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AMC GRAPEFRUIT in an 8 lb. bag is being sold locally at Costco, and is a product of Israel, as stated on the closure tag and on the case. The case also says “Jaffa / Mehadrin”. This is Shemitah product, and has Kedushas Shviis which entails special restrictions. Consult your Rav for guidance.

NATURAL FOODS brand ORGANIC CONCORD GRAPE JUICE bears an unauthorized KSA symbol. This product is not Kosher certified.

OU PESACH GUIDE CLARIFICATION: In the “Selling Chometz” chart on page 17, a “No” listing under “Chometz Status” does not mean that the product does not contain any chometz or that it does not need to be sold. It means only that the product is not “chometz gamur” (obvious chometz), and may be sold even by those accustomed not to sell chometz gamur, as explained in the preceding article on page 15.

NON-PESACH VERSIONS OF THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS have been found mistakenly placed in the Pesach section at One Stop Kosher Food Market. Check every label of your purchases:

  • Streit’s Matzo Meal
  • Brede Extra Hot Horseradish
  • Pepsi-Cola

QUINOA – Some containers of LA BONNE Quinoa (UPC #’s 0-43427-0080-6 and 0-43427-88802-8) with OU-P, and STREIT’S Quinoa (UPC # 0-70227-60208-0) with OU-P, were found to contain infestation. To determine whether your product is affected, spread it evenly on a white surface and visually inspect under good light.

Consumer Notice

Garments sold in Jewish stores may contain shatnez.

The following is a partial list of men’s woolen suits, sold exclusively in Jewish stores and recently found to be shatnez.

  • Baggio (No country listed)
  • Bartorelli Napoli (China)
  • Dino Nardiello (Italy)
  • G. Manzoni (Italy)
  • Louis V (China)
  • Romano’s (China)
  • Tom Orr (China)
  • Trend (China)
  • Z’eke Executive (China)

For more information or for other shatnez questions call Vaad L’mishmeres Shatnez @ 1.877.4.SHATNEZ

LIEBER’S WHOLE PURPLE PLUMS in heavy syrup, in 30 oz. cans, is not Kosher for Pesach. The Pesach marking on the label is incorrect and is crossed out, though on some labels the Pesach wording is still legible. This product was mistakenly sold in the Pesach section at One Stop.

SHWARTZ APPLE JUICE is available in both Pesach and non-Pesach versions. Some non-Pesach jars were mistakenly sold in the Pesach section at One Stop Kosher Food Market. Please check each jar carefully for the Pesach marking on the back label.

HASHAHAR HA’OLE SPECIAL COCOA SPREAD, product of Israel, is available in pareve and dairy versions. The pareve type, which states Pareve and bears OU-P, is OU certified for Pesach and does not contain kitniyos. The dairy type, which states Dairy and contains kitniyos, bears OU-D and states that the OU supervision is for year round and not for Passover, and is not Cholov Yisroel. Check each label carefully.

KIRKLAND SIGNATURE frozen ATLANTIC SALMON with 4% salt & water solution, product of Norway, mistakenly does not bear the OU symbol on some packages, but is nevertheless OU certified and approved for Pesach.

CHOCOLATE EMPORIUM (of Cleveland) PASSOVER CHOCOLATE COVERED CRANBERRIES with Star-K P, purchased from March 28, 2016 to 2 PM on April 7, 2016, should not be eaten on Pesach due to a possible kitniyos issue. Consumers can return products to the store for a refund or exchange, (This includes candy tray arrangements, candy rounds and bulk candy pouches.) All other Passover products are not affected.

DEB EL PASTEURIZED LIQUID EGG WHITES containing triethyl citrate is mislabeled OU-P on the outside case, and should not be used for Pesach. The individual cartons bear only a plain OU. Deb El Pasteurized Liquid Egg Whites without triethyl citrate is acceptable for Pesach when bearing OU-P. Check the ingredient listing.

CORRECTIONS TO KOLLEL LOS ANGELES / RABBI BESS PESACH MEDICATIONS GUIDE:      A number of Arbor and Nature’s Bounty products that are chometz are missing the asterisk (which indicates chometz) in the general list of Medications. They are correctly listed in the Chometz list at the end of the Guide. Updates are posted at .

The Vaad Harabbonim presents the online PesachGram.

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A PDF version of the PesachGram is also available for download:

PesachGram PDF

The City of Southfield will provide a special garbage-only pickup in certain areas on the morning of Erev Pesach, Friday, April 22, 2016.

Garbage pick-up will begin at 7am and should be completed by 9am.

The garbage pickup will serve the area identified in the announcement flyer:

Southfield Garbage Pickup Announcement

There will be an additional garbage truck stationed at Lasher Woods Park next to Young Israel of Southfield from 8 – 10 a.m. on Friday morning to collect trash.

For more information or questions, please contact Councilman Ari Mandelbaum @ 248-905-1095 or

The 2016 PesachGram is ready!

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The PesachGram will be printed and mailed to the community this week. In the meantime, a printable PDF is available below:

Download the 2016 PesachGram

The PesachGram publication is on schedule for publication soon.

Once published, it will be posted here at as well as sent to homes and businesses throughout the community.

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