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 Summer 2018


This page will be updated in the late summer/ early fall with up-to-date Chodosh information as the new spring crop will begin to be used by some of our manufacturers.

UPDATED: April 8, 2018

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 (18 oz. & 12 oz.)
    • Sandwich Cookies (All varieties)
    • Softbite Cookies (both Chocolate Chip, & Chocolate Chocolate Chip)
  • Ice Cream Cones (All Cake Cups, Color Cups, & Sugar Cones)
  • Chocolate Pie Crust 
  • Whole Wheat Flakes (winter wheat) & Cocoa Munchees, and Crunchy Cinnamon Bites do not contain any Malt and are always Yoshon.
  • Crackers (Snackers (Salted & Unsalted), Honey Graham, & Cinnamon 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
  • Flatbread 
  • Breadsticks 
  • Pasta
    • Elbow Macaroni, Spaghetti, & Lasagna 
    • Elbow Macaroni, Penne, Ziti, Spirals & Spaghetti 
  • Chow Mein Noodles
    • Soup Mixes have a Julian code:
      • Vegetable
      • Minestrone
    • Oatmeal Cookies:
      • Oatmeal Raisin Softbite are currently not in production.
    • Pita Chips (Sea Salt & Mutigrain):
      • Flatbread Crisps (“Everything”):
        • Pie Crust:
          • Regular Graham Pie Crust
          • Chocolate Pie Crust: are always Yoshon as stated above.



        OPEN CODE: An actual "Date" (e.g. Jan 1 2017)

        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)




        • Containing Oats
          • (Toasted Oats , Honey Nut Toasted Oats, Fruit Whirls, Honey Crunch, Corn Crisp, & Bunch 'o Krunch
        • Sugar Puffed Wheat is made with Durum Wheat 
        • MultiGrain Toasted Oats 
        • Bran Flakes 
        • Corn Flakes, Crisp Rice, Frosted Flakes

        ♦  Whole Wheat Flakes, Cocoa Munchees & Crunchy Cinnamon Bites are ALWAYS Yoshon

        If you would like to be placed on our "Yoshon" email list, please send a request to: