Passover

Nutritionals and Dietary Supplements

OU Kosher Staff

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.
  • A few – not all – of the Ensure, Glucerna, Pediasure and Jevity products contain oat fiber; the OU has determined that the fiber is not Chametz, and the products are permitted to be consumed on Passover.

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/babies and those who are ill:

MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS:

• Abound
• Arginaid
• Arginaid Extra
• Benecalorie
• Beneprotein
• Boost Glucose Control
• Boost High Protein
• Boost Nutritional Pudding
• Boost Plus
• Diabetishield
• Diabetisource AC
• EleCare
• Enlive
• Ensure (all shakes, all liquids, all powders, all flavors, excluding bars)
• Fibersource HN
• Glucerna (all shakes, all powders, all flavors, excluding bars)
• Hi-Cal
• Hominex
• Isosource
• Isosource HN with Fiber
• I-Valex
• Jevity (all liquids, all powders)
• Juven
• Ketonex
• Kosher-Med’s Children’s Ibuprofen-Original Berry Flavor
• Nepro (all shakes, all powders, all flavors)
• Nutren (unflavored)
• Novasource Renal Nutren (Product line)
• Osmolite – All
• Peptamen
• Perative
• Phenex
• Portagen
• Promote (except Promote with fiber)
• Propimex
• Provimin
• Pulmocare (all flavors)
• RCF
• Resource 2.0
• Resource Dairy Thick
• Resource Diabetic
• Resource Milk Shake Mix
• Resource Thicken Up
• Resource Thickened Juice
• Resource Shake Plus Simply Thick
• Suplena with Carbsteady
• Thick & Easy — All
• Thick-It
• Twocal HN
• Tyrex
• Vital Peptide
• Vivonex Pediatric
• Vivonex Plus
• Vivonex Ten

PEDIATRIC SUPPLEMENTS

• Boost Kid Essentials, 1.0, 1.5
• Boost Kid Essentials with Fiber
• Di-Vi-Sol
• Fer-In-Sol Drops
• Poly-Vi-Sol Drops
• Tri-Vi-Sol Drops
• Resource Just for Kids with Fiber
• Pediasure (all shakes, all liquids, all powders, all flavors, excluding bars)
• Pro-Phree

ELECTROLYTES AND ORAL REHYDRATION:

• Always My Baby
• Baby Basics
• Basic Care
• Being Well
• Bright Beginnings
• CareOne
• Comforts for Baby
• Cottontails
• Cozy Care
• CVS
• D-G Health
• Enfamil Enfalyte Oral Electrolyte Solution
• Equate

• Goodness
• Good Sense
• H-E-B
• Home 360 Baby
• Life Brand
• Meijer
• Mom to Mom
• Naturalyte
• O`Organics

• Parent’s Choice
• Pedialyte (all flavors)
• Rite Aid
• ShopRite
• Sound Body

• Top Care
• Walgreen’s
• Welby

• Western Family

BABY/INFANT FORMULAS:

• 365 Everyday Value
• Ahold
• Always My Baby
• Baby Basics
• Being Well
• Berkley & Jensen
• Bobbie
• Bright Beginnings
• CareOne
• Comfort
• Cottontails
• Cozy Care
• CVS
• Daily Source
• D-G Health
• Earth’s Best
• EleCare
• EnfaCare (all liquids, all powders)
• Enfagrow (all liquids, all powders)
• Enfamil (all liquids, all powders)
• Enfaport (all liquids, all powders)
• Equate
• Food Lion
• Full Circle
• Gerber Good Start
• Giant
• Giant Eagle Baby
• Good Sense
• Hannaford
• Happy Baby
• H-E-B
• Heinz Nurture
• Home 360 Baby
• Isomil (all liquids, all powders)
• Ketonex
• Kirkland Signature
• Laura Lynn
• Lidl
• Life Brand
• Little Journey
• Meijer Baby
• Member’s Mark
• Mom to Mom
• Mother’s Choice
• Nature’s Place
• Nestle Good Start
• Next Step
• NutraEnfant
• O Organic
• Parent’s Choice
• Premier Value
• President’s Choice
• Price Chopper
• ProSobee (all liquids, all powders)
• PurAmino
• Publix
• RCF
• Rite Aid
• Shopko
• Signature Care
• Similac (all liquids, all powders)
• Simply Right
• Sound Body
• Stop & Shop
• Sunrise
• Supervalu
• Target
• Tippy Toes by TopCare
• Top Care
• Topco
• True Goodness
• Tyrex
• Up & Up
• Vermont Organics
• Walgreens
• Wegmans
• Welby
• Well Beginnings
• Wellsley Farms
• Western Family

MILK ALTERNATIVES

The following products are acceptable for the infirm who need milk alternatives. They are acceptable only in shelf-stable packaging (32 oz packaging that does not require refrigeration until opening).

    • Almond Breeze Original
    • Rice Dream Classic Original
    • Soy Dream Original Enriched

PRENATAL PILLS

Maxi Health has produced Chometz-Free Prenatal Caps that will be available with a special sticker bearing the OU Symbol as shown below:

Questions about OU certified nutritional supplements not on this list should be directed to the OU Kashruth Hotline at (212) 613-8241.

OU Kosher Staff

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