Post Pesach Chometz Information 2019

chometz may be purchased at All Star-K and star-d Establishments immediately after pesach

chometz may be purchased immediately after pesach 2019 at the following storeslocated in the baltimore metropolitan area

when noted, chometz may be purchased only at the specified addresses.

Consumers in other communities should check with their local Vaad Hakashrus for regional store information.

Stores in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area

7-11 Fords Lane,
6401 Reisterstown Rd (at Fords Lane), 1801 Reisterstown Rd (at Hooks Lane),
1 Greenwood Pl (at Old Court Rd.), 620 Reisterstown Rd (near Slade/Milford Mill)
A-Z Savings 6307 Reisterstown Road
Aldi’s
BJ’s
Coffee Bean
Colonial Liquors
Costco
CVS
Dugan’s Liquor
*Dunkin Donuts 1508 Reisterstown Road (at Old Court Road), 7000 Reisterstown Road (near Fallstaff Road)
Food Lion
Market Maven
Petco
Petsmart
Rite-Aid
Royal Farms
Sam’s Club
Save-A-Lot
Savings Center 4003 Seven Mile Lane
Seven Mile Market
Shoppers Food Warehouse
Shoprite 37 Aylesbury Road, Timonium
Trader Joe’s
Walgreens
Walmart
Wegmans
Whole Foods
Wine Loft

For updated information, regarding stores where chometz may be purchased, please see www.star-k.org/passover.

* Only these two locations of Dunkin Donuts are under the certification of Rabbi Sholom Salfer.

Please note that it is permissible to purchase products at these Dunkin Donuts on Motzei Pesach,
April 27, ONLY AFTER 10:00 p.m. (this time meets the requirement of בכדי שיעשו.

Purchasing Chometz After Pesach from Giant, Safeway & Target in Baltimore

Due to issues regarding possible Jewish owned distributors, in general, it is commendable not to purchase chometz from the stores listed below until the Sunday after Lag B’omer, May 26th, 2019. However, A&L Foods distributor of kosher foods (to Giant, Target, and Safeway in Baltimore) sells their chometz through STAR-K and therefore the indicated items may be purchased immediately after Pesach.
Furthermore, all fresh-baked breads and buns with reliable kosher certification are supplied by local vendors and are acceptable even at the stores below. Some examples are H&S, Arnold, Pepperidge Farm, and in-house store brands of sandwich bread, rye bread, and hot dog and hamburger buns.
Giant – Consumers may purchase chometz immediately after Pesach from the following designated Kosher Food Sections: Dry, Frozen, & Refrigerated. Also, consumers may purchase fresh baked breads immediately after Pesach. It is commendable not to purchase chometz from other sections until May 26.
Safeway – Consumers may purchase chometz immediately after Pesach from the following designated Kosher Food Sections: Dry, Frozen, & Refrigerated. Also, consumers may purchase fresh baked breads immediately after Pesach. It is commendable not to purchase chometz from other sections until May 26.
Target – Consumers may purchase chometz immediately after Pesach from the designated Kosher Dry Food Items Section. Also, consumers may purchase fresh baked breads immediately after Pesach. It is commendable not to purchase chometz from other sections until May 26.
We do not have information regarding these stores in other parts of the country.

When Chometz may be Purchased after Pesach from Stores/Distributors that do not Sell their Chometz

Major Jewish Owned Supermarkets that do not sell their Chometz

Sunday, May 12, 2019  (2 weeks after Pesach)

Supermarkets that Purchase from Jewish owned Distributors that do not sell their Chometz

Sunday, May 26, 2019  (4 weeks after Pesach)

Jewish Owned Liquor Stores that do not sell their Chometz

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 (after Shavous)

Beer After Pesach in Maryland

There is an issue of Chometz She’avar Alav HaPesach regarding many brands of beer sold in the state of Maryland. For specific information regarding which brands and locations are affected, see www.star-k.org.

Beer After Pesach in New York

As is well known, many brands of beer sold in New York City and surrounding counties are distributed by a Jewish owned company. Although a number of Rabbonim have worked with the company to affect a mechiras chometz, long standing STAR-K policy has always been not to rely on a mechira in these types of situations. Each individual should consult his Rav for guidance. For more information, please see www.star-k.org.