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The following information on purchae of Chometz foods after Passover 2011 is from a number of sources. The stores listed are acceptable, unless otherwise noted . I have noted next to the name the agency that listed that store on its list of acceptable stores to purchase chometz products at after Pesach. Please note that for some stores such as supermarkets the distributors are different in different parts of the country. Additional information will be added as it is received. (posted on May 5, 2011).

Information is from the following sources:

National Stores
  • A&P (see *2
  • Acme (Highland Park, Edison rabbis)
  • Albertson’s (Eidlitz, Denver, RCC)
  • Aldi’s (All Locations) (cRc, Detroit)
  • Big lots: (RCC)
  • BJ’s (All Locations) (Star-K, cRc)
  • Bristol Farms: (RCC)
  • Coffee Bean (Eidlitz, Kosher LA, RCC)
  • CVS (All Locations)(Star-K, cRc, EidlitzCostco (All Locations)(Star-K, cRc, Eidlitz, Detroit, RCC)
  • Family Dollar Stores (All Locations)(Star-K, cRc, Detroit)
  • Farm Fresh (Eidlitz)
  • Dominick's (All Locations)(cRc)
  • Food 4 Less (All Locations)(cRc, RCC)
  • Food Lion (Star-K)
  • Gelson’s (Eidlitz, RCC)
  • Giant (see *1 | below for Baltimore); *2
  • Jetro / Restaurant Depot: (Kof-K arranged sale of Chometz, RCC)
  • Jewel (All Locations) (cRc)
  • K-Mart (All Locations) (cRc, Eidlitz, RCC)
  • Kroger (All Locations) (cRc, Detroit)
  • Longs Drugs (Eidlitz, RCC)
  • Mars (Star-K)
  • Meijer (All Locations)
  • Nuts & More
  • OSCO Pharmacy (All Locations) (cRc)
  • Pathmark *2
  • Petco (Star-K, cRc, Eidlitz)
  • Petsmart (Star-K, cRc)
  • Ralphs /Kroger (Eidlitz, RCC)
  • Rite-Aid (Star-K, Eidlitz, RCC)
  • Royal Farms (Star-K)
  • Safeway* (see below for Baltimore), *2
  • Jetro / Restaurant Depot: (Kof-K arranged sale of Chometz, RCC)
  • Jewel (All Locations) (cRc)
  • K-Mart (All Locations) (cRc, Eidlitz, RCC)
  • Kroger (All Locations) (cRc, Detroit)
  • Longs Drugs (Eidlitz, RCC)
  • Mars (Star-K)
  • Meijer (All Locations)
  • Nuts & More
  • OSCO Pharmacy (All Locations) (cRc)
  • Pathmark *2
  • Petco (Star-K, cRc, Eidlitz)
  • Petsmart (Star-K, cRc)
  • Ralphs /Kroger (Eidlitz, RCC)
  • Rite-Aid (Star-K, Eidlitz, RCC)
  • Royal Farms (Star-K)
  • Safeway* (see below for Baltimore), *2, Eidlitz, Denver, RCC
  • Sam’s Club (Star-K, cRc, Eidlitz, Detroit, RCC)
  • Save A Lot (cRc)
  • Shaws/Star Market (YI of Brookline, KVH)
  • Seven Eleven (cRc :All stores in the Chicago & Skokie areas, Eidlitz, Denver, RCC)
  • Shop Rite(*3)- R. Teitz arranged sale of chometz
  • Smart and Final: (RCC)
  • Smith’s (Eidlitz, RCC)
  • Starbuck's (All Locations) (cRc)
  • Stop & Shop (YI of Brookline, KVH)
  • Superfresh* (see below for Baltimore), (see *2
  • Target* (see *1 for Baltimore), also *2; (cRc: All Locations), Eidlitz, RCC)
  • Trader Joe’s (All Locations) (Star-K, cRc, Eidlitz, RCC)
  • Vons /Pavilions (Eidlitz, RCC)
  • Waldbaum's (see *2
  • Walgreens (All Locations)(Star-K, cRc, Eidlitz, Detroit, RCC)
  • Walmart (All Locations)(Star-K, cRc, Eidlitz, Denver, RCC)
  • Wegman's (Star-K)
  • Whole Foods Market (All Locations) (cRc, Eidlitz, Detroit, RCC)
  • Baltimore, MD
    • All Star-k Establishments
    • 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
  • Boston, MA (from Young Israel of Brookline)
    • Blacker’s Bakers
    • The Butcherie
    • Café Eilat
    • Catering by Andrew
    • Cheryl Anns
    • Grape Leaves
    • J.P. Licks
    • Jerusalem Pita & Grill
    • Kupel’s
    • Milk Street Café
    • Ora Catering
    • Rami’s
    • Rubin’s Deli
    • Rosenfeld Bagel Co.
    • Stop & Shop Bake Shop
    • Taam China
    • Taam China 11
  • Chicago, IL from cRc
    • All cRc certified stores and caterers
    • The Animal Store (Touhy Ave., Lincolnwood, IL)
    • Anton's (Highland Park, IL)
    • Binny's Liquors (All Locations)
    • City Fresh Market (Devon & Kedzie, Chicago, IL)
    • Dempster Fruit (Skokie, IL)
    • Extra Value Wine & Liquor (Western Ave., Chicago, IL)
    • Garden Fresh Market (All Locations)
    • Jerry's Market (Milwaukee Ave. & Oakton, Niles, IL)
    • Lincolnwood Produce (Lincolnwood, IL)
    • Marketplace on Oakton (Skokie, IL)
    • Rosen's Drugs (Devon Ave., Chicago, IL)
    • Ted's (Devon Ave., Chicago, IL)
    • Treasure Island (All Locations)
  • Denver, CO from www.scrollk.org
    • 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 & Gluten Free Bakery
  • Detroit, MI
    • All COR certified establishments
    • Fruitasia
    • GFS (Gordon Food Service)
    • Kroger
    • Meijer
    • Nutrifoods
    • One Stop Kosher Market
    • Randazzo
    • Save-A-Lot 11 & Greenfield and 9 & Woodward
    • Westborn
  • Los Angeles area
    • kosherquest.org
      • Cambridge Farms
      • Jon’s
    • RCC: a Mechirah was done for the following establishments**4
        Sadaf / Soofer Company
      • Erewhon
      • 99 Cent Only Stores
      • Wine & Liquor Depot
      • West Pico Foods (*4 in accordance with Igros Moshe Vol.1 resp. 149 ; vol.2 resp. 91 and other Poskim. See Piskei Teshuvos 448-83)

