2015-3-19 Kashrus Alerts are available for PDF download.

Please note the alert regarding iceberg lettuce infestation.

These Kashrus alerts include several alerts for Pesach:

CERES JUICE BLENDS are certified for Pesach only when bearing a P next to the Star-K symbol. Some packages of Ceres Mango and Ceres Medley of Fruits do not bear a P and are not Pesach certified. The Mango variety without the P was mistakenly sold in the One Stop Pesach section for a short time.

PARCHMENT PAPER: Not all brands of Star-K certified parchment paper are acceptable for Pesach this year; only those listed in the Star-K Pesach directory. (Information published to the contrary is not up to date.) – Several OU brands are also listed in the PesachGram.

HILL’S PRESCRIPTION DIET PET FOODS: Some varieties have been reformulated and now contain chometz, although they are listed in the Star-K Pesach directory. The following cat and dog foods may contain chometz: “c/d”, and “k/d”. Star-K advises consumers to check for chometz listed on the ingredient panel. If it lists chometz ingredients, including wheat or oat derivatives, it should be put away and sold with the rest of the chometz. If it lists both meat and dairy ingredients, it may not be used all year round.

FIT FRUIT & VEGETABLE WASH: The OU has informed us that this product, which is listed in the OU Pesach Guide, contains kitniyos, and may be used on Pesach provided that one makes sure to thoroughly rinse the produce afterwards.


MAXI-HEALTH has three OU-P products this year: “Stomach & Acid” antacid, “Active Lax” laxative and “Maxi Calm” relaxing formula.