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  3/2/2014, Adar 30, 5774

Rabbinate: Kosher for Passover Imprint Yes, Sticker No

The Chief Rabbinate released, Sunday evening, detailed instructions for Passover kashrut and grocery chains. It said a product's kashrut should be printed on its package and not on a sticker, although stickers would be allowed if approved ahead of time in writing by the rabbi giving the certification.

The rabbinate said similar-looking kosher-for-Passover and non-kosher-for-Passover products should not be next to each other on the shelf. Leavened products, which are banned during the holiday, should be hidden in a strong cover to avoid their being sold during the holiday. Similarly, the barcode of a leavened product should be blocked so it cannot be sold.