COR Passover guide 2019 says:Perfume, Cologne – make sure that it should not have Chametz-derived alcohol.
What if the label says only denatured alcohol ?
Some view that as a problem as it usually reversible. This is because the government requirement of “denatured alcohol” just requires that the reverse process be more expensive then just buying liquor.
If there is a chance that the alcohol comes from grain products and you follow the strict opinion of denatured alcohol then you should sell it with the rest of your chametz before Pasach.
But if anyone could give us information about the source of the alcohol in this product it would be helpful.
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The topic headings are as follows:
1 Drinking coffee in a non-kosher restaurant. 2,3 Eating in a vegetarian restaurant. 4 Buying fish in non-kosher fish stores. 5,6 Buying fruit and juice in non-kosher stores. 7-10 Laws pertaining to a dishwasher. 11-13 Laws pertaining to a stove top. 14-17 Laws pertaining to an oven. 18-20 Laws pertaining to microwave ovens. 21-22 Laws concerning Cholov Yisroel. 23-25 Bread baked by Jews and non-Jews. 26 Using and kashering a toaster. 27 Cheese made by non-Jews. 28-30 Food cooked by non-Jews. 31 A non-Jew working in the kitchen. 32-35 Kashering utensils. 36-39 Laws concerning dipping utensils in a mikveh. 40-41 Laws concerning buying kosher meat. 42-43 Foods requiring Rabbinic supervision. 44 Definition of ‘glatt kosher’. What is Glatt Kosher mean? 45 Laws concerning old and new flour.
Calling a product kosher to has legal ramifications. Printing a trademarked kosher symbol on a product without certification is illegal. Kashruth organisations somewhat routinely catch products misrepresented as kosher. There are various different responses from kosher agency appropriate for each particular case.
The only goal of a Kashruth agency is to ensure the integrity of kosher products for the Jewish community. Recently a consumer sued in court Adee Flour Mills for misusing there logo. The company was fined 25,000 dollars for the “spiritual trauma” they caused by having a COR on Devil’s Food cake mix.
It seems to have been inherited by OU. What that means for products now that only have that hechser? OU is managing the kashrus of its operations which is good. Sometimes OU keeps the original hechsher kind of as a band thing, but sometimes it differentiates slightly different kashrus standards. Basically at worst it depends on the product. An uncomplicated product would be ok for sure.