Costco carries a brand of avocado oil that I think is produced by Whole Foods. I know that OU, and I think other kashrut agencies have stated that 100% pure olive oil needs no special Pesach certification.

Would avocado oil be in the same category? If not, how is the processing of avocado oil different from olive oil that requires certification whereas olive oil does not?

  • I'm voting to close this question as a request for psak
    – Daniel
    Mar 9, 2015 at 2:46
  • I called the OU certifying agency. No, it is not certified for passover.
    – user9085
    Mar 11, 2015 at 15:55
  • @Daniel What about this question makes it a request for psak? This is a halacha question, but it's not asking for personal advice or a StackExchange-produced ruling.
    – Isaac Moses
    Mar 11, 2015 at 16:35
  • @IsaacMoses well I think that the line between halacha questions and RFP is pretty fine, but since this question is about a very specific product, it seems more like a request for psak. I think it would be better to ask a more general question like "how does one determine whether a food product requires explicit Passover certification?"
    – Daniel
    Mar 11, 2015 at 16:40


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