Food Items Articles

Honey

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

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. The preservatives are sprayed on the nuts using corn derivatives (kitniyot). If no additives are added, most nuts may be used without special Passover certification. That includes pasteurized nuts. Pecans are only acceptable […]

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 […]

Dried Fruits

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

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 Detergents Ground coffee (unflavored, NOT decaffeinated, NOT instant) Paper and plastic goods Polishes Salt (NOT iodized) Scouring pads Sugar, white granulated Tea bags, regular (unflavored, NOT decaffeinated, NOT instant) Plastic utensils Water (no […]

Kitniyot List

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

Rice Milk

The following OU certified rice milk products in the “original” variety can be used for the infirm and children who need an alternative to standard milk on Passover: Rice Dream Enriched Unsweetened Harris Teeter RiceSense Enriched Full Circle Hy-Vee Meijer Nature’s Place Shop Rite Market Basket Enriched Price Chopper Enriched Wild Harvest Enriched

Fruits & Vegetables (froz.)

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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