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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Posted on: Tue, 09/30/2003 - 11:52pm
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Well, my dd won't try it, but I have offered it. I have an aquaintance I occasionally see with a PA dd and I had made a cheesecake and asked her if it were ok for them. She said her dd has always had Philadelphia brand cream cheese with no problems(and her dd has had many reactions to other things).
That said, there are some who have posted concerns due to the flavored cheeses they make(is it a walnut flavor). I honstly have never seen that flavor, only some fruity and veggie ones. But some do not consider it safe. becca

Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 12:01am
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Thanks Becca, i do buy the strawberry flavored ones and was wondering if i should give it to my PA son. it didn't have anything on the label about peanuts. Theresa

Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 12:55am
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I have eaten Philadelphia cream cheese in the past. I am only PA (not TNA).

Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 4:45am
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We use the plain and whipped without a problem.

Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 11:24am
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I have called Kraft, as has my mother, and we have been disturbed by their lack of willingness to share information about shared lines. They have stated that they cannot guarantee that their cream cheeses are not made on equipment shared with nut products. We now use Horizon Organic cream cheeses. Please do a search and read other posts on this subject before you buy their products.

Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 11:26am
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My ds eats it all the time with no problem. I also have never seen any type of nut flavored cream cheese.

Posted on: Sat, 10/04/2003 - 6:35pm
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Our grocery stores carry the honey-nut cream cheese (contains walnuts) it's in a little tub. I don't use philly cream cheese. In fact, that's all we can buy so I don't use *any* cream cheese.
Gale

Posted on: Sat, 10/04/2003 - 11:21pm
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We eat Philadelphia cream cheese (plain) all the time. The boys really love it.

Posted on: Sun, 10/05/2003 - 2:04am
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Never had a problem with Philadelphia whipped cream cheese. it's the only brand we use. Would love to try the strawberry flavor, but I don't think my grandson's would be willing to try it.. E-r-r-r. Such picky eaters.
The only challenge is always bagels.... We use Lenders frozen bagles. NEVER from a bagel store or supermarket. I don't know why bagel stores have to have a peanut butter bagel.... Is it really necessary?
Stay Safe,
Lois

Posted on: Sun, 10/05/2003 - 11:52am
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Our Kroger carries the Honey Nut Philadelphia Cream Cheese and peanut oil is included in the ingredients.

Posted on: Mon, 10/20/2003 - 1:22pm
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Wegman's whipped cream cheese has a brand new label with "may contain traces of tree nuts". I'm not sure about the regular Wegman's cream cheese. We have used Philly whipped and regular without a problem (having said that, we used the Wegman's without a problem either).

Posted on: Tue, 10/21/2003 - 10:25am
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theresaa, I remember seeing a question similar to yours when I was a newbie almost four years ago and I thought what the heck could be *wrong* with cream cheese, why couldn't a PA child eat it, what were people talking about?
I'm Canadian, and from the responses you've gotten, I think you're probably American. But, I finally figured out why some people avoided Philadelphia Cream Cheese. In Canada, it was made in the same factory (different floor) as Kraft Peanut Butter!
I had used Philadelphia Cream Cheese without any problems but after I learned about the pb here in Canada, I decided to change to another brand which other members had researched and found to be "safe" - Lactantia (not sure of the spelling).
It would be interesting to see the old threads.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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