Passover, which occurs every year in the spring, is an 8-day Jewish holiday celebrating the ancient Hebrew’s exodus from Egypt. During this holiday, Jews are prohibited from owning any leavened products made from 5 grains: wheat, barley, oats, rye and spelt.
Every year before Passover, cRc Kosher takes great steps to ensure that Jewish community worldwide has the resources it needs to celebrate the Passover holiday according to Jewish law. Shopping guides, products lists and kosherizing services are just some of the tools available to the community during this most busiest time. Among its preparations, the cRc reviews its certified companies and when needed, makes sure that proper steps are taken to make their clients Passover compliant. To allow companies to function during the holiday, the cRc facilitates a sale of leavened products owned by its Jewish clients and a non-Jew, which thereby removes the leavened products from the company’s possession. After the holiday, the products are then sold back to the manufacturers.
Such sales are relevant to distilleries, where product made from wheat, barley and other grains, can be aged for several years. The cRc, working with Buffalo Trace Distillery and their cRc certified whiskey, was featured in an article for Whisky Advocate. The complete article can be found here.