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 
UPDATED: April 25, 2022

All Kemach products are presently YOSHON.

All information below is from this past winter and is no longer relevant.

We will begin updating this page once again at the end of the summer/early fall when the new Chodosh season begins.

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.)
  • 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 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 all presently YOSHON and projected to be until the end of 2021. (After that look for "YOSHON" stamped on the bag)  
  • Flatbread (all flavors) have an open code 12 months after manufacturing and are still YOSHON. The most recent code is 28 OCT 22 (projected to be Yoshon at least through February). 
  • Breadsticks (all flavors) have an open code 12 months after manufacturing and are still YOSHON. The most recent code is 22 JULY 22 (projected to be Yoshon at least through February).
  • 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 JUNE  10  2023.
    • 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.
    • Chow Mein Noodles Have a CHODOSH code of 1721J <click on code to view explanation>
      • Soup Mixes have a open code 2 years after production as well as a Julian production code:
        • Vegetable is still Yoshon (latest date: July 12 2023) and projected to be Yoshon through most of the season.
        • Minestrone is still Yoshon (latest date: July 12 2023) and projected to be Yoshon through most of the season.
      • Oatmeal Cookies & Iced Oatmeal Cookies (16oz.) are still Yoshon (Latest Date Aug. 9 2022).
      • Pita Chips (Sea Salt & Mutigrain): are still Yoshon. Most recent code is 08/04/22. (will update at next production any chodosh projection)
        • Flatbread Crisps (“Everything”): are still Yoshon. Most recent code is 11/17/22. (will update at next production any chodosh projection)
        • Sandwich Cookies
          • Duplex, Assorted, Vanilla (25oz. and 12oz.) are still YOSHON. Most recent code is 08161 (August 16, 21)
          • Twist Tops (Regular, Double Filled, and Slim)
        • Pie Crust:
          • Regular Graham Pie Crust: have an open code 1 year after production and are currently still YOSHON. Latest YOSHON code 04/28/22 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 2022)

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


        CURRENT Malt Chodosh PROJECTION is March 15th (BB Date of March 15, 2023)

          • Containing Oats: Toasted Oats , Honey Nut Toasted Oats, Fruit Whirls, Corn Crisp, Bunch 'o Krunch,  are confirmed YOSHON with a Best By date through NOV. 2022
          • Sugar Puffed Wheat contains Durum Wheat and is confirmed YOSHON with a Best By date through Oct. 2022.
          • MultiGrain Toasted Oats contain both Oats & Barley. The Oats are confirmed Yoshon through November, however we are still researching the Barley. 
          • 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.
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