KOSHER FOR PASSOVER PRODUCT LIST - 2014

                                                        

 

ALCOHOL: ISOPROPYL - ALL (FOR EXTERNAL USE)

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ALCOHOL: ETHYL - ALL

 

 

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ALMOND MILK[1]

 

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ALUMINUM FOIL - ALL

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AMMONIA - ALL

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BABY CARROTS[2]

 

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BABY WIPES – ANY BRAND W/OUT ALCOHOL

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BABY OILS

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BAKING SODA - ALL

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BLEACH - ALL

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BLUSH / ROUGE: POWDERED - ALL

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BODY SOAP – ALL VARIETIES

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BODY WASH – ALL VARIETIES

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CARROTS – ALL (SEE ENTRY ‘BABY CARROTS’)

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COCOA – ANY 100% PURE COCOA[3]

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COFFEE: REG GROUND UNFLAVORED - ANY[4]

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COFFEE: INSTANT (PLAIN) – FOLGERS

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COFFEE: INSTANT (PLAIN) – TASTER’S CHOICE

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COFFEE: DECAF

 

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COCONUT OIL – SPECTRUM ‘CRUDE/ORGANIC’

 

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CONTACT LENS SOLUTION

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CONTACT PAPER

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CREAMS / OINTMENTS

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DENTAL FLOSS: UNFLAVORED – WAXED OR NON-WAXED

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DEODERANTS / ANTIPERSPIRANTS: POWDER AND SOLID STICK POWDER - ALL

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DEODERANT / ANTIPERSPIRANTS: LIQUID[5]

 

 

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DETERGENTS - ALL

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DISHWASHING SOAP - ALL[6]

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EGGS - ALL

 

 

 

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EYE SHADOW

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EYE-LINER

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FISH: FROZEN RAW

 

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FRUIT: FROZEN[7]

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FURNITURE POLISH - ALL

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GLOVES: RUBBER (LATEX) – W/OUT INNER POWDER COATING

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HAND SANITIZER (ALCOHOL FREE)

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HYDROGEN PEROXIDE – ALL

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ICE – BAGGED

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INFANT FORMULA – ISOMIL, SIMILAC, ENFAMIL[8]

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JUICES: FROZEN – ANY 100% PURE GRAPEFRUIT OR ORANGE[9]

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JUICES: LEMON OR LIME – REALIME, REALEMON (LIQUID)

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KEURIG COFFEE CUPS[10] (see footnote)

 

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LACTAID MILK[11] (SEE FOOTNOTE BELOW)

 

 

 

 

LAUNDRY DETERGENT - ALL

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LIPSTICK[12]

 

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LOTION - HAND

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MAKE UP: DRY/POWDERED – ALL VARIETIES

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MASCARA

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MEAT: FROZEN – ALL (SEE NEXT ENTRY)

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MEAT: FROZEN – GROUND, SEASONED

 

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MIDGET PECANS (SEE PECAN PIECES)

 

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MINERAL OIL - ALL

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MILK

 

 

 

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MOUTHWASH: ALCOHOL FREE OR WITH ‘P’

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NAIL POLISH

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NUTS: RAW – WHOLE, CHOPPED OR GROUND[13]

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OINTMENTS / CREAMS

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PAPER GOODS

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PAPER TOWEL ROLLS - ANY[14]

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PECAN PIECES (SEE MIDGET PECANS)

 

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PET FOOD[15]

 

 

 

 

PLASTIC DISPOSABLES

 

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PLASTIC WRAP

 

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POWDER – FACE AND FOOT (INK & PAINT?)

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PURELL HAND SANITIZER (see ‘hand sanitizer’)

 

 

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QUINOA[16]

 

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RICE MILK[17] (SEE FOOTNOTE 1)

 

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RUBBER GLOVES (W/O POWDER COATING)

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SALT: NON-IODIZED, W/O DEXTROSE OR POLYSORBATES

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SELTZER – ALL PLAIN VARIETIES[18]

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SILVER POLISH

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SHAMPOO – ALL VARIETIES

 

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SOAP - ALL[19]

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SOY MILK[20] (SEE FOOTNOTE 1)

 

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STEVIA[21]

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SUGAR – GRANULATED, CANE[22]

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SUGAR - BROWN

 

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TAPIOCA STARCH

 

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TEA – INSTANT (NESTEA – UNFLAVORED)

 

