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					FOLLOWING AS OF November 26

Glaubers Catering in Monsey, Yoshon under the hashgocho of Rabbi
Binyamin Gruber.

Beechnut baby food update: Code for jars is 2 years after
packing. For oats the code is Jul 26 11. For wheat Aug 9 11,
barley Aug 16 11.
Cereals in boxes: The barley cereal is 18 months after packing.
Multigrain cereal is 15 months after packing. Add these intervals
to Jul
26 for oats, to Aug 9 for wheat and Aug 16 for barley.

Gerber baby food update: Cereals in boxes the date on the package
is 1 year after packing. Cereals in jars it is 15 months after
packing. Add these intervals to Jul 26 for oats, to Aug 9 for
wheat and Aug 16 for barley.

Mishpacha barley* *on page 33 of the second Guide there is a
contradiction. In fact Mishpacha barley is Yoshon, as stated in
the aleph section. Furthermore, Mishpacha cholent mix does not
contain any barley at all.

Kemach flat breads, all kinds, have a Chodosh code of Jan 1 2011.
Bulk bow ties, egg barley, noodles in 10 pound packages as well
as 20 pound packages have a Chodosh code of 3359 (335=day of
year, 9=year). However 20 pound pasta with a different code
system has the Chodosh code of
09/01/11 (day of packing +2 years.)

Best flours, some flours contain “Dough Conditioner”. According
to the mashgiach, Rabbi Gruber, these flours are Yoshon,
including the dough conditioner.

Queens, NY Update regarding establishments under the hashgocho of
the Vaad Harabonim of Queens. In the following list, for bakeries
and restaurants, everything is Yoshon unless noted below
otherwise. For the pizza shops only the pizza is under hashgocho
for Yoshon. Avraham Bakery, Bagel Mench, Bagels & Co., Benny‟s
Pizza, Benjy‟s Pizza,
Benjy‟2- New Hyde Park, G&I Bakery, Grill Point, Pita Hot, King
David Bakery, Main Street Bakery, Shimon‟s Pizza, Naomi‟s Pizza,
Strauss Bakery, Pizza Professor. Finally, Violet‟s (formerly
Beigel‟s) everything is Yoshon except the multi-grain breads.

Queens NY: Mendy‟s Bakery-insufficient information

Lakewood: Hershy‟s Bakery is under the hashgocho for KASHRUS of
Rav Mordechai Betzallel Klein. Rabbi Klein does guarantee that
the flour used in the bakery is Yoshon. However, he takes no
responsibility for checking the Yoshon status of other
ingredients and materials used in the bakery. Therefore, we
consider the Yoshon supervision of this bakery as being
incomplete.

Brooklyn: Simon Sez Pizza Shop on Ave M is now under the
hashgocho of Rav Pinchos Horowitz. Rabbi Horowitz only supervises
the kashrus. So far as we know, this establishment has no
hashgocho for Yoshon.

Barbara cereals update: We list how many months after packing is
the date on each of the following cereals. For oats please add
these months to Jul 26. For wheat but no oats add to Aug 9.
Ultima Flax & Granola=9 months, Ultima Organic=12 months, Organic
Wild Puffs=9 months, Shredded Mini Oats=8 months, Multigrain
Shredded Spoonfuls=9 months, Shredded
oats=8 months, Multigrain Puffins and Puffins original=12 months.

_THE FOLLOWING ARE ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS TO THE SECOND GUIDE_


    Barilla pastas that are packed on Aug 16 or later may be
Chodosh.
    The codes for different pastas are as follows: Plus Pasta
code Aug
    16 10 (1 year after packing). Whole Grain Pasta code Feb 16
11 (18
    months after packing.) Oven Ready Lasagna code Apr 16 11 (20
    months). Straight Semolina Pasta code Apr 16 12 (32 months).

Mishpacha, the malt in all flours is confirmed to be Yoshon till
pesach.

Weetabix cereals with wheat. For _organic_ Weetabix, the Chodosh
code for the wheat is Oct 1 10 (1 year after packing.) For the
_regular_ (not
organic) cereals, the wheat is Yoshon. Malt may be a problem
starting with a code of Jan 1 11.

Off the Grill at 600 Central Ave, Cederhurst, NY is not certified
as Yoshon until further notice.

Circa-NY Restaurant, 22 West 33^rd St, New York City is NOT
Yoshon.

General Mills cereals oats code. The summary of changes at the
beginning of the 2d Guide has Chodosh code dates for oats in
General Mills cereals that are not consistent with those dates in
the table on page 36. The table on page 36 is the correct one.

Ungers frozen pie and tart shells in 3, 6 and 9 inch sizes have a
Chodosh code of 09309 (09=year, 309=day of the year). However, on
the 9 inch shells, the code is not printed on each individual
package, only on the case in which the packages are packed. Since
the customer does not have any control to make sure that any
specific package on the shelf came from any specific box,
therefore the 9 inch shells are not recommended as Yoshon. For
the Unger pizza crust, the Chodosh code is Mar 11, 2010. Ungers
bread crumbs are Yoshon even without a label.

Beechnut baby foods code. Do not use the “Best if used by date.
Instead, for oats packing date of July 26 the code would be 7-9-
26 (7=month, 9=year, 26=date). For items that contain wheat but
not oats, the code would be 8-9-9. For barley the code is 8-9-16.


ITEMS MARKED AS ?* AND ?* IN THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE GUIDE

The first issue of the Guide had many items marked with ?* or ?*.
The “*” indicated that the Yoshon nature of those items has not
yet been
confirmed at the time that the first issue was printed. In this
second
issue all such “*” designations have been removed. If the Yoshon
status
has now been confirmed then that item remains listed in the “?”
or “?”
section without a “*”. Otherwise, the item was moved to the ? or
?
designation, or completely deleted from the Guide.

