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Canadian Yoshon Update #1


Yoshon Update #1

Date: October 15, 2012

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

Robin Hood and Five Roses Flours


Date Code1

Plant Code








All flours except cake and pastry.




Cake and Pastry Flour only


Will change Dec 2012




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. *Date codes 261 &262 are sofek chodosh.

Flour - (COR 142) - code of 2288 7 or lower.

Flour - (COR 285) including No Name- Regular  - BB code of 2013 AU 26 or earlier. Whole Wheat - BB code of 2013 FE 26 or earlier. Organic BB code of 2013 AU 31 or earlier. Whole Wheat - BB code of 2013 FE 28 or earlier.

Great Plains, P&H, and Compliments (Metro) Brands Flour – If the number after PH in the code is ‘7’ a BB date of 2013 OC 14 or earlier. If it is ‘2’ a BB date of 2013 OC 04 or earlier. Alternative coding; 2288 7 or 2278 2 or lower.

Bakers Hood , Sunspun  (COR323) - For plant code ‘MT’ a date code of 12 260 or lower (2013 SE 16), for ‘SK’ a date code of 12 269 or lower (2013 SE 25).

Creative Bakers (COR323) - All Purpose Flour 12 274, Whole Wheat 12 282

Robin Hood - Old Mill Oats – code of 12 270 or lower.

Quaker Oats (COR 112)

Any product that contains oats - date code of 09 22 P 2 or earlier.

Costco Pack - coding of 2xx22I or lower.

Oat Bran cereal – still yoshon

Wheat Bran, A.J. Pancake Mix – 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 23SE2013 or earlier.

Fibre 1 cereal is always yoshon.



Weetabix reg. and org- are still yoshon.

Alpen - Best before code of 2013 OCT 4 or earlier.

Grain Shop High Fibre Crisp- Best before code of 2013 OCT 4 or earlier.     

Grain Shop Honey Almond Crunch (dairy) – Still yoshon

Presidents Choice (COR 123)

Fruity O’s -Best before code of 2013 OCT 8 or earlier.

Toasted Oats O’s - Still yoshon, will be changing shortly.

Honey Nut Oats O’s - Still yoshon, will be changing shortly.

Crunchy Maple Almond, Mixed Berry or Cranberry Almond - BB code of 2013 OCT 4 or earlier.

Loads of Raisins Raisin Bran - still yoshon.

PC Blue Menu -Multigrain O’s – BB code of 2013 OCT 8 or earlier.   

Fibre First, Fibre Plus Bran Flakes - Still yoshon.

Crunchy Almond (dairy) - Still yoshon.

Bran Flakes - are still yoshon.

PC Organics- Wheat Squares and Raisin Bran - Still yoshon.

Compliments (COR 313)

Crunchy Corn Puffs - Best Before code of 13 OC 8 or earlier.

Balance Multigrain Flakes with Almonds or Triple Berry -BB code of 13 OCT 4 or earlier.

Wheat Squares, Bran Flakes and Balance Very High Fibre Bran - Still yoshon.

Organic-Multigrain Squares and Raisin Bran - Still yoshon.

Kellogg Canada (COR 246)

All Bran, Raisin Bran, Bran Flakes, Corn Flakes, Honeynut Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes and Rice Krispies – are still yoshon.                                                                 

Special K - Not yet confirmed. Any code of2013 AU 15 or earlier is Yoshon

Corn Pops - best before date of 2013 OC 12 or earlier.

Froot Loops - best before date of 2013 OC 12 or earlier.

Just Right - best before date of 2013 SE 21 or earlier.

Muslix (all types) - best before date of 2013 AU 10 or earlier.

Bran Buds – 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.

Post Cereals (COR 114) cont.

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

Cranberry Almond and Cherry Almond Crunch, Blueberry Pomegranate Ancient Grains and Nut Medley - Not yet confirmed. Any code of2013 AU 17 or earlier is yoshon

Instant Oats Packets for Co-op, Western Family, Sobeys(Compliments), Safeway, Walmart-G.V., Dollarama, Metro (Selection) (OU)  - Still yoshon

Barley – product in stores is possibly chodosh.

Kolbo - has yoshon barley and flour.

Kosher City flour, barley and baked goods are currently yoshon. Some items will be changing in the near future.

NuPak Barley - code of 2 233or lower.


Primo (COR 78) - code of 2414F or lower (or BB Oct 11 2015 earlier). Primo Pasta that is a product of Italy is always yoshon.

Italpasta (COR136) -14OC14(Oct 14) or earlier

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

Unico - same coding as for Primo.

Ronzoni (Catelli & Lancia) (COR 235)-Regular(white) pasta-code of OCT 3 15. Smart, Whole Wheat, Egg, Multigrainand Vegetable pasta - code of OCT 3 14. 

Grisspasta - code of 283xx2 or lower.

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

Maison Egg Noodles (MK) – code of 283CG2 or lower.


Holyland- will remain Yoshon.

Pita Bros - will remain Yoshon.

Wraps (COR 722) - Still yoshon. If there is a ‘W’ following the time in the code, a code of 2276 or lower.

Lenchner’s- will remain Yoshon

Uri Pastries- will remain Yoshon

Maison Puff Pastry (COR 571) - will remain Yoshon

Local Establishments  - This section not yet complete


Please Note:

The above information applies to products manufactured in Canada only.

Changes are going on daily. Don’t postpone your yoshon purchases.

BB/MA = Best Before/Meilleur Avant (not Best Before ‘May’).

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

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