Mineral Powder, Concealers, Contour Powder
Duo, Cream Eye Shadow, Eye Liners, Eye Shadows, Foundation (liquid, powder),
Gel Eyeliner, Lash Excellence, Lip Gloss Hint of Mint, Lip Lacquer, Lip Twin Lip
Color & Liner, Lipcote, Lipliner, Lipstick (Crme, Indelible, Luxury, Matte, Pearl,
Vibrant), Lipstick Carousel, Lipstick Sealer, Liquid Eyeliner, Liquid Lips, Liquid
Lustre, Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation SPF 15, LL Cream Matte, Lumi-Shine,
Mascara (Blinc, Brow Set, Indeliblelash, Lash Excellence, Luxury), Mineral Eye
Shadow, Mineral Pressed Face Powder, Mineral Sheer Tint SPF 20, Oil Base
Foundation, Oil Control, Pressed Face Powder, Oil Free Liquid Foundation, Pore
Perfecting Face Primer, Retractable Lip Pencil, Shabbat Lip Gloss, Shadow
Magnet, Superwear Lip Crme
Moisturizers - Bio-Effective Night Cream, Bio-Hydrating Cream, Glycoforte P.M.
15%, Hand Cream (Silicon), Hydrating Cream, Micro Complex, Mineral Sheer
Tint SPF-20, Oil Free Moisturizer, Ormagel Healing, PM Moisture Plus, Primrose
Intensive, Renewing Complex, Revitalin Night Cream, Rosehips Complex, Shabbat
Moisturizer, Sun Protective Cream SPF 30, Sunscreen Cream SPF 15, Oil Free,
Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 25, Tinted Veil Vitamins A & E, Velvet Veil, Vitamin C
Day Cream

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Oils - Chamomile Cleansing Oil, Shea Butter Body Massage Oil


Peels - Bamboo Scrub, Herbal Peeling Gel, Jojoba Facial Scrub, Peeling
Astringent, Peeling Cream, Pineapple Enzyme Scrub, Pumpkin Enzyme Dermal
Pure

Toners & Moisture Sprays - Aloe & Mint Toner, Rosewater Mineral Toner

CHOMETZ INFO

Specialty Products - Acne Lotion Treatment, AR Cream, Bamboo Scrub, BB


Cream, Benzoyl Peroxide Medical 5%, Benzoyl Peroxide Medical 10%, BioDrying Lotion, Blemish Control Astringent, Blemish Control Gel, Fading Cream,
Fading Gel with Kojic Acid, Fading SPF 15 Sensitive Combination, Lifting Elixir,
Line Preventing Treatment, Micro Dermabrasion Cream, Microsilk-C, Mountain
Glow Sea Salts, Rejuvenating Foot Cream, Rose Crystal Polishing Powder, Silicon
Hand Cream, Vitanol-A Complex, Vital Silk Serum

PESACH KITCHEN

Serums - Brightening Serum, Fruit Enzyme Serum, K Gold Suspension, Lifting


Elixir, Line Preventing Treatment w/Liposomes, Retinol Resurfacing Complex, Skin
Refining Concentrate, Vitamin C Serum

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

SHAINDEE COSMETICS (continued)

AdinaB
Baltimore, MD
Eye Products - Automatic Longlasting Eyeliner, Brow Brush, Eyeshadow
Palette, Gel Eyeliner, LaDiva Mascara, Liquid Liner, Luxe Crme Liner, Luxury
Mascara, Shadows (Matte, Mineral, Polychromatic, Sheer Satin), SuperWear
Gel Liner

Lip Products - Careline Longlasting Lipstick, Careline Color Gloss, Lip Lock,
Liquid Lipstick, Liquid Lustre, Luxury Lipstick, Luxury Matte Lipstick

Misc - Brush Cleaner, Dual Action Makeup Remover, Makeup Wipes,


Superwear Makeup Remover
ES-GE COSMETICS
Baltimore, MD

PERSONAL CARE LIST

Skin Care - Hydrating Cleanser, Hydrating Cream Extreme, Papaya Enzyme


Cleanser, Papaya Enzyme Toner

MEDICINE LIST

Facial Care - Baked Finishing Powder, Blush (Mineral), Bronzers, Concealer,


Dual Activ Powder Foundation, Mineral Liquid Powder Foundation - SPF 15,
Retexturizing Face Primer- SFP 20, Tinted Primer

PESACH INFO

443-803-9234

410-484-2254

ADDENDUM IV 119

INDEX

For a complete list of ES-GE chometz-free cosmetics approved for


Pesach 2016, go to www.star-k.org or see the approval letter in the store.

PRODUCT DIRECTORY
PESACH KITCHEN
CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO

ADDENDUM V
2016 MEDICAL, GERIATRIC, PEDIATRIC, AND INFANT
NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS & FORMULA LIST
The following information has been provided to us by the OU.
The product brands listed below are not certified Kosher for Passover. Nonetheless,
the OU has identified that these products are halachically acceptable for infants, the
elderly, and those who are ill.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING POINTS:


Many of the products contain kitniyos, some as the primary ingredient.
Some of the products may contain minor ingredients that are possibly, though
unlikely, produced from chometz-based raw materials. All such ingredients are used
at a less than 1:60 ratio.
Liquid versions of these products are preferable to their powdered counterparts.
Products that contain flavors should only be provided when no unflavored alternative
exists.
Products should be purchased before Passover and be maintained segregated from
Kosher for Passover foods.
MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL
SUPPLEMENTS
Arginaid
Arginaid Extra

INDEX

PERSONAL CARE LIST

MEDICINE LIST

Benecalorie
Beneprotein
Boost Glucose Control
Boost High Protein
Boost Nutritional Pudding
Boost Plus
Diabetishield
Enlive

Ensure Plus HN

Osmolite HN (unflavored)

Ensure Plus Next Generation

Perative

Ensure Shake

Promote (except Promote


with fiber)

Ensure TwoCal
Fibersource HN
Glucerna 1.0
Jevity 1.0
Liquid Diabetisource AC
Liquid Fibersource HN
Liquid Isosource
Liquid Isosource HN with
Fiber

Ensure Complete Nutrition


Shake

Nepro

Ensure Healthy Mom Shake


Ensure High Calcium Shake

Nepro with Carb Steady


Flavored

Ensure High Protein Shake

Novasource Renal Nutren


(Product line)

Ensure HN

Nutrisource Benefiber

Ensure Homemade Shake

Osmolite 1.0, 1.2, 1.5

Nepro Vanilla

Ensure Plus

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Pulmocare
Resource 2.0
Resource Dairy Thick
Resource Diabetic
Resource Milk Shake Mix
Resource Thicken Up
Resource Thickened Juice
Resource Shake Plus Simply
Thick
Thick & Easy -- All
Thick-It
Vivonex Pediatric
Vivonex Plus
Vivonex Ten

Boost Kid Essentials with


Fiber

Babys Choice

Mothers Choice

Babys Only Organic

My Organic Baby

Bear Essentials

Natures Place

Belacta

Nestle Good Start

Belacta Premium

Next Step

BelactaSure

NutraEnfant

Berkley & Jensen

O Organic Baby

Bright Beginnings

Parents Choice

Pediasure Peptide

Cottontails

Premier Value

Pediasure Vanilla Powder

CVS

Presidents Choice

Pediasure Shakes

Daily Source

Price Chopper

PEDIATRIC
ELECTROLYTES

Discount Drug Mart

Publix

Earths Best

Rite Aid - Tugaboos

EnfaCare

Shopko

Enfalac

Similac

Enfamil

Simply Right

Enfapro

Stop & Shop

Food Lion

Sunrise

Full Circle

Supervalu

Fulton Street Market

Target

Gerber Good Start

Tippy Toes by TopCare

Giant

Top Care

Giant Eagle Baby

Topco

Hannaford

Up & Up

H-E-B

Vermont Organics

Heinz Nurture

Walgreens

Home 360 Baby

Wegmans

Hy-Vee

Well Beginnings

Isomil

Western Family

Kirkland Signature

SOY MILK (Original only)

Kuddles

365 Everyday Value (Original,


Light, and Unsweetened)

D-Vi-Sol
Enfamil 5% Glucose Water
Fer-In-Sol Drops
Poly-Vi-Sol Drops
Tri-Vi-Sol Drops
Resource Just for Kids with
Fiber

Bright Beginnings
Comforts for Baby
Cottontails
CVS Pharmacy
Goodness
H-E-B Baby
Home 360 Baby
Meijer
Mom to Mom
Naturalyte
ShopRite
Parents Choice
Top Care
Walgreens
Western Family

BABY FOOD
see also page 5
Gerber- Carrots, Green Beans,
Peas

INFANT FORMULAS
see also page 114
365 Everyday Value
Americas Choice for Baby

Life Brand
Little Ones
Meijer Baby
Members Mark

Best Choice Clearly Organic


Fit & Active Organic
Fit & Active
Fresh & Easy Soysense

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INDEX

Ameribella

Laura Lynn

PERSONAL CARE LIST

Moo Moo Buckaroo

MEDICINE LIST

Baby Basics

PESACH INFO

Boost Kid Essentials, 1.0, 1.5

CHOMETZ INFO

Mom to Mom

PESACH KITCHEN

Babies R Us

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

PEDIATRIC SUPPLEMENT

PRODUCT DIRECTORY
PESACH KITCHEN
CHOMETZ INFO
PESACH INFO
MEDICINE LIST
PERSONAL CARE LIST
INDEX

Giant

Winn-Dixie Organic

Roundys

Green Way

ALMOND MILK

Shop Rite

Harris Teeter Naturals


Organic

365 Everyday Value

(Original only)

Sunnyside Farms
Tree of Life

Harvest Farms

Almond Breeze (Original)

Hy-Vee

Almond Breeze Unsweetened

Market Basket, Unsweetened

Almondsense

Meijer

Essential Everyday

Rice Dream Enriched


(Unsweetened Original)

Natural Directions Organic

FredMeyer

Harris Teeter

Natures Place

Fresh & Easy

RiceSense Enriched

Natures Promise Organic

Friendly Farms

Full Circle

O Organics

Full Circle

Hy-Vee

Shop Rite Organic

H-E-B

Meijer

Shop Rite

Hy-vee

Natures Place

Silk (Original)

Laura Lynn

Shop Rite

Smart Menu Organic

Market Basket

Market Basket Enriched

Soy Dream

Meijer

Price Chopper Enriched

Stop & Shop

Natural Directions

Wild Harvest Enriched

Western Family Aseptic

Natures Place

COCONUT MILK

Price Chopper

Coconut Dream

Winn-Dixie

RICE MILK (Original only)

OTHER BABY FOOD OPTIONS (KITNIYOS)


Baby food and baby cereal sold year-round may not be used on Passover. This includes rice cereal
and jars of fruits and vegetables, because they may be produced on chometz equipment. This year,
a Kosher For Passover baby food is available see page 5.
The following are additional kitniyos options for your baby. Please note that kitniyos foods are
permissible for a baby, if necessary (see pages 108 & 109). These foods must not be prepared or
cooked on Kosher for Passover utensils. Keep segregated and serve with disposables.
Recipe for Homemade Baby Rice Cereal:
Purchase rice (use STAR-S approved rice - see page 16).
Boil 1 cup checked rice (as above) in 2 cups water & cook for 20 minutes, in separate pot
used only for Kitniyos.
For thicker consistency, strain or blend the cooked rice (with separate utensils used only for
Kitniyos).
Add one scoop (1 tablespoon) Kosher for Passover vanilla sugar. Mash by hand.

For a list of chometz-free products from the following companies go


to www.star-k.org or contact the STAR-K office:

AMWAY, MELALEUCA, SHAKLEE AND SUNRIDER


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Chicago Rabbinical Council


2016 Passover Guide
Table Of Contents

Policy on Medicines, Cosmetics and Toiletries............................................ 3

How to Use This Guide.............................................................................. 5

Sephardic Laws and Customs...................................................................5-6

Passover an Introduction........................................................................ 6
Preparation for Passover

Description of Chametz.............................................................................. 7

Guidelines on Buying Food Before and After Passover................................ 7

Which Foods are Chametz?....................................................................9-11
Kitnios.................................................................................................12-14

From Slavery to Freedom: the Dual Celebration of Pesach........................ 15

Kashering the Kitchen and Countertops..............................................17-21

Tevillas Keilim and Hechsher Keilim...................................................22-25
Eruv Tavshilin......................................................................................28-29

Shaimos Guidelines................................................................................... 30

Proper Disposal of Chametz.................................................................30-31

Pre-Pesach Cleaning Checklist.................................................................. 31

Guidelines on Leaving Home Before Passover........................................... 35
Seder Thoughts......................................................................................... 35

Taanit Bchorim Fast of First Born Sons............................................... 36

The Seder, Seder Plate, and Requirements and Measurements..............36-39
Passover Information

Shopping Guide, Product Information, FAQ and Pet Foods................41-61

Kashrus Status of Raw Fish on Pesach..................................................64-65

Chametz After Pesach..........................................................................66-70

Candle Lighting Times.........................................................................72-73

Passover Dates to Remember..................................................................... 73
General Information

Guide for Wedding Dates......................................................................... 73

Calendar of Holidays................................................................................ 74

Sefirat Haomer Chart................................................................................ 75

Understanding the Reliability of Kosher Agencies................................76-78

Information about the Chicago Rabbinical Council.............................79-81

Glossary of Hebrew Terms...................................................................82-83
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Kashering the
Kitchen
Introduction

ishes, utensils, kitchen appliances, countertops,


and anything else used with food year-round,
cannot be used for Passover unless it goes through
a process known as kashering or hechsher keilim. For
a few items kashering just involves thoroughly cleaning
the item, but for most items kashering also requires
submerging the item in boiling water or a similar hot
process. The laws of kashering are quite complex, and
this article will present the most practical points for the
average consumer; readers are encouraged to discuss
any questions not covered in this article with their local
Orthodox Rabbi.

New Utensils
Many people choose to purchase extra dishes, flatware, and other utensils which are kept from year
to year for Passover use, thereby avoiding the need
to kasher those items.
All new metal, aluminum, and glass utensils require
tevilat keilim (ritual immersion) in a kosher mikvah
(ritual bath) with the appropriate bracha (blessing).
New disposable aluminum pans are acceptable
for Passover without special certification. Ritual
immersion is not required.
New utensils made of plastic , wood or Styrofoam
are acceptable without special certification, and
ritual immersion is not required.
The following items may not be kashered for Passover:
China, pottery, earthenware, cement, concrete, and
enameled pots may not be kashered for Passover. The
Ashkenazic custom is to not kasher glass or crystal,
with the exception of glass stovetops discussed below.
There is a difference of opinion as to whether plastic and other synthetic materials are included
in this rule, and the cRc position is that
those materials may be kashered.
Utensils and appliances which cannot
be thoroughly cleaned, such as those
having crevices in which chametz can
accumulate, may not be kashered for

Sephardic Applications
1. Rav Ovadia Yosef (Chazon Ovadia Pesach
2003 edition page 151), following the Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 451:26), rules that
glass and crystal DO NOT need to be kashered
for Pesach. Glass is a non-porous material,
and thus merely requires to be washed and
cleaned and may be used for Pesach. This
includes Pyrex and Duralex as well. (Chazon
Ovadia, ibid.)
2. However, an item that is not 100% glass, but
contains even a small amount of material that
is not able to be kashered, such as ceramic,
may not be kashered (personal communication
with Rav Ovadia Yosef ). For example, a glass
stovetop is likely not 100% glass and may
contain additional materials. If even a small
percentage of those additional materials are
not kasherable, then the entire stovetop may
not be kashered.
3. Rav Yosef (Chazon Ovadia Pesach 2003
edition, page 151) opines that plastic may be
kashered for Pesach.
NOTE: Sephardic applications are indicated in
marked boxes.
Passover. Some examples of this are dishwashers,
sieves, graters, utensils with loose-fitting handles,
and bottles with narrow necks.
Materials which might get ruined during the kashering
process may not be kashered for Passover, out of
concern that the person would be afraid of breaking
his utensil and would therefore not kasher properly.
We now turn to the parts of the kitchen which
can be kashered.
Flatware
Silver, stainless steel, and plastic flatware may be
kashered. The process begins with a thorough clean-

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ing, after which the utensil should not be used for 24


hours. A pot of water is brought to a rolling boil, and
the pieces of flatware are dropped into the water one
at a time. If the water stops boiling at any point, one
must wait until it returns to a boil before putting in
any more flatware. The custom is to rinse the flatware
with cold water after kashering.
Some have the custom to kasher in a dedicated
kashering pot which is not used for anything else,
but most kasher in any pot which is clean and has not
been used for 24 hours.

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Tablecloths
Fabric tablecloths may be used for Passover after
being laundered. Vinyl tablecloths cannot be kashered and should be replaced for Passover.
Electric Mixers, Food Processors and Blenders
The motor area of small electric appliances (e.g. mixers,
food processor, blenders) is often exposed to chametz and
is very difficult to clean; it is therefore recommended
that one purchase separate appliances which should be
reserved for Passover use. A food processor or blender
whose motor area is truly sealed, such that food does
not penetrate, is not affected by this issue and may be
used for Passover after separate bowls and blades are
purchased for Passover use.
Sinks
Stainless steel or Corian
Sinks
sinks may be kashered by
cleaning them thorough- Rav Ovadia Yosef
ly, leaving them unused (Chazon Ovadia Pesach
for 24 hours, and then 2003 edition page 151)
carefully pouring boiling ruled that porcelain
water from a kettle over sinks may be kashered
all surfaces of the sink and in the same way that
faucet. The strainer cover- stainless steel or Corian
ing the sinks drain should sinks are kashered. He
be replaced for Passover. added that it is preferable
Porcelain sinks cannot to undergo this process
be kashered. Dishes and three times for porcelain
other Passover utensils sinks.
may not be placed in a
sink which was not kashered; rather, an insert or basin
which was never used for chametz must be placed in
the sink, and all dishes should be put into that insert.

SEPHARDIM

Per point #1 above,


glassware does not
require more than being
washed and cleaned to be
usable on Passover.

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Glassware

SEPHARDIM

Drinking Vessels
The Ashkenazic custom
is that drinking glasses
made of glass cannot be
kashered if they were ever
used for hot beverages or
washed with hot water,
such as in a dishwasher.

SEPHARDIM

Pots and Pans


Standard metal pots are
kashered in the same Glass Pots (Pyrex)
manner as flatware; con- Per point #1 above,
sult with your Rabbi if these items do not need
the pot which requires to undergo kashering.
kashering is too large to Washing and cleaning
fit into any other pot of them suffices (Chazon
boiling water. Enameled Ovadia Pesach 2003
pots (e.g. Fiesta Ware, edition page 152).
Le Creuset) and glass
pots (e.g. Pyrex) cannot be kashered.
In general, baking,
roasting, and frying Frying Pans
pans cannot be kashered Following the Shulchan
for Passover, unless they Aruch (Orach Chaim
are always used with gen- 451:11), Rav Ovadia
erous amounts of oil or Yosef (Chazon Ovadia
other grease when cook- Pesach 2003 edition
ing. If that is the case, page 138) rules that
they can be kashered via hagala suffices for frying
libun kal which involves pans. However, the
cleaning the pans well, difficulty in achieving
not using them for 24 the prerequisite level of
hours and then puting cleanliness necessary for
them upside-down on hagala may make this
an open flame until both process impractical.
the inside and outside of
the pan are hot enough to singe paper.

If they were never used or washed hot, fill the glasses


with water and leave the water in the glasses for at
least 24 hours; repeat this procedure two additional
times with fresh water. Drinking glasses made of
plastic can be kashered in the same manner as flatware
outlined above, and drinking glasses (or anything
else) made of ceramic or china cannot be kashered.

Stovetops and Ovens


Stovetops (ranges) and ovens may be kashered for
Passover use, and the process for doing so is as follows:
Stovetops
The most common type of stovetop is a metal grate
over an open flame, which is situated on a porcelain

SEPHARDIM

Self-cleaning oven
A complete high-temperature self-clean cycle should

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SEPHARDIM

Non self-cleaning oven


The interior and exterior
surfaces of the oven must Ovens
be thoroughly cleaned, Rav Ovadia Yosef
the oven should not be (Chazon Ovadia Pesach
used for a full 24 hours, 2003 edition page 132)
and then should be does not require the
turned on to its high- additional stringencies
est temperature for one of covering the racks
hour. As an added pre- etc. and preventing
caution for Passover, food from coming into
once this process is contact with the oven
complete, the racks and walls.
grates should be covered
on both sides with aluminum foil (which should be
perforated for air circulation). Additionally, no food
should be permitted to touch the side, bottom or top
of the oven on Passover.

Microwave oven
Microwave ovens may be Microwave oven
used on Chol HaMoed,
Regarding the glass
but not on Shabbat and
plate, refer to Point 1
Yom Tov. The glass plate
above that glass does not
cannot be kashered (or
require anything more
used) and should be
than being washed and
removed before kashercleaned to be usable on
ing begins. Some microPassover. This assumes,
waves have a porcelain
though, that the plate
enamel interior; these
does not contain even
cannot be kashered.
a small amount of
To kasher the microun-kasherable materials
wave appliance, clean it
(see Point 2 above).
thoroughly, and do not
use it for 24 hours. Then a cup of water should be boiled
in the chamber for an extended amount of time, until
the chamber fills with steam and the water overflows
from the cup. For Passover, it is a commendable extra
precaution to cover all foods in the microwave, even
after performing the above kashering. If a microwave
has a metal grate, it should be kashered in a pot of hot
water as described in the Flatware section above.
For convection microwave ovens, the same kashering process as a conventional oven should be followed,
paying particular attention to cleaning out the chamber
and fan assembly.
Refrigerators
Refrigerators and
Rav Ovadia Yosef does
Freezers
All parts of refrigerators not require the shelves to
and freezers, includ- be covered, assuming the
ing storage bins, must general usage does not
be thoroughly cleaned involve placing boiling
and washed. The shelves hot pots and pans directly
should be lined with plas- on the racks. To his view,
tic or foil, which should washing and cleaning
be perforated with small the shelves is sufficient
holes to allow for air cir- (Chazon Ovadia Pesach
2003 edition page 148).
culation.

SEPHARDIM

enamel
surface. Others have electric coils in the place of an open
flame or have a ceramic or glass
surface covering electric coils;
the most popular brands for this
last type of stovetop are Corning
and Ceran.
Stovetops which are covered with
ceramic cannot be kashered. For all other
types including glass the kashering is as
follows: All parts of the stovetop should be thoroughly
cleaned, including scraping residual food from the
surface and catch-tray, and not used for 24 hours. Then
the fire or coil should be turned to its maximum temperature for at least 30 minutes. [For electric stovetops
with exposed coils (i.e. not covered with glass), leave
the coils on for just 15 minutes.] Finally, the knobs,
catch trays, and all areas between the burners must be
covered with aluminum foil.

be run with the racks inside the oven, and


then the oven may be used for Passover
without covering the racks. This kashering may be done even if the oven was not
left unused for 24 hours. If the racks are
not inside the oven while the self-clean cycle
is run, the racks should be kashered separately.
Note: Low-temperature self-clean cycles (e.g.
AquaLift, Steam Clean) do not qualify as kashering.

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ing the countertops is practical in ones home or if the


countertop contains no cracks, the countertop may be
kashered; otherwise the wooden countertop should be
covered for Passover. Some of the popular wood brands
on the market are Craftart, John Boos, and Spekva.
Many kitchens use natural stone such as granite,
marble, limestone, quartzite, soapstone, slate, and
onyx for countertops. These may be kashered for Passover regardless of which sealant is used.
Another material used for countertops is quartz
resin, a man-made material made to look like granite
or marble. Some common brands are Cambria, Ceaser
Stone, Silestone, and Zodiaq. These may be kashered
for Passover. Similarly, countertops made of acrylic
or polyester look like stone. Some popular brands
are Avonite, Corian, Gibraltar, Staron, Surrell, and
Swanstone. These materials may be kashered for Passover
if they do not contain any scratches or stains; otherwise
they must be covered.
There are also glass,
Glass Countertops
ceramic, cement, and
porcelain countertops Although Rav Ovadia
available, with porous Yosef is lenient regarding
grout between each tile. glass, in this instance,
Buddy Rhodes and due to the presence of
Cheng Design are pop- porous un-kasherable
ular brands of cement grout, one should cover
countertop. These coun- such a countertop and
not kasher it.

SEPHARDIM

Countertops
In any situation where the countertop cannot or will
not be kashered, it may
only be used on Passover Countertops
after being covered with
According to Rav Ovadia
a non-porous material
Yosef (Chazon Ovadia
which will not easily rip
Pesach 2003 edition
or tear.
page 160), countertops
The procedure for
are kashered by pouring
kashering a countertop
boiling hot water over
is to clean it thoroughly,
them, assuming of
not use it for 24 hours,
course that the material
and then carefully pour
is kasherable.
boiling water on all surfaces. Once the countertop is kashered, it may be used
without being covered. However, many people have a
custom to both kasher and cover their countertops. As
noted at the beginning of this article, one may not kasher
utensils made of certain materials (ceramic, cement,
glass), or with materials which are not robust enough
to withstanding kashering, and one may also not kasher
any utensil that has cracks, nicks, or scratches where
pieces of food might get stuck. These same restrictions
apply to countertops, and the practical examples are
detailed below.
There are many countertop materials available
for home use today, with an old favorite being plastic
laminate, manufactured by laminating a hard plastic
material onto a thin piece of
wood. Some popular brands of
laminate are Formica, Nevamar, and Pionite. In some
cases, there are seams where
two pieces of laminate meet,
creating the potential for chametz collecting in that area
during the year, and special
attention should be paid to
cleaning those seams.
Others create counters from butcher block or
wood. In general, wood may
be kashered only if it contains
no cracks that might trap chametz. Due to the likelihood
of such cracks developing, it
was the practice to sand down
wooden surfaces in butcher
shops before Passover. If sand-

tertops cannot be kashered for


Passover and must be covered.
While not used as often in
a home, stainless steel, copper, and zinc countertops are
also available, and they may be
kashered for Passover.
Special thanks to Rick
Glickman of Dream Kitchens for his assistance with our
countertop research.
As with all halachic issues, if a
question arises regarding kashering ones kitchen, contact your
local Orthodox Rabbi.
A summary of the information
about countertops is included in
the chart on the following page.

Countertops
The following is a summary of the countertop information presented in the preceding article.
Brand Name or
Material
Acrylic
Avonite
Blue Louise
Buddy Rhodes
Butcher Block
Caesar Stone
Cambria
Cement
Ceramic tile
Cheng Design
Concrete
Copper
Cosmos
Corian
Craftart
Curava
Dekton
Fireclay Tiles
Formica
Gibraltar
Glass tile
Granite
HanStone
John Boos
Laminate (plastic)
Limestone
Marble
Neolith
Nevamar
Pionite
Plastic Laminate
Porcelain
Quartzite
Quartz Resin
Silestone
Silgranit
Slate
Soapstone
Spekva
Stainless Steel
Staron
Surrell
Swanstone
Wood
Zinc
Zodiaq

Can it be
kashered
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Comment
May be kashered if there are no scratches or stains; otherwise cover.
May be kashered if there are no scratches or stains; otherwise cover.
Must be covered for Passover.
May be kashered if there are no cracks; otherwise sand or cover.

Must be covered for Passover.


Must be covered for Passover.
Must be covered for Passover.
Must be covered for Passover.
May be kashered if there are no scratches or stains; otherwise cover.
May be kashered if there are no cracks; otherwise sand or cover.
Must be covered for Passover
Must be covered for Passover
Must be covered for Passover
Carefully clean seams before kashering.
May be kashered if there are no scratches or stains; otherwise cover.
Must be covered for Passover.
May be kashered if there are no cracks; otherwise sand or cover.
Carefully clean seams before kashering.

Must be covered for Passover.


Carefully clean seams before kashering.
Carefully clean seams before kashering.
Carefully clean seams before kashering.
Must be covered for Passover.

May be kashered if there are no cracks; otherwise sand or cover.


May be kashered if there are no scratches or stains; otherwise cover.
May be kashered if there are no scratches or stains; otherwise cover.
May be kashered if there are no scratches or stains; otherwise cover.
May be kashered if there are no cracks; otherwise sand or cover.

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cRc Guide to Tevillas Keilim and


Hechsher Keilim (Kashering)
Reviewed February 2016 / "

hese guidelines presented on the following pages were formulated by the Rosh Beth Din of the Chicago
Rabbinical Council (cRc), Rav Gedalia Dov Schwartz auyl$.

The following are general guidelines


for tevillas keilim:

Metal or glass items require tevillah with a beracha/hkrb.

Ceramic, plastic, rubber or wood


items do not require tevillah.

China (i.e. glazed ceramic)


requires tevillah without a beracha.
This guide will discuss the following
3 forms of hechsher keilim (kashering).

1. Hagala (HLEGH)

The item is cleaned thoroughly


and left unused for 24 hours.
[The 24 hour idle period is
known as rendering the item
aino ben yomo/] .
All surfaces of the item are
then placed into a pot of
water that is on the fire and at
a rolling boil. Some families
own a dedicated kashering
pot, but it is also acceptable
to use an ordinary pot that
had previously been used for
chametz, dairy or meat, if the
pot is clean and aino ben yomo.

2. Irui Kli Rishon


(IW$AR YLK YWRYE)

The item is cleaned thoroughly


and left unused for 24 hours.
Water is brought to a rolling
boil in a pot on the fire, and
that water is poured directly

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from the pot onto all surfaces


of the item being kashered.
Extreme caution should be
exercised during this method
of kashering, to protect
against anyone accidentally
getting burned by the
cascading boiling water.
Some families own a dedicated
kashering pot, but it is also
acceptable to use an ordinary
pot that had previously been
used for chametz, dairy or
meat, if the pot is clean and
aino ben yomo.

3. Libun Gamur
(RWMG IWBYL)

The item is heated with a


blowtorch or hot coals until
the item begins to glow redhot. Aino ben yomo is not
required for this form of
kashering. This method of
kashering is impractical for
most individuals and should
only be done by someone
specially trained in this area.
Under no circumstances may
something be kashered if there
is a concern that it will break,
as this might lead the person
performing the kashering to be
apprehensive and therefore not
perform the kashering properly.
For this reason, some items are

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listed as not being eligible for


kashering even if technically
there is a way that kashering
can be done.
As relates to a number of
items, the guidelines will
differentiate between whether
they are used with or without
liquids, and this refers to
whether the food is cooked or
fried in a meaningful amount
of water or oil. For example,
a pot used to cook pasta is
considered to have been used
with liquids (even though
the pasta/chametz is a solid)
because cooking is always
done with liquid in the pot.
On the other hand, a baking
sheet used to bake bread is
considered to have been used
without liquid (even though
the bread/chametz contains
water) since bread is basically a
dry item.
The guidelines reflect the
general ruling that china
cannot be kashered. However,
if the china is particularly
expensive and/or of great
sentimental value, please
consult a Rabbi as there
are cases where kashering is
permitted for year-round use.

Item

Requires
tevillah?

CAN IT BE KASHERED?
For
Pesach

Yearround

Method of kashering (where applicable)


and other notes

Aluminum
(disposable)

No

See note

See note

If used with liquid, kasher through hagalah


If used without liquids, requires libun gamur

Aluminum
(not disposable)

Yes

See note

See note

If used with liquid, kasher through hagalah


If used without liquids, requires libun gamur

Baking sheet

Yes

Yes

Yes

Libun gamur
For year-round, clean blech well, do not use for 24 hours,
place the blech upside-down on stovetop burners, and turn
on all burners to their highest setting for 15 minutes.
Exercise caution as the blech will become very hot.

Blech

No

No

Yes

Yes, without

No

No

Cast Iron

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ceramic
(e.g. coffee mug)

No

No

No

Yes, without

No

No

for the glass


portions

No

Yes

For year-round, clean well, do not use for 24 hours, and


then run through one cycle

Colander

Yes

No

Yes

For year-round, kasher through hagalah

Corelle (plates, bowls)

Yes

No

No

Corelle (cups)

No

No

No

Cork

No

No

No

Yes, without

No

No

Yes

No

No

Bone China

China
Coffee maker

Corningware
Crystal

a beracha

a beracha

Yes,

a beracha

If used with liquid, kasher through hagalah


If used without liquids, requires libun gamur

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Item

Requires
tevillah?

CAN IT BE KASHERED?
For
Pesach

Yearround

Method of kashering (where applicable)


and other notes

Dentures (false teeth)

No

Yes

Not
required

Dishwasher made of
Porcelain

No

No

No

Dishwasher made of
Stainless steel or
plastic

No

No

See note

Duralex

Yes

No

No

Farberware

Yes

Yes

Yes

For kashering, see individual utensils (e.g. frying pan, pot)

for the metal


portions

No

Yes

For year-round, kasher all parts including those made of hard


plastic through hagalah

Yes

No

No

Food Processor
Frying pan,
with Teflon coating

Yes,

For Pesach, kasher through irui kli rishon

For year-round, replace racks, do not use for 24 hours,


and then run through one cycle

Frying pan,
without Teflon
coating

Yes

See note

See note

Glass-topped range

No

Yes

Yes

If used with generous amounts of oil or other grease,


kasher through libun kal (clean well and do not use for 24
hours, then put upside-down on open flame until both
inside and outside are hot enough to singe paper).
If used with insignificant amounts of oil (e.g. cooking
spray) kasher through libun gamur
For year-round, kasher by leaving all burners on highest
setting for half an hour
For Pesach, kasher as above but do not use the range on
Pesach unless the space between the burners is covered

Glasses used for drinking

Yes

See note

No

If used with hot beverages or washed in a dishwasher, they


cannot be kashered for Pesach. Otherwise, fill the glasses with
water and leave the water in the glasses for at least 24 hours.
Repeat this procedure two additional times with fresh water.

Hot Plate (metal)

No

Yes

Yes

To kasher, clean and do not use for 24 hours, leave on


highest setting for half an hour, then cover with foil before
use. Glass and ceramic hot plates cannot be kashered.

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Item

Microwave oven

Requires
tevillah?

Yes,

CAN IT BE KASHERED?
For
Pesach

Yes,

Yearround

Yes,

Method of kashering (where applicable)


and other notes
To kasher, clean microwave thoroughly and do not use for
24 hours. Boil a cup of water in the chamber for an
extended amount of time, until the chamber fills with steam
and the water overflows from the cup. The glass plate
cannot be kashered (or used) and should be removed before
kashering begins. For Pesach, it is a commendable extra
precaution to cover all foods in the microwave, even after
performing the above kashering.

only for the


glass plate

except for
glass plate

except for glass


plate

Pot made of
Metal (uncoated), or
Teflon-coated metal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pots made of
Metal coated with
enamel (e.g. Le Creuset)

Yes

See note

See note

Plastic

No

Yes

Yes

Pyrex

Yes

No

No

Rubber

No

Yes

Yes

Hagalah, assuming there are no cracks where food might get


trapped. If there are cracks, it cannot be kashered (or used).

Stainless steel

Yes

Yes

Yes

For kashering, see individual utensils (e.g. frying pan, pot)

without a
beracha

No

No

Teflon-coated cookware

Yes

See note

See note

Wood

No

Yes

Yes

Stoneware

Yes,

Hagalah

Kasher with libun kal clean well and do not use for 24
hours, then put upside-down on open flame until both
inside and outside are hot enough to singe paper
Hagalah

For kashering, see individual utensil (e.g. frying pan, pot)


Hagalah, assuming there are no cracks where food might get
trapped. If there are cracks, it cannot be kashered (or used).

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ShoppingGuide
P E S A C H 2016

Thislistofproductsismarkedasfollows:

AcceptablewithoutPassoverCertification

MustbearreliablePassoverCertification

NotacceptableforPassover

FooditemsinthissectionshouldpreferablybepurchasedbeforePassover

SephardimshouldcontacttheirlocalSephardicrabbiregardingissuesofkitniyot

Product
Adhesivebandages

Status

Notes

Product

Status

Notes

Kitniyot

Benefiber

Chametz

Beverages

Bicarbonateofsoda

Beansprouts

Airfreshener

Liquid
Solid

Alcohol

Fordrinking
Isopropylalcohol

Alfalfa

Kitniyot

Birdfood

Aluminumproducts

Includesaluminumfoilandpans

Bleach

Amaranth

Amaranthisnotkitniyotbut
requirescertificationtobesureno
othergrainsaremixedin

Bleachwipes

Blush

Ammonia

Bodywash

Braces

Waxforbracesisalsoacceptable;wash
rubberbandsbeforeplacinginmouth

Brewersyeast

Chametz

Brownsugar

Seepetfoodpages

Anise

Kitniyot

Antacid(chewable)

Applejuice

ConcentratealsorequiresPesach
certification

Applesauce

Buckwheat

Kitniyot

Aspartame

Buckwheatpillow

Rawareacceptableiftheycontain
noadditives

Onemayownandderivebenefit
fromkitniyot

Butter

Candles

Scentedisalsoacceptable

Candy

Cannedfruitsor
vegetables

Canolaoil

Kitniyot

Caraway

Kitniyot

Babycarrots
Babyfood

Canned,cookedorfrozen

Includesjarredorcanned
SeeInfantFormulapages
Whenacceptable,bottlesshouldbe
filledandcleanedseparatelyfrom
Pesachdishessinceformulaiskitniyot

Babyformula
Babyoil

Babyointment

Babypowder

Acceptableifitonlycontainstalc,
talcumpowder,cornstarch,or
otherinnocuousingredients

Carrots

Babywipes

Acceptableiftheydonotcontain
ethylalcohol(ethanol)

Catfood

Bags

Bakingpowder

Bakingsoda

Balloons

Ifpowdered,washbeforePesach

Bandaids

Beans

Kitniyot

Raw(includingbabycarrots)are
acceptableifadditivefree
Canned,cookedorfrozen
Seepetfoodpages

Charcoal

Cheese

Cheesespreads

Chewablepills

Seemedicineletter(page3)

Chewingtobacco

Containsflavors

Chickpeas

Kitniyot

Cigarettes

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Product

Status

Notes

Product

Status

Cloves

Somehaveacustomnottouse
clovesforPesach

Eyedrops

Acceptableif100%pureandnot
processedinEurope.Hersheysare
acceptableexceptforSpecialDark

Eyeliner

Cocoapowder

Eyeshadow

Coconut(shredded)

Sweetenedorflavored
Unsweetened&unflavored

Fabricprotector

Coffee

Beanswhichareplain,unflavored,
andnotdecaffeinateddonot
requirecertification,butthegrinder
mustbeclean
Instant,flavoredordecaffeinated
coffeerequirescertification
Kcupsrequirecertification

Fabricsoftener

Coffeefilters

Coffeewhitener

Seeds(Kitniyot)
Leaves

Fennel

Fresh

Fish

Canned,frozenorprocessed

Fishfood

Seepetfoodpages

Flaxseeds

Flaxseedsarenotkitniyot
Seespices

Flour

Cologne

Seemedicineandcosmeticpages

Colonoscopydrink

Seemedicineandcosmeticpages

Floss(dental)

Foil(aluminum)

Foodcoloring

Confectionarysugar

Contactlenssolution

Contactpaper

Cookingoilspray

Footpowder

Cookingwine

Formulaforinfants

Corianderseeds

Kitniyot

Frozendinners

Corn&cornproducts

Kitniyot

Cornremover

Cosmetics

Crockpotliner

Cumin

Kitniyot

Cutlery(plastic)

Dates

Glazemaybeproblematic

Decaffeinatedcoffee
ortea

Liptondecaffeinatedteabagsare
acceptablewithoutcertification
Acceptable(includingwaxed)ifnot
flavored

Dentalflossortape
Dentures

Deodorant
Dessertgels&
puddings

Detergent

Dishwashingsoap

Dogfood

Seebabyformula

Canned,cooked,driedor
sweetened
Fresh
Frozenisacceptableifitisnot
sweetenedorcooked,andcontains
nosensitiveadditives

Fruit

Fruitjuice

Purefrozenconcentratedorange
juice

Fruitpreserves

Furniturepolish

Otherconcentrates

Fresh

Garlic

Peeled(injarsorcans)
Powderfree

Gloves(disposable)

Powderlessorwithpowder

Glue

Grapejuice

Grapefruitjuice

Seemedicineandcosmeticpages

Greenbeans

Kitniyot

Gum(chewing)

Hairgel

Seeds(Kitniyot)
Leaves

Dill

Seenutritionalsupplementpage

Seemedicineandcosmeticpages

Creams(e.g.
cosmetics)

Chametz
Acceptable(includingwaxed)ifnot
flavored

Foodsupplements

(e.g.cornoil,cornsyrup)

Notes

Hairspray

Seemedicineandcosmeticpages

Hemp

Kitniyot

Herbaltea

Seepetfoodpages

Honey

Driedfruit

eCigaretteJuice

Edamame

Kitniyot

Eggs

Cookedorliquid
Wholeandraw(including
pasteurized)

Ensure

Seenutritionalsupplementpage

Raw

Horseradish

Prepared

Hydrogenperoxide

Ice(inbag)

Icecream

Ices

=AcceptablewithoutPassoverCertification=MustbearPassoverCertification=NotacceptableforPassover

SHOPPINGGUIDEPESACH2016
Product

Status

Notes

Product

Infantformula

Seebabyformula

Mousse(forhair)

Insecticide

Sprays
Sometrapscontainchametz

Mouthwash
MSG

Status

Notes
Seemedicineandcosmeticpages
Seemedicineandcosmeticpages

Instantcoffeeortea

Invertsugar

Mushrooms

Isopropylalcohol

Mustard

Jam

Nailpolish

Jelly

Nailpolishremover

Juice(fruit)

Purefrozenconcentratedorange
juice

Napkins

Otherconcentrates

Nondairycreamer

KCups

Kasha

Kitniyot

Nutritional
supplement(e.g.

Ketchup

Kimmel

Kitniyot

Lactaidmilkmaybeusedif
purchasedbeforePesach
Chewablepills
Nonchewablepills

Lactaid

Powderfree

Latexgloves

Powderlessorwithpowder

Laundrydetergent

Canned
Rawordried
Kitniyot

Seenutritionalsupplementpage

Ensure)

Peanutsarekitniyot

Pecans(allshelled)
Othernuts(incl.chopped)are
acceptablewithoutcertificationif
freeofBHAandBHT,andnot
blanched,roastedorground

Nuts

Ointments

Extravirgin(unflavored)

Oliveoil

Othertypes,includingextralight

Oil

ConcentratealsorequiresPesach
certification

Orangejuice

Purefrozenorangejuice
concentratedoesnotrequire
Pesachcertification

Kitniyot

Orthodontics

Washrubberbandsbeforeplacing
inmouth

Seemedicineandcosmeticpages

Ovencleaner

Pam

Pans(aluminum)

Laxatives

Seemedicineandcosmeticpages

Lemonjuice
Lentils
Lipproducts
Liqueur

Liquiddishdetergent

Liquidmedicines

Seemedicineletter(page3)

Liquor

Paperproducts

Includingbags,napkins,plates,and
waxpaper
Maybeusedforhotorcold

ListerinePocketPaks

RequiresPassovercertification,and
thisbrandisnotcertified

Paraffin

Lotions

Parchmentpaper

Seemedicineandcosmeticpages

Peanuts

Kitniyot

Makeup
Margarine

Peas

Kitniyot

Mascara

Pecans(allshelled)

Matzah

Perfume

Mayonnaise

Petfood

Meat

Freshorfrozenrawmeatinoriginal
packagingisacceptable,but
ground,cookedorrepacked
requiresPesachcertification

Medicine

Seemedicineletter(page3)

Milk

Seeseparatelistofcertifiedmilk
producersintheMidwest
Ifcertifiedisunavailable,buy
beforePesach

Millet

Kitniyot

Mineraloil

Acceptableifitdoesnotcontain
carbonation,flavorsorvitamins

Mineralwater
Monosodium
glutamate

Seemedicineandcosmeticpages
Seepetfoodpages

Petroleumjelly

Pickles

Pills

Seemedicineletter(page3)

Pineapple(canned)

Plastic(cutlery,plates)

Plasticwrap

Plates

Includingpaper,plasticand
Styrofoam
Maybeusedforhotorcold

Playdoh

Maycontainchametz

Polish(forfurniture,

Pop

shoes,orsilver)

=AcceptablewithoutPassoverCertification=MustbearPassoverCertification=NotacceptableforPassover

SHOPPINGGUIDEPESACH2016
Product

Status

Notes

Product

Popcorn

Kitniyot

Poppyseeds

Kitniyot

Potatochips

Freshorfrozenrawpoultryin
originalpackagingisacceptable,but
ground,cookedorrepacked
requiresPesachcertification

Poultry
Powdereddish
detergent

Prunes

Pumpkinseeds

Notkitniyot;acceptableifrawand
withoutadditives

Quinoa

Quinoaisnotkitniyotbutrequires
certificationtobesurenoother
grainsaremixedin

Raisins

Rice,includingwild
rice

Kitniyot
Ricemilkmaycontainchametz;see
milkalternativespage

Saffron

Somehaveacustomnottouse
saffronforPesach

Salads(bagged)

Salmon

Notes

Stringbeans

Kitniyot

Styrofoam

Brownsugarandconfectionary
sugar
Pure,whitecanesugarwithout
additivesisacceptable

Sugar
Sugarsubstitute

Sunflowerseeds

Kitniyot

Suppositories

Syrups

Pureblack,greenorwhitetea
leavesorteabagsareacceptable
unlesstheyareflavored,instantor
decaffeinated,inwhichcasethey
requirecertification
Liptondecaffeinatedteabags

Tea

Herbaltea

Tissues

Tofu

Kitniyot

Tomatobased
products

Fresh

Toothpaste

Seewww.crcweb.orgforupdated
information

Acceptablewithoutiodineorother
additives

Toothpicks

Toothpicksareacceptableunless
flavoredorcolored

Canned,frozenorprocessed

Salt

Status

Sanitizers(e.g.Purell)

Scouringpads

Seltzer

Sesameseeds

Kitniyot

Shampoo

Tums

ChewableantacidsrequirePesach
certification,andthisbrandisnot
certifiedforPesach

Tunafish(canned)

Turmericisnotkitniyot
Seespices

Turmeric
Vanilla

Seemedicineandcosmeticpages

Vaseline

Sherbet

Vegetableoil

Shortening

Silverpolish

Snowpeas

Kitniyot

Soaps

Soda

Vegetablewash

Sorbet

Vinegar

Sorghum

Kitniyot

Vitamins

Soupmix

Water

Sourtomatoes

Waxforbraces

Kitniyot
Soysauceandsoymilkmaycontain
chametz;seemilkalternativespage

Waxpaper

Shavinglotion

Soyproducts

Splenda

Canned,cookedorfrozen
Freshrawvegetablesareacceptable
iftheyarenotkitniyot(seelisting
forindividualvegetables)anddont
containadditivesotherthansugar

Vegetables

Anise,caraway,corianderseeds,
cumin,dillseeds,fennelseeds,and
mustardarekitniyot
Otherspicesareacceptablein
wholeform,butgroundspices
requirecertification

Spices

Baggedsalads

Acceptableifitdoesnotcontain
carbonation,flavorsorvitamins

Puresugarwithoutadditivesis
acceptable

Whitesugar
Whitener(forcoffee)

Wildrice

Kitniyot

Wine

Woodchips

Stainremover

Wrap(plastic)

Stevia

Yogurt

Stickdeodorant

=AcceptablewithoutPassoverCertification=MustbearPassoverCertification=NotacceptableforPassover

cRc 2016 Passover


Supervised Products

note of caution: The labeling of the Kosher for Passover status of a product,
varies from product to product.
Please pay attention to the notes
that follow regarding what labeling

P-16

each product must bear to indicate that it is Kosher for Passover.


Since we update our information as close to Passover as possible,
information included here is only
accurate as of the date of publica-

tion of this guide. Please feel free


to check www.crcweb.org or contact
the cRc office closer to Passover,
since changes may have taken place
after publication.

olate milk, yogurt, or cottage cheese


for Passover. For milk and related
dairy products, nearly all companies
indicate Kosher for Passover status
by stamping P-16 alongside the
best by or expiration date. Any
exceptions will be noted in bold
below. We have listed the brands,
along with the plant numbers where
they are produced in parentheses, of
the dairy products the cRc certifies

for Passover. In the case of milk,


the cRc logo on the product is not
necessary; as long as the correct
brand, plant number, and P-16 are
present, it is kosher for Passover.
All must bear P-16, except for
the following plants which have
recently come under Star-K certification and will bear Star-D P
instead of P-16: Plants 17-37,
17-38 and 17-135.