MALT UPDATE

For malt and beer derived from barley malt, most years we used
December
15 as the packing date after which the malt may be Chodosh. This
has
been consistently reported as being reasonable. However, the last
two
years we were surprised to learn that at least one major source
of malt
began to use the Chodosh crop much earlier. Therefore, we were
forced to
adapt the earlier malt Chodosh date of Oct 15. Anticipating that
this
year may also see an early start of Chodosh malt production, we
again
used Oct 15 as the tentative malt date in the first issue of this
year‟s
Guide. However, it appears that this year the normal situation
has been
restored. Therefore we will resume using Dec 15 as the Chodosh
_packing_
date. We will again advise that where package codes are not
known, it is
safe to assume that whatever has been _purchased_ by March 15
will still
contain Yoshon malt.

_CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS LISTED BY SECTION NUMBER IN THE GUIDE_

4. Baked Products <#_Toc234724385>

*4.1 Cakes, cookies and crackers* <#_Toc234724386>

* *

*? Haddar* products have changed hashgochos recently. Only
packages with
both the KAJ symbol and Yoshon on the label are under hashgocho
for Yoshon.

*? Kemach* all flat breads, regular and whole wheat, are Yoshon
at least
up to a code of Dec 15 2010 (13 months after packing.) Bread
sticks are
Yoshon the entire season, including the malt. For the graham
cracker pie
crust the wheat is always Yoshon. The malt may be a problem
starting Dec
15, code Dec 15 10 (1 year after packing.) Under the hashgocho of
Rabbi
Nussen Horowitz.

*? Kitov *products may be Chodosh according to Rabbi Gissinger

*? Liebers* cookies, crackers and pretzels are Yoshon unless they
contain oats or the label states that they are made in Brazil.
Under the
hashgocho of Rabbi Weissmandl.

*? Nabisco Triscuits* are Yoshon under the hashgocho of the O-U.


      /_4.2 Pretzels and Potato Chips_//__/

*? Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps*, the wheat is Yoshon, the malt
may be
Chodosh. Package code for the malt Chodosh date of Dec 15 is
July30 10
(9 months after packing).

*4.6 Matzos* <#_Toc234724391>

*? Shibolim matzos* whole wheat, light whole wheat and spelt are
all
Yoshon under the hashgocho of the Badatz of Yerusalaim.
*4.7 Spelt baked products* <#_Toc234724392>

*? Shibolim spelt matzos* Yoshon under the hashgocho of the
Badatz of
Yerusalaim.

*5. Noodles and other pasta <#_Toc234724393>***

*5.1 Regular noodles, pasta, mandlen and croutons*
<#_Toc234724394>

*? Chuster noodles and pasta* and *Landau made by Chuster* Co.
all
products Yoshon till Oct 31. Chuster items with Yoshon label,
Yoshon to
pesach. Under the hashgocho of Rabbi Avrohom Z. Glick.

*? Dependable* pasta, noodles, egg barley in bulk packages are
Yoshon
under the hashgocho of Rabbis Klein and Taub.

*? Eden pasta* Yoshon at least up to the packing date of Sept 29,
code
9272 (9=year, 272=day of year). Yoshon hashgocho, Rabbi
Teitelbaum, the
Nirbarter Rav.

*? Haddar* products have changed hashgochos recently. Only
packages with
both the KAJ symbol and Yoshon on the label are under hashgocho
for Yoshon.

*? Kemach* Egg noodles and farfel Yoshon even without a Yoshon
label at
least until a purchase date of Dec 31, after Dec 31 with Yoshon
label
only. Bulk pasta in 20 lb packages have a Chodosh code of
09/01/11 (2
years after packing). Under the hashgocho of Rabbi Nussen
Horowitz.

*? Masbia* pasta, noodles, egg barley in bulk packages are Yoshon
under
the hashgocho of Rabbis Klein and Taub.

*? Ronzoni *Garden Delight and Oven Ready pastas Chodosh code is
Aug 16
11 (2 years after packing.)

*? Vitelli noodles and pasta* Chodosh code Aug 16 2012 (3 years
after
packing.)

*? WalMart Great Value *Spaghetti and macaroni Chodosh code Aug
16 11 (2
years after packing). For other items call the company at 877-
505-2267.
Have the product UPC code to give to the agent.

*5.2 Chow mein noodles* <#_Toc234724395>

*? Kemach *Chow Mein noodles Chodosh date Aug 29, code 2909H
(29=date,
09=year, H=Aug in alph. order.) Under the hashgocho of Rabbi
Nussen
Horowitz.

*? Streits Chow Mein* noodles are Yoshon at least up to the
purchase date of Jan 31 2010, under the hashgocho of Rabbi
Soloveichik.

6. Home baking products <#_Toc234724397>

*6.1 All purpose white flour* <#_Toc234724398>

*? Best *flours with a Yoshon label are all Yoshon. However, note
that
_Kamut_ is NOT Yoshon. Under the hashgocho of Rabbi Gruber.

*? Dependable* all purpose flour in 5, 6, and 7 pound bags are
Yoshon
under the hashgocho of Rabbi M. B. Klein and Rabbi B. Taub.

*? Haddar* products have changed hashgochos recently. Only
packages with
both the KAJ symbol and Yoshon on the label are under hashgocho
for Yoshon.

*? WalMart Great Value* flour with a “W” in the code, the wheat
is
always Yoshon, under the hashgocho of the O-U. The malt may be
Chodosh
after October. Code not yet available.

*6.2 Whole wheat flour* <#_Toc234724399>

*? Best *flours with a Yoshon label are all Yoshon. However, note
that
_Kamut_ is NOT Yoshon. Under the hashgocho of Rabbi Gruber.

