Everybody is familiar with what “kosher” food is, right? You see the little “circle K” or “circle U” on food labels as the indicator of that product meeting certain religious preparation standards.
For example, for the longest time Oreo cookies were never kosher – sweet tooths had to be satisfied by eating Hydrox cookies instead.
Passover, on the other hand, has a more special label and marketing behind it at the supermarket. That’s where you may see a more elaborate display indicating foods that are “Certified Kosher for Passover” rather than being merely “kosher”.
Kosher for Passover requires the food to be made without ingredients that shouldn’t be eaten during the Passover holiday – this food, like Wonder Bread and cakes and most beers – all contain yeast. And yeast is apparently evil of evils and must be disposed of before the Passover seder can begin. All those foods that can’t be eaten during Passover are classified as “chometz”.
But guess what? Bacon – and we’re talking full-on pork bacon, not that whimpy turkey bacon – can be classified and eaten as “Kosher for Passover”.
And that’s because BACON is a common ingredient in many pet foods. And while pets are not bound to the same dietary restrictions that religion imposes upon the practicing faithful, there is one aspect that does play out in this Passover scenario:
Part of clearing the house of all chometz includes getting rid of any pet food that contains chometz as well. It’s an all-in kind of deal, here. It doesn’t matter that the family dog doesn’t have to keep kosher with their meal (they eat their own poo, after all – how kosher can THAT be?) – if the family has to get rid of the chometz, then the pet food needs to be considered as well.
So that’s why you should take a look at the LIST OF PET-FRIENDLY KOSHER FOR PASSOVER FOODS to see which pet foods have been reviewed for not containing yeast, chometz. Yes, this means that your dog can still enjoy her CHEESE AND BEEF kibble as well as her CHICKEN EGG & BACON COUNTRY PLATTER as part of their every day dining experience.
See – it’s BACON, and it’s KOSHER FOR PASSOVER!
Be sure to click that link for not only KOSHER FOR PASSOVER DOG FOOD, but KOSHER CAT FOOD, KOSHER FISH FOOD, KOSHER HAMSTER FOOD, KOSHER GUINEA PIG FOOD, KOSHER GERBIL FOOD, KOSHER RABBIT FOOD, and KOSHER BIRD FOOD as well
Just don’t lick your fingers as you fill up Fido’s food bowl with that bacon, and you’ll be fine.