Chodosh Corrections

2 Kislev 5771
November 9, 2010

wheat2The following corrections regarding chodosh dates/codes were received by JKN on Monday, November 08, 2010.

Israel: All Cheerios products sold in Israel under the General Mills/Nestle label have “Best if used by” date (referred here as the “code”) that is 372 days after packing.

Wheat products in the ingredients may be Chodosh starting with at packing date of Aug 9, code Aug 16, 2011.

For those cereals that contain oats but no wheat the oats may be Chodosh starting a packing date of Oct 15, code Oct 22 11. 

Nature Valley Granola bars sold in Israel with Hebrew lettering and an OU symbol are Yoshon with codes of 8/21/11 or earlier.


  • sbh
    November 10, 2010 - 15:53 | Permalink

    You can still buy Yoshon cheerios in Ramat Bet Shemesh at Dil V’zol and Best Market. Shefa Shuk’s stock is already chodosh.

  • TS
    November 22, 2010 - 23:35 | Permalink

    I don’t know if you have a contact email address but I couldn’t find it. Instead I am commenting here. We have been buying yashan products here in Israel, according to the dates in the Guide to Chodosh. However, we have contacted the Rabbanut, who has told us, several times, that anything with an ishur from them (ex: Nestle cereals) are all yashan. I havent been able to get anything in writing from them about this. What leads me to believe this to be accurate however, is that in the winter here, I noticed that imported pie shells, duncan hines mixes, etc, do not have an ishur from the Rabbanut. The Nestle cereal always does. Is this something you can look into at the Rabbanut? Thanks.

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