Guidelines to Follow When Buying Products
If you are looking to buy products that could possibly contain chodosh, consult the lists below for terms listed on the ingredient panel that can pose problems.
What Possible Chodosh Ingredients to Look For
If you are looking to buy products that could possibly contain Chodosh, consult the list below for any terms listed on the ingredient panel that can pose problems. They are all derived from the Five Grains- Wheat, Barley, Spelt, Rye or Oats. If an ingredient is in the list below, consult our site to make sure your item is yoshon. Stock up on items containing these ingredients, or check our main site.
All-Purpose Flour; Ancient Grains; Barley; Barley Flour; Barley Malt; Bleached Flour; Bran; Bran Flour; Bread Crumbs; Bread Flour; Bromated Flour; Bulgur; Bulgur Wheat; Cake Flour; Cake Meal; Couscous; Cracked Wheat; Cracker Meal; Durum; Durum Flour; Durum Wheat; Enriched Flour; Farik; Farina; Flour; Freekeh; Glucose Syrup (from outside the USA); Gluten; Gluten Flour; Graham; Graham Cracker; Graham Flour; Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein; Kamut; Kamut Flour; Kamut Wheat; Khorasan Wheat; Khorasan Flour; Malt; Malted Barley; Malt Flavoring; Malt Vinegar; Oat Bran; Oat Fiber; Oat Flour; Oatmeal; Oats; Orzo; Pearled Barley; Pearled Wheat; Phosphated Flour; Rolled Oats; Rye; Rye Bran; Rye Flour; Seitan; Self-Rising Flour; Semolina; Spelt; Spelt Bran; Spelt Flour; Spelt Germ; Sprouted Grain; Steel-Cut Oats; Tabouleh; Triticale; Unbleached Flour; Vegetable Protein; Vegetable Starch; Vital Gluten; Wheat; Wheat Berries; Wheat Bran; Wheat Flour; Wheat Germ; Wheat Gluten, Wheat Starch; White Flour; Whole Grains; Whole Wheat; Whole Wheat Flour.
Note: (If you see a product or ingredient we’ve missed, please let us know about it at:
Info@ YoshonNetwork .org.
Scary-Sounding Ingredients That Are NOT Chodosh
None of these are made from the Five Grains. If your product contains them, you don’t need to worry about it!
Audolized Yeast; Buckwheat (aka “Kasha” is not a true wheat); Food Starch; Inulin; Maltodextrin (USA only); Modified Food Starch; Torula Yeast.
Items That Are Yoshon
None of these are made from the Five Grains. If your product contains them, don’t worry about it!
- Pure Winter Wheat, and (in US or Canada) Domestic Rye and Spelt (check for other ingredients).
- Products that are made in Israel with reliable kosher certification.
- Any product under the supervision of Rabbi Westheim/Landau, and Kedassia.
- Products marked “Yoshon” or “Kemach Yashan” (in Hebrew or English) with reliable kosher certification.
- Most Gefilte Fish; Most Matzo Meal; Most Matzah.
- Meal Mart frozen products and airline meals.
- All Kemach Flours. This even includes the malt.
- Note: Gluten-Free products are NOT necessarily Chodosh-Free! Oats often don’t contain gluten, but are always the first crop to become chodosh! Only items made without the 5 grains (including malt) are not problematic.
Products to Stock Up On and/or Check On Dates
Items with Possible Added Chodosh Ingredients
Products from Imported Crops (Except Israel)
Any of these could be made from the Five Grains and could be chodosh.
Rye Bagels; Rye Bagel Chips; Rye Bread; Rye Buns; Rye Crackers; Frozen Rye Bread Doughs; Rye Pretzels, Spelt Flake Cereal; Spelt Bread; Spelt Crackers; Spelt Flour; Spelt Matzos.