Non Food Items

Parchment Paper

Parchment paper requires Passover certification unless the brand appears in the Passover Guide.

Toothpaste, Mouthwash and Lipsticks

Oral hygiene (toothpaste, mouthwash) & flavored 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 in the Passover Guide for OU certified products.  

Non-Edibles That Don’t Require Certification

The consensus of the OU’s poskim (rabbinic authorities) is that the following may be used on Passover without certification: Aluminum foil Aluminum foil baking pans Baby ointments Bags (paper or plastic) Body wash Bowl and tub cleaners Candles Cardboard Carpet cleaners Charcoal Cheese Cloths Conditioners Copper and metal cleaners   Cork Cosmetics (except possibly lipsticks, see […]

Pet Food

Since it is forbidden to own or benefit from chametz during Passover, food that contains chametz may not be fed to pets. However, it is permitted to give pets food that contains kitniyot. If one is unable to procure pet food that does not contain chametz, some rabbinical authorities allow for a sale, which would […]