365 Cream Cheese (Whole Foods)

Posted on: Mon, 12/16/2002 - 8:04am
yuck2nuts's picture
Joined: 02/28/2002 - 09:00

I purchased 365 cream cheese at a Whole Foods store today and got halfway through my recipe for Christmas cookies when I remembered I had printed out a product information sheet a few months ago from the Whole Foods site and sure enough, it said that the cream cheese was produced on the same lines as peanuts. You could have heard my pissed off scream a mile away. Needless to say, I threw out the dough I had made. Then I came to this site, did a search, and saw that a local store brand (Shaws) has safe cream cheese. I dragged my dd to the store to buy new cream cheese and re-did the cookies (still huffing and puffing my frustration). I then went to the Whole Foods web site just to double-check that the cream cheese was still unsafe, but I could no longer find this information on their site.

I just have two comments. First, THANK-YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS SITE (and thanks to Heather for the posting about the safe cream cheese at Shaws) I don't know what I would do without it!!!! Second, why can't companies label for people like us? Whole Foods obviously has an awareness about food allergies and they seem to devote a tremendous amount of attention to Gluten-free individuals, but not to peanut/nut-free people.

I have an e-mail into Whole Foods and I'll post their reply.

Sorry for the ranting.

Posted on: Mon, 12/16/2002 - 9:39am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

I'll be interested in their response. I thought they were much more aware and responsible than that - another illusion shattered.
It's kind of like when parochial schools let us down - we just expect more of places like Whole Foods.

Posted on: Mon, 12/23/2002 - 1:26am
Heather2's picture
Joined: 09/25/2001 - 09:00

So glad I could help with info about the cream cheese.

Posted on: Wed, 01/08/2003 - 1:12pm
darthcleo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

Does that mean Philadelphia cream cheese is not safe? I'm leaving for the states this weekend. Canadian Philadelphia has been safe for us this far.

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