Canadian Yoshon Preview#2: January 24, 2022 Title Image

Welcome to the first bits of Yoshon information for Canada for 2022.

This list in not complete, due to the time sensitive nature of the changeover dates detailed below, it is being issued now.

Please note: The supply chain/distribution has changed and products are on the shelves in retail market as early as 1-2 weeks after being manufactured. Don’t assume that the product on the shelves is yoshon because the manufacture only started processing chodosh two weeks earlier.

Robin Hood, Five Roses & any co-packed flours using the following plant codes

YearDate Code1Plant CodeComments
2 547Yoshon until the end of Sept.
2230548All Purpose Flour – retail & Costco pack
2 548Cake and Pastry Flour only is still yoshon
2 715Yoshon until the Oct. 20.

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 285)  – White Flour,  Whole wheat & Organic are still yoshon. Anticipated c/o beginning of Oct.

Great Plains, P&H, Compliments (Metro) and any flour with a “PH” in the code – The lot # will start with a 2 (for 202) then xxx for the date then xx for the plant i.e. 2 269 02. 2 269 for plants 02 and 08. 2 245 for plant 09 and 2265 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’ – anticipated changeover is 2-274.

For Durum semolina and Atta flour a date code of 2-234 or lower.

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

PC Flour – All Purpose flour – if the BB date includes “PFM” it will remain yoshon. Whole Wheat & Organic are still yoshon. Anticipated c/o beginning of Oct.

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

Robin Hood – Old Mill Oats – are still yoshon.Anticipated c/o mid Oct.

Quaker Oats (COR 112) – Any product that contains oats – date code of 09 24 P 2 or earlier.

No Name Oats – Large Flake, One Minute, Quick – Best Before 2023 SEP 2 or earlier. (this date does not apply to single serve packets)

Cheerios – are still yoshon. Anticipated c/o is second week of Oct.

Weetabix – (regular and organic) are yoshon until Jan 2023.

Alpen & Grain Shop High Fibre Crisp – Best Before 27 AUG 2023.

Post Cereals – Shredded Wheat, Spoon Size Shredded Wheat – all types, Light Wheat Squares, Shreddies – all types, Dark Wheat Squares, Raisin Bran & 100% Bran are yoshon until 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 – are yoshon until the end of Oct.

Barley – PC Blue Menu Barley, Great Value Barley, Clic, Cedar (Phoenicia), Johnvince / Quik Kook and NuPak Barley – products in the store are still yoshon. Anticipated c/o end of Oct.

Primo & Unico COR 78 – will remain yoshon until the end of Oct.

Italpasta & all other pasta with a COR 136 – Best Before Oct 3 2024.

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

Ronzoni (Catelli & Lancia) (COR 235) will remain yoshon until  mid  Oct.

Grisspasta – Regular – Best Before 2024 Oct 3, Whole Grain, Vegetables, Egg Pasta – Best Before 2023 Oct 3.

Catelli (with an MK) – use same codes as Grisspasta.

Ferenez /Mama (MK) – will remain yoshon.

Lenchner’s  and Uri Pastries – will remain yoshon.