Philadelphia cream cheese

Posted on: Tue, 09/30/2003 - 11:39pm
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Does anyone know if this is safe to use for someone who is PA?

Posted on: Tue, 12/02/2003 - 10:40pm
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I eat Kraft Phildelphia cheese and have eaten cheesecakes that were baked with it by my friends.
Everyone with PA has a different level of comfort with what they eat and a different level of trust. Some people will eat a product and some other won't. By doing your own research you can decide what you would like to do.
Persoanlly, I have no problems eating Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 12/02/2003 - 10:51pm
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I was under the impression that american Philadelphia is dangerous but not Canadian.
They have some sort of nut-flavoured Philadelphia in the States that we don't have in Canada.

Posted on: Tue, 12/02/2003 - 11:22pm
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We use Philadelphia Cream Cheese all the time. No problems todate.

Posted on: Wed, 12/03/2003 - 2:01am
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I called the company recently, and was told if there was any risk of cross-contamination they would label the product. We use for baking desserts for our PA son... even just this past Thanksgiving.

Posted on: Wed, 12/03/2003 - 2:09am
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Quote:Originally posted by Codyman:
[b]We use Philadelphia Cream Cheese all the time. No problems todate.[/b]
Same here. And we have also used the flavored cream cheese (strawberry) without problems either.

Posted on: Wed, 12/03/2003 - 2:21am
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We eat it all the time and have absolutely no reactions of any kind.

Posted on: Wed, 12/03/2003 - 3:00am
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We used Philly cream cheese until we saw that they were making other cream cheeses with nuts. Now we only use Horizon Cream cheese. Horizon makes a lot of Dairy Products and they are nut free.

Posted on: Wed, 12/03/2003 - 7:09am
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We quit using philly cream cheese (USA) after I called about the honey nut flavor which I believe contains peanut oil and definitely contains tree nuts. They told me that they don't use dedicated lines and if there was a chance for cross contamination they would label. HOWEVER I have yet to see a single kraft USA item labelled for cross contamination even though Kraft routinely does NOT use dedicated lines. I asked what their definition of risk is and they said it is if the lines were not cleaned between runs. So they do clean between runs but then so does hershey and general mills and yet they label for cross contamination on shared lines. It just depends on how much you trust Kraft's cleaning practice I guess. I won't use any kraft product that includes a nut version and in fact, we don't use many kraft products at all. We do a limited number of nabisco products but are very careful about it.
Gale

Posted on: Wed, 12/03/2003 - 7:13am
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btw, we have no other choices. kraft and generic is the only thing available here so we make do without cream cheese.
Gale

Posted on: Wed, 12/03/2003 - 7:33am
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Riley's Mom, welcome! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
There has been a lot of discussion on this board about cream cheese. When I was a new member I couldn't figure out why some people didn't feel comfortable with Philadelphia Cream Cheese because I had always used it and my PA son had never had a reaction.
However, here, in Canada, Philadelphia Cream Cheese is made in the same factory, but on a different floor, as Kraft Peanut Butter.
And it's not labeled "made in a facility".
So, for some people it's not within their comfort zone, especially when Lactantia and other cream cheese brands are available.
I'll try to re-raise the other threads later, which might help you as well (I think I have hamburger now burning), but solely because of that, I did stop buying Philadelphia Cream Cheese (again, in Canada).
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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