*? Dependable* whole wheat flour in 5, 6, and 7 pound bags are
Yoshon
under the hashgocho of Rabbi M. B. Klein and Rabbi B. Taub
*6.3 High gluten or bread flour* <#_Toc234724400>

*? Best *flours with a Yoshon label are all Yoshon. However, note
that
_Kamut_ is NOT Yoshon. Under the hashgocho of Rabbi Gruber.

*? Dependable* high gluten flour in 5, 6, and 7 pound bags are
Yoshon
under the hashgocho of Rabbi M. B. Klein and Rabbi B. Taub

*? Haddar* products have changed hashgochos recently. Only
packages with
both the KAJ symbol and Yoshon on the label are under hashgocho
for Yoshon.

*6.6 Baking sprays* <#_Toc234724403>

*? Glick‟s Baking spray* may be Chodosh.

7. Home cooking <#_Toc234724405>

*7.1 Barley* <#_Toc234724406>

BUGS WARNING: We have come across a kashrus alert newsletter that
warns
that bugs have been found in some heimishe brands of barley (no
names
were given). Barley should be checked for bugs. _It is important
to
note_ that this is _not a Yoshon-generated problem_, especially
since it
occurred very early in the Chodosh season.

*? Dependable barley* Yoshon under the hashgocho of Rabbi M. B.
Klein
and Rabbi B. Taub

*? Eden barley* is Yoshon the entire season. It is packed in 1
pound
packages and is available primarily to food service customers,
very
limited amount to grocery sales. Yoshon hashgocho, Rabbi
Teitelbaum, the
Nirbarter Rav.

*? Mishpacha barley* is Yoshon under the hashgocho of the KAJ,
even
without a Yoshon label.

*7.2 Bread and corn flake crumbs and matzo meal* <#_Toc234724407>
*? Pereg* bread crumbs may be Chodosh, unless the package states
product
of Israel and has a reliable hashgocho for kashrus. No codes
given.

8. Cereals and other grain products <#_Toc234724410>

*8.1 Breakfast cereals* <#_Toc234724411>

*? America‟s Choice* (by A&P, also sold in Pathmark and
Waldbaums)
oatmeal cereals have the Chodosh code of Jul 26 11 (2 years after
packing.)

*? Dependable farina* Yoshon under the hashgocho of Rabbi M. B.
Klein
and Rabbi B. Taub

*? Erewhon* cereals, see U. S. Mills.

*? General Mills cereals* correction: Many cereals, such as most
(if not
all) forms of Cheerios, contain wheat or wheat starch in addition
to
oats. For these cereals, the effective, Chodosh packing date is
is that
for wheat, Aug 9. The package Chodosh code is given in the table
in the
Guide under “wheat”. Those that _contain oats but not wheat_, the
Chodosh packing date for the oats is Sept 15. (Note that the oats
Chodosh packing date for companies other than General Mills still
remains at Jul 26 unless noted otherwise.) The table for oats (no
wheat)
is amended as follows 310 days=Aug 31 10, 341 days=Oct 1 10, 372
days=Nov 1 10. For General Mills/Nestle Cheerios cereals with
wheat, the
Chodosh code is Aug 16 10. The exception in MultiGrain Cheerios,
code
Jun 13 10.

*? Kashi cereals*. With the following exceptions, the code date
on all
cereals is 12 months after packing. That includes all cereal
bars. The
exceptions are Golean Rolls-8 months, Soft Baked cereals-10
months,
Pilaf-24 months. For the effective Chodosh code, add these
amounts of
time to Jul 26 for cereals that contain oats, or to Aug 9 for
wheat but
no oats.
*? Kemach *Toasted _oats_, Honey Nut Toasted Oats, _Fruit Whirls,
Honey
Crunch_ (like Honeycombs), _Corn Crisps_ (like Kix), _Bunch „O
Krunch_,
all have a Chodosh date of Sept 21 10. Under the hashgocho of
Rabbi
Nussen Horowitz.

*? Nature Valley granola* bars with wheat in the ingredients,
Chodosh
code is Aug 16 10. For those with oats but no wheat, the code is
Nov 1 10.

*? Quaker* oats cereals made in Canada have a Chodosh packing
date of
Sept 11. Therefore, Quaker cereals made in Canada and sold in the
USA
for which the code is 540 days would have a Chodosh code of Mar 5
11/

*? Shoprite* hot oats cereals, all hot cereals the Chodosh date
is Jan
26 11, 18 months after packing.

*? Taanug* cereals with wheat but no oats. There was a mistake in
the
first issue of the Guide. The Chodosh code should be Aug 9 2010
(1 year
after packing.)

*? U. S. Mills cereals*. All cold cereals, including Uncle Sam
have a
code 12 months after packing. For oats this would be a code of
Jul 26
10. For wheat but no oats, the code Aug 9 10. The Erewhon hot
cereals,
oats cereal is also 12 months. For the Erewhon Brown Rice and
also the
Barley Plus cereals, the code is 8 months.

*? WalMart   Great Value* products: Quick oats Chodosh code Jan 22
11 (545
days after   Jul 26). Bran Flakes Aug 9 10 (12 months after
packing),
Farina Aug   9 11 (2 years after packing), For other items call the
company at   877-505-2267. Have the product UPC code to give to the
agent.

9. Prepared foods <#_Toc234724414>

*9.1 Frozen and packaged foods* <#_Toc234724415>
? *Bodek* egg rolls may be Chodosh according to Rabbi Gissinger.

*? Dependable wraps* Yoshon under the hashgocho of Rabbi M. B.
Klein and
Rabbi B. Taub

*? Frankel‟s Home Style* all items Yoshon except ravioli, under
Rabbi
Yechiel Babad.

*? French‟s French Fried* onions Chodosh code Aug 9 11 (2 years
after
packing.)

*? Glick‟s Graham Cracker Pie crust.* No code has been given to
help
determine when it may start becoming Chodosh.

