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July 2014

Does every food require kosher certification?

Listed below are some products that do not require kosher certification if they do not have additives, and, if food items are not a product of Israel (if from Israel, needs reliable certification). Check back from time-to-time, since there may be changes.

Note:This list is not for Passover use
Aluminum Foil
Applesauce plain only, even with high fructose corn syrup and vitamins
Baking powder
Baking soda
Beer
domestic unflavored
Bran
unprocessed
Buckwheat
raw
Carob Powder
Cocoa Powder
plain (not cocoa mix)
Coffee
ground unflavored
Corn Meal
Corn Powder
Corn Starch
Dental floss
Dishwashing gloves
Farina-raw
plain
Grains
raw
Honey-pure
unflavored
Lip Gloss
even flavored
Molasses
unflavored
Oats-pure
raw
Oven cleaner
Paper plates, cups, napkins
Popcorn kernels-plain
raw
Plastic wrap,bags do not need a hechsher even for hot

Paper for cold does not need a hechsher

Salt
Silver polish
Split peas
raw
Sugar-cane, beet, brown, confectioners
Tea
unflavored
Water-unflavored
even with fluoride
Note:This list is not for Passover use


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