mac and cheese

Posted on: Sun, 02/25/2001 - 3:02am
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pDoes anyone know if shells and cheese is safe or what brand would be safe. I am waiting to hear from kraft two people have called but they are supposed to let me know from higher up. My new box lists natural flavors but my old box did not. They said they haven't changed anything but maybe the label. Does anyone use velveeta?/p

Posted on: Sun, 02/25/2001 - 10:27am
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The only mac and cheese I will feed my daughter is made by Annies and it is in a purple box with a bunny. (the bunny is their logo) They have elbow noodle, bunny shaped and a few other ones. It does not have anything artificial in it, and was assured of its safety when I called. I believe that they ONLY make mac and cheese-unlike Kraft. My daughter is also allergic to soy and this product is completely safe. WE LOVE IT! (my husband even likes it) It is sold locally (MA) at Bread and Circus (a gourmet healthy grocery store) but I noticed it the other day at our local grocery store.
Good luck!
Shandra (mom to PA daughter Madeline)

Posted on: Sun, 02/25/2001 - 11:29am
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We have always used Kraft Shell's and Cheese for my pa (only) son, along with Velveeta. Another question, doesn't FAN now say that we generally don't have to worry about the natural ingredients labeling for pa anymore?

Posted on: Sun, 02/25/2001 - 12:20pm
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My PA daughter eats Kraft Mac & Cheese (all shapes) and the Annie's Mac & Cheese, small shell variety. She loves it!

Posted on: Mon, 02/26/2001 - 3:16am
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I remember reading here that someone called Annies and it was not safe because whoever they get their cheese from stores it next to nuts. I cannot find this without the search feature maybe someonelse remembers.

Posted on: Mon, 02/26/2001 - 3:40am
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Go to their website, [url="http://www.annies.com,"]http://www.annies.com,[/url] and they have a lot of information there. They have a FAQ section which tells about food allergies.

Posted on: Mon, 02/26/2001 - 5:47am
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What I read is that they store peanuts in their dairy storage so there is a risk of cross contamination. I do not think I would take the chance. I am surprised they do not put this on their box.Thanks for the web site info.

Posted on: Tue, 02/27/2001 - 4:23am
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Last week I made my own baked mac and cheese and my son LOVED it. It was so easy, too!

Posted on: Wed, 02/28/2001 - 1:23am
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WE use Annie's because when I slave over a hot stove to make it from scratch (can't you just hear the violins?), my kids HATE it!
Amy

Posted on: Wed, 02/28/2001 - 7:05am
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hi, I was the one who called Annies and got the information that their cheese supplier stores peanuts with the cheese. At the time, which was maybe 2 years ago, they did NOT recommend peanut allergic people eat their product. Annies was a good example of how something might appear perfectly safe (because the company doesn't produce any products with nuts), but you just don't know until you call and ask. Maybe things have changed since then, you should call to find out.
As much as I dislike Kraft (because they never give you a clear answer), I have used their Mac & Cheese for 2 years (about 1x/week) with no problems.
[This message has been edited by brenda (edited February 28, 2001).]

Posted on: Wed, 02/28/2001 - 8:39am
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The web site still says Annies stores the cheese next to peanuts.

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