HyVee (17-101, 17-284)


IGA (17-101)
Jewel (17-37)
Kemps (55-1500)
Market Pantry (17-37, 17-38,
55-1500)
Lucerne (17-38)
Mid-West Country Fare (17-101,
17-284)
Piggly Wiggly (17-37)
Prairie Farms (17-101, 17-284,
47-125)

Price First (17-37, 17-38)


Roundys (55-1500)
Save-a-Lot (55-1500)
Schnucks (17-101, 17-284)
Sendiks (55-1500)
Shoppers Value (17-101, 17-284)
Sentry (17-37)
Trader Joes (55-1500)
Trigs (55-1500)
Wic (17-37)
Wisconsin Farms (55-1500)

Milk and Other Dairy


Products
It is recommended that milk and
milk products sufficient for the full
8 days of Passover should be purchased before the
holiday, as stores
may not have P-16
(meaning Passover
2016) on the label
or container during
the holiday itself.
The cRc does not
supervise any choc-

Milk

Baremans (17-284)
Best Ever (17-101)
Borden (17-37, 17-38)
Centrella (17-37, 17-38)
Clear Value (55-1500)
Country Delight (17-38)
County Market (17-101, 17-284)
Dairy Pure (17-38, 17-38)
Festival (55-1500)
Friendly Farms (17-38)
Glenview Farms (17-101)
Great Value (17-37, 17-38)

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Cheese

*Oneg Cheese when bearing Kosher for Passover


*Schtark Cheese when bearing Kosher for Passover

Half and Half

Deans Dairy Pure (17-37) when bearing Star-D P


*Kemps (55-1500) when bearing P-16
Meijer (17-37) when bearing Star-D P
*Prairie Farms (17-284) when bearing P-16
Trader Joes (55-1500) when bearing P-16

Sour Cream

* Daisy Brand (48-0957) Sour Cream & Lite Sour


Cream when bearing Passover 2016
* Deans Sour Cream (17-135) when bearing
Star-D P
*Roundys Sour Cream (55-851) when bearing P-16

Whipping Cream

Deans Dairy Pure (17-37)

Passover Supervised Products


Beverage Companies

The following are acceptable only when bearing cRc


and P-16:
Coca Cola 2-liter bottles
Diet Coke 2-liter bottles
Pepsi 2-liter bottles
Diet Pepsi 2-liter bottles

Candy, Nuts & Snacks

(The following must be specially labeled Kosher for


Passover cRc)
*Illinois Nut 847/677-5777
*Zeldas 847/679-0033

Coffee

The following are acceptable without special


certification for Passover:
Folgers unflavored, regular and decaf
Tasters Choice unflavored, regular this does
not include decaf
ALL other instant coffee must bear Passover
certification.
Whole Beans and Fresh Ground Beans:
Unflavored plain ground or whole bean coffees
do not need special certification for Passover;
this does not include decaf. Decaf requires
Passover certification.
The following coffees are kosher for
Passover only when bearing the kosher symbol
and the letter P:
Maxim, Maxwell House, Sanka, and
Yuban

Fish, Raw and Smoked

All processed (i.e. breaded, canned, smoked,


pickled, salads, etc.) fish must bear Passover
certification.
Kosher for Passover fish may be purchased at
the following locations:
* Hungarian Kosher Foods 847/674-8008
* Roberts Fish Market 773/761-3424
For additional information on fish, see pages 64-65

Fresh Meat and Delicatessen Products

Any fresh or frozen raw meat in original packaging


is acceptable. Ground, cooked, or repacked meat
requires Pesach certification.
cRc certified Kosher for Passover meat includes:
* AD Rosenblatt or Lamms:
* Beef Glatt Kosher Boxed and Packaged Beef
* Lamb Glatt Kosher Boxed and Packaged Lamb
Grillers Pride, LLC (only Kosher for Passover
after March 1, 2015)
HaNekudim Glatt Kosher Boxed Lamb
* Hungarian Kosher Foods
4020 Oakton, Skokie 847/674-8008
Kohns Kosher Produts (only Kosher for Passover
after March 1, 2015)

www.crcweb.org

* These companies have cRc


endorsement throughout the year.
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Orange Juice

[bearing the following plant numbers


(in parentheses)]
Dierbergs (17-37) when bearing Star-D P
Marsh (17-37) when bearing Star-D P
Orchard Pure (17-37) when bearing Star-D P
*Roundys (55-851) When bearing P-16
ValuTime (17-37) when bearing Star-D P

Resorts

Supermarkets

Hungarian Kosher Foods 847/674-8008


Carryout meals will be available from
* Hungarian Kosher Foods 847/674-8008
Pre-ordered meals and a la carte will be available from:
* Mizrahi Grill 847/831/1400
* Zeldas Kosher Gourmet 847-647-0033

Gateways Organization, Inc.


www.gatewaysonline.org
Kosher Mountain Retreats, KMR Inc.
www.kmrtours.com
Weekend Connections
www.weekendconnections.com

* These companies have cRc


endorsement throughout the year.

Medicines and Cosmetics


The cRcs general guidelines on medicines, cosmetics, and toiletries can be found
on page 3 of this guide. The following is a summary of the medicine portion of
those guidelines:
Medicines Guidelines

The cRcs general guidelines on medicines, cosmetics and toiletries can be found on page 3 of this guide. The
following is a summary of the medicine portion of those guidelines:
All pill medication with or without chametz that one swallows is permitted.
Rav Schwartz, Shlita, has ruled that, as a rule, vitamins do not qualify as medications and are instead
treated as food supplements, which require hashgachah for Passover. If a doctor prescribes a specific
vitamin which does not have Passover supervision, please review your specific situation with your doctor
and Rabbi.
Liquid and chewable medications that may contain chametz should only be used under the direction of
a doctor and Rabbi, who will judge the severity of the illness, the likelihood that the medicine contains
chametz, and the possibility of substituting a swallowable pill. Important: Do not discontinue use of
liquid, chewable or any other medicine without consulting with your doctor and Rabbi.
Liquid and chewable medications that contain kitnios may be consumed by someone who is ill.
For laws of taking medicine on Shabbos and Yom Tov, please consult your Rabbi.

Medicine and Toiletry Details


Items marked Possible Chametz contain edible ingredients whose chametz-status we were unable to
determine; these items may be permitted for someone who is seriously ill, and consumers should consult
with their Rabbi.
For an expanded and updated list of products, search www.ASKcRc.org or on our smartphone apps.
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Allergy
Adwe Allergy Relief (Liquid).................Recommended
Allegra Childrens Liquid Suspension..Possible chametz
Allegra Childrens Orally Disintegrating Tablet
..................................................... Possible chametz
Claritin Childrens Chewable............. Possible chametz
Zyrtec Childrens Allergy Indoor & Outdoor Allergies.
..................................................... Possible chametz
Zyrtec Dissolve Tabs.......................... Possible chametz
Antacid / Digestion / Gas
Adwe Calcium Heartburn Relief...........Recommended
Adwe Ko-Lanta Antacid Anti-gas..........Recommended
Alka Seltzer Alka-Seltzer Xtra Strength
(Effervescent Tablets).................... Possible chametz
Alka Seltzer Original Effervescent Tabs
..................................................... Possible chametz
Culturelle Digestive Health Capsules..Possible chametz
Culturelle Kids Chewables................. Possible chametz
Culturelle Kids Packets..................Not Recommended
Gas-X Extra Strength Chewables Cherry Crme
..................................................... Possible chametz
Gas-X Extra Strength Chewables Peppermint Crme
..................................................... Possible chametz
Gas-X Extra Strength Thin Strips (Meltaway)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry (Chewables)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Gaviscon Extra Strength Original (Chewable)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Imodium AD For Ages 6 & Up Liquid
..................................................... Possible chametz
Imodium AD Liquid......................... Possible chametz
Imodium AD Multisymptom Relief Caplets
........................................................Recommended
Kaopectate Max Peppermint (Liquid)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Kaopectate Vanilla Regular Flavor (Liquid)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Pepcid Complete Berry Flavor Chewables (Dairy)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Pepcid Complete Cool Mint Chewables (Dairy)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Pepto Bismol 5 Symptom Relief Caplets
........................................................Recommended
Pepto Bismol 5 Symptom Relief Cherry (Liquid)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Pepto Bismol 5 Symptom Relief Chewable
..................................................... Possible chametz
Pepto Bismol Childrens Pepto Bubble Gum Flavor
(Chewable)................................... Possible chametz
Pepto Bismol Max Strength............... Possible chametz
Tums (all varieties)............................. Possible chametz
Blush............................................... All are recommended
Body Soap....................................... All are recommended
Cologne
Only recommended if known to be chametz-free
Cough, Cold & Flu
Adwe Cough Syrup Tussin (Liquid)......Recommended

Alka Seltzer Plus Severe Cold & Flu Formula


(Effervescent Tablets).................... Possible chametz
Cold-EEZE Daytime QuickMelts (Meltaway
..................................................... Possible chametz
Cold-EEZE Nighttime QuickMelts (
Quickmelt tablet)......................... Possible chametz
Diabetic Tussin Nighttime Cold & Flu Formula
(Liquid)........................................ Possible chametz
Dr Cocoa Nighttime Cough and Cold (Liquid)
.................................................Not Recommended
Dr Cocoa Non-Drowsy Cough (Liquid)
.................................................Not Recommended
Theraflu Multi-Symptom Severe Cold (Packets)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Thera-Flu Nighttime Severe Cold and Cough Powder
(Powder)....................................... Possible chametz
Triaminic Childrens Night Time Cold and Cough
(Liquid)....................................Not Recommended
Triaminic Day Time Cold & Cough Cherry Flavor
(Liquid).................... Chametz (not recommended)
Triaminic Night Time Cough and Cold (Liquid)
.................................................Not Recommended
Tylenol Cold Sore Throat Cool Burst (Liquid)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Vicks Nyquil Childrens Cold and Cough (Liquid)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Vicks Nyquil Liquid Cold and Flu (Liquid)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Zicam Rapid Melt Tablets.................. Possible chametz
Delsym Childrens 12 Hour Cough Liquid
..................................................... Possible chametz
Delsym Childrens 12 Hour Cough Liquid
..................................................... Possible chametz
Delsym Liquid Cough Suppressant
..................................................... Possible chametz
Diabetic Tussin DM Max Strength Cough
Suppressant/Expectorant.............. Possible chametz
Little Remedies Honey Cough Syrup (liquid)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Mucinex Chest Congestion Mini-Melts for Kids
(Dissolving Granules)................... Possible chametz
Vicks DayQuil Cough (Liquid)......... Possible chametz
Vicks Nyquil Cough (Liquid)............ Possible chametz
Zarbees Childrens Nighttime Cough Syrup Grape
Flavor (Liquid)............................. Possible chametz
Zarbees Naturals Childrens Cough Syrup (Liquid)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Creams............................................ All are recommended
Deodorant
General Recommendation
Gel.............................................. All are recommended
Liquid................................................. Possible chametz
Spray................................................... Possible chametz
Stick........................................... All are recommended
Specific Products
Arrid Extra Dry XX..............................Recommended
Arrid Extra Extra Dry XX.....................Recommended
Axe Deodorant (most varieties) ......... Possible chametz

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Axe White Label Dry Spray Antiperspirant


........................................................Recommended
Degree Antiperspirant Spray.................Recommended
Degree Dry Spray.................................Recommended
Degree Men Dry Spray.........................Recommended
Old Spice Refresh Body Spray............ Possible chametz
Right Guard Sport (original) ................Recommended
Right Guard Sport 3-D Odor Defense..Recommended
Secret Deodorant..................................Recommended
Secret Refresh Body Spray.................. Possible chametz
Fiber Supplements........................................see Laxatives
Face Powder.................................... All are recommended
Fever Reducer / Pain Relief
Adwe Fever-Ex (Liquid)........................Recommended
CVS Extra Strength Pain Relief Adult Liquid
Acetaminophen Rapid Burst (Cherry)
........................................................Recommended
[consult with doctor for childrens dosaging]
Up & Up Childrens Acetaminophen Melty Tabs
(tablet)............................................Recommended
Walgreens Extra Strength Pain Reliever Acetaminophen
(Cherry Flavor) (Liquid)..................Recommended
[consult with doctor for childrens dosaging]
Walgreens Junior Strength Ibuprofen 100 Chewable
Tablets (Orange or Grape flavor).....Recommended
Foot Powder.................................... All are recommended
Gas.......................................... see Antacid/Digestion/Gas
Hairspray and Mousse
Alberto VO5 Hairspray (assorted varieties)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Consort Hairspray for Men................ Possible chametz
Dove Dry Spray....................................Recommended
Dove Hairspray ................................. Possible chametz
Dove Men Care Dry Spray....................Recommended
Dove Mousse........................................Recommended
Herbal Essences Mousse........................Recommended
Loreal Mousse .....................................Recommended
Matrix Hairspray (assorted varieties)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Pantene Hairspray ............................. Possible chametz
Pantene Mousse ...................................Recommended
Paul Mitchell Hairspray (assorted varieties)
.................................................... Possible chametz
Redken Full Frame 07 Mousse..............Recommended
Redken Hairspray.............................. Possible chametz
Rusk Hairspray ................................. Possible chametz
Sebastian Hairspray ........................... Possible chametz
Suave Hairspray ................................ Possible chametz
Suave Max Hold Mousse.......................Recommended
TRESemme Hairspray ...................... Possible chametz
TRESemme Mousse ............................Recommended
White Rain Hairspray........................ Possible chametz
Indigestion.............................. see Antacid/Digestion/Gas
Laxatives / Fiber Supplements
Benefiber Healthy Shape (Powder)
............................... Chametz (Not Recommended)
Benefiber Powder (powder)
............................... Chametz (Not Recommended)

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Benefiber Stick Packs (unflavored) (Powder)


............................... Chametz (Not Recommended)
Citrucel Caplets (Caplets).....................Recommended
Dulcolax Suppository (Suppository).....Recommended
Epsom Salt (pure) Generic or Branded versions
(Powder)..........................................Recommended
Ex-Lax Tablets (Tablets)........................Recommended
Fibercon Caplets (Caplet).....................Recommended
Metamucil Original Coarse (Powder)....Recommended
Mineral Oil (pure, liquid).....................Recommended
Miralax Powder (Powder)......................Recommended
Pedia-Lax Suppository (Suppository)....Recommended
Peri-Colase Tablets................................Recommended
Phillips Milk of Magnesia Caplets.........Recommended
Phillips Milk of Magnesia Original Liquid
(unflavored).....................................Recommended
Prunelax Ciruelax Tablets......................Recommended
Senokot Tablets.....................................Recommended
Senokot-S Tablets..................................Recommended
Walgreens Mineral Oil (Liquid)............Recommended
Phillips Milk of Magnesia Fresh Mint (Liquid)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Lipstick
Almay Liquid Lip Balm........................Recommended
Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss.............Recommended
Bare Minerals Loud and Clear Lipsheer
........................................................Recommended
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss
........................................................Recommended
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss-Hypnotist
........................................................Recommended
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick-Break Away..
........................................................Recommended
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie- Live Large
........................................................Recommended
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie- Raise the Bar
........................................................Recommended
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Take
Charge.............................................Recommended
Bare Minerals Modern Pop Marvelous Moxie Lipstick
in Dream Big...................................Recommended
Bare Minerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm
..................................................... Possible chametz
Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing Lipcolor
..................................................... Possible chametz
Bobbie Brown Sheer Lip Color.............Recommended
Bobbie Brown Creamy Lip Color
..................................................... Possible chametz
Bobbie Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color
........................................................Recommended
Bobbie Brown Lip Color.......................Recommended
Bobbie Brown Lip Color in Shimmer Finish
.................................................Not Recommended
Bobbie Brown Rich Lip Color........... Possible chametz
Lancome Color Design Jason Wu Collection Lip
Color...............................................Recommended
Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects
........................................................Recommended

Lancome Baume In Love......................Recommended


Lancome Color Design Limited Edition
........................................................Recommended
Lancome Color Design Matte Lip Color
........................................................Recommended
Lancome Color Design Matte Lip Crayon
........................................................Recommended
Lancome Labsolu Nu...........................Recommended
Lancome Labsolu Rouge Advanced Replenishing &
Reshaping Lipcolor Pro-Xylane.......Recommended
Lancome Labsolu Rouge Definition.....Recommended
Lancome Labsolu Rouge Long-Wear Advanced
Replenishing & Reshaping Lipcolor
........................................................Recommended
Lancome Labsolu Velours ....................Recommended
Lancome Rouge In Love.......................Recommended
Lancome Shine Lover............................Recommended
Loreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain
..................................................... Possible chametz
Loreal Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Red
Lipcolor...........................................Recommended
Loreal Colour Riche Le Gloss...............Recommended
Loreal Colour Riche Lipcolour ............Recommended
Loreal Extraordinaire By Colour Riche.Recommended
Loreal Infallible 8 Hr Le Gloss.............Recommended
Loreal Infallible 8 Hr Plumping Gloss
..................................................... Possible chametz
Loreal Infallible Le Rouge.....................Recommended
Loreal Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss..........Recommended
Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor Basecoat
........................................................Recommended
Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor Topcoat
........................................................Recommended
Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick
........................................................Recommended
Revlon Just Bitten Lip Balm.................Recommended
Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain ............... Possible chametz
Revlon Super Lustrous High Shine Lipstick
........................................................Recommended
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Cream..Recommended
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte................Recommended
Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl..................Recommended
Lotions............................................ All are recommended
Mascara........................................... All are recommended
Miscellaneous
Asthma Inhalers, all types (Liquid Vapor)
........................................................Recommended
Bayer Low Dose Baby Aspirin Chewables
..................................................... Possible chametz
Bonine Bonine Complete Raspberry Flavored
(Chewable)...................... (Dairy) Possible chametz
Castor Oil (pure, liquid).......................Recommended
Chapstick Active...................................Recommended
Chapstick Classic Original....................Recommended
Chapstick Moisturizer...........................Recommended
Citrus Magic Air Freshener ..................Recommended
Crest 3D White Whitestrips 1 Hour Express
........................................................Recommended

Dramamine Chewables Orange Flavor


..................................................... Possible chametz
Femcon Fe (brown and white pills) (chewable tablet
(Dairy)......................................... Possible chametz
Fixodent Extra Hold (Powder)..............Recommended
Fixodent Food Seal (Gel)................... Possible chametz
Fixodent Free (Gel)...............................Recommended
Fixodent Original (Gel)........................Recommended
FlavorX (assorted flavors) (liquid)...... Possible chametz
Floss, flavored.................................... Possible chametz
Floss, unflavored...................................Recommended
Lip Balm Assorted................................Recommended
Listerine PocketPaks Assorted varieties
(Dissolving strip)......................Not Recommended
NoDoz Alertness Aid (Pill)...................Recommended
Polident 3 Minute (Tablet)................ Possible chametz
Polident Overnight Whitening (Tablet)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Polygrip Free (Gel)................................Recommended
Polygrip Original (Gel).........................Recommended
Vivarin (Tablet)....................................Recommended
Mouth Pain Relief
Abreva Gel............................................Recommended
Orajel Mouth Sores Triple Medicated (Gel)
........................................................Recommended
Anbesol Maximum Strength Liquid
..................................................... Possible chametz
Kanka Mouth-pain Liquid................. Possible chametz
Orajel Maximum Strength Toothache (Gel)
..................................................... Possible chametz
Mousse..................................... see Hairspray and Mousse
Mouthwash
Only recommended if known to be Chametz-free
Nail Polish....................................... All are recommended
Ointments....................................... All are recommended
Perfume
Only recommended if known to be Chametz-free
Shampoo......................................... All are recommended
Shaving cream
Cream......................................... All are recommended
Gels............................................ All are recommended
Liquid................................................ Possible chametz
Lotion......................................... All are recommended
Sleep Aids
Unisom PM Pain SleepCap (Caplet).....Recommended
Unisom SleepTab (Tablet).....................Recommended
Unisom QuickMelts (Meltaway)........ Possible chametz
Vicks ZzzQuil Liquid........................ Possible chametz
Toothpaste
Only recommended if known to be Chametz-free
Vitamins...........................................See Guidelines above
Wipes
Only recommended if free of ethyl alcohol, a.k.a.
SD Alcohol (many are)
Huggies Baby Wipes (assorted varieties)
.......................................................Recommended
Pampers Baby Wipes (assorted varieties)
........................................................Recommended

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Nutritional Supplements & Infant


Formula for Passover 2016

he OU has researched the following nutritional supplements and infant formulas and determined that
they are respectively suitable for someone who is infirm (choleh sheain bo sakanah) and for infants, when
bearing the OU logo.*

Nutritional Supplements:
Arginaid
Arginaid Extra
Benecalorie
Beneprotein
Boost Glucose Control
Boost High Protein
Boost Nutritional Pudding
Boost Plus
Diabetishield
Enlive
Ensure Complete Nutrition Shake
Ensure Healthy Mom Shake
Ensure High Calcium Shake
Ensure High Protein Shake
Ensure HN
Ensure Homemade Shake
Ensure Plus
Ensure Plus HN
Ensure Plus Next Generation
Ensure Shake
Ensure TwoCal
Fibersource HN
Glucerna
Glucerna 1.0
Glucerna 1.2 & 1.5
are not recommended
Jevity 1.0
Jevity 1.2 & 1.5
are not recommended
Liquid Diabetisource AC
Liquid Fibersource HN
Liquid Isosource
Liquid Isosource HN with Fiber
Nepro
Nepro Vanilla
Nepro with Carb Steady Flavored
Novasource Renal
Nutren (Product line)
Nutrisource Benefiber
Osmolite 1.0, 1.2 and 1.5
Osmolite HN (unflavored)
Perative
Promote (except Promote with
fiber)

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Promote with Fiber


is not recommended
Pulmocare
Resource 2.0
Resource Dairy Thick
Resource Diabetic
Resource Milk Shake Mix
Resource Thicken Up
Resource Thickened Juice
Resource Shake Plus
Simply Thick
Thick & Easy (all)
Thick-It
Vivonex Pediatric
Vivonex Plus
Vivonex Ten
Pediatric Supplements
Boost Kid Essentials
Boost Kid Essentials with Fiber
D-Vi-Sol
Enfamil 5% Glucose Water
Fer-In-Sol Drops
Poly-Vi-Sol Drops
Tri-Vi-Sol Drops
Resource Just for Kids with Fiber
Pediasure Peptide
Pediasure Vanilla Powder
Pediasure Shakes
Pediatric Electrolytes
Bright Beginnings
Comforts for Baby
Cottontails
CVS Pharmacy
Goodness
H-E-B Baby
Home 360 Baby
Meijer
Mom to Mom
Naturalyte
ShopRite
Parents Choice
Top Care
Walgreens
Western Family

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Infant Formula
365 Everyday Value
Ameribella
Americas Choice for Baby
Babies R US
Baby Basics
Babys Choice
Babys Only Organic
Bear Essentials
Belacta
Belacta Premium
BelactaSure
Berkley & Jensen
Bright Beginnings
Cottontails
CVS
Daily Source
Discount Drug Mart
Earths Best
EnfaCare
Enfalac
Enfamil
Enfapro
Food Lion
Full Circle
Fulton Street Market
Gerber Good Start
Giant
Giant Eagle Baby
Hannaford
H-E-B
Heinz Nurture
Home 360 Baby
Hy-Vee
Isomil
Kirkland Signature
Kuddles
Laura Lynn
Life Brand
Little Ones
Meijer Baby
Members Mark
Mom to Mom
Moo Moo Buckaroo
Mothers Choice
My Organic Baby

Natures Place
Nestle Good Start
Next Step
NutraEnfant
O Organic Baby
Parents Choice
Premier Value
Presidents Choice
Price Chopper

Publix
Rite Aid - Tugaboos
Shopko
Similac
Simply Right
Stop & Shop
Sunrise
Supervalu
Target

Tippy toes by TopCare


Top Care
Topco
Up & Up
Vermont Organics
Walgreens
Wegmans
Well Beginnings
Western Family

* Most of these products contain kitnios, and for some that is the primary ingredient. With the exception of the flavors used,
any item which might be chametz-based is used in such small proportions that it is batel bshishim (nullified). Where possible, it
is preferred to (a) use a substitute which is certified for Pesach, and (b) use a liquid supplement instead of a powdered one.

Milk Substitutes for Passover 2016

he OU has researched the following milk substitutes and determined that they do not contain chametz,
and are kosher when bearing the OU symbol. However, the (a) soy and rice milks are kitnios-based,
and the almond milks may also contain kitnios and (b) may contain other ingredients which are only
appropriate on Pesach for people with specific health needs. Accordingly, these items should only be used after
consultation with ones Rabbi who will determine if and how it is appropriate for a given person to use them.

Almond Milk Original only


365 Everyday Value
Almond Breeze (Original)
Almond Breeze Unsweetened
Almondsense
Essential Everyday
Fred Meyer
Fresh & Easy
Friendly Farms
Full Circle
H-E-B
Hy-Vee
Laura Lynn
Market Basket
Meijer
Natural Directions
Natures Place
Price Chopper
Roundys
Shop Rite
Sunnyside Farms
Tree of Life
Winn-Dixie

Coconut Milk Original Only


Coconut Dream
Rice Milk Original only
Full Circle
Harris Teeter
Hy-Vee
Market Basket Enriched
Meijer
Natures Place
Natures Promise Enriched
Price Chopper Enriched
Rice Dream Enriched
Unsweetened Original
RiceSense Enriched
Shop Rite
Wild Harvest Enriched
Soy Milk Original only
365 Everyday Value (Original,
Light, and Unsweetened)
Best Choice Clearly Organic
Fit & Active Organic

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Fit & Active


Fresh & Easy Soysense
Giant
Green Way
Harris Teeter Naturals Organic
Harvest Farms
Hy-Vee
Market Basket, Unsweetened
Meijer
Natural Directions Organic
Natures Place
Natures Promise Organic
O Organics
Shop Rite Organic
Shop Rite
Smart Menu Organic
Soy Dream
Stop & Shop
Western Family Aseptic
Winn-Dixie Organic

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Pesach FAQs

he following are answers to questions posed to the cRc by consumers. A more complete list of FAQs can
be found on the cRc website at www.crcweb.org.

Food
Brown Sugar
Genuine brown sugar is a
precursor to white sugar and
does not require special Pesach
certification. However, nowadays
much of the brown sugar sold
in the market is actually white
sugar which is colored brown
with molasses or caramel color,
and those two ingredients
are potentially not acceptable
for Pesach (for reasons that
are beyond the scope of this
document). Additionally, in
some brown sugar, the process
begins with an enzymatic
inversion of the sugar. For
these reasons, we recommend that
consumers only purchase brown
sugar that is certified for Pesach.
Gluten-Free Foods
People who are celiac or otherwise
choose to avoid gluten will
not eat items that
contain wheat,
rye, spelt, and
barley, and at
first glance it
would seem that
anything labeled
gluten-free is
automatically
suitable for
Pesach. The
simplest reasons
why this is not
accurate are that
(a) oats can be gluten-free, yet
oats mixed with water is chametz,
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and (b) corn, rice, and beans are


all gluten-free but are not eaten
by Ashkenazic Jews due to the
custom of avoiding kitnios.
In addition, in order to qualify as
gluten-free, the FDA requires that
the product be shown to contain
less than 20 ppm of gluten.
This may be an appropriate
standard for people suffering
from celiac but such tests will
not show whether the product
was produced on hot equipment
used for chametz/gluten (which
was not kashered) or whether
the gluten-free products had
incidental contact with glutencontaining grains during transit
or processing. Such issues have
been observed by Mashgichim
overseeing kashrus for items
claiming to be gluten-free.
However, there is a more
fundamental reason why
gluten-free products
are not necessarily
acceptable for
Pesach: the
standards for
gluten-free and
chametz-free are
not the same! The
term gluten is
used to refer to
specific proteins
(gliadin, hordein,
and secalin) found
in certain grains and any item
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labeled gluten-free. Of course,


these grains also have other
components such as starch
which may be gluten-free but are
most definitely chametz. Thus,
for example, in some countries
wheat starch which is converted
into glucose, later becomes
alcohol, and finally ferments into
vinegar, may be labeled gluten
free yet the product is clearly
not suitable for Pesach. A reallife example of this is Benefiber
powder which is made of pure
wheat dextrin and is chametz but
since it is free of wheat protein
it is labeled as being gluten-free
(see http://bit.ly/1ckR3ng).
Similarly, Scotch whisky is made
of malted barley and is surely
chametz, yet the Scotch Whisky
Association proudly reports that
it is acceptable for coeliacs (the
English spelling of celiac) (see
question #90 at http://bit.ly/
HiBrG5). These examples reflect
the fact that the standard for
gluten-free is not the same as the
halachas standard of chametz-free.
Accordingly, we recommend that
people wishing to purchase food
for Pesach check that the item
is certified as being kosher for
Pesach and not merely rely on a
companys gluten-free claim.

Medical
Chewing a Pill
A person who has difficulty
swallowing pills/tablets may

choose to chew it. [Check with


your doctor that this is medically
advised.]
Coated Pills
Most pills which one swallows
are coated with a glaze, wax or
shellac which makes the pills
easier to swallow, and some of
these coatings have some form
of simple sugar (e.g. sucrose)
mixed in to make it even more
pleasant to swallow the pill.
None of these ingredients pose a
Pesach concern. Once in a while
a pill is coated with sweeteners
which are Pesach sensitive (e.g.
sorbitol) or which contain a
flavor; such items would be listed
as one of the inactive ingredients,
and we would not recommend
those for Pesach. [This occurs
so infrequently that our general
recommendation remains that all
pills are permitted.]
An example of this issue is the
Advil brand family of tablets.
The (inactive) ingredient panel of
the standard Advil tablets shows
that they contain pharmaceutical
glaze (i.e. shellac) and sucralose,
and one who swallows an Advil
pill notices that they have a more
pleasant/sweet taste than pills
coated with a non-sweetened
coating. These do not pose a
Passover concern. However, the
ingredient panel on the FilmCoated Advil tablets indicates
that its coating contains a flavor,
and that variety is therefore not
recommended.
Colonoscopy
The primary solutions used
to flush the patients colon in
preparation for a colonoscopy
are polyethylene glycol based

(e.g. GoLYTELY, NuLYTELY,


MiraLAX). The ingredients
used in the unflavored versions
of both of these solutions do not
pose any Pesach concern and may
be consumed on Pesach. These
solutions are also available preflavored or with a flavor pack
that one adds to the solution, and
these are not recommended for
Pesach.
In recent years, another option
has become available sodium
phosphate tablets (e.g. OsmoPrep, Visicol). As with all
other inedible tablets which
are swallowed (as opposed to
chewed), these tables may be used
on Pesach regardless of which
ingredients they contain.
If someone is unable to drink
the unflavored solution, and
their doctor recommends that
they not use the tablets, they
should consult their Rabbi and
doctor as to whether they may
take the flavored solution and/
or reschedule the procedure for
before or after Pesach.
Diabetes
At the Seder one is required to
consume large quantities of
carbs, such as wine and matzah,
which poses a unique challenge
for diabetics. An excellent and
thorough guide for this has been
written by Rabbi Hirsch Meisels
of the Friends with Diabetes
website. The English version of
the guide is available at http://
friendswithdiabetes.org/files/
pdf/Pesachenglish.pdf, and that
website also has other resources
for Jewish diabetics. We have not
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and recommend you discuss the


details with your doctor and
Rabbi.
Intravenous
Someone who must be
hospitalized on Pesach may allow
him or herself to be given any
intravenous fluid because (a) it is
unlikely that they contain chametz
and (b) even if it did, there is
halachic rationale to permit
any incapacitated person (even
without a condition as serious as
yours) to use it.

Kashering
Barbeque Grill
The grates of a barbeque
grill must be kashered with
libun gamur, which is not
recommended for the average
consumer. If a person purchases
separate grates for Pesach, the
rest of the grill can be kashered
with libun kal, which can be
accomplished relatively easily, as
follows:
If the grill comes with a cover,
light the grill with coals or gas,
close the cover, and allow it to
burn on its highest setting (or
filled with a considerable amount
of coal) for an hour. If the grill
does not have a cover, follow
the same procedure, but make
sure that all surfaces of the grill
are covered with coals. As with
all items being kashered, it is
crucial that the grill be cleaned
thoroughly of all food residue,
which is often a particular
difficulty in a barbeque grill. In
fact, if the grill has too many
holes, cracks, and crevices where
food may get trapped, one should
refrain from kashering the grill at
all.
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Proxa
Brush

Braces
We have been told by
orthodontists that [for those
people who do not have a waterflosser (e.g. Waterpik)] the best
way to clean braces is to use a
proxa brush which has a narrow
bristled end that fits between the
different wires and brackets. It
is an inexpensive and effective
tool for removing all residue
from braces and other dental
appliances.
Counter
Shulchan Aruch 451:20 says that
tables should be kashered via irui
kli rishon. However, Mishnah
Berurah 451:114 questions this
ruling because occasionally a hot
davar gush (solid food) of chametz
might be placed onto the table,
and we are machmir for those
opinions that davar gush has the
status of a kli rishon such that irui
kli rishon would not be a sufficient
kashering. Based on this question,
Mishnah Berurah recommends
that tables be kashered via irui kli
rishon using an even mlubenes so
as to bring the level of kashering
closer to that of a true kli rishon.
Based on this, you may wonder
why our kashering guide says that
a table can be kashered via a mere
irui kli rishon and makes no note
of an even mlubenes. The answer
requires a deeper understanding
of the halacha of rov tashmisho,
as follows:
Shulchan Aruch 451:6 rules that
if a utensil is aino ben yomo the
method of kashering is determined
by looking at the primary way
the utensil is used (rov tashmisho)
such that a table can be kashered
via irui kli rishon because the
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a hot davar gush. Rema agrees


that the letter of the law follows
Shulchan Aruchs ruling, but
says that the Ashkenazic custom
is to be machmir and choose a
method of kashering that even
suffices for the secondary uses
(miut tashmisho) of the utensil.
Accordingly, in the case of a table
irui kli rishon is not sufficient,
and that is the basis for Mishnah
Berurahs question. Since it is
merely a chumrah to be concerned
with miut tashmisho, one is not
required to follow that chumrah
in cases of bdieved (as noted in
the aforementioned Mishnah
Berurah and in Rema 451:6) or
in cases where that will mean it
is impossible to kasher the utensil
(see Shaar HaTziun 451:51, based
in essence on the ruling of Rema
YD 121:5).
Accordingly, if one were able
to kasher their table or counter
via irui kli rishon with an even
mlubenes that would be the best
way to kasher it, and in fact there
are some people who do this.
However, for most of the public
this suggestion is impractical
due to the (a) inability of many
surfaces to withstand such heat
and (b) the difficulty in properly
using an even mlubenes over
a large surface. Therefore, we
treat this situation as one where
kashering based on miut tashmisho
will mean that it is impossible
to kasher the utensil, and rely on
the letter of the law that one may
kasher based on rov tashmisho (i.e.
irui kli rishon without an even
mlubenes).
Counter Covers
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cover their counters for Pesach.


Standard Formica is made of a
very thin layer of laminate/plastic
glued to a thick piece of wood,
and the special Pesach covers are
made from the same laminate
glued to a thin piece of wood (to
make it easier to maneuver and
save from year to year).
Dishwasher
The first step in kashering any
item is to remove all residual
chametz. With this in mind,
Rema 451:18 rules that any
utensil which has small cracks
and crevices where food might get
trapped should not be kashered for
Pesach because of the difficulty in
getting the utensil perfectly clean.
Our guide presents the position
of our Posek, Rav Schwartz, who
holds that the racks, silverware
holder, and drain/filter areas of a
dishwasher are classic examples
of Remas ruling; since there is a
concern that food might be left in
these areas, a dishwasher cannot
be kashered for Pesach. Others
hold that Remas ruling is limited
to strainers and other items that
(a) have smaller and many more
holes and (b) come in direct
contact with Pesach food.
Granite
It is well established that stone
can be kashered (see Shulchan
Aruch 451:8), and one would
therefore imagine that all Rabbis
would agree that granite can
be kashered. However, granite
is commonly sealed with a
synthetic coating so as to prevent
staining, and there is a difference
of opinion as to whether that
coating can be kashered. Some
Rabbis follow the opinion that
synthetic materials cannot be

kashered
and,
therefore,
rule that sealedgranite cannot
be kashered. [A
subset
of this
group
is that
some
Rabbis

follow this
s t r i c t opinion for Pesach
but not when kashering from nonkosher to kosher.] The cRc and
most other hashgochos accept the
lenient opinion that synthetics
may be kashered and therefore our
Pesach Guide provides directions
for how granite and other sealed
stone surfaces can be kashered.
For more on the question of
whether synthetics can be
kashered, you may want to see
Iggeros Moshe OC 2:92 & 3:58,
Tzitz Eliezer 4:6:c, and Minchas
Yitzchok 3:67.
Kedairah Blech
A kedairah blech can be kashered
with hagalah. [Although people
may put dry chametz foods
(e.g. challah) directly onto the
kedairah blech, the blechs pan
is filled with water and therefore
libun gamur is not required.]
The kedairah blech, a.k.a. the

un-blech, has two parts, a pan


and a cover. The first step is
to clean the pan and the cover
thoroughly, and not use them
for 24 hours. The pan should
then be kashered by filling it
with water and bringing that
water to a rolling boil. The top
of the cover (i.e. the side which
comes in contact with the pots)
must be submerged into boiling
water. One possible way to do
this would be by placing the cover
upside down in the pan as
it is filled with water,
which is brought to a
rolling boil (as described
above).
Mouth Guard
A mouth guard used year-round
at night (i.e., a nocturnal bite
plate) can be used for Pesach after
it is thoroughly cleaned with a
brush and soap.
Rotisserie
Although the spits, poles, and
skewers in a rotisserie oven can
be kashered with libun kal from
kosher meat to pareve, the same
procedure cannot be used when
kashering from chametz to Pesach.
In this regard, the kashering
requirement after chametz is
stricter than after kosher meat,
because chametz is a forbidden
item (issurah), (albeit only for 8
days a year), while kosher meat
is inherently kosher/permitted
(hetairah). Accordingly, although
libun kal suffices when kashering
between kosher meat and pareve,
a more intensive libun gamur is
required to kasher the skewers
from chametz use for Pesach. [The
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regardless of whether it was used


for kosher, non-kosher, chametz or
anything else].
Sink Insert
Porcelain sinks cannot be
kashered, and therefore they can
only be used on Pesach with a
bowl-like insert put into the
sink. The insert does not have to
cover all interior surfaces of the
sink but you should be careful
to never put Pesach food, Pesach
dishes, or any hot liquids into the
space between the insert and the
sink.
Urn
Rav Schwartz ruled that an
electric urn which is not brought
to the table during the year,
is never used for anything but
heating hot water, and is not
washed with chametz items,
may be used for Pesach without
kashering. If it is small enough to
be brought to the table, is used
to heat other beverages, it is ever
used to warm challah or other
food on top of it for Shabbos,
or it is cleaned with vinegar (to
remove calcium buildup) or with
the chametz dishes, then it should
not be used for Pesach without
kashering.
Water Filter
A Brita pitcher used year-round
should be cleaned well on the
inside and outside because it
is used at meals where chametz
is served. It would also be
commendable to use a new filter
cartridge for Pesach. [Placing
your chametz cartridge in water
for Pesach will allow you to reuse
it after Pesach.] There is no need
for a hot kashering of the pitcher.

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Passover Foods
for Your Pets

n Pesach, a Jewish person may not eat, own, or derive benefit from chametz which is fit for human or
canine consumption, and owning chametz pet food to feed to an animal (even if the animal belongs to
someone else or is ownerless) is a violation of the latter two of those restrictions. While Ashkenazic Jews
have a custom to not eat kitnios, they may own and derive benefit from them. To benefit pet owners, the cRc
certifies certain varieties of pet food for Pesach, which means that we visit the factory to determine which formulas are chametz-free, relieving the consumer of that responsibility. However, if no certified (or recommended)
pet food is available, the consumer would have to carefully read the ingredient panel to determine whether a
specific product contains any chametz (and many, in fact, do). A complete list of possible pet food ingredients
is beyond the scope of this guide; however the following are a few pointers when reading the ingredient panel.
If an ingredient does not appear in the following, it may still be chametz or chametz-sensitive.
1. In addition to checking for the five chametz grains wheat, barley, rye, oats, and spelt also look for brewers
yeast (a common flavoring agent, which is chametz), malt (a barley-based sweetener), pasta, xanthan gum
(a thickener which may be fermented from chametz), and other generic terms which may refer to a chametz
ingredient (e.g. flour, gluten, middlings, starch, et al).
2. Many varieties of animal feed contain a multitude of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, some of which
may well be chametz, and there is no realistic way for a consumer to determine which of them are problematic. However, the good news is that vitamins comprise such a small percentage of the animal food that they
are batel. Therefore, it is generally accepted that if the animal food was created before Pesach, it may be used
on Pesach.
3. Some common ingredients used in pet food which do not pose a Pesach concern are:
a. Animal, poultry and fish products.
b. Vegetables, such as alfalfa, asparagus, beets, and carrots.
c. Assorted kitnios foods, such as buckwheat, corn products, lentils, millet, peas, rice, peanuts, sunflower
seeds, and soy products.
d. Other items, such as barley grass, BHA, BHT, carrageenan, cellulose, colors, eggs, gums (other than
xanthan gum), kelp, lactose, linseed, milk products, molasses, oils, psyllium, and whey.
By no means do these pointers cover all of the ingredients used in pet food, and you might want to be in touch
with a kashrus professional if you are unsure about any of the other ingredients in a given pet food.

he following is a list of pet foods approved for Passover 2016. Make sure to check all labels. A product
listing both meat and dairy ingredients may not be used any time during the year. Feed available at zoos
is often chametz and should not be purchased or fed to the animals on Pesach. After Pesach, pet food
with chametz may be purchased only from stores which are non-Jewish owned (e.g. Petsmart, Petco) or Jewish
owned but have sold their chametz.

NOTE: Mixes sold in stores often contain chametz. It is advisable to mix regular and Pesach food together one to
two weeks before Pesach before switching completely to Pesach food. The ratio of regular and Pesach food should
be changed slowly to get the animal used to the new diet. Check with your veterinarian before changing diet.
One may feed his pet any of the following items:
CATS: Evangers: Beef Tips with Gravy; Chicken Dinner; Freeze-Dried Beef Liver; Freeze-Dried Beef
Tripe; Freeze-Dried Wild Salmon; Wild Salmon.
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There may be varieties of other name brand pet foods, such as Prescription Diet and Science Diet, which may be chametz-free. Consumers are urged to check all labels for chametz and/or chametz-sensitive ingredients as listed in the introductory paragraph above.
DOGS: Evangers: :100% Beef (6 oz, 13 oz); 100% Buffalo; 100% Chicken (13 oz,
22 oz); 100% Duck; 100% Organic Chicken; 100% Organic Turkey with Potatoes
and Carrots; 100% Pheasant; 100% Sweet Potato; All Natural Beef Liver Chunks;
Beef with Chicken; Beef, Chicken, & Liver; Beef Chunks Dinner in Gravy; Beef
Dinner; Braised Beef Chunks with Gravy; Catch of the Day; Chicken Chunks
Dinner in Gravy; Cooked Chicken: Duck and Sweet Potatoes Dinner; Freeze-Dried Beef Liver;
Freeze-Dried Beef Tripe; Freeze-Dried Wild Salmon; Hunk of Beef; Lamb and Rice Dinner; Lamb
Chunks Dinner in Gravy; Senior Dinner; Turkey Chunks Dinner in Gravy; Whole Chicken
Thighs; Wild Salmon.

There may be varieties of other name brand pet foods, such as Prescription Diet and Science Diet,
which may be chametz-free. Consumers are urged to check all labels for chametz and/or chametzsensitive ingredients as listed in the introductory paragraph above.

FISH: Fish food, including pyramid feeders, and vacation blocks often have chametz. Goldfish and tropical fish can be given tubular worms, frozen brine shrimp, and freeze-dried worms (if they do not
contain fillers).
BIRDS (PARROTS, PARAKEETS, COCKATIELS, MACAWS):
Millet, sorghum, wild bird food (check for chametz ingredients) as main diet.
Peanuts, sunflower seeds, and safflower seeds can be given.
Larger birds, such as parrots, can eat pure alfalfa pellets (make sure it is pure alfalfa since it is common to add grains) or dry dog food (see above for list).
Smaller birds can also eat pure alfalfa pellets crush before feeding.
Can supplement with sliced grapes, cottage cheese, rice cakes (birds like these), small pieces of lean
meat, matza, berries, eggs, canned baby fruits. All large food should be shredded before serving.
These items should be given sparingly.
For minerals, can have oyster shells (calcium) or mineral block such as Kaytee Tropical Fruit Mineral
Block Treat.
The greater the variety, the better.
HAMSTERS, GUINEA PIGS, GERBILS & RABBITS:
Best to feed pure alfalfa pellets. Make sure it is pure alfalfa since it is common to add grains. Dried
alfalfa may also be given.
Can supplement with mixture of cut-up fruits and vegetables - carrots, grapes, apples, melon, kale,
parsley, oranges, celery, dry corn, sunflower seeds, or cabbage. Can also give some matza. If not
accustomed to these items, give sparingly.
Guinea pigs will especially benefit from kale, parsley, and oranges.
Hamsters will especially benefit from apples.
Guinea pigs need vitamin C added to diet.
LIZARDS:

Be aware that mealworms, which as living creatures are not chametz, are commonly sold in a bed of
wheat flakes or oatmeal, which is chametz and, therefore, may not be owned or used on Passover.
Live crickets are permissible. Whole insects (live or dead) with no additives or other ingredients are
permissible.

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The Kashrus Status of Raw


Fish on Pesach

Rabbi Sholem Fishbane


Kashruth Administrator

f the many food items that


grace our Shabbos and Yom
Tov tables, almost nothing
can spoil faster than fish. Even when
the fish is no longer oif de velt, the
enzymes that helped transfer the
essential sugars and amino acids
from the live fishs lunch to its muscles do not die with the fish. These
active enzymes rapidly bring out
self-digestion, affecting the flavor,
texture, and appearance of
the fish.
To this end,
the customer
is generally careful
to only
p u rc h a s e
healthy
a n d
wholesomelooking fish.
Manufacturers of
frozen fish have developed some
innovative methods to keep their
final product appealing, despite the
natural obstacles they face. Blast
freezing and glazing have been
proven to be the best methods for
preserving fish to maintain the
attractive look and feel of fresh fish.
Blast freezing means to flash
freeze the fish at minus 25 Fahrenheit, which instantly stops the aging
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of the fish. The fish does not regain


its natural aging until it is thawed
by the processor who converts it to
individual packaging, or your local
fish store who thaws and fillets it,
or places it whole on a bed of ice.
Before the blast freezing, many
manufacturers glaze the fish by
dipping each fish in an ice water
solution, which
protects the
fish from
dehydration
while in
cold storage.
Some manufacturers
glaze with

pure ice water, while others add salt, sugar, or corn syrup
solids to the water. One popular
salmon company that adds both salt
and corn syrup granules explained
that the salt softens the glaze to
keep chipping from occurring, and
the soluble corn syrup adds viscosity
for better adherence. In simpler
terms, the corn syrup makes the

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glaze freeze evenly and assists in


binding the ice to the fish. Aside
from helping prevent freezer burn,
the glaze also acts as a barrier so that
the fish do not stick to each other.
For those that do not eat kitniyos on Pesach, the question arises as
to whether one should be concerned
when purchasing raw fish that the
fish may have some corn syrup residue. To answer this, we need to delve
further into the glazing process. In
order to thaw frozen fish so that it
appears as if it was caught that very
morning, the purveyor must take
special care to do so properly. Rapid
thawing causes the cell walls of the
fish to burst, resulting in loss of
moisture and damaged
fish. This means that
improper thawing
can result in dryness, off flavors, or
even spoiling of the
fish. Therefore, it is not
recommended to thaw the fish
via heat, but to slowly thaw it in
cold water. Many processors thaw
the glazed fish in a large vat of cold
water, with air circulating through
it. As the fish thaw, the water slowly
takes in the melted corn syrup glaze.
Luckily, the fish do not sit in the vat
for more than 24 hours, so there is
no issue of kovush, however, there
is a slight residue of corn syrup that

remains on the fish.


