An article in The Jewish Week last week (“Sprucing Up A&P’s Kosher Aisle", April 15 ) described the sale by C&S, one of the largest wholesale distributors of grocery items in the Northeast, of their chometz this year and implied that the sale was endorsed by the Orthodox Union. The sale of chometz by a food establishment that continues to operate on Pesach is a matter of significant dispute among poskim (halachic decisors). The OU does not endorse the current C&S chometz sale and recommends that people seek guidance from their local Orthodox rabbi.
Rabbi Menachem Genack
New York, NY