An article from The Star:
Just in time for the big pre-Passover cleanup, SpongeTowels Ultra have been certified kosher.
Many standard paper towels are glued to the tube with an adhesive containing starch that is not kosher for Passover for Ashkenazi Jews. They would have to avoid at least the last sheet, but now they don’t have to worry about any contamination. No non-kosher animal by-products are used in the manufacturing of the paper towels, either.
During Passover, corn, legumes and rice (known as kitniyot) are prohibited for Ashkenazi Jews (from Central and Eastern Europe). They are permissible for Sephardic Jews (Middle Eastern background).
The Kashruth Council of Canada inspected the factory in Crabtree, Que., and certified the towels kosher. The maker, Kruger Products, says the change is a response to consumer demand. Suggested retail price is $7.99 for six rolls.
I didn’t even know it was a problem to begin with, but thankfully we are saved from Chometz’ed-up paper towels. I hear some brands do a special run this season. A bit over my head, mefeels.