*? Kemach* graham cracker pie crust the wheat is always Yoshon.
The malt
may be a problem starting Dec 15, code Dec 15 10 (1 year after
packing.)
Under the hashgocho of Rabbi Nussen Horowitz.

*? Kineret, Kosheriffic* Lite fish sticks and onion rings, are
always
Yoshon. Pizza and other items Yoshon status nor known. Under the
hashgocho of Rabbi Weissmandl.

*? Old City Café and Upscale Foods* products with a Yoshon label,
such
as frozen pizzas, pizza bagels, burritos and enchiladas are
Yoshon,
under the hashgocho of Rabbi Weissmandl.

*? Smackin Good* potato knishes always Yoshon, waffles and
pancakes
status not known. Under the hashgocho of Rabbi Weissmandl.

*? Tuv Taam* meals and other packaged products with an OK Labs
hashgocho
and a Yoshon label are Yoshon under the OK Labs.

*? Unger‟s frozen* pizza dough Chodosh code D9247 (9=year,
247=day of
year). Regular and whole wheat pizza crust Chodosh code January
19 2010.
Frozen pie shells and tart shells, Chodosh code 09259 (09=year,
259=day
of the year.) Under the hashgocho of the New Square Kashrus
Council.
*9.3 Soups and soup mixes* <#_Toc234724417>

*? Kedem soups* Chodosh code 92281 (9=year, 228=day of the year,
1=not
important)

*? Kemach soup mixes* in tubes. Ministone Chodosh code 2681 (268
day of
year, 1=year+2). For the vegetable soup, the code is 2661. Under
the
hashgocho of Rabbi Nussen Horowitz.

*? Liebers soup mixes* have a Chodosh code of 09x33 (09=year,
x=any
single digit, 33=week of the year.) Soups in cups may be Chodosh.
Under
the hashgocho of Rabbi Weissmandl.

_9.6 Baby Foods_

*? Beechnut baby cereals*. Oats cereal in boxes or jars, Chodosh
code
Jul 26 11 (2 years after packing.) Barley cereal in boxes Chodosh
code
Aug 16 11 (2 years after packing.)__

11. Professional bakery flour and other bakery ingredients
<#_Toc234724429>

*WARNING: Puratos* Bagel Improver is a dough conditioner that is
used by
several bagel shops. Even though the company may claim that it is
made
from winter wheat, the Kof-K that provides the hashgocho for this
product will not certify that claim. Therefore, as of a packaging
date
of Aug 9, this item may be Chodosh. The code for Aug 9 is
08099221
(08=month, 09=day, 0=year, 221 not important.) Yoshon stored
supplies of
this item are available from Velenti Co. 718-565-1300 speak to
Bob Cory.
Please check with your local bagel shops. Many may not be aware
of the
fact that this or other dough conditioners may be Chodosh!

ESTABLISHMENTS AND SERVICES <#_Toc234724430>

12. Metropolitan New York City Area <#_Toc234724431>

*12.1 Brooklyn and Manhattan and Staten Island* <#_Toc234724432>
12.1.1 Catering and takeout <#_Toc234724433>

*? Tiferes Mordechai* catering Yoshon under the hashgocho of
Rabbi Usher
Eckstein.

12.1.3 Retail bakeries <#_Toc234724435>-Brooklyn

*? Friedman‟s Discount Market, *Dairy Baked Products* *under the
hashgocho of Rabbi Yehiel Babad.

*? Schreiber‟s Bakery*_ _14th Ave, all products Yoshon. Under the
hashgocho of Rabbi Usher Eckstein

*?** Yefraim Bakery* not recommended as Yoshon due to lack of
information.

*? Yossie‟s Heimishe Bakeries* in Brooklyn at 18^th Ave, 13^th
Ave at 38
and New Utrecht Ave: starting Nov 1 all challahs, cookies, cakes,
muffins, rugelach, regular and whole wheat are Yoshon. However
health
breads and filled pastry cigars are not Yoshon. In the takeout
areas
of Yossie‟s, all prepared foods including wraps are Yoshon.
However,
items containing pasta may be Chodosh. Under the hashgocho of
Rabbi
Usher Eckstein.

12.1.4 Restaurants and pizza shops <#_Toc234724436>-Brooklyn

*? Bagel Bite *not recommended as Yoshon due to lack of
information.

*? Kaff‟s Café* Not recommended as Yoshon due to lack of
hashgocho
information.

*?** L‟Esti *not recommended as Yoshon due to lack of
information.

*? Milk and Honey Pizza*, Brooklyn. All pizza products are
Yoshon. Under
the hashgocho of Rabbi Usher Eckstein

*? Naim Pizza *not recommended as Yoshon due to lack of
information.**

*?** Pizza King *not recommended as Yoshon due to lack of
information.
*? Simon Sez Café and Pizzeria*. Not recommended pending
clarification
of hashgocho.

12.1.5 Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens Hills, Other Queens and Long
Island
<#_Toc234724437>

*Steinberg‟s* bakery should be a catergory ?, under hashgocho for
Yoshon, only with a Yoshon label.**

*Zomick‟s * bakery should be a catergory ?, under hashgocho for
Yoshon,
only with a Yoshon label.

_Queens, NY_ update. The following are Yoshon under the hashgocho
of the
Vaad Harabonim of Queens: ? Great Neck Pizza, ? Strauss Bakery
Great
Neck, ? Bagel Mentch except whole wheat, ? Shop Delight except
baguettes, ? Benny‟s Pita and Pizza, ? Benjys (not Benjy‟s 2), ?
Queens
Pita, ? Pita Hot, ? Grill Point, ? Naomi‟s Pizza, ? Shimon‟s
Pizza.

The following in _Queens are not recommended_ as Yoshon due to
insufficient information about Yoshon hashgocho: Abraham Bakery,
Bagels
and Co., Beigels Bakery (Fresh Meadows), Café Muscat, King David
Bakery,
Kosher Korner, Main Street Bagels, Mendy‟s Pizza, Moshe‟s GNI
Bakery.

