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The following is an answer from the OK on September 12, 2014 to a reader's question regarding Philadelphia Cream cheese:

The below list (see July 2, 2014) of current kosher varieties of Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads will remain kosher certified without compromising on any of OK Kosher's high kosher standards.

As previously communicated, the new bacon variety contains actual bacon and will not carry a kosher symbol on the package.

Please use extra care when purchasing Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads and verify that each package bears the OK-D symbol.

The following kashrus advisory is from the OK on July 2, 2014.

After communicating that certain varieties of Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads would no longer be kosher certified upon the launch of the new bacon flavor, Philadelphia heard from some fans who expressed disappointment.
As the brand is always listening to its fans, Philadelphia is happy to share that, in working hand in hand with the OK, it has been able to make adjustments to ensure the below list of current kosher varieties of Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads will remain kosher certified without compromising on any of OK Kosher's high kosher standards.

  • Philadelphia Original Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Strawberry Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Milk Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Chipotle Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Caramel White Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia 2x Protein Original Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia 2x Protein Honey Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread

As previously communicated, the new bacon variety contains actual bacon and will not carry a kosher symbol on the package.


The following kashrus advisory is from the OK on June 13, 2014 with additional information on June 18, 2014.

Please be advised that Kraft Foods, Northfield, IL will be coming out with a new product PHILADELPHIA BACON CREAM CHEESE SPREAD.This product is not kosher certified. It contains actual bacon and does NOT carry a kosher symbol on the package.
This will unfortunately also affect other Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread products. The following products will no longer be kosher certified:

  • Philadelphia Original Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Strawberry Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Milk Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Chipotle Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Caramel White Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia 2x Protein Original Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia 2x Protein Honey Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread
Please use extra care when purchasing Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads and verify that each package bears the OK-D symbol.

From the OK: The 10 varieties of affected Cream Cheese will likely still be available on store shelves with OK-D through the summer. The main production and release of Bacon Cream Cheese will begin in September. The OK will be resending the alert at the end of August. There is some Bacon Cream Cheese coming out on the market now from the trial run, which is why we put out the alert now.

Ed. note: The Customer service number at Kraft is 1-877-535-5666.

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