We at the cRc have done extensive research on this issue by visiting cRc-certified manufacturers,
contacting other manufacturers,
contacting other mashgichim, and
last but not least, by sending random fish samples for lab testing.
Our research has shown that corn
syrup glaze is primarily used only on
Alaskan Wild Salmon. The fishing
season is so short in Alaska that they
need superior methods of freezing
and shipping to preserve the quality
of the fish for the rest of the year.
Indeed, we have found that salmon
coming from Chile does not have

these issues, as they are only glazing


with salt water.
In truth, even the fish that is
glazed with corn syrup is 100%
permissible to eat on Pesach, as
the amount of corn syrup added
is always well below the shiur of
bitul, which for kitniyos is bitul
brov (Rema 453:1 as per Mishnah
Berurah 453:9.). However, as with
many items in kashrus and specifically on Pesach - many people
would rather not consume items
that need an article such as this to
explain why it is acceptable to eat.
They would rather buy something
that has no shailos to start off with

even though the product in question


is 100% permissible to eat according
to halacha.
For those that would like to
avoid such fish, as previously mentioned, you are safe if you choose the
Chilean salmon, or fresh fish in the
market. When you see fish in the grocery store labeled previously frozen,
but it is unfrozen in the refrigerator
section, it usually means the whole
fish has been thawed, either by a
processor or by the grocery chains
seafood preparation area. These may
have been glazed with the corn syrup,
although it is botul.

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Chametz after Pesach


Rabbi Dovid Cohen


Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator

fter all of the Pesach dishes have


been put away, we still have
one halacha relating to Pesach
which helps us hold on to the Yom
Tovs inspiration for just a bit longer;
it is known as chametz sheavar alav
haPesach (literally: chametz which
passed through Pesach).
I. General rules
The Torah forbids Jews from
owning chametz on Pesach, and in
order to discourage people from
violating that prohibition, Chazal
legislated that any chametz owned by
a Jew on Pesach is forbidden forever
to all Jews. Not only may one not
eat such chametz, known as chametz
sheavar alav haPesach, but one may
not even derive any pleasure/benefit from the chametz. Therefore, if
one accidentally purchased chametz
sheavar alav haPesach, not only is
he forbidden to eat the food, but
he may not give it to a non-Jewish
acquaintance, as that person will feel
appreciative for the present.
That said, the only chametz
which is forbidden after Pesach is
chametz which is forbidden according to Torah law, but Chazal never
imposed this penalty on chametz or
mixtures of chametz whose ownership on Pesach is only forbidden
midrabannan. We will discuss two
examples of this halacha.
One case pertains to a container
of food which contains less than a
kezayis of chametz, such as a potato
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kugel whose only chametz is two


teaspoons of flour. [For purposes of
this discussion, a kezayis is approximately the size of half a large egg.]
There is considerable discussion in
the Poskim as to whether the prohibition to own such a kugel on
Pesach is doraisah or drabannan,
and one ramification of that discussion relates to chametz sheavar
alav haPesach. Although some favor
the stricter approach , Mishnah
Berurah is lenient. According to
Mishnah Berurah, if a Jew owned
the kugel over Pesach it would not
be forbidden as chametz sheavar
alav haPesach.
A second example is where the
chametz is a tiny portion of the
food (less than 1/60) but serves a
crucial role in creating the foods
structure or texture. Midoraisah
such an ingredient, known as a davar
hamaamid, can be batel bshishim,
but midrabannan it cannot be. As
such, one would imagine that if a Jew
owned food that contained a chametz davar hamaamid it would be
permitted after Pesach. Yet Mishnah
Berurah is machmir that foods that
contain a chametz davar hamaamid
are forbidden after Pesach. However,
as a rule, a retail-sized container
of food contains much less than a
kezayis of davar hamaamid or avidah litamah; therefore according to
Mishnah Berurah mentioned in the
previous paragraph, the prohibition
of chametz sheavar alav haPesach
does not apply.

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As noted, the prohibition of


chametz sheavar alav haPesach is
Rabbinic in nature, and therefore
some Acharonim are of the opinion
that if one is unsure as to whether a
specific item is or is not forbidden,
one may be lenient. Others argue
that in cases of doubt one may not
eat the food but may have benefit/
pleasure from it. Mishnah Berurah
449:5 cites both opinions without
offering a definitive ruling, but it
is noteworthy that Iggeros Moshe
is lenient. Mishnah Berurah does,
however, note that all agree that the
food is permitted if the majority of
that type of food in the market is
permitted (i.e. produced after Pesach
or owned by a non-Jew over Pesach)
or if there is any reason to believe
this specific food was produced after
Pesach. Later in the article we will
see that this issue is quite relevant
to many kosher consumers.
As with most prohibitions, it
is generally accepted that if some
chametz sheavar alav haPesach was
mixed into other food, the entire
mixture is forbidden unless the chametz comprises less than 1/60 of the
mixture (i.e. batel bshishim) . For
this reason, if a Jew owned chametz
flour over Pesach and used that flour
in a soup, the entire soup would be
forbidden. One notable exception
to this rule is in cases where chametz
sheavar alav haPesach was mixed
yavesh byavesh into permitted
foods, where the rule is that the
mixture is permitted as long as there

is less chametz than other foods (i.e.


batel brov) . Yavesh byavesh refers to
mixtures where no one can tell the
difference between the issur/chametz
and permitted food, but each retains
its distinctiveness. An example of
this would be a supermarket that
has five bottles of ketchup on the
shelf that contain chametz sheavar
alav haPesach and eight bottles that
do not, and no one can figure out
which bottles are the ones that are
permitted. The different bottles of
ketchup are mixed together, but
each individual bottle retains its
distinctiveness. In that case all 13
bottles would be permitted because
the five forbidden bottles are batel
brov in the eight permitted ones.
II. Which foods are included
Chametz is defined as what is
created when one of the five grains
wheat, barley, rye, oats, or spelt
soaks in water for more than 18
minutes, and only chametz foods are
forbidden after Pesach as chametz
sheavar alav haPesach. Kitnios (e.g.
rice, beans, corn) and other foods
forbidden based on minhag are not
chametz. Therefore, a Jew may own
them on Pesach, and they remain
permitted after Pesach regardless of
who owned them.
Some foods are obviously chametz, e.g. bread, pasta, cookies,
crackers, and pretzels, and are clearly
included in the halacha of chametz
sheavar alav haPesach. Other chametz-containing foods can easily be
identified by reading the ingredient
panel. Breakfast cereals, soy sauce,
fish sticks, and other foods generally have one of the five grains listed
prominently. Additionally, nowadays, wheat kernels are generally
tempered/soaked in water for many
hours before they are ground into

flour. Therefore Mishnah Berurah


453:24 rules that standard flour
should be considered chametz, and
he strongly implies that the same
applies to chametz sheavar alav
haPesach as well. Similarly, water
is potentially used in two different
stages of the processing of oats/oatmeal, and oatmeal should therefore
be assumed to be chametz.1
On the other hand, plain barley
kernels (i.e. pearled barley) generally do not have any contact with
water during processing; therefore
one may purchase them from a
Jew after Pesach. If barley is soaked
in water under proper conditions,
it ferments into beer, and since
the barley was in water for more
than 18 minutes, beer is chametz.2
The consensus of the Poskim is that
whisky produced from one of the
five grains is considered chametz as
well.3 It is noteworthy that although
certain whiskies are assumed to be
made of kitnios (e.g. bourbon is
made from corn), a careful reading
of the regulations often shows that
the product must only contain 51%
of that grain, and the rest typically
is chametz.
Vinegar is created when alcohol
is fermented, and the primary concern as relates to it regarding chametz
sheavar alav haPesach is the source
of the alcohol. In some vinegars, the
source is apparent malt vinegar is
made from malt beer and is chametz,
while wine or apple cider vinegar
are made from fruits that obviously
are not chametz. However, most
vinegar is labeled white distilled,
and the alcohol used to produce it
can come from just about any grain.
This vinegar is bottled and sold
and is also a primary ingredient in
pickles, olives, salad dressing, and
condiments (e.g. ketchup, mustard,
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all of these products are forbidden


if they were owned by a Jew over
Pesach? Surprisingly, the answer to
that question depends on where one
lives, or more specifically, where the
food was manufactured, as explained
below.
As noted, white distilled vinegar
can be made from just about any
grain, and the finished product tastes
exactly the same regardless of which
grain was used. Therefore, vinegar
is generally made from whichever
grain alcohol is cheapest in that
country. Thus, for example, in the
United States, white vinegar is by
and large made from corn alcohol
(i.e. non-chametz), while in Europe
it is often made from wheat alcohol
(i.e. chametz). Of course there are
exceptions to this rule due to market
fluctuations,4 but we have seen that
as relates to chametz sheavar alav
haPesach one may surely rely on
the rov/majority. Therefore, white
vinegar (and vinegar-containing
products) made in the United States
may be assumed not to be in the forbidden category of chametz sheavar
alav haPesach, even if owned by a
Jew over Pesach.
Certain enzymes, vitamins, flavors, and other items (e.g. xanthan
gum, citric acid) are created through
fermentation and are found in many
products (including vinegar, noted
above). One of the prime ingredients in fermentation is glucose
(a.k.a. sugar), and, just like white
vinegar, glucose can be created
from any starch. As noted above,
in many countries this means that
the fermentation products can be
assumed to be non-chametz. Even
in countries where the glucose is
generally chametz, these items do
not pose much of a concern regarding chametz sheavar alav haPesach
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ally batel bshishim in the finished


product, and (b) even in the cases
where they are considered a davar
hamaamid, there will always be less
than a kezayis of the fermentation
product in any retail-sized container.
It is also worth noting that
Mishnah Berurah5 rules that nonchametz food that was cooked in
a chametz pot before Pesach may
be kept (i.e. owned) by a Jew over
Pesach.6 Clearly, if the Jew is permitted to keep it over Pesach, there is
no prohibition of
chametz sheavar
alav haPesach on
such food.
III. Jewish storekeepers
It was noted
above that the prohibition of chametz
sheavar alav haPesach is limited to
chametz owned by
a Jew on Pesach,
but chametz owned
by a non-Jew is permitted. Towards this end, most
conscientious Jews sell all of their
remaining chametz to a non-Jew
just before Pesach and repurchase it
after Yom Tov. Therefore, as a rule,
observant Jews rarely have any of
their own chametz which is chametz
sheavar alav haPesach, and they only
deal with these halachos as relates to
food purchased in stores after Pesach.
That issue can be divided into three
parts: buying from a non-religious
Jewish storekeeper, food produced
in a Jewish-owned factory, and food
distributors who are Jewish.
If a non-observant Jewish
storekeeper owned chametz during
any part of Pesach, the chametz is
forbidden to all Jews forever. In a
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well-known set of teshuvos, Iggeros


Moshe1 discusses the case of a storekeeper who asks his Rabbi to sell his
chametz to a non-Jew (i.e. mechiras
chametz) but then continues to do
business with chametz on Pesach.
Does the fact that he continues to
do business with the chametz show
that the sale was just a sham, which
is invalid and renders the chametz
in the store chametz sheavar alav
haPesach? While there were those
who took a strict position on this

matter, Iggeros Moshe ruled that


the written document of sale overrides the unspoken intentions of the
storekeeper, and the sale is valid.
Therefore, any chametz owned by
the storekeeper from before Pesach
may be purchased and eaten by Jews
after Pesach. However, Iggeros Moshe
has two important caveats:
Any chametz sold by the storekeeper on Pesach is forbidden as
chametz sheavar alav haPesach, since
the Jewish storekeeper took/stole it
from the non-Jew who purchased all
of the chametz. This will be relevant
in a further section of this article.
Any chametz purchased by the
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forbidden as chametz sheavar alav


haPesach.
The second caveat is quite relevant to the observant Jew buying
from the store after Pesach. There
is a safek (doubt) on every piece
of chametz in the store did the
storekeeper purchase it before Pesach
so that it is covered by the mechiras
chametz, did he purchase it on Pesach
so that it is forbidden, or did he
purchase it after Pesach in which
case it is surely permitted? In some
cases, one can determine exactly which
products fit into
each category, but
in most cases, it is
impossible to make
an exact determination, and the safek
remains unclear.
We have seen earlier that there is a
disagreement as to
what to do if one
is unsure whether
a given product is
or is not chametz
sheavar alav haPesach, and one should consult with
the local Rav for direction on this
matter.
At some point, the majority of
the stores stock will not be chametz
sheavar alav haPesach, and at that
point one may purchase chametz
without any qualms. Obviously,
the determination of how long it
takes before most of each type of
chametz is permitted depends very
much upon the type of product and
the nature of the business. Fresh
bread only lasts for a few days, while
whisky, pasta, and canned goods
have a very long shelf life; 24-hour
newsstands get deliveries much less
frequently than large supermarkets.
Sometimes, the products delivered

on Pesach do not hit the shelves


until a few days after Pesach, while
in other cases they have all been sold
by that time. Clearly, local experts
and Rabbonim who are familiar with
the store, community, and peoples
shopping habits must be consulted
in making this decision.
IV. Jewish manufacturers
The status of Jewish-owned
food manufacturers and distributors
is somewhat more complicated than
that of a storekeeper. If the storekeeper completes a mechiras chametz,
at least the chametz which he owned
from before Pesach, is permitted after
Pesach. However, if a manufacturer
(or distributor) sells chametz from
his stock to a supermarket on Pesach,
we have seen that Iggeros Moshe is
clear that that chametz is forbidden,
which means that the chametz being
sold in the supermarket is chametz
sheavar alav haPesach.
As a rule, a food manufacturer
or distributor structures his business
as a corporation, rather than as a sole
proprietorship. This led some Poskim to suggest that chametz sheavar
alav haPesach does not apply to the
corporations chametz, because the
chametz is considered to be owned
by the corporation, as opposed to
the individual Jew.1 However, the
generally accepted opinion is that
of Iggeros Moshe2, who rules that if
a Jew owns either a very large percentage of the companys stock or
enough stock to have a voice in the
management of the corporation, the
chametz owned by the corporation
is considered to be Jewish-owned.
Thus, the fact that the manufacturer
is a corporation does not necessarily
obviate concerns of chametz sheavar
alav haPesach.
As relates to the food manu-

facturer, the onus of guaranteeing


that the food is not chametz sheavar
alav haPesach generally falls upon
the Rabbis who certify the food as
kosher, and there are different opinions as to how to deal with this. The
most straightforward approach is to
require that on Pesach, all Jewishowned companies not purchase,
produce, or distribute anything that
contains any potentially chametz
ingredients. Additionally, many
Poskim are of the opinion that if a
Jew is financially responsible for a
non-Jews chametz on Pesach, that
chametz is forbidden after Pesach.3
Therefore, the Jews would be even
more restricted in their dealing with
any chametz in the plant.
Others allow the use of the
items listed above as not likely to be
chametz (e.g. vinegar, fermentation
products). Furthermore, they allow
the companies to use chametz in
products that do not carry a hashgachah, based on Poskim4 who rule
(for different reasons) that equipment used for chametz on Pesach
may be used after Pesach without
kashering. [Of course, even those
who follow this approach arrange for
the company to perform a mechiras
chametz on the chametz they own.]
This gives the Jewish-owned companies a certain degree of flexibility to
continue operating their business on
Pesach, albeit with some restrictions.
However, even those who follow this
position would have no choice but
to force a Jewish-owned all-chametz
company, such as a bakery, to be
closed for the entire Pesach.
There are those who take an
even more lenient approach. They
allow the Jewish owners of the company to sell the entire company
not just its chametz to a non-Jew,
using a modified mechiras chametz,
and consider the Jewish owners

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to be mere employees who help the


new owner manage his company for
Pesach. In this manner, the hashgachah considers the company no
longer Jewish-owned, and imposes
no restrictions as to what they can
do on Pesach.
Others disagree with this latter approach for two reasons. First,
they claim that the sale of an entire
company to an unknown buyer who
has never even seen it, has no idea
of what he is buying, does not have
the means to follow through on the
purchase, and is never given a fair
accounting of the profits he earned
during his week-long ownership, is
such an obvious sham as to invalidate the entire transaction. Secondly,
there are serious halachic questions
as to whether chametz purchased
during the week of Pesach belongs
to the buyer (i.e. the Jew) or the
companys owner (i.e. the nonJew); these questions are beyond
the scope of this article.
In response to these two concerns, some hashgochos rely on the
sale of the whole company only in
cases of a Jew and non-Jew who are
partners, in which case it is somewhat more plausible that they would
sell their shares to one another. To
make the sale more real, it is structured between the partners (rather
than with an outsider), the Jew is
forced to not participate in business operations during Pesach, and
the non-Jew is required to sell his
share to the Jew for a corresponding
number of days at some other part
of the year (often set as the time
when he would otherwise be going
on vacation). This form of mechiras
chametz is somewhat better than the
one mentioned previously, while still
allowing the company to operate
on Pesach.
As with all matters of halacha,
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consumers should consult with their


Rav as to which of these methods
they deem acceptable, and for information as to which hashgochos follow
which standard.
V. Jewish distributors
In recent years, the Jewish
community in the northeastern
United States has become aware
that a major distributor of food in
that area is a company owned by
Jews. This situation is considerably more complicated than those
discussed above. Packaged products
from dozens of manufacturers pass
through a distributors warehouse
on a daily basis, yet the distributor
is not certified as kosher so there
is no Rav who has any real say as to
what he can or cannot do on Pesach.
Furthermore, whereas people can
attempt to figure out approximately

how long it takes for their local


supermarket to deplete the supply
of forbidden products and restock
its shelves, a distributor is one step
removed from the consumers, and
it is extremely difficult to get an
accurate picture of which products
were owned on Pesach.
Due to the seriousness (or as
others would say, hopelessness)
of the situation, some Rabbis have
suggested creative ways to allow the
distributor to perform a mechiras
chametz which will even cover the
chametz he purchases and sells on
Pesach. While it is clear that making
some effort to correct the situation
is better than doing nothing, many
Rabbonim have serious reservations
about the effectiveness of this sale.
As noted above, they consider the
mechirah to be effective only as it
relates to chametz owned by the
distributor before Pesach and not

sold to anyone on Pesach, which for


a major distributor may amount to
very little of his stock.
Even according to the stricter
approach, not all of the chametz
products found in supermarkets
(owned by non-Jews) are forbidden,
because the supermarket itself has
stock from before Pesach, or stock
which it purchased so long after
Pesach that it was not owned by the
distributor on Pesach. In this case
more than in those noted earlier, it
is close to impossible to figure out
which chametz is or is not forbidden.
This brings us back to the differing
opinions discussed above: If one is
unsure as to whether a particular
food is chametz sheavar alav haPesach, may one eat the food or not?
In such a case, please consult your
local Rav for guidance.

An earlier version of this article first appeared in Hamodia and the OU website and is reprinted here with permission.

(Endnotes)

1 Shulchan Aruch 448:3.


2 Mishnah Berurah 442:1 & 447:101.
3 See Graz, Kuntres Acharon 442:9, and Chazon Ish 116:11, 13-14.
4 Mishnah Berurah ibid.
5 Mishnah Berurah 442:27.
6 Mishnah Berurah applies the same principle to an avidah litamah, an ingredient that flavors the entire food.
7 See Graz ibid. for a possible explanation.
8 This is based on the rule of safek drabannan lkulah, i.e. one may be lenient regarding doubts relating to prohibitions
which are only Rabbinic in nature.
9 Iggeros Moshe OC 4:96.
10 See Shulchan Aruch 447:11 and Mishnah Berurah 447:105.
11 Mishnah Berurah 447:105.
12 See the end of Mishnah Berurah 454:13.
13 Shulchan Aruch 442:5.
14 Mishnah Berurah 442:4.
15 For example, one large commercial vinegar company in the Midwest buys approximately 12% of their alcohol from
a supplier whose starch source is chametz.
16 Mishnah Berurah 442:1 (end).
17 This leniency applies even if the pot was ben yomo and even if the blios were not batel bshishim in the food (ibid.).
18 Iggeros Moshe OC 1:149 & 2:91.
19 This would either be due to civil laws view of a corporation or because the stockholders do not have voting rights
see Zecher Yitzchok #8, end, and HaElef Lchah Shlomo OC 238.
20 Iggeros Moshe EH 1:7 (end). See also Minchas Yitzchok 3:1, who takes a stricter approach.
21 See Mishnah Berurah 440:5.
22 Shaarei Teshuvah 447:2, Beer Haitev 447:4 and Mishnah Berurah 447:4 & 451:4.

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by

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by

Friday
April 22

Shabbos
April 23

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April 28

Friday
April 29

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Candle lighting time for Motzai Shabbos (April 23) is set as 40 minutes after sunset
The cRc would like to thank Rabbi Meir Zirkind (meyoz@yahoo.com) for his assistance in preparing this table

THE

OU

GUIDE TO

PASSOVER

2016 5776

Matzah 101
NAVIGATING KITCHEN
APPLIANCE TECHNOLOGY

REMEMBERING
RABBI BELSKY ZTL

Recipe Substitutes
Medicines & Non-Food Items

Consumer
Shopping Guide
KASHERING PRIMER

CONTENTS
64

PRODUCTS THAT
DO NOT REQUIRE SPECIAL
PASSOVER CERTIFICATION
Visit www.oupassover.org for updates or download
the OU Kosher app.

72

PRODUCTS THAT
DO REQUIRE SPECIAL
PASSOVER CERTIFICATION

Machzor Italy, 1466,


Yitzchak ben Ovadiah Forli,
British Library

Visit www.oupassover.org for updates or download


the OU Kosher app.

Preparing for Passover


6 / Observing the

Features
18 / Remembering Rabbi Belsky

Passover Holiday

32 / The Illuminated Haggadah

15 / Selling Chametz
24 / The Kashering Primer

40 / New Kitchen Technologies

26 / The Modern Kitchen

51 / Passover Kitchen Tips

29 / Eruv Tavshilin

54 / The World of OU Kosher

46 / Matzah 101

58 / Developing Tomorrows Teachers

Consumer Guide to Passover


62 / Index of Product
Listings

64 /

Certified Products
That DO NOT Require

72 / Products Bearing
an

99 / OU Kitniyot
100 / Infant Formulas and
Supplements

Useful
Charts

5 /

HALACHIC TIMES FOR PASSOVER

48 /
103 /

SIZING UP THE SEDER


SEFIRAT HAOMER

102 / Non-Food Items


102 / Guidelines for Medicine

HALACHIC TIMES T PASSOVER


CITIES*

LATEST TIME TO
EAT CHAMETZ
(FRIDAY 4/22)
Magen Avraham

Gra

LATEST TIME TO
ANNUL CHAMETZ
(FRIDAY 4/22)
Magen Avraham

FIRST NIGHT
LIGHTING
(FRIDAY 4/22)

SEVENTH NIGHT
LIGHTING
(THURSDAY 4/28)

EIGHTH NIGHT
LIGHTING
(FRIDAY 4/29)

Gra

ATLANTA

10:59

11:23

12:17

12:29

7:56

8:01

8:01

BALTIMORE

10:25

10:49

11:45

11:57

7:33

7:39

7:40

BOSTON

10:01

10:25

11:22

11:34

7:16

7:23

7:24

CHICAGO

10:08

10:32

11:28

11:40

7:21

7:28

7:29

CINCINNATI

10:57

11:21

12:16

12:28

8:04

8:10

8:11

CLEVELAND

10:44

11:08

12:05

12:17

7:57

8:03

8:04

COLUMBUS

10:50

11:14

12:10

12:22

8:00

8:06

8:07

DALLAS

10:49

11:13

12:07

12:19

7:44

7:49

7:49

DENVER

10:18

10:42

11:38

11:50

7:27

7:33

7:34

HALIFAX

10:30

10:54

11:51

12:03

7:50

7:58

7:59

HARTFORD

10:08

10:32

11:29

11:41

7:21

7:28

7:29

HOUSTON

10:45

11:09

12:02

12:14

7:35

7:38

7:39

LAKEWOOD

10:15

10:39

11:35

11:47

7:25

7:31

7:32

LOS ANGELES

10:14

10:38

11:33

11:45

7:12

7:17

7:17

MEMPHIS

10:21

10:45

11:40

11:52

7:21

7:25

7:26

MIAMI BEACH

10:45

11:09

12:02

12:14

7:29

7:32

7:33

MILWAUKEE

10:08

10:32

11:29

11:41

7:24

7:31

7:33

MINNEAPOLIS

10:29

10:53

11:50

12:02

7:50

7:57

7:58

MONTREAL

10:10

10:34

11:31

11:43

7:32

7:39

7:41

NASSAU COUNTY

10:11

10:35

11:32

11:44

7:26

7:33

7:34

NEW YORK

10:14

10:38

11:34

11:46

7:25

7:31

7:32

OAK PARK, MI

10:50

11:14

12:10

12:22

8:05

8:11

8:12

ORLANDO

10:49

11:13

12:06

12:18

7:37

7:41

7:41

PHILADELPHIA

10:19

10:43

11:39

11:51

7:28

7:34

7:35

PHOENIX

9:50

10:14

11:08

11:20

6:46

6:51

6:52

PITTSBURGH

10:38

11:02

11:58

12:10

7:48

7:55

7:56

PROVIDENCE

10:03

10:27

11:24

11:36

7:16

7:23

7:24

ROCHESTER

10:26

10:50

11:47

11:59

7:45

7:52

7:53

SAN FRANCISCO

10:29

10:53

11:49

12:01

7:34

7:39

7:40

SEATTLE

10:23

10:47

11:45

11:57

7:51

8:00

8:01

SILVER SPRING

10:27

10:51

11:47

11:59

7:34

7:40

7:41

ST. LOUIS

10:20

10:44

11:39

11:51

7:26

7:32

7:33

TEANECK

10:14

10:38

11:34

11:46

7:25

7:31

7:33

TORONTO

10:34

10:58

11:55

12:07

7:52

7:59

8:00

VANCOUVER

10:25

10:49

11:48

12:00

7:58

8:07

8:09

WINNIPEG

10:41

11:05

12:04

12:16

8:16

8:25

8:26

WHERE TWO SETS OF TIMES ARE LISTED, THE FIRST COLUMN IS BASED ON THE OPINION OF THE MAGEN AVRAHAM, AND THE SECOND
ON THAT OF THE GRA. *IF YOUR CITY ISN'T LISTED HERE, CONSULT WWW.OU.ORG OR YOUR LOCAL ORTHODOX RABBI FOR TIMES.

ObservingS

passover
holiday
What to do and when to do it.
Plus, our most important tip:
Please don't forget to enjoy the holiday!

By Batya Rosner

OBSERVANCE

FOR AT LEAST A MONTH beforehand, Jews perform


significant preparation for Passover. The holiday
commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from
Egyptian slavery more than 3,000 years ago.
This guide will help not only explain many of the laws
related to Passover such as when various customs and
commandments are done -- but will also elaborate on the
terms associated with the holiday.
If you are unsure about any aspect of Passover observance
please consult an Orthodox rabbi.

OBSERVING PASSOVER
The first two days (sundown of
Friday, April 22 - Sunday night, April
24 and last two days (sundown
of Thursday, April 28 - Motzaei
Shabbat, April 30) are observed with
Shabbat restrictions o n work and
creative activity, with the exceptions
of carrying and the use of fire (with
respect to cooking and preparation
of food). Women (in the Diaspora)
are reminded to recite hamavdil
ben kodesh lkodesh prior to
lighting the yom tov candles on
Motzaei Shabbat, April 23rd. The
Shehecheyanu blessing is recited on
the first two nights only.
For information about preparing an
eruv tavshilin (Thursday, April 28)
see page 29.

IMPORTANT DATES
PASSOVER BEGINS
The festival takes place from the 15th
to the 22nd of the Hebrew month of
Nisan, that is from sundown Friday,
April 22 through Motzaei Shabbat,
April 30 on the secular calendar.
The restrictions of chametz begin
on the morning of Friday, April 22.
See times on page 5.
CUSTOMS BEFORE PASSOVER
A search for chametz is conducted
Thursday evening, April 21, and the
chametz that is found is burned the
next morning.
The eve of the holiday this
year Friday, April 22 is a fast
day for Jewish firstborn males,
commemorating the miracle which
spared the firstborn Jewish sons
from the Egyptians fate of Gods
tenth plague the last to precede

the Exodus. In many congregations,


a siyum is conducted, in which a
portion of Torah is concluded - a
celebratory occasion which allows
participating males to the break
their fast.
Before Passover, there is a custom
to give Maot Chittin, money for the
poor to buy matzot and other food
for Passover.
PASSOVER ENDS
All dietary laws and restrictions
remain in effect until nightfall of the
eighth day of Passover. Chametz
which was properly sold may
only be eaten once the resale is
confirmed by your agent.
Chametz which was in the
possession of a Jew during
Passover, in violation of Jewish
law, is forbidden for consumption
by any Jew even after Passover.

The intermediate days of Passover


(chol hamoed: Monday, April 25,
Tuesday, April 26, Wednesday,
April 27, and Thursday, April 28)
are considered semi-festive. Only
certain work, activities and crafts,
as defined by Jewish law, are
prohibited. Ask an Orthodox rabbi
for guidance.
PREPARING THE HOME
Keeping a year-round kosher
home is not the same as a kosher
for Passover home, since Jewish
law forbids the consumption or
possession of all chametz during
the holiday. Special preparations
for Passover include:
The home must be thoroughly
cleaned of all chametz.
Any chametz not removed from a
Jews premises before Passover
should be sold and the storage
locations leased to a non-Jew.
Your Orthodox rabbi can help.
See Selling Chametz on page 15.

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PASSOVER TERMS
MATZAH

Matzah is made of specially


supervised flour and water,
which must be baked before
the dough has had time to rise
within 18 minutes or less. It is
the only product based on the
five grains (wheat, barley, oat,
spelt & rye) which Jews may eat
during Passover, and it must be
made specifically for Passover use,
under rabbinical supervision.
Eating matzah on Passover
commemorates the unleavened
bread eaten by the Jews when
they left Egypt in such haste that
there was no time for the dough
to rise. Shmurah matzah involves
additional steps of supervision
and is recommended for use at
the Seder. See Matzah 101 on
page 46.

GEBROKTS

Not eating gebrokts (Yiddish,


meaning matzah that has
become wet) is a custom by
which some Ashkenazim will
avoid putting matzah (or any
derivative, such as matzah
meal) into any liquid to prevent
the possibility that improperly
mixed dough, that might have
any stray flour that was never
exposed to water (and therefore
still susceptible to leavening,)
would subsequently become
chametz when finally exposed
to liquid.

THE SEDER

The Seder is a symbolic


reenactment of the Exodus, with
a compelling message for young
and old alike. The Seder details
the journey of the exodus from
Egypt by Jewish slaves following
a traditional order of blessings,
eating symbolic foods, narratives,

commentaries and song.

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Observing THE passover holiday

All cooking and eating utensils


must be either set aside exclusively
for Passover, or, in some cases
kashered (in consultation with a
rabbi), according to the procedures
of Jewish law. See our Kashering
Primer on page 24.
For specific questions, consult a local
Orthodox rabbi.
WHAT IS CHAMETZ?
Chametz refers to any food created
by allowing grain (specifically wheat,
oat, spelt, rye or barley) and water to
ferment and risemost commonly
referred to as leaven.
Even foods with minute amounts
of chametz ingredients, or foods
processed
on
utensils
which
are used for chametz, are not
permissible for Passover use.
Practically speaking, any processed
food that is not certified Kosher for
Passover may potentially include
chametz ingredients.

BRIEF GUIDE TO
THE SEDER
There are two Torah obligations and
five rabbinical obligations performed
during the Seder.
TORAH MITZVOT:
1 Relating the story of the Exodus
(Maggid reading from the
Haggadah)
2 Eating matzah
RABBINICAL MITZVOT:
1 Drinking four cups of wine (arbah
kosot)
2 Eating bitter herbs (maror)
3 Reciting Psalms of praise (Hallel)
4 Eating the afikomen (an extra piece
of matzah for dessert as a reminder
of the Passover offering)
5 Demonstrating acts of freedom
(such as sitting with a pillow cushion,
and leaning to the left as we eat
matzah and drink wine)

SEDER PLATE
A special Seder plate is arranged
with symbolic foods to follow
the order of the Haggadah. The
prepared plate should be placed
before the head of the household,
or the one conducting the Seder,
who dispenses the various foods to
each participant. The Seder plate
contains:

1 At the beginning of the Seder


(with a special blessing);

Three whole matzot: either on the


plate or next to it;

FOUR CUPS OF WINE


Red wine is preferred for use during
the Seder. Each Jew is obligated
to drink four cups of wine at these
specific times during each Seder:

1 Charoset: mixture of apples, nuts,


wine and cinnamon, symbolizing
the bricks and mortar of ancient
Egypt;
2 Karpas: a vegetable (preferably
parsley, potato or celery);
3 Maror: bitter herbs (may consist
of romaine lettuce, endives or
pure horseradish);
4 Beitzah: a roasted or boiled egg;
5 Zeroa: a piece of roasted or
boiled meat or poultry;
Also: a bowl of salt water should be
placed near the Seder plate.
MATZAH
We are commanded to eat matzah
three times during the Seder:

2 For Korech (Hillel sandwich)


together with the maror;
3 For the afikomen (at the end of
the meal)
For details on the specific amounts
and requirements, see below.

1 Start of the Seder, following


Kiddush;
2 Before the meal (after reciting
the Haggadah story);
3 Following the Birkat Hamazon
(Grace after the meal);
4 Following completion of Hallel.
For details on the specific amounts
and requirements, see below.
BITTER HERBS (MAROR)
Everyone is obligated to eat bitter
herbs twice at each Seder:
1 Dipped in charoset;

2 Immediately thereafter, a second,


smaller volume of maror is eaten
with matzah in Korech (the Hillel
sandwich).
Cooked or preserved vegetables
are not suitable for maror; therefore
commercially prepared grated
horseradish, which is packed in
vinegar, may not be used for the
mitzvah.
RELATING THE STORY OF THE
EXODUS AND HALLEL
Young children are encouraged
to participate in the Seder to the
extent of their ability. It is customary
for the youngest person at the
Seder to ask the Four Questions.
The formal part of the Seder closes
with Hallel, which praises God and
His special relationship with the
people of Israel.
The Seder traditionally concludes
with the singing of several lively
songs celebrating the relationship
between God and the Jewish people.

MATZAH*

MAROR

WINE CUP

TALMUDIC
MEASURE

KEZAYIT

KEZAYIT

RIVI'IT

RAV CHAIM
NOEH

29 CUBIC
CENTIMETERS

19.3 CUBIC
CENTIMETERS

3 OUNCES

RAV MOSHE
FEINSTEIN

43.2 CUBIC
CENTIMETERS

32 CUBIC
CENTIMETERS

3.3 OUNCES

CHAZON ISH

50 CUBIC
CENTIMETERS

33.3 CUBIC
CENTIMETERS

5.3 OUNCES

*NOTE THAT THESE MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE AMOUNTS SINCE MATZOT VARY IN THICKNESS.
HAND MATZOT CAN BE CONSIDERABLY THICKER THAN MACHINE, AND VICE-VERSA.

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SELLING CHAMETZ

Chametz:
WHEN TO

Peddle

& WHEN TO

Purge?

BY RABBI GAVRIEL PRICE

A common method for relinquishing ownership of


chametz before Pesach is to sell it, typically through an
agent, to a gentile. The chametz remains in the house, in
a closed-off area that has been rented to its new owner.
After Pesach the agent repurchases the chametz on
your behalf, at which time the rental period ends.
This option is time-honored and halachically
sanctioned, but it is essentially a legal device that
some people are uncomfortable employing for food
that is obviously chametz and prohibited on a Biblical
level, such as bread, pasta and grain-based cereals.
Instead, this chametz is eaten before Pesach, burned,
or otherwise destroyed.
If, however, the food is not blatantly chametz, that is, if
the product is 1) safek chametz (it may or may not be
chametz at all), or 2) taaruvot chametz (if the chametz
is only a fraction of the product) and prohibited only
on a rabbinic level but Biblically permitted, the food is
included in the sale.
In keeping with this stringent position, Rav Soloveitchik
ztl advised against selling foods that are obviously
chametz, but permitted the sale of taaruvot chametz,
i.e. products that contain a minority portion of chametz
blended into the rest of the product. Licorice, for
example, which contains flour, can be included in a

sale. Cookies N Cream ice cream, on the other hand,


where the cookies are distinguishable from the ice
cream (and therefore not a real mixture), should not be
included in the sale.
Another, stricter position, rules out selling any product
that contains chametz unless there is less than a
kezayit of chametz in the entire container (a kezayit is
equivalent to the volume of a large olive). A full package
of licorice would not be included in the sale, according
to this approach.
Many people who avoid selling chametz products such
as cookies or bread nonetheless have a family custom
to include their whiskey in the sale (this is based on a
lenient opinion that through the conversion of starch to
alcohol the chametz status falls away).
The list on page 17 is designed to help people
determine which products are obvious chametz, which
are taaruvot chametz, and which items are neither of
these (for example, are only safek chametz or contain
no chametz at all), and can be included in a sale
according to both opinions weve outlined above.
Because of global variations in raw material sourcing,
some of the no listings apply to products manufactured
in the United States only.

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SELLING CHAMETZ

PRODUCT

CHAMETZ
S TAT U S

PRODUCT

CHAMETZ
S TAT U S

Bakers Yeast

No

Maltodextrin

No (non-GMO may be

Baking Powder

No

Baking Soda

No

Matzah (not for Pesach)

Yes

Barley (Pearled)

No

Mayonnaise

No

Beer

Yes

Medications

No

Mouthwash

No

Bourbon

Taaruvot chametz.
Follow family custom.

Mustard

No

Brewers Yeast

Yes

Pasta Sauce

No

Cereals in which wheat,


barley, oats, rye or spelt are
primary ingredients

Popcorn

No

Yes

Potato Chips

No

Pickles

No

Probiotics

No

Rum

No

problematic)

Cereals in which wheat,


barley, oats, rye or spelt are
secondary ingredients

Taaruvot chametz

Chocolate

No provided flour

Cosmetics

No

Corn Flakes

No

Scotch

Yes.

Duck Sauce

No

Soda

No

Farfel

Yes

Tequila

No

Safek chametz.

Toothpaste

No

Vanilla Extract

No

Vinegar

No

provided these are


not distinguishable
components of
the cereal

is NOT an ingredient.

Flour

Wheat is lightly
moistened during
the milling process.

Gefilte Fish

Taaruvot chametz

Ice Cream | Cookies N


Cream

No | Yes

Ices

No

Ketchup

No

Licorice

Taaruvot chametz

Salad Dressing

No.

If flour is on ingredients
label, taaruvot chametz.
Follow family custom.

Safek chametz
Wheat Germ

Wheat is lightly
moistened during
milling process.

Whip Toppings (Frozen)

No

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SKASHERING
ONE OF THE MOST DAUNTING PREPARATIONS we make for Passover is kashering, a process to prepare
chametz utensils for Passover use. As with all areas of halachah, those who are unsure of how to apply the
rules of kashering to their situation should consult an Orthodox rabbi.
The Torah (Bemidbar 31:23) requires kashering utensils acquired from a non-Jew, as they are presumed to
have been used with non-kosher (and will have absorbed non-kosher flavor). Since chametz on Passover is
also forbidden, the Talmud applies the laws of kashering to chametz as well. There are four basic methods of
kashering. The prescribed method depends on the utensil and how it was used.

LIBUN GAMUR (BURNING)


Utensils used directly in the fire, (e.g. BBQ grate) must be kashered by placing them into
fire. This process has the effect of burning any absorbed taste. To qualify as a complete
libun, metal must be heated until it glows. A self-clean cycle of an oven (approx. 850
F) also qualifies as libun. There is no need to wait 24 hours before libun, though it is
advised. There is no need to scrub the utensil before performing libun, since the fire will
burn off residue, but some cleaning is advised.

HAGALAH (BOILING)
Utensils that were used to cook non-kosher liquid can be kashered with hagalah (boiling
in water). To prepare the utensil for hagalah, the utensil must be thoroughly cleaned. Only
utensils that can be scrubbed clean should be kashered. Items that have narrow cracks,
crevices, deep scratches or other areas that cannot be cleaned, cannot be kashered
for Passover. The following, for example, cannot be kashered for Passover: pots with
rolled lips, bottles with narrow necks, filters, colanders, knives (or other utensils) where food can get trapped
between the blade and handle. After cleaning, the utensils should then be left idle for 24 hours. To kasher,
every part of the utensil must make contact with boiling water. This process can be done in parts. For example,
a large spoon can be immersed into a pot of boiling water for 10 seconds, turned over and then the remainder
immersed. When the utensil is removed from the boiling water, it should be rinsed off in cold water. While
strictly speaking these utensils may be kashered in a clean non-Passover pot that was not used for 24 hours,
the minhag, however, is to kasher the pot first, by boiling water in the pot and discarding.

IRUY KLI RISHON (POURED BOILING WATER)


If the utensil only came in contact with hot liquid being poured on it (iruy), it can be
kashered in the same manner. If the utensil came in contact with hot chametz solids,
then one should kasher by pouring boiling water accompanied by an even melubenet,
a heated stone. For example, if hot pasta fell into a sink, stones should be heated on the stove, and moved
around the surface of the sink while boiling water is poured over them. In this way, the water will remain boiling
on the surface of the sink. The stones may need to be reheated several times, since they cool down quickly.
In all other aspects the process is identical to hagalah.

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What by water? What by fire? (Yes, the


subject is still Passover.) Here's a handy guide
to kosherizing your kitchen for the holiday.

By Rabbi Eli Gersten

LIBUN KAL (LIGHT BURNING)


In certain cases, libun kal is sufficient. This can be accomplished by heating in an oven at
550 F for one hour. This method of kashering can be used in place of hagalah. It is also
used when the need for libun is only an added stringency.
NOT EVERY MATERIAL CAN BE KASHERED. Ceramic, such as china, and enamel coated pots cannot be
kashered. It is the custom of Ashkenazim not to kasher glass as well. Some poskim did not permit kashering
plastic or other synthetic materials for Passover; however, the opinion of the OU rabbanim is that it may be
kashered, if there is a need. Ask your rabbi for guidance. Composite stone (e.g. quartz counters) which is
made mostly of stone, but is held together with resin, can be kashered. As a rule, materials such as metal,
wood, stone, natural rubber and fabric can be kashered.

KASHERING CHECKLIST:
LIBUN GAMUR
Surface must be heated to a dry temperature of
approximately 850 (i.e. self-clean oven) or until it
begins to glow.

HAGALAH
Surface should be completely cleaned with hot
water and unused for 24 hours.
Surface should be completely clean and dry.
The utensil should be completely submerged in a
pot of boiling water.
Cold water should be poured over surface.

IRUY KLI RISHON


Surface should be completely cleaned with hot water
and unused for 24 hours.
Surface should be completely clean and dry.
Boiling water should be poured directly over all
surfaces followed by cold water poured over the
entire surface.

LIBUN KAL
Surface should be completely cleaned with hot
water and unused for 24 hours.
Surface should be completely clean and dry.
Surface should be heated to a dry temperature of
550 F (i.e. oven) for a minimum of one hour.

SOME HELPFUL TIPS:


It is recommended that one not wait until erev yom tov to run the self-cleaning cycle to kasher
their oven, as this is known to be hard on the oven and repairs may be required.
Some newer self-cleaning ovens employ Aqualift technology that cleans at low heat, they
should be considered like non-self-cleaning ovens (see The Modern Kitchen on page 27 for details).
Please note that kashering may discolor oven racks and stovetop burners. If racks have rubber wheels, the
wheels may melt. Replacement racks for Pesach should be ordered well in advance.

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THE MODERN KITCHEN


SILVERWARE, POTS & OTHER SMALL
ITEMS HAGALAH (boiling in water)

Rolled lips, seams or cracks, which cannot be


cleaned, will require torching of those areas.
Utensils should be immersed one at a time into
a pot of boiling water that is on the fire. Water
should be allowed to return to a boil before the
next item is placed in to the pot. The pot can
be non-Passover, provided it is clean, has not
been used for 24 hours, and water is first boiled
in the pot and discarded. Larger items can be
submerged in the water one part at a time.
Utensils should then be rinsed in cold water.

STAINLESS STEEL SINK


IRUY (pouring boiling water)

GAS STOVETOP LIBUN (burning) & COVER

The stovetop surface and grates should be


cleaned well and not used for 24 hours.
The stovetop surface should be covered with foil.
The stovetop grates can be replaced or they
should be burned out in the oven @ 550 F for one
hour. ELECTRIC STOVETOP LIBUN (burning)
& COVER The stovetop surface should be
cleaned well and covered with foil. The burners
should be turned on until they glow red. GLASS

STOVETOP CANNOT BE KASHERED &


MUST BE COVERED The stovetop surface

KEURIG COFFEE MAKER


HAGALAH OR IRUY

should be cleaned well and not used for 24 hours.


During Pesach pots should not be placed directly
on the stove surface, but rather an aluminum (or
other metal) disk should be placed directly under
the pot.
One should not cover the entire glass top surface
as this might cause it to overheat and crack.

Remove drain. [It is recommended


that the drain be replaced. If this
is difficult, it may be used if the
drain has large holes that can be
completely scrubbed clean].
It is preferable to kasher a
sink by pouring boiling water
in conjunction with an even
melubenet (a heated stone). In
lieu of kashering with a heated
stone, some will place a rack on
the bottom of the sink, or use a
sink insert. CERAMIC SINK

CANNOT BE KASHERED
& MUST BE COVERED The

sink should not be used with


hot water for 24 hours. Remove
drain. [It is recommended that
the drain be replaced. If this is
difficult, and the drain has large
holes and can be completely
scrubbed clean, then it can be
kashered. It should not be used
for 24 hours prior to kashering].
The sink should be completely
clean and dry.
The sink should be covered with
layers of contact paper or foil; it
is best to purchase a sink insert.

(pouring boiling water) (for


those who kasher plastic)
The coffee maker must be
cleaned well and not used
for 24 hours. Remove K-cup
holder and perform hagalah
or iruy on K-cup holder. Run a
Kosher for Passover K-cup in
the machine (this will kasher
the top pin).

SELF CLEAN OVENS LIBUN (burning) Remove


any visible food. Complete self-cleaning cycle with
racks in place.
NON-SELF-CLEANING OVEN LIBUN (burning)

TABLECLOTHS,
KITCHEN
GLOVES, APRONS & OTHER
FABRIC ITEMS WASH Fabric

items can be kashered by washing


them with detergent in washing
machine set on hot. Items should
be checked to make sure no
pieces of food remain attached.

Clean all surfaces (walls, floor, doors and racks)


thoroughly with a caustic cleanser (e.g. Easy Off). Pay
special attention to thermostat, oven window, and
edges of the oven chamber. Black discoloration that
is flush with the metal need not be removed. Oven
should not be used for 24 hours. Place racks in the
oven and turn the oven to broil (highest heat) for 60
minutes. A broiler pan that comes in direct contact
with food should not be used.
Note: The method of kashering described above is
based on the ruling of Rav Aharon Kotler ztl. However,
Rav Moshe Feinstein ztl ruled that the oven must either
be kashered with a blow torch, or an insert should be
placed in the oven. Consult your rabbi for guidance.

WARMING DRAWERS LIBUN (burning) Typically


warming drawers do not get to libun kal temperature.
Therefore, unless one is experienced in kashering with
a torch, warming drawers are not recommended for
use on Pesach.

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MICROWAVES HAGALAH (boiling in water) (for those who

kasher plastic) The microwave must be cleaned well and not


used for 24 hours. Glass turntable should be removed and
replaced with new kosher for Passover surface. A styrofoam
cup should be filled with water and boiled in the microwave for
10 minutes. The cup should be refilled and moved to another
spot and the process repeated for 10 more minutes. Cardboard
or contact paper should be taped over the glass window pane
for the duration of Passover.

THE SINK FAUCET


(including instant
hot) IRUY (pouring
boiling water) Detach
any filters or nozzles.

LIBUN GAMUR - Burning


HAGALAH - Boiling
IRUY KLI RISHON - Poured Boiling Water
EVEN MELUBENET - Heated Stone

See pgs. 24-25 for details on these processes.

STAINLESS STEEL, GRANITE, COMPOSITE


STONE (E.G. QUARTZ) OR FORMICA
COUNTERTOPS IRUY (pouring boiling
water) OR COVERING It is preferable to
kasher a countertop by pouring boiling water
in conjunction with an even melubenet. There
are different opinions as to whether formica (or
plastic) countertops can be kashered for Pesach.