_Five Towns Update:_ All of the following are Yoshon under the
hashgocho
of the Vaad Hakashrus of the Five Towns

*? Ab Food Services*, 802 Hicksville Road, Far Rockaway (and
takeout at
Kosher World 1913 Cornaga Ave., Far Rockaway) is Yoshon , except
for the
dry cereals.

*? Bagel Delight*, 598 Central Ave., Cedarhurst is Yoshon except
for the
kaiser rolls, onion buns and crooissants and some packaged foods.

*? Bagel Island*, 480 Rockaway Tpke., Lawrence is Yoshon.

*? Brach‟s Supermarket* 11 Lawrence La., Lawrence (only this
store):
takeout dept is all Yoshon. fish dept. is Yoshon. bakery dept is
all
Yoshon, unless specifically labeled as non-yoshon ( such as multi
grain
bread or tribecca bread). appetizer and sushi depts are Yoshon,
with the
possible exception of pie crusts. (the chinese noodles used in
the
prepared salads may be Chodosh)..

*? Burgers Bar*, 531 Central Ave., Cedarhurst is Yoshon except
for the
hamburger buns and kaiser rolls. Ask

*? Central Perk*, 105 Cedarhurst Ave., Cedarhurst, is Yoshon
except for
the hamburger and hot dog buns and wraps

.

*? Cravingz** *410 Central Ave., Lawrence is Yoshon except for
the
chinese noodles.

*? David‟s Famous Pizza* 580 Central Ave., Cedarhurst is Yoshon.

*? Fusion Toast Bar* 442 Central Ave., Cedarhurst is Yoshon.

*? Gotta Getta Bagel* 1039 Broadway, Woodmere is Yoshon.

*? Gourmet Glatt Emporium* at 137 Spruce St., Cedarhurst, -
takeout of
Chap-A-Nosh all products are Yoshon with the possible exception
of pie
crusts. Smply Sushi is Yoshon. Shwartz's Appetizing is Yoshon.
Bakery is
yoshon (see Zomicks) except multigrain bread. Ossies fish
department is
_not_ certified as yoshon.

herehere

*? Hapina Steakhouse* 128 Cedarhurst ave., Cedarhurst is Yoshon
except
for the hot dog and hamburger buns.

*? Jerusalem Famous Pizza*, 344 Central Ave., Lawrence is Yoshon.

*? Kosher Pizza World* 1913 Cornaga Ave., Far Rockaway is Yoshon.

*? Mom's Pastries*, 517 Central ave., Cedarhurst, is yoshon.
*? Off the Grill*, 600 Central Ave., Cedarhurst is Yoshon except
for the
hamburger buns.

*? Pizza Pious*, 1063 Broadway, Woodmere is Yoshon.

*? Sharmel Caterers* 3436 Lawson Blvd., Oceanside is Yoshon.
Please ask
mashgiach for any possible exceptions.

*? Shloimys Heimeshe Bakery* 536 Central Ave., Cedarhurst is
Yoshon
except for the 6 grain and multigrain breads.

*? Shnitzel Time*, 206 Rockaway Tpk., Cedarhurst is Yoshon except
for
the hamburger and hot dog buns.

*? The Coffee Bar* 345 Central Ave., Lawrence is Yoshon.

*? Traditions Restaurant*, 302 Central Ave., Lawrence is Yoshon
except
for the hamburger and hot dog buns.

*? Yossis Grill* 140E Washington Ave., Cedarhurst is Yoshon
except for
hamburger and hot dog buns, knishes, and whole wheat wraps and
whole
wheat pita.

*? Zomicks*, 85 Inip dr., Inwood - all products are Yoshon except
multigrain bread.

12.2 Monsey <#_Toc234724438>

? *Grand Bamboo* is NOT Yoshon.

? *Purple Pear* Restaurant, Monsey. All items made in store are
Yoshon.
Not Yoshon are pennini, other breads, bread balls. Hashgocho of
Rabbi
Zishe Blech.

*? Rugelech Bakery* claims to be Yoshon. However the only known
hashgocho is the CRC that does not certify Yoshon.**

12.3 Upstate New York-Catskills <#_Toc234724439>

*? Main Street Pizza*-Fallsburg Not recommended as Yoshon due to
lack of
hashgocho information.
*? Moshe‟s Pizza*-Monticello. Not recommended as Yoshon due to
lack of
hashgocho information.

*? Raleigh Hotel*-Fallsburg. Not recommended as Yoshon due to
lack of
hashgocho information.

12.4 New Jersey <#_Toc234724440>

_LAKEWOOD:_ GENERAL NOTE: We find it somewhat surprising that of
all
places, in Lakewood the least percentage of the facilities that
claim to
be Yoshon actually have an hashgocho for Yoshon. It would not be
unreasonable for the Yoshon consumers in Lakewood to request the
same
degree of supervision that other communities take for granted and
try to
avoid eating Yoshon items produced without hashgocho for Yoshon.

*? Gruenebaum Bakery* see Gelbstein.

*? Taste Bud Restaurant. *Chodosh according to Rabbi Gissinger.

_MANAPALAN: _*? Just Good Food Restaurant* Chodosh according to
Rabbi
Gissinger.

_PASSAIC:_ *? Main Ingredient, ? Prima Pizza* (only items
produced in
the store. Knishes and other items brought in from elsewhere may
be
Chodosh) Yoshon under the hashgocho of ARK:

13. Other USA Cities <#_Toc234724441>

*13.3 California* <#_Toc234724444>

*Los Angeles* area, the following are Yoshon under the hashgocho
of the RCC: ? Classic Le Palais, Reniassance, The following are
Yoshon under the Kehilla of Los Angeles: ? Love Bakery-all items
baked there, and ? Jerusalem Pizza and Sushi-only the pizza, ?
Universal Bakery

*13.4 Cleveland area* <#_Toc234724445>

*? The Bagel Shoppe* located in South Euclid Ohio is no longer
Yoshon.

