Chodosh Update from R’ Herman

The following Chodosh update was published by Rabbi Yoseph Herman, dated February 1, 2013.

The continuing guidelines on purchase of Cheerios in Israel, as well as elsewhere, is the same as was formulated by the O-U and was printed in the Guide. Namely, wheat and wheat starch listed in the ingredients are Yoshon. If WHEAT GERM is listed then the Chodosh date on the package is Aug 16 ’13. If there is no wheat germ but there is barley (not malt) such as Multigrain Cheerios, the Chodosh date is Aug 22 ’13. If there are no wheat germ or barley, but there are oats then the Chodosh date is Nov 7 ’13. When the O-U in Israel and when Osem the importer of Cheerios announced that all Cheerios in Israel are Yoshon, they meant that they only import those batches of Cheerios that satisfy the guidelines that have been published. This can be easily verified by checking the “best if used by” date on the packages.


  • M Cohen
    February 6, 2013 - 17:20 | Permalink

    Can anyone confirm OU Israel’s claim? In previous years I’ve found cereals way past the chodosh date.

  • Mordechai
    February 10, 2013 - 14:17 | Permalink

    Just found a package of cherrios containing wheat germ with a date of aug 29 13, is there a reason why my comments are not being posted?

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