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Canadian Yoshon Upon #2 2017/5778


Date: December 11, 2017

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

Robin Hood and Five Roses Flours


Date Code1

Plant Code









All Purpose Flour only




Cake and Pastry Flour only









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 - Regular - best before code of 2018 NO 5 or earlier. Whole Wheat - best before code of 2018 AP 5 or earlier.

Any flour with a ‘PH ‘ in the code incl. Great Plains, Compliment and other brand names (Regular and Whole Wheat)- 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’ - a date code of    7 282 or lower. If the plant code is ‘SK’- a date code of 7 249 or lower.

PC and No Name Flour -all flour,s including organic - if the Best Before date includes:   “PFM” use the same codes as COR 285 flour. If “PH” (0)7 or “PH” (0)2 use the codes noted above for “PH”. If “AD”  Best Before of 2018 SE 24 or earlier.

Robin Hood - Old Mill Oats - code of 7 283 or lower.

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 - date code of 1010P7 or earlier.

A.J. Pancake Mixes (all types) - date code of 1002P7 or earlier.

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 & Grain Shop High Fibre Crisp - - Best Before 2018 OCT 3 or earlier.


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 - 2018 SEP 17 or earlier.

Crunchy Maple Almond, Mixed Berry or Cranberry Almond - Best Before 2018 OCT 30 or earlier.

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

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

Crunchy Whole Grain with Almond and Fibre Plus Bran Flakes  - Best Before 2018 NOV 17 or earlier.

Fibre First Multibran - Best Before 2018 NOV 30 or earlier.

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


Compliments (COR 313)

Balance Wheat Squares & Bran Flakes - 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 - code of RO 7471E or lower or BB/MA Nov 20 202019 or earlier.

Italpasta  - BB/MA Oct 24, 2019 or earlier.

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 - BB code of OCT 11 19 or earlier.

Grisspasta- code of 297A7 or lower.

 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 - This information is only applicable for products manufactured by the said establishments, on site.


COR has placed a Yoshon Certificate in each of these establishments detailing all products. Please refer to it in case of any doubts.


Some of the establishments detailed below produce both Yoshon and non-Yoshon products. Kaylim may not be dedicated exclusively for Yoshon products.

Aish Tanoor - Pita and Laffa are Yoshon.

Amazing Donuts - All baked goods are yoshon.

Aroma Kosher Espresso Bar - Only products that are marked “Yoshon”.

Bali Laffa (North & South) - Pita and Laffa only are yoshon.

Bubby's Bagels - All products baked on site are Yoshon.

Dr. Laffa (North & South) -Pita and Laffa are yoshon.

Grodzinski (both locations) - All products manufactured on site are yoshon excluding wraps and those containing oats.

Hermes - All products that are manufactured on site are yoshon.

Howie T’s Burger Bar (North location) - Buns and burgers are yoshon.

Hummus Factory - Pita is yoshon.

Isaac’s - All products that are manufactured on site are yoshon.

King David Pizza (Mt. Sinai) - Pizza, Falafel & Bourekas are yoshon.

Kosher City Plus - All products baked in the  Kosher City Bakery are yoshon except bagels, fruit sticks & rugelach.

My Zaidy’s Bakery - All products that are manufactured on site are yoshon excluding organic bread, soups, baguettes & pretzel bagels.

My Zaidy’s Pizza - Pizza is yoshon (except imitation pepperoni).

Pizza Cafe - Pizza (except imitation pepperoni), Falafel & Bourekas are yoshon.

Richmond Kosher Bakery - All products that are manufactured on site are yoshon.

Slice N Bites -All products that are manufactured on site are yoshon.

Sobey’s Bakery- only products that are marked “Yoshon”.

Savours - All Grodzinski baked goods except oats and wraps are yoshon.

Tov Li Pizza (both locations) - Regular & Spelt Pizza, Pitas, In-house baked goods, Bourekas, Blintzes, Pasta, Soups, White Croutons, Gravy, Barley, Wraps are Yoshon

Yehudale’s Pizza - Pizza (except imitation pepperoni) & Falafel are yoshon.


Please Note:

This update includes all information in previous updates. Changes are indicated in italics

The above information applies to products manufactured in Canada only.

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


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