Products

The Yoshon season is advancing and we are still waiting on confirmation for certain codes. For the time being, we implemented safe dates (highlighted in red below) in order to aid the consumer with his purchases.

Anything after/above the safe date is sofek Chodosh. As the accurate dates become available we will publish them.

Latest updates or changes are written in green.

When a hechsher is listed near the product, the date code corresponds to the product with that hechsher only. Other hechsherim carry different codes.

Flour

Robin Hood, Five Roses & Selection flour.
Year Date Code1 Plant Code2 Comments
2 260 547 Safe date, accurate date coming soon.
2 230 548 All Purpose Flour – retail & Costco pack
2 250 548 Safe date, accurate date coming soon.
2 275 715 Safe date, accurate date coming soon.
2 262 640
1 The Date code corresponds to the Julian date. For example, day 2 -230 is the 230th day of year 2022 which corresponds to august 18 2022. These numbers or lower are Yoshon.
2 The Plant code refers to the plant that the product was manufactured. First, locate the plant code on the full code that is printed on the bag, then read the year and date codes.

Flour – (COR 285) – BB Sept 28 2023 or lower is Yoshon.

Great Plains, P&H, Compliments (Metro) and any flour with a “PH” in the code – Note: The last two digits represent the plant code (02 07 08 09)
lower refers to the middle three digits for ex. 2 269 02. Codes: 2 269 or lower for plants 02 and 08. 2 245 for plant 09 and 2 265 for plant 07

Ardent Mills, Robin Hood, Bakers Hood, Master Hand, Golden Temple or any flour with a COR323 – for plant ‘SK’- a date code of 2-230 or lower.
For plant code ‘MT’ – 274 or lower is Yoshon. For Durum semolina and Atta flour date code of 2-234 or lower.

No Name Flour – If best before date includes “PFM” use the same code as COR 285 flour. For “PH” use the codes noted above for “PH”.
For “AD” a best before code of 2023 SE 19 or earlier, for whole Wheat flour – Best Before codes are 4 months earlier than regular.

PC Flour – All Purpose flour – if the BB date includes “PFM” always Yoshon. Whole Wheat & Organic 2-271 or lower is Yoshon.

Rodelle Flour (20kg bags) – Yoshon until Nov 24, 22 – must have a “P” in the code.

Flour Packed by Fooderie – Regular and Whole wheat is Yoshon.

Bars

Made Good products – lot # 2252 or lower is Yoshon.

Oats

Robin Hood – Old Mill Oats – Robin Hood and Ardent Mill 2 273 or lower is Yoshon.
Ardent Mills (little John) – 2 273 or lower is Yoshon.
Quaker Oats (COR 112) – Any product that contains oats – packaging date of 09 24 P 2 or earlier. (September 24 2022)
No Name Oats – Large Flake, One Minute, Quick – Best Before 2023 SEP 2 or earlier. (this date does not apply to single serve packets)

Barley 

NuPak Barley – If purchased after last week of october it is sofek chodosh.
Johnvince /Quik Kook – If purchased after last week of october it is sofek chodosh.

PC Blue Menu, Great Value – Pearl and soft barley safe date 22274 or lower is Yoshon.
Adar barley – always Yoshon.

Clic Safe date packed before October 1st.
Cedar – PD22010 or lower (PD YDDMM)

Wheat

Cedar soft wheat- PD20111 or lower is Yoshon.

Cereals 

Cheerios – Safe date BB Oct 18 23
Weetabix – (regular and organic) – Yoshon until Jan 2023.
Alpen & Grain Shop High Fibre Crisp – Best Before 27 AUG 2023.
Post Cereals – Shredded Wheat, Spoon Size Shredded Wheat – still yoshon.
Light Wheat Squares, Shreddies – contain barley malt extract – still yoshon.
Dark Wheat Squares, Raisin Bran & 100% Bran are Yoshon if purchased by the end of Oct.
Kellogg Canada (COR 246) All Bran, Raisin Bran, Bran Flakes, Corn Flakes, Honeynut Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies and Corn Pops –
Best Before October 26 or earlier

Pasta

Primo & Unico (COR 78) – Best Before October 24th 2024 or earlier is Yoshon.
Italpasta & all other pasta with a COR 136 – Best Before Oct 3 2024 or earlier is Yoshon.
PC/No Name Pasta (COR 1) – Best Before Oct 3 2024 or earlier is Yoshon.
Ronzoni, Catelli & Lancia (all bearing COR 235 only)Regular Pasta: Best Before Oct 10 2025 or earlier is Yoshon. Specialty Pasta: Egg Noodles,vegetable, healthy harvest and smart taste pasta. Best Before Oct 10 2024 or earlier is Yoshon.
Grisspasta – Regular Pasta: Best Before 2025 Oct 10. Specialty Pasta: Whole Grain, Vegetables, Egg Pasta – Best Before 2024 Oct 10 or earlier is Yoshon.
Catelli (with an MK) – same codes as Grisspasta.
Ferenez /Mama (MK) – always Yoshon..

Couscous

Zinda – Thin regular Medium only (not pearled) lot 02v243 or earlier. Note: Disregard the firs two digits. The letter represends the year. (u=2021 v=2022). 243 the day code.
Cedar –(Thin regular and medium only) PD20310 (PD2=year 2022 03=day of month 10=month,october)

Spices

All gravy, poutine and soup bases should be checked for flour.
Premier Ingredients– Everything is Yoshon
PureSpice – Everything is Yoshon except Shawarma mix, chicken soup base and Poutine Gravy.
Poutine sauce Best Before: 11 – 2025 or lower is yoshon. Shawarma spice/seasoning Best Before: 08-2025 or lower is yoshon.
Chicken soup base econo- Best Before: 10 – 2025 or lower is yoshon.
BSA WEIBERG -soup base and vegetarian poutine sauce contain flour.

Pastry dough

Beteavone – Everything is Yoshon.
Cedar (MK 562) – Brick pastry sheet is still Yoshon.

Ice Cream-

Abes ice cream – Cookie cream ice cream is Yoshon.