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Last Update: 04/23/14


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Although cRc certified during the majority of the year, certain packages of products manufactured by the following companies may have the cRc logo removed or covered during a short period after Passover. Please be careful to check those products as the cRc does not certify those specific items unless the cRc is on each package.

  • Today's Temptations
  • Eli's Cheesecake
  • Biondillo's


The following Chicagoland stores are either owned by gentiles or have arranged to sell their chometz for Passover.
Please check with your local kashrus agency for details regarding stores
outside of the Chicago area.

  • All cRc certified stores, caterers and factories 
  • Aldi's (All Locations)
  • The Animal Store (Touhy Ave., Lincolnwood, IL)
  • Anton's (Highland Park, IL)
  • Binny's Liquors (All Locations)
  • BJ's (All Locations)
  • City Fresh Market (Devon & Kedzie, Chicago, IL)
  • Costco (All Locations)
  • CVS Pharmacy (All Locations)
  • Dempster Fruit (Skokie, IL)
  • Dollar Tree Stores (All Locations)
  • Food 4 Less (All Locations)
  • Fresh Farms (All Three Locations in the Chicagoland Area)
  • Garden Fresh Market (All Locations)
  • Jerry's Market (Milwaukee Ave. & Oakton, Niles, IL)
  • Jewel (All Locations)
  • Kmart (All Locations)
  • Kroger (All Locations)
  • Lincolnwood Produce (Lincolnwood, IL)
  • Marketplace on Oakton (Skokie, IL)
  • Meijer (All Locations)
  • OSCO Pharmacy (All Locations)
  • Petco (All Locations)
  • Pet Smart (All Locations)
  • Pet Supplies Plus (Lincolnwood, IL)
  • Rosen's Drugs (Devon Ave., Chicago, IL)
  • Sam's Club (All Locations)
  • Save A Lot (All Locations)
  • Seven-Eleven (All stores in the Chicago & Skokie areas)
  • Starbuck's (All Locations)
  • Ted's (Devon)
  • Target (All Locations in Chicago Area)
  • Trader Joe's (All Locations)
  • Treasure Island (All Locations)
  • Wal-Mart (All Locations in Chicago Area)
  • Walgreen's (All Locations)
  • Whole Foods (All Locations)


December 30, 2013

It has come to our attention that Ted's on Devon Avenue and other stores in the Chicago area are selling produce from Israel. The latest to arrive from Israel are persimmons ( which have a brand name of Galilee but do not always state that they are from Israel.

While it is important to support the Israeli economy by purchasing these products, it is crucial that one take Terumah and Ma'aser. Instructions on the procedure can be found on our website at

December 5, 2013

Effective immediately, due to kashruth violations, salmon caviar sold under the brand name Wild Alaska and distributed by Health Garden Corp. is no longer certified as kosher under the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc).

September 3, 2013

Click here to view complete Yoshon guide

August 26, 2013

Chocolate Chunks Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips under the Saco brand, Middleton, Wisconsin, mistakenly bears a plain cRc. In fact, this product is dairy (cholov Stam), as indicated in the ingredients and allergen statement.



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Please call our office for information on any kosher symbols in question.

For clarification on why some symbols are recommended and others are not, you may read
the article on our website titled Understanding the Reliability of Kosher Agencies.  Following is
a link to a list of some recommended symbols Directory of Reliable Kashrus Agencies and their symbols.

HaRav Gedalia Dov Schwartz, Shlit"a
Rosh Beth Din

HaRav Yona Reiss, Shlit"a
Av Beth Din


Rabbi Sholem Fishbane
Kashruth Administrator


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