Are fresh cranberries, bagged with OU (year-round) certification, kosher for Passover?

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According to the cRc site: "Cranberries - Fresh do not require kosher certification. Dried require a reliable kosher certification. "

The Star-K says that fresh produce bought in a supermarket poses no problem.

Chabad.org writes, "Fresh, unprocessed fruits and vegetables, however, do not require certification. "

Page 92 of the OU Passover guide (from 2013) says that frozen fruit needs no certification ("However, these issues are not a concern at facilities that process frozen fruit, which does not require Passover certification. "), so I would guess that they would agree that, all the more so, fresh fruit doesn't.

  • The cRc (sic, not CRC) page you link to is not discussing Passover afaict.
    – msh210
    Apr 2, 2015 at 13:21
  • @msh210 thanks for the clarification. I read through their pesach list and they don't mention any concern with fresh cranberries (unlike raspberries, blueberries and blackberries).
    – rosends
    Apr 2, 2015 at 14:58
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    @msh210 regardless, why would a fresh vegetable require any certification? (note: this is not the same thing as checking produce, which is still necessary.) Bagged, certified lettuce exists basically to save people the trouble of checking. Apr 2, 2015 at 14:58
  • Typically frozen veggies are processed on the same lines that make pasta, this would be an issue obviously. This isn't 100% so you'd want to check accordingly. Apr 2, 2015 at 14:59
  • @IsaacKotlocky But the citation in this post is incorrect. The answerer implies the cRc is referring to Pesach. You wanna argue fresh berries don't need KFP certification, I won't be on the other side of that argument -- but don't cite that cRc page as support.
    – msh210
    Apr 2, 2015 at 18:23

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