COR Search

Canadian Yoshon Update #1 2019/5780


Yoshon Update #1

Date: October 8, 2019

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

Robin Hood, Five Roses & Selections Flours


Date Code1

Plant Code





Still Yoshon




All Purpose Flour




Cake and Pastry Flour only- 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 9266 or lower.

Flour - (COR 285)  - Regular- still Yoshon. Organic - still yoshon.

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 2020 SE 23 or earlier. If the number is ’2’ a BB date of 2020 SE 15 or earlier.

Alternative coding; 9 266 7 or lower, 9 258 2 or lower.

Bakers Hood , Sunspun  (COR323) - If the plant code is ‘MT’- still yoshon. If the plant code is ‘SK’- a date code of 9 245 or lower.

PC and No Name Flour -all flour except organic. If the Best Before date includes:

“PFM” use the same code as COR 285 flour. “PH” (0)7 or “PH” (0)2 use the codes noted above for “PH”.  “AD” a Best Before of 2020 SE 19 or earlier. “AD Whole Wheat”, Best Before of 2020 MR 19 or earlier. Organic flour is still yoshon.

Robin Hood - Old Mill Oats - date code of 9 265 or lower.

Quaker Oats (COR 112)

All products containing oats and/or oat bran - date code of 0915P9 or earlier.

Costco Pack – code of 0915 following the Best Before date, 5N9 is the year. Ignore other codes, i.e. 2020 SE10 0915 5N9 9271.

Wheat Bran - still yoshon.

A.J. Pancake Mixes (all types) – still yoshon.

Muffets Shredded Wheat is always yoshon.

General Mills

Cheerios (all types that contain oats) - Best Before 21 SEP 2020 or earlier.

Nature Valley Granola bars – Awaiting updated information.

Fibre 1 cereal is always yoshon.


Weetabix (regular and organic) still yoshon.

Alpen – still yoshon.

Grain Shop High Fibre Crisp - still yoshon.

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 flavours, Dark Wheat Squares and 100% Bran still 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 (Canadian only) - awaiting updated information. Product with a Best Before date of August 30, 2020 is definitely yoshon.

Presidents Choice (COR 123 or 1)

Fruity O’s – still yoshon.

Toasted Oats O’s, Honey Nut Oats O’s - still yoshon.

Crunchy Maple Almond, Mixed Berry or Cranberry Almond - Best Before 29 AU 2020.

Loads of Raisins Raisin Bran, Woven Wheat Squares, Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes – still yoshon

PC Blue Menu -Multigrain O’s - still yoshon.

Fibre First, Bran Flakes and Fibre Plus Bran Flakes - still yoshon.

Crunchy Whole Grain with Almond - Best Before 29 AU 2020.

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

Barley – chodosh may be 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 - Pearl & Pot barley - still yoshon.         

Quik Kook Barley -still yoshon.

NuPak Barley - Barley with a BB date of 2021 AUG 30 or later may be chodosh.


Primo, COR 78 – will be yoshon until Jan 2020.

Italpasta  - still yoshon at least until the end of Oct.

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

Unico - use same coding as for Primo.

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

Ronzoni (Catelli & Lancia) (COR 235) - still yoshon at least until the middle of Nov.

Grisspasta- still yoshon at least until the end of Oct.

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 – still yoshon.  If there is a ‘W’, a code of 9262 or lower is yoshon.

Lenchner’s - will remain yoshon.

Uri Pastries - will remain yoshon.

Maison Puff Pastry (COR 571) - will remain yoshon.


Local establishments - A detailed list will be forthcoming.


This update is not complete; however, due to the time sensitive nature of the changeover dates contained within, it is being issued now.

Ask A Rabbi