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Beware of Hidden Milk Ingredients

Carefully read all labels before consuming any product, even if it has been used safely in the past. Letters and symbols on the front packaging can be misleading and the manufacturer may add an ingredient at any time with no warning of the change on the front packaging. By law, the label must indicate the presence of Milk.

Below is a list of ingredients found on a label indicating the presence of MILK.

Butter
  • artificial butter
  • artificial butter flavor
  • butter
  • butter extract
  • butter fat
  • butter flavored oil
  • butter solids
  • dairy butter
  • margarine
  • natural butter
  • natural butter flavor
  • whipped butter

Casein & Caseinates

  • ammonium caseinate
  • calcium caseinate
  • magnesium caseinate
  • potassium caseinate
  • sodium caseinate
  • hydrolyzed casein
  • iron caseinate
  • rennet casein
  • zinc caseinate

Cheese

  • cheese
  • rice cheese*
  • soy cheese*
  • cheese flavor (artificial and natural)
  • cheese food
  • cottage cheese
  • cream cheese
  • imitation cheese
  • vegetarian cheeses with casein

Cream
Curds
Custard
Dairy product solids
Fat Replacement

  • Opta (fat replacement)
  • Simplesse (fat replacer)

Flavoring

  • flavoring*
  • caramel flavoring*
  • natural flavoring*

Galactose
Ghee
Half & Half
Hydrolysates

  • casein hydrolysate
  • milk protein hydrolysate
  • protein hydrolysate
  • whey hydrolysate
  • whey protein hydrolysate

Ice cream

  • ice cream
  • ice milk
  • sherbet

Lactose

  • lactalbumin
  • lactalbumin phosphate
  • lactate solids
  • lactic acid*
  • lactyc yeast
  • lactitol monohydrate
  • lactoglobulin
  • lactose
  • lactulose

Milk

  • acidophilus milk
  • buttermilk
  • buttermilk blend
  • buttermilk solids
  • cultured milk
  • condensed milk
  • dried milk
  • dry milk solids (DMS)
  • evaporated milk
  • fat‐free milk
  • fully cream milk powder
  • goat
  • s milk
  • Lactaid® milk
  • lactose-free milk
  • low‐fat milk
  • malted milk
  • milk derivative
  • milk fat
  • non‐fat dry milk
  • non‐fat milk
  • non‐fat milk solids
  • milk powder
  • milk protein
  • milk solids
  • milk solid pastes
  • milk sugar
  • pasteurized milk
  • powdered milk
  • sheep
  • s milk
  • skim milk
  • skim milk powder
  • sour milk
  • sour milk solids
  • sweet cream buttermilk powder
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • sweetened condensed skim milk
  • whole milk
  • 1% milk
  • 2% milk
  • anhydrous milk fat

Nisin preparation
Nougat
Pudding
Quark
Recaldent
Rennet, rennet casein
Sour cream

  • sour cream solids
  • imitation sour cream

Whey

  • acid whey
  • cured whey
  • delactosed whey
  • demineralized whey
  • High protein flour*
  • hydrolyzed whey
  • hydrolyzed whey protien
  • powdered whey
  • reduced mineral whey
  • sweet dairy whey
  • whey
  • whey protein
  • whey protein concentrate
  • whey powder
  • whey solids
  • whey syrup sweetener

Yogurt

  • regular yogurt
  • frozen yogurt
  • yogurt powder

Whipped Cream


* Sometimes contains milk

These items DO NOT contain MILK
  • almond milk
  • calcium lactate
  • calcuium stearoyl lactylate
  • cocoa butter
  • coconut milk
  • cream of tartar
  • lactic acid (however, lactic acid starter culture may contain milk)
  • lactoferrin
  • oleoresin
  • rice milk
  • soy milk
  • sodium lactate
  • sodium stearoyl lactylate
  • tagatose (Naturlose)



Our Mission

The Milk-Free Pantry only approves safe, non-dairy foods for kids and adults with milk allergies, lactose intolerance or other dairy-free diets. Be aware that some brands may be safe, while others are not. Even different flavors of the same brand can vary when it comes to containing milk ingredients. We are dedicated to reading labels and helping you discover which foods are safe and which ones are not. We offer our support in living a happy, healthy milk-free lifestyle!