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2019/5779 Yoshon Update #3


Date: March 4, 2019

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

Robin Hood, Five Roses & Selections Flours


Date Code1

Plant Code









All Purpose Flour - retail pack only




Cake and Pastry Flour only- Still Yoshon until the end of Nov









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 8261 or lower.

Flour - (COR 285)  - Regular & Organic - Best Before code of 2019 OC 19 or earlier. Whole Wheat - BB code of 2019 AP 19 or earlier.

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 2019 SE 18 or earlier. If the number is ’2’ a BB date of 2019 SE 28 or earlier.

Alternative coding; 8 261 7 or lower, 8 271 2 or lower.

Bakers Hood, Sunspun  (COR323) - If the plant code is ‘MT’- a date code of 8262 or lower. If the plant code is ‘SK’- a date code of 8 235 or lower.

PC and No Name Flour- Regular & 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 2019 SE 25 or earlier. “AD” Whole Wheat, Best Before of 2019 MR 25 or earlier.

Robin Hood - Old Mill Oats - code of 8 291 or lower.

PC Organic  Quick Oats - Best Before 2019 SEP 30 or earlier.

No Name Oats -  Large Flake, One Minute, Quick- Best Before 2019 SEP 30 or earlier (single serve packets not included).

Quaker Oats (COR 112)

All products containing oats and/or oat bran - date code of 0819P8 or earlier (Family Size will have a ‘TV’ code instead of ‘P’).

Costco Pack – last four digits of the Best Before coding of 8231 or lower (ignore the other codes, i.e. 2018 AU19 4BI09H  8231).

Wheat Bran - date code of 1009P8 or earlier.

A.J. Pancake Mixes (all types) - date code of 1008P8 or earlier.

Muffets Shredded Wheat is always yoshon.


General Mills

Cheerios (all types that contain oats) - Best Before 22 SEP 2019 or earlier.

Nature Valley Granola bars – If the product contains a “CO” in the code, a Best Before date of 16 SEP 2019.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) - will remain yoshon.

Alpen and Grain Shop High Fibre Crisp - Best Before 2019 SEPT 10 or earlier.


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

Shreddies (all types)  and 100% Bran - will remain yoshon.

Cranberry Almond Crunch - Best Before 2019 SEP16 or earlier.

Great Grains Nut Medley - Best Before 2019 SEP10 or earlier.

Kellogg Canada (COR 246)

All Bran, Raisin Bran, Bran Flakes, Corn Flakes, Honeynut Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies and Special K - Best Before 2020 FEB 4 are yoshon. Corn Flake crumbs Best Before 2021 FEB 4.

Corn Pops – are yoshon (oat flour is not a yoshon concern).

Froot Loops - Best Before 2019 OCT 8 or earlier.

Presidents Choice (COR 123 or 1)

Fruity O’s  - Best Before 2019 SEPT 26 or earlier.

Toasted Oats O’s, Honey Nut Oats O’s – Best Before 2019 SEP 16 or earlier.

Crunchy Maple Almond, Mixed Berry or Cranberry Almond – BB 2019 NOV 12 or earlier.

Loads of Raisins Raisin Bran, Woven Wheat Squares, Bran Flakes, Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes - will remain yoshon.

PC Blue Menu -Multigrain O’s - Best Before 2019 SEPT 26 or earlier.

Crunchy Whole Grain with Almond - Best Before 2019 NOV 12 or earlier.

Fibre Plus Bran Flakes - Best Before 2019 NOV 12 or earlier.

Fibre First Multibran  - will remain yoshon.

PC Organics- Wheat Squares and Raisin Bran - will remain yoshon.

Compliments (COR 313)

Balance Wheat Squares & Bran Flakes - will remain 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 - Pearl barley  - Best Before 2020 SEP 5 or earlier.         Pot barley - Best Before 2020 OCT4 or earlier.

Quik Kook (COR 345)Pot  barley - a code of 8809 or lower.Pearl barley - a code of 8777 or lower.

NuPak Barley - Barley with a BB date of 2020 OCT 10 or later may be chodosh.

Cedar-  code of 83009 or lower.

Great Value –Pot & Pearl barley - Best Before 2020 OCT4 or earlier.


Primo, COR 78 - still yoshon - Best Before Mar 5 2022.

Italpasta - still yoshon - Best Before Dec 19 2020.

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

Unico – use same coding as for Primo.

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

Ronzoni (Catelli & Lancia) (COR 235 only ) - Regular (white) pasta - BB code of OCT 20 21 or earlier. Smart, Multigrain, Whole Wheat, Egg and Vegetable pasta - BB code of OCT 20 20 or earlier.

Grisspasta- still yoshon code of 353A8 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’ (or no letter) in the code - a code of 8281 or lower is yoshon.  If there is a ‘W’, a code of 8270 or lower.

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.

The 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 only is Yoshon.

Amazing Donuts - All baked goods are yoshon.

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

Bali Laffa - 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.

Ellen Jane Desserts - All baked goods are yoshon.

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

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

Haymishe Bakery - All products are yoshon excluding oats and bran.

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

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

King David Pizza (Mt. Sinai & frozen) - Pizza (except imitation Pepperoni).

Kosher City Plus - All products baked in the Kosher City Bakery are yoshon except bagels & rugelach. David’s Pizza (frozen) - current stock is yoshon.

Kosher Pizza - Pizza (except imitation Pepperoni) and falafel are yoshon.

My Zaidy’s Bakery - All products that are baked on site are yoshon excluding organic bread, soups, baguettes, pretzel bagels, oats and bran.

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 baked on site (except organic bread, oats and bran) 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’s 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, Croutons, Gravy, Barley & Wraps 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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