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Rabbi Herman CHODOSH BULLETIN-28 Aug 16

In general, if you have last year’s Guide, you can use the package cutoff code for any item given in last year’s Guide and modify the date to conform to the packing dates given here for each type of grain, spring wheat, oats or barley. Just change the date and the year. If you do not have last year’s Guide, you may get it by sending email to chodosh@moruda.com. To change the date, change the year in last year’s Guide by adding 1. For oats (except those listed below) subtract 6 from the date, for wheat subtract 3 from the date, for barley, add 7 days. Note that any package with a Yoshon label is Yoshon, with the possible exception of some items where the hashgocho for kashrus in the Volover Rav.

THE FOLLOWING IS A STARTING SET OF CUTOFF DATES OR CODES AS THEY APPEAR ON PACKAGES BY MANUFACTURER. THESE DATES ARE TENTATIVE AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE (MOST LIKELY CHANGE TO A LATER DATE):

  • Quaker oats (hot cereals) Chodosh PACKAGING date Aug 31. Date on the package Feb 22 18.
  • General Mills cereals, including all Cheerios. Oats Chodosh PACKAGING date Aug 31. Date on the package Sept 6 17. Wheat in all General Mills cereals is Yoshon. (Note that the OU is working to arrange that all Cheerios sold in Israel should be Yoshon till pesach. This is to be confirmed later.)
  • Nature Valley Granola Chodosh PACKING date of Aug 31. Date on the bars (the date on the individual bars, not on the outside box) Sept 6, ’17.
  • Post cereals. Chodosh PACKAGING date for oats Aug 31, date on the package for oats is Aug 31 17.
  • Shoprite oats Jan 20 ‘18
  • Village Farms, Sturms oats Jul 20 ‘18
  • Kemach, Taanug oats Jul 20 ‘17

THE FOLLOWING OF INTEREST TO BAKERIES AND THEIR MASHGICHIM (IT RELATES TO BAKERY FLOUR, NOT THE FLOUR YOU BUY FOR HOME USE). The mills listed here may continue to produce Yoshon after these dates by special arrangement.

  • General Mills flour from Buffalo, NY may be Chodosh starting from Aug 29.
  • Ardent Mills in Albany may be Chodosh starting Aug 12.
  • Bay State Milling Clifton may be Chodosh Aug 28.

This information is from GUIDE TO CHODOSH-YOSEPH HERMAN,
HOT LINE 718-305-5133,
EMAIL: yherman@earthlink.net

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