CERAMIC TILE COUNTERTOPS CANNOT


BE KASHERED & MUST BE COVERED The

counter should be covered with a water-resistant


covering.

REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS, FOOD


SHELVES & PANTRIES CLEAN & COVER
These areas should be thoroughly cleaned,
paying special attention to the edges where
crumbs may get trapped. The surfaces should
be lined with paper or plastic.
Note: Refrigerators and freezers will operate
more efficiently if holes are poked in the lining
to allow air flow.

DISHWASHERS HAGALAH

(boiling in water) Kashering of


dishwashers is a complicated
process and should only be
done in consultation with a
halachic authority.

TABLES CANNOT BE KOSHERED AND MUST BE


COVERED Although wooden tables can be kashered,
the common custom is to clean tables well and then cover
them.

WATER COOLER IRUY (pouring boiling water) Replace

with new water bottle. Run hot water through the water
tap for 10 seconds. Pour boiling water from a kettle over
water tap.

ORTHODOX UNION

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ERUV TAVSHILIN

An Eruv
Tavshilin
Primer
By Rabbi Moshe Zywica

This year, the second days of the Pesach


holiday afford us the opportunity to perform
the rabbinic procedure of eruv tavshilin on
Thursday, April 28, before the start of yom tov.

WHAT IS ERUV TAVSHILIN?


When the second day of a holiday falls on Shabbat, as
it does this year, or if Shabbat falls immediately after a
holiday, it is rabbinically forbidden to cook or bake on
the holiday in preparation for Shabbat. Eruv tavshilin
is a ritual that, when performed, permits preparation
for Shabbat during a holiday. It is interesting to note
that there is no prohibition from the Torah to cook or
bake during a holiday for Shabbat, and the two reasons
given for the allowance are based on the following
possibilities:
Either: (a) Shabbat and holidays are considered to be
the same day. Since the holidays are referred to as
Sabbaths in the Torah, the permission to cook and
bake during the holiday is thereby associated with the
preparations necessary for Shabbat during the holiday;
or (b) in the event of the arrival of unexpected guests,
one would need to prepare extra food for the holiday,
and Shabbat, by extension, would benefit from these
extra preparations.

Why then, if the Torah permits the preparation of food on


the holiday for Shabbat, do we need the eruv tavshilin
as dictated by the rabbis? Tractate Beitzah offers two
explanations for eruv tavshilin. The first is based on the
concern of the rabbis of Talmudic times that the needs
of Shabbat would be overlooked on occasions when
a holiday precedes it, thus they created a unique and
tangible preparation for Shabbat that must be attended
to before the start of the holiday. The second thought
is that rabbis were concerned that by permitting food
preparations for Shabbat during a holiday without
having a formalized reminder of the exclusivity afforded
to Shabbats preparations, one might come to make
preparations for the subsequent weekdays during the
holiday as well. The Torah strictly prohibits preparation
for secular days during a holiday or on Shabbat.

WHAT DOES THE RITUAL OF


ERUV TAVSHILIN ENTAIL?
On the eve of a holiday two types of food are set aside;
one cooked and one baked. In the event both types of
food are unavailable, it would be acceptable to use only
a cooked item; however, a baked item alone would not
suffice. Each item must be of a specific amount to fulfill
the requirements of the ritual. The cooked item may
not be smaller than a large olive (approximately half

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ERUV TAVSHILIN

the size of a chickens egg) and the baked item should


be at least the size of a chickens egg. The selected
items are held aloft while the blessing and subsequent
Aramaic declaration is recited. It is more important to
have an understanding of what is being said than to
use the traditional Hebrew and Aramaic languages, so
if neither language is familiar one is required to recite it
in his/her native tongue.
Only one eruv tavshilin is required per household this
covers both the homes residents and any guests.
Eruv tavshilin extends permission to prepare for
Shabbat only after candle-lighting on Thursday evening
up until candle-lighting time on Friday. Every effort must
be made to complete the preparations early enough
on Friday afternoon that the food will be edible well
before Shabbat. Nevertheless, if the preparations were
left until late Friday afternoon, they may still be done.
The food items used for eruv tavshilin must remain
intact as long as preparations are being made for
Shabbat. It is therefore advisable to preserve their
freshness by placing one or both of the items into the
refrigerator as needed.
If matzah is used as the baked item, it is customary to
then use it as one of the two matzot at seuda shlishit.

to have his community in mind when performing the


ritual. This can only be relied upon provided that eruv
tavshilin was not forgotten due to negligence.
Another option is to have someone who did make an
eruv tavshilin cook for you. It is only necessary for the
person who forgot to make an eruv tavshilin to give
the raw ingredients to this other person who must be
mindful to accept the items as a transfer of ownership.
The new owner (the friend or neighbor who did make
an eruv tavshilin) may then proceed to cook, even in
the home of the person who did not make an eruv
tavshilin.
There are a few other alternatives if the eruv tavshilin
is overlooked; however, due to their complexity they
fall beyond the scope of this article. To learn about
these options it is recommended to speak with a local
Orthodox rabbi.

Wishing everyone a Chag


Kasher VSameach oh,
and a good Shabbos too!

IF ONE IS PLANNING TO BE FULLY


PREPARED FOR SHABBAT BEFORE
THE START OF THE HOLIDAY, IS AN
ERUV TAVSHILIN NECESSARY?
Even when a person is not planning to cook or bake
during the holiday in preparation for Shabbat, an eruv
tavshilin should be performed as a precaution for any
unexpected need. Also, given that an eruv tavshilin
allows for other kinds of Shabbat preparations, such as
washing dishes and lighting candles, it is important to
perform the ritual in any case, without a blessing.

WHAT CAN BE DONE IF AN ERUV


TAVSHILIN WAS FORGOTTEN?
It would be permissible to rely on the personal eruv
tavshilin of your local rabbi as it is customary for him

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it is being baked
SAFEGUARDING
AGAINST INSECT
INFESTATION

to provide matzah
for all who would

The potential for insect infestation


must be addressed when dealing
with any grain product.

taste freedom in

Matzah bakeries protect against


infestation by:

the fulfillment of

enforcing a quick turnaround


of flour that will allow the
least amount of time between
grinding and baking;

the Divine command

regularly cleaning flour bins and


receptacles;
sufficiently cooling all flour silos and production
areas;
employing a rigid sifting protocol of the flour prior
to baking.

FLOUR-DUST CONTROL
The flour and water that make matzah must be mixed
and kneaded into dough in a rabbinically supervised,
controlled environment. Any flour dust generated by
the mixing process must be contained to ensure that
it does not drift into other areas of production, thereby
contaminating the dough being rolled into matzah. It
is therefore essential that the flour be restricted to a
mixing-process station. As an additional safeguard, the
mixing (flour and water) and rolling (dough) should best
take place in two completely separate areas.

HEAT AND FERMENTATION


The heat generated by the oven, and the machinery
running in an industrial matzah bakery, can create
enormously high temperatures. This excessive
heat, a primary factor connected with fermentation,
must be avoided in a matzah bakery; consequently,
special precautions should be instituted to maintain
temperatures around the oven door (pi hatanur).

18-MINUTE MATZAH/CLEANUP
OF THE MATZAH BAKERY
All matzah bakeries, whether producing hand or
machine matzot, ensure that less than 18 minutes elapse
from the time the water touches flour to the time the
matzah enters the oven. (There are those who set the
18-minute standard to include the baking time as well).
After each 18-minute run, all stationary equipment must
be completely cleaned or swapped out for clean ones.
Accordingly, used bowls, rolling pins, and dockers that
would have residual flour or dough are scrubbed or
switched and tables and prep surfaces are cleaned
before the clock on a new batch of dough begins to
count down.
The halachic principle of eisek* (continual manipulation)
allows for matzah-baking machinery that is in constant
motion (rollers, cutters, conveyors, etc.) to continually
produce matzah for Pesach without being stopped and
cleaned every 18 minutes.

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SIZING UP THE SEDER

GUIDELINES FOR THE SEDER

IF GROUND HORSERADISH:
Volume of 0.7 Oz./19 Grams

MAROR 8 x 10

FOLLOWING THE OPINION


OF RAV MOSHE FEINSTEIN.
ALSO SEE THE CHART ON PAGE 13.

IF ROMAINE STALKS:
Enough to Fill 3 x 5 Area

MATZAH & AFIKOMEN 6.25 x 7

KORECH 4 x 7

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However, if the equipment is stopped without it


being completely cleaned, the residual material
will be rendered chametz and could adversely
impact the Pesach status of the matzah.
Machine made matzot labeled as 18 Minute Matzot
specify that the entire dough processing line is shut
down and cleaned prior to processing these matzot
not relying on the principle of eisek.

UNACCEPTABLE MATZOT
In order for matzah to be properly and thoroughly baked,
sustained levels of heat are required for a prescribed
period of time; if the matzah is not thoroughly baked,
it is considered chametz. Mashgichim must therefore
continuously monitor ovens against any drop in baking
temperatures.
Two other types of inadequately baked matzot are:
kefulot matzot with folds;
nefuchot if the scoring is insufficient, the matzah
will swell (like a pita), indicating that the center of the
matzah has not been adequately baked.

ARTICULATED INTENT
Jewish thought attributes to Passover not only the
freedom from physical servitude, but also our peoples

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Why
Minutes?

emancipation of spirit. So the performance of our


mitzvot must not only be fulfilled with diligence and
precision, but with the full engagement of our hearts
and minds.
In addition to the multitude of material requirements
in making matzah, there is a critical obligation that
every batch of matzah prepared is preceded by the
bakers declaration, le-shem matzat mitzvah, that it is
being baked to provide matzah for all who would taste
freedom in the fulfillment of the Divine command.

The Gemara in Pesachim 46a says that if one leaves dough idle for
the length of time that it takes to walk one mil (a Talmudic unit of
distance) then it becomes chametz. Opinions regarding the time it
takes to walk a mil vary from 18 to 24 minutes. The adherence to
the shortest possible time assures a strictly kosher matzah product.
*Eisek: The commentaries presuppose that the fermentation of the dough
(chametz) will only occur if the dough is left untouched. Dough being continually
manipulated will not undergo the leavening process.

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THE OU CONSUMER GUIDE TO

PASSOVER

2016 5776

Seder Birkat HaMazon Nikolsburg, Czech Republic, 1728, The Royal Library of Denmark

PASSOVER CONSUMER GUIDE INDEX

PASSOVER APPROVED PRODUCTS


ITEMS LISTED IN THIS SECTION ARE CERTIFIED FOR YEAR-ROUND USE
AND ARE KOSHER FOR PASSOVER
EVEN WITHOUT SPECIAL PASSOVER CERTIFICATION.

BAKING SODA .......................................... 64

JUICES ................................................................. 65

CLEANERS & DETERGENTS . 64

MEAT & POULTRY .............................. 66

COCOA POWDER ................................ 64

NUTS ...................................................................... 66

COFFEE

OLIVE OIL ........................................................ 66

RAISINS .............................................................. 69
Not oil-treated

Decaf Ground & Whole Bean ...................... 64


Instant K-Cups ....................................................... 65

SALT ......................................................................... 70
Non-iodized

SUGAR .................................................................. 70
Brown White Granulated

Extra Virgin

DISH DETERGENTS .......................... 65

PAPER, PLASTIC, WRAPS, FOIL

EGG PRODUCTS ................................... 65

& CANDLES .................................................. 68

FISH ......................................................................... 65

PERSONAL & ORAL HYGIENE . 69

TEA ............................................................................ 70
Unflavored - Decaffeinated Instant

VEGETABLES .............................................. 70
WATER ................................................................... 71

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GUIDELINES
CONSUMER
FOR
GUIDE
THE SEDER
INDEX

PASSOVER CERTIFIED PRODUCTS


ITEMS LISTED IN THIS SECTION ARE SPECIALLY SUPERVISED
AND KOSHER CERTIFIED FOR PASSOVER,
ONLY WHEN BEARING AN
OR AN KOSHER FOR PASSOVER.

BABY FOOD & FORMULA ....... 72

DAIRY (Chalav Yisrael) ........................... 79

MATZAH PRODUCTS ..................... 84

BAKED GOODS ....................................... 72

Butter Cheese (Cheddar, Farmer, Feta,


Goat, Sheep) Cream Cheese Leben Milk
Sour Cream Yogurt

MEAT & POULTRY ............................... 85

Biscotti Cake Cookies Kichel


Macaroons Mandel Cuts

BEVERAGES ................................................. 72

DAIRY (Non-Chalav Yisrael) .............. 80

Egg Matza Matza Meal Tam Tams

Chopped Liver Deli Fresh & Frozen


Provisions

Butter Buttermilk Cheese Cream


Cream Cheese Half & Half Milk Ricotta
Sour Cream Yogurt

PAPER & PLASTIC ............................... 86

Cereals (Cold & Hot) Granola


Pancake Mix

EGG PRODUCTS .................................... 81

PREPARED FOODS ............................ 86

CANDLES .......................................................... 74

FISH PRODUCTS ................................... 81

CANDY & CHOCOLATE ............... 74

Herring Lox Fish Fillets Gefilte Fish,


Salmon (canned & smoked) Sardines
Smoked Fish Tuna (canned)

SALT .......................................................................... 86

FROZEN FOODS .................................... 82

Dried Fruit Fries Gel Desserts Potato


Chips Puddings Rings

BREAKFAST FOODS ........................ 73

Chewing Gum Chocolate Bars


Confections Marshmallows

CARBONATION ....................................... 75
CLEANING PRODUCTS ............... 75
CONDIMENTS ........................................... 75
COOKING AND BAKING ............ 78

Baking Soda Baking Powder Cake Mixes


Coatings Cocoa Powder Cookie Mixes
Chocolate Chips Nuts Oils (Cottonseed,
Grapeseed, Olive, Spray, Vegetable, Walnut)
Potato Starch Sugar Sugar Substitutes/
Low Calorie Sweeteners Vinegar (Balsamic,
Cider, White, Wine) Whipped Topping

Appetizers Blintzes Dinners Kishke


Knishes Pancakes Pizza Souffle

FRUITS & VEGETABLES ............. 82


Apple Sauce Fresh Canned Vegetables
Tomato Products

HEALTH & HYGIENE ......................... 83


ICE CREAM & FROZEN
NOVELTIES ..................................................... 83
JAMS & JELLIES ...................................... 83
Apple Butter Marmalade Preserves

Crockpot Liners Roasting Bags

Borscht Matzah Ball Soup Meals


Salads Soups

SNACKS & DESSERTS ................... 86

SOAP & DETERGENTS ................. 87


All-Purpose Cleaners Dish Detergents
Oven Cleaners Scouring Pads

SPICES & SEASONINGS ............. 87


WATER .................................................................. 87
WINES, LIQUORS, & GRAPE
JUICE ........................................................................87
Brandy Cognac Cooking Wine
Grape Juice Slivovitz Tequila
Vodka Wine

OU KITNIYOT & OU MATZA ASHIRA PRODUCTS .................................................................................................................... 99


INFANT FORMULA, NUTRITIONAL & DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ............................................................ 100
NON-FOOD ITEMS OU Recommendations for Cleaning Products, Household Miscellanies and Utensils ............ 102
GUIDELINES FOR MEDICINES OU Recommended Guidelines for Taking Medicines during Passover ...... 102

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GUIDELINES
THE SEDER
CERTIFIEDFOR
PRODUCTS
THAT DO NOT REQUIRE
ITEMS LISTED IN THIS SECTION ARE CERTIFIED FOR
YEAR-ROUND USE AND ARE KOSHER FOR PASSOVER
EVEN WITHOUT SPECIAL PASSOVER CERTIFICATION.
BAKING SODA
AB MAURI
ALWAYS SAVE
ANITA'S
ARM & HAMMER
AUNT PATTY'S BAKING
SUPPLIES
COOKS
DAN-D-PAK
DEERFIELD PARK
FRED'S
GEFEN
GIANT LOGO
KARLINS FINEST
MEIJER
PRICE RITE
SHAVIT-SHTERN
SHOPRITE
STOP & SHOP LOGO

CLEANERS &
DETERGENTS
3M
AJAX
AMERICA'S CHOICE
ARIEL
ARM & HAMMER
ASTONISH
AUSTIN'S
BAB-O
BERKLEY GREEN
BIG O
BIOMAT
BON AMI
BUTCHERS
CARROLL
CASCADE
CASTELLA
CERAMABRYTE
CHEER
CIRO
CLAIRE
CLASSIC XTRA
CLOROX
COMET
COMMERCIAL SOLUTIONS
PINE-SOL
DAWN
DIP-IT
DIVERSEY
DREFT
DYNAMO
EAST COAST LIQUID FILLING
ELCO
ERA
ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY
EVERCARE
FAB

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FAB ULTRA
FANTASTIK
FAULTLESS STARCH/BON AMI
CO.
FINAST
FIRST STREET
FIT
FRESH DIRECT
GAIN
GEFEN
GEULA
GIANT
GIANT EAGLE
GIANT EAGLE CLEAN PROMISE
GLASS PLUS
GLICKS
GODDARD'S
GREAT VALUE
HAGERTY
HANDY-KLENZ
HARRIS TEETER YOUR HOME
HERITAGE
HOGLA KIMBERLY
HOMELIFE
HY-TOP
HY-VEE
HY-VEE HOME HELPERS
IVORY
JELMAR
JOY
KEATING KLENZER
KITCHEN CLASSICS
KITCHEN KLENZER
KOREX
KRASDALE
LYSOL
MAGIC
MARTHA STEWART-CLEAN
MICRO BRYTE
MR. CLEAN
MR. METAL
MURPHY'S
NATURAL VALUE
NIAGARA
NO NAME
NYLONGE
O-CEL-O
OAKITE
OLD DUTCH
OUR FAMILY
OUR FINEST
PALMOLIVE
PARADE
POWER SCOUR
PROCTER & GAMBLE

PUBLIX
PURE POWER
ROYAL
SCOTCH-BRITE
SCRUBBING BUBBLES
SELECTION
SEVENTH GENERATION
SHOPPERS VALUE
SHOPRITE
SIGNAL
SIMPLY DONE
SOFT SCRUB
SOUTHERN HOME
SPIC & SPAN
ST. MORITZ
STOP & SHOP
STYLESELECTIONS
SUN
SUN & EARTH
SUNLIGHT
SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE
SWASH
TARNISHIELD
TIDE
TIM HORTONS
TINOKLEEN
TIP
U.N.X.
UFO
ULTRA PALMOLIVE
ULTRA XTRA
UP & UP
VALUE CHOICE
WEGMANS
WEIMAN
WELL DONE
WESTERN FAMILY
WHIRL POOL
WINDEX
WINN-DIXIE
WRIGHTS
WYANDOTTE

COCOA POWDER
HERSHEYS (EXCEPT SPECIAL
DARK)

COFFEE
GROUND &
WHOLE BEAN
UNFLAVORED
DECAFFEINATED

BROOKLYN COFFEE HOUSE


ELLIS
FOLGERS

HENA
PARKER HOUSE/PINNACLE
WHITE HOUSE/PINNACLE

COFFEE
GROUND &
WHOLE BEAN
UNFLAVORED NOT
DECAFFEINATED

365 EVERYDAY VALUE


AMBIANCE
AMORA
ARAMARK
ARCHER FARMS
BARISSIMO
BARNIE'S
BARRIE HOUSE GOURMET
COFFEE
BEAUMONT
BEST YET
BETTER VALU
BI-LO
BIG Y
BOMDIA
BONUS BLEND
BRESIL
BRIOCHE DOREE
BROOKLYN COFFEE HOUSE
BROTHERS
BROWN GOLD
BUENCAFE BULK
BY THE BEAN
CAFE BRAZIL
CAFE GOURMET
CAIN'S
CALLIE'S
CANTERBURY SIGNATURE
CARIBOU COFFEE
CDM
CENTRAL MARKET CLASSICS
CHASE & SANBORN
CHEF'S QUALITY
CHOCK FULL O'NUTS
CIELO - A TASTE OF PREMIUM
COFFEE
CO-OP CENTSIBLES
COFFEE BY BOND
COFFEE DISTRIBUTING
COFFEE PEOPLE
COMMUNITY COFFEE
COPA DE OURO
COPPER MOON
CORY
CORY CLASSIC BLEND
COSMOPOLITAN
DAILY CHEF
DIEDRICH COFFEE
DONUT HOUSE COLLECTION
DUNKIN' DONUTS
EIGHT O'CLOCK
EL MARQUES
ELDORADO
ELLIS
EQUAL EXCHANGE
ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY
EUROPEAN COFFEE CLASSICS
EVERBLEND
EXCEPTIONAL VALUE
FAIRLY TRADED COFFEE
FAREWAY

CERTIFIED PRODUCTS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE

FARMER BROS. COFFEE & TEA


FILTER FRESH
FINAST
FINLAYS
FOLGERS
FOOD BASICS
FOOD CLUB
FULL CIRCLE
FULTON ST.
GIANT LOGO
GIRALDO FARMS
GLORIA JEAN'S
GOYA
GREAT VALUE
GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE
GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE
NEWMANS OWN ORGANIC
GUARA
GUARANTEED VALUE
H.T. TRADER NATURAL
HARRIS TEETER
HARTFORD RESERVE
HAWAIIAN ISLES KONA
COFFEE CO.
HENA
HERRIOTS
HILL BROS.
HY-TOP
HY-VEE
IGA
JAVIA
JFG
KIMBO
KIRKLAND SIGNATURE
KRASDALE
KRISPY KREME
LA PREFERIDA
LAUGHING MAN
LAVAZZA
LUZIANNE
MAGNUM EXOTICS
MARKET PANTRY
MARLEY COFFEE
MARQUES DE PAIVA
MARQUIS
MARSH
MARTINSON
MASTER CHEF
MCDANIEL'S COFFEE CO.
MEIJER
MELITTA
MILLSTONE
MJB
MOTHER PARKERS
MR. COFFEE
MY ESSENTIALS
NATURAL DIRECTIONS
NATURE'S PROMISE
NEWMANS OWN ORGANIC
OUR FAMILY
PARADE
PARKER HOUSE/PINNACLE
PEET'S COFFEE
PREMIUM COFFEE
PRICE CHOPPER
PRICE SAVER
PRICERITE
PRINCESA
PUBLIX
RED & WHITE
RED BAG
RED DIAMOND COFFEE
REDNER'S WAREHOUSE
MARKETS
RIDGELINE
RITUALS
RITUALS ESTATE
ROUNDY'S
RT
S & D COFFEE
SAFARI

SAVE TODAY
SAVER'S CHOICE
SCHNUCKS
SEATTLE'S BEST COFFEE
SECOND CUP
SEGAFREDO ZANETTI
SHOCK COFFEE
SHOPRITE
SHUR FINE
SHURFINE
SIMPLY ENJOY
SOUTHERN HOME
SPARTAN
SPIRIT BEAR COFFEE
COMPANY
STARBUCKS
STOP & SHOP
SUL DE MINAS
SUPER G
THAT'S SMART
THE COFFEE BEAN AND TEA
LEAF
THE ORIGINAL DONUT SHOP
TIM HORTONS
TIMOTHY'S WORLD COFFEE
TOPS
TORREFAZIONE ITALIA
TRADER JOE'S
TULLY'S COFFEE
TWININGS TEA
U.S. COFFEE
VALU TIME
VALUE RED
VENETO'S
VICTOR ALLEN
W.B. LAW & SON
WAWA
WEGMANS
WEIS
WESTERN FAMILY CLASSICS
WESTERN NATURAL
WHITE HOUSE/PINNACLE
WHITE ROSE
WINN-DIXIE
WOLFGANG PUCK
ZABAR'S

COFFEE
INSTANT
FOLGERS (REGULAR AND
DECAFFEINATED)
NESCAFE TASTER'S CHOICE
(REGULAR ONLY)

COFFEE: K-CUPS,
VUE CUPS, BOLT
PACKS AND
SINGLE SERVE
COFFEE
UNFLAVORED NOT
DECAFFEINATED
(OU SYMBOL OFTEN
APPEARS ON BOX AND
NOT ON INDIVIDUAL CUP)

ARCHER FARMS
BARISTA PRIMA COFFEEHOUSE
BROWN GOLD
BUSCH'S
CARIBOU COFFEE
COFFEE ICON
COFFEE PEOPLE
COMMUNITY COFFEE

DAILY CHEF
DIEDRICH COFFEE
DONUT HOUSE COLLECTION
DUNKIN' DONUTS
EIGHT O'CLOCK
EMERILS GOURMET COFFEE
FOLGERS
FREEDOM RIDGE
GIANT EAGLE MARKET
DISTRICT
GREAT VALUE
GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE
GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE
NEWMANS OWN ORGANIC
ILLY
KIRKLAND SIGNATURE
LAUGHING MAN
LAVAZZA
MARKET BASKET
MARKET PANTRY
MEIJER
MEIJER TRUE GOODNESS
ORGANIC
NEWMANS OWN
NEWMANS OWN ORGANIC
PEET'S COFFEE
PRICERITE
PRIVATE SELECTION
PUBLIX GREENWISE
REVV
SEATTLE'S BEST COFFEE
SECOND CUP
SHAZAM
SHOPRITE
SMART & FINAL
STARBUCKS
STOP&SHOP/GIANT LOGO
THE ORIGINAL DONUT SHOP
TIM HORTON
TIMOTHY'S WORLD COFFEE
TULLY'S COFFEE
VAN HOUTTE
WAWA
WEGMANS
WELLSLEY FARMS
WILD HARVEST ORGANIC
WOLFGANG PUCK

DISH
DETERGENT
AJAX
CASCADE
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE
DAWN
DERMASSAGE
ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY
FINAST
GAIN
GIANT
GREAT VALUE
HOMELIFE
OCTAGON
OUR FAMILY
PALMOLIVE
PROCTER & GAMBLE
PUBLIX
SEVENTH GENERATION
SHOPPERS VALUE
SHOPRITE
SOUTHERN HOME
ST. MORITZ
STOP & SHOP
SUN
SUN & EARTH
SUNLIGHT
SUPER G

TRADER JOE'S
ULTRA PALMOLIVE
UP & UP
VALUE CHOICE
WEGMANS
WINN-DIXIE

EGG
PRODUCTS
NATURES DESIGN-NEWBERRY
EGGS: Natural, Omega 3 & 6
SHOPRITE
EGGS: Cage Free, Natural,
Omega 3
WILD HARVEST
Eggs Omega-3 Large White

FISH RAW
KIRKLAND SIGNATURE
FROZEN ATLANTIC SALMON
FROZEN WILD SALMON
after rinsing with water

JUICE
REALEMON
Lemon Juice Reconstituted
REALIME
Lime Juice Reconstituted

JUICE
CONCENTRATES
UNSWEETENED

CASCADIAN FARM
Orange
CITRUS WORLD, INC
Tangerine
DAILY CHEF
Orange
FRED MEYER
Orange
GIANT EAGLE
Orange
GREAT VALUE
Grapefruit
HANNAFORD
Orange
HARRIS TEETER
Orange
KROGER
Orange
REJUV
Orange
SHURFINE
Orange
THIRSTER
Orange
TIPTON GROVE
Orange
VALU TIME
Orange

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MEAT &
POULTRY IN

MANUFACTURER
PACKAGING

Raw meats bearing an OU


which are listed in the directory
as approved for Passover,
should be rinsed before use.
A.D. ROSENBLATT
BEEF & LAMB raw unprocessed,
excluding ground.
AARON'S BEST
BEEF & POULTRY raw
unprocessed, excluding ground.
AFFORDABLE GLATT
BEEF raw unprocessed.
ALLE PROCESSING
Beef Cuts, Boneless Poultry,
Cut-Up Poultry, Lamb Cuts, Veal
Cuts, Whole Poultry.
AMERICAN KOSHER
BEEF, VEAL & LAMB raw
unprocessed.
ANASH
BEEF raw unprocessed,
excluding ground.
BETH YOSEF
Raw Beef
BIRDSBORO KOSHER FARMS
CORP.
Chicken Raw, Duck Raw, Liver
Raw & Broiled, Turkey Raw
FISHEL'S GLATT L'MEHADRIN
BEEF raw unprocessed, including
ground.

LAMM'S
BEEF raw unprocessed,
excluding ground.
MARVID
POULTRY raw unprocessed,
excluding ground.
PELLEH
POULTRY raw unprocessed,
including ground.
ROMANIAN
BEEF, LAMB & POULTRY raw
unprocessed, including ground.
SHOR HABOR
BEEF & POULTRY raw
unprocessed, excluding ground.
SOLOMON'S GLATT KOSHER
BEEF raw unprocessed, including
ground.
STONY MOUNTAIN RANCH
POULTRY raw unprocessed.
TEVA MEATS
BEEF raw unprocessed, including
ground.
YAAKOV'S PREMIUM MEATS
BEEF raw unprocessed.

NUTS RAW: WHOLE,


PIECES AND NUT MEAL
NO BHA OR BHT ADDED

ASHDON FARMS
Brazil Nuts
CAL-BEST
Walnuts

GLATT RANCH
BEEF raw unprocessed,
excluding ground.

CAL-PURE
Almonds, Pistachios

GROW AND BEHOLD


BEEF, LAMB, POULTRY & VEAL
raw unprocessed, including
ground.

CVS ABOUND
Walnuts

H.G.I.
BEEF, VEAL & LAMB raw
unprocessed.
HEARTLAND KOSHER
BEEF raw unprocessed,
excluding ground.
INTERNATIONAL GLATT
BEEF, LAMB & VEAL raw
unprocessed, excluding ground.
KEDAS
POULTRY raw unprocessed,
including ground.
KIRYAS JOEL
POULTRY raw unprocessed,
including ground.
KOSHERS BEST
POULTRY raw unprocessed,
including ground.

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LAKEWOOD'S BEST
BEEF raw unprocessed, including
ground.

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CALIFORNIA ROYALE
Almonds

DIAMOND
Mixed Nuts
ELIZABETH'S NATURALS
Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Pistachios
GOLDEN KERNEL
Brazil Nuts
GOLDEN ORCHARDS
Almonds, Pistachios
HOOP NUTS
Walnuts
ITAC
Brazil Nuts
NATURE'S JOY
Almonds
NICHOLS FARMS
Pistachios
PARAMOUNT FARMS
Almonds, Pistachios

PRIMEX
Almonds, Pistachios
SSC
Cashews
STAR SNACKS
Cashews
STOP & SNACK
Walnuts
SUNSET ORCHARDS
Walnuts
SUNTREE
Brazil Nuts, Pistachios
T LINE
Cashews
TRADER JOE'S
Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts
VICTORIA ISLAND
Almonds, Pistachios
WONDERFUL
Almonds
WONDERFUL ALMONDS
Almonds

OLIVE OIL

EXTRA VIRGIN ONLY


1492
365 EVERYDAY VALUE
365 WHOLE FOODS
5 ELEMENTOS
8 OLIVOS
ACEITES DEL SUR
ACEITES DINTEL
ACESUR
ACORSA
AEGEAN ESARIME
AEGEAN TREASURES
AGRO SEVILLA
AHARONI
AHOLD
AICHA
AIMURAI
AIVALY
ALBERO BUONO
ALESSI
ALEXIS
ALONIA
ALONYAL
ALTIVO
AMBRA
ANACAPRI
ANDOLINA
ANFORA D'ORO
ANGELINO
ANGELO'S GROVE
ANTICA BONTA
ANTOLINA
APPOLLO
ARIOLI
ARNEO
ARTISAN RESERVE
ARTIUS
ASARO-PARTANNA
ASSAGIO CLASSICO
AUNT PATTY'S OILS
AURORA
AURUM
AZAIT
B. SMITH
BADIA
BASSO
BAY OF NAPLES

BELLA
BELLA FAMILIGLIA
BELLA ITALIA
BELLA TAVOLA
BELLAGGIO
BELLAGIO
BELLUCCI
BELLUCCI PREMIUM
BERTOLLI
BERTOLLI RISERVA
BIG Y
BONAVITA THE GOOD LIFE
BONELLI
BORGES
BORRACCHINI
BOSCOLI FAMILY
BOSWELL
BOTTICELLI
BUNICCI
CADIA
CALIFORNIA GNARLY VINES
ESTATE
CALIFORNIA OLIVE RANCH
CALLISTO FRANCESCONI
CAMPANIA
CANTALIA
CANTU
CAPATRITI
CAPITOL DISTRIBUTION
CARA TERRA
CARAPELLI
CARBONELL
CARITO
CARLINI
CARMELITA
CASA CARDENAS
CASA RINALDI
CASOLARE
CASTELLO MONTEVIBIANO
VECCHIO
CASTELVETERE
CAVANNA OLII
CELIO
CELLINI
CENTO
CENTRAL MARKET
CESAR
CHEF'S QUALITY
CIBARIA BRAND NATURE'S
MIRACLE
CIRIO
CIUTI
CLEARSPRING
CLEOPATRA
CLOVER
CLOVER VALLEY
CO-OP GOLD
COLAVITA
COLONNA
COLOSSEO
COMPLIMENTS
CONDIBN
COOSOL
COOSUR
COPPOLA SALERNO
CORA
CORDOLIVA
CORI
CORTINA
CORTO OLIVE
CORTONA BRAND
COSTA D'ORO
COSTA D'ORO IL VEG
COSTANZA
CREO
CRISCO
CRITELLI
CROM
CRUZOLIVA
CUCINA BIELLO
CUCINA D'ITALIA

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DAL RACCOLTO
DAVID
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FABRINI
FAIRWAY
FAMATINA VALLEY
FAMILY GOURMET
FARCHIONI
FIELD DAY ORGANIC
FILIPPO BERIO
FINCA LA PONTEZUELA
FIOR DOLIVO
FIOR FIORE
FOOD CLUB
FOODSERVICESSENTIALS
FOODTOWN
FRAGATA
FRANCESCO RINALDI
FRANKIES
FRANTOIO DELLA PIEVE
FRATELLI MANTOVA SINCE
1905
FRATICELLO
FRESH & EASY
FRESH & WILD ORGANIC
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GUSTAV HEESS-SPAIN
H.E.B.
H.T. TRADERS
HACIENDA GUZMAN
HARVEST FARMS
HEB
HERMES
HILL COUNTRY FARE
HOJIBLANCA
HY-TOP
HY-VEE
HYBCO
IGA
IL BAGLIO
ILK EL
INCECIK
INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR
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ITALICA
ITALICO
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ITLV
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KIDONIA
KING PRODUCTS
KIRKLAND
KOLYMPARI
KRASDALE
KRISTAL
KRISTAL ANTIK KUP
KROGER
L
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LA BOTIJA
LA BREA
LA ESPANOLA
LA GOCCIA DELRE
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LA ROMANELLA
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CERTIFIEDFOR
PRODUCTS
THAT DO NOT REQUIRE

LIDER
LIRA
LONGO'S
LORETO
LOU ANA
LOWE'S FOODS GOOD FOR YOU
LUPI
MADAMA OLIVA
MADURA
MAGIC
MAMA FRANCISCA
MAMA NITTA'S
MANCINI GENESIO
MANI
MANTUANO
MARBIR
MARCAHUASI
MARCONI
MARIO
MARKET DISTRICT
MARKET PANTRY
MARMARABIRLIK
MAS PORTELL
MASTR'OLIVO
MASTRO
MASTURZO
MDIST
MEDEIROS
MEDITERRANEA LINE
MEDITERRANEAN CLASSICS
CAMPAGNA
MEMBER'S MARK
MENAKHEM
MESTRE
MEZZETTA
MIL OLIVAS
MITOKU
MOLIVO
MOLLIE O
MONACO
MONALISA
MONDE
MONINI
MONTALBANO
MONTEREY MARKET
MONTICELLI
MONTOLIVO
MONUMENTAL
MOSKONISI
MY ESSENTIALS
NAPOLEON
NASH BROTHERS TRADING CO.
NATOLEA
NATURAL EARTH PRODUCTS
NATURELAND
NEW SEASONS MARKET
NEWMAN'S OWN ORGANICS
NO NAME
NONNA ARTEMISIA
NOVA OLIVA
O ORGANICS
O-LIVE & CO.
OLEAL
OLEAURUM
OLGUNCA
OLI DE NUTRIOLI
OLICA
OLIDI
OLIO BEATO DEMARCO
OLIO DI TORRE
OLIO VERDE
OLIO VILLA
OLISANT
OLISSIMO XO
OLITALIA
OLIVABELLA
OLIVAMED
OLIVARI
OLIVERA
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OLMA
OLV
OMAGGIO
ONDOLIVA
ORGANIC PARTNERS
INTERNATIONAL
ORO
ORO DI SICILIA
ORO Y SOL
OROMAULE
OTTAVIO
OUR FAMILY
PACIFIC CHOICE SPECAILTY
FOOD
PAESANO
PAESE MIO
PAMPA
PANTALEO
PAOLA VENDITTI
PASTENE
PASTORELLI FOOD PRODUCTS
PASTOSA BRAND
PEGASUS
PEREG
PHILEOS
PIANO DEL PRINCIPE
PIETRO CORICELLI
PODERE SANTA PRISCA
PONS
PRESIDENT'S CHOICE
PRIANO
PRICE CHOPPER
PRICE RITE
PRIMANOVA
PRIMIO D'ORO
PRIMIZIA
PRIMO
PRIMO GUSTO
PRIVATE SELECTION
PUBLIX
PUGLIA
RACHAEL RAY
RALEY'S
RAO'S
RAVIKA
REALE
REGINA MOLISANA
REMO
RIENZI
RITE AID PANTRY
ROCCHI
ROLAND
ROMA BRAND
ROMANO ITALIA
ROMULO
ROSELI
ROYAL CLASSIC
RUHANA
RYKOFF SEXTON
SABO
SABO ITALIA
SADAF
SAFEWAY
SAFEWAY SELECT
SAICA BRAND
SALVADORI
SALVATORE DI CARO
SAN EUROSIA
SAN FELIPE
SAN MICHELE
SANDHURST
SANTA ISABELLA
SANTA LUCIA
SANTA NINFA
SANTANGELO
SANTIAGO LIMITED EDITION
SANTIAGO PREMIUM
SANTINI FOODS
SAPORITO FOODS

SASSO
SAVOR CARELLO
SCARPONE'S
SCHNUCKS
SCLAFANI
SELECCION
SELECCION BY LIDER
SELECTION
SEMPRE
SENSATIONS
SENTIO
SEVILLA MIA
SHOPRITE
SHUFERSAL
SHURFINE
SIGNATURE SELECT
SIMPLE TRUTH ORGANIC
SIMPLY NATURE
SIMPLYPURE
SOL DE ACULEO
SORRENTO
SOVENA
SOVENA ESPAA SAU
SPARTA GROVES
SPECIALLY SELECTED
SPECTRUM NATURALS
SPECTRUM ORGANICS
SPLENDIDO
SPROUTS
STAR
STOP & SHOP
SUN HARVEST
SUPREMO ITALIANO
TA-ZE
TANGO
TANGOLIVA
TANTILLO
TAPAS
TARIS
TERRA CRETA ESTATE
TERRA MEDI
TERRA MEDITERRANEA
TERRA OLIVE
TERRA SANTA
TERRE NOSTRE
THE FRESH MARKET
TIGER BRAND
TOLEDO
TOPICAL PHARMACEUTICALS
TRADER GIOTTO'S
TRADER JOE'S
TRAMIER
TRIFOGLIO
TRUSCA
TUNIHUILE
TUTINO'S
UMBRIA OLII
UMBRIA VERDE
UNIO
UNIOLIVA
URZANTE
VALEDA
VALLEARRIVA
VALLEY PARK
VALTORRE
VERD D'OR
VERDE
VERDOLIO
VIA ITALIA
VIGO
VILLA FRIZZONI
VILLA MILENA
VILLABLANCA
VILLARRUBIA
VITA
VITACOST
VIVA ITALIA
VOLUBILIS
WEGMAN'S
WEGMANS
WEIS

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WELLSLEY FARMS
WEST COAST PRODUCTS
WHOLE FOODS
WILD HARVEST ORGANIC
WILD OATS MARKETPLACE
WINCO FOODS
WORLD MARKET
ZABAR'S
ZADE
ZOE
ZOE DIVA SELECT
ZORBA
ZUCCHI

PAPER,
PLASTIC,
WRAPS, FOIL
& CANDLES
365 EVERYDAY VALUE
7 SELECT
ABLE
ALADDIN
ALL KITCHENS
ALLIANCE PRO
ALLIANT
ALUPACK
ALWAYS SAVE
AMERICA'S CHOICE
AMERICAN FARE
ANCHOR
ARROW
ARTISAN WAX
BAKE KING
BAKERS & CHEFS
BAKERYWAX
BAYVIEW
BEN E. KEITH
BERKLEY & JENSEN
BEST CHOICE
BEST YET
BESTWAY
BETTER VALU
BI-LO
BIG Y
BIOWORLD
BOARDWALK
BODEK
BOELTER
BORAX
CARRIBE
CATER-TIME
CHA-CHING
CHECK THIS OUT...
CHEF'S PRIDE
CLEAR VALUE
CLEARVIEW
CLOUD 9
CODE-708
CODE-729
COLORZIP
COMPANIONS
COMPANIONS-729
COMPLIMENTS
COMSOURCE-708
COMSOURCE-729
CRYSTAL WRAP
CULINARY SQUARES
CUT-RITE
CVP
D&W
D&W FINE PACK
DAILY CHEF
DAILY CHEF FOODSERVICE
DART
DG HOME
DIAMOND
DIAMOND BILINGUAL

CERTIFIED PRODUCTS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE

DIAMOND CHEF
DINE AWAY
DIXIE
DIXIE EVERYDAY
DIXIE STONEWARE
DIXIE ULTRA
DOMESTIX
DOMINICK'S
DUAL OVENABLE
DUAL OVENABLE CONTAINERS
DURABLE
DURABLE FOIL
DURABLE PACKAGING
INTERNATIONAL
EASY ELEGANCE
EASY LIVING
ECOLO
ECONOMAX
EKA
ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY
ESSENTIALS
EVERYDAY CHEF
EXCEPTIONAL VALUE
FAMILY DOLLAR
FAMILY VALUES
FINAST
FIRST MARK
FIRST STREET
FOOD CLUB
FOOD LION
FOODTOWN
FRED MEYER
FRED'S
FRESH & EASY
FRESH-LOCK
GEFEN
GEORGIA PACIFIC/DIXIE
GEULA
GFS
GIANT
GLAD
GLICKS
GOLBON
GOOD SENSE
GREAT VALUE
GUARANTEED VALUE
H-E-B
HAGERTY
HANDI-FILM
HANDI-FOIL
HANNA K
HANNAFORD
HANNAFORD BROS.
HARRIS TEETER
HEFTY
HENGTAI
HILL COUNTRY ESSENTIALS
HILL COUNTRY FARE
HOME 360
HOME BASICS
HOME-LINK
HOMELIFE
HY-TOP
HYVEE
IDEAL
IGA
IVEX
J.W. ALUMINUM
JIF-FOIL
JP FOODSERVICE
KARI-OUT
KEY FOOD
KING KULLEN
KING ZAK
KINGSFORD
KIRKLAND
KITCHEN CHARM
KITCHEN ESSENTIALS
KITCHEN HELPERS
KORDITE
KRASDALE

KROGER
LAURA LYNN
LIFE
LIFE BRAND
LILAC
LOWES
MANISCHEWITZ
MARCAL BLUE BOX
MARDI GRAS
MARKET BASKET
MARKET PRO
MARKET WAX
MASTER WRAP
MAXX VALUE
MEIJER
MELITTA
MEMBER'S MARK
MICRO SQUARES
MICROLITE
MIDWEST COUNTRY FARE
MINIGRIP
MONOGRAM
MRS. WAGES
NATURAL VALUE
NATURE'S BEST
NETCHOICE
NICE!
NICOLE HOME COLLECTION
NIFDA
NO NAME
NUGGET
NUGGET-708
O-CEL-O
OLD GLORY
OUR FAMILY
PACKAGING DYNAMICS
PACTIV
PAPER ENTERPRISES
PARADE
PATHMARK
PATTYWAX
PEAK
PIGGLY WIGGLY
PLACESETTER
PLAST TECHS
POCAHONTAS FOODS USA
POLYPACK
PREMIER FOIL
PREMIUM ESSENTIALS
PRESTO
PRESTO PRODUCTS
PRICE CHOPPER
PRICE FIRST
PRICE RITE
PRICE WISE
PRIME SOURCE
PROPAK
PUBLIX
RALEY'S
RALPH'S
RANCH WAGON
REAL VALUE
RED & WHITE
REYNOLDS
RIGHT VALUE
RITE AID
RL PLASTICS
ROKEACH
ROUNDY'S
SAFEWAY
SAM'S CHOICE
SARAN
SARAN WITH CLING PLUS
SCHNUCKS
SCOTCH-BRITE
SEALWRAP
SELECTION
SERENITY WRAP
SHAM ROCK
SHEN LONG
SHOPPERS VALUE

SHOPRITE
SHUR FINE
SHUR SAVING
SIGNATURE HOME
SIGNATURE KITCHENS
SILVER SOURCE
SILVERRAPIDS
SIMPLY DONE
SMART
SMART & SIMPLE
SMART PRICE
SMART SENSE
SMART USA
SMARTLOCK
SMITH'S
SOBEY'S
SOLO CUP
SOUTHERN HOME
SPARTAN
SPRINGFIELD
SPROUTS
STATER BROS.
STERLING
STOP & SHOP
STRETCH-TITE
STURDI
STURDY EXTRA
SUNNY SELECT
SUNSET BRAND
SUNSPUN
SUPER A
SUPREME
SYSCO
THAT'S SMART
THRIFT PAK
TOPCREST
TOPS
TOTAL HOME
TOUGH & EASY
TRIMARK
TRINIDAD BENHAM
TRIUMPH
UBER NOC
ULTRA FOIL
UP & UP
URAL FOIL
VALU TIME
VALU-REY
VALUE BUY
VALUE CHECK
VALUE OPTIONS
VALUE STAR
VALUE TIME
VANITY FAIR
VICTORY FOODSERVICE
WAXTEX
WEGMANS
WEIS
WEIS QUALITY
WESTCOTT
WESTERN FAMILY
WHITE ROSE
WHOLE FOODS MARKET
WINCO
WINN-DIXIE
WINPAK
WISE SHOPPER
WP
WRAP AWAY
WRIGHTWARE
YANTAI BAGMART
ZIPLOC
ZIPPER

PERSONAL &
ORAL HYGIENE
AUSTIN'S
Wipe-Away Liquid Hand Soap

HANDY-KLENZ
Pink Lotion Hand Soap
KRASDALE
Antibacterial Hand Soap
OLIVELLA
Bar Soap, Liquid Soap
OLIVELLA CLASSIC
Bath & Shower Gel
PROCTER & GAMBLE
Dawn Ultra Antibacterial Apple
Blossom Hand Soap, Dawn Ultra
Antibacterial Orange Hand Soap
SUN & EARTH
Liquid Soap, Shower Gel
TOM'S OF MAINE
DEODORANT STICK: Calenoule,
Unscented, Woodspice
LONG LASTING DEODORANT
STICK: Apricot, Lavender,
Lemongrass, Unscented
SENSITIVE DEODORANT STICK:
Cucumber Grapefruit, Unscented
TOOTHPASTE: Whole Care
Peppermint, Whole Care Spearmint
Energizing Shower Gel

RAISINS

NOT OIL TREATED


AHOLD
B4Y BETTER FOR YOU
BERKLEY & JENSEN
CHAMPION
CLOVER VALLEY
CVS GOLD EMBLEM
DOLE
ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY
FOOD LION
GOLD EMBLEM ABOUND
GREAT VALUE
GREEN GIANT FRESH
HANNAFORD
HEALTHY HELPINGS
KRASDALE
KROGER
MARKET BASKET
MARKET PANTRY
MOJAVE GOLD
MY ESSENTIALS
NATURE'S PLACE
NATURE'S PROMISE
NEWMAN'S OWN ORGANIC
NICE!
P$$T
PRICE CHOPPER
PRICE RITE
PUBLIX
RALPH'S
RITE AID PANTRY
SHOPRITE
SIMPLE TRUTH ORGANIC
SPARTAN
SPRINGFIELD
SWEET HARVEST
TRADER JOE'S
WEGMANS
WEIS
WELLSLEY FARMS
WILD HARVEST
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CERTIFIED PRODUCTS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE

