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2016/5777 Canadian Yoshon Update #3


Date: February 8, 2017


The Yoshon cutoff dates for the following products are as follows:

Robin Hood and Five Roses Flours


Date Code1

Plant Code









All Purpose Flour only




Cake and Pastry Flour only









1These numbers or lower are yoshon. Isolate the plant code from the full code that is printed on the bag and then find the year and date codes.

Flour - (COR 142) - code of 6 256 7 or lower.

Flour - (COR 285) including No Name & Great Value - Regular- Best Before code of 2017 SE 30 or earlier. Whole Wheat - BB code of 2017 MR 30 or earlier. Organic – Best Before code of 2017 OC 19 or earlier. Whole Wheat - BB code of 2017 AP19 or earlier.

Any flour with a ‘PH ‘ in the code incl. Great Plains, Compliment and other brand names – If the number after PH in the code is ‘7’ a BB date of 2017 SE 11 or earlier. If the number it’s ’2’ a BB date of 2017 SE 22 or earlier.

Alternative coding; 6 256 7 or lower, 6 266 2 or lower.

Bakers Hood , Sunspun  (COR323) - If the plant code is ‘MT’ a date code of       6 267 or lower. If the plant code is ‘SK’- a date code of 6 263 or lower.

Robin Hood - Old Mill Oats - code of 6 277 or lower.

Quaker Oats (COR 112)

All products containing oats and/or oat bran - date code of 0828P6 or earlier.

Costco Pack – last four digits of the Best Before coding of 6241 or lower (ignore the other codes, i.e. 2016 SE 28  4BI09H  6241).

Wheat Bran and A.J. Pancake Mix - date code of 0921P6 or earlier.

Muffets Shredded Wheat is always yoshon.

General Mills

Cheerios (all types that contain oats - Best Before 07OCT 2017.

Nature Valley Granola bars - Best Before date of 22 SEP 2017 (in variety packs you have to check the date on each bar, not the date printed on the exterior box).

Fibre 1 cereal is always yoshon.


Weetabix (regular and organic) - will remain yoshon.

Alpen - Best Before code of 2017 SEP 28 or earlier.

Grain Shop High Fibre Crisp - Best Before code of 2017 SEP 28 or earlier.

Barbara’s Bakery (COR123)

Morning Oat Crunch Original, Puffins Original and Puffins Cinnamon - Best Before 2017 DEC 13 or earlier.

Post Cereals (COR 114) - Shredded Wheat, Spoon Size Shredded Wheat - Regular, Honey Toasted, Cinnamon and Wheat ‘n Bran, Light Wheat Squares are always yoshon.

Shreddies - Regular, Honey, and Maple, Dark Wheat Squares and 100% Bran - will remain yoshon.

Kellogg Canada (COR 246)

All Bran, Raisin Bran, Bran Flakes, Corn Flakes, Honeynut Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies and Special K - products are still yoshon.

Corn Pops – are yoshon (oat flour is not a yoshon concern)

Froot Loops - Best Before code of 2017 SE 27 or earlier.

Presidents Choice (COR 123 or 1)

Fruity O’s - Best Before 2017 DEC 13 or earlier.

Toasted Oats O’s, Honey Nut Oats O’s - Best Before 2017 NOV 17 or earlier.

Crunchy Maple Almond, Mixed Berry or Cranberry Almond – Best Before code of 2017 SEP 28 or earlier.

Loads of Raisins Raisin Bran, Woven Wheat Squares, Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes - will remain yoshon.

PC Blue Menu

Multigrain O’s – Best Before code of 2017 DEC 8 or earlier.

Fibre First, Bran Flakes and Fibre Plus Bran Flakes  - will remain yoshon.

Crunchy Whole Grain with Almond – BB code of 2017 NOV 17 or earlier.

PC Organics- Wheat Squares and Raisin Bran - will remain yoshon.

Compliments (COR 313)

Balance Multigrain Flakes with Almonds or Triple Berry - Best Before code of 2017 DEC 8 or earlier

Balance Wheat Squares, Bran Flakes & Very High Fibre Bran - will remain yoshon.  