    *1Baltimore Area, Effective Immediately through 5/24/11- from www.star-k.com/alerts/alerts-April2011.htm.
    There are a number of local stores that receive packaged items through a privately owned Jewish company which does not sell its chometz in accordance with Star-K standards. These stores include TARGET, SAFEWAY, SUPERFRESH and GIANT. Other stores may be identified in the near future and we will issue updates as soon as more information becomes available.
    TARGET, SAFEWAY, and SUPERFRESH: These stores receives many of their chometz groceries, baked goods and frozen chometz products from the aforementioned distributor. Therefore, the Star-K recommends that shoppers delay purchasing chometz items from these stores for a four-week period, through May 24 (the Tuesday after Lag Ba'Omer).
    GIANT: Likewise, Giant procures many of its packaged groceries and frozen foods from the aforementioned distributor. Again, shoppers are advised to delay their purchases of these chometz items during the recommended waiting period. Some examples of these products include:

    • Pasta
    • Cereal
    • Packaged cookies
    • Frozen bagels and waffles
    However, there are many products that Giant procures from a different distributor, which does adhere to Star-K standards in the sale of its chometz, and are acceptable. These products include:
    • All heimishe baked goods, such as those sold under the brand names Greens, Zomicks, Osem, and Kedem
    • All heimishe frozen products in the kosher freezer, such as blintzes and frozen pizza
    In addition, please note that all fresh-baked breads and buns with kosher certification are supplied by local vendors and are acceptable. Examples of these are:
    Giant, H&S, Arnold, and Pepperidge Farm: sandwich bread, rye bread, hot dog and hamburger buns.

    *2: Rabbi Belsky has arranged the sale of the chometz for C & S, the Jewish owned distibutor mentioned in the Star-K alert.

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

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