SALT

NON-IODIZED
ONLY
ALESSI COARSE
ANTICA SALINA
ARTISAN SALT CO.
BADIA
BEST YET
BIG Y
FLAVOR HOUSE
FOOD CLUB
FOODTOWN
FRESH & EASY
GULF
HOUCHEN'S OUR SPECIAL
JP FOODSERVICE
KINGSTON
LA BALEINE
LE TRESOR
MONARCH
MONTE POLLINO
MORTON
NIFDA
PRESIDENT'S CHOICE
PURE OCEAN
RALEY'S
REDMOND REALSALT
REMARKABLE
ROLAND
S.E.R.
SADAF
SALTWORKS
SHAW'S
SIGNATURE 5 STAR
SOSALT
SPECIAL VALUE
TRU-FLO
U.S.
WEGMANS
WINDSOR
WINN-DIXIE

SUGAR
BROWN

ALBERTSON'S
AMERICA'S CHOICE
BEST YET
BETTER VALUE
BI-LO
COLONIAL SUGAR
DIXIE CRYSTALS
FOOD CLUB
HOLLY SUGAR
HY-TOP
IMPERIAL
JEWEL
KROGER
MARKET PANTRY
MONARCH
PARADE
PIONEER
SAVANNAH GOLD
SHOPRITE
SHURFINE
SOUTHERN HOME
SYMPLE
WEST CREEK
WINN-DIXIE
WINDSOR
WINN-DIXIE

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SUGAR WHITE
GRANULATED
ONLY

7-11
ACME
ALBERTSON'S
AMERICA'S CHOICE
BAKER'S CORNER
BAKESENSE
BEST YET
BETTER VALUE
BI-LO
BLUE SWAN
CARGILL
CHEF'S QUALITY
COLONIAL SUGAR
DDA
DIXIE CRYSTALS
DUNKIN' DONUTS
ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY
FLAVORITE
FMV
FOOD CLUB
GFS
GINGER EVANS
GOLDEN BARREL
GOOD DAY
HOLLY SUGAR
HY-TOP
IMPERIAL
JEWEL
KATY'S KITCHEN
KROGER
LUCKY SUGAR
MARKET PANTRY
MONARCH
MY ESSENTIALS
NUGGET
PARADE
PIONEER
POCAHONTAS
PRICE CHOPPER
PRICE RITE
PUBLIX
RAINBOW
RED & WHITE
RITUALS
ROYAL WEST
SAVANNAH GOLD
SHOPPERS VALUE
SHOPRITE
SHURFINE
SOUTHERN HOME
SPRECKELS SUGAR
STANDARD COFFEE
SWEETENER'S PLUS
TIENSE SUIKERRAFINADERIJ
TRUE CANE
U.S. FOODSERVICE
USFS - RITUALS
VALU TIME
WEGMAN'S ORGANIC
WEST CREEK
WESTERN FAMILY
WHITE GOLD
WHOLESOME!
WINCO
WINN-DIXIE

TEA BAGS

UNFLAVORED
DECAFFEINATED
LIPTON

TEA BAGS

UNFLAVORED
NOT
DECAFFEINATED
AMBIANCE
AMERICA'S BEST
BARONET
BENNER
BETTER VALU
BIG WIN
BRITISH MERCANTILE
BROMLEY ESTATE
CARRYTOWN
CHENEY ESTATE
CO-OP CENTSIBLES
COFFEE ASSOCIATES
COMSOURCE-105
CORRECT CHOICE
DILMAH
EMBASSY-105
ERNA
FAMILY DOLLAR
FOOD CLUB
FRED'S
FROSTY ACRES
GEFEN
GIANT
GILLES
GOLBON
GOLDEN TIP TEA
H&R
HY-TOP
HY-VEE
IGA
JENNETTE
KENT & LAVRIA
KEY FOOD
LAURA LYNN
LAW'S
LIPTON
LOWES FOODS
MARKET BASKET
MARKET PANTRY
MARYLAND CLUB
MOTHER PARKERS
MOUNT STIRLING
NATURAL DIRECTION
NEWMAN'S OWN ORGANIC
NUGGET
OUR FAMILY
PARADE
PASCAL
PIGGLY WIGGLY
POCAHONTAS
PRICE RITE
RED & WHITE
REFLECTIONS
RESTAURANT'S PRIDE
PREFERRED
RITE AID
ROYAL CLUB
ROYAL CUP
SAFEWAY
SHOPRITE
SHURFINE
SHURSAVINGS
SMART & SIMPLE
SOMERSET
SPARTAN

STATER BROS.
STOP & SHOP
SUMMERSET TEA COMPANY
SUNNY SELECT
SWEE-TOUCH-NEE
TEA OF LIFE
TETLEY
THE REPUBLIC OF TEA
TRUCCHI'S
VIRGINIA CHOICE
WARD
WESTERN BEEF
WHITE HOUSE
WHITE LILAC
WINN-DIXIE
WM DEAN

TEA INSTANT

UNFLAVORED NOT
DECAFFEINATED
NESTEA

VEGETABLES

NESTEA

RAW

A & J PRODUCE
Fresh Cut & Peeled Carrots
ALBERTSON'S
Baby Peeled Carrots
AMERICA'S CHOICE
Whole Carrots
AMERICA'S GOLD
Baby Style Carrots
BUGS BUNNY'S
Baby Carrots
BUNNY LUV
Fresh Cut & Peeled Carrots
CAL ORGANIC FARMS
Baby Cut Carrots
CLASSIC
Fresh Cut & Peeled Carrots
CROSS VALLEY FARMS
CARROTS: Baby, Crinkle Cut,
Julienne, Machsticks, Sticks
DEWY FRESH
Baby Carrots
FRESH 1
Peeled Carrots
FULL CIRCLE
Peeled Mini Carrots
GREEN WISE
Baby Cut Carrots, Carrot Chips
GRIMMWAY FARMS
CARROTS: Crinkle Cut, Fresh
Chips, Stixx
HEB ORGANICS
CARROTS: Julienne, Mini Cut
IGA
Baby Carrots

CERTIFIED PRODUCTS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE

JEWEL FARM STAND


Peeled Mini Carrots
MARKETSIDE ORGANIC
Baby Carrots
MARKON
Cut & Peeled Carrots, Fresh Cut
Carrots
NATURE'S FINEST
Baby Carrots
PORTERS
Peeled Mini Carrots
PREMIER
Fresh Cut & Peeled Carrots
PRESIDENT'S CHOICE
Baby Carrots
PUBLIX
CARROTS: Baby Cut, Crinkle
Cut Coins, Dip Chips/ Carrots,
Matchsticks, Sticks
SAFEWAY
Baby Peeled Carrots
SALAD TIME
Cut & Peeled Carrots
SCHNUKS
Baby Peeled Carrots, Carrot
Chips
SHAW'S
Baby Carrots
SHOPRITE
Baby Carrots
SHURFRESH
Baby Carrots
SNOBOY
Peeled Carrots
SPARTAN
Baby Cut Carrots
WEGMANS
Baby Cut Carrots
WEIS
Baby Carrots
WINN-DIXIE
Baby Cut Carrots

WATER
100% NATURAL
365 EVERYDAY VALUE
7 SELECT
ACADIA
ACME
ADIRONDACK
ALASKA GLACIER
ALBERFOYLE SPRINGS
ALBERTSON'S
ALHAMBRA
AMELIA
AMERICA'S CHOICE
AMERICAN FALLS
AMERICAN SUMMITS
ANGELICA

AQUACAI
AQUAVIVA
ARCHER FARMS
ARCTIC FALLS
ARCTIC SOL
ARIZONA
ARROWHEAD
ASCEND
BALDUCCI'S
BEST YET
BIG WIN
BIG Y
BLOOM
BLU
BODY ARMOR
BOXED WATER IS BETTER
BRAVO
BUSCH'S
CALISTOGA
CANADIAN ESSENCE
CHEMTREAT
CLEAR VALLEY
CLEARLY KOSHER
CLOVER VALLEY
COMPLIMENTS
CROSSROADS
CRYSTAL 20
CRYSTAL GEYSER
CRYSTAL LAKE
CRYSTAL PRISTINE
CRYSTAL ROCK
CRYSTAL SPRINGS
CUB FOODS
DAVREN SPRINGS
DEER PARK
DOLCE VITA
DOLLAR GENERAL
EL TAPATIO
ESKA
ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY
ETERNAL
EVAMOR
EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS
FERRARELLE
FESTIVAL
FIRST STREET
FLAVORITE
FOOD CLUB
FOOD LION
FOODTOWN
FORTUNE WATER
FOX LEDGE
FRED MEYER
FREDMEYER
FRESH FINDS
FRESH MARKET
FRY'S
FSA
GEA
GERBER
GIANT EAGLE
GLACEAU SMARTWATER
GLACIER LAKES
GOLD D'OR
GREAT VALUE
GUIDA'S DAIRY
GUITIG
GUSTAFSON FARM
HAGGEN
HANNAFORD

HARRIS TEETER
HAWAIIAN ISLES
HEINEN'S
HILL COUNTRY FARE
ICE MOUNTAIN
IGA
JERSEY DAIRY
JEWEL
JOHNNIE'S FOODMASTER
JUST THE BASICS
KERSPLASH
KING SOOPERS
KINGS
KIRKLAND
KOWALSKI'S MARKETS
KRASDALE
KROGER
LANGER'S
LIFE HAMIDIYE
LIVING LIFE
MARKET PANTRY
MARSH
MAYIM CHAIM
MEMBER'S SELECTION
MIZMOR
MONTCLAIR
MORNING FRESH FARMS
MORNING SONG
MOUNT OLYMPUS
MY ESSENTIALS
NAKED
NATIA
NATURE'S PLACE
NATURE'S PRIDE
NATURE'S WAY
NEBBIA
NESTLE
NIAGARA
NICE!
NURSERY
OASIS
OZARKA
PARADE
PATHMARK
PENTA
PETE'S FRESH MARKET
PIKE COUNTY
POLAND SPRING
POLAR
POLARIS
PRICE CHOPPER
PRICE RITE
PRISTINE MIST
PUBLIX
PURE AMERICAN
PURE BLU
PURE LIFE
PURITY SPRINGS
PUSH
QFC QUALITY FOOD STORES
QUALITY FOOD CENTERS
QUICK CHECK
RALEY'S
RALPHS
REAL CANADIAN
RED & WHITE
REFRESHE
REFRESHE-ACME
RESERVE
ROCCETTA

ROCHE BROS.
ROSENBERGER'S DAIRIES
ROUNDY'S
ROXANE
SANAVI
SANTA LUCIA
SEQUANA
SHAW'S
SHOP RITE
SHUR FINE
SILVER SPRINGS
SIMPLIFY
SIMPLY NATURAL
SKH
SMART SENSE
SNO
SNOW MOUNTAIN
SOUTHERN HOME
SPARKLETTS
STAR MARKET
STATER BROS.
SUPER CHILL
SWISS PREMIUM
TALKING RAIN
TEDESCHI SELECT
TESALIA
THE FRESH GROCER
THE RITZ-CARLTON
THIRSTER
TIM HORTONS
TRADER JOE'S
TRITON
TST
TULPEHOCKEN
TURKEY HILL
ULIVETO
UNITED DAIRIES
UTOPIA
VALU TIME
VASER
VINTAGE PURE
WALNUT GROVE MARKET
WASATCH CRYSTAL
WAT-AAH! BODY
WAT-AAH! PH+
WAWA
WEGMANS
WEGMANS FOODS YOU FEEL
GOOD ABOUT
WEIS
WESTERN FAMILY
WHISTLER
WHITE HEN
WHITE ROSE
WILD HARVEST
WINN-DIXIE
WOOPS!
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PRODUCTS BEARING AN

OR AN

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER

ITEMS LISTED IN THIS SECTION ARE SPECIALLY SUPERVISED


AND KOSHER CERTIFIED FOR PASSOVER,
ONLY WHEN BEARING AN
OR AN KOSHER FOR PASSOVER.
BABY FOOD
& FORMULA
FIRST CHOICE
Applesauce, Carrots,
Sweet Potatoes
ROSS
Similac LeMehadrin 1, 2 &
3 (Cholov Yisroel)

BAKED
GOODS

Layer, Seven Layer,


Shadow, Sponge

GAL GAL CRACKERS:


Onion, Original, Plain

COOKIES: Assorted,
Black & White, Chocolate
Chip, Chocolate Fudge,
Chocolate Nut Wafers,
Lady Fingers, Rainbow

KARTOFELE: Onion,
Original, Seasoned
MACAROONS: Almond,
Choco Nut Brownie,
Chocolate, Chocolate
Chip, Coconut, Double
Choc Chip, Honey Nut,
Toffee, Vanilla

ABSOLUTELY

Gluten Free Shehakol


Matzo Crackers

GLUTEN FREE
CRACKERS: Cracked
Pepper, Original, Toasted
Onion

GLICKS
MACAROONS: Almond,
Chocolate, Chocolate
Chip, Coconut

GLUTEN FREE
FLATBREAD: Original,
Toasted Onion

GOLDBAUM'S
GLUTEN FREE: Flat Crisps
French Onion, Flat Crisps
Sea Salt, Shehakol Matzo

ABSOLUTELY GLUTEN
FREE
Classic Coconut
Macaroons
AVIV
Gluten Free Matzo Style
Cracker

GOODMAN'S
MACAROONS: Almond,
Chocolate, Chocolate
Chip, Coconut
HOO LACHMU
Passover Flats

BLOOM'S
COOKIES: Bites Savory
Garlic, Bites Savory
Natural, Bites Savory
Onion, Chinese,
Chocolate Dipped
Almond Horn, Chocolate
Drizzle Marble, Double
Chocolate Chip, Royal
Chocolate Chip,
Sweet Brownie, Sweet
Cinnamon, Vanilla

JENNIES
MACAROONS: Almond,
Chocolate, Chocolate
Chip, Chocolate Covered,
Chocolate Drizzle,
Coconut

BRIUT V'TEVA
POTATO FLOUR MATZOT:
Onion, Plain

LILLY'S
CAKES: Apricot Layer,
Apricot Roll, Black &
White Tarts, Black and
White Swirl, Brownie,
Cappuccino Round
Layer, Chocolate
Chiffon, Chocolate Nut
Roll, Chocolate Roll,
Chocolate Round Layer,
Coffee, Honey, Kokosh,
Lemon Roll, Mandel,
Marble, Mocha Round
Layer, Praline, Praline
Nut Roll, Railroad,
Raspberry Roll, Raspberry
Tarts, Raspberry Torte,
Raspberry Torte Round

DAYEINU
Matzo Burger Rolls,
Matzo Rolls
ELITE
Chocolate Covered
Wafers
FRANKEL'S
Cheesecake,
Cheesecake-Marble
GEFEN
COOKIES: Almond,
Brownie, Chocolate Chip,
Cinnamon, Vanilla, Walnut

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LE TOVA
EGG KICHEL: Cinnamon
Bow Ties, Honey BBQ,
Onion Garlic, Original,
Sugar, Sugar Bow Ties

MACAROONS: Almond,
Almond Chocolate
Dipped, Chocolate,
Chocolate Dipped,
Coconut, Coconut
Chocolate Dipped,
Double Chocolate Dipped
SUGAR FREE: Cookies,
Macaroons
SUGAR FREE CAKES:
Chocolate Roll, Mandel,
Marble, Raspberry Roll,
Seven Layer, Sponge
Bon Bons, Chocolate
Donuts, Chocolate Leaves
MANISCHEWITZ
BISCOTTI: Chocolate
Chip, Chocolate Walnut,
Cranberry Pistachio,
Marble
COOKIES: Almond,
Chocolate Chip, Coconut
Crisp, Double Chocolate
Chip, Gluten Free
Chocolate Chip, Raisin &
Spice, Rocky Road
CRACKERS GLUTEN
FREE: Garlic & Rosemary
Tam Tams, Matzo-Style
Squares, Matzo-Style
Squares Garlic &
Rosemary, Plain Crackers
KICHEL: Dietetic, Egg,
Jumbo
MACAROONS: Almond,
Banana Split, Cappuccino
Chip, Carrot Cake,
Chocolate, Chocolate
Almond, Chocolate Chip,
Chocolate Chocolate
Chip, Chocolate Chunk
Cherry, Chocolate
Covered, Chocolate Mint,
Chocolate Nut Brownie,
Coconut, Coconut Sugar
Free, Cookies 'n Cream,
Hazelnut Chocolate,
Honey Nut, Pistachio
Orange, Red Velvet,
Rocky Road, Ultimate
Triple Chocolate

MANDEL CUTS:
Chocolate Chip, Marble,
Plain
MISHPACHA
MACAROONS: Almond,
Chocolate, Chocolate
Chip, Coconut
MISS CHOCOLATE
Coconut Macaroons
OSEM
Chocolate Chip Cake
SCHICK'S
CAKES: Apricot Layer,
Apricot Roll, Black &
White Swirl, Black & White
Torte Layer, Brownie,
Cappuccino Layer,
Cheese, Cheese Marble,
Chocolate Covered
Rings, Chocolate Layer,
Chocolate Nut Roll,
Chocolate Roll, Cinnamon
Coffee, Coffee, Honey,
Kokosh, Marble, Mocha
Layer, Praline Nut Roll,
Railroad, Raspberry Roll,
Raspberry Torte Layer,
Seven Layer, Sponge
CAKES: SUGAR FREE:
Carrot, Chocolate
Roll, Mandel, Marble,
Raspberry Roll, Seven
Layer Cake, Sponge
COOKIES: Assorted, Black
& White, Chocolate Chip,
Chocolate Nut Wafers,
Fudge, Lady Fingers,
Rainbow, Rum Balls,
Sugar-free
MACAROONS: Almond,
Almond Chocolate
Coated, Chocolate
Dipped, Coconut,
Coconut Chocolate
Dipped, Sugar-free,
Walnut
Bon Bons, Chocolate
Leaves, Chocolate Swirls,
Mandel, Raspberry Swirls
TRADER JOE'S
Chocolate Dipped
Macaroons
YANOVSKY
Alfajores, Cookies
YEHUDA
CAKES: Chocolate,
Crumb, Marble, Vanilla

GLUTEN FREE
CRACKERS: Cracked
Pepper, Fiber Enriched,
Matzo Style Squares,
Matzo Style Squares
Toasted Onion, Matzo
Style Squares Unsalted,
Plain

BEVERAGES
ADIRONDACK
SELTZER: Lemon Lime,
Mandarin Orange, Plain
AHOLD
Orange Juice
AMERICA'S CHOICE
Orange Juice
BEST HEALTH
Lemon Lime Seltzer, Plain
Seltzer
CAFE TASTLE
COFFEE: Columbian,
Gold, Original, Platinum
COCA-COLA
Coca-Cola
Diet Coke
CORNELL
Plain Seltzer
CULINARIA
Orange Juice
ELITE
Coffee Platinum, Instant
Coffee
ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY
Orange Juice
FAIRWAY
Sparkling Apple Cider
FOOD TOWN
Orange Juice
GEFEN
ICED TEA: Kiwi
Strawberry, Lemon,
Peach, Raspberry
ICED TEA: DIET: Kiwi
Strawberry, Lemon,
Peach, Raspberry
JUICE: Apple, Grapefruit,
Lemon, Orange,
Pineapple, Prune, Tomato,
Tomato No-Salt
Coffee Instant Decaf,
Coffee Instant Regular,
Coffee Taster's Choice,
Instant Chocolate
Flavored Mix, Tea Bags

PRODUCTS BEARING AN

GIANT
Cranberry Juice, Lemon
Juice, Lemon Lime
Seltzer, Plain Seltzer
GLICKS
Apple Juice, Lemon Juice
GOLDEN CROWN
Prune Juice
HADDAR
JUICE: Apple, Cranberry,
Cranberry Cocktail,
Lemon, Prune, Tomato
Coffee Whitener
HANNAFORD
SELTZER: Lemon, Lime,
Plain
Orange Juice
HOLY CACAO
CHOCOLATE
Hot Chocolate Drink
"Shoko", Whole Roasted
Coffee
JUMP
SOFT DRINK: Grapefruit,
Orange, Strawberry
Banana, Pomegranate
Apple
KEDEM
JUICE: Apple, Cranberry,
Cranberry Cocktail,
Sparkling Apple Cider,
Sparkling Raspberry
KEY FOOD
Lemon Lime Seltzer, Plain
Seltzer, Orange Juice
KIRKLAND
Apple Juice
KRASDALE
Orange Juice
KREATIVE
Turkish Coffee
LANDWER
Dark Roast Coffee,
Ground Espresso, Original
Roast Coffee
LAVAZZA
Coffee Espresso
MAGIC GARDEN
Pomegranate Orchard
Tea
MANISCHEWITZ
Seltzer
MARKET BASKET
Orange Juice
MEHADRIN
Hot Chocolate Mix, Hot
Chocolate Mix No Sugar
MINUTE MAID
Pure Squeezed Orange
Juice No Pulp

Pure Squeezed Orange


Juice Some Pulp
MISHPACHA
JUICE: Apple, Lemon,
Tomato
MRS. ADLER'S
Apple Juice
NATURE'S OWN
Apple Juice
NATURE'S PRIDE
Orange Juice
OSEM
Raspberry Flavor Drink
Concentrate
PARADE
Orange Juice
PRICE CHOPPER
JUICE: Apple, Orange
PRICE RITE
Lemon Lime Seltzer, Plain
Seltzer
RASHI
Apple Juice
REFRESHE
SELTZER: Lemon, Lemon
Lime, Lime, Plain
ROSSO CAFFE
Delicato, Gentleman,
Intelligente, Maestro,
Purismo, Ricco, Speciale
Vaniglia
ROSSO COFE
Coffee Ricco, Feather
SEATTLE'S BEST
COFFEE
ORGANIC FAIR TRADE:
Dark & Intense Level Five
Ground Coffee, Level
Four
Coffee Regular, Level
Five, Level Four, Level
One, Level Three, Level
Two, Summer Brew
SHOPRITE
JUICE: Cranberry, Lemon,
Orange
SELTZER: Lemon Lime,
Orange, Plain, Raspberry
Tea Bags
SHURFINE
Orange Juice

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GUIDELINES
KOSHER FOR
FOR THE
PASSOVER
SEDER

Regular, Coffee-Flavorlock
Bags, Colombia 100%
Arabica Coffee - Medium,
Colombia Narino 100%
Arabica Coffee - Medium,
Espresso 100% Arabica
Coffee - Dark, Espresso
Roast, French Roast Dark
Whole Bean Coffee,
French Roast Extra Bold
Dark Roast Blended
Ground Coffee Cafe
Moulu, Holiday Blonde
Roast, House Blend
Medium Latin America
Ground Coffee Cafe
Moulu, Iced Coffee Blend,
Specialty Sales Coffee
STARBUCKS COFFEE
African Kitamu, Blonde
Veranda Blend, Blonde
Willow Blend, Caffe
Verona, Christmas,
Christmas Blend Espresso
Roast, Guatemala
Antigua, House Blend,
Pike Place Roast Coffee

TRADE FARE
Orange Juice

Strawberry Pana Cotta


Infusion, White Tea
Jasmine

TREE RIPE
Orange Juice
TROPICAL SPLASH
Orange Juice

YULA
Cranberry Cocktail, Prune
Juice

TROPICAL SUN
Orange Juice
WEGMAN'S
Orange Juice

BREAKFAST
FOODS

WEIS
Orange Juice
WESTERN BEEF
Orange Juice

CRISPY O'S
CEREAL: Apple
Cinnamon, Cocoa,
Frosted, Frosted Medley,
Fruit, Gluten Free Frosted,
Honey, Plain

WHITE LILAC
Black Tea Bags
WHITE ROCK
Seltzer
WHITE ROSE
Orange Juice
WISSOTZKY
BLACK TEA: Nana Mint,
Spices & Nana Mint

STOP & SHOP


JUICE: Cranberry, Lemon

FRUIT TEA: Cherry,


Lemon, Peach, Raspberry

SELTZER: Lemon Lime,


Lime, Plain

GREEN TEA: Apple &


Cinnamon, Chinese,
Citrus Fruits, Ginger &
Lemongrass, Honey &
Lemon, Jasmine, Nana
Mint, Spearmint Leaves,
Verbena & Lemongrass,
Wild Berries & Passion
Fruit

SUPER A
Lemon Lime Seltzer,
Orange Juice, Plain
Seltzer
SUPER CHILL
SELTZER: Lemon Lime,
Lime, Orange, Plain,
Raspberry
SWEE-TOUCH-NEE
HERBAL TEA: Cinnamon
& Apple, Lemon
Verbena, Orange Spice,
Peppermint
TEA: Caffeine Free,
Green, Regular
SWISS PREMIUM
Orange Juice
SYFO
Lemon Lime Seltzer,
Original Seltzer
TAAM TUV
Coffee Whitener

SIMPLY
Orange Juice High Pulp,
Orange Juice Pulp Free

THE CHOSEN BEAN


COFFEE: Columbian,
Decaffeinated,
Redemption Roast

SPARTAN
Orange Juice

TIPTON GROVE
Orange Juice

STARBUCKS
Breakfast Blend Mild Latin
America Ground Coffee
Cafe Moulu, Coffee

TOPS
Orange Juice
TORREFAZIONE ITALIA
Coffee Regular

Classic Tea, Earl Grey,


English Breakfast, Gift
Box, Green Tea Chest

HERBAL TEA: Chamomile


& Nana Mint, Ginger &
Citrus with Nana Mint,
Lemon & Nana Mint,
Masala Chai, Nana,
Red Tea Rooibos with
Chamomile Lime &
Honey, Red Tea Rooibos
with Cinnamon & Vanilla,
Rose Chai, Vanilla Tea
HERBAL TEA: MAGIC
GARDEN: Apple Delight,
Blood Orange &
Mandarin, Chamomile,
Chamomile Honey,
Chamomile Nana,
Cinnamon Magic,
Cranberry Splash, Fruit
Galore, Nana Lemon,
Passion Fruit & Mango,
Peppermint, Rosehip
& Hibiscus, Strawberry
Burst, Wild Berry Nectar
LEAVES COLLECTION:
Almond Amaretto, Deep
Red Forest, Earl Grey,
English Tea, Fruit Floral,
Green Tea with Nana,

DAYEINU
Granola Classic,
Granola Cranberry
GEFEN
GRANOLA: Almond
Crunch, Chocolate
Crunch
HOT CEREAL: Farina
Style, Maple & Brown
Sugar
KRISPY KRUNCH:
Chocolate Pops, Fruity
Pops, Fruity Rings, Honey
Rings
Crepe Batter, Pancake
Batter
MANISCHEWITZ
CEREAL: Cookie, Crispy
O's, Crispy O's Chocolate,
Honey Almond Crunch
w/ Raisins, Hot Wheat,
Hot Wheat Brown Sugar
Cinnamon, Passover
Granola Almond Pecan w/
Cranberries, Sunny O's
CEREAL: MAGIC MAX:
Cocoa Crunch Puffs,
Cocoa Loops, Fruity
Loops, Vanilla Crunch
Puffs
Pancake Mix, Pancake
Mix Blueberry
MESHUBACH
CEREAL: Cocoa, Fruit,
Honey
TAANUG
Chocolate Munch Cereal,
Vanilla Munch Cereal
TELMA
Kariot Cereal
YARDEN
Matzo Cereal

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CANDLES
GLICKS
Candle Holders,
Candlelite Candle Holder,
Deluxe Candles (Burns 4
Hours), Standard Candles
(Burns 3 Hours)
MANISCHEWITZ
Memorial Tumblers,
Shabbat Candles
ROKEACH
Disposable Candle Holder,
Memorial Tumblers,
Neriot Glass, Neriot
Refill Candles, Shabbat
Candles, Shabbat Candles
Extra Long

CANDY &
CHOCOLATE*
Products with an asterisk
(*) are OU Matza Ashira
and are recommended
for those of Sephardic
descent, but not for those
of Ashkenazic heritage
with the exception of
small children and the
infirm.

ALPROSE
Dark Chocolate, Deluxe
Dark Chocolate With
Hazelnut Praline, Deluxe
Milk Chocolate With
Hazelnut Praline, Deluxe
White Chocolate With
Hazelnut Praline, Extra
Fine Milk Chocolate With
Whole Almonds, Milk
Chocolate, Milk Chocolate
Cream Deluxe, Napolitans
Dark Chocolate,
Napolitans Milk Chocolate,
Two Tone Double Milk and
White Chocolate, White
Chocolate
AUNT BERTA'S
PRALINES: Hazelnut-Bitter,
Hazelnut-Nougat, NougatCoffee, Triple-Nougat
AVIV
Coated Matzos Chocolate
Flavor
BARTONS
CHOCOLATE: Almond
Bark, Almond Butter
Crunch, Almond
Clusters, Almond Kisses,
Assorted Bartonettes
Milk & Dark, Caramel
Daisies, Cashew Crunch,
Diamonds, Festival Pops,
Lollycones, Macaroons,
Mint Diamonds, Raspberry
Jellies, Seder Mints

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CHOCOLATE COVERED/
DIPPED: Dark Chocolate
Hazelnut Matzah, Dark
Chocolate Matzah
Crackers, Milk Chocolate
Almond Matzah, Milk
Chocolate Hazelnut
Matzah
FRUIT SLICES: Cherry,
Lemon, Lime, Orange
CARMIT
CHOCOLATE: Dark, Milk,
White
Toasted Coconut
Marshmallows
CARMIT EGO
CHOCOLATE: Dark,
Hazelnut Milk, Milk, White
DEEBEST
FRUIT SOFTEES: Apple,
Assorted, Duo Orange
Raspberry, Duo Strawberry
Apple, Strawberry
JELLY BEANS: Black, Blue,
Green, Orange, Pink,
Purple, Red, Sour Fruit
Mix, Sour Heart Beans,
Sour Jelly Pearls, White,
Yellow
MINI FISH: Assorted, Blue,
Pink
Bubble Flavor Pop, Bubble
Flavor Taffy, Marshmallow
Cubes
ELITE
BAZOOKA GUM: Fruit,
Strawberry, Tropical
CHEWING GUM: Bubble
Gum, Bubble Gum Balls,
Chiklets Mini Gum, Mini
Gum, Must Fruit, Must
Kids, Must Peppermint,
Must Spearmint
CHEWING GUM
SUGARFREE MUST: Fruit,
Kids Fruit, Peppermint,
Spearmint
MILK CHOCOLATE: Airy,
Coins, Log, Megadim,
Plain, Splendid, Strawberry
Cream Filled, With Banana,
With Hazelnuts, With
Hazelnuts & Almonds,
With Lentils, With Nougat,
With Strawberry
Assorted Splendid,
Bittersweet Airy
Chocolate, Bittersweet
Chocolate, Chocolate
Lentils, Dark Chocolate
Megadim, Fruit Chews,
Mini Caramel Bar, Mini
Chocolate Assortment Gift

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER

Box, Mini Chocolate Log,


Mini Coconut Bar, Mini
Hazelnut Bar, Mini Lentils,
Mini Mix Para Chocolate
Bar, Splendid Bittersweet,
White Chocolate
ELYON
MARSHMALLOWS: Natural
Vanilla, Rainbow Twisters
GALIL
Chocolate Covered
Flavored Matzah
GEDILLA
FRUIT SNACKS: Cherry
Fish, Jungle, Strawberry,
Variety
GEFEN
CHOCOLATE BARK:
Almond, Coffee, Hazelnut
MARSHMALLOWS: Mini,
Pink & White, Toasted,
Twisted, White
GRANNY'S
MARSHMALLOWS: Mini,
Toasted, White
GROSS & CO
Almonds Extra Fine Milk
Chocolate With Whole
Almonds, Deluxe Dark
Chocolate With Hazelnut
Praline, Deluxe Milk
Chocolate With Hazelnut
Praline, Deluxe White
Chocolate With Hazelnut
Praline, Napolitans Dark
Chocolate, Napolitans
Milk Chocolate, Swiss
Dark Chocolate, Swiss
Milk Chocolate, Swiss Milk
Chocolate Cream Deluxe,
Swiss White Chocolate,
Two Tone Double Milk and
White Chocolate

Chocolate, 60% Cacao


Chocolate, 70% Cacao
Chocolate, 80% Cacao
Chocolate, 90% Cacao
Chocolate
JOSEPH XAVIER FINE
FOODS
Chocolate & Nut Platter
LILLY'S
Rum Balls
MANISCHEWITZ
CANDY: Cotton Candy,
Lollycones, Magic Max
Cotton Candy, Magic Max
Lollycones
CHOCOLATE: Almond
Butter Cup, Hazelnut
Truffles, Seder Plate
CHOCOLATE COVERED/
DIPPED: Bittersweet
Citrus Peels, Cherries
Dark, Marshmallows Dark,
Potato Chips Dark
CHOCOLATE COVERED
BISCOTTI: Dark, Dark with
Almonds
CHOCOLATE COVERED
EGG MATZO*: Dark
Chocolate, Ultimate
Double Dipped, White
Coated
CHOCOLATE DARK:
Almond Bark, Coconut
Patties, Peppermint
Patties, Raspberry Jell
Bars, Viennese Crunch
CHOCOLATE MILK:
Cashew Patties, Frolic
Bears, Lollycones
FRUIT SLICES: Orange,
Lemon, Lime, Cherry

HARRISON'S
FRUIT SLICES: Cherry,
Lemon, Lime, Orange

MACAROONS: Dark
Chocolate, Ultimate Triple
Chocolate

HOLIDAY
CHOCOLATE: Cashew
Cluster, Coconut, Jelly
Bears, Lollycones,
Macaroons, Peppermint

MARSHMALLOWS: Mini,
Toasted, White

CHOCOLATE COVERED/
DIPPED: Dark Chocolate
Egg Matzah*, Dark
Chocolate Matzah, Milk
Chocolate Egg Matzah*

MISHPACHA
Marshmallows Twisty
Color

FRUIT SLICES: Orange,


Lime, Lemon, Cherry
HOLY CACAO
CHOCOLATE
100% Cacao Chocolate,
32% Cafe Hafuch
Chocolate, 45% Milk
Chocolate, 56% Gianduja

MEGADIM
Dark Chocolate, Milk
Chocolate

MOONDANCE
PRALINES: Hazelnut-Bitter,
Hazelnut-Nougat, NougatCoffee, Triple-Nougat
MOSMARKS
Chocolate Matzo
O'GOODY'S
DARK CHOCOLATE
COVERED: Almonds,

Cashews, Coffee Beans,


Hazelnuts, Pecans, Raisins
MILK CHOCOLATE
COVERED: Almonds,
Cashews, Coffee Beans,
Pecans, Raisins
THE COLLECTIONS:
Almond, Cashew, Coffee
Beans, Pecan, Raisin
WHITE CHOCOLATE
COVERED: Almonds,
Coffee Beans, Pecans,
Raisins
Candy N' Lentils,
Chocolate Almonds,
Chocolate Fruit & Nut
Mix, Chocolate N' Candy
Assortment, Chocolate N'
Lentils, Chocolate Raisins,
Dried Fruit Assortment,
Fancy Chocolate & Candy,
Fruit N' Nut Assortment,
Fruit N' Nut Delight,
Fruit N' Nut Mini Delight,
Non Pareils, Premium
Assortment, Premium
Candy & Chocolate, TV
Assortment
ONEG
CANDIES: MAYA SUGAR
FREE: Apple Cherry,
Berries, Butterscotch,
Cappuccino, Lemon, Mint,
Peach, Yogurt Peach,
Yogurt Strawberry
FROOTIE FROOTIE:
ABC, Alef Beis, Animals,
Numbers
FROOTIE FROOTIE SOUR:
ABC, Alef Beis, Animals,
Numbers, Pearls
JELLY: Fish, Fruit Slices,
Rings, Safari
LOLLYPOPS: Ball Pops,
Multicolor, Regular,
Strawberry
MARSHMALLOWS:
Flavored, Fluffy White,
Mini Non-Twisted, Mini
Vanilla, Twist
PRALINES: Assorted,
Cappuccino, Caramel,
Cherry, Foiled, Hazelnut,
Raspberry
SOUR: Fruit, Jelly Bears,
Mini Fruit
After Dinner Mints,
Butterscotch, Chocolate
Bits, Coffee Candy, Crystal
Mints, Fruit Candy, Fruit
Taffies, Golden Cherry

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Gift Box, Honey Candy,


Lentils Chocolate, Lentils
Mint, Sour Taffies, Starlight
Mints
OPPENHEIMER
NON PAREILS: Blue,
Colored, White
Chocolate Coated Matzos
OSEM
CHOCOLATE COVERED
MATZAH: Dark Chocolate,
Dark Chocolate Orange
Flavored, Dark Chocolate
Mint, Milk Chocolate
REBECCA & ROSE
FRUIT SLICES: Cherry,
Lemon, Lime, Orange

SCHMERLING'S
CHOCOLATE BAR: Choco
Blanc, Honeymoon,
Krachnuss, Praline Milk,
Praline White, Swiss Milk,
White Almond
ROSEMARIE BAR:
Cappuccino, Caramel,
Coconut, Harmony, Kids,
Milk, Parve, Split
Cocoa Bar, Krachnuss,
Milk Coating, MINOR Stick,
Noblesse Bar, Orange
Noir, Parve Coating, Swiss
Milk Hazelnuts

ROKEACH
Fruit Slices

SHKEDIA
DARK CHOCOLATE
COATED: Almonds, Coffee
Beans, Hazelnuts, Pecans,
Raisins

SAVION
MARSHMALLOWS:
Coconut, Mini, Twister,
White

MILK CHOCOLATE
COATED: Almonds,
Cashews, Coffee Beans,
Cranberries, Pecans

Fruit Slices, Fruit Slices


Mini

WHITE CHOCOLATE
COATED: Almonds, Coffee
Beans, Cranberries,
Pecans, Raisins

SCHICK'S
Chocolate Rings

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YEHUDA MATZOS
CHOCOLATE COATED
MATZOT: Plain, w/
Coconut, w/ Rainbow
Sprinkles, w/ Sprinkles

Bittersweet Mix, Citrus


Peels Coated in Fine
Chocolate, Nut Mix
Coated in Bittersweet
Chocolate
STREIT'S
CHOCOLATE COATED:
Almonds, Almonds in
Bittersweet Chocolate,
Cranberries, Hazelnuts,
Raisins

CARBONATION
SODASTREAM
Carbon Dioxide Cylinders,
Carbon Dioxide Gas
Filling

TRUFFLES: Cappucino,
Caramel, Hazelnut, Mini,
Regular

CLEANING
PRODUCTS

SWISS SELECTION
Dark Chocolate, Milk
Chocolate Cream Deluxe,
Milk Chocolate with
Broken Hazelnut, Swiss
Milk Chocolate, White Milk
Chocolate

SUPERIOR
Scouring Pads, Sponges
SUPERIOR
PERFORMANCE
Sponges

CONDIMENTS

YEHUDA
Gluten Free Chocolate
Covered Crackers

ARROW
HORSERADISH: and
Beets, Cream Style,
Regular
AUNT BERTA'S
SAUCE: Berry Mix, Chili
& Garlic, Chili Garlic With
Tapioka, Mango, Mango
Passion Fruit, Passion
Fruit
SAUCE: LESS
SUGAR: Passion Fruit,
Pomegranate & Plum
Olives with Eggplant
Spread

GEULA
Metal Sponges

YANOVSKY
Matzo Chocolate Covered,
Matzo Flakes Chocolate
Covered

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Beet Horseradish, OldFashioned Horseradish

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Beet Horseradish, Pure
Horseradish
BA-TAMPTE
HORSERADISH: Red,
White
Half Sour Pickles, New
Kraut, Sauerkraut
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BLANCHARD
SAUCE: Apricot Chicken,
Cherry Chicken,
Cranberry Chicken,
Honey Mustard, Mustard,
Orange Chicken, Spicy
Ketchup
BLANCHARD &
BLANCHARD
SALAD DRESSING:
Balsamic Italian Low Fat,
Creamy Ranch, Creamy
Southwestern, Creamy
Sundried Tomato, Garlic
Garden, Northern Italian,
Southwestern Ranch,
Sweet Onion Fat Free,
Tomato Basil, Zesty
Garlic, Zesty Garlic Fat
Free

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BLOOM'S
Chocolate Syrup
BLOSSOM HILL
HONEY: Blends, Orange
Blossom, Wildflower
BNEI DAROM
Black Olives, Cucumbers
in Brine, Eggplants,
Green Olives, Olives,
Red Pepper Cubes, Red
Pepper Strips, Shipka
Hot Peppers
BOSCO
Chocolate Syrup,
Pancake Syrup

DUTCH GOLD
HONEY: Alfalfa, Baker's
Special, Blueberry,
Buckwheat, Clover,
Eucalyptus, Golden,
Orange Blossom,
Organic, Tupelo,
Wildflower
ESKAL
Date & Nut Spread
(Charoset), Dill
Cucumbers Brined, Dill
Pickles

Half Sour Pickles, Hot


Pepper Mix, Hot Sour
Pickles, Sour Gherkin,
Sour Pickles
FOODFEST
New York Style Beets
with Horseradish,
Prepared Horseradish,
Prepared Horseradish
with Beets, Red Beet
Horseradish No Sugar
Added

ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY
Honey

FOODTOWN
Clover Honey

FARMER'S
Beet Horseradish, OldFashioned Horseradish

GABILA'S
Garlic Pickles, Half Sour
Pickles

VINAIGRETTE: Balsamic,
Balsamic and Garlic Fat
Free, Northern Italian,
Olive Oil, Olive Oil and
Balsamic, Raspberry, Red
Wine Fat Free, Tomato
Basil

DI NICOLA
Classic Marina Pasta
Sauce

FEATURE
Prepared Horseradish,
Prepared Horseradish
with Beets

GALIL
Cucumbers, Eggplants,
Hot Peppers, Olives,
Orange Blossom Honey

DOUGIE'S BAR-B-QUE
& GRILL
Barbecue Sauce,
Barbecue Wing Sauce

FLAUM
DIPS: Babaganoush,
Broccoli, Dill, Guacamole,
Olive, Spinach, Tomato

Chili Sauce, Honey


Mustard, Passover
Mustard, Spicy Ketchup

DOVID'S
Beet Horseradish,
Prepared Horseradish

HORSERADISH: Extra
Strong, Regular, Triple
Strong, White

GEFEN
BBQ SAUCE: Bold,
Home-style, Hot & Spicy,
No Sugar, Original,
Sweet & Sour

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HONEY: Clover, Orange
Blossom, Tupelo,
Wildflower

CHOW MEIN NOODLES:


Thin, Wide

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DUCK SAUCE: Ginger,


Hot & Spicy, Sweet & Sour
MAYONNAISE: Lite,
Plain, Regular, Squeeze
Lite, Squeeze Original,
w/ Walnut Oil
OLIVES: Black, Black
Manzanillo, Black Pitted,
Black Sliced, Green,
Green Manzanillo, Green
Pitted, Green Pitted
Mint, Marinated in Wine
Vinegar, Medley, Souri,
Souri Cracked
PASTA SAUCE: Fat Free
Classic, Fresh Basil,
Mushroom, Salt Free,
Spicy, Vodka
PIZZA SAUCE: Fat Free,
Oregano, Original
SALSA: Hot, Mild, Olive,
Pineapple
SAUCE: Chicken, Hot
Chicken, Marinara,
Marinara No Sugar, No
Salt Tomato, Rib, Rib
Spicy, Steak
SYRUP: Chocolate,

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Chocolate Flavor, Coffee,


Maple, Pancake, Pancake Lite,
Raspberry, Simple, Strawberry,
Sugar Free Chocolate, Vanilla,
Vanilla Flavored
VEGETABLES (PRESERVED):
Baby Gherkins, Cucumbers In
Brine, Cucumbers in Vinegar,
Dill Gherkins, Dill Pickles,
Eggplants In Brine, Gherkins,
Israeli Style Sliced Dill Pickles,
Mild Pepperoncini, Pickled Hot
Peppers, Pickles, Red Chili
Peppers, Red Pepper Strips,
Sauerkraut, Sliced Red Peppers
Cashew Butter, Croutons Original,
Croutons Seasoned, Honey,
Ketchup, Ketchup No Sugar, Soup
Mandels, Tomato Ketchup
GIANT
Clover Honey, Old-Fashioned
Horseradish
GLICKS
MARINARA SAUCE: Fat Free,
Thick & Chunky, Tomato Basil,
Traditional
MAYONNAISE: Lite, Regular

DRESSING: Balsamic & Roasted


Garlic Vinaigrette, Classic Italian,
Creamy French, Thousand Island

Almond Butter, Cashew Butter,


Chrayonnaise Extra Strong,
Chrayonnaise Regular, Honey,
Ketchup, Salsa Hot, Salsa Mild,
Soy Sauce

MAYONNAISE: Lite, Regular

HALUTZA
Olives
HANNAFORD
Horseradish
HARRIS TEETER
Horseradish
HARRISON'S ORIGINAL SWEET
SHOP
Raspberry Syrup
HASHACHAR H'AOLE
Special Cocoa Spread
IGA
Honey
INDO-EUROPEAN
Cucumbers Pickled
KARNILOW
HORSERADISH: and Beets,
Cream Style, Regular
KEDEM
Raspberry Syrup

GOLD'S
HORSERADISH: Beets, Cream
Style, Horseradish Sauce,
Regular, Sweet, with Ketchup

KEMACH
Sauerkraut

GOLDEN HERRING
Prepared Horseradish, Prepared
Horseradish with Beets
GUNTER'S
Honey
HADDAR
BARBECUE SAUCE: Garlic &
Onion, Hickory, Home-style,
Honey, Hot & Spicy, Sweet & Sour
DUCK SAUCE: Garlic, Hot &
Spicy, Sweet & Sour
MAYONNAISE: Lite, Regular
OLIVES: Green Pitted, Green
Sliced, Manzanilla Pitted, Sliced
Green
SAUCE: Buffalo Wing, Chicken
Sweet & Sour, Horseradish, Rib
Sweet & Sour, Salsa Hot, Salsa
Mild, Stir Fry, Tartar, Teriyaki

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER

SYRUP: Berry Blue, Chocolate,


Chocolate Sugar-Free, Coffee,
Pancake, Pancake Lite, Pancake
Sugar-Free, Strawberry, Vanilla

Chocolate Syrup, Honey,


Imitation Soy Sauce, Imitation
Soy Sauce Lite, Ketchup, Pizza
Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, Teriyaki
Sauce Lite

SAUCE: Barbecue, Barbecue


New England Home Style,
Chicken, Cocktail, Duck, Salsa,
Saucy Chicken, Saucy Rib, Steak,
Steak w/ Horseradish, Wasabi

OR AN

KELCHNER'S
Beet Horseradish, Prepared
Horseradish

KEY FOOD PREMIUM


Organic Honey, Wildflower
Honey
KIRKLAND SIGNATURE
Clover Honey, Organic Honey
KVUZAT YAVNEH
BRINED VEGETABLES:
Cucumbers, Eggplants, Peppers
Hot
OLIVES: Black Pitted, Black
Sliced, in Wine Vinegar,
Indian, Manzanillo, Marinated,
Mediterranean, Mexican, Spicy,
Syrian, Thai
OLIVES BRINED: Black, Black
Pitted, Green, Green Cracked,
Green Pieces, Natural, Novo,
Pitted
Pickled Tomatoes
L'CHAIM
Garlic Pickles, Half Sour Pickles
MA COHEN'S
Beet Horseradish, Old-Fashioned
Horseradish
MANISCHEWITZ
CREAMY HORSERADISH SAUCE:
Dill, Original, Wasabi

PETRA
Cucumbers, Eggplants, Olives
PICKLE KING
Sauerkraut

HONEY: Clover, Golden, Honey


Bears, Orange Blossom

PRI VAYEREK
Cucumbers, Hot Peppers, Olives
PRICE CHOPPER
HORSERADISH: Red, White

SAUCE: Horseradish, Marinara,


Marinara No Salt, Tomato
Mushroom

ROBERTS
MAYONNAISE: Low Salt, Regular

Mandlen for Soup, Pancake


Syrup, Pickles, Prepared
Horseradish-Strong, Red Beet
Horseradish-Mild, Soup Nuts

ROKEACH
Ketchup, Mayonnaise
ROSOFF
Garlic Pickles, Half Sour Pickles

MATHEWS SALAD HOUSE


Beet Horseradish, Old-Fashioned
Horseradish

SADAF
Cucumbers, Cucumbers in Brine,
Eggplants, Hot Peppers, Olives,
Pickled Cucumbers in Brine,
Pickles

