24 Teves 5774 – December 27, 2013
Corrections to the Guide to Chodosh
Section 4.1 Cakes, cookies and crackers
Kemach oatmeal cookies have a Chodosh code of 12 10 14.
Section 5.1 Noodles and Pasta
Gefen noodle and pasta products are Yoshon under the hashgocho of the O-U only for those package where there is both an O-U hashgocho and a Yoshon label on the package. Many groceries have posted letters from the Gefen company that other pasta products are also Yoshon. So far as we know, the Yoshon status of the other products have been checked only by the company and not an outside hashgocho authority.
Section 6.1 All-purpose white flour
Kansas Diamond Flour: White and whole wheat have a Chodosh code of 3230 (3-year, 230 – day of year).
Section 8.1 Beakfast Cereals
General Mills cereals including all Cheerios, made in the USA under the O-U hashgocho, all wheat ingredients are Yoshon, with the possible exception of WHEAT GERM. The Chodosh package date for items containing wheat germ in the ingredients is Aug 18, package date of Aug 25 14. For items that do not contain wheat germ, but do contain oats or barley (grain not barley malt) the Chodosh packing date is Sept 18, package date of Sept 25 14. In particular, the O-U certified that this Chodosh date applies to the following: Cheerios, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, Chocolate Cheerios, Multigrain Cheerios (even though this contains barley grain), Honey Nut Cheerios, and Fiber One.
All cereals containing oats have a Chodosh Code of October 1, 2014 such as Toasted Oats, Honey Nut, Bunch O’ Krunch, Honey Crunch, Fruit Whirls, and Corn Crisp. Sugar Puffed Wheat has a code of November 17 2014. Please note that Toasted Oats and Honey Nut Toasted Oats have the same Chodosh date.
Quaker oats packed in Aug 21 or later may be Chodosh. The table on page 38 has an error. Oats and 540 days should have a package Chodosh date of Feb 7 15.
Section 9.3 Soups and Soup Mixes
Liebers soups in cups the Chodosh code should be 19013 not 18913.
The guidelines in the Guide to Chodosh and the dates only apply to conventional beer made from barley malt. Some beers that are made from wheat or other possibly Chodosh grains may have an earlier Chodosh date.
Section 12.1.3 Retail bakeries, New York City
Weiss Bakery in Brooklyn is listed in the “aleph” section of the Guide, but it was left out of the index at the end of the Guide.
Section 12.1.7 Riverdale
Grandma’s Pizza. Muffins are not Yoshon. Other item are the same.