Dairy-Free Diet Guidelines

Also: Diet – Dairy-Free

AVOID foods that contain these ingredients:

  • Artificial butter flavor
  • Casein
  • Caseinates (ammonium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium)
  • Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Curds
  • Cream
  • Custard, Pudding
  • Ghee
  • Half & Half
  • Hydrolysates (casein, milk protein, protein, whey, whey protein)
  • Lactalbumin, lactalbumin phosphate
  • Lactoglobulin
  • Lactose
  • Milk (derivative, protein, solids, malted, condensed, evaporated, dry, whole, low-fat, non-fat, skim)
  • Nougat
  • Rennet Casein
  • Sour cream, sour cream solids
  • Whey (delactased, deminderalixed, protein concentrate)
  • Yogurt

Ingredients which MAY indicate the presence of milk protein:

  • Brown Sugar Flavoring
  • Carmel Flavoring
  • Chocolate
  • High Protein Flour
  • Margarine
  • Natural Flavoring
  • Simplesse
  • A “D” on a product label next to the circled K or U indicates the presence of milk protein. These products must be avoided.
  • Simplesse is used as a fat substitute and is made from either egg or milk protein.
  • Processed meats including hot dogs, sausages, and luncheon meats frequently contain milk or are processed on milk containing lines. Please call companies to obtain this information.
  • Parve or Paerve are words that indicate that a product does not contain milk, nor run on the same line as a milk containing product.
  • Deli meats should be avoided due to a cross contamination from other meat products containing milk and/or cheese products.