*_15.3 England_*
*Federation of Synagogues, London. *All packaged products with
the
Federation‟s KF symbol are always Yoshon, whether sold in Israel
or
elsewhere.

THE FOLLOWING AS OF OCT 7

*CORRECTION: *The oats in *Cheerios *and in other cereals from
General Mills, the Chodosh packing date is delayed from July 26
to Sept 15.
Therefore, for all Cheerios cereals sold in the USA the revised
code for _oats_ is Sept 22 2010. The same date goes for the oats
in most General Mills/Nestle cereals sold in Israel. The
exception is the oats date for MultiGrain Cheerios for which the
code when sold in Israel is July 22 10. _However if the
ingredients list wheat or wheat flour_ then the earlier packing
date of Aug 9 for wheat holds. This would translate to a package
code for the wheat of Aug 16 10 for all General Mills cereals in
the USA and (Nestle) in Israel. The exception would be MultiGrain
Cheerios in Israel for which the wheat code is June 13 10.

Nature Valley Granola bars. For bars that contain oats and no
wheat, and for those that also contain wheat, see the dates and
codes given above for General Mills cereals.

Masor dough products will continue to be Yoshon under the
hashgocho of Rabbi M. A. Bussu.

J&J blintzes are Yoshon under the hashgocho of Rabbi Yehuda
Shain.

Chuster noodles and pasta and Landau made by Chuster Co. all
products Yoshon till Oct 31. Chuster items with Yoshon label,
Yoshon to pesach.
Under the hashgocho of Rabbi Avrohom Z. Glick.

Zomicks and Steinberg‟s bakeries should be a catergory ?, under
hashgocho for Yoshon, only with a Yoshon label.

Unger‟s frozen pizza dough Chodosh code D9247 (9=year, 247=day of
year).
Regular and whole wheat pizza crust Chodosh code January 19 2010.
Frozen pie shells and tart shells, Chodosh code 09259 (09=year,
259=day of the
year.) Under the hashgocho of the New Square Kashrus Council.

Tuv Taam meals and other packaged products with an OK Labs
hashgocho and a Yoshon label are Yoshon under the OK Labs.
America‟s Choice (by A&P, also sold in Pathmark and Waldbaums)
oatmeal cereals have the Chodosh code of Jul 26 11 (2 years after
packing.)

BUGS WARNING: I have come across a kashrus alert newsletter that
warns that bugs have been found in some heimishe brands of barley
(no names were given). Barley should be checked for bugs. Note
that this is not a Yoshon-generated problem, especially since it
occurred so early in the season.

French‟s French Fried onions Chodosh code Aug 9 11 (2 years after
packing.)

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FOLLOWING AS OF SEPT 21

Cheerios and the oats in other cereals from General Mills, the
Chodosh packing date is delayed from July 26 to Sept 15.
Therefore, for all Cheerios cereals sold in the USA the revised
code is Sept 22 2010. The same date goes for most General
Mills/Nestle cereals sold in Israel. The exception is MultiGrain
Cheerios for which the code when sold in Israel is July 22 10.

Liebers update: All cookies, crackers and pretzels are Yoshon
unless they contain oats or the label states that they are made
in Brazil.
Liebers soup mixes have a Chodosh code of 09x33 (09=year, x=any
single digit, 33=week of the year.) Under the hashgocho of Rabbi
Weissmandl.
Cup soups may not be Yoshon.

Smackin Good potato knishes always Yoshon, waffles and pancakes
are Yoshon at least until after sukkos. Under the hashgocho of
Rabbi Weissmandl.

Kineret, Kosheriffic pizza Yoshon at least until after sukkos.
Lite fish sticks and onion rings, are Yoshon. Under the hashgocho
of Rabbi Weissmandl.

Kashi cereals. With the following exceptions, the date on all
cereals is
12 months after packing. That includes all cereal bars. The
exceptions are Golean Rolls-8 months, Soft Baked cereals-10
months, Pilaf-24 months.

Kemach all flat breads, regular and whole wheat, are Yoshon at
least up to a code of Oct 30 2010 (13 months after packing.)
Bread sticks are Yoshon the entire season, including the malt.
For the graham cracker pie crust the wheat is always Yoshon. The
malt may be a problem starting Oct 15, code Oct 15 10 (1 year
after packing.)
In the Los Angeles area, the following are Yoshon under the
hashgocho of the RCC: Schwartz Bakery -Pacoima CA, Classic Le
Palais, Reniassance, Unique. The following are Yoshon under the
Kehilla of Los Angeles: Love Bakery-all items baked there, and
Jerusalem Pizza and Sushi-only the pizza.

Mechel‟s Puffed Pastry Dough is Yoshon under the hashgocho of the
Star-K.

Sterits Chow Mein noodles are Yoshon at least up to the purchase
date of Jan 31 2010, under the hashgocho of Rabbi Soloveichik.


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THE FOLLOWING AS OF SEPT 13

WARNING: Puratos Bagel Improver is a dough conditioner that is
used by
several bagel shops. Even though the company may claim that it is
made
from winter wheat, the Kof-K that provides the hashgocho for this
product will not certify that claim. Therefore, as of a packaging
date
of Aug 9, this item may be Chodosh. The code for Aug 9 is
08099221
(08=month, 09=day, 0=year, 221 not important.) Yoshon stored
supplies of
this item are available from Velenti Co. 718-565-1300 speak to
Bob Cory.
Please check with your local bagel shops. Many may not be aware
of the
fact that this or other dough conditioners may be Chodosh!

Mishpacha barley is Yoshon under the hashgocho of the KAJ, even
without
a Yoshon label.

