Looking for safe cream cheese and ricotta

Posted on: Tue, 10/16/2001 - 11:14pm
Emmie's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/27/2002 - 09:00

Does anyone know of a "safe" cream cheese and ricotta? When I called Polly-O and started to mention the peanut allergy, I was told that they couldn't guarantee anything. It was interesting how the answer came out before I finished asking the question. Also, I've already seen the thread about Philadelphia cream cheese, so I was wondering if anyone found a safe cream cheese.
Thanks so much.

Posted on: Fri, 10/19/2001 - 7:09am
marina_twinmom's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/06/2001 - 09:00

I haven't been able to find the thread about Philadelphia cream cheese. Is it a problem for people with peanut allergy??

Posted on: Fri, 10/19/2001 - 8:19am
anonymous's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

There seems to be a couple of people writing about cream cheese. I reraised a thread in which I wrote about making your own under the Snacks/Recipes board. You can make a 30-minute ricotta cheese too. Both are very easy. [url="http://www.cheesemaking.com"]www.cheesemaking.com[/url] has great, easy, low-cost kits.

Posted on: Mon, 12/24/2001 - 12:01am
Jandy's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/21/2001 - 09:00

Help,
I've done search on cream cheese and upset that I've not been able to find any safe one in this area in Maryland. I found a wonderful eggfree nutfree cookie recipe but it calls for cream cheese- can't do Phille re cross contamin. and bought Best Yet called them and they do have tree nuts- but don't list GRRR. I 've never seen Shaw's here on East coast. Anyone know of any?
Jandy

Posted on: Mon, 12/24/2001 - 12:58am
smack's picture
Offline
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

Hi,
I use Philadelphia cream cheese (plain) all the time, I guess there are those who call every product they buy to ensure it's safe, I don't. Peanuts in cream cheese?

Posted on: Mon, 12/24/2001 - 2:01am
Jandy's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/21/2001 - 09:00

I called re Phille cream cheese today- no dedicated lines- have peanut oil and tree nuts in some runs- cleaned inbetween- no way to know if plain block cheese was made after these nut containing runs. I'll check what the allergists says but he removed store bought ice cream from my son re same line ice cream companies were using.
Take care,
Jandy

Posted on: Mon, 12/24/2001 - 5:30am
marina_twinmom's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/06/2001 - 09:00

I called the manufacturer and asked about Philadelphia cream cheese last week. The customer service rep told me that he couldn't guarantee any of their cream cheeses (even the bricks) are safe for a PA/TNA person. He recommended that we avoid them. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 12/25/2001 - 11:54am
gw_mom3's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by smack:
[b]Hi,
I use Philadelphia cream cheese (plain) all the time, I guess there are those who call every product they buy to ensure it's safe, I don't. Peanuts in cream cheese? [/b]
Smack-philly makes a honey nut cream cheese, and I believe they use peanut oil and/or flavors in some of their other flavored varieties. All varieties, including the plain blocks, are made on shared equipment. I called them at least a year ago and they advised me to avoid all philly products.
Gale

Posted on: Wed, 12/26/2001 - 6:10am
Yonit's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/24/2002 - 09:00

I just spoke to a rep from Tofutti brand products (their number can be obtained from tofutti.com). They make a soy-based product called "better than cream cheese" which the person I spoke with said IS SAFE for PA/TA individuals. The cheese is made in a plant which uses no nut products. They are strictly parve Kosher - no dairy. There are several flavor varieties. One other product she could claim was safe is "tofiggies" - a fig newton type cookie, which is produced in a nut-free facility.
They were much less clear about their other products, such as frozen desserts, which are made in outside manufacturers' plants where other ice creams might be produced.
------------------
[This message has been edited by Yonit (edited December 26, 2001).]

Posted on: Wed, 01/23/2002 - 5:06am
Liamsmom's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/21/2001 - 09:00

I was so ticked off after I read this thread yesterday! There are some products you think just HAVE to be safe, and cream cheese was one of them. I immediately contacted Horizon Dairy to inquire about the safety of their cream cheese and neufchatel cheese for PA/TNA individuals. Their response was prompt and encouraging: Here it is:
Thank you for your recent inquiry about Horizon Organic

Posted on: Wed, 01/23/2002 - 1:37pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Emmie, I checked your profile before responding to see if you were American, Canadian, or from somewhere else. I just posted a response I received from Kraft Canada to-day re Philadelphia Cream Cheese under this same section of the board. For me, and this is Canadian specific, and definitely a "comfort zone" thing, Philadelphia Cream Cheese in Canada looks okay to me.
Have you tried Lactantia? I will try to see if I can find a website link for them so that I can contact them over this ever increasing and confusing cream cheese debate.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
------------------

Pages

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by SmilinMo Tue, 06/09/2020 - 11:29am
Comments: 7
Latest Post by MoRich Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:06am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by Sarah McKenzie Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:57pm
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Wed, 05/20/2020 - 9:30am
Comments: 5
Latest Post by justme Mon, 05/18/2020 - 12:36pm
Comments: 45
Latest Post by krisztina Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:49pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by chicken Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:45pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by lexy Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:21am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:15am
Comments: 6

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

Magnesium is a macromineral which is a class of minerals that the human body needs in large amounts. Other macrominerals include calcium,...

Migraines are a truly debilitating neurological condition, with symptom persistence ranging from a few hours to up to three days. According to...

Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA)

An important part of peanut allergy awareness was enacted on January 1, 2006...

Misunderstanding the significance of food allergy test results can lead to unnecessary anxiety and dietary changes. The three tests used most...

It can be easy to overlook the presence of nut allergens in non-food items because the allergens are often listed by their Latin or scientific...

There is no definitive treatment for a peanut allergy. Because every case different, reactions will...

Tree nuts and peanuts are distinctly different. An allergy to one does not guarantee an allergy to the other. Peanuts are considered legumes and...

Soymilk is one of the most popular alternatives to cow’s milk. As well as being rich in fiber, soy is a great source of protein and contains all...

When faced with the task of arranging a gluten-free menu, you might be overwhelmed and confused. Even a search on the Internet can create more...

Only those who have peanut allergies really seem to realize how many things can and often do have...

Peanuts and peanut oil are cheap and easy additives to food and other commercial goods. It is surprising (and alarming if you have a...

Olive oil has many benefits and surprisingly few side effects. It is derived from the olive and is popular with people around the world. The...

You may be surprised to find that peanut butter is used to make many products. Someone who has a peanut...

For those with severe food allergies, flying can be a stressful process. Here are...

Fall Is The Time To Start Feeding Birds

Many people fill their bird feeders in the fall to help out the birds as their natural food...

As anyone who lives with food allergies knows, certain foods can be dangerous, even life-threatening. If you are allergic, you know to avoid the...

Peanuts are loaded with protein and a variety of vitamins and minerals, and most dogs love the peanut flavor. Peanut butter is often an ingredient...

The Smallest Particle of Peanuts Could Cause An Allergic Reaction

Peanut allergy is one of the most dangerous food allergies because it...

For those who don't have experience with peanut allergies, going 'peanut-free' often seems as easy as avoiding peanut butter sandwiches and bags...

Asthma is a respiratory condition that results from spasms in the bronchi of the lungs. It is usually an allergic response to an allergen, and is...