MCLURE'S
HONEY: Blueberry, Buckwheat,
Clover, Orange Blossom, Tupelo,
Wildflower

SAFEWAY
Honey

MEADOW BLOSSOM
Pure Honey

SCHORR'S
Garlic Pickles, Half Sour Pickles

MEDFORD FARMS
Honey
MESHUBACH
Soup Croutons/ Mandels

SEASON
DUCK SAUCE: Sweet & Sour,
Zesty

MISHPACHA
MAYONNAISE: Lite, Regular

SHAMIM FOOD
Cucumbers in Brine

SAUCE: Marinara, Marinara Fat


Free, Pizza, Tomato, Tomato w/
Mushroom

SHAMS
Cucumbers
SILVER SPRING
Beet Horseradish, Extra
Hot Horseradish, Prepared
Horseradish

Chocolate Syrup, Honey, HoneySqueeze Bear, Ketchup


MORELAND
Pure Honey, Wildflower Honey
MOTOLA
Cucumbers, Eggplants, Hot
Peppers, Mixed Vegetables,
Olives, Sauerkraut

SONNY & JOE'S


Babaganoush, Grilled Eggplant,
Half Sour Pickles, Hot Schug,
Matbucha Dip, Red Hot Schug,
Sauerkraut, Sauted Eggplant,
Sour Pickles, Turkish Dip

NATHAN'S FAMOUS
HORSERADISH: & Beets, Cream
Style, Red, White

STERN'S
Beet Horseradish, Old-Fashioned
Horseradish

Half Sour Pickles, Sour Pickles

STOP & SHOP


Clover Honey, Horseradish

NATURAL GARDEN
100% Pure & Natural Clover
Honey

STREIT'S
Honey

NOAM GOURMET
Horseradish with Beets

SUPER A
Clover Honey, Organic Honey

OSEM
Cucumbers, Hot Peppers, Olives

SWEETMEADOW FARM
Clover Honey, Pure Honey

OXYGEN
SAUCE: Berry Mix, Chili Garlic,
Citrus Fusion, Citrus Mix, Mango
Less Sugar, Mixed Berry Blast,
Passionfruit, Pomegranate & Plum

THE FRESH MARKET


ALL NATURAL HONEY:
Blueberry Blossom, Clover,
Orange Blossom, Raspberry,
Tupelo, Wild Flower

PENN MAID
Horseradish

HONEY: Blueberry, Orange


Blossom, Tupelo

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TONNELLI
DRESSING: French Low
Fat, Italian, Italian Low Fat,
Raspberry Vinaigrette,
Thousand Island, Zesty
Garlic
DRESSING VINAIGRETTE:
Balsamic, Balsamic Low
Fat
TOPS
Old-Fashioned
Horseradish
TULKOFF'S
Red Horseradish, White
Horseradish
VITACOST
Organic Honey
YEHUDA
Gluten Free Soup
Crackers

COOKING
& BAKING
ALPROSE
Baking Chocolate
AUNT BERTA'S
Natural Silan Date Syrup
AVOCADOIL
Natural Avocado Oil
BARTENURA
VINEGAR: Balsamic,
Balsamic Special Reserve
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
BATON ROUGE
Balsamic Vinegar of
Modena
BLANCHARD &
BLANCHARD
COUSCOUS: Chicken
Flavor, Plain, Roasted
Garlic
Distilled Vinegar
BORGES
Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
Olive Oil
CANTALIA
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
CARMEL
Chicken Soup Base,
Chicken Soup Mix, Potato
Pancake Mix
CARMIT
Dark Chocolate Chips,
Dark Chocolate for Eating
and Baking
CROYDEN HOUSE
Chicken Soup Base,
Chicken Soup Mix, Egg
Drop Soup Mix, Matzo

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Ball & Soup Mix, Matzo


Ball Dumpling Mix
DE LA ROSA
VINEGAR: Balsamic,
Organic Balsamic of
Modena, Organic Red
Wine, Organic White Wine
DEGANIM
Margarine Unsalted
EARTHLY CHOICE
Tri-Color Quinoa
ESKAL
Natural Silan Date Syrup
GALIL
Balsamic Vinegar
GEFEN
CAKE MIXES: Brownie,
Chocolate, Chocolate
Chiffon, Chocolate Chip,
Chocolate w/ Frosting,
Coffee Crumb, Honey,
Marble, Sponge, Yellow,
Yellow w/ Frosting
CAKE MIXES SUGAR
FREE: Chocolate, Coffee,
Yellow

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER

Sugar, Confectioners
Sugar, Nutrataste Gold
Sweetener, Sugar, Sweet
N' Low, Vanilla Sugar
Almond Flour, Assorted
Food Coloring, Baking
Powder, Baking Soda,
Coating Crumbs, Cocoa,
Imitation Distilled Vinegar,
Instant Mashed Potatoes,
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Flavored, Potato Starch,
Seasoned Coating
Crumbs, Sweet Potato
Quick Mash, Tapioca
Starch, Vanilla Frosting
Mix, White Potato Quick
Mash
GLICKS
OIL: Cottonseed,
Vegetable, Vegetable
Spray
OLIVE OIL: Cooking
Spray, Extra Lite, Extra
Mild, Extra Virgin
VINEGAR: Apple Cider,
White

COOKIE MIXES:
Chocolate Chip, Double
Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chocolate Chips, Cocoa,


Potato Starch, Vanilla
Sugar

COUSCOUS GLUTEN
FREE: Onion, Plain,
Vegetable

GOODMAN'S
Matzo Ball Mix Reduced
Salt, Matzo Ball & Soup
Mix, Matzo Ball & Soup
Mix Reduced Salt, Matzo
Ball Mix, Onion Soup &
Dip, Potato Starch

EXTRACTS: Almond,
Lemon, Orange, Vanilla
Imitation, Vanilla Pure
FOOD MIXES: Latke,
Latke No Salt, Onion
Soup, Potato Kugel,
Potato Pancake Latke,
Potato Pancake Latke Salt
Free
MASHED POTATOES:
Flavored, Instant
NUTS: Almonds Ground,
Almonds Sliced, Almonds
Whole Shelled, Filberts
Ground, Filberts Shelled,
Walnuts Ground, Walnuts
Shelled
OIL: Cottonseed, Nutola
Cottonseed, Pistachio,
Walnut
OLIVE OIL: Cooking
Spray, Extra Light, Extra
Mild, Extra Virgin, Mild,
Pomace, Pure
PASTA: Elbows, Farfel,
Noodles Thin, Noodles
Wide, Rotelle, Shells, Ziti
SWEETENERS: Baking
Cocoa Sugar, Cinnamon

GOOLBAUM
Quinoa Tri Color, Quinoa
White
GROSS & CO
Swiss Baking Chocolate
HADDAR
OLIVE OIL: Cooking
Spray, Extra Lite, Extra
Mild, Extra Virgin, Pomace
SOUP MIXES: Chicken,
Mushroom, Onion, Onion
Soup & Dip, Potato,
Vegetable
Baking Powder, Chocolate
Chips, Cinnamon &
Sugar, Coat 'N Bake
Honey Glazed, Coat 'N
Bake Original, Coat 'N
Fry, Kneidel Mix, Potato
Latke Mix, Potato Starch,
Topping, Vanilla Sugar
HALUTZA
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
HAOLAM
Unsalted Margarine Sticks

HASHACHAR H'AOLE
Baker's Chocolate, Cocoa
Powder
HOLY CACAO
CHOCOLATE
Nibs, Organic Cocoa
Powder for Baking, Raw
Organic Cocoa Beans,
Roasted Organic Cocoa
Beans
JASON
Flavored Coating Crumbs
JEFF NATHAN
PANKO FLAKES GF:
Cajun, Plain, Seasoned
KEDEM
VINEGAR: Balsamic,
Balsamic Light, Red Wine,
White, White Wine
KEMACH
Crispy Bake, Matzo Ball
Mix
KING DAVID
Real Chocolate Chips
KREATIVE
Chocolate Cake Mix,
Yellow Cake Mix
KVUZAT YAVNEH
Olive Oil
LA BONNE
QUINOA: Mediterranean,
Mushrooms & Herbs,
Regular
LINS BEE FARM
Natural Silan Date Syrup
LIPTON
Chicken Consomm Meat,
Chicken Consomm
Parve, Chicken Flavor
Consomm, Lower
Sodium Consomm,
Matzo Ball & Soup Mix
MANISCHEWITZ
CAKE MIXES: Angel Food,
Apple Crumb, Carrot,
Chocolate, Chocolate
Brownie, Coffee, Fudgey
Gooey Brownie, Honey,
Marble, Red Velvet,
Sponge, Yellow

Reduced Sodium, Matzo


Ball Reduced Sodium,
Potato Kugel, Potato
Latke Home-style, Stuffing
Mix, Stuffing Mix Homestyle
MACAROON DOUGH:
Chocolate, Coconut
MUFFIN MIXES: Apple
Cinnamon, Blueberry,
Blueberry Bran, Plain
NOODLES: Fine Egg,
Medium Yolk Free, Wide
Egg
NOODLES GLUTEN FREE:
Shell, Spiral
POTATO PANCAKE
MIX: Reduced Sodium,
Regular, Roasted Garlic &
Rosemary, Sweet Potato,
Vegetable
Balsamic Vinegar, Gluten
Free Cake Meal, Gluten
Free Matzo Ball Mix,
Gluten Free Matzo Meal,
Gluten Free Tricolor
Pasta, Italian Herb
Flavored Coating Crumbs,
Magic Max Cupcake Fun
Kit, Pie Shell Macaroon
Chocolate, Pie Shell
Macaroon Coconut,
Potato Roasters, Potato
Starch, Vegetable Oil
MESHUBACH
NOODLES: Elbows, Fine,
Medium, Shells, Spiral,
Wide
Crumbs, Israeli Couscous,
Kneidel Mix
MIRACLE NOODLE
Angel Hair Pasta
MISHPACHA
Baking Powder, Chocolate
Chips, Cocoa Supreme,
Confectioners Sugar,
Olive Oil Spray, Pesach
Crumbs Gluten Free,
Potato Starch, Sugar,
Vanilla Sugar, Vegetable
Oil, Vinegar

CAKE MIXES - GLUTEN


FREE: Brownie, Yellow

MIZRACH MAARIV
Canned Coconut Cream,
Canned Coconut Liquid

CAKE MIXES EXTRA


MOIST: Chocolate,
Coffee, Marble, Yellow

MOTHER'S
MARGARINE: Salted, Soft,
Sticks, Unsalted

COOKING SPRAY: Buttery,


Olive Oil, Olive Oil Garlic

Matzo Ball Soup, Matzo


Balls In Broth, Olive Oil
Cooking Spray, Olive Oil
Pan Coating

FOOD MIXES: Gluten


Free Noodle Soup,
Matzo Ball, Matzo Ball &
Soup, Matzo Ball & Soup

MRS. ADLER'S
Matzo Ball Soup, Matzo

PRODUCTS BEARING AN

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Balsamic Vinegar, Quinoa
NUT-OLA
Cottonseed Oil
OLITALIA
Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
ONEG
Ground Almonds, Ground
Filberts, Ground Filberts
Blanched, Ground Walnuts,
Salted Almonds, Salted Hazelnuts
OSEM
SOUP: Chicken Flavored,
Chicken Natural, Mushroom,
Onion, Vegetable
Natural Vinegar
OXYGEN
Natural Silan Date Syrup
PEREG
FLOUR: Almond, Coconut,
Quinoa
QUINOA: Red, Tri Color, White
Seasoned Matzo Crumbs
ROKEACH
COOKIE MIXES: Chocolate Chip,
Chocolate Fudge
Cider Vinegar, Pancake Mixes,
Vegetable Kugel Mix
SADAF
Olive Oil
SCHMERLING'S
Menage Cooking Chocolate Bar
SEASON
Cider Vinegar
SETTON
Quinoa
SHEMOT
Farfalach Couscous Mini,
Farfalach Couscous Mini Whole
Wheat
SHIBOLIM
MATZA BALL MIX: Whole Spelt,
Whole Wheat
SHKEDIA
Jordan Almonds

TAVOR
Vinegar
TELMA
Beef Flavored Broth Cubes, Beef
Flavored Broth Mix, Chicken
Consomm Cubes, Chicken
Flavored Mix, Consomm Mix,
Parve Chicken Flavored Cubes,
Reduced Sodium Consomm
Cubes, Reduced Sodium
Consomm Mix
TONELLI
VINEGAR: Balsamic, Red Wine,
White Wine
UNTERMAN'S
Cottonseed Oil
YAD MORDECHAI
Balsamic Vinegar
YANOVSKY
Farfalach Couscous Mini,
Farfalach Couscous Mini Whole
Wheat
YARDEN
Matzo Ball Mix
YEHUDA
GLUTEN FREE: Cake Meal, Farfel,
Matzo Farfel, Matzo Meal
YEHUDA MATZOS
Matzo Ball and Soup Mix, Matzo
Ball Mix
ZETA
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL:
Regular, with Basil & Garlic, with
Garlic, with Hot Pepper, with
Lemon

DAIRY:
CHALAV
YISRAEL
FLAUM
CREAM CHEESE: Regular,
Scallion, Spicy, Vegetable
GALIL
Feta Cheese
GIVAT
CREAM CHEESE: Bar, Whipped

SHOPRITE
FRUIT: Raisins

YOGURT - YOGOLITE NONFAT:


Coffee, Field Berry, Strawberry,
Vanilla

Almonds Chopped, Almonds


Whole, Walnuts Chopped,
Walnuts Halved

YOGURT - YUMMY KIDS:


Strawberry, Vanilla

SPECTRUM
Coconut Oil Organic

Cottage Cheese

STREIT'S
Gluten Free Israeli Couscous,
Quinoa

J&J
CHEESE: American, American
Cheese Spread, Cottage Cheese,
Cottage Cheese Low Fat, Farmer

TAANUG
Panko Crumbs

CHEESE SNACK: Cappuccino,


Greek, Regular

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CREAM CHEESE: Bar, Lite, Plain,
Whipped, Whipped Lite, Whipped
Vegetable

Strawberry, Vanilla
PUDDING: Chocolate, Vanilla
YOGURT: Blueberry, Coffee,
Plain, Raspberry, Strawberry,
Strawberry Banana, Vanilla

PUDDING: Chocolate, Vanilla


YOGURT: Berry Medley,
Blueberry, Coffee, French Vanilla,
Golden Qafe Coffee, Plain,
Strawberry, Vanilla

YOGURT BLENDED LOW FAT:


Coffee, Strawberry, Vanilla
YOGURT FIT 'N' FREE: Coffee,
Mixed Berry, Plain, Strawberry,
Vanilla

YOGURT NON FAT: Coffee,


Strawberry, Vanilla
YOGURT SWISS: Strawberry,
Vanilla
Light Sour Cream, Sour Cream
MEHADRIN
CHEESE: American, Cheddar,
Cottage Cheese, Cottage Cheese
Fit 'n' Free, Cottage Cheese Low
Fat, Farmer, Mozzarella, Munster,
Pizza, Smoked
CHEESE SNACK: Cappuccino,
Greek, Regular
CHEESE STIX: American,
Mozzarella, Smoked
CREAM CHEESE: Bar, Plain,
Whipped, Whipped Light,
Whipped Vegetable
LEBEN: Chocolate, Plain,

YOGURT GREEK NON FAT:


Blueberry, Cappuccino, Peach,
Plain, Pomegranate, Strawberry,
Vanilla
Sour Cream
NORMAN'S
YOGURT 80LITE: Coffee, Plain,
Strawberry, Vanilla
YOGURT GREEK: Coffee, Plain,
Strawberry, Vanilla
YOGURT GREEK CREAMY
BLENDS: Caramel Caf
Macchiato, Plain, Strawberry,
Vanilla, Vanilla Lavender, Vanilla
n' Chocobits
YOGURT GREEK LIGHT: Coffee,
Strawberry, Vanilla

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MILK: Strawberry, Vanilla

AXELROD
Sour Cream

YOGURT LOW FAT:


Cappuccino, French
Vanilla, Strawberry

BALFORD
Half & Half, Heavy Cream

YOGURT NONFAT
"TASTE": Caf Late,
Strawberry, Vanilla
Yummy Swiss Strawberry
Yogurt
PASTURES OF EDEN
Feta Cheese
THE CHEESE GUY
Barstarde, Cheddar
Yellow, Havarti,
Montaggio, Monterey
Jack, Moriacco,
Parmesan, Parmesan
Grated, Pecorino Fresco,
Pecorino Sardo, Pepper
Jack, Provolone, Speedy
Picante, Yellow Cheddar
TNUVA
CHEESE: American,
Cheddar, Creamy Soft,
Edam, Emek, Feta Cheese
Cow's Milk, Feta Cheese
Sheep's Milk, Kashkaval,
Mozzarella, Muenster,
Parmesan, Swiss, Swiss
Light, Wedges

BEST YET
MILK: 1%, 2%, Skim, Whole
BORDEN
MILK: 1%, 2%, Whole
BREAKSTONE'S
BUTTER: Salted, Unsalted,
Whipped Salted, Whipped
Unsalted

AHOLD
MILK: 1%, 2%, Whole

GARELICK FARMS DAIRY


PURE
MILK: 1%, 2%, Whole
GIANT LOGO
Fat Free Milk

MILLER'S CHUNK
CHEESE: Calico Cheddar,
Dill Havarti, Fresh Curd,
Golden Jack, Mello Gold,
Port Salut
MILLER'S GOOD HEALTH
CHEESE: American,
Edam, Gouda, Mozzarella,
Muenster, Swiss,
Vegetable Colby

CLEAR VALUE
MILK: 1%, 2%, Whole

HARRIS TEETER
Whipping Cream 30%

MILLER'S MEXICAN
Queso Blanco, Queso
Quesadilla

CREAM-O-LAND
MILK: 1%, 2%, Skim, Whole

HOOD
Heavy Cream

MOHAWK DAIRY
MILK: 1%, 2%, Whole

CROTON FARMS
MILK: 1%, Fat Free, Whole

HYGRADE
MILK: 1%, 2%, HVD, Skim

MOTHER'S
Spreadable Butter

CROWLEY
Fat Free Milk

JAMES FARM
36% Heavy Cream, 40%
Heavy Cream, Cream
Cheese, Half & Half

MOUNTAINSIDE
Chocolate Milk, Heavy
Cream

CUMBERLAND FARMS
MILK: 1%, 2%, Whole
DAILY CHEF
MILK: 1%, 2%, Fat Free,
Whole

18% Light Cream, 36%


Heavy Cream, Half & Half
ECOMEAL
ORGANIC MILK: Low Fat,
Reduced Fat, Skim, Whole
Half & Half Organic,
Heavy Cream Organic
ELMHURST DAIRY
18% Light Cream, 36%
Heavy Cream, Half & Half
ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY
18% Light Cream, 36%
Heavy Cream, Sour
Cream, Whipping Cream
30%

Cream Cheese,
Neufchatel

FAIRWAY MARKET
ORGANIC: Half & Half,
Heavy Cream, Reduced
Fat Milk

AMERICA'S CHOICE
MILK: 1%, 2%, Skim, Whole

FARMS CREAMERY
Sour Cream

18% Light Cream, 36%


Heavy Cream, Half & Half

FOOD LION
Whipping Cream 30%

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FRIENDLY FARMS
MILK: 1%, 2%, Skim, Whole

HAHN'S
Cream Cheese

DERLE FARMS
MILK: 1%, 2%, HVD, Skim

ACME
MILK: 1%, 2%, Whole

Sour Cream

Jack, Mozzarella,
Muenster, Muenster
Vegetable, Parmesan,
Romano, Smoked, String,
Swiss, Vegetable Spread,
Yogurt, Yogurt Spice
Cheese

Sour Cream, Sour Cream


Reduced Fat

PUDDING: Chocolate,
Chocolate Vanilla,
Chocolate with Vanilla
Mousse Topping, Vanilla

DAIRY:
NON-CHALAV
YISRAEL

FOODTOWN
MILK: Low Fat 1%,
Reduced Fat 2%, Skim,
Whole

GREAT VALUE
MILK: 1%, 2%, Skim, Whole

DANNON
YOGURT: Coffee, Plain,
Plain Low Fat, Plain
Nonfat, Vanilla

YOTVATA
Bastardo del Grappa,
Large Yotvata, Morlacco
del Grappa, Provolone
Dolce Gran Yotvata

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COTTAGE CHEESE: Plain,


Smooth & Creamy

CHEESE SPREAD: Garlic


& Dill, Labane Low Fat
Sour Cheese, Olive,
Premium

Butter, Butter Salted

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JUNIPER VALLEY
MILK: 1%, 2%, HVD, Skim
KING KULLEN
MILK: Skim, Whole
KIRKLAND
MILK: 1%, 2%, Skim, Whole
KROGER
Cream Cheese
LAND O' LAKES
MILK: 1%, 2%, Whole
LEHIGH VALLEY DAIRIES
MILK: 1%, 2%, Skim, Whole
Half & Half, Heavy Cream
MARKET BASKET
Whipping Cream 30%
MARKET PANTRY
MILK: 1%, 2%, Skim, Whole
MCCAFFERY'S
MILK: 2%, Fat Free, Low
Fat, Whole
MIGDAL
CHEESE: American,
American Smoked,
Baby Swiss, Cheddar,
Colby, Monterey Jack,
Mozzarella, Muenster
MILLER'S
CHEESE: American,
Asiago, Cheddar, Cheddar
Skim, Colby, Edam, Feta,
Gouda, Havarti, Havarti
& Dill, Italian, Monterey

MY ESSENTIALS
Fat Free Milk
NATURAL BY NATURE
MILK: Low Fat Organic,
Skim Organic, Whole
Organic

PUBLIX
Heavy Cream
QUEENSBORO FARMS
MILK: 1%, 2%, HVD, Skim
QUICK CHECK
MILK: 1%, 2%, Fat Free,
Plain
ROOTS MARKET
ORGANIC MILK: Low Fat,
Reduced Fat, Skim, Whole
Half & Half Organic,
Heavy Cream Organic
ROSENBERGER'S
DAIRIES
Fat Free Milk
SAVE-A-LOT
MILK: 1%, 2%, Whole
SHAMROCK
2% Milk
SHAW'S
MILK: 1%, 2%, Whole
SHENANDOAH'S PRIDE
MILK: 1%, 2%, Whole
SHOPPERS VALUE
MILK: 1%, Fat free, Whole
SHOPRITE
BUTTER: Salted, Unsalted,
Whipped Salted, Whipped
Unsalted
MILK: 1%, 2%, Fat Free,
HVD

NATURE'S PRIDE
MILK: 1%, 2%, Fat Free,
Skim, Whole

YOGURT: Blueberry,
Cherry, Plain, Plain Greek,
Strawberry

NICE!
MILK: 1%, 2%, HVD Milk,
Skim Milk

Buttermilk, Sour Cream,


Whipping Cream 30%

HALF & HALF


Organic Valley
MILK: 1%, 2%, Skim, Whole
Chocolate Milk, Heavy
Cream
PENN MAID
Sour Cream
POCONO
MILK: 1%, 2%, Skim, Whole
PRICE CHOPPER
MILK: 1%, 2%, Skim, Whole
Cream Cheese, Sour
Cream
PRICE FIRST
MILK: 1%, 2%, Fat Free,
Whole
PRICE RITE
MILK: 1%, 2%, Fat Free,
HVD
Half & Half

SOUTHERN HOME
Whipping Cream
STOP & SHOP
Butter Salted, Butter
Unsalted, Whole Milk
STOP & SHOP LOGO
Fat Free Milk
SUPER A
Sour Cream
SWISS PREMIUM
MILK: 1%, 2%, Whole
SYCAWAY
MILK: 2%, Whole
TAAM TOV
CHEESE: American,
Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,
Mozzarella, Muenster,
Swiss, Syrian
TEMP-TEE
Cream Cheese
THE CHEESE GUY
Pecorino Romano

PRODUCTS BEARING AN

THE COMMON MARKET


ORGANIC MILK: Low Fat,
Reduced Fat, Skim, Whole

MARKET PANTRY
100% Liquid Egg Whites - A Fat
Free Cholesterol Free Food

Half & Half Organic, Heavy


Cream Organic

RIDGECREST
Pasteurized Shell Eggs

TRADER JOE'S
MILK: Skim, Whole

SHOPRITE
Liquid Egg Whites

TUSCAN
MILK: 1%, 2%, Fat Free, HVD,
Whole

SOUTHERN HOME
100% Liquid Egg Whites

Half & Half, Half & Half Fresh


WEIS
MILK: 1%, 2%, Fat Free, Whole
WELLSLEY FARMS
MILK: 1%, 2%, Fat Free, Whole
WHITE ROSE
18% Light Cream, 36% Heavy
Cream, Half & Half
WINN DIXIE
Heavy Cream, Whipping Cream

EGG
PRODUCTS
ABBOTSFORD EGG PRODUCTS
Cage Free Egg Product, Egg
Whites Liquid
BEST OF THE EGG
Liquid Egg Whites
BETTER 'N EGGS
Better N' Egg

STOP & SHOP


Eggs Made Simple-100% Liquid
Egg Whites

WINN-DIXIE
Liquid Egg Whites

FISH
PRODUCTS
A & B FAMOUS
GEFILTE FISH: Carbohydrate
Free, Family Pack, Kingfish, Less
Sugar, Low Cholesterol, Old
Fashioned, Pike and Whitefish,
Salmon, Splenda, Sugar Free,
Sweet, Twin Pack

Carp Ground, Mullet Ground,


Whitefish Ground

FIT & ACTIVE


Liquid Whites
FROZE'N READY
Egg Whites Frozen Pasteurized
GOLDEN EGG
Frozen Sugared Egg Yolks
GREAT VALUE
Liquid Egg Whites
HARRIS TEETER
Egg Whites, Egg Starts
KEY FOOD QUALITY
Pure Whites
LAURA LYNN
100% Egg Whites

VIBRANT TORAH COMMUNITY

WHITE ROSE
Pure Whites

DAVIDSON'S
Eggs Pasteurized, Pasteurized
Shell Eggs

ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY
The Amazing Egg Whites 100%
Liquid Egg Whites

SOUTH BEND INDIANA

WEGMANS
Egg Busters Egg Whites-100%
Egg Whites

GEFILTE FISH: LONG ROLLS: Less


Sugar, Regular, Salmon, Sugar
Free

DEMOULAS/MARKET BASKET
Pure Whites

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER

STATER BROS.
Egg Whites

COBURN FARMS
EggZactly! 100% Egg Whites

DEB-EL
Egg Cage Free Liquid Whites

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ACME
Chopped Herring
ALTMAN'S
Lunch Herring
BANNER
SMOKED FISH: Kippered Salmon,
Mackerel, Sable, Salmon, Sea
Bass, Trout, Whitefish, Whiting
Chubs, Gravad Lox, Herring in
Wine, Nova Salmon, Peppered
Nova, Pickled Herring, Pickled Lox
BENZ'S FISH
PEPPERED: Bluefish, Mackarel,
Nova
RAW FISH: Bluefish, Cod,
Flounder Fillet, Halibut, Hamachi,
Hoki, Ocean Perch, Pike, Pollack,
Red Snapper, Salmon, Sea Bass,
Sole, Tilapia, Trout, Tuna, Turbot,
Whitefish
SALADS: Herring, Salmon,
Whitefish
SMOKED FISH: Bluefish,

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: MICHALL GOLDMAN

574.261.3051 michallgoldman@gmail.com
www.cdisouthbend.com

Butterfish, Chubs, Kippered


Salmon, Lox, Mackerel, Sable,
Sea Bass, Segma, Trout, Tuna,
Whitefish, Whiting

Sardines in Water, Pollok,


Precooked Gefilte Fish, Sardines
in Olive Oil, Sardines in Water,
Sole Fillets, Tilapia, Whiting

Herring in Wine Sauce, Pickled


Herring

FEATURE
Bismarck Herring, Chopped
Herring, European Thick Cut
Herring, Herring Fillets in
Wine Marinade, Herring in Dill
Marinade, Icelandic Fillets,
Lunch Cut Herring, Pickled
Schmaltz Herring

BLUE HILL BAY


Herring Fillets in Cream Sauce,
Herring Fillets in Dill Marinade,
Herring Fillets in Wine Marinade
BROOKLYNS FINEST
Smoked Salmon
DAG-YAM
Chunk Light Tuna in Oil, Chunk
White Tuna Diet, Chunk White
Tuna in Oil, Chunk White Tuna in
Water
DAGIM
SALMON: Blueback, Diet
Blueback, Fillets, Pink, Red
TUNA: Chunk Light Tuna in Oil,
Chunk Light Tuna in Water, Chunk
White Tongol Tuna, Chunk White
Tuna in Oil, Chunk White Tuna
in Water, Diet Solid White Tuna,
Solid White Tuna in Oil, Solid
White Tuna in Water
Cod, Flounder Fillets, Gefilte Fish,
Low Sodium Skinless/Boneless

FISHING VESSEL ST. JUDE


Solid White Albacore Tuna
FLAUM
HERRING: Cream Sauce, Matjas,
Pickled, Schmaltz, Tidbits, Tidbits
Premium
LOX: Deluxe, Tray
SALADS: Baked Salmon, Lox
Spread, Nova Lox Salad, Tuna
Deluxe, Tuna Spread, White Fish
SMOKED: Herring, Mackerel,
Salmon, Whitefish
FOODFEST
Cod Fillets, Cod Loins, Haddock
Fillets, Herring in Wine Marinade,
Herring with Dill, Pollock Fillets,

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Salmon Fillets, Sole


Fillets, Tilapia Fillets
FRESH & FROZEN
GEFILTE FISH: Long Rolls,
Regular, Twin Pack
GALIL
Sardines in Olive Oil
Skinless Boneless
GEFEN
SALMON: Blueback,
Blueback No Salt, Pink,
Pink No Salt
SARDINES: in Olive Oil,
in Water
TUNA: CHUNK LIGHT: in
Oil, in Water
TUNA: CHUNK WHITE:
Diet, in Oil, in Water
TUNA: SOLID WHITE:
Diet, in Oil, in Water

KEDEM
Gefilte Fish, Gefilte Fish
Tilapia
KING OSCAR
Brisling Sardines in Olive
Oil, Sardines in Olive Oil
KIRKLAND SIGNATURE
Smoked Salmon
MANISCHEWITZ
GEFILTE FISH: All
Whitefish Jelled, All
Whitefish Liquid,
Fishlets, Jelled, Liquid,
Mediterranean Flavor,
Premium Gold, Reduced
Sodium, Reduced Sodium
Whitefish & Pike, Sweet,
Whitefish & Pike Jelled,
Whitefish & Pike Liquid,
Whitefish & Pike Sweet

Kipper Snacks, Sweet


Gefilte Fish

HERRING SNAX: Dill,


Ginger, Pickled Lunch Cut,
Wine Marmalade

GEFILTERIA
Two Tone Gefilte Fish

MARSHALL
Smoked Salmon

GLATT MART
Gefilte Fish

MEAL MART-PARTY
Jarred Gefilte Fish

GLICKS
Chunk Lite Tuna in Water,
Sardines in Olive Oil,
Sardines in Water, Solid
White in Tuna Water

MISHPACHA
Salmon Blueback, Salmon
Pink, Tuna in Water Chunk
Light
MOTHER'S
GEFILTE FISH: All
Whitefish Jelled Sugar
Free, All Whitefish Liquid,
Fish D'oeuvres Sugar
Free, Jelled, Liquid, Low
Sodium, Sugar Free,
Sweet Jelled, Whitefish &
Pike Jelled, Whitefish &
Pike No MSG, Whitefish &
Pike Sugar Free

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER

SMOKED FISH: Trout,


Tuna, Whitefish
Carp, Cod, Flounder,
Grouper, Hake, Halibut,
Kippered Salmon, Maki
Maki, Nova Salmon,
Peppered Nova, Pike,
Pollock, Red Snapper,
Sable, Salmon Trout,
Striped Bass, Tilapia,
Tuna, Whitefish, Whitefish
Meat
POMEGRANATE
Smoked Salmon
ROKEACH
GEFILTE FISH: Gold Label
Old Vienna, Natural Broth,
Old Vienna No MSG, Old
Vienna Fish Bits, Old
Vienna Whitefish Pike
GEFILTE FISH JELLED:
No MSG, Old Vienna,
Premium Whitefish,
Regular, Whitefish & Pike
GEFILTE FISH NO
MATZAH MEAL: Gourmet
Sweet, Heimish, Taam
Betti
GEFILTE FISH SUGAR
FREE: All Whitefish,
Jelled, No MSG, Regular
ROYAL
Gefilte Fish

& BONELESS: in Hot


Sauce, in Oil, in Olive Oil,
in Organic Olive Oil, in
Tomato Sauce, in Water
TUNA: Albacore in
Oil, Albacore in Water,
Albacore Pouch,
Chunk Light in Water,
in Water, Light in Water,
Light Pouch
Anchovies, Mackerel
Fillets, Mackerel Fillets No
Salt, Mackerel Fillets No
Salt in Water, Moroccan
Fish Bites Original,
Moroccan Fish Bites
Spicy, Sprats
SHINDLER
Long Rolls
SHOPRITE
Albacore Tuna in Water,
Smoked Salmon
STRUB'S
Gefilte Fish in Jellied
Broth
SUPERIOR
Gefilte Fish
UNGAR'S
GEFILTE FISH: Long
Rolls, No Sugar, Regular,
Salmon, Twin Pack
UNGER'S
Herring Tidbits, Old
Fashioned Pickled
Herring, Pickled Schmaltz

Egg Noodles, MatzoFree Balls, Pizza, Potato


Knishes, Waffles
GEFEN
FRIES: Crinkle, Fusion,
Straight Cut, Sweet Potato
- Crinkle, Sweet Potato Straight Cut
IRENE'S
BLINTZES: Apple,
Blueberry, Cheese,
Cherry, Potato
Potato Latkes
MANISCHEWITZ
BLINTZES: Blueberry,
Cheese, Potato
PANCAKES: Potato, Sweet
Potato

FRUITS &
VEGETABLES
AHOLD
Prunes, Raisins
AICHA
White Truffles
ALEI BODEK
Romaine Lettuce
ALEI NAKI
Romaine Lettuce
BERTRAM
Prunes Pitted

Fish Bits

KIPPER SNACKS: No Salt,


Peppered, Plain

SALMON: Bits, Chilean


Style

NANUK
Smoked Salmon

SALMON: Pink, Red, Red


Blueback

A & B FAMOUS
Frozen Kishke

BODEK
Asparagus Cuts and
Tips, Asparagus Spears,
Broccoli Cuts & Florets,
Broccoli Spears, California
Blend, Cauliflower Cuts,
Chopped Spinach,
Coleslaw, Frozen
Cranberries & Apples,
Frozen Cranberries &
Blueberries, Frozen
Strawberries, Peaches &
Bananas, Green Cabbage,
Iceberg Lettuce, Leaf
Spinach, Red Cabbage,
Rhubarb, Rhubarb &
Strawberries, Romaine
House Salad, Romaine
Lettuce, Strawberries,
Strawberries In Syrup,
Winter Blend

SMOKED (HOT/COLD):
Butterfish, Chilean Sea
Bass, Gold Brook Trout,
Lake Trout Chunks,
Mackerel, Rainbow Trout,
Saira, Salmon, Semga,
Turbot, Whitefish

NOAM GOURMET
Herring Tidbits, Old
Fashioned Pickled
Herring

SARDINES: in Lemon
Garlic Sauce, in Lemon
Pepper Sauce, in Olive
Oil, in Organic Olive Oil,
in Sweet & Tangy Sauce,
in Tomato Sauce, in Water,
Tomato Oval

BERNIE'S
BLINTZES: Apple,
Cheese, Cheese Sugar
Free, Cherry, Potato

BODEK GREENHOUSE
Baby Leaf Spinach, Baby
Spring Mix, Romaine
Lettuce

DAYEINU
Cheese Ravioli, Pizza,
Pizzarogies, Pierogies

CARAMEL NATURAL
Medjool Dates

GOLDEN HERRING
Creamed Herring Fillets,
Herring Tidbits in Wine
Sauce, Lunch Herring,
Pickled Schmaltz
HADDAR
Chunk Light Tuna in
Water, Chunk White Tuna
in Water, Solid White Tuna
in Water
HAIFA SMOKED FISH
HERRING: Cold Smoked,
in Oil, Schmaltz, Tidbits in
Oil, Whole in Brine
MACKEREL: Malosol,
Malosol in Brine

Sprats
HOMARUS
Smoked Salmon

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MRS. ADLER'S
GEFILTE FISH: No Salt,
No Sugar, Old Jerusalem,
Pike and Whitefish,
Regular

OCEAN GOURMET
Gefilte Fish
OSSIE'S
LOX: Gravad, Pastrami,
Pickled in Cream Sauce,
Sides, Smoked

RUBENSTEINS
Red Salmon
SEA CASTLE
Frozen Pollock, Frozen
Tilapia
SEA DIAMOND
Chunk Lite Tuna
SEASON
BRISLING SARDINES:
Crosspack Tiny, in Olive
Oil, in Olive Oil No Salt, in
Tomato Sauce, in Water, in
Water No Salt

SARDINES: NO SALT: in
Oil, in Olive Oil, in Water
SARDINES: SKINLESS

VITA
HERRING: in Cream, in
Wine
SALMON: Nova, Sliced
YEHUDA
GEFILTE FISH: Regular,
Sweet
ZABAR'S
Canned Red Salmon
ZEVIS
Gefilte Fish

FROZEN FOODS

FRANKEL'S
BLINTZES: Apple,
Cheese, Cherry, Potato

DESERT VALLEY DATE


Medjool Dates
GARDEN PURE
Broccoli Cuts & Florets,

PRODUCTS BEARING AN

Broccoli Spears, California Blend,


Cauliflower Cuts, Chopped
Spinach, Strawberries
GEFEN
FRUIT: Applesauce, Applesauce
Natural, Cherries Pitted Sour,
Cherries Pitted Sweet, Chestnuts
Whole Roasted Peeled,
Cranberry Sauce Jelled & Whole,
Cranberry Sauce Jelly, Cranberry
Sauce Whole, Mandarin Oranges
Broken, Mandarin Oranges
Whole, Mango Sliced, Peaches
Halved, Peaches Sliced,
Pineapple Sliced, Pineapple
Tidbits, Pineapples Chunk,
Pineapples Crushed
FRUIT CUPS: Mango Diced,
Pineapple Tidbits, Tropical Fruit
FRUIT'N SAUCE: Cherry,
Raspberry, Strawberry
TOMATOES: Diced, Paste, Puree,
Sauce, Whole Peeled
VEGETABLES: Beets Organic,
Beets Organic Vacuum Pack,
Beets Sliced, Beets Whole,
Carrots Sliced, Carrots Whole,
Hearts of Palm Cut, Hearts of
Palm Whole, Mushrooms S&P,
Potatoes Sliced, Potatoes Whole
GIANT
Cranberry Sauce Jellied
GLICKS
FRUIT: Applesauce, Applesauce
Natural, Applesauce Strawberry,
Cherries Pitted Sour, Cherries
Pitted Sweet, Cranberry Sauce
Jelly, Cranberry Sauce Whole,
Mandarins Broken, Mandarins
Whole
PINEAPPLE: Chunks, Crushed,
Sliced, Tidbits
VEGETABLES: Artichoke Bottoms,
Beets Sliced, Beets Whole,
Carrots Sliced, Carrots Whole,
Hearts of Palm Cut, Hearts
of Palm Whole, Mushrooms
S&P, Potatoes Sliced, Potatoes
Whole, Tomato Sauce, Tomatoes
Crushed
HADDAR
FRUIT CUP: Mandarin Orange,
Mixed Fruit, Peach Diced, Pear
Diced
FRUITS: Applesauce, Applesauce
Unsweetened, Apricot Halves,
Cherries in Water, Cherries
Sour, Cranberry Sauce Jellied,
Cranberry Sauce Whole Berry,
Mandarin Orange Broken,
Mandarin Orange Whole, Mixed
Fruit, Peach Halves Lite Syrup,
Peach Slices Lite Syrup, Pear
Halves, Pear Slices

OR AN

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER

MUSHROOMS: Porta Bella Sliced,


Stems & Pieces, Whole
PINEAPPLE: Chunks, Crushed,
Sliced, Tidbits
VEGETABLES: Beets Sliced,
Beets Whole, Carrots Whole,
Chestnuts Roasted Whole
Shelled, Hearts of Palm Cut,
Hearts of Palm Whole, Potatoes
Sliced, Potatoes Whole, Tomato
Sauce, Tomatoes Crushed
KOSHER GARDENS
Blueberries, Strawberries
KOSHER SALAD BAR
All American Mix, Coleslaw,
Iceberg Lettuce, Red Cabbage,
Romaine Lettuce
MA NISHTANA
Apricots Turkish, Bite Size Pitted
Prune, Cranberries, Ex Large
Whole Prunes, Fancy Peaches,
Fancy Pears, Mixed Fruit
MANISCHEWITZ
Applesauce, Apricots, Apricots
Dried, Mixed Fruit, Prunes, Prunes
Pitted
MISHPACHA
FRUITS: Apple Sauce,
Applesauce Cups Sweetened,
Applesauce Cups Unsweetened,
Applesauce Natural, Cranberry
Sauce Jellied, Cranberry Sauce
Whole

Wishing you
and your family
peace and joy
this Passover.
SUPERMARKETS

Stores located in CT, MA, NH, NY, PA and VT.


To find a location near you, please visit www.pricechopper.com.

MANDARIN ORANGES: Broken,


Whole

Unsweetened Applesauce

PINEAPPLE: Chunks, Crushed,


Sliced, Tidbits

STOP & SHOP


Cranberry Sauce

VEGETABLES: Beets Sliced,


Carrots Sliced, Hearts of Palm
Cut, Hearts of Palm Whole,
Mushrooms Stems & Pieces,
Potatoes Whole, Tomatoes
Crushed

SIMPLY LEV
Hearts of Palm

MOTOLA
Plums

KOSHER INNOVATIONS
Toothwash

MUSSELMAN'S
Applesauce, Natural Applesauce
ROKEACH
TOMATO SAUCE: Low Sodium,
Regular, with Mushrooms
SADAF
Plums
SEASON
Chestnuts Roasted, Chestnuts
Roasted Peeled, Hearts Of Palm
Cuts & Tips, Hearts Of Palm
Whole, Water Chestnut Sliced
SETTON
Dried Sweetened Cranberries,
Prunes Pitted, Prunes Whole
SHOPRITE
Cranberry Sauce Jellied, Raisins,

HEALTH
& HYGIENE

MAXI HEALTH
Maxi Active Lax Full Spectrum,
Maxi Calm Full Spectrum, Maxi
Stomach & Acid
TOM'S OF MAINE
DEODORANT ROLL-ON: Citrus
Zest, Fragrance Free, Lavender,
Sensitive Fragrance Free,
Unscented, Wild Garden
DEODORANT STICK: Apricot,
Beautiful Earth, Clean
Confidence, Lavender, Lemon
Grass, Mountain Spring,
Unscented
Long Lasting Mens Deodorant
North Woods, Maine Long Lasting
Deodorant Tea Tree

ICE CREAM &


FROZEN NOVELTIES
GEFEN
ICE POPS: Cherry, Lemon
MEHADRIN
DAIRY CHALAV YISRAEL:
Chocolate Ice Cream, Dixie
Vanilla Chocolate Ice Cream,
Vanilla Chocolate Cups, Vanilla
Chocolate Ice Cream, Vanilla
Classic Bars, Vanilla Fudge Ice
Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream
PARVE: Cherry/Lemon Tubes,
Italian Cherry, Italian Lemon,
Raspberry Lemon Sorbet Cups,
White Cherry Ice Pop
ONEG
Captain Cool, Captain Cool
Freeze a Pop, Freeze-N-Squeeze

JAMS & JELLIES


778
PRESERVES: Apricot,
Blackcurrant, Cherry, Strawberry
AUNT BERTA'S
FRUIT SPREAD: Date & Apple

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Cinnamon, Date & Walnut
Charoset, Mango & Kiwi
FRUIT SPREAD: NO
ADDED SUGAR: Apricot,
Berry Mix, Cherry,
Mandarin Orange, Peach
& Passionfruit, Plum,
Strawberry
PRESERVES: Apple,
Apple & Cinnamon,
Apricot, Berry Mix,
Berry Mix without
Raspberry, Fig, Kiwi,
Kiwi & Mango, Mandarin
& Orange, Mango,
Orange, Passionfruit,
Peach & Blackberry,
Pink Grapefruit, Plum,
Strawberry
PRESERVES: LESS
SUGAR: Apricot, Mango,
Pink Grapefruit
Pink Grapefruit
Marmalade, Pomegranate
Delight
ETHNIC DELIGHT
PRESERVES: Apricot,
Berry, Kiwi, Mango,
Orange
GALIL
PRESERVES: Apricot,
Berries Mixed,
Blackberries, Cherry,
Plum, Raspberry,
Strawberry
Orange Marmalade
GEFEN
PRESERVES: Apricot,
Cherry, Grape, Raspberry,
Strawberry
GLICKS
PRESERVES: Apricot,
Raspberry, Strawberry
JORDAN VALLEY
PRESERVES: Date &
Apple with Coconut, Date
& Apricot, Date & Kiwi,
Date & Mango, Date &
Strawberry
KING STAR FOODS
CONFITURE: Apple
& Cinnamon, Apricot,
Orange, Plum, Strawberry
Peach & Blackberry
Preserves
LINS BEE FARM
Apple & Cinnamon
Preserves, Strawberry
Preserves

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MANISCHEWITZ
Apple Butter Spread,
Grape Jam, Red
Raspberry Preserves,
Seedless Red Raspberry
Preserves, Sweet Orange
Marmalade
OXYGEN
FRUIT SPREAD: Mixed
Berry Blast, Very Cherry
FRUIT SPREAD: NO
SUGAR: Cherry Blast,
Mixed Berry Blast
PRESERVES: Amazing
Apricot, Apple &
Cinnamon, Apricot,
Blissful Apple Cinnamon,
Fabulous Fig, Kiwi &
Mango, Marvelous Mango
75% Fruit, Passionfruit
75% Fruit, Perfect Plum,
Plum, Sassy Strawberry,
Strawberry
PRESERVES: LESS
SUGAR: Mango Less
Sugar, Marvelous Mango,
Passion Fruit Obsession
Apple & Cinnamon
Confiture, Date & Walnut
Delight, Date and Apple
Delight, Mandarin &
Orange Marmalade,
Mandarin Orange Citrus
Fusion, Passion Fruit
Obsession, Strawberry
Confiture
POLANER
SPREADABLE: Apricots,
Raspberry, Strawberry
STREIT'S
JAM: Apricot, Cherry,
Grape, Orange,
Pomegranate, Prune,
Raspberry
TISHBI
Berry mix Jam with Merlot
Wine, Cherry Jam With
Shiraz Wine, Date &
Walnut (Charosset)

MATZAH
PRODUCTS*
Products with an asterisk
(*) are OU Matza Ashira
and are recommended
for those of Sephardic
descent, but not for those
of Ashkenazic heritage
with the exception of
small children and the
infirm.

