Owning Non-Kosher food

May one own non-Kosher food in his home?[1]

It is forbidden to own non-Kosher food in one’s home for a long period of time due to fear one may come to eat the food. The food is thus to be discarded.

How long may the non-Kosher food remain in ones home?[2] All non-Kosher foods may remain in one’s home for a short period of time, between one to two months.


[1] Michaber Y.D. 57/20; See Admur 435/4; Kuntrus Achron 446/1; 447/1

[2] Admur 447/1; See Shach 57/47 “21 days is a short time”; Michaber ibid “12 months”

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