Barley – chodosh is in the stores.

Kolbo - has yoshon barley and flour.

Kosher City -flour and barley repacked by Kosher City is currently yoshon.

Savours - has yoshon barley and flour.

PC Blue Menu Barley- Pot Barley BB 2018 SEP 1, Pearl Barley BB 2018 SEP 7.

Quik Kook Barley -Pot Barley code of 7519 or lower, Pearl Barley code of 6795 or lower.

NuPak Barley Pot Barley - BB code of 2018 SEP 11or earlier,                       Pearl Barley - BB code of 2018SEP 25 or earlier.


Primo, COR 78 - code of RO 6413E or lower or BB/MA Oct 12, 2019 or earlier.

Italpasta  - BB/MA Oct 13, 2018 or earlier.

All other pasta with a COR 136 –same as Italpasta.

Unico - same coding as for Primo.

PC/No Name Pasta (COR 1) - use same codes as Italpasta.

Ronzoni (Catelli & Lancia) (COR 235) - Regular (white) pasta - BB code of OCT 1 19. Smart, Whole Wheat, Egg, and Vegetable pasta- code of OCT 1 18.

Grisspasta - code of 292A6 or lower.

Ferenez (Mama)‘MK’ - products will remain yoshon.

Pita Bros  and Holyland Pita - will remain Yoshon.

Wraps (COR 722) - If there is an ‘S’ following the code, a code of 6265 or lower.  If there is a ‘W’, a code of 6267 or lower.

Lenchner’s - will remain Yoshon.

Uri Pastries - will remain Yoshon.

Maison Puff Pastry (COR 571) - will remain Yoshon


Local Establishments - This information is only applicable for products manufactured by the said establishments, on site.

The COR has placed a Yoshon Certificate in each of these establishments detailing all products. Please refer to it in case of any doubts.

Some of the establishments detailed below produce both Yoshon and non-Yoshon products. Kaylim  may not be dedicated exclusively for Yoshon products.

Aish Tanoor - Pita and Laffa are Yoshon.

Amazing Donuts - All baked goods are yoshon.

Aroma Espresso Bar - Only products that are marked “Yoshon”.

Bali Laffa (North & South) - Pita and Laffa are yoshon.

Brooklyn Toto Burger - Buns and Burgers are Yoshon.

Bubby's Bagels - All products baked on site are Yoshon.

Dr. Laffa (North & South) -Pita and Laffa are yoshon.

Grodzinski (both locations) - All products manufactured on site are yoshon excluding wraps and those containing oats.

Hermes - All products that are manufactured on site are yoshon.

Howie T’s Burger Bar (North location) - Buns and burgers are yoshon.

Hummus Factory s - Pita is yoshon.

Isaac’s - All products that are manufactured on site are yoshon.

King David Pizza (all locations) - Pizza, Falafel & Bourekas are yoshon.

Kosher City Plus - All products baked in the  Kosher City Bakery are yoshon except bagels and fruit stick rugelach.

My Zaidy’s Bakery - All products that are manufactured on site are              yoshon excluding organic bread, soups & pretzel bagels.

My Zaidy’s Pizza - Pizza is yoshon (except imitation pepperoni).

Pizza Cafe - Pizza (except imitation pepperoni), Falafel & Bourekas are yoshon.

Richmond Kosher Baker - All products that are manufactured on site are yoshon.

Slice n Bites -Pizza, Falafel, Pasta, Baguettes, Baked Goods, French Fries, Croutons and Tempura are Yoshon

Sobey’s Bakery- only products that are marked “Yoshon”.

Savours - carries baked products from other establishments that are yoshon.

Tov Li Pizza (both locations) - Pizza (reg.  & spelt) & Falafel. See instore signage for the list of additional yoshon items.

Yehudaleh’s Pizza - Pizza (except imitation pepperoni) & Falafel are yoshon.


Please Note:

This update includes all information in previous updates. Changes are indicated in italics

The above information applies to products manufactured in Canada only.

The COR does not endorse any of its establishments for Yoshon except as detailed above.

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