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Canadian Yoshon Update: October 2021


Yoshon Update #1

Date: October 4, 2021

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 & Costco pack




Cake and Pastry Flour only




Still Yoshon until 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 285)  - Regular White Flour - Best Before 2022 AU 22 or earlier. Whole Wheat - Best Before 2022 FE 22 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 2022 AU 22 or earlier. If the number is ’2’ a BB date of 2022 SE 12 or earlier.

Alternative coding; 1 234 7 or lower, 1 255 2 or lower.

Bakers Hood, Sunspun  (COR323) - If the plant code is ‘MT’- a date code of 1-270 or lower. If the plant code is ‘SK’- a date code of 1-231 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 2022 SE 15 or earlier.  Whole Wheat flour - Best Before codes are 4 months earlier. No Name Whole Wheat Flour with PFM in the code with a best before date of April 22, 2022 or earlier is yoshon.

PC Flour - All Purpose flour - if the BB date includes “PFM” it will remain yoshon. Organic – is still yoshon.

Rodelle Flour (20kg bags) If there is a “PD, PF or PP” in the date code, it will remain yoshon until the end of Nov.

Robin Hood - Old Mill Oats - are still yoshon.

No Name Oats -  Large Flake, One Minute, Quick- Best Before 2022 SEP 15 or earlier. (this date does not apply to single serve packets)

Quaker Oats (COR 112)

All products containing oats and/or oat bran - date code of 0915P1 or earlier.

Costco Pack – code of 0915 following the Best Before date. 5N1 is the year code and ignore other codes, i.e. 2022 SE 27  0915 5N1 0263.

Wheat Bran - still yoshon.

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

General Mills

Cheerios (all types) – are still yoshon, will be changing shortly.

Nature Valley Granola bars – Most products are still yoshon. The following production codes are not yoshon: Oats n Honey bulk 41006 – 32CT carton date code 06SE2022 CO plant only (individual bars may have a BB date of  9/16/22, 9/17/22 and 9/20/22) and Oats n Chocolate 14604 BB date  02SE2022 CO plant only.

Fibre 1 cereal is always yoshon.


Weetabix (regular and organic) – are still yoshon.

Alpen - is still yoshon.

Grain Shop High Fibre Crisp - is 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 - arestill 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) – are still yoshon.

Presidents Choice (COR 1)

Fruity O’s – are still yoshon.

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

PC Blue Menu (COR 1)

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

PC Organics (COR 1) - Wheat Squares and Raisin Bran – are 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.

PC Blue Menu Barley and Great Value Barley - are still yoshon.

Johnvince / Quik Kook Barley - code of 1766 or lower.

NuPak Barley - Best Before date of 2023 SEP 18 or lower is yoshon.


PrimoCOR 78 – is still yoshon.

Italpasta  - is 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) – is still yoshon until Nov

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

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

Ferenez /Mama (MK) - will remain yoshon.

Pita Bros Pita - will remain 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. 

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