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Yoshon Update #1: October 9, 2011


Yoshon Update #1

Date: October 9, 2011

The Yoshon cutoff dates for the products listed below are as follows:

Robin Hood and Five Roses Flours


Date Code1

Plant Code



Will change mid Oct.




All Purpose Flour only


Cake and Pastry Flour only - still Yoshon


Still Yoshon


Still Yoshon

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 1275 7 or lower.

Flour - (COR 285) including No Name- Regular ( - Best Before code of 2012 SE 25 or earlier. Whole Wheat - BB code of 2012 MR 25 or earlier.

Great Plains Brand (Costco-mf’g by P&H)) and Metro Flour – If the number after PH in the code is ‘7’ a BB date of 2012 OC 3 or earlier. If it is a different number it is still yoshon

Bakers Hood , Sunspun  (COR323) - If the plant code is ‘MT’ – still yoshon. If the plant code is ‘SK’ a date code of 11 249 or lower.

Robin Hood - Old Mill Oats – still yoshon.

Quaker Oats (COR 112)

All oat products containg oats - date code of 09 26 P 1 or earlier.

Costco Pack - coding of 1xx26I or lower.

Wheat Bran, Oat Bran cereal, A.J. Pancake Mix – all products are still yoshon.

Muffets Shredded Wheat is always yoshon.

General Mills(mf’g in USA, for export to Canada only, OU certified)

Cheerios (excluding MultiGrain) – still yoshon.

MultiGrain Cheerios - date code of 02SE2012 or earlier is definitely yoshon.

Nature Valley Granola bars - code of 03OC2012 or earlier.

Fibre 1 cereal is always yoshon.

Weetabix - all products are still yoshon.

Presidents Choice (COR 123) - all products are still yoshon

Compliments (COR 313) -- all products are still yoshon.

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

Shreddies - Regular, Honey, and Maple Crunch, Dark Wheat Squares and 100% Bran - products are still yoshon.

Cranberry Almond Crunch, Wild Blueberry Almond Crunch - code of 12SE12 or earlier is definitely yoshon.

Kellogg Canada (COR 246)

All Bran, Raisin Bran, Bran Flakes, Corn Flakes, Honeynut Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies and Special K, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Cruncheroos- products are still yoshon.

Just Right and Muslix (all types) - any product with a code of 2012 SE 07 or earlier is definitely yoshon.

Instant Oats Packets for Co-op, Western Family, Sobeys, Safeway, Walmart, Dollarama, Metro, Irresistible (OU)  - products are still yoshon.

Barley – chodosh is starting to make its way into stores.

Kolbo - has yoshon barley and flour.

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

NuPak Barley - code of 1271 or lower.


Primo, COR 78 - code of 1395A or lower (alternate code 2014 SE 30 or earlier).

Italpasta (brand name only) -products are still

All other pasta with a COR 136 -code of 05SE13 or lower

Unico - same coding as for Primo.

Ronzoni (Catelli & Lancia) (COR 235) - all products are still yoshon.

 Multigrain - code of SEP 20 13 or earlier is definitely yoshon.

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

Pita and wraps– all pita and wraps are currently yoshon, will change immediately after Yom Tov

Lenchner’s, Uri Pastries, Maison Puff Pastry (COR 571) – products are still yoshon.

Local establishments – Baked items are still yoshon. A detailed list to be issued after Yom Tov.

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