Updated 5/2/2019 based on the latest information shared by the major kashrus agencies. Please visit this site to check for updates.
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. Retail outlets that sell wine and beer and beer stores are not “State Stores”. Bourbon from the Sazerac Distillery is questionable because of distillation and aging under Jewish ownership. You can go onto the Sazerac website to see which brands of Bourbon they produce.
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), House of Kosher (HOK), ShopRite Roosevelt Blvd. and the following national chains : A & L (supplier), Albertson’s, Aldi, Big Lots, BJs, CVS, Costco, Dollar Tree, Food4Less, Food Lion, K-Mart, Petco, Petsmart, Restaurant Depot, Rite-Aid, Royal Farms, Safeway, Sam’s Club, Shopper’s Food Warehouse, Save a Lot, Trader Joe’s, 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 – suburbs included), Wawa, The Fresh Grocer on Walnut and 40th Streets, 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 kitniyos or an insignificant amount of Chometz may be purchased at any store after Pesach.