KLBD reveals additional Pesach items

Kashrut authority lists products that consumers can purchase for the festival "in extremis"


The London Beth Din is again this year easing the strict rules governing Pesach food to help shoppers during lockdown.

Guidance issued by the Kashrut Division of the London Beth Din (KLBD) lists 30 products which can be used “in extremis”.

Items range from hand sanitiser and honey to instant coffee and condiments.

A KLBD spokesperson stressed that such items were “intended only for circumstances when regular supervised products are not available, or if people are in isolation and unable to go shopping themselves or have kosher for Pesach supervised products delivered to their home”.

Among the “leniencies” are permission "in extremis" for using brands of salt other than Saxa and brands of sugar other than Tate & Lyle. 

Foodstuffs still banned including various soft drinks, tinned tomatoes and potatoes, prunes, gherkins, olives and jams.

Non-food items certified as Kosher for Pesach by the KLBD include cosmetics, medicines, pet food and cleaning products.

According to the Beth Din, “unlike last year, Passover-supervised products are widely available via internet shopping, home deliveries, click and collect, 24-hour shopping and some charitable organisations”.

As the pandemic took hold last spring, the Beth Din announced an unprecedented list of items not produced under special Pesach supervision that could be used during the festival.


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