Date Codes Explained

Our site displays the Date Codes of various products. This Date Code is the “Chodosh Code” (as termed by the Guide to Chodosh) which is the date in which a product becomes Chodosh. This is always determined by the Packing or Manufacturing Date of a product. Packing Date Codes (sometimes known as “Lot Codes”) are  […]

Myths About Yoshon

Times have changed, and there are a lot more aspects to keeping yoshon in our modern times than there were in the past. Many “myths” surround foods that are believed to be yoshon, but the old rules concerning them are no longer applicable. Let’s dispel some of the myths and misconceptions that surround keeping yoshon, […]

How To Use Our Site

Instructions and Details on Using Our Site A. Do a Search: Type your search term or item in one of the “Search” boxes, found in the header and footer. By Product Name: The best results are achieved by first typing the Brand, then the specific Product, (and for large companies add the Country). By […]

How to Calculate Date Codes

In all cases of trying to determine if a product is yoshon or not, one compares the date found on their product to the Date Code mentioned on our site or found in the Guide to Chodosh. If the date on your package is earlier than the Date Code on or the Guide, it […] News Archives

View, download, or print pdf versions of our Newsletters and Alerts for the current season.To subscribe, fill in and submit the subscription form, and never miss another yoshon update again!To view or download a Newsletter or Alert, click on the date of the one you want. 5782 September 9, 2021 (Tishrei) Newsletter 5782 News […]

Keeping Yoshon Anywhere attempts to make it easy for people to keep yoshon no matter where they are in the world. With this in mind, we offer some tips and suggestions for how to determine the yoshon status of products in different areas of the world. In the USA Use our site as-is. Most of the products […]

Starting to “Keep Yoshon”

When is the Best Time to Start Keeping Yoshon? Right after Passover, when everything becomes Yoshon. Any grains sprouted from the second day of Pesach and later are considered “chodosh” according to Vayikra [Leviticus] 23:14. One can eat anything out, and all products on the grocery shelves are Yoshon. There is one exception: Items that […]


Below are links to helpful sites, grouped by category. Keeping Yoshon Date Calculator Site: Add or subtract shelf life times to get best by and manufacturing dates. Food for Life Date Calculator: Scroll to the bottom to find out when Food for Life’s products like Ezekiel 4:9 Bread was made. OK Certification Yoshon Product Search: […]

Buying Yoshon Online

For those living in larger Jewish communities, this is easy. Some places have websites that can be ordered and have fresh products delivered to your door if it is within a certain delivery area. For the rest of us, being able to find specifically always-yoshon Jewish brand products can sometimes be a challenge. Therefore, The […]

Storing Yoshon Products

Storing Yoshon Products It is advisable for flour, barley, oatmeal and packaged macaroni and cheese mix to be kept in a refrigerator or freezer. They can be very prone to bugs. Bugs thrive in hot humid environments, and are particularly a problem during summer months. This is why a freezer or refrigerator is the most […]