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Canadian Yoshon Update: January 2020

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Canadian Yoshon Update

Date: January 27, 2020

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

Robin Hood, Five Roses & Selections Flours

Year

Date Code1

Plant Code

Comments

9

287

547

 

9

245

548

All Purpose Flour - retail & Costco pack

9

259

548

Cake and Pastry Flour only

9

317

715

 

9

262

640

 

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 - best before code of 2020 OC 9 or earlier. Whole Wheat - best before code of 2020 AP 9 or earlier.  

Organic - Regular - best before code of 2020 OC 28 or earlier. Whole Wheat - best before code of 2020 AP 28 or earlier.

Any flour with a ‘PH’ in the code incl. Great Plains, Compliments 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 plant code is ‘MT’- date code of 9 287 or lower. If plant code is ‘SK’- date code of 9 245 or lower.

No Name Flour - If the best before date includes “PFM” use the same code as COR 285 flour. If it is “PH” (0)7 or “PH” (0)2 use the codes noted above for “PH”. If it is “AD” a best before code of 2020 NO 13 or earlier.  Whole Wheat flour - best before codes are 6 months earlier.

PC Flour - All Purpose flour - if the BB date includes “PFM” will remain yoshon. Organic - If the BB date includes “PFM” use the same code as COR 285 flour.

Flour repacked by Kosher City and Hermes Bakery is 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 - date code of 1018P9 or earlier.

A.J. Pancake Mixes (all types) - date code of 1018P9 or earlier.

Muffets Shredded Wheat is yoshon (product is being discontinued).

General Mills

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

Nature Valley Granola bars - best before 14 SE 2020 or earlier.

Fibre 1 cereal is always yoshon.

Weetabix

Weetabix (regular and organic) - will remain yoshon.

Alpen & Grain Shop High Fibre Crisp - best before 2020 SEP 29 or earlier.

Post Cereals (COR 114) Shredded Wheat - Original Big, Spoon Size Original and Wheat & Bran are always yoshon.

Shreddies - Regular, Honey and Banana Bread - will remain yoshon.

Bran Flakes and Raisin Bran - will remain yoshon.

Kellogg Canada (COR 246)

All Bran, Raisin Bran, Bran Flakes, Corn Flakes, Honeynut Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies and Special K - best before date of 2020 DEC 27 or earlier.

Corn Pops (Canadian only) - are yoshon (oat flour is not a yoshon concern).

Froot Loops (Canadian only) - best before date of 2020 OC 9, or earlier.

President's Choice (COR 1)

Fruity O’s – best before date of 2020 NO 15 or earlier.

Toasted Oats O’s, Honey Nut Oats O’s - best before date of 2020 SE 30 or earlier.

Crunchy - Maple Almond, Mixed Berry or Cranberry Almond - best before date of 2020 SE 29 or earlier.

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

PC Blue Menu -Multigrain O’s - best before date of 2020 OC 23 or earlier.

Fibre First Multibran and Fibre Plus Bran Flakes - will remain yoshon.

Crunchy Whole Grain with Almond - best before date of 2020 SE 29 or earlier.

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

Barley - barley in stores is very likely chodosh.

Kolbo - has yoshon barley and flour.

PC Blue Menu Barley - Pearl barley  - Best Before 2021 SEP 9 (2529) or earlier. Pot barley - Best Before 2021 SEP 10 (2539) or earlier.

Great Value - Pearl barley - Best Before 2021 SEP 10 (2539) or earlier. Pot barley - Best Before 2021 SEP 11 (2559) or earlier.

Quik Kook Barley - if first digit of code is ‘0’, code of 0530xx or lower is yoshon. If the first digit of code is any other number it is yoshon.

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

Clic - barley packed on or before Oct 31, 2019 is yoshon.

Cedar (Phoenicia)barley - code of 9 11 10 or lower is yoshon.

Pasta

Primo (COR 78) - Best Before Feb 15 2023.

Italpasta (COR 136) - Best Before Jan 6 2022.

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) - Regular (white) pasta - BB code of Oct 27 22 or earlier. Smart, Whole Wheat, Egg and Vegetable pasta - BB code of Oct 27 21 or earlier. Multigrain - BB code of Oct 16 21 or earlier.

Catelli (with an MK) – use same codes as Grisspasta.

Grisspasta- Regular (white) pasta - BB code of 2023 Jan 7 or earlier.  Whole Wheat, Egg and Vegetable pasta - BB code of 2022 Jan 7 or earlier.

Ferenez /Mama (MK) - products will remain yoshon.

Pita Bros  (COR 749) and Holyland Pita (COR 669) - will remain yoshon.

Wraps (COR 722)- If there is an ‘S’ or no letter following the code - 9291 or lower. If there is a ‘W’, a code of 9262 or lower is yoshon.

Lenchner’s (COR 321) - will remain yoshon.

Uri Pastries (COR 571) - 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.

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 (both locations) -All products 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 (incl. whole wheat) are yoshon except  wraps, multigrain and those containing bran and oats.

Haymishe Bakery - All baked products are yoshon except with oats and bran.

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

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), falafel and Bourekas.

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

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

My Zaidy’s Bakery - All products that are baked on site are yoshon except 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), soups, falafel & bourekas are yoshon.

Richmond Kosher Bakery - All baked products manufactured on site (incl. whole wheat) are yoshon except organic bread, multigrain and those containing bran and oats.

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

Sobeys Bakery- only products that are marked “Yoshon”.

Surreal Sweets - All products that are manufactured on site are yoshon.

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

Please Note:

This update includes all information in previous updates. Changes are indicated in italics (electronic version in blue).

The above information applies to products manufactured in Canada only.

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

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