• mjb101 mjb101
    April 17, 2008
    What foods can't I eat if I'm allergic to milk?
    mjb101 mjb101
    April 17, 2008


  • Vicki M
    Health Guide
    April 21, 2008
    Vicki M
    Health Guide
    April 21, 2008

    Hi mjb101,


    According to to the AAAAI, American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, milk allergies are quickly rising as a threat for anaphylaxis. Sloane Miller, a resident expert here, has an article outlining the AAAAI's position and research from a conference she attended. You can read the article here. There is also an article here where noted Author Alice Sherwood outlines the top allergens. She also notes the difference between allergy and intolerance. You can read the interview here. Because casein and whey are the two main protein allergens in milk, you should not eat foods that have these ingredients.


    There is a member here named Laurie who has extensive allergies to garlic as well as milk. She has written her experiences and research in this sharepost. You can click here to read the entire posting, but here is an excerpt regarding milk and products containing milk:


    Milk Ingredients to Avoid

    Ammonium/calcium/magnesium/potassium/sodium caseinate
    Casein/caseinate/rennet casein
    Delactosed/demineralized whey
    Dry milk/milk/sour cream/sour milk solids
    Hydrolyzed casein, hydrolyzed milk protein
    Lactalbumin/lactalbumin phosphate


    Possible sources of milk

    Artificial butter, butter fat/flavour/oil, ghee, margarine
    Baked goods and baking mixes e.g., breads, cakes, doughnuts
    Fried foods
    Brown sugar, high-protein flour
    Buttermilk, cream, dips, salad dressings, sour cream, spreads
    Caramel colouring/flavouring
    Casein in wax, e.g., fresh fruits and vegetables
    Casseroles, frozen prepared foods
    Cereals, cookies, crackers
    Cheese, cheese curds, cottage/soy cheese
    Desserts, e.g., custard, frozen yogurt, ice cream, pudding, sherbet, yogurt
    Egg/fat substitutes
    Flavoured coffee, coffee whitener
    Glazes, nougat
    Gravy, sauces
    Kefir (milk drink), kumiss (fermented milk drink), malt drink mixes
    Meats, e.g., canned tuna, deli/processed meats, hot dogs, pâtés, sausages
    Potatoes, e.g., instant/mashed/scalloped potatoes, seasoned french fries/potato chips
    Snack foods, e.g., candy, fruit bars, granola bars
    Soups, soup mixes

    Non-food sources of milk

    Pet food

    Ingredients that do not contain milk protein

    Calcium/sodium lactate
    Calcium/sodium stearoyl lactylate
    Cocoa butter
    Cream of tartar



    I hope you find this helpful. Stay in touch and let us know how you are doing!


    Vicki M


  • andysmom April 17, 2008
    April 17, 2008

    There's a lot of foods with milk in them you'd be surprised!


    My son has milk allergies and there's a bunch of things he can't eat. Butter or margarine, cheese, whipped cream, custard and caramel candies are just a few.

    That also means breakfast ceral, cookies, breads, and even lunchmeat, hot dogs and sausages! They might have something in them called casein, which is a fancy word for a milk protein or something.


    This Web site has an article about the new food labeling laws and how manufacturers have to put the plain English word on the package to make it easier.

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