K-COR Kosher Division
PesachGram and Pesach Alerts
CHOMETZ may be purchased immediately after Pesach at the following stores in the Detroit area, except for Dunkin Donuts (10 & Greenfield) where chometz should not be bought until 10:10 PM, due to the Halachic requirement of “bichdei sh’yaasu”.
It is advisable to wait two weeks after Pesach (April 28) before buying “pure” chometz products (e.g., bread, grain cereals, pasta, cookies and pretzels) at Jewish-owned stores that do not observe Pesach, even if they made a Mechiras Chometz before Pesach, due to the possibility that new chometz was received during Pesach. This includes Restaurant Depot and Natural Food Patch. It is permitted to purchase most other products immediately after Pesach, including pearled raw barley, dry cake mixes, flour (without malted barley), glue, all kitniyos, ketchup, mayonnaise, medicines, mustard, vinegar, vitamin tablets, baker’s yeast, and yeast extract.
2023-3-26 Pesach Update PDF
THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS WITHOUT PESACH MARKING were for a brief time mistakenly placed in the Pesach section at local stores (The Grove, Kroger). Check every label of your purchases for Pesach marking:
- GOLDEN TASTE SUGAR FREE BEETS & HORSERADISH
- GOLDEN TASTE SPICY OLIVES IN OIL
- SEASON SKINLESS & BONELESS SARDINES IN OLIVE OIL
- SUSHI MAVEN ROASTED NORI
- PASKESZ REAL CHOCOLATE CHIPS
CLARIFICATION of “GROUND MEAT and PATTIES” item in the PesachGram: “Patties” refers only to unseasoned patties. Seasoned patties always require special Pesach marking.
CERES FRUIT JUICES, all varieties, are not Star-K certified for Pesach, even when bearing a Star-K P symbol.
B’GAN frozen STIR FRY VEGETABLES mistakenly bears a P next to the KAJ certification symbol. This product contains kitniyos.
Due to an error, the MEAL MART DRY RUB PASTRAMI sent in the MOADIM L’SIMCHA FOOD ORDERS is not a Kosher for Pesach product, and does not bear Pesach marking.
THE FOLLOWING OU-P PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN RECALLED DUE TO INFESTATION:
- JASON GLUTEN FREE PLAIN PANKO CRUMBS with BB dates of DEC 20 2023 and AUG 04 2024
- LANDAU GLUTEN FREE PLAIN PANKO CRUMBS with lot codes 2241 through 2245
Consumers who have cans with other dates/codes should be alert for signs of infestation in the product or for small holes at the bottom of the can.
BABY / CHILDREN PRODUCTS:. For the convenience of our readers, we list here a summary of some commonly used Baby / Children products approved for Pesach by Rabbi Bess or other reliable sources:
Advil Junior Strength Coated Tablets
Advil Children’s Suspension – all flavors
Advil Infants’ Drops – Grape
Advil Junior Strength Coated Tablets
Benadryl Children’s Allergy liquid and Dye-Free liquid – all flavors
Enfamil D-Vi-Sol Drops, Fer-In-Sol Drops, Poly-Vi-Sol Drops, Poly-Vi-Sol Drops with Iron, Tri-Vi-Sol Drops – OU
Kosher-Meds Children’s Ibuprofen Suspension – Berry Flavor – OU
Motrin Children’s Suspension – all flavors [NOT Motrin Infants’ Drops]
Sudafed PE Children’s Nasal Decongestant – Berry
Sudafed PE Children’s Cold & Cough – Grape
Tylenol Children’s Cold + Cough + Runny Nose liquid
Tylenol Children’s Cold + Cough + Sore Throat liquid
Tylenol Children’s Suspension – all flavors
Tylenol Infants’ Suspension – all flavors MiraLax Powder
The following VEGETABLE SOUP MIX WITH MUSHROOMS products have been found to be infested and should not be used:
- MANISCHEWITZ brandwith lot # H2060 and BB date 03012024
- KEMACH brandwith lot # H2264 and BB date 09212024
Consumers who have packages with other codes/dates should be alert for signs of infestation. Product can be checked by placing the mix – without the seasoning – in a white bowl; add enough water to cover it, and allow to sit for 15-20 minutes. If insects are present, they will float to the top.