Pesach Notice 1 – 2015

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER SHELVES

Please note that the “Pesach section” in retail stores is not under Beth Din supervision. Our certification extends only to the products, and we have no control over how independent retailers pack their shelves. Please check the labels very carefully to ensure that the products are properly certified for Pesach.

KOSHERWORLD is certified by the Kashrut Division and the Pesach shelves have been checked at this store.

 

UOS WEBSITE – PESACH SECTION

The Beth Din Pesach Guide is now available on our website http://www.uos.co.za/kashrut/pesach.asp.

The actual hard copy of the guide will be made available in selected Pick n Pay stores.

The selling of the Chametz should ideally be done personally through your local Rabbi. One can download a sale of Chametz From directly from the website or submit the online Sale of Chametz electronically.

 

IMPORTED PRODUCTS

Some imported products, especially from Israel, carry a valid Pesach hechsher but contain kitniyot or kitniyot derivatives. The custom amongst Ashkenazim is not to consume kitniyot. There are different opinions regarding kitniyot derivatives. Please check labels carefully and make your purchases in accordance with your customs.

Products bearing the OU or Star-K hechsher which are kosher for Pesach will have the letter “P” adjacent to the logo. The “P” is for Pesach, not Parev.

 

INGREDIENTS LISTING ON PRODUCTS

All Kosher for Pesach local products, the actual ingredients conform to our Pesach regulations, irrespective of what appears on the packaging.

 

EGG MATZAH

Chametz is only created by the fermentation of flour of one of the five major grains through the medium of water. Fermentation in the presence of all other liquids – such as fruit juices, wine or eggs – do not create Chametz. The mixture commonly known as Egg Matzah (although it is usually made today with apple or grape juice) may therefore be eaten during Pesach without any concerns of Chametz as long as no water is added to the mixture. If even a drop of water is added to the mixture or to any of its ingredients, the mixture may become Chametz almost immediately.

Because of the concern that water may have been added, the custom among Ashkenazim is to refrain from using Egg Matzah during Pesach, unless it is absolutely necessary for children or the elderly who would have difficulty eating regular Matzah; and even then they may not fulfil the Mitzvah of eating Matzah at the Seder with Egg Matzah.

 

APPROVED BABY FORMULA

Preferably one should use baby formula that is Kosher for Pesach.

If the above is not available then the following, although containing Kitniyot, may be used. However they should be used in separate vessels with separate utensils and washing-up facilities (that will not be used with Kosher for Pesach food items and utensils).

INFACARE® GOLD SOYA1 (PAREV)

INFACARE® GOLD SOYA2 (PAREV)

INFACARE® GOLD SOYA3 (PAREV)

INFACARE® SOYA1 (PAREV)

INFACARE® SOYA2 (PAREV)

LACTOGEN 2 (MILCHIK)

NAN 1 (MILCHIK)

NAN 2 (MILCHIK)

NAN3 (MILCHIK)

There is no Kosher for Pesach baby formula locally produced.

 

HULLET SUGAR

The Huletts Sugar 2.5 kg 2015 Kosher for Passover sugar was produced in January 2015 and the 2014 packaging was used in error.

 

UPDATE TO CERTIFIED PRODUCTS FOR PESACH

Ceres Juices did not manufacture for Pesach 2015.

S.A.D. and Safari – PLAIN apples, apricots (excluding Turkish Apricots) peaches, pears are Kosher for Pesach even without a Kosher for Pesach sticker

S.A.D. and Safari – prunes and raisins (Sunflower Oil) are Kosher for Pesach even without a Kosher for Pesach sticker

Bon Apetit Original Salad Dressing

Cape Aqua (still, sparkling and flavoured water)

Debras (Schmaltz and Vinegar)

Delicious-2-Go Frozen Potato Chips

Fresh ‘n Krispy – Salted Crisps (Palm Oil)

Goldbees Shmaltz

Milly’s Smoked Trout Fillets

Mooz Dairy (milk, cheese, fresh cream and yoghurt)

Selwyn Segal Salted Crisps (Sunflower Oil)

Sunset Design (Chocolates)

Tiberius Fish Emporium

 

PET FOOD UPDATE

Hills have advised us that the information that they had originally provided Dr Hodes was incorrect. They apologise for the error.

The information below replaces page 78 in the Pesach Guide.

HILLS SCIENCE DIET

1. Dogs

Prescription Diet

  • Dry: The entire range is suitable except: B/D, H/D, I/D Low Fat, Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution – Normal Mini and Treats
  • Wet: The entire range is suitable except: W/D and I/D

Normal Diet

  • Dry: The entire range is suitable except: Healthy Mobility Adult – Mini, Medium and Large Breed, Sensitive Stomach, Mature Adult Senior: Mini, Medium and Large Breed (name changed to Active Longevity) and Mature Adult Senior Light (name changed to Advanced Longevity Light), Adult Advanced Fitness – Mini, Medium and Large Breed, Perfect Weight – all sizes.
  • Wet: Only the Light tinned food is suitable.

2. Cats

Prescription Diet

  • Dry: The entire range is suitable except: C/D Multicare and C/D Urinary Stress
  • Wet: The entire range is suitable except: C/D, I/D, J/D, L/D, W/D and K/D
  • Pouches: The entire range is suitable except: I/D, C/D, and K/D

Normal Diet

  • Dry: The entire range is suitable except: Optimal Care Adult Chicken,Active Longevity Mature Adult Chicken, Hairball Control Mature Adult, Ideal Balance, Perfect Weight
  • Wet: None
  • Pouches: None
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