Kemach Food Products Corp.
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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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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 Information 2018-2019

UPDATED: November 6, 2018

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 Crackers & Whole Wheat Crackers
  • Split Pea Soup Mix, Onion Soup Mix (Do not contain any potentially Chodosh ingredients)
  • Cookies:
    • Chocolate Chip & Sugar (18 oz. & 12 oz.)
    • Sandwich Cookies (All varieties)
    • Softbite Cookies (both Chocolate Chip, & Chocolate Chocolate Chip)
  • Ice Cream Cones (All Cake Cups, Color Cups, & Sugar Cones)
  • Chocolate Pie Crust 
  • Whole Wheat Flakes (winter wheat) & Cocoa Munchees, and Crunchy Cinnamon Bites do not contain any Malt or Yoshon sensitive ingredients and are always Yoshon.
  • 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 looking at code dates and labels.

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


  • Heimishe Egg Noodles (all varieties) are still YOSHON and should be until at least the end of 2018. After that look for the YOSHON stamp of the package. 
  • Flatbread are still YOSHON and should be most of the season. Latest Date 03 SEP 19.
  • Breadsticks are still YOSHON and should be most of the season. Latest Date 25 OCT 19.
  • Pasta
    • Elbow Macaroni, Spaghetti, & Lasagna are still YOSHON. Latest Date AUG 14 20
    • Elbow Macaroni, Penne, Ziti, Spirals & Spaghetti are still YOSHON. Latest Date OCT 18 20
  • Chow Mein Noodles should be YOSHON the whole season.
    • Soup Mixes have a Julian code:
      • Vegetable is still Yoshon (latest code:H8113) and projected to be Yoshon through most of the season.
      • Minestrone is still Yoshon (latest code:H81134) and projected to be Yoshon through most of the season.
    • Oatmeal Cookies:
      • Oatmeal Raisin Softbite are currently not in production.
    • Pita Chips (Sea Salt & Mutigrain):
      • Flatbread Crisps (“Everything”): Last YOSHON date is Best By: 01 17 19
        • Pie Crust:
          • Regular Graham Pie Crust: Still YOSHON. Latest date: Best By JUL 02 19 after that should be ok until malt becomes a question in December. We will update it after the next production.
          • Chocolate Pie Crust: are always Yoshon as stated above.



        OPEN CODE: An actual "Date" (e.g. Jan 1 2019)

        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)




        • Containing Oats, Durum Wheat, or Barley
          • Toasted Oats , Honey Nut Toasted Oats, Fruit Whirls, Honey Crunch, Corn Crisp, Bunch 'o Krunch, Sugar Puffed Wheat (Durum Wheat),  MultiGrain Toasted Oats (Oats & Barley): with a "Best By" date before Nov  1  2019 is STILL YOSHON. After that it will be difficult to determine and should be presumed Chodosh.
        • Bran Flakes (Made with winter wheat) are STILL YOSHON and will be until the malt becomes a question in December. We will update that when more information is available. 
        • Corn Flakes, Crisp Rice, Frosted Flakes are STILL YOSHON and will be until the malt becomes a question in December. We will update that when more information is available. 

        ♦  Whole Wheat Flakes, Cocoa Munchees & Crunchy Cinnamon Bites are ALWAYS Yoshon

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