AVIV
ORGANIC: Cake Meal,

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER

Matzo Farfel, Matzo Meal,


Matzos, Mini Matzos
Whole Wheat, Whole
Spelt Matzos,
Cake Meal, Egg Matzo*,
Honey Matzos*, Light
Matzos, Matzo Farfel,
Matzo Meal, Matzos, Mini
Egg Matzos*, Mini Matzos,
Mini Matzos Whole
Wheat, Round Matzos,
Rye Matzos, Wheat Bran
Matzos, Whole Wheat
Matzos
BLANCHARD &
BLANCHARD
MATZO STICKS: Onion
Garlic, Plain, Whole Wheat
BNEI BRAK
Matzos, Whole Wheat
Matzos
GALIL
Matzah, Matzah Meal,
Whole Wheat Matzah
GEFEN
18 MINUTE: Cakemeal,
Matzoh, Matzoh Meal,
Matzo Crackers
SHMURA: Cake Meal,
Matzoh, Matzoh Meal
GEULA
18 MINUTE: Cake Meal,
Cakemeal, Matzah,
Matzah Farfel, Matzah
Meal
SHMURA: Matzah, Matzah
Bits, Matzah Meal
GLICKS
18 MINUTE MATZO: Cake
Meal, Farfel, Matzo, Matzo
Meal, Whole Wheat Matzo
SHMURA MATZO: Cake
Meal, Matzo, Matzo Meal
HADDAR
Matzo, Matzo "Lite" Whole
Wheat, Matzo Meal,
Matzo Meal-Whole Wheat,
Matzo Organic Spelt,
Matzo Whole Wheat
HAGADA
Egg Matzo*, Matzo Farfel,
Matzo Meal, Matzos,
Organic Matzos
HEMA
Mini Spelt Matzos
HOLYLAND
Hand Shmurah Matzah,
Hand Shmurah Matzah
Whole Wheat
HOROWITZ
MARGARETEN

Egg Matzo*, Farfel, Matzo,


Matzo Cake Meal, Matzo
Meal Fine
IERUSHALAIM
Matzo Meal Shmura,
Matzo Shmura, Matzo
Shmura Round
JERUSALEM MATZOS
Egg Matzo*
KFAR CHABAD
Hand Matzoh Shmura
KING DAVID
Cake Meal, Matzo, Matzo
Meal, Whole Wheat Matzo
Farfel

Spelt Matzo, Whole


Wheat Matzo, Whole
Wheat Matzo Farfel,
Whole Wheat Matzo Meal,
Whole Wheat Sandwich
Matzah Strips
REDEMPTION MATZAH
Hand Matzoh Shmura
RISHON
Cake Meal, Egg Matzo*,
Matzo, Matzo Farfel, Matzo
Meal, Shmura Matzo,
Whole Wheat Matzo
ROKEACH
Matzo Shmurah
Handmade

KING STAR FOODS


Egg Matzo*, Matzo Meal,
Matzos

SHEMOT
Farfalach Whole Wheat,
Matzo, Matzo Meal

MANISCHEWITZ
EGG MATZO TAMS*:
Everything, Garlic, Onion,
Original

SHIBOLIM
Egg Matza Squares
Whole Wheat*, Matza
Squares Whole Spelt,
Matza Squares Whole
Wheat, Mini Egg Matza
Whole Wheat*, Mini Matza
Whole Spelt, Mini Matza
Whole Wheat

Egg Matzo*, Egg Matzo


Crackers*, Matzo, Matzo
Cake Meal, Matzo
Crackers, Matzo Ferfel,
Matzo Ferfel Whole
Wheat, Matzo Meal,
Matzo Meal Whole Wheat,
Mediterranean Matzo,
Organic Matzo, Schmura
Matzo, Schmura Matzo
Handmade, Spelt Matzoh,
Thin Tea Matzo, Thin
Unsalted Matzo, Whole
Wheat Matzo, Yolk Free
Egg Matzo*
MATZOT CARMEL
Egg Matzot*, Farfel,
Honey Matzot*, Light
Matzot, Matzo Meal,
Matzot, Matzot Cake
Meal, Rye Matzot, Shmura
Matzo Meal, Shmura
Matzot, Spelt Matzot, Tea
Matzot, Tea Whole Wheat
Matzos
MATZOT SOLOMONAUSTRALIA
Matzos, Whole Wheat
Matzos
MOSMARKS
Cake Meal, Egg Matzo*,
Light Matzo, Matzo, Matzo
Crackers, Matzo Meal,
Organic Spelt Matzo,
Rye Matzo, Whole Wheat
Matzo
OSEM
Cake Meal, Egg Matzo*,
Light Matzo, Matzo,
Matzo Farfel, Matzo Meal,
Organic Spelt Matzo, Rye
Matzo, Shmura Matzo,

SHOPRITE
Egg Matzo*, Matzo, Matzo
Meal, Whole Wheat
Matzos
TIFERES
Hand Matzoh Shmura
YANOVSKY
Farfalach Whole Wheat,
Matzo, Matzo 18 Minute,
Matzo Ball Mix, Matzo
Crackers, Matzo Crackers
Sweet*, Matzo Crackers
Whole Wheat, Matzo
Flakes, Matzo Meal,
Matzo Meal 18 Minute,
Matzo Meal Shemura,
Matzo Shemura, Matzo
Sticks, Matzo Sticks Onion
Garlic, Matzo Sweet*,
Matzo Whole Wheat
YARDEN
Cake Meal, Matzo, Matzo
Farfel, Matzo Meal, Matzo
Meal Fine, Whole Wheat
Matzo
YEHUDA
Ancient Grain Organic
Spelt Matzos, Ancient
Grain Spelt Matzo, Cake
Meal, Egg Matzot*,
Matzos, Matzot Cracker,
Mini Matzah, Shmura
Matzah Meal, Whole
Wheat Matzos
YEHUDA MATZOS
Ancient Grain Organic

PRODUCTS BEARING AN

Spelt Matzos, Egg


Matzot*, Matzo Meal,
Matzos, Mini Matzah,
Organic Matzos, Whole
Wheat Matzos

MEAT &
POULTRY
AARON'S BEST
BEEF: Corned Beef,
French Pastrami, Ground,
Iowa Corned Beef,
Navel Pastrami, Pastrami
Shoulder Cured, Pastrami
Smoked, Roast, Shoulder
Cured, Tongue Cured
BOLOGNA: Beef, Beef &
Chicken, Chicken
BRISKET: Cooked Cured,
Corned Beef 1st Cut,
Corned Beef Grass Fed,
Corned Beef Sliced,
Cured, Pastrami, Pastrami
1st Cut
FRANKFURTERS: Beef,
Beef Polish Sausage,
Chicken, Classic, Classic
Knockwurst, Cocktail,
Turkey
TURKEY: Ground,
Pastrami, Pastrami Rub,
Pastrami Smoked, Roll,
Roll Cooked, Roll White,
Schwarma, Smoked,
Smoked Drumstick,
Smoked Thigh, Variety
Pack
TURKEY BREAST: Honey,
Honey Oven Roasted,
Oven Roasted, Oven
Roasted (No Nitrates),
Smoked, Smoked Cured,
Variety Pack
Broiled Chicken Liver,
Ground Chicken, Salami

ABELES & HEYMANN


BEEF: Beef Fry, Bologna,
Corned Beef, Ground,
Pastrami, Pastrami
Mexican Spicy, Patties
FRANKFURTERS &
SAUSAGES: Beef,
Cervelat, Cervelat Spicy,
Chicken, Chipotle,
Cocktail, Italian Sausage,
Knockwurst, Liverwurst,
Reduced Fat & Sodium,
Turkey
SALAMI: Garlic Stick,
Peppercorn, Plain,
Reduced Fat & Sodium,
Spicy
Kishka
ARGEN MEATS
Beef
DAVID ELLIOT
Breaded Chicken Quarter
EMPIRE
CHICKEN: 8 Pc. Cut-Up,
BBQ Cooked, Bologna,
Breast Boneless Skinless
Thin Sliced, Breasts,
Breasts Boneless
Skinless, Broiler, Broiler
Quartered, Broiler Whole,
Drumsticks, Fat Rendered,
Franks, Ground, Leg
Quarters, Party Wings,
Ready to Roast Barbecue
Chicken, Ready to Roast
Garlic Herb Chicken,
Rotisserie Chicken,
Thighs, Thighs Boneless
Skinless, Wings
TURKEY: BBQ, Bologna
Slices, Breast Natural w/
Skin, Breast Slices, Breast
Slices Smoked, Breast
Whole, Burgers, Cooked,
Drumsticks, Franks,
Ground, Ground White,

OR AN

Pastrami Slices, Salami


Slices, Tenders, Thighs,
Young
Cornish, Hen Half Breast,
Rock Cornish Hen
GROW AND BEHOLD
BEEF: Bacon, Broth,
Corned Beef, Frankfurters,
Navel Pastrami, Roast
Beef
SAUSAGE: Bratwurst,
Chorizo, Chorizo Spicy,
Italian Sweet, Kielbasa,
Knockwurst, Merguez,
Turkey Fennel
Ground Poultry, Smoked
Turkey Roll
JACK'S GOURMET
SAUSAGE: Beef Kielbasa,
Hot Italian, Spicy
Southwestern, Sweet
Italian
BBQ Pulled Beef Brisket,
Facon Cured Beef, Spicy
Italian Style Salami
JOBURG KOSHER
BEEF BILTONG: Black
Pepper, Peri-Peri,
Traditional
BEEF BOEREWORS:
Garlic, Peri-Peri,
Traditional
KOSHER CLUB
Chunk White Chicken in
Water
KOSHER VALLEY
CHICKEN: Breast Cutlets,
Breasts Split, Cut-Up
8 Piece, Drumsticks,
Ground, Leg Quarters,
Quarters, Thighs, Thighs
Skinless Boneless, Wing
Drumettes, Young
TURKEY: Breast Cutlet,

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER

Breast Split, Drumsticks,


Ground, Ground White,
Tenderloins, Thighs,
Young, Young Breast
MALCHUS
Raw Chicken
MEAL MART
Franks, Knockwurst
MOM'S CHICKEN
Chicken Breast Nuggets,
Coated Chicken Breast
Strips
NOAH'S KOSHER
KITCHEN
Chunk White Chicken in
Water
ROMANIAN
BEEF: Beef Fry, Corned
Beef, Corned Beef
Pickled, Pastrami, Pepper
Meat, Pickled, Roast,
Romanian Pastrami,
Sticks, Tongue Cooked,
Tongue Pickled
HOT DOGS: Cocktail,
Knockwurst, Plain, PolishGarlic, Uncured No
Nitrate
KISHKE: Gluten Free,
Non-Gebroks, Non-Meat,
Plain
SAUSAGES: Breakfast,
Garlic, Liver
TURKEY: Breast Roasted,
Pastrami, Pastrami
Smoked, Smoked,
Smoked Breast, Smoked
Drum Sticks
Bologna, Broiled
Beef Liver, Chicken
Continental, Chopped
Liver, Salami, Smoked
Chicken
SHOR HABOR
BEEF: Brisket Cooked

Cured, Brisket Corned


Beef, Brisket Corned Beef
1st Cut, Brisket Cured,
Corned Beef, Deli Corned
Beef, Ground, Shoulder
Cured Smoked, Tongue
Cured
BOLOGNA: Beef, Beef &
Chicken, Chicken
FRANKFURTERS: Beef,
Chicken, Classic, Turkey
PASTRAMI: Brisket,
Brisket 1st Cut, French,
Navel, Shoulder Smoked
Cured, Smoked, Turkey,
Turkey Smoked
TURKEY: Breast Oven
Roasted, Breast Smoked,
Breast Smoked Cured,
Ground, Smoked
Ground Chicken, Salami
SOLOMON'S GLATT
KOSHER
BEEF: Beef Fry, Brisket,
Brisket Pickled, Cheek
Meat, Chuck, Cocktails,
Corned Beef, Deckle
Pickled, Flanken, French
Strip, Ground, Knuckle
Bone, London Broil,
Marrow Bone, Osso
Bucco, Pastrami, Patties,
Petite Tender, Ribeye,
Roast, Short Rib Bone-In,
Short Rib Boneless, Short
Ribs, Shoulder Calachel,
Soft Meat, Stew, Sticks,
Swiss, Tongue Pickled
BEEF BOLOGNA:
Jalapeno, Midget, Plain,
Sweet Pepper
BEEF STEAK: Chuck,
Club, Minute, Pepper
Steak, Philly Shaved, Rib,
Skirt

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Broth, Matzo Balls in


Broth Reduced Sodium,
Matzo Balls in Chicken
Broth
MEAL MART
Frozen & Shelf Stable
Meals
MON CUISINE
Frozen Dinners
OSEM
Heat & Serve Potato
Puree, Meals on the Go
Potato and Mushroom,
Meals on the Go Potato
and Vegetables
RICHFIELD SOUPS
Butternut Squash Soup,
Chicken Broth, Garden
Vegetable Soup, Matzo
Ball Soup
ROKEACH
SOUP: Cabbage, French
Onion, Garden Vegetable,
Mushroom, Potato,
Tomato
Chicken Consomm,
Matzo Balls in Clear
Chicken Broth
SCHREIBERS
Frozen Meals & Ready
Made Foods
SPRING VALLEY
Frozen Meals & Ready
Made Foods
FRANKFURTERS:
Jalapeno, Plain, Sweet
Pepper
SALAMI: Midget,
Peppered, Plain
SAUSAGES: Italian, Italian
Sweet, Knockwursts,
Polish
Kishka

PAPER &
PLASTIC
GEFEN
Candlelite Candle
Holder, Parchment Paper,
Tablecloths
GEULA
Latex Gloves, Parchment
Paper, Roasting Bags,
Slow Cooker Liners

PREPARED
FOODS
EMPIRE KOSHER
Chicken Broth Reduced
Sodium

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FLAUM
SALADS: Cole Slaw,
Cucumber, Egg, Health,
Potato, Red Cabbage,
Red Skin Potato
Vegetarian Liver
GEFEN
BORSCHT: Low Calorie,
Regular
Schav
GOLD'S
BORSCHT: Cabbage, Low
Calorie, Regular, Russian,
Unsalted, with Beets
Schav
GROW AND BEHOLD
Chicken Broth
HADDAR
Borscht
MANISCHEWITZ
BORSCHT: Low Calorie,
Reduced Sodium
Chicken Consomm,
Matzo Ball Soup, Matzo
Ball Soup Reduced
Sodium, Matzo Balls In

SALT
AMERICA'S CHOICE
AURORA
BIG Y
BORROMETI
CENTRAL MARKET
CLASSICS
CHEF'S REVIEW
CLOVER VALLEY
DAVID'S
DEL DESTINO
DIAMOND CRYSTAL
EL SEMBRADOR
ENSIGN
ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY
FLAVORITE
FOOD CLUB
FOODTOWN
GEFEN
GIANT EAGLE
GLICKS
HADDAR
HY-TOP
IGA
KARI-OUT
KIRKLAND SIGNATURE
KRASDALE
LAURA LYNN
MANISCHEWITZ

MARQUIS
MEIJER
MISHPACHA
MORTON
OLDE THOMPSON
OUR FAMILY
PARADE
PEREG
POCAHONTAS
PREFER
PRICE CHOPPER
PRICE RITE
PURE OCEAN
RED & WHITE
ROYAL FINE FOODS
SALT OF THE EARTH
SHOPRITE
SHURFINE
SIGNATURE KITCHENS
SMART & FINAL
SOUTHERN HOME
SPARTAN
SPECIAL PURITY
STERLING
SUPER A
SUPERIOR
SUPREMO ITALIANO
TOP FLO
TOPS
VONS
WEGMANS
WEIS QUALITY
WESTERN FAMILY
WINCO
WINDSOR

SNACKS &
DESSERTS

JELLO: DIET: Cherry,


Clear Unflavored, Lemon,
Lime, Orange, Raspberry,
Strawberry
PUDDING INSTANT:
Chocolate, Vanilla
PUDDING INSTANT: DIET:
Chocolate Sugar Free,
Vanilla Sugar Free
Apple Chips Golden,
Apple Chips Red, Cashew
Almond Cluster, Cashew
Pecan Cluster
GLICKS
DIET JELLO: Cherry,
Raspberry, Strawberry
JELLO: Cherry, Grape,
Lemon, Orange,
Raspberry, Strawberry,
Unflavored
POTATO CHIPS: BBQ,
Onion, Onion Garlic,
Original, Rippled, No Salt
POTATO STIX: Regular,
BBQ, Hot N' Spicy, Onion,
Onion Garlic
PUDDING: Chocolate,
Instant Chocolate, Instant
Vanilla, Vanilla
GOLDEN FLUFF
FRIES: Regular, BBQ,
Onion Garlic
POTATO CHIPS: Regular,
Ripple, Onion Garlic, BBQ

AVIV
FRUIT & NUT BARS:
Cashew & Almonds,
Cinnamon & Spice, Dates
& Cocoa

POTATO STIX: Regular,


BBQ, Onion Garlic

BISSLI XTRA LONG


PARTY SNACK: Barbeque,
Onion, Pizza, Smokey

JEL: Cherry, Grape,


Lemon, Lime, Orange,
Raspberry, Strawberry,
Unflavored

Remix Flavored Snacks

HADDAR
INSTANT PUDDING:
Chocolate, Vanilla

BLOOM'S
FRIES: BBQ, Crunchy, Hot,
Spiced Onion

JEL DIET: Cherry,


Raspberry, Strawberry

POTATO CHIPS: BBQ,


Honey BBQ, No Salt,
Onion Garlic, Regular,
Ripple

HERR'S
Potato Chips, Potato
Chips No Salt

POTATO STICKS: BBQ,


Regular, Spiced Onion
DEEBEST
ZAPPERS CRUNCHY
POTATO STRIPS: BBQ,
Onion, Original
GEFEN
JELLO: Cherry, Clear
Unflavored, Grape,
Lemon, Lime, Orange,
Raspberry, Strawberry

Sweet Potato Chips

JOSEPH XAVIER FINE


FOODS
Fruit Platter, Nut Platter
LAYS
Potato Chips
LILLY'S
Cashew Brittle
MA NISHTANA
Apple Rings
MANISCHEWITZ
POTATO CHIPS: BBQ,

PRODUCTS BEARING AN

Kettle Chips BBQ, Kettle


Chips Sea Salt, No Salt,
Regular, Ripple, Salted,
Unsalted
Potato Stix
MESHUBACH
CHAPLI: Grill, Ketchup,
Onion, Pizza
CHAPS: Onion, Original
OSEM
PUDDING: Instant
Chocolate, Instant Vanilla
UTZ
Potato Chips, Potato
Chips No Salt

SOAP &
DETERGENTS
GEFEN
DISH LOTION: Blue,
Green, Lemon, Pink
LOTION: Blue, Green,
Lemon, Pink
SOAP BAR: Blue, Pink,
Pink & Blue
Cleanser, Soap Pads
GLICKS
DISH LOTION: Blue
Juniper Breeze, Green
Apple Delight, Lemon
Citrus Splash, Pink Spring
Blossom
Orange Blossom Fresh
Anti-Bacterial
HADDAR
EASY SCRUB: Bleach,
Lavender, Lemon
LOTION: Blue, Green
Apple, Lemon, Orange,
Pink
Cleanser
KENMORE
Cook Top Cleaning
Creme for Smooth Top
Ranges
ROKEACH
Kosher Soap-Blue, Kosher
Soap-Red, Silver Polish

SPICES &
SEASONINGS
BENZ'S FISH
Allspice, Basil, Bay
Leaves, Black Pepper,
Cinnamon, Coriander, Dill
Weed, Ginger, Granulated
Garlic, Granulated Onion,
Nutmeg, Oregano,
Paprika, Parsley, Red
Pepper, Rosemary,

Sage, Tarragon, Thyme,


Turmeric, White Pepper
CHEF'S SELECT
Bay Leaves
GEFEN
FROZEN HERB CUBES:
Basil Chopped, Dill
Chopped, Garlic Crushed,
Ginger Chopped,
Onions Sauteed, Parsley
Chopped
Allspice Ground, Basil,
Black Pepper Ground,
Cinnamon Ground,
Cinnamon Stick, Garlic
Minced, Garlic Powder,
Ginger, Onion Minced,
Onion Powder, Oregano,
Paprika, Parsley Flakes,
Pepper Black Whole,
Pepper White, Sour Salt
HADDAR
Cinnamon, Cloves
Ground, Cloves Whole,
Garlic Minced, Garlic
Powder, Ginger, Onion
Minced, Onion Powder,
Oregano, Paprika, Parsley
Flakes, Pepper Black
Ground, Pepper Black
Whole, Pepper White,
Pizza Seasoning
JANES KRAZY MIXED-UP
SEASONINGS
Krazy Mixed Up Salt
MAGIC SPICE
Basil Leaves, Bay Leaves,
BBQ Seasoning (Grilling),
Black Pepper Coarse,
Black Pepper Fine,
Cinnamon Ground, Garlic
Powder Granulated,
Onion Powder
Granulated, Oregano,
Paprika Extra Fancy,
Premium Garlic Powder,
Steak Seasoning Premium
NEPTUNE
Basil, Bay leaves,
Cilantro, Cinnamon
Sticks, Crushed Black
Pepper, Crushed Chili
Pepper, Crystal Garlic, Dill,
Garlic powder, Ground
black pepper, Ground
cinnamon, Ground Ginger,
Ground Nutmeg, Ground
Turmeric, Ground White
Pepper, Hot Paprika, Hot
Paprika in Oil, Oregano,
Parsley, Rosemary, Sweet
Paprika, Sweet Paprika
in Oil
PEREG
MIXED SPICES: BBQ,
Fish, Grilled Chicken,

OR AN

Meatballs, Schwarma
Allspice, Basil, Bay
Leaves, Cinnamon
Ground, Cinnamon Sticks,
Coriander Leaves, Cumin
Ground, Dill Leaves,
Garlic Crystal, Garlic
Powder, Ginger Ground,
Mint Leaves, Onion
Crystal, Onion Ground,
Onion Sliced, Oregano,
Paprika Hot in Oil, Paprika
Smoked, Paprika Sweet
Dry, Paprika Sweet in Oil,
Parsley, Pepper Black
Ground, Pepper Black
Powder, Pepper Black
Whole, Pepper Chili
Whole, Pepper White
Ground, Rosemary,
Sumac, Thyme, Turmeric
SPICE SUPREME
Garlic Minced, Garlic
Powder, Onion Powder
TA'AM VAREACH SPICES
Basil, Bay Leaves,
Caraway, Chicken BBQ
Seasoning, Cinnamon
Ground, Cloves,
Coriander, Cumin,
Dill, French Fries Hot
Seasoning, French Fries
Seasoning, Garlic Flakes,
Garlic Granulated, Garlic
Powder, Ginger, Nutmeg,
Onion Flakes, Onion
Granules, Onion Powder,
Oregano, Paprika Hot,
Paprika Sweet, Parsley,
Pasta & Spaghetti
Seasoning, Pepper
Black, Pepper Chili,
Pepper White, Pimento,
Rosemary, Turmeric

WATER
AQUA PANNA
ARCTIC SOL
ARIZONA
ARROWHEAD
BADOIT ROUGE
BADOIT VERT
BIG Y
COMPLIMENTS
CREAM O' LAND
CRYSTAL 20
DIAMOND SPRING
WATER
DOWSER SPRING
ESKA
EVIAN
EXACT
FERNBROOK
FERRARELLE
FIJI NATURAL ARTESIAN

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER

WATER
FIRST QUALITY
FONTE ALLEGRA
FOOD CLUB
FOODTOWN
FOX LEDGE
FRED
FRY'S
FULL CIRCLE MARKET
GOLD D'OR
GREAT VALUE
H-E-B GLACIA
H2O
HY-TOP
ICE RIVER GREEN
ICE RIVER SPRINGS
ICELAND SPRING
ICELANDIC GLACIAL
IDEAL MTN. SPRINGS
KABBALAH
KEY FOOD
KIRKLAND
KRASDALE
KROGER
LABRADOR
LANGER'S
LEISURE TIME
LIFE
LINDA
LOOP
METRO SELECTION
MOUNTAIN VALLEY
NATIA
NATURE'S WAY
NAYA
NICE!
NIRVANA
NOSH & CO.
OUR COMPLIMENTS
PARADE
PINCHAS
POCONO
PRESIDENT'S CHOICE
PRICE RITE
PURAQUA
PUREAU
QUICK CHECK
RALEY'S
REAL CANADIAN
REALTREE
RECOARO
REJUV
REXALL
RITA'S
ROUNDY'S
RUTTER'S
SAN PELLEGRINO
SARATOGA
SEMINOLE CASINOS
SEMINOLE SELECT
SHAW'S
SHOP RITE
SPARKLETTS
STOP & SHOP/ACADIA
SUNLAND
SYFO
TABLEROCK
TAVINA

TER
THE RITZ-CARLTON
TIM HORTONS
TRUE ESSENCE
TURKEY HILL
VERMONT PURE
SPRINGS
VINTAGE
VOLVIC
VOSS
WEIS
YOU
WEIS

WINES,
LIQUORS &
GRAPE JUICE
(IN)
chen(in) blanc, z(in)fandel
BATCH 21
Red, Rose, White
ADI
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Eshkol Tirosh, Gafna
Tirosh, Gefen Poria
Tirosh, Hamutag Kidush
Wine, Hamutag Tirosh,
Jerusalem Tirosh, Kadesh
Tirosh, Kav Lavan Tirosh,
Kerem - Cabernet
Sauvignon, Kerem Merlot, Kerem - Shiraz,
Kidron, Kidush Leshabat,
Konditon, Melachim,
Merlot, Merlot Shiraz,
Ohayon Bros. Tirosh,
Oneg Shabat, Petit
Verdot, Pink Basic, Poria
Tirosh, Red Basic, Shiraz,
Supersal Tirosh, Tirosh
Eshkol, White Basic,
Yashan Noshan
ADIR WINERY-KEREM
BEN ZIMRA
Blush Port, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Plato,
Red Port, Red Wine,
Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz,
White Wine
ADMON
Sweet Red Wine
ALATE
Alate
ALEXANDER WINERY
Brono, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Chardonnay,
Merlot, Sandro CabernetMerlot, Sauvignon Blanc,
Syrah
ALTA DELTA
Cabernet Sauvignon,

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Carmenere, Chardonnay,
Late Harvest, Pinot Noir
Reserve, Shiraz

Cabernet Sauvignon

AMOS
Au Chateau, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Du Moulin,
Merlot, Pinot Noir

AVNEI HACHOSHEN/
THE CHOSEN
Aquamarine Cabernet
Sauvignon, Diamond,
Jusper White Wine,
Onyx Chardonnay, Opal
Sauvignon Blanc, Ruby
Sirah Dry Red Wine,
Sapphire Red Wine

APPALINA
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Merlot,
Merlot Rose, Merlot
Rouge, Red Wine, Rose

ASTRO D' ARGENTE


Moscato

APPELLATION
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Cabernet
Sauvignon/Shiraz,
Carignan, Chardonnay,
Merlot, Petite Sirah, White
Riesling

AVVIO
GRAPE JUICE: Organic,
Regular

APROPOS
Red Wine

BACKSBERG
Chardonnay, Merlot,
Pinotage, Sparkling Wine

ARCO NUEVO
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Sauvignon
Reserve, Camenere
Reserve, Carmenere,
Chardonnay, Malbec,
Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot
Noir Reserve, Rose,
Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz
ARMON
Concord Grape Juice
ARMON BRANDY
Concord, Slivovitz
ARMON WINE
Black Rouge, Burgundy,
Concord Grape, Cooking
Wine, Cream Malaga,
Cream Niagara, Cream
Ping, Cream Red, Cream
Rose, Cream White, Light
Concord Grape, Light
Pink Concord, Malaga,
Nuvee Soft, Regal Rose,
Rose Sparkling, Sauterne,
Sparkling Red, Sparkling
White, Tokay, Vin Rose
ARROYO DEL FUEGO
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Carmenere, Chardonnay,
Malbec, Merlot,
Monastrell, Pinot Noir,
Rose, Sauvignon Blanc,
Shiraz, Tempranillo
ARZA WINERY
Charisma Sauvignon
Blanc Dry White Wine,
Merlot Dry Red Wine,
Petit Verdot Dry Red
Wine, Sauvignon Blanc
Dry Red Wine, Sauvignon
Blanc Dry White Wine,
Semi-Sweet Red Wine

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B.R. COHN
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Sonoma Valley Cabernet
Sauvignon

BANERO
Brut Premium Sparkling
Wine, Prosecco,
Spumante
BARON CLOVIS
Red Bordeaux Superieur
BARON DAVID
Red Bordeaux Superieur
BARON DE RINAC
Blanc, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Chardonnay,
Merlot, Merlot Rose, Red
Wine, Rose, Rouge, Vin
de Pays de L'Aude
BARON HERZOG
JEUNESSE: Black
Muscat, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Cabernet
Sauvignon Napa Reserve,
Chardonnay, Duette, Pink
Moscato
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Champagne Brut,
Chardonnay, Chenin
Blanc, Merlot, Pink Pinot
Grigio, Pinot Grigio, Pinot
Noir, Red Zinfandel,
Sauvignon Blanc, SyrahShiraz, White Riesling,
White Zinfandel, Zinfandel
BARTENURA
OVADIA ESTATES:
Barbera d'Alba, Barolo,
Chianti, Chianti Reserva,
Dolcetto d'Albra,
Morellino Di Scansano,
Nobile Di Montepulciano,
Rosso Di Montepulciano
Asti, Barbera D'Asti,
Brachetto, Malvasia,
Moscato, Moscato Rose,

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER

Organic Nebbiolo, Pinot


Grigio, Prosecco Brut,
Rosato Toscano, Sparkling
Moscato, Umbrio Rosso,
Valpolicella
BATZIR
GRAPE JUICE: Red, White
BEIT EL
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cliff
View Carignan
BIG IN YOUR MOUTH
WINE
Sweetish Red Wine
BIKURIM
Grape Juice, Tosafot
BIN
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Merlot,
Shiraz
BINYAMINA & TEVA
Cabernet Blush Semi Dry
Blush Wine, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Chardonnay
Dry White Wine, Dry Red
wine, Emerald Riesling
Semi Dry White Wine,
Merlot, Muscat Semi Dry
White Wine, Muscato
Sweet White Wine,
Pinotag' Dry Red Wine,
Shiraz Dry Red Wine,
Tempranillo Dry Red Wine
BINYAMINA LIQUEUR
& ALCOHOLIC
BEVERAGES
Amaretto, Apple Sour,
Banana, BBB-Brandy,
Chocolate, Crme de
Cassis, Limonchello,
Peach, Vodka
Peisachkova, Vodka
Shapovalov, Wishniak

Cellier De Dauphins:
Coteaux De Tricastin,
Chateau Gramet:
Bordeaux, Cotes du
Rhone, Gris Rose, Le
Vieux Cellier Rouge,
Marquis de la Goulette
Rouge
BONITO SPAIN
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot
BORDEAUX ARVEYRES
Bordeaux Arveyres
BORDEAUX
CANTELAUDETTE
Bordeaux Cantelaudette
BORDEAUX HAUTBAZIGNAN
Bordeaux Bazignan,
Bordeaux Haut-Bazignan
BORDEAUX HAUTMARMONT
Bordeaux Haut Marmont,
Bordeaux Haut-Marmont
BORDEAUX LA
GARENNE
Bordeaux La Garenne
BORDEAUX LAVAGNAC
Bordeaux Lavagnac,
Bordeaux Rouge de
Lavagnac
BORDEAUX MAYNE
VALENCE
Bordeaux Mayne Valence,
Bordeaux Rouge Mayne
de Valence
BORGO BELLA
Peach Flavored Must,
Strawberry Flavored Must

BLUE FONTANA
Moscato

BORGO REALE
Asti, Asti Spumante,
Barolo, Brunello, Brunello
di Montalcino, Chianti,
Chianti Classico, Chianti
Riserva, Dolcezza,
Maturo, Montepulciano,
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo,
Moscato D'Asti, Moscato
DAsti, Pinot Grigio,
Pinot Nero, Pinot
Noir, Prosecco, Rose,
Sangiovese di Puglia,
Toscana Rosso

BOISSAN GIGONDAS
Boissan Gigondas

BOUKHA BOKOBSA
Fig Alcohol

BOKOBZA
Baron Lamour- Rouge/
Rose/ Blanc, Baron
Rocheau Bordeaux
Rouge, Baron Rocheau:
Bordeaux Superieur,

BOURGONE
Bourgogne Rouge

BINYAMINA RESERVE/
SPECIAL RESERVE
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Carignan, Chardonnay
Galilee, Gewurztraminer,
Merlot Galilee, Sauvignon
Blanc, Shiraz, Unoake
Chardonnay, Zinfandel
BLANC
Malvasia

BRANIZZI
Pinot Grigio, Pinot Nero,
Pinot Noir, Prosecco

BRENDIZI
Primov Brut Premium
BRIGEL WINE
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Muscat, Nuchem's
Wine, Ruby Red, Sullivan
Red, Sullivan White,
Zinfandel
BROBDINGNAGIAN
Grenache, Petit Sirah,
Petit Verdot, Red Wine,
Syrah
BRUT JEM
New York State
Champagne
BUON GIORNO
Red, White
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
25CL
Vin De Pays D'oc Rouge
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
GAMME COLLECTION
LOUIS BLANC
Vin De Pays D'oc Ros,
Vin de pays d'Oc Rouge
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
MOELLEUX
Vin De Pays D'oc Ros
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
ROS 25CL
Vin De Pays D'oc Ros
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
ROS GAMME VINTAGE
LOUIS BLANC
Vin De Pays D'oc Ros
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
ROUGE GAMME
VINTAGE LOUIS BLANC
Vin De Pays D'oc Rouge
CANTINA GABRIELE
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Chianti,
Dolcemente Rosso,
Dolcemente Vianoco,
Merlot, Montepulciano
D'Abruzzo, Moscato
Sweet White, Pinot Noir,
Rosato, Sangiovese,
Spumante Bianco,
Spumante Rosse, Sweet
Red, Sweet White
CANTINA GIULIANO
Chianti
CAPCANES
Flor De Flor, Flor de
Flor Garnatxa, La Flor
de Primavera Tinto, Oli
Ha'abib, Peraj Abib, Peraj
Ha'abib, Peraj Ha'Abib
Flor de Primavera, Peraj

PRODUCTS BEARING AN

Haabib Flor de Primavera Tinto,


Peraj Habib, Peraj Pardez, Peraj
Petita, Peraj Petita Rosado, Peraj
Petita Rosat, Peraj Petita Tinto
CARBONNELLE
Cteaux Varois en Provence
Ros
CARMEL
Carmel Vintage, Limited Edition,
Mediterranean, Muscat Late
Harvest
CARMEL BRANDY
Brandy
CARMEL RIDGE
Carignan Shiraz, White
CARMEL SINGLE VINEYARD
Gewurztraminer, Kayoumi
Cabernet Sauvignon, Kayoumi
Riesling, Kayoumi Shiraz, Merlot
CARMEL YOUNG
Carignano, Moscato
CASA ALTA
Red Wine Tinto, Rose Wine
Rosado, White Wine-Blanco

CHATEAU BOIS CARDONMEDOC


Medoc
CHATEAU CAMPLAY
Bordeaux Suprieur
CHATEAU CANTELAUDETTE
Red Wine
CHTEAU DE BEAULIEU
Montagne Saint-Emilion
CHATEAU DE CALLAC
Sauternes Saint Michel
CHATEAU DE COR BUGEAUD
Cotes de Bordeaux, Red Wine,
White Wine
CHATEAU DE GENSAC
Blanche de Armagnac
CHATEAU DE L'ANGLAIS
Castillon Ctes de Bordeaux,
Cotes de Castillon
CHATEAU DE MOLE
Puisseguin Saint Emilion
CHATEAU DU COURNEAU
Margaux

CASA DI LUIGI
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Merlot, Reisling,
Shiraz, Syrah

CHATEAU HAUT BRETON


LARIGAUDIERE
Cabernet, Margaux Cru
Bourgeois, Merlot

CASA DI LUIGI ESPECIAL


Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,
Shiraz

CHATEAU HAUT CONDISSAS


Medoc

CASTILLON COTES DE
BORDEAUX
Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux
CAVE COOP D'OUVEILLAN
Cooperative D'ouveillan
CAVE DE RIBEAUVILL
Cremant d'Alasace,
Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc,
Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling,
Sylvaner
CHAMPAGNE VRONKEH
Champagne Vronkeh
CHARDONNAY
Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gris,
Merlot, Rose, White
CHARDONNAY 25CL
Vin de Pays D'oc Blanc
CHARDONNAY GAMME
COLLECTION LOUIS BLANC
Vin de Pays D'oc Blanc
CHATEAU BELLERIVES DUBOIS
Cotes de Bordeaux, Red Wine,
White Wine

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER

CHATEAU BOIS - CARDON


Red Medoc

CASA DA CORCA
Douro, Douro Reserva

CASTELLO DATRI
Rose Semi Sweet, White Wine

OR AN

CHATEAU HAUT MARMONT


Bordeaux Rose
CHATEAU JAUMARD
Bordeaux Suprieur
CHATEAU L'EPERON
Bordeaux, Bordeaux Superieur,
Red Bordeaux Superieur
CHATEAU LA CLARE
Medoc
CHATEAU LA FLEUR DE BY
Medoc
CHATEAU LA NAUDE
Red Bordeaux Superieur
CHATEAU LE BOURDIEU
Mdoc Cru Bourgeois, Red
Medoc
CHATEAU LES REMPART DE
BEL AIR
Red Bordeaux Superieur
CHATEAU PAVEE
Bordeaux Suprieur
CHTEAU PICAMPEAU
Lussac Saint Emilion
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PRODUCTS BEARING AN

OR AN

CLARO
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon
Blanc, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc

Puisseguin Saint Emilion


CHATEAU ROLLAN DE BY
Cru Bourgeois-Medoc
CHTEAU TAFFARD
Mdoc

CLOS BEL AIR


Montagne Saint- Emilion

CHATEAU TOUR BALADOZ


Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

COLLAGE
Dry Red, Rose, Semi Dry Red,
White

CHATEAU TOUR RIGAUD


Puisseguin Saint Emilion
CHATEAU TOUR SERAN
Medoc
CHATEAU TRIGANT PESSAC LEOGNAN
Red, Rose White
CHATEAUX LA CLARE
Cabernet, Merlot
CHATEAUX LA NAUDE
Bordeaux, Bordeaux Superieur,
Bordeaux Superior
CITY WINERY
Barreled Wine, Cabernet Washington, Cabernet Franc,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec,
Merlot, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Red
JA 3.75x5
Wine, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc,
Syrah

COLLAGE-JERUSALEM WINE
COLLECTION
Dry Red Wine, Semi Dry Red
Wine, Semi Dry Rose Wine, Semi
Dry White Wine
COLUMBUS
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,
Reisling, Shiraz
CONCORDIA
Table Red Wine, Vin De Pays
D'oc Cinsault Rose
COOPERATIVE D'OUVEILLAN
Cooperative D'ouveillan
COTEAUX DE SITRYA
Asado Blend, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Malbec, Reserve,
Village
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Cotes de Bordeaux

Vodka

CTES DU RHNE BLANC


Ctes du Rhne Blanc

DECCOLIO
Moscato Puglia, Prosecco

CTES DU RHNE ROUGE


Ctes du Rhne Rouge

DOMAINE BUNAN-COTE DE
PROVENCE
Rose Wine

COVENANT
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay
Lavan, Neshama, Solomon, Zahav

DOMAINE DE BAYONNE
Chablis, Concord

CROZES HERMITAGE
Crozes Hermitage Rouge

DOMAINE DE BOISSAN
Red Wine

CRUSE MOUSSEUX
Demi Sec

DOMAINE DE LANZAC
Tavel Ros

CRYSTAL PLAZA
New York State Champagne

DOMAINE LAFOND
Rose

CUVEE CHABAD
Red Table Wine, Zinfandel

DOMAINE NETOFA
Basse Galilee, Red Galilee Wine,
Rose Galilee Wine, White Galilee
Wine

CUVE TERROIRE
Cabernet D'Anjou Ros Moelleux
DAKOR
Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenre,
Chardonnay, Merlot
DALTON WINERY
SAFSUFA: Cabernet, Merlot,
Sauvignon White Blend, Shiraz
YUVALIM: Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Moscato, Red Blend,
Rose, White Blend
YUVALIM PRIME: Cabernet
Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz
20th Anniversary White Wine,
Alma Cabernet Merlot, Alma
Cabernet/Merlot/Cabernet
Franc, Alma Shiraz, Alma Shiraz
Grenache Mourvedre, Alma
Shiraz Mourverdre Viognier, Alma
White, Anna, Barbera, Cabernet,
Cabernet Merlot, Cabernet
Meron, Cabernet Reserve,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet
Sauvignon Kerem Meron,
Canaan Cabernet Sauvignon,
Canaan Merlot, Chardonnay,
Fume Blanc, Marom Red, Marom
White, Matatia, Merlot, Merlot
Meron, Merlot Reserve, Moscato,
Petite Sirah, Pino Gris, Red
Canaan, Rose, Safsufa Cabernet,
Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon
Blanc Fume, Sauvignon Blanc
Reserve, Semillon Kerem Elkosh,
Shiraz, Shiraz Dalton, Shiraz
Kerem Hoshen, Shiraz Reserve,
Syrah Reserve, Vigonier, Vigonier
Reserve, White Canaan, Zinfandel
DAVID KINOR
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet
Sauvignon Rose, Chardonnay,
Gris du Sud, Merlot, Red/ Rose/
White
DAVID'S HARP
Citron Lemon Flavored Vodka,

DOMAINE ROSES CAMILLE


Domaine Roses Camille
DON ERNESTO VINEYARDS
Beret Napa Valley Ros, Clarinet,
Collage, Crescendo, Roussanne,
Tempranillo, Vin Gris Rose
DON FELIPE
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling,
Shiraz
DON JULIO
Cabarnet Sauvignon, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot,
Riesling, Shiraz
DON JULIO ESPECIAL
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,
Shiraz
DON MENDOZA RESERVA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec,
Merlot
DOR
Syra
DRAPPIER
Champagne Carte Blanche,
Champagne Carte dOr
DUC DE FRANCE
Red Wine, Rose Wine, White
Wine
DUC DE SERTEIL
Coteaux Bourguigons
DUCHESSE DE FRANCE
Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gris,
Merlot, Red, Rose, White, Rose
DUPUY
Cognac VSOP
EAGLE'S LANDING
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot
Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah,

PRODUCTS BEARING AN

Zinfandel
ECHO DE ROSES
CAMILLE
Echo de Roses Camille
ECLAT DE DIAMANT
Blanc, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Gris, Merlot,
Red, Rose, White, Rose
EDEN WINERY
Eden Reserve
EFRAT WINECELLARS
GRAPE JUICE: Red, White
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot, Chardonnay,
Merlot, Merlot-Petit,
Riesling, Shiraz, White
Zinfandel
EIN KEREM
Red Wine, White Wine
EL SECRETO
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Grape Juice, Malbec, Trivarietal
ELI MONTERO
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Malbec
ELIMANU4
Casa Muestra, Casa
Muestra Blanco, Casa
Muestra Tinto, Ir David
Blanco, Levana, Levana
Roble, Ness Rosado,
Saporta Crianza, Saporta
Semi, Savia de Sol, Savia
de Sol Crianza, Sito Rioja,
Volcanus Petit Verdot
ELLA HILLS
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot, Emerald Riesling
Semi Dry, Merlot,
Sparkling Rose
ELLA VALLEY
Fume Blanc, Petite SirahShiraz, Semi Dry White,
White Zinfandel
ELVI WINES
770, 770 Douce Sweet,
Adar, Adar Magnum, Adar
P. Verdot, Cava Adar
de Elvi, Clasico, Clasico
Roble, Clasico Syrah,
Clos Mesorah, EL26,
EL26 Magnum, Herenza
Crianza, Herenza Crianza
Rioja, Herenza Reserva,
Herenza Reserva
Magnum, Herenza Semi,
Invita, Magnum, Makor,
Mati, Mati Rioja, Matiz,
Metodo Tradicional, Ness,
Ness Blanco, Priorato,
Priorato Magnum, Priorato

Sweet, Saporta, Savia Del


Sol Crianza, Sito Rioja,
Sweet Doux, Via Encina,
Vina Encina
ELYSEE PALACE
Blanc, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Cabernet
Sauvignon Red,
Chardonnay White, Grape
Wine, Grenache Rose,
Gris, Merlot, Merlot Red,
Red, Rose, White, Rose,
Sauvignon White, Syrah
Red, Table Wine Gris De
Gris
EMUNA
Bonarda Red Wine,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Malbec, Mehadrin
Malbec, Mehadrin
Muscat, Mehadrin Red,
Mehadrin Tempranillo,
Pink Muscatel, Semi
Sweet Rose, Semi Sweet
White Wine, Semi-Sweet
Rose, Sweet Red Wine,
Tempranillo, Tempranillo
Dry, Tempranillo Red,
Tempranillo Sweet
EN FUEGO
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Tempranillo
ETALON
Vin de France Ros
ETALON NOIR
Vin de France Rouge
EXCELLENCE
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc,
Vin de pays de l'Aude
Rouge
EXCELLENCE
MOELLEUX
Vin de pays de l'Aude
Rouge
EXODUS
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay White, Grape
Wine, Merlot Red, Table
Wine Gris De
FAVIERE
Cteaux Varois en
Provence Ros
FEUILLE D'OR
Late Harvest
FINCAS MARUMATOK
Cabernet Sauvignon
Malbec, Cabernet Syrah,
Chardonnay, Malbec,
Tempranillo
FLECHAS DE LOS
ANDES
Cabarnet Sauvignon
Syrah, Gran Malbec
FLEURON ROYAL

OR AN

Table Red Wine, Table


Rose Wine, Table White
Wine, Table Wine Gris De
FONCASTEL
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Merlot,
Merlot Rose
FONCASTEL/VIN DE
PAYS DOC
Merlot Rouge
FREEZANTE
Red, White
FREIXENET
Excelencia Brut Cava,
Semi Seco
GAFNI
GRAPE JUICE: Red Pure
Muscat, White Pure
Muscat
GAMLA
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Merlot
Reserve, Moscato
GAT SHOMRON WINERY
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Delicare Sweet Red Wine,
Ice Wine Viognier, Late
Harvest Red, Merlot,
Shiraz, Sweet Red Wine
GEFEN
GRAPE JUICE: Brick Pack,
Concord, Muscat
GEORGES DUBCEUF
Noveau Beaujolais
GEULA
GRAPE JUICE: Blush,
Concord, Golden Red
Concord, Cream Red,
Matuk Soft Rouge, Royal
Red
GIGONDAS
Red Wine
GOLD SHOT
Brandwien, Slivovitz Plum
Brandy
GOOSE BAY
Blanc de Pinot Noir,
Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio,
Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir
Reserve, Reserve Fume
Blanc, Reserve Fume,
Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
GRAN RESERVA
Cabernet Sauvignon
GRAND CHAI
Cabernet Sauvignon
Ros, Cabernet
Sauvignon Rouge,
Chardonnay, Sauvignon
Blanc
GRAVES DE VAYRES
Red Wine

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER

GRAVES RED LA
TUILLIERE
Grapes Bel Air, Graves Bel
air Gallier Rouge, Graves
Red La Tuilliere
GRAVES WHITE
TUILLIERE
Graves Bel air Gallier
Blanc, Graves White
Tuilliere
GRILLO
Dinari Del Duca
GUILLERMO DE
MENDOZA
Malbec, Merlot
GUSH ETZION WINERY
Blackberry Wine,
Cabernet Franc,
Cabernet, Merlot, Petit
Verdot Blend, Carbenet
Franc, Chardonnay
Dessert Wine,
Chardonnay White, Dry
Chardonnay, Dry Organic
Chardonnay, Merlot,
Merlot Cabernet Petit
Verdot Blend, Organic
Chardonnay, Organic
Merlot, Semi-dry Organic
Chardonnay, Shiraz,
Sour Cherry Liqueur,
Sour Cherry Wine, White
Riesling
HACAREM
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot
HACORMIM
Basic House Dry Red
Wine, Basic House Wine
Semi Sweet, Sweet Red,
Tirosh
HAGAFEN
Brut Cuvee Sparkling
Wine, Brut Rose',
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Chardonnay,
Couvee de Noirs
Sparkling Wine, Merlot,
Pinot Noir, Roussanne,
Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah,
White Riesling, Zinfandel
HAI
Cabernet, Emerald
Riesling, Merlot
HAJDU
Besomim, Cabernet
Franc, Makom, Petite
Sirah, Proprietary Red
Wine, Ros, Syrah
HAUT BAZIGNAN
Red Bordeaux
HAUT CONDISSAS
Cabernet, Merlot
HAUT MARMONT
Red Bordeaux
HAUT-BRETON-

