The Vaad Hakashrus, in collaboration with our very reputable store owners, ensures that all stores under the Vaad Hashgacha perform a proper mechirah of their chometz and are supplied by companies that are either non-Jewish owned or have performed a mechirah. As a result, chometz may be purchased from Vaad-supervised stores immediately following Pesach.
As a community service, we are sharing with the Rabbonim the following list of stores (based on the STAR-K’s list, and AKO research) where the stores either sell their chometz or are owned primarily by non-Jews. One may therefore purchase from them right after Pesach:
• Key Food (local – 2 in Valley Stream – 935 Rosedale Rd, & 1805 Central Ave)
• Rite Aid
• Trader Joe’s
• Shoprite (Gateway Center)
• Stop & Shop
• Whole Foods
• Spruce D’vine (local)
It is our understanding that the following stores do not have Jewish ownership; however, we cannot verify with complete certainty:
• King Kullen (Local)
• Liquor Warehouse (local)
• Five Towns Wines (local)
If any of the Rabbonim have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Vaad.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Yom Tov!