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Dietary Sources of Cow’s Milk and Cow’s Milk By-Products

Milk and milk by-products are in many processed and packaged foods and you will need to become a label reader if you are going to successfully avoid milk as a food allergen. The following words indicate that milk by-products are in the food in question: whey, casein, caseinate, sodium caseinate, and lactose.

Dietary Sources of Cow’s Milk

* Milk
* Dry, powdered milk
* Evaporated milk
* Butter
* Ghee
* Half and half
* Cream
* All cheeses, except soy cheese
* Yogurt
* Many margarines (and it doesn’t have to be listed on the label)
* Ice cream, many sorbets and sherbets
* Non-dairy creamers
* Some luncheon meats
* Many desserts contain milk products
* Puddings
* Many frostings
* Creamed or “scalloped” foods-soups, vegetables
* Buttered foods-popcorn, breads, pancakes, waffles, mashed potatoes, croutons
* Many baking mixes (often labeled “complete”) for pancakes, biscuits, etc.
* Packaged cereals
* Malts
* Granolas
* Breading on fried foods
* Nutritional protein formulas, powdered diet and athletic body building formulas

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