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:
YOSHON Information 2019-2020
UPDATED: December 5, 2019

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 (16 oz.)
    • Sandwich Cookies (All varieties)
    • Twist Toppers (All varieties)
  • 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 presently STILL YOSHON (will usually say YOSHON on the bag as well) and are projected to be Yoshon through the end of 2019.
  • Flatbread (all flavors) have an open code 12 months after manufacturing and are still YOSHON most recent code is 20  NOV  2020 (projected to be Yoshon at least through February).
  • Breadsticks (all flavors) have an open code 12 months after manufacturing and are still YOSHON most recent code is 24 SEPT 2020.
  • Pasta (consumer packages) have an open code 2 years after manufacturing (and are projected to be Yoshon throughout the season). Most recent Yoshon code is Sept. 26 2021.
    • Elbow Macaroni, Spaghetti, & Lasagna in the 16oz. Boxes 
    • Elbow Macaroni, Penne, Ziti, & Spirals in the 16oz. bags 
  • Chow Mein Noodles we are working on determining the Yoshon status.
    • Soup Mixes have a Julian code:
      • Vegetable is still Yoshon (latest code:H9301) and projected to be Yoshon through most of the season.
      • Minestrone is still Yoshon (latest code:H9303) and projected to be Yoshon through most of the season.
    • Oatmeal Cookies & Iced Oatmeal Cookies (16oz.) are presently still YOSHON (with a “Best By” date of Mar 3 2020)
    • Pita Chips (Sea Salt & Mutigrain): have a CHODOSH Date of 4/1/2020.
      • Flatbread Crisps (“Everything”): Have a CHODOSH Date of 1/01/2020
      • Artisanal Flats (All Varieties): are currently YOSHON with “Best by” date of 9/11/2020, (we are still trying to determine Yoshon status of future productions).
        • Pie Crust:
          • Regular Graham Pie Crust: have an open code 1 year after production and are currently still Yoshon. Latest YOSHON code: Best By: Aug 16, 20 They do contain Malt. (Currently there is no projected Chodosh date for the malt)
          • 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)



        **We will update this information when we have a Chodosh Date **


        • 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 DEC  1  2020 is STILL YOSHONWe are still in the process of determining the Yoshon status of cereal produced after Dec. 1, 2019.
        • 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.
        If you would like to be placed on our "Yoshon" email list, please send a request to: