March 21, 2018
Updated 3/21/2017 based on the latest information shared by the major kashrus agencies.
Where Chometz May be Purchased after Pesach
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We have received queries about Target. The status of Target has been changed to problematic.
Stores from which Chometz may be purchased after Pesach:
Wine and liquor stores in Pennsylvania are owned by the state. Therefore, “chometz” drinks which have no Kashrus or other concerns may be purchased at Pennsylvania State Stores immediately after Pesach.
Chometz may be purchased at any Keystone-K establishment.
Supermarkets and national chains are not considered Keystone-K establishments, but follow the following guidelines:
Chometz may be purchased after Pesach at KFM (Kosher Foods and More), ShopRite Roosevelt Blvd. and the following national chains : A & L (supplier), Aldi, BJs, CVS, Costcos, Dollar Tree, Food Lion, Petco, Petsmart, Restaurant Depot, Rite-Aid, Royal Farms, Sam’s Club, Shopper’s Food Warehouse, Save a Lot, Trader Joes, Walgreens, Walmart, Wegman’s, and Whole Foods.
In addition to this the following stores in the Greater Philadelphia area are OK: All Giants of the Ahold Group (this includes all Philadelphia area Giants), Wawa, and ShopRite Roosevelt Blvd. This does not apply to Giants in other areas of the country which are under different ownership.
Acme Markets now have significant Jewish ownership. The OU took care of selling the “chometz” for all Acme Markets. Therefore, one can shop at all Acme Markets immediately after Pesach.
Quick turnover items (like bread, cake, and bagels) may be purchased at any major store two weeks after Pesach. Slower turnover items (like hard pretzels and pasta) may be purchased four weeks after Pesach.
Food items which may contain an insignificant amount of Chometz may be purchased at any store after Pesach.