Diluted Olive Oil

1 Nissan 5774
April 1, 2014

The following information is translated from Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus alert 015/5774 dated 7 Nissan 5774.

There are olive oils offered for sale marked “kosher for Pesach” that are not pure, but mixed with other components and they are not marked “contains kitnios”. At times the kashrus is fraudulent as well.

These items, which often contain soya oil too, are generally detectable by their low price.

In addition, at times soya oil is also mixed into red paprika without delineating “kitnios” on the label.

One may view the original Hebrew document on Google Drive at the following link.

April 1, 2014



  • Tziyona Kantrowitz
    April 7, 2014 - 16:14 | Permalink

    What brand names are fraudulent? How am I supposed to figure out what not to buy?

  • April 7, 2014 - 19:23 | Permalink

    My suggestion is to only buy olive oil with the logo of the national council, which verifies the integrity of the oil. This generally costs a bit more but you then know what you are buying. I have written a bit about the growing number of bogus olive oils for sale in Israel.

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