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Q. Why do I see fresh-baked bread with a cRc in the supermarket on Pesach?
A. Chametz owned by a Jew on Pesach is not kosher and would not be certified as kosher by the cRc or any other reputable hechsher. Why then might you see freshly baked bread with a cRc in the supermarket on Pesach? There are three possibilities:
Special attention should be paid to the possibility that a bakery is usually kosher-certified but is owned by a Jew and manufactured the bread on Pesach, and the company agreed to leave the cRc symbol off the packaging for the duration of Pesach. In such cases, the hechsher does not actually appear on the label, and a Rabbi verifies that the company complies with its agreement. After Pesach consumers should be careful to purchase only those packages which bear the kosher symbol.