Kemach updates and changes, under the hashgocho of Rabbi
Horowitz:
Graham Cracker Pie Crust, Chodosh code Oct 15 10. Egg noodles and
farfel
Yoshon without a Yoshon label at least until Dec 31, after Dec 31
with
Yoshon label only. Bulk pasta in 20 lb packages have a Chodosh
code of
09/01/11 (2 years after packing). Toasted oats, Honey Nut Toasted
Oats,
Fruit Whirls, Honey Crunch (like Honeycombs), Corn Crisps (like
Kix),
Bunch „O Krunch, all have a revised Chodosh date of Sept 21 10.
Chow
Mein noodles Chodosh date Aug 29, code 2909H (29=date, 09=year,
H=Aug in
alph. order.)

Rabbi Gruber : Regarding items under the hashgocho of Rabbi
Gruber, the
following are confirmed Yoshon for this year: Paskesz products
without
oats, Best products except Kamut, Kosher Depot wraps, Mendelsohn
frozen
pizza in the store and frozen products, Sweet Choice, Weiss
Kosher
Cuisine, Merkaz Hasimcha, Newborn Caterers, Pavilion 39 Caterers,
Michyou Pita, Glauber Bakeries, Spring Valley and Brooklyn, Munch
and
Lunch, Monsey Glatt and Wesley Kosher items prepared in the
store,
Mechel‟s Takeout.

The following items are no longer under Yoshon under Rabbi Gruber
and
therefore are not recommended as Yoshon: Landau Supermarket
takeout and
bakery, Kaff Café, Main Street Pizza-Fallsburg, Moshe Pizza-
Monticello,
Raleigh Hotel.

Shrem‟s Bakery, Cornwall, NY will continue to be Yoshon under the
hashgocho of Rabbi Lipa Klein.

Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, the malt may be Chodosh. Package
code for
the malt Chodosh date of Oct 15 is July15 10 (9 months after
packing).

Taanug cereals with wheat but no oats. There is a mistake in the
Guide.
The Chodosh code should be Aug 9 2010 (1 year after packing.)

Ronzoni oven-ready pasta Chodosh code is Aug 16 2011 (2 years
after
packing.)
Streits products are Yoshon only if under the hashgocho of Rabbi
Soloveichik or the Kof-K.

My Own Meals products are Yoshon under the hashgocho of Rabbi
Soloveichik.

Glick‟s Graham Cracker Pie crust on the shelves at this time is
Yoshon.
No code has been given to help determine when it may start
becoming
Chodosh. Glicks baking spray may be Chodosh.

Pereg bread crumbs may be Chodosh, unless the package states
product of
Israel.

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*****
CORRECTIONS AS OF 2 SEPT 09

Cheerios sold in Israel under the Nestle label (other than
Multigrain)
the Chodosh date is supposed to be Aug 2 10 (372 days after
packing.)

Shoprite hot oats cereals, all hot cereals the Chodosh date is
Jan 26
11, 18 months after packing.

Great Value flour from WalMart with a “W” in the code, the wheat
is
always Yoshon, under the hashgocho of the O-U. The malt may be
Chodosh
after October, code to be supplied.

Nabisco Triscuits are Yoshon under the hashgocho of the O-U.



August 24, 2009
In the table below we summarize the cutoff dates recommended by
the Guide, based on preliminary estimates of the US Government
supplied harvest data. These estimated dates will be updated as
necessary in later issues of the Guide. The “Packing date”
indicates that all packaged goods with dating codes that were
before that date should be Yoshon. Starting with the “Packing
date” and later, they may be Chodosh.
The “Purchase date” is the first date for which we feel it is no
longer safe to purchase the foods without checking for dating
codes. We also give the first recommended date to stop purchasing
freshly baked items produced at the local bakeries.

_Application_ _Packing date_ _Purchase date_

_ _

Packaged foods with oats Jul 26 Aug 9

Packaged foods with wheat Aug 9 Aug 24

Noodles and pasta or barley
(not malt) Aug 16 Sept 1

Packaged foods with malt Oct 15 Jan 15

Freshly baked bakery products with wheat

-Mid West USA Aug 10

-Other USA Aug 24



August 11, 2009

 CHODOSH SEASON _STARTED!_

At this time, the harvest of the three Chodosh crops have begun
in the USA, marking the official beginning of the new Chodosh
season. The start of the oats and spring wheat harvests followed
our earlier prediction.
However, the barley harvest is about 1 week later that predicted
earlier. Therefore, the dates the follow reflect a 1 week delay
for barley. The first of the dates given below is the first
Chodosh PACKING date. If you know the dating code system for your
package, any item packed before that date will be Yoshon. The
second date is the PURCHASE date. If you do not know the date
code, you can assume that all items up to the given purchase date
will be Yoshon.

OATS: Packing date=Jul 16, purchase date=Aug 9 (THIS HAS PASSED.)

WHEAT packaged goods (other than noodles and pasta): Packing
date=Aug 9, purchase date= Aug 21.

WHEAT BAKERY, pizza and other _fresh baked products_: purchase
date IN MIDWEST USA= Aug 9.

Purchase date ELSEWHERE in the USA=Aug 21.

WHEAT pasta and noodles: Packing date=Aug 16, purchase date= Sept
1.

BARLEY (pearled): Packing date Aug 16, safe to purchase to Aug
28.

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**

*GUIDE TO CHODOSH DUE SOON*

* *
The first issue of the season of the Guide to Chodosh is due BE”H
by the end of August. I will send out an email to alert everyone
when the new Guide will be available for download by computer.



July 22, 2009

CHODOSH SEASON TO START SOON

I have been monitoring the weekly crop progress reports from the
U. S.
Dep‟t of Agriculture. Based on those reports we estimate the
following dates when Chodosh can start by crop. We give here 2
dates. The first is the date when packing of Chodosh into
packaged goods may start. The second is the date until which it
is probably safe to purchase packaged or baked goods in the
stores without checking for dating codes.

