Kemach Food Products Corp.
Appreciate the Quality!
 
All "KEMACH" products are Kosher Parve, Under the strict supervision of Rabbi N.N. Horowitz. They are all Pas Yisroel & Bishul Yisroel, when necessary.

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Yoshon
Since our inception, Kemach has been at the forefront of providing quality "Yoshon" products for our customers. As much as we wish it were true, it is a misconception that all Kemach products are Yoshon. We try whenever possible to make sure that our products remain Yoshon for as long into season as possible. However, unfortunately as is the case, many of our products have a point in the year when they become "Chodosh". Below is a list of Products, dates, and codes that can help you keep track of the Yoshon status of our products. We will try to keep this list as up-to-date as possible.
If you ever have a question regarding the Yoshon status of any one of our products, or a suggestion for this page of the website please don't hesitate to call us, or email us at:
yoshon@kemach.com.
YOSHON Information 
UPDATED: December 19, 2023


The following Kemach products that are either marked YOSHON on the packaging or do not present any Chodosh problems that would necessitate looking for code dates.



  • All Kemach Flour (All Purpose, High Gluten, & Whole Wheat - any size)
  • Matzos & Matzo Meal (All Kinds including Spelt)
  • Matzo Ball Mix
  • Crispy Bake
  • Split Pea Soup Mix, Onion Soup Mix (Do not contain any potentially Chodosh ingredients)
  • Cookies:
    • Chocolate Chip & Sugar (16 oz.)
  • Ice Cream Cones (All Cake Cups, Color Cups, & Sugar Cones)
  • Chocolate Pie Crust 
  • Cereal (only these 3 cereals do not contain any Malt or Yoshon sensitive ingredients and are always Yoshon.):
    • Whole Wheat Flakes (winter wheat)
    • Cocoa Munchees
    • Crunchy Cinnamon Bites 
  • Crackers (Snackers (Salted & Unsalted), Honey Graham,  Cinnamon Graham, Chocolate Graham) NO LONGER CONTAIN MALT and are from winter wheat & are ALWAYS Yoshon. (Not “marked” Yoshon on package due to an oversight) 

The following products have the possibility of being Chodosh at some point during the season. It is therefore necessary to look at code dates and labels.

Any changes in Yoshon status or projections of a Chodosh production will be updated on the website.


  • Noodles (Heimishe Egg Noodles) in the consumer packages have an open code 12 months after manufacturing and are still YOSHON and projected to be Yoshon through December 2023.
  • Flatbread (all flavors) have an open code 12 months after manufacturing and are still YOSHON. The most recent code is 28 NOV 24  (projected to be Yoshon at least through February).
  • Breadsticks (all flavors) have an open code 12 months after manufacturing and are still YOSHON. (projected to be Yoshon at least through February).
  • Pasta (consumer packages) have an open code 2 years after manufacturing. Latest code: Sept 1, 2025
    • Elbow Macaroni, Spaghetti, & Lasagna in 1 lb. BOXES are presently all Yoshon.
    • Elbow Macaroni, Penne, Ziti, & Spirals in the 1 lb. BAGS are presently all Yoshon.
  • Pancake Mixis presently Yoshon. The most recent code date is: BB Nov 30, 2023
  • Chow Mein Noodles Have a CHODOSH code of 1023L (Produced December 10, 2023). <Click here for explanation how to read the production code>
    • Soup Mixes have a open code 2 years after production as well as a Julian production code:
      • Vegetable is still Yoshon (latest date: Nov. 19, 2025) and projected to be Yoshon through most of the season.
      • Minestrone is still Yoshon (latest date: Nov. 12, 2025 and projected to be Yoshon through most of the season.
    • Oatmeal Cookies & Iced Oatmeal Cookies (16oz.) are STILL YOSHON (Latest date: August 07 2024).
    • Pita Chips (Sea Salt & Mutigrain)are still Yoshon. Most recent code is 06/18/24. (will update at next production any chodosh projection)
      • Flatbread Crisps (“Everything”): are still Yoshon. Most recent code is 03/14/24. (will update at next production any chodosh projection)
      • Sandwich Cookies
        • Duplex, Assorted, Vanilla (25oz.) are still YOSHON. Most recent code is 09063 (Sep. 6, 23)
        • Twist Tops (Regular, Double Filled) are still YOSHON. Most recent code is 02123 (Feb. 12, 23)
      • Pie Crust:
        • Regular Graham Pie Crust: have an open code 1 year after production and are currently still YOSHON. Latest YOSHON code 08/07/24. They do contain Malt. Currently there is no projected Chodosh date for the malt)
        • Chocolate Pie Crust: are always Yoshon as stated above.


      DATES AND CODES

       

      OPEN CODE: An actual "Date" (e.g. Jan 1 2023)

      JULIAN DATE: 3 digits representing the Day of the Year. (e.g. Jan 1 = 001, Feb 1 = 032, Dec 31 = 365)

      CLOSED CODE: Can be anything the manufacturer uses and requires an explanation on how to "read" it. (e.g. our Chow Mein Noodles)


      CEREAL

      **Cereal has a "Best By" date 1 year after production**

      ** MOST OF OUR CEREALS CONTAIN MALT.**

      Malt can be presumed to be Yoshon until March 15th

      (BB Date March 15 2025)

      • Containing Oats
        • Toasted Oats, Honey Nut Toasted Oats are confirmed YOSHON with a Best By date through Sept. 2024October production is CHODOSH.
        • Fruit Whirls are confirmed YOSHON with a Best By date through Oct. 2024.
        • Corn Crisp, & Bunch 'o Krunch are confirmed YOSHON with a Best By date through Nov. 2024.
      • Sugar Puffed Wheat contains Durum Wheat and is CHODOSH with a Best By date after SEPT. 1 2024 (Previous information that the September production was Yoshon, was unfortunately wrong).
      • Bran Flakes (Made with winter wheat) however they contain MALT (see above).
      • Corn Flakes, Crisp Rice, Frosted Flakes contain MALT (see above).
      • Whole Wheat Flakes, Cocoa Munchees & Crunchy Cinnamon Bites are ALWAYS Yoshon as stated above.
      • MultiGrain Toasted Oats contain both Oats & Barley and is unfortunately DISCONTINUED. Any inventory available in stores is from before the summer and is Yoshon.

       

      If you would like to be placed on our "Yoshon" email list, please send a request to: yoshon@kemach.com.