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Posted By Alison On Mar 27, 2007 @ In | Comments Disabled
Always read ingredients and check with the manufacturer if you are not sure if something contains milk or milk derivatives, and avoid the food until you are sure.
Foods or ingredients that definitely are or contain milk protein (unless it’s a dairy alternative):
* The proteins in goat’s and sheep’s milk are so similar to those in cow’s milk that a person allergic to cow’s milk probably has a sensitivity to other milk proteins also.
Ingredients that may contain dairy (milk protein):
Things to watch out for:
BEWARE: “Dairy-Free” and “Non-dairy” labels do not necessarily mean that a product is free of milk protein!
What about Kosher products?
If a Kosher food is labeled “pareve” or “parve”, it is considered dairy-free (no milk ingredients). If a product is labeled with a “D” next to the circled K or U, then there are milk ingredients in the product, and so should be avoided by milk-allergic people.
Tip: Look for vegan products – that means there is no animal byproducts at all, so no milk!
The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA), mandates that foods labeled on or after January 2006 must declare milk in plain language either on the ingredient list or by using the word “Contains” followed by the name of the major food allergen.
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