Food Items

Fish

Due to the possible application of glazes to raw fish, it should be purchased only with reliable Passover certification.

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Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Frozen vegetables are washed in water that often contains anti-foaming agents, which are not appropriate for Passover use. Moreover, some companies also pack pasta products on shared packing machinery. Therefore, frozen vegetables require Passover certification. However, these issues are not a concern at facilities that process frozen fruit, which does not require Passover certification. One must…

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Honey

Honey requires special Passover certification, as our research shows that some companies adulterate it with corn syrup.

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Kitniyot List

The following are considered Kitniyot: Beans Buckwheat Caraway Cardamom Corn Edamame Fennel Fenugreek Green Beans Lentils Linseed (Flaxseed) Millet Mustard Peas Poppy Seeds Rapeseed Rice Sesame Seeds Soybeans Sunflower Seeds The following are not considered Kitniyot, but may require special checking: Anise Carob Chia Seeds Coriander Cottonseed Cumin Guar Gum Locust Bean Gum Safflower Saffron…

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Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is frequently packed on the same equipment as products that contain chometz and kitniyos. Therefore, it is acceptable for Passover only when appearing in the section of Passover guide which contains items not requiring Passover certification or when bearing an OU-P.

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Milk

Milk contains added vitamins that contain a slight chametz risk. Therefore it is best to purchase milk before Passover at which time chametz can be nullified (batel).

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Missing from the Directory

What if I see an OU certified product that is missing from the Passover directory? The following are acceptable Aluminum foil Candles Cleansers Ground coffee (unflavored, NOT decaffeinated) Detergents All paper and plastic goods are fine All polishes All uniodized salt All scouring pads All regular granulated white sugar Tea bags only if its regular…

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Nuts

Raw nuts in their shell do not require Passover certification. Shelled nuts that list BHA or BHT (preservatives) in the ingredients require special Passover certification. They are sprayed on the nuts using corn derivatives (kitniyot). If no additives are added, they may be used without special Passover certification. Peanuts In Europe different communities had different customs…

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Quinoa

Quinoa, the grain-like seed grown in South America, is Kosher for Passover when processed with special OU Passover supervision and bearing the OU-P symbol. Rabbi Genack, CEO of OU Kosher, has released the following statement: “It is only recently that quinoa has become popular outside of its high-altitude growing area in the Andean mountain region of South America. Known for…

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Meat and Poultry

Contemporary production methods could invalidate the Passover status of the plainest cut of raw meat.

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