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Updates from the Guide to Chodosh

December 28, 2017 from Rabbi Herman:

CHODOSH BULLETIN, 28 DEC 17.
Yoseph Herman, email yherman@earthlink.net. Hot Line 718-305-5133

CAUTION ON MATZOS FOR PESACH
Last year we noted that spring wheat flour is being added to winter wheat flour in the production of some hand matzos. At that time we were informed that all the added spring wheat has been from stored spring wheat to make sure that the matzos remains Yoshon. However, in some cases this year some hand matzos bakeries have not been able to obtain Yoshon spring wheat for this purpose. Therefore, some hand matzos this year may be Chodosh. The Guide to Chodosh will not survey all the bakeries to ascertain which will be Yoshon and which will not. Do not contact the Guide for information about this. Instead, call the mashgiach of your specific matzo bakery.
Page 22. Has a paragraph incorrectly held over from earlier years regarding all matzos using only winter wheat. In fact, as noted above, matzos and items using matzo meal need to be individually checked to make sure that they are Yoshon. The new Guide does have a listing of such items that have been checked for this.

CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE FULL GUIDE TO CHODOSH

The full Guide for the season was published on 10 Dec 17. The following are updates to this Guide.

  • Section 4.1 Cakes, cookies and crackers
    • Ostreicher cookies are all Yoshon. Their name was left out of the index.
  • Section 7.1 Barley
    • Unger's Barley is Yoshon, category א. The index incorrectly listed this as category ד.
  • Section 8.1 Breadfast cereals
    • Malt-O-Meal cereals. The wheat is always winter wheat and is Yoshon. The oats may be Chodosh starting with a packing date of Oct 15 '17.
    • Nature Valley Granola bars the revised Chodosh date on the package is Sept 8 '18.

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