LARIGAUDIERE
Margaux Haut-BrentonLarigaudiere, Margaux
Haut-Breton-Larigaudiere
HEAVENS
Classic Chocolate Liqueur
HEBRON
GRAPE JUICE: Muscat
Red, Muscat White
Alexanderonian Muscat,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cafri Dry Red Wine, Cafri
Semi Dry Red Wine,
Cafri Semi Dry White
Wine, Granash Rose,
Hamburgian Muscat,
Hevron Atik, Hevron
Lekidush, Hevrony Lavan,
Kal, Karinian, Merlot,
Muscat, Riesling, Samyon,
Shato Hayekev, Tokaji
HERZOG
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Sauvignon
Basin, Cabernet
Sauvignon Oakville,
Cabernet Sauvignon
Rose', Camouflage,
Chardonnay, Chenin
Blanc, Chenin Blanc/
Viognier, GPS, Meritage,
Muscat, Petit Sirah,
Petit Verdot, Petite
Syrah, Pinot Noir, Prince
Vineyard Petite Sirah, PS
II Special Edition, Red
Zinfandel, Single Vineyard
Syrah, Varations Three,
Variations Five, Variations
Four, White Riesling, Zin
Gris, Zinfandel
HERZOG FRENCH
CHATEAU: D'Arveyres, de
Parsac, Fourcas Dupre,
Guiraud Sauternes, La
Clare, Le Crock, Le Petit
Chaban, Leoville Poyferre,
Montviel Pomerol, Piada
Sauternes, Pontet Canet,
Rollan de By, Royaumont,
Tour Seran, Valandraud
Baron Rothschild,
Blanc De Blancs Brut,
Boukha Fig Brandy,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cellier des Dauphins
Merlot Grenache,
Cellier des Dauphins
Special Reserve, Chablis
Pascal Bouchard,
Chablis Beauroy- Pascal
Bouchard, Chablis Pascal
Bouchard, Chardonnay,
Charteau Malartic La
Graviere, Chateaneuf
du Pape, Chateau de
Valmer, Chateneuf
Rouge, Chateneuf Semi
Dry White Bordeaux,

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PRODUCTS BEARING AN

Clos Vougeot, Cognac


Louis Royer, Corton
Charlemagne, Coteaux
du Triscastin Special
Reserve, Cotes du
Rhone, De La Grave Dry
Red Bordeaux, Margaux
Giscours, Margaux
Labegorce, Merlot,
Meursault, Meursault
Clos du Domaine, Red
Bourdeaux, Rose, Rose
Brut, Rose de Clarke,
Royale Brut de Blanc,
Valflore Semi Dry Red,
Vouvray, Vouvray Clos de
Nouys
HERZOG LIMITED
EDITION
Zinfandel, Zinfandel Lodi
HEVRON HEIGHTS
WINERY
Armagedon, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Cabernet
Shiraz, Chardonnay,
Eden Quintessence,
Elone Mamre, Hevron
Heights, Isaac's Ram
Cabernet Franc, Isaac's
Ram Cabernet Sauvignon,
Jacob Vintage, Jerusalem
Heights, Makhpelah,

OR AN

Makhpelah Vintage,
Merlot, Messody Rose,
Mount Hevron Reserve
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Pardess, Pardess Vintage,
Syrah, The Jacob's Ladder
HOUSE OF OLIGARCH
White Sparkling Wine Pink
Gold, White Sparkling
Wine White Gold, White
Sparkling Wine Yellow
Gold

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Sangiovese, Shaily, Vino


Bianco, Vino Rosato, Vino
Rosso

Sauvignon, Chardonnay,
Merlot, Tishbi Brut
JP CHENET
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Merlot,
Merlot Rose, Merlot
Rouge, Red Wine, Rose

JELINEK
Silver Slivovitz, Williams
Pear Brandy
JERUSALEM WINERY
DAVID CITADEL:
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Rose

IMED
Argaman Dry Red Wine,
GSM Dry Red Wine,
Mourverde Dry Red Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Shiraz,
Elysee Palace Muscat,
Gewurztraminer,
Jerusalem Hills Silver
Blend, Merlot, Muscat,
Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc,
Shiraz Rose

IMPERIAL REMPART
Cabernet Sauvignon, Gris
de Gris, Merlot, Rose,
Sauvignon Blanc

JEUNESSE
Black Muscat, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Chardonnay,
Duette, Pink Moscato

INTENSO
Lambrusco Rose,
Lambrusco White

JEWISH SPIRITS
Vodka Peisachovka

HYPERCACHER
Grape Juice

ITALIAN HILLS
Barbera, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Chardonnay,
Dolcetto, Merlot, Moscato,
Nero d'Avola, Pinot Grigio,

JONATHAN TISHBI
Barbera Zinfandel
JONATHAN TISHBI
SPECIAL RESERVE
Brandy, Brut, Cabernet

JUAN RAMONESTRELLA DE DAVID


COLLECTION
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Merlot
JUDEAN HILLS
Red Dry Wine, White Dry
Wine
JULIENAS
Beaugolais Rouge
KADESH
Kiddush Wine, Red Wine
KEDEM
GRAPE JUICE:
Biodynamic, Blush,
Concord, Concord All
Natural, Concord Organic,
Cranberry, Fresh Pressed
Concord Grape, Gold,
Gold Muscat, Golden Red,
Light Concord Beverage,
Light White Beverage,

Mitz de Moscato, Mitz de


Rouge, Mitzbarie, Organic,
Peach, Pomegrape,
Red, Sparkling Peach,
Sparkling White, Sparkling
Zinfandel, White
SPARKLING GRAPE
JUICE: Blush, Catawba,
Chardonnay, Concord,
Cranberry, Light
Concord, Merlot, Peach,
Pomegrape, Raspberry,
Rose, White
Blanc de Blancs, Blush
Concord, Burgundy,
Cabernet, California,
Chablis, Concord,
Concord Kal, Concord
Natural, Cooking
Sherry, Cooking Wine
Chardonnay, Cooking
Wine Merlot, Cooking
Wine Red, Cooking Wine
White, Cream Malaga,
Cream Niagara, Cream
Pink, Cream Red, Cream
Rose, Cream Sherry,
Cream White, Gold,
Kedem Blanc, Kedem
Rouge, Malaga, Marsala,
Marsala Cooking Wine,
Matuk Kal, Matuk Soft

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PRODUCTS BEARING AN

Rouge, Pink Champagne,


Plum, Port, Sauterne,
Sherry, Sherry Royale,
Sparkling Chardonnay,
Sparkling Merlot,
Sparkling Moscato,
Sparkling Rose, Tokay,
Vermouth Dry, Vermouth
Sweet, Vodka, White
Champagne
KEDEM ESTATES
Blush Chablis, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Cabernet
Soft, Chardonnay, Classic
Red, Classic White, De
Chaunac, Eshkol Ruby
Red No Sulfites Organic,
Light Blush, Light Red,
Port Ltd., Red Chablis,
Reduced Carb Light
White, Riesling Rose
KEREM KISHOR
Dry Red Wine, Dry White
Wine, Rose, Savant Red,
Savant Viognier
KINERET
Cabarnet Merlot Franc,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Chenin
Blanc, Merlot Petite Sirah
Shiraz, Muscat Hamburg
KING DAVID
Concord, Muscat, Red
Wine, Sacramental
KINNERET
Muscat, Riesling
KINOR
GRAPE JUICE: Muscat,
Red, Rose, White
KISHOR VINEYARD
Dry White Wine, Red, Red
Wine, Rose Wine, Savant
Red, Savant Riesling,
Savant Viognier, Syrah,
White
KLEINE DRAKEN
GRAPE JUICE: Red
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Dry Red
Wine, Merlot, Natural
Sweet Red, Natural Sweet
White, Sauvignon Blanc,
Semi Sweet Rose, Sweet
Sacramental Red Wine,
Sweet Sparkling Wine
KONDITON JERUSALEM
TRADITION
Red Wine
KRAEMER
White Sparkling
KRAEMER MOUSSEUX
Brut, Demi Sec
KRAMIM
Cabernet Merlot,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Shiraz,
Emerald Riesling, Merlot,

Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz


KRAMIN
Dry Red Wine, Semi Dry
White Wine
KVINT
Brandy, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Divin Brandy,
Merlot
L'CHAIM
Concord Grape Red,
Concord Grape White
LA BOUTEILLE
Bleue
LA CHENE DE MARGOT
Red Wine, White Wine
LA FERAGE
Ctes de Brouilly Rouge
LA FILLE DU BOUCHER,
GASPARD
Red Wine
LA GARENNE
Red Bordeaux
LA GARENNE DU CLOS
25CL
Cote de Castillon
LA GARENNE DU CLOS
75CL
Cote de Castillon
LA GRAVELLE
Chinon Rouge
LA MANCHA
Tempranillo Volcanus
LALANDE DE POMEROL
Lalande de Pomerol
LANDSMAN
Pinot Noir, Syrah,
Zinfandel
LANZUR
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Carmenere, Chardonnay,
Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir,
Rose, Sauvignon Blanc,
Shiraz
LANZUR CHILE
Merlot
LATOUR NETOFA
Red Galilee Wine, White
Galilee Wine
LAURENT PERRIER
Brut Champagne,
Champagne, Champagne
Blanc, Champagne
Laurent, Rose
Champagne
LAURENT PERRIER
BRUT
Champagne Blanc/ Rose
LAYLA
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Merlot
LE HAUT MARMONT
Bordeaux Rouge

OR AN

LE LISSE
Rainbow, Rose Sparkling
Le Marais
Cabernet Sauvignon
LE PIGEONNIER DE LA
VAISINERIE
Puisseguin St. Emilion
LEHAIM
Grape Juice
LES JAMELLES
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay

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MA MASION
New York State
Champagne

MONT BLANC
Red, Rose, White

MAAYANE
Red Bordeaux Superieur
MAISON LEFANTE
Classic Rose, Classic
Rouge
MAKOM
Grenache Blanc, Pinot
Noir

LEWIS PASCO
Israeli Dry Red Wine, The
Pasco Project BDX

MANISCHEWITZ
American Moscato,
Blackberry Wine, Concord
Grape Wine, Cream Red
Concord, Cream White
Concord, Grape Juice
Concord, Malaga, Medium
Dry Concord, Traditional
Cherry

LFE
Chardonnay, Merlot

MARGAUX
Cabernet, Merlot

LIERGUES RHONE
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Sauvignon
Rose, Cotes Du Rhone
Rouge, Etalon Blanc,
Etalon Noir, L'Excellence,
L'Excellence Moelleux,
Louis Blanc, Merlot Vin De
Pays, Moriah, Sauvignon
Blanc Vin de Pays d'Oc

MARGAUX DUCOURNEAU
Margaux Du-Courneau

LES REMPARTS DE
BELAR
Bordeaux Superieur

LISKER X.O
Cognac
LOUIS BLANC
Cabernet, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Chateau
Bazignan,
Chateau Bel Air Gallier,
Chateau de Lavagnac
Bordeaux Superieur,
Chateau L'Oree de Bel
Air, Chateau La Garenne,
Chateau La Tuillerie de
Bel Air, Chateau Mayne
de Valence Bordeaux
Superieur, Cotes Du
Rhone, Etalon Blanc,
Etalon Noir Dry, Etalon
Rose, L'Excellence
Dry, L'Excellence Semi
Dry, Merlot, Merlot Vin
De Pays, Moriah Dry,
Sauvignon Vin De, Syrah,
Tradition, Tradition Dry,
Tradition Rouge
LOUIS ESCHENAUER
Blanc, Cabernet
Savignon, Merlot, Red
Wine, Rose
LOUIS ROYER
Cognac, Cognac
Napoleon, Cognac VS,
Cognac XO
LUZZATTO
Blanco, Chardonnay,
Moscato d'Asti, Nebbiolo,
Rosso

MARGAUX HUAT
BRETON LARIGUADIERE
Margaux Huat Breton
Lariguadiere
MARLBOROUGH HILLS
Blanc de Blancs,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Concord,
Moscato, Rose, Sparkling
Rose
MASORET
Sakramental
MAYACAMAS
Cabarnet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay
MENSCH
California Red Wine,
California White Wine
MERLOT GAMME
COLLECTION LOUIS
BLANC
Vin De Pays D'oc Rouge
MERLOT ROUGE
GAMME VINTAGE LOUIS
BLANC
Vin De Pays D'oc Rouge
MERLOT 25CL
Vin de pays d'Oc Rouge
MERON
Cabernet Sauvignon/
Merlot
MITS
Grape Juice
MOLON LAVE
VINEYARDS AND
WINERY
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Noiret,
Riesling

MONTAGNE SAINTEMILION
Wine
MONTICELLO WINE
Blueberry, Cherry, Plum
MONTS DE FRANCE
Blanc, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Gris, Merlot,
Red, Rose, White, Rose
MORIAH VIN DE
KIDDUSH 25CL
Vin de France Rouge
MOSCATO
Terre Siciliane
MOULIN VENT
Beaugolais Rouse
MUSCAT BLANC DOUX
GAMME VINTAGE LOUIS
BLANC
Petits Grains de France
Blanc
NATURE'S OWN
Grape Juice
NATURES BEST
Grape Juice
NAUFILA
Red Semi Dry, White Semi
Dry
NERO DAVOLA
Tareni Del Duca
NETOFA TINTO
Basse Galilee, Red Galilee
Wine
NIKANOR
Cabernet Savignon,
Merlot
NO. 209
Gin, Vodka
NOAH WINERY
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot Vintage, Petite
Sirah Vintage, Riesling
Vintage, Sauvignon, Semi
Dry Red
NOBLESSE
Cabernet Sauvignon/
Merlot
NOTTE ITALIANA
Prosecco
O'DWYERS CREEK
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir,
Sauvignon Blanc
OHR HAGANUZ
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Franc,
Merlot, Petit Verdot,
Gewurtztraminer, Semi
Dry Red Rose Wine,
Cabernet Franc, Merlot,
Shiraz, Mourvedre

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OHRA
GRAPE JUICE: Natural
Red, Natural White
Kiddush Wine, Ohra Kal
OSCAR QUEVEDO
Douro-Doc Red Wine
PACIFICA
Pinot Noir
PACIFICA - EVAN'S
COLLECTION
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Columbia Gorge Rose',
Meritage, Pinot Noir,
Washington
PADIS VINEYARDS
Cabernet Sauvignon
PALAIS DE FRANCE
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Gris du Sud,
Merlot
PAPAGNI
Cabernet Sauvignon
PATRON ARGENTINA
Cabernet Sauvignon
PAVILLON MOUGNEAUX
Red Bordeaux Superieur
PAVOLINO
Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir,
Prosecco
PEACOCK
Vodka
PEREZ DA COSTA
Ruby Porto
PERL ANIMA
Sparkling White Wine
PLAZA PRESTIGE
Blanc, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Gris, Merlot,
Red, Rose, White, Rose,
Table Red Wine, Table
Rose Wine, Table White
Wine
POPPY FIELDS
Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Red
Table Wine
PORTO CORDOVERO
Port, Port LBV
PORTO QUEVEDO
Ruby Porto
POUILLY FUME
White Pouilly Fume
PREMIUM
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Muscat, Pinotag',
Riesling, Shiraz
PRICE D'OR
Blanc, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Gris, Merlot,
Red, Rose, White, Rose
PRIMO V ITALY
Merlot, Moscato, Pinot
Grigio, Pinot Noir,

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Prosecco
PRINCE GEORGE
Red, Rose, White
PRINCE GEORGES
Blanc, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Gris, Merlot,
Rose, Table Red Wine,
Table Rose Wine, Table
White Wine, Table Wine
Gris De Gris, Vin De Pays
De Cassan
PRIVATE COLLECTION
Cabernet Merlot,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Shiraz,
Chardonnay, Merlot,
Sauvignon Blanc
PRIVATE COLLECTION
SPARKLING
Brut
PRIX
Brut Cuvee Sparkling
Wine, Cabernet Franc,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Melange,
Merlot, Pinot Noir,
Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah,
White Riesling, Zinfandel
PROSECCO SOLE
Brut Wine
PROSHYAN - TREE OF
LIFE
Pomegranate Wine Sweet
PSAGOT
Cabernet Frank, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Cabernet
Sauvignon Single
Vineyard, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Chardonnay,
Dessert Wine, Edom,
Merlot, Port, Port NV, Prat,
Reserve Blend, Shiraz,
Viognier, White Desert
QUADRI LATERO
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Dolcezza,
Merlot, White Zinfandel,
Zinfandel Blush
R.W. KNUDSEN
Sparkling Grape Juice
RAMON CARDOVA
Crianza, Garnacha, Rioja
RASHBI
Dry Red Wine, Dry Red
Wine Varietal Cabernet,
Dry Red Wine Varietal
Malbec, Sweet Red Wine
RASHI
GRAPE JUICE: Concord,
Regular
Claret, Concord Dry
Grape, Joyvin Red, Joyvin
White, Light Pink, Light
Pink Concord, Light Red
Concord, Light White
Concord, Moscato D'Asti

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER

REAL IMPERIAL
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Merlot, Rose
RECANATI
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Chardonnay
Reserve, Gris, Merlot,
Reserve Cabernet
Sauvignon, Reserve
Carignan, Reserve
Marselan, Reserve Merlot,
Reserve Petit Sirah,
Reserve Petit Sirah
Zinfandel, Reserve Syrahviognier, Rose, Sauvignon
Blanc, Shiraz, Special
Reserve, Special Reserve
Red, Special Reserve
White, Yasmin, Yasmin
Red, Yasmin White
RED C
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Rose, Sauvignon Blanc
REMPART IMPERIAL
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Sauvignon
Rose, Chardonnay, Merlot,
Sud Du Gris
RESERVE
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay,
Gewurztraminer, Merlot,
Petit Syrah, Riesling
RSERVE ROS
Vins de Pays d'Aude Ros
RSERVE ROUGE
Vins de Pays d'Aude
Rouge
RESIDENCE IMPERIALE
Blanc, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Gris, Merlot,
Red, Rose, White, Rose,
Table Red Wine, Table
Rose Wine, Table White
Wine, Table Wine Gris
De Gris
RIBERTINELO
Chianti, Moscato
RIVER ROUTE
Gewurztraminer
RIVIERE
Lussac Saint Emilion,
Montagne Saint-Emilion,
Saint Emilion Grand Cru
ROLLAN DE BY
Cabernet, Merlot

Apricot Vodka
RUMBO
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Monastrell,
Tempranillo
S'FORNO SPAIN
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Dulce, Monastrell,
Tempranillo
SABRA LIQUEURS
Coffee, Orange Brandy,
Orange Chocolate
SAINT-EMILION GRAND
CRU
Chateau Grand Rivalon
SANCERRE
White Sancerre
SANCERRE BLANC
JOSEPH MELLOT
Sancerre Blanc
SANTERO ITALY
Asti Spumante, Moscato
D'Asti, Spumante Rosso
SARA BEE
Puglia Moscato
SAUVIGNON BLANC
GAMME VINTAGE LOUIS
BLANC
Vin de Pays D'oc Blanc
SCHWARTZ WINE
CELLARS
Cabernet Sauvignon
SELECTED SPARKLING
Sparkling
SELECTED/VINEYARDS
SELECTED
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot, Emerald Riesling,
Merlot, Moscato, Red
Wine, Riesling, Sauvignon
Blanc, White Zinfandel
SENORIO DE LIBANO
Invita
SERVIGNY
Ctes du Rhne Ros,
Ctes du Rhne Village
Rouge
SEVEN SPRINGS
BRANDY
Brandy
SEVEN5ZERO
Cabernet Sauvignon
Galilee

SHEKAR
Brandy
SILVER CLOUD WINE
Heavenly Red, Heavenly
White, Sparkling Red,
Sparkling White
SITO
Red Bordeaux Superieur
SIVIANO
Cabernet, Chardonnay,
Grillo, Meloso Red,
Meloso White, Merlot,
Moscato, Nero d'Avola,
Rosato, Sangoivesse
SPECIAL RESERVE
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot
SPIRIT OF SOLOMON
Brandy, Cherry, Cranberry,
Lemon, Slivovitz, Sweet
Fire, Triple Sec, Wishniak
ST. EMILLION GRAND
CRU CHEVAL BRUN
Wine
ST. EMILLION GRAND
CRU LE CLOS DES
MENUTS
Wine
ST. EMILLION GRAND
CRU TOUR DE BALADOZ
Wine
ST. EMILLION- DE-MOLE
Wine
ST. EMILLION- ROC-STJACQUES
Wine
STAR OF ABRAHAM
New York Champange
STAR WHITE
White Champagne
SWEET LAYLA
VINEYARDS
Moscato
SWEET WINE
Caesarea- Sweet Red
Wine, Pri Hagafen Sweet,
Pumpedita
TAAM-PREE
Slivovitz
TAM PREE
Concord Grape, Cream
Red, Cream White,
Grape Juice, Rouge
Grape Juice, Tokay

ROS PAMP'
Vins de Pays d'Aude Arme Pamplemousse

SFORNO
Cabarnet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Monastrell,
Monastrell Dulce,
Pinot Noir, Pinotgrigio,
Tempranillo

TAM PREE LIGHT


Blush Concord, Red
Concord, White Concord

ROYAL ELITE
Apple Quince Vodka,

SFORNO ITALY
Moscato

TEAL LAKE
Moscato

TAVEL
Rose

PRODUCTS BEARING AN

TEKIAH
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Syrah,
Tempranillo Semi,
Tempranillo Special
TEKWINE
Red Wine, Red Wine
(aged), Rose Wine, White
Wine
TEMPLE
Concord

Shiraz, Shiraz Cabernet,


Shiraz-Cabernet
Sauvignon
TERRENAL
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Carmenere, Chardonnay,
Malbec, Merlot,
Monastrell, Pinot Noir,
Rose, Sauvignon Blanc,
Seleccionado, Shiraz,
Tempranillo

TEPERBERG
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Chenin
Blanc

TERRENAL CHILE
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Carmenere, Chardonnay,
Merlot, Rose, Sauvignon
Blanc

TEPERBERG SELECTION
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Chardonnay
Sauvignon, Meritage,
Merlot, Riesling, Shiraz

TERRENAL SPAIN
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Monastrell,
Tempranillo

TERRA GRATIA
Red Wine
TERRA VEGA
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Carmenere, Chardonnay,
Chirza, Merlot, Riesling,
Rose, Sauvignon Blanc,
Sauvignon Blanc, Shira,

TERROSO
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Carmenere, Chardonnay,
Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir,
Rose, Sauvignon Blanc,
Shiraz
TERROSO ARGENTINA
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Shiraz

OR AN

TERROSO CHILE
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Carmenere, Chardonnay,
Merlot, Rose, Sauvignon
Blanc
TERROSO SPAIN
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Monastrell,
Tempranillo
TEVA & GAMLA
Muscato - Sweet White
Wine
THE ABARBANEL
Red, Rose, White
THE CAVE
Cave Dry Red Wine
THE METROPOLITAN
MARTINI COMPANY
Vodka Martini
THE NAPA VALLEY
RESERVE
Red Wine
THE TRIBE
Chardonnay, Proprietary
Red Wine
TIERRA SALVAJE
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Carmenere, Chardonnay,
Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir,

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER

Pinot Noir Reserve, Rose,


Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz
TIERRA SALVAJE CHILE
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Carmenere, Chardonnay,
Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir,
Rose, Sauvignon Blanc,
Shiraz
TIERRA SALVAJE SPAIN
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Monastrell,
Monastrelle Dulce,
Tempranillo
TISHBI
Cabernet Petite, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Carignan,
Chardonnay, Chenin
Blanc, Estate Merlot,
French Riesling, Junior,
Muscat Alexandroni, Pinot
Noir, Red Muscat
TISHBI ESTATE
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, French
Colombard, Merlot, Pinot
Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon
Blanc, White Riesling
TISHBI VINEYARDS
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Carignan, Dry Muscat,

Emerald Riesling, Merlot,


Red Muscat, Sauvignon
Blanc
TO LIFE/L'CHAIM
Premium Red Blend,
Premium Red Wine Blend,
Premium White Blend,
Premium White Wine
Blend
TOUR SERAN
Cabernet, Merlot
TRADITION
Vin de pays de l'Aude
Ros, Vin de pays de
l'Aude Rouge
UGAV
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Muscat, Pinotag',
Riesling, Shiraz
UVA
Montepulciano dAbruzzi
dop
VALE SERENO
Cabarnet Sauvignon
VAMOSO FAMOSO
Cabarnet Sauvignon
VICONTY
Blanc, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Gris, Merlot,
Red, Rose, White, Rose

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VIINTAGE
Shyraz - Petit Vordot Van
Rouge Sec
VILLA CHAVIN
Red Wine, Rose Wine, White
Wine
VILLA DIJULIANN
Merlot, Moscato
VINA ENCINA
Rosado, Tinto
VINCENZI
Vodka
VINTAGE
Cabernet Merlot, Cabernet
Sauvignon - Merlot Van Rouge
Sec, Cabernet Sauvignon Van
Rouge Sec, Merlot, Merlot Van
Rouge Sec, Petit Verdot Shiraz,
Petit Verdot Vin Rouge, Shyraz
Vin Rouge Sec
VINTAGE 2000
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,
Merlot/ Cabernet Sauvignon,
Petit Verdo/ Merlot, Riesling/
Muscat
VOGA
Sparkling Wine Extra Dry
WATERFORD
Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah
WEINSTOCK
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Merlot, Muscato,
Petite Sirah, Pink by W, Red,
White by W, White Zinfandel
WEINSTOCK CELLAR SELECT
Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet
Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Petit Sirah,
Zinfandel
WELCH'S/MANISCHEWITZ
GRAPE JUICE: Concord,
Concord Sparkling, Regular,
Regular Sparkling
WILD GOAT
Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Sauvignon Semi
Sweet, Chardonnay, Malbec,
Malbec Reserve, Tri-varietal
WILSON
Brut Premium
YASHFE
Alon, Alona, Cabernet,
Carbenet, Dambar, Divino,
Dona Grasia, Ela, Grapolo,
Merlo, Merlot, Port, Shofar
YATIR WINERY
Forest, Merlot Shiraz Cabernet,

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Sauvignon
YAYIN
Blush Chablis, Classic Red,
Cream White, Rouge Wine
YEKEV HACORMIM
Collage Semi Dry Red Wine,
Collage Semi Dry White Wine,
Konditon
YEKEV HAGALIL
Ellite Arak
YEKEV TURA
Blanc Cabernet Merlot,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Fortura,
Merlot
YIKVEI HEVRON
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Merlot, Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
YIKVEI ZION
GRAPE JUICE: Blue, Italian,
Regular, Saba, Saba Muscat
Apirion Wine, Arak, Cabernet,
Cabernet Merlot, Diplomat,
Etzion Rose Semi Dry Wine,
Etzion Sweet Wine, Gan
Eden, Gan Eden Wine, Kinor
Hasimcha, Lemon Vodka, Low
Alcohol Wine, Marini Cabernet,
Medallion Wine, Medium
Sauvignon, Megadim Wine,
Merlot, Merlot Petite Syrah,
Miniature Kinor, Mt. Amasha
Organic, New Sauvignon,
Noblesse Wine, Old Wine, Pure
Alchohol, Red Etzion Dry Wine,
Riesling, Slivovitz, Tarshish,
Timor Red Dessert, Timor White
Dessert, Vilable Wine, Vodka,
White Etzion Dry Wine, White
Etzion Semi Dry Wine, Wine &
Juice
YIKVI IROPEIM
Grape Juice
YOGEV
Cabernet & Merlot, Cabernet
& Petit Verdo, Cabernet &
Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Malbec & Carignan Rose
Wine, Sauvignon Blanc &
Chardonnay, Yogev Aromatic
ZACHLAWI
Arak, Fig Arak, Gourmet Black
Arak, Gourmet Grapefruit,
Sweet Potato Vodka, Vodka
ZUFINI
Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Pinot
Noir, Pinot Prosseco

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MATZA ASHIRA

ITEMS LISTED IN THIS SECTION ARE SPECIALLY SUPERVISED PRODUCTS AND


APPROVED FOR USE WHEN BEARING AN
KITNIYOT OR AN
MATZA ASHIRA
(MATZO PRODUCTS BAKED WITH EGGS, JUICE OR HONEY INSTEAD OF WATER) - PRODUCTS ARE
RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE OF SEPHARDIC DESCENT, BUT NOT FOR THOSE OF
ASHKENAZIC HERITAGE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SMALL CHILDREN AND THE INFIRM.
OU KITNIYOT
PRODUCTS
ALCOHOLIC
BEVERAGES
1,000 Stills White Whisky,
601 Bourbon, ADK
Adirondack Gin, ADK
Adirondack Vodka
FERRERO
Kinder Chocolate, Nutella
Nutella Spread
GALIL
Chocolate Chip Cookie,
Mini Heart Cookies
KITNI
Chick Peas,Corn Kernels
Lentils & Rice Mix,
Mediterranean Rice
Medley, Peanut Butter
Popcorn, Rice Cakes Mini
- All Natural, Rice Cakes
Mini Unsalted - All Natural
Tahini All Natural

NEPTUNE
Baharat, BBQ Seasoning
Mix, Cardamom Ground,
Choulent Seasoning Mix,
Cooked Fish Seasoning
Mix, Coriander Ground,
Cumin Ground, Cumin
Whole, Curry Seasoning
Mix, Grilled Chicken
Seasoning Mix, Grilled
Fish Seasoning Mix,
Hawaij for Coffee, Hawaij
for Soup, Jerusalem Mix,
Pullet Seasoning Mix,
Shakshouka Seasoning
Mix, Shawarma Seasoning
Mix, Steak Seasoning Mix,
Z'aatar Sesame
OSEM
Bamba Peanut Corn
Snack, Bamba with
Nugat Filling, Gluten Free
Cracker Snacks, Gluten
Free Pretzels Thins Sea
Salt, Gluten Free Pretzels
Thins Sesame, Peanut
Corn Snack - Halva Filled,

SHKEDIA
Israeli Sunflower Seeds

MANISCHEWITZ
CHOCOLATE COVERED
EGG MATZO: Dark,
Double Dipped, Ultimate
Smothered, White

SUPER SNACKS
Falafel Bit Snacks

EGG MATZO CRACKERS:


Dark, Milk

TA'AM VAREACH SPICES


Cardamom

EGG MATZO TAMS:


Everything, Garlic, Onion,
Original

Peanut Corn Snack Strawberry Flavor, Popco

OU MATZA
ASHIRA
PRODUCTS

Egg Matzo, Egg Matzo


Crackers, Egg Matzo Yolk
Free

AVIV
Egg Matzo, Egg Matzos
Mini, Honey Matzos

MATZOT CARMEL
Egg Matzot, Honey
Matzot

HAGADA
Egg Matzo

MOSMARKS
Egg Matzo

HOROWITZ
MARGARETEN
Egg Matzo
JERUSALEM MATZOS
Egg Matzo
KING STAR FOODS
Egg Matzo

OSEM
Egg Matzo
RISHON
Egg Matzo
SHIBOLIM
Egg Matza Squares Whole Wheat, Mini Egg

Matza - Whole Wheat


SHOPRITE
Egg Matzo
YANOVSKY
Matzo Crackers Sweet,
Matzo Sweet
YEHUDA
Egg Matzot

OU KITNIYOT
& MATZA
ASHIRA
HAGADA
Chocolate Chip Cookies
PAPOUCHADO
RICH MATZA: Big Flower,
Cakes, Cinnamon,
Coated, Coconut, Half
Cooked, Medalion, Small
Flower, Spring Flowers,
Squares
Chocolate Coated Matza
Coated Matza, Half
Coated Matza, Passover
Grape Juice Matza

Portraits of HaRav Belsky


seen in this issue (Pages 18-23)
are available from
the photographer.
For Your Own Framed Print
347-444-1720
shulim@shulim.com

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INFANT FORMULA, NUTRITIONAL & DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS


THE PRODUCT BRANDS LISTED BELOW ARE NOT CERTIFIED KOSHER FOR PASSOVER
BY THE OU. NONETHELESS THE OU HAS IDENTIFIED THESE PRODUCTS AS
HALACHICALLY ACCEPTABLE FOR INFANTS AND THOSE WHO ARE ILL.
BABY FOOD
See OUP Pages for Baby
Food Made Under Special
Supervision

GERBER
Carrots, Green Beans,
Peas

MEDICAL
NUTRITIONAL
SUPPLEMENTS
ARGINAID

LIQUID ISOSOURCE HN
WITH FIBER

KIDS WITH FIBER

BERKLEY & JENSEN

PRESIDENT'S CHOICE

PEDIASURE PEPTIDE

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS

PRICE CHOPPER

NEPRO VANILLA

PEDIASURE VANILLA
POWDER

COTTONTAILS

PUBLIX

NEPRO WITH CARB


STEADY FLAVORED

PEDIASURE SHAKES

CVS

RITE AID - TUGABOOS

DAILY SOURCE

SHOPKO

DISCOUNT DRUG MART

SIMILAC

EARTH'S BEST

SIMPLY RIGHT

ENFACARE

STOP & SHOP

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS

ENFALAC

COMFORTS FOR
BABY

SUNRISE

ENFAMIL

SUPERVALU

ENFAPRO

TARGET

FOOD LION

TIPPY TOES BY
TOPCARE

NEPRO

NOVASOURCE RENAL
NUTREN (PRODUCT
LINE)
NUTRISOURCE
BENEFIBER
OSMOLITE 1.0, 1.2, 1.5

ARGINAID EXTRA

OSMOLITE HN
(UNFLAVORED)

BENECALORIE

PERATIVE

BENEPROTEIN

PROMOTE (EXCEPT
PROMOTE WITH FIBER)

BOOST GLUCOSE
CONTROL

PULMOCARE

PEDIATRIC
ELECTROLYTES

COTTONTAILS
CVS PHARMACY
GOODNESS
H-E-B BABY

BOOST HIGH PROTEIN

RESOURCE 2.0

HOME 360 BABY

BOOST NUTRITIONAL
PUDDING

RESOURCE DAIRY
THICK

MEIJER
MOM TO MOM

BOOST PLUS

RESOURCE DIABETIC

NATURALYTE

DIABETISHIELD

RESOURCE MILK SHAKE


MIX

SHOPRITE

ENLIVE
ENSURE COMPLETE
NUTRITION SHAKE
ENSURE HEALTHY MOM
SHAKE
ENSURE HIGH CALCIUM
SHAKE
ENSURE HIGH PROTEIN
SHAKE
ENSURE HN
ENSURE HOMEMADE
SHAKE
ENSURE PLUS
ENSURE PLUS HN
ENSURE PLUS NEXT
GENERATION
ENSURE SHAKE
ENSURE TWOCAL
FIBERSOURCE HN
GLUCERNA 1.0
JEVITY 1.0
LIQUID DIABETISOURCE
AC
LIQUID FIBERSOURCE
HN
LIQUID ISOSOURCE

RESOURCE THICKEN UP

PARENT'S CHOICE

FULL CIRCLE
FULTON STREET MARKET
GERBER GOOD START
GIANT
GIANT EAGLE BABY
HANNAFORD
H-E-B
HEINZ NURTURE
HOME 360 BABY

RESOURCE THICKENED
JUICE

TOP CARE
WALGREEN'S

HY-VEE

RESOURCE SHAKE PLUS


SIMPLY THICK

WESTERN FAMILY

KIRKLAND SIGNATURE

THICK & EASY -- ALL


THICK-IT
VIVONEX PEDIATRIC

INFANT
FORMULAS

ISOMIL
KUDDLES
LAURA LYNN
LIFE BRAND

VIVONEX TEN

See OUP Pages for


Formula Made Under
Special Supervision

VIVONEX
TEN
PEDIATRIC

365 EVERYDAY
VALUE

VIVONEX PLUS

SUPPLEMENTS

AMERIBELLA

TOP CARE
TOPCO
UP & UP
VERMONT ORGANICS
WALGREENS
WEGMANS
WELL BEGINNINGS
WESTERN FAMILY

SOY MILK
ORIGINAL

365 EVERYDAY VALUE


(Original, Light, and
Unsweetened)

LITTLE ONES

BEST CHOICE CLEARLY


ORGANIC

MEIJER BABY

FIT & ACTIVE ORGANIC

MEMBER'S MARK

FIT & ACTIVE

MOM TO MOM

FRESH & EASY


SOYSENSE

MOO MOO BUCKAROO

BOOST KID ESSENTIALS,


1.0, 1.5

AMERICA'S CHOICE FOR


BABY

BOOST KID ESSENTIALS


WITH FIBER

BABIES R US

MY ORGANIC BABY

BABY BASICS

NATURE'S PLACE

HARRIS TEETER
NATURALS ORGANIC

BABY'S CHOICE

NESTLE GOOD START

HARVEST FARMS

BABY'S ONLY ORGANIC

NEXT STEP

HY-VEE

FER-IN-SOL DROPS

BEAR ESSENTIALS

NUTRAENFANT

POLY-VI-SOL DROPS

BELACTA

O ORGANIC BABY

MARKET BASKET,
UNSWEETENED

TRI-VI-SOL DROPS

BELACTA PREMIUM

PARENT'S CHOICE

RESOURCE JUST FOR

BELACTASURE

PREMIER VALUE

D-VI-SOL
ENFAMIL 5% GLUCOSE
WATER

MOTHER'S CHOICE

GIANT
GREEN WAY

MEIJER
NATURAL DIRECTIONS
ORGANIC

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING POINTS:


Many of the products contain kitniyot, some as the primary ingredient.
Some of the products may contain minor ingredients that are possibly, though unlikely, produced from
chametz-based raw materials. All such ingredients are used at a less than 1:60 ratio.
Liquid versions of these products are preferable to their powdered counterparts.
Products that contain flavors should only be provided when no unflavored alternative exists.
Products should be purchased before Passover and be maintained segregated from Kosher for Passover foods.

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NATURE'S PLACE

WINN-DIXIE ORGANIC

NATURE'S PROMISE
ORGANIC
O ORGANICS
SHOP RITE ORGANIC

ALMOND
MILK
ORIGINAL

FRESH & EASY

SHOP RITE

HY-VEE

FRIENDLY FARMS

SUNNYSIDE FARMS

MEIJER

FULL CIRCLE

TREE OF LIFE

NATURES PLACE

H-E-B

WINN-DIXIE

SHOP RITE
MARKET BASKET
ENRICHED

HY-VEE

SHOP RITE

365 EVERYDAY VALUE

SILK
(Original)

ALMOND BREEZE
(ORIGINAL)

SMART MENU ORGANIC

ALMOND BREEZE
UNSWEETENED

MEIJER
NATURAL DIRECTIONS

RICE DREAM ENRICHED


(Unsweetened Original)

ALMONDSENSE

NATURE'S PLACE

HARRIS TEETER

ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY

PRICE CHOPPER

RICESENSE ENRICHED

FREDMEYER

ROUNDYS

FULL CIRCLE

SOY DREAM
STOP & SHOP
WESTERN FAMILY
ASEPTIC

LAURA LYNN
MARKET BASKET

RICE MILK
ORIGINAL

PRICE CHOPPER
ENRICHED
WILD HARVEST
ENRICHED

COCONUT
MILK
COCONUT DREAM

SAFE HOMES.
SAFE SCHOOLS.
SAFE SHULS.
INSU R A NC E AWA R ENESS P R OGR A M

No person man or
woman should be without
adequate life insurance.
At the minimum, one should
have a term policy.
Orthodox Union

SAFE HOMES

Every individual must have a life insurance policy. Married


individuals should be insured to protect their spouse and
children.

SAFE SCHOOLS

Rabbeim and teachers can be insured through a


variety of ways by class parents.

SAFE SHULS

Synagogues should consider taking $10 from shul membership


dues to ensure that the Rav and klei kodesh have a term
policy. Synagogues should consider setting up a fund for those
who may be unable to afford even a modest premium.

PLEASE CONTACT ALBERT KAHN AT THE ORTHODOX UNION, 212.613.0612,


or albertkahn51@yahoo.com with any questions about the Insurance Awareness Program.
The Orthodox Union is not a broker and does not benefit in any way. We are concerned that this topic is not sufficiently addressed, awareness often
coming too late. We would like to avoid turning a potential misfortune into a catastrophe for your loved ones by advocating insurance coverage.
You may find any qualified insurance broker that you wish, but do not delay. The younger you are, the lower the rates!

A program of the Department of Community Engagement of the Orthodox Union. 212.613.8188. www.oucommunity.org

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NON-FOOD ITEMS

THE CONSENSUS OF THE OUS POSKIM (RABBINIC AUTHORITIES) IS THAT THE FOLLOWING MAY
BE USED ON PASSOVER WITHOUT CERTIFICATION:
ALUMINUM FOIL

CONDITIONERS

DRAIN OPENERS

LOTIONS

GEL

ALUMINUM FOIL
BAKING PANS

COPPER AND METAL


CLEANERS

FABRIC PROTECTORS

NAPKINS (PAPER)

BABY OINTMENTS

CORK

OVEN CLEANERS

SHAVING LOTION

FURNITURE POLISH

BAGS (PAPER OR
PLASTIC)

COSMETICS (EXCEPT
POSSIBLY LIPSTICKS,
SEE BELOW)

GLASS CLEANERS

PAPER TOWELS

HAIR GELS, SPRAYS


AND MOUSSE

PERFUMES

SKIN CREAM

PLASTIC CONTAINERS

SOAPS

HAIR REMOVERS AND


TREATMENTS

PLATES (PAPER,
PLASTIC OR
STYROFOAM)

SUNTAN LOTION

BODY WASH
BOWL AND TUB
CLEANERS

CUPCAKE HOLDERS

SILVER POLISH

CANDLES

CUPS (PAPER, PLASTIC


OR STYROFOAM)

CARDBOARD

DEODORANTS

ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL

SCOURING PADS AND


POWDERS

CARPET CLEANERS

DETERGENTS

JEWELRY POLISH

SHAMPOOS

TOILET BOWL CLEANER

CHARCOAL

DISHWASHING

LAUNDRY DETERGENTS

SHAVING CREAM AND

WATER FILTERS

INSECTICIDES

TALCUM POWDER
(100% TALC)

ORAL HYGIENE (TOOTHPASTE, MOUTHWASH) & LIP TREATMENT (LIPSTICK, LIP BALM) PRODUCTS:
Rabbinical authorities disagree as to whether kosher certification of these items is required (both for Passover
and year-round). Consult your rabbi. Please see product pages for OU certified toothpaste.

GUIDELINES FOR MEDICINES


1. Exercise extreme caution and consult with your doctor and rabbi before making a decision not to
take a medicine.

2. Known and tested medications in the form of creams, non-chewable pills and injections may be owned, used and

consumed on Passover, even if they contain chametz or kitniyot, since they are inedible. This covers most medicines used by
adults. However, if an equally effective chametz-free alternative is available or procurable, this should be used instead.

A. It is permissible to grind pills and mix the powder into food items so that a child can take medicine on Passover.

However, a doctor must be consulted to make sure that the child is getting the correct dosage and that the potency of
the pill is not compromised by altering its consistency.

3. Liquid medicines, chewable pills and pills coated with a flavored glaze are considered palatable and may contain chametz.
Also gelcaps may present a problem because they may contain non-kosher edible gelatin. Therefore:

A. If possible, they should be replaced, under the direction of a doctor, with a non-chewable, uncoated pill.
B. If substitution is not possible and the person is in a state of sakana or safek sakana (any possible danger to human

life), the medication may be owned and consumed. The same applies if the condition is not yet a safek sakana but may
deteriorate to that point. A rabbi should be consulted as to whether it is preferable to purchase the medicine before or
during Passover, and as to how to dispose of the medicine once the danger passes.

C. If substitution is not possible and a doctor determines that there is no possibility of sakana if the person does not take
the medicine, a rabbi should be consulted. He may be able to determine that the medicine does not contain chametz
and/or kitniyot, or he may decide that the medicine may be consumed due to the seriousness of the
patients condition.

4. Unless an equivalent alternative is available, medicinal items which contain kitniyot are permitted for people who are ill.
Questions on this issue should be directed to your rabbi.

5. These guidelines do not address the more general prohibition of consuming medicines on Shabbat and yom tov.

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Sefirat
HaOmer

SEFIRAH IS THE COUNTING of seven complete


weeks from the second evening of Passover until
Shavuot. The count, which takes place after nightfall
for the following day, is preceded by the blessing only
if done in the evening and no days have been missed
in the count.

Sign up for the OU daily sefirah reminder


email @ www.ou.org/sefirah

Visit www.ou.org/sefirah to receive an email reminder


to count each day, Emails are pre-programmed to go
out on each of the 49 days of the omer, so you won't
ever forget to count.

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.wn
Ggk sje
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SAT. EVENING

APRIL 23

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NOTE: IF YOU FORGET TO COUNT AT NIGHT, YOU MAY COUNT ALL OF THE NEXT DAY BUT WITHOUT A BLESSING.
YOU MAY RESUME COUNTING THE NEXT EVENING WITH A BLESSING.

.wn
Ggk uhn
h hbA
uGHv

SUN. EVENING

APRIL 24

.wn
Ggk uhn
h vA
kA
uGHv

MON. EVENING

APRIL 25

.wn
Ggk uhn
h vg
Cwe
uGHv

TUES. EVENING

APRIL 26

.wn
Ggk uhn
h vP
n
j
uGHv

WED. EVENING

APRIL 27

THURS. EVENING

APRIL 28

.wn
Ggk ,sj
e
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TcA
uv
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cA
uGHv

FRI. EVENING

APRIL 29

.wn
Ggk ,sj
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uGht sj
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TcA
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uGHv

SAT. EVENING

APRIL 30

.wn
Ggk ,uhn
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SUN. EVENING

MAY 1

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MON. EVENING

MAY 2

.wn
Ggk ,uhn
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Cwe
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TcA
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sj
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TUES. EVENING

MAY 3

.wn
Ggk ,uhn
h vP
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TcA
uv
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uhbA
uGHv

WED. EVENING

MAY 4

.wn
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TcA
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vA
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THURS. EVENING

MAY 5

.wn
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hbA
uv
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vg
Cwe
uGHv

FRI. EVENING

MAY 6

.wn
Ggk ,sj
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hbA
uv
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vP
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SAT. EVENING

MAY 7

.wn
Ggk ,uhn
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hbA
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vP
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SUN. EVENING

MAY 8

.wn
Ggk ,uhn
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kA
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hbA
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vg
cA
uGHv

MON. EVENING

MAY 9

.wn
Ggk ,uhn
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Cwe
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hbA
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vbGnA
uGHv

TUES. EVENING

MAY 10

.wn
Ggk ,uhn
h vP
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hbA
uv
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vg
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?
uGHv

WED. EVENING

MAY 11

THURS. EVENING

MAY 12

.wn
Ggk uhn
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.wn
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SEFIRAT HAOMER

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kA
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.wn

FRI. EVENING

MAY 13

uGHv
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kA
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.wn

SAT. EVENING

MAY 14

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kA
vA
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.wn

SUN. EVENING

MAY 15

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kA
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kA
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.wn

MON. EVENING

MAY 16

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Cwe
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TUES. EVENING

MAY 17

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WED. EVENING

MAY 18

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kA
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.wn

THURS. EVENING

MAY 19

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.wn

FRI. EVENING

MAY 20

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Cwe
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.wn

SAT. EVENING

MAY 21

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kA
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Cwe
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.wn

SUN. EVENING

MAY 22

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Cwe
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.wn

MON. EVENING

MAY 23

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Cwe
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.wn

TUES. EVENING

MAY 24

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.wn

WED. EVENING

MAY 25

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.wn

THURS. EVENING

MAY 26

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.wn

FRI. EVENING

MAY 27

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.wn

SAT. EVENING

MAY 28

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kA
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vP
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.wn

SUN. EVENING

MAY 29

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.wn

MON. EVENING

MAY 30

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kA
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vP
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Cwe
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.wn

TUES. EVENING

MAY 31

WED. EVENING

JUNE 1

THURS. EVENING

JUNE 2

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Cwe
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FRI. EVENING

JUNE 3

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Cwe
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.wn

SAT. EVENING

JUNE 4

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Cwe
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Cwe
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vP
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.wn

SUN. EVENING

JUNE 5

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Cwe
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.wn

MON. EVENING

JUNE 6

uGHv
A
t vP
Cwe
,uGh uhg
A
uv
A
vP
t /GgTcA
Cwe
h vg
Ggk ,uhn
.wn

TUES. EVENING

JUNE 7

uGHv
cA
t vg
Cwe
,uGh uhg
A
uv
A
vP
t /GgTcA
j
n
h vP
Ggk ,uhn
.wn

WED. EVENING

JUNE 8

THURS. EVENING

JUNE 9

FRI. EVENING

JUNE 10

uGHv
Cwe
,uGh uhg
A
uv
j
n
vP
t /GgTcA
j
n
h vP
Ggk ,uhn
.wn

uGHv
e
t sj
Cwe
,uGh uhg
A
uv
j
n
vP
t /GgTcA
A
h vP
Ggk ,uhn
.wn

uGHv
t vbGnA
Cwe
,uGh uhg
A
uv
A
vP
t /GgTcA
A
h vP
Ggk ,uhn
.wn

uGHv
?
A
t vg
Cwe
,uGh uhg
A
uv
cA
vg
Ggk ,/GgTcA
.wn

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