OATS: Packing date=Jul 16, safe to purchase up to Aug 9.

WHEAT packaged goods (other than noodles and pasta): Packing
date=Aug 9, safe to purchase up to Aug 21.

WHEAT BAKERY, pizza and other fresh baked products: safe to
purchase at least up to Aug 9.

WHEAT pasta and noodles: Packing date=Aug 16, safe to purchase up
to Sept 1.

BARLEY (pearled): Packing date Aug 9, safe to purchase to Aug 21.

These dates are subject to updates and revisions.

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*WARNING TO USERS OF EMAIL*

* *

I have been receiving email lately from sender addresses that are
supposed to be yherman@earthlink.net
<mailto:yherman@earthlink.net> and yherman@onlymyemail.com
<mailto:yherman@onlymyemail.com>. Both of these are my email
addresses. Both have contained spam messages. None of those were
actually sent by me. Apparently, it is very easy for anyone to
send out email with any other email address as the “sender”. I
was told that there is no way I can stop such messages. _Please
do not respond to such messages and certainly never send any
private information as a result of such messages._ In case of
doubt contact me directly by calling the Hot Line number given
above.
*CHODOSH BULLETIN-20 JAN 09*

*From the Guide to Chodosh-Y. Herman*

*Chodosh telephone Hot Line 718-305-5133, email
**yherman@earthlink.net*
<mailto:yherman@earthlink.net>**

*Liebers *wafers and bagel chips, both made in the USA, may be
Chodosh at this time, according to the mashgiach. When the
mashgiach provides dating codes for the latest batches that were
still Yoshon, I will announce the codes. In addition, Liebers
whole wheat and garlic cookies, crackers and pretzels made in
Brazil are not recommended as Yoshon, if purchased after Jan 7
09.

Audolized yeast is Yoshon.

Maltodextrin as an ingredient is usually made from non-Chodosh
sources.
Sometimes it may be made from wheat which may be Chodosh.
However, in that case, wheat should be listed in the ingredients.

*Kemach* egg noodles without a Yoshon label should be assumed to
be Chodosh if purchased at this time, regardless on any codes.

*Glick‟s *home baking flour, regular or whole wheat, are both
Yoshon under the hashgocho of the O-U, including the malt.

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*THE FOLLOWING AS OF 13 JAN 09*

* *

*Mezonos Maven* baked products sold in groceries in the New York
area are all Yoshon under the hashgocho of the O-U.

* *

*Weetabix* (this cereal is misspelled in the Guide as
“Wheatabix”) the wheat in all cereals is winter wheat and is
Yoshon. The malt in all organic cereals is Yoshon until pesach.
For non-organic cereals, the malt may be Chodosh with a package
code of Jan 15 10 (1 year after packing.)
Beginning Monday, January /5, /2009, the GREENSPUN BAGEL COMPANY
will *_no longer_* be producing Yoshon bagels. Any product that
states “Yoshon” on the label was manufactured prior to this date
and *is *Yoshon. Under the hashgocho of the Star K.

Victory Market-Bakery Dept, 4811 South State Rd #7, Davie, FL
954-584-7790. All items baked locally at the bakery are Yoshon
under the hashgocho of the Orthodox Rabbinical Board of Broward &
Palm Beach Counties (ORB).

*Bob‟s Red Mills* cereals. Cereals containing oats have a Chodosh
date of Jan 26 10 (1 ½ years after packing.) All other cereals
have a code of Aug 1 10 (2 years after packing.)

*Grandpa Ohl Southern *cakes may be Chodosh if purchased after
Jan 5 09.

*Taanug *corn flake crumbs, Chodosh code is 2898 (289=day of
year, 8=year). The code could also be 8289 (8=year, 289=day of
year.)

*Kitov* breadsticks and flatbreads are Yoshon under the hashgocho
of Rabbi Shlomo Gissinger, even without a Yoshon label and even
without the name of Rabbi Gissinger on the label. Other Kitov
products may be Chodosh.

*Empire Bagel Shop* in Cleveland is now called “Bagel Shoppe” and
has moved to 1982 Warrensville Center Road, South Euclid, OH. The
phone number is the same. It is still Yoshon under the hashgocho
of Cleveland Kosher.

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*FOLLOWING AS OF 1 JAN 09*

* *

*POSSIBLE PROBLEM WITH BAGELS-IMPORTANT REVISED NOTICE*

* *

The following notice concerns bagels that were produced at Main
Street Bagels in Kew Gardens Hills, but it may apply elsewhere as
well. This bagel bakery was making regular bagels from Yoshon
flour and whole wheat bagels from Chodosh flour. Bagels have to
be cooked before baking. The Rav of one of the shuls in Queens
noticed that the bakery used the same cooker to cook both the
Yoshon bagels and the Chodosh bagels, sometimes even both kinds
the same time! He alerted the mashgiach from the Vaad Harabonim
of Queens which certifies the Yoshon status of this store. The
hashgocho notified the Guide and we sent out the initial warning
on Dec 28. Regarding Main Street Bagels, the problem will be
rectified as of Thursday, Jan 1, ‟09. The store will discontinue
the use of Chodosh flour. From Jan 1 onward, the whole wheat
bagels, as well as everything else in the store will be made only
from Yoshon flour. We wish to thank the Vaad Harabonim of Queens,
the proprietor of Main Street Bagels and the local Rav for the
quick and forthright manner that this problem was discovered,
rectified and publicized. However, there is no guarantee that
such problems were unique to this bakery alone.
Mashgichim and consumers who deal with bagel bakeries making both
Yoshon and Chodosh bagels must make sure that the same boiler is
not used for both.

*Kemach* minestrone soup Chodosh code in 3170 (317=day of the
year, 0=year+2). Vegetable soup code is 3030.