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The following information on purchae of Chometz foods after Passover 2010 is from a number of sources. The stores listed are acceptable, unless otherwise noted (posted on April 21, 2010).

From the Star-K, KIB, RCC, Young Israel of Brookline, the Denver Vaad and the Detroit Koshergram, and Kosher LA

    National Stores
    • A&P
    • Acme
    • Albertson’s
    • Bed Bath & Beyond
    • Big lots
    • Big Y
    • BJ’s
    • Bristol Farms
    • Christmas Tree Shoppes
    • Coffee Bean
    • CVS
    • Costco
    • Family Dollar Stores
    • Food 4 Less
    • Food Lion
    • Gelson’s
    • Giant
    • Jetro / Restaurant Depot (even though the CEO and COO are Jewish, it is owned by a German group i.e. Metro.)
    • K-Mart
    • Longs Drugs
    • Mars
    • Meir’s Produce
    • Nuts & More
    • Petco
    • Petsmart
    • Publix
    • Ralphs /Kroger
    • Rite-Aid
    • Royal Farms
    • Safeway* see A3053.alert
    • Sam’s Discount Warehouse
    • Shaws/Star Market
    • Seven Eleven
    • Shoppers Food Warehouse
    • Smith’s
    • Staples
    • Stop & Shop
    • Superfresh
    • Target
    • Trader Joe’s
    • Vons Pavilions
    • Walgreens
    • Walmart
    • Wegman's
    • Whole Foods Market
    • Winn-Dixie

Stores in Baltimore, MD
  • A-Z Savings
  • Cocoaccinos
  • Dugan’s Liquor
  • Dunkin Donuts (1508 & 7000 Reisterstown Road)
  • 7-Eleven (Fords Ln, Hooks Ln, Old Ct Rd, Reisterstown Rd north of Slade Ave)
  • Savings Center (4003 Seven Mile Lane)
  • Seven Mile Market
  • Sunsplash
  • Village Liquors
  • Stores in Denver
    • 7-11
    • Amusmints
    • Auerbach’s Kosher Foods
    • Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
    • Crystal Kosher Cuts
    • Dining with Finesse
    • East Side Kosher Deli
    • Grapevine Wines and Liquor
    • Hammond’s Candies
    • King Soopers
    • Millenson Catering
    • Mont Blanc Gourmet Hot Cocoa
    • Occasions by Sandy
    • Old Fashioned Bavarian Bakery
    • Pete’s
    • Robinson Dairy
    • Rocky Mountain Foods
    • Rocky Mountain National Laboratories
    • Rocky Mountain Spice
    • Shalom Park
    • Singer Catering
    • Sweets Candy
    • The Bagel Store
    • The Liege Waffle Factory
    • Udi’s Granola
  • Detroit
    • All COR certified establishments
    • Aldi
    • Farm Fresh
    • Fruitasia
    • GFS (Gordon Food Service)
    • K-Mart
    • Kroger
    • Meijer
    • Nutrifoods
    • One Stop Kosher Market
    • Randazzo
    • Save-A-Lot 11 & Greenfield and 9 & Woodward
    • Westborn

    Chicago Area: From the cRc on March 17, 2010.
    "Please note that we have investigated the local grocery establishments in the metropolitan Chicago area and have not found any issues of Chometz Sh'ovar Hapesach. This includes Dominick's, Garden Fresh, Hungarian, Kol Tuv, Kol Touhy, Moshe New York Kosher, and all Jewel locations."

    Boston Area & Massachusetts:

    • From the Young Israel of Brookline: Boston Area establishments from which chometz may be purchased following Pesach:
      The Butcherie, (Brookline) (ask for glatt meat section and check the hechser on all other products), Café Eilat, Catering by Andrew, Cheryl Anns, Dushez Catering, J.P.Licks, Jerusalem Pita & Grill, Kupel’s, Milk Street Café, Ora Catering, Rubin’s Deli, Rosenfeld Bagel Co., Stop & Shop Bake Shop, Taam China, Taam China II
    • From the Rabbinical Council of New England: All caterers, facilities and resteraunts under the Vaad’s supervision are acceptable to buy from immediately after Pesach.

    California: FROM THE RCC:

    • We were not successful in convincing 99 Cent Only Stores to do a Mechira this year.
    • We have no information on Erewhon this year.
    • It has been brought to our attention that Smart and Final stores are owned by an entity that is subject to “Sale of Chometz” . we are not aware of an Machira having been executed. Therefore, Real Chometz may not be purchased until Lag Baomer (May 2, 2010)
    • Following are examples of “Real Chometz” and may not be purchased until above date:
      • Bread
      • Cake
      • Cereals with primary ingredient of: oats, wheat or barley
      • Cookies
      • Pasta
      • Pretzels
      • Rolled Oats
      It is reasonable to assume that freshly baked and delivered items at S&F, manufactured by outside companies which are not Jewish-owned, are permissible 10 days after Pesach.
      Following are examples of products that are not Halachically considered “Real Chometz” and may be purchased:
      • Barley
      • Flour WITHOUT malted barley as an ingredient
      • Food coloring
      • Ketchup
      • Mayonnaise
      • Mustard
      • Pickles
      • Vanillin
      • Vinegar (from unknown source)
      • Yeast and yeast extract
      Additionally, a Mechirah was done for the following establishments*:
      • Sadaf / Soofer Company
      • Wine & Liquor Depot
      • West Pico Foods
      (*in accordance with Igros Moshe Vol.1 resp. 149 ; vol.2 resp. 91 and other Poskim. See Piskei Teshuvos 448-83)

    Ed. note: Check with your local rabbinical authority regarding establishments in your community.

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