2015 Pesach Products List
BUFFALO VAAD HAKASHRUS –RABBI MOSHE TAUB
Medication and Antacid List are found at the end of this list
- ALL JOYVA PRODUCTS (UNDER R’ SHEINKOFF JUST FOR PESACH) ARE STRONGLY
DISCOURAGED AND OFTEN CONTAIN REAL KITNIYOS 
- All types of ointments, creams, nail polish, body wash, shampoo, hand lotions
(as opposed to hand sanitizers), eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, blush, foot and
face powders, and ink and paint may be used regardless of its ingredients.
Colognes, perfumes, hairspray, shaving lotions and deodorants that have
restorable denatured alcohol should not be used. 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.
- Lipstick that contains chometz should not be used
and a fresh stick should be started on Pesach.
5 –Recommended CHILDREN’ CHEWABLES:
Singular 4 and 5mg; Claritin Chewable Grape (not redi-tabs); Advil Children’s
Suspension in all flvs; Advil Infant Drops; Bayer
Aspirin- Aspirin Plus, PM Caplets, Low-Dose Chewable 81mg (Cherry,
Orange); Walgreens Junior Strength Ibuprofen Chewable Tablets
– PeptoBismal (plain, liquid);Alka-Seltzer (original tabs); Metamucil
original powder; Mylanta chewables Max-Strength cherry & mint
Food info see star-k.com -
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.
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/
Baby carrots are best with a ‘kosher for Passover’ symbol but may be
purchased without one.
 See entry
#5 in ‘NOTES’ following this chart for a list; antacids will be
hold back medication from children without speaking to a Rav. If one can’t
reach a Rav then a chewable must be given.
This applies to deodorants / antiperspirants that have restorable denatured
alcohol. This stringency only applies to items in a pure liquid form. The
following are acceptable even in aerosol cans (liquid): Arrid; Dry Idea;
Right Guard; Secret Green Lavender, Spring Breeze (Star K)
I was informed this year that due to changes in how chickens and cows are
fed one could indeed purchase milk and eggs on Pesach without any concern.
We left the chart as is to avoid confusion.
To assure the buyer that this is truly a kosher fish. Studies have shown
that fish sold –especially in restaurants –is very likely not to be the
fish they are claiming it is
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.
Must use separate utensils due to kitniyos. See OU for even more
Cannot contain sweeteners, additives, preservatives or enrichments.
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. If one wishes to invest in Pesach
Keurig machine, the following pods are indeed KFP (even without a special
Mountain Carafe French Roast; Green Mountain Carafe Breakfast Blend;
Newman’s Own Carafe Special Blend; Tully’s Coffee Carafe Hawaiian Blend.
May be used on Pesach if it was purchased before Pesach.
If the lipstick contains chametz it should not be used and a fresh
stick should be started on Pesach.
was informed this year that due to changes in how chickens and cows are fed
one could indeed purchase milk and eggs on Pesach without any concern. We
left the chart as is to avoid confusion.
So long as it/they does not contain added preservatives, or other additives
such as BHT or BHA.
Shelled Pecans do require a KFP.
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
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.
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. Here is the OU’s list of acceptable Rice Milk
for those who need it: Rice
Dream Enriched Unsweetened Original; Harris Teeter; RiceSense
Enriched; Full Circle; Hy-Vee; Meijer; Nature’s Place; Shop Rite; Market
Basket Enriched; Price Chopper Enriched; Wild Harvest Enriched
This refers to brands that have a ‘kosher’ symbol on them, even though
they do not have a ‘Kosher for Passover’ symbol.
It is commendable to purchase Passover brands.
See above footnote 18 in full. Here is the OU’s list of acceptable brands
for those for whom their Rav allows them to consume Kitniyos in this
365 Everyday Value
(Original, Light, and
Unsweetened); Best Choice Clearly Organic; Fit & Active Organic; Fit
&; Active; Fresh & Easy Soysense; Giant ; Green Way; Harris Teeter
Naturals Organic; Harvest Farms; Hy-Vee; Market Basket, Unsweetened; Meijer;
Natural Directions Organic; Nature’s Place; Nature’s Promise Organic; O
Organics; Shop Rite Organic; Shop Rite; Smart Menu Organic; Soy Dream; Stop
Western Family Aseptic; Winn-Dixie Organic
All pure, no dextrose added.
If no “kosher for Passover” toothpaste is available, one may rely on the
many lenient views, but should only purchase Colgate or Aim (all varieties).
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 by
most even for all year round use.