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.

(Click the Logo below to view a letter of Supervision.)
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:

** "MALT" UPDATE (Cereal) ** 
(For cereal that doesn't otherwise contain Oats or Durum Wheat)
  • The malt found in our cereal has a definite CHODOSH date of January 1, 2015
  • Cereal dated on or before November 30, 2014 has YOSHON malt.
  • Cereal dated in December 2014 has a "Miut" (minority) of New-Chodosh malt, and a "Roiv" (majority) of Old-Yoshon malt. Please consult your own Rov/Rabbi/Posek as to how to categorize the Yoshon status of these products. 

*UPDATED April 8, 2014*                    Printable Version


The following Kemach products that are marked YOSHON on the packaging 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
  • Kem Kem & Whole Wheat Crackers
  • Cookies:
    • Chocolate Chip & Sugar (18 oz. & 12 oz.)
    • Sofbite (Choclate Chip & Chocolate - Chocolate Chip)
    • Chip-a-Riffic & Chunky Chip-a-Riffic
    • Sandwich Cookies
  • Ice Cream Cones (All Cake Cups, Color Cups, & Sugar Cones)
  • Chocolate Pie Crust 
  • Nougat Nuggets (New Cereal)
♦ Crackers (Snackers (Salted & Unsalted), Honey Graham, & Cinnamon Graham) NO LONGER CONTAIN MALT and are from winter wheat & are ALWAYS Yoshon. (Not “marked” Yoshon on package due to an oversight)

♦  Split Pea Soup Mix, Onion Soup Mix (Do not contain any potentially Chodosh ingredients)

The following products have the possibility of being Chodosh at some point during the season. It is therefore necessary looking 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 are only Yoshon through January 21 2014 code: 01-21-16 (and should also say "Yoshon" on the bag) First Chodosh code: 01-29-16
  • Flatbread (all flavors) have an open code 13 months after manufacturing LAST YOSHON code is: 18 April 2015
  • Breadsticks (all flavors) have an open code 1 year after manufacturing Last YOSHON code is: 10  Mar  2015
  • Pasta(consumer packages) have an open code 2 years after manufacturing.
    • ELBOW MACARONI in the 1 lb. boxes have a CHODOSH code of March 26, 2016
    • Spaghetti, & Lasagna in 1 lb. BOXES are presently all Yoshon. MOST RECENT Yoshon code: Sept 15 2015
    • Spaghetti, Elbow Macaroni, Penne, Ziti, & Spirals in the 1 lb. BAGS are presently all Yoshon. MOST RECENT Yoshon code: Aug 26 2015
  • Chow Mein Noodles are Yoshon only with a production code through August 2013, ALL CHOW MEIN NOODLES produced after that will be CHODOSH.
    • Fine, Wide, Extra- Extra Fine, & Extra-Extra Wide last Yoshon code 2213H. (Click to view explanation of code)
  • Soup Mixes have a Julian code 2 years after manufacturing:
    • Vegetable is still Yoshon (latest code: 0576) and projected to be Yoshon through most of the season.
    • Minestrone is still Yoshon (latest code: 0926) and projected to be Yoshon through most of the season.
  • Oatmeal Cookies:
    • 18 oz. & 12 oz. are still Yoshon (latest code: 11 25 14).
    • Oatmeal Raisin Softbite are currently not in production.
  • Pita Chips (Sea Salt & Mutigrain):Newest Production is CHODOSH, code: 04 17 14

    (Final Yoshon Code: 01 11 14 (Jan. 11, 2014))

  • Flatbread Crisps (“Everything”): Newest production is CHODOSH, code: 05 14 14
  • Pie Crust:
    • Regular Graham Pie Crust: have an open code 360 days after production and are currently still Yoshon. (Code: 11  20  14) They do contain Malt. Currently there is no projected Chodosh date for the malt)
    • Chocolate Pie Crust: are made with winter wheat and don’t contain malt they are therefore always Yoshon as is stated on the package. (and listed above)
  • Cereal: have an open code dated 1 year after manufacturing. (“BEST IF USED BY:……”)

(**ALL CEREALS CONTAIN MALT. ** Chodosh date for the Malt is: Jan. 1 2015. 

(For cereal dated in Dec. 2014 please see above.)

  • Containing Oats: (Fruit Whirls, Honey Crunch, Corn Crisp, & Bunch 'o Krunch) have a CHODOSH code of: Oct. 1 2014
  • Toasted Oats also contain wheat starch and have a CHODOSH code of: Oct. 1 2014
  • Honey Nut Toasted Oats also contain wheat germ and have a CHODOSH code of: Oct. 1 2014
    • Sugar Puffed Wheat is made with Durum Wheat and has a CHODOSH code of: Nov. 17 2014 
    • Whole Wheat Flakes, Bran Flakes, & Raisin Bran are made from winter wheat. (However they contain malt)
    • Does not contain any Wheat or Oats (but do Contain Malt):
    • Cocoa Munchees
    • Corn Flakes
    • Crisp Rice
    • Frosted Flakes

♦  Nougat Nuggets are ALWAYS Yoshon (even the Malt). As is stated above.



OPEN CODE: An actual "Date" (e.g. Jan 1 2013)

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)

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