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TEA BAGS (LIPTON – NOT FLAVORED/DECAF)

 

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TOOTHPASTE[23]

 

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VASELINE

 

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WAX PAPER

 

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NOTE

ALL JOYVA PRODUCTS (UNDER R’ SHEINKOFF JUST FOR PESACH) ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED AND OFTEN CONTAIN REAL KITNIYOS [24]

PILL-FORM MEDICATION

IT HAS BEEN THE POLICY OF THE BVK FOR THE PAST 8 YEARS THAT ALL MEDICATION IN PILL FORM THAT ARE SWALLOWED – AND NOT CHEWED – ARE PERMITTED FOR USE ON PESACH REGARDLESS OF ITS INGREDIENTS (K’SAV SOFER 111; IGROS MOSHE 2:92; CHAZON ISH 116:8; MINCHAS SHLOMO 1:17, INTER ALIA; SEE FOOTNOTE #9 ABOVE). VITAMINS (PILL FORM) TAKEN ON DOCTOR’S ADVICE ARE INCLUDED. PLEASE SPEAK TO YOUR RABBI FOR A FINAL RULING ON PILL-FORM MEDICINE, AS SOME MAY DISAGREE WITH THIS RULING OF R’ MOSHE FEINSTEIN, ET AL.

 

 

 

[1] Please visit the following link to the Orthodox Union for a list of acceptable brands – http://oukosher.org/passover/guidelines/food-items/soy-milk-almond-milk/

 

[2] Baby carrots are best with a ‘kosher for Passover’ symbol but may be purchased without one.

 

[3] North-American made.

 

[4] See entry ‘keurig.’                    

 

[5] This applies to deoderants / antiperspirants that have restorable denatured alcohol. This stringency only applies to items in a pure liquid form. In cases of need, or to find out about specific brands, one should speak to their Rabbi.

 

[6] ‘Palmolive’ is best.

 

[7] All whole or sliced frozen fruit is acceptable without a specific ‘kosher for passover’ symbol assuming it is unsweetened, additive free without syrup citric acid or ascorbic acid.

 

[8] Must use separate utensils due to kitniyos.

 

[9] Cannot contain sweeteners, additives, preservatives or enrichments.                 

 

[10] The BVK does not recommend koshering a Keurig coffee maker for Pesach, although it may be koshered the rest of the year. If you would like more information relating to koshering Keurig coffee makers for Pesach, please contact the BVK.

 

[11] May be used on Pesach if it was purchased before Pesach.

 

[12] If the lipstick contains chametz it should not be used and a fresh stick should be started on Pesach.

 

[13] Cannot contain added preservatives, or other additives such as BHT or BHA.

 

[14] The first three sheets and the last sheet attached to the cardboard should not come in direct contact with food as a corn starch based glue may be used.

 

[15] See Star-K.com.

 

[16] It is best to find a brand that has a reliable ‘kosher for passover’ symbol. If one cannot find such a brand he may purchase a brand that does not have a ‘kosher for passover’ symbol provided that he carefully checks the grains before Pesach for any extraneous matter. Some rabbis do not permit quinoa on Pesach.

 

[17] Soy and Rice are kitniyos and their ‘milk’ may contain chometz. Under normal circumstances one mustn’t consume them on Pesach. Those found in the link below are chometz free and may be consumed by someone who is allowed to eat kitniyos (e.g. one who is ill). Of course, one can choose to make Almond milk at home for Pesach. Should someone have a choice between Soy Milk and Rice Milk then Soy Milk is the better choice as Soy wasn’t introduced to Europe until about 100 years, ago long after the kitniyos decree. It is recommended that those who require these products ideally purchase them before Pesach

 

[18] This refers to brands that have a ‘kosher’ symbol on them, even though they do not have a ‘kosher for passover’ symbol.

 

[19] It is commendable to purchase Passover brands.

 

[20] See above footnote 12.

 

[21] Only Nevitas brand with an Earth K (without ‘P’).

 

[22] All pure, no dextrose added.

 

[23] If no “kosher for Passover” toothpaste is available, one may be lenient but should only purchase Colgate or AquaFresh.

 

[24] Although mixtures containing non-majority amounts of kitniyos are fine to eat on Pesach, nevertheless these products should be avoided (a) because they were nullified on purpose for all Jews and not just sefardim and (b) this rabbi allows certain ingredients that are not acceptable all year round.