Food Items

Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages must bear certification to be used for Passover. There are numerous issues involving what the alcohol is made from, the equipment it is produced in, and the fermentation process itself. We encourage all Kosher consumers to find alcoholic beverages with reliable certification or to abstain for the eight days of Passover.

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Almond Meal

It is preferable to purchase almond meal with Pesach certification. If this is not possible, certain brands are approved when bearing a regular OU symbol. Please consult the OU Passover guide or check the OU Passover product search for a complete list.

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Almond Milk

The following OU certified almond milk products in the “original” variety can be used for the infirm and children who need an alternative to standard milk on Passover: ALMOND MILK ORIGINAL  365 Everyday Value Almond Breeze Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almondsense Essential Everyday FredMeyer Fresh & Easy Friendly Farms Full Circle H-E-B Hy-vee Laura Lynn Market…

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Canola Oil

Canola oil, which is a form of rapeseed oil, should be considered kitniyot.

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Coconut Milk

The following OU certified coconut milk products in the “original” variety can be used for the infirm and children who need an alternative to standard milk on Passover: COCONUT MILK ORIGINAL  Coconut Dream Another alternative would be to use a Kosher certified almond milk or soy milk which does not contain chametz.

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Coffee & Tea

All unflavored ground coffees are acceptable for Passover use when bearing an OU. Decaffeinated coffee: Coffee is often decaffeinated by means of ethyl acetate, which is derived from either kitniyot or chometz. Certain brands of decaffeinated coffee are approved when appearing a regular OU symbol. Please check the OU Passover product search or consult the OU Passover guide for a complete list….

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Dried Fruits

Dried fruits are usually treated with oils derived from kitniyos and therefore require special Passover certification.

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Eggs

Whole eggs in their shell may be used without special Passover certification. Egg whites and pasteurized eggs are available with an OU-P. Please refer to the product search or the OU Passover guide for a complete list.

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Olive Oil

All extra virgin olive oils are Kosher for Passover, as long as it bears the OU symbol. All other oils (including olive oil) require a reliable Kosher for Passover certification to be consumed on Passover.

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Fish

Due to the frequent application of glazes to raw fish, it should be purchased only with reliable kosher certification. However, Kirkland Frozen Wild Salmon bearing the standard OU symbol is acceptable after rinsing, while the Kirkland Atlantic (Farm Raised) Salmon bearing the standard OU symbol is acceptable as is for Passover.  Kirkland’s Frozen Tilapia when…

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