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Canadian Yoshon Update #1 2017/5778

Date: October 3, 2017

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

Robin Hood and Five Roses Flours


Date Code1

Plant Code





Still Yoshon




All Purpose Flour only




Cake and Pastry Flour only- 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 7251 or lower.

Flour - (COR 285)  - Regular- Best Before code of 2018 SE 11 or earlier. Whole Wheat - BB code of 2018 MR 11 or earlier. 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 2018 SE 8 or earlier. If the number is ’2’ a BB date of 2018 SE 25 or earlier.

Alternative coding; 7 251 7 or lower, 7 268 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 7 249 or lower.

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

“PFM” use the same codes as COR 285 flour. “PH” (0)7 or “PH” (0)2 use the codes noted above for “PH”.  “AD” a Best Before of 2018 SE 24 for white flour, 2018 MR 24 for Whole Wheat. Organic flour is still yoshon.

Robin Hood - Old Mill Oats – still yoshon.

Quaker Oats (COR 112)

All products containing oats and/or oat bran - date code of 0904P7 or earlier.

Costco Pack – last four digits of the Best Before coding of 7248 or lower (ignore the other codes, i.e. 2017 SE 28  4BI09H  7248).

Wheat Bran - still yoshon.

A.J. Pancake Mixes (all types) – 1002P7

Muffets Shredded Wheat is always yoshon.

General Mills

Cheerios (all types that contain oats) - Best Before 19 SEP 2018 or earlier.

Nature Valley Granola bars - Best Before date of 07 SEP 2018  (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) 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 – still yoshon.

Presidents Choice (COR 123 or 1)

Fruity O’s - Best Before 2018 SEP 19 or earlier.

Toasted Oats O’s, Honey Nut Oats O’s - Best Before 2018 SEP 17 or earlier.

Crunchy Maple Almond, Mixed Berry or Cranberry Almond  - still yoshon.

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

PC Blue Menu -Multigrain O’s – Best Before 2018 SEP 19 or earlier.

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

Crunchy Whole Grain with Almond - still yoshon.

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

Compliments (COR 313)

Balance Wheat Squares, Bran Flakes & Very High Fibre Bran - still 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- Best Before 2019 OCT 3 or earlier.

Quik Kook Barley - Any barley with a code of 7745 or higher may be chodosh.

NuPak Barley – any barley with a Best Before date of 2019 SEP 14 or later may be chodosh.


Primo, COR 78 - still yoshon.

Italpasta  - still yoshon.

All other pasta with a COR 136 –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) - Regular (white) pasta - BB code of OCT 1 20 or earlier. Smart, Egg and Vegetable pasta – BB code of OCT 1 19 or earlier.  Whole Wheat is still yoshon.

Grisspasta- still yoshon.

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 7271 or lower is yoshon.  If there is a ‘W’, a code of 7269 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 to be issued after Succos.

This update is not complete; however, due to the time sensitive nature of the changeover dates contained within, it is being issued now. A more complete update will be issued iy’h after Succos.


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