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Rosh Hashanah Alerts

Please see the attached CRC link for information regarding the acceptability and checking requirements of various foods traditionally consumed on Rosh Hashanah.

The Kosher Gourmet and Kroger Toco Hills are selling Fish Heads

Pas Yisroel is a term used to describe bread-like foods that are not only kosher, but in which a Jew is involved in the baking process.
Some people are careful to only eat Pas Yisroel all year round.
Some people are careful to eat Pas Yisroel on Shabbos.
Many people try to keep Pas Yisroel during the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Pas Yisroel is only applied to bread-like foods made from the five major grains require Pas Yisroel: Wheat, Barley, Rye, Oats, and Spelt. This includes Bread, Bagels, Soft Pretzels, Pizza, Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Crackers, and Croutons.

On some products there is a difference of opinion: Hard Pretzels, Blintzes, Thin Wafers, and Wraps.
Corn and Rice do not require Pas Yisroel.

Par-baked foods that are not completely baked, even though they may be edible, are still considered Pas Yisroel if a Jew finishes the baking process.

According to the OU, breakfast cereals are not subject to the laws Pas Yisroel.

Some Brands that are Pas Yisroel
All OU-P (Passover) Matzah products
Dr. Praeger’s Fishies, Fish sticks, Fish Cakes, and Pizza Bagels
Gefen Crakers, Cookies, and Matzoh
Kedem Cookies, Cereal bars, Biscuits, and Crackers
Kineret Cakes and Rugalach
Kitov All Products
Macabee Breaded Eggplant and Breaded Mushrooms
Manischewitz Tam Tams, Italian Coating Crumbs, and all Matzah products
Mishpacha All Products
Osem All Products
OU Pas Yisroel List:

For Local AKC facilities one should check with the mashgiach or the Kosher Certification Letter as to what is Pas Yisroel.

The AKC wishes you a Shanah Tova and a Sweet New Year.