It has been learned that Jerusalem-based Angel’s Bakery, the nation’s largest bakery providing over 30% of the nation’s bread, after Pesach sold breads that were baked, frozen, and sold to a non-Jews, and defrosted and sold after Pesach.
The news of the practice elicited the ire of many who are stringent regarding their practice of only eating breads produced after yomtov, with many stating they would never have suspected Angel’s, which maintains an Eida Chareidis hechsher, of selling pre-Pesach bread after yomtov.
There are also many clients angered over the knowledge that while that paid regular price, they received defrosted and not freshly-baked products.
An Angel’s spokesman responding to the report stated that a “small” quantity of bread is baked and sold ahead of Pesach to permit the bakery to maintain an adequate supply to meet the post-Pesach demand.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)