Chocolate - most chocolate contains milk or is made in a factory that makes chocolate with milk so cross-contamination is highly likely
Cream based Soups
Half and Half
Margarine - read label carefully
Non-fat dry milk and powdered milk
Pasta with cream or cheese sauces or sprinkled with Parmesan
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Whipping Cream and Whipped Cream
Starchy Foods and Sweets
Cake milk and butter are often a primary ingredient
Cookies butter is often a primary ingredient
Desserts milk and butter are often a primary ingredient
Muffins milk and butter are often a primary ingredient
Not so obvious foods and ingredients
Acidophilus MilkAmmonium caseinate
Beverages that contain a milk ingredient - Coffee Drinks etc
Caramel Coloring- may contain a milk ingredient. Used in soy sauce, cola drinks, artificial syrups, some deli beef
Casseroles may contain cheese, canned soups, sour cream etc.
Deli meat/processed meat such as chicken or turkey may contain Casein as a filler
and cross-contamination may be high when sliced in a deli that also slices cheese.
Dips often contain cheese and other dairy ingredientsGravy
Non-Dairy creamer -may contain milk products
Sauces of all kinds ofter contain butter and other milk products.
Whey which comes in many forms
Why protein hyrolysate
Artificial Flavorings- only some - brown-sugar flavoring, caramel flavoring, and butter flavoring may contain milk products
Waxed Fruit- there are two types of proteins used in the wax industry ,soy and casein.
Click here to read source article. To be safe wash fruit to remove all wax.
Latex Gloves- they often use milk casein protein as a stabilizing ingredient.
Source- JACI - click here to read the abstract
Lotion - may contain lactose or milk protein and it may not be on the ingredient list
Sunscreen -may contain lactose or milk protein and it may not be on the ingredient list
(note- California Baby products say they contain no dairy)
Toothpaste and Gum
can contain Recaldent, a milk derived product that strengthens and remineralizes teeth.
Be wary of toothpaste and chewing gum that says "whitening". They may have milk protein.
If you are unsure, contact the manufacturer.
Clothing- not generally a danger but there is "milk fiber" by cyarn used to make clothing ,towels etc.
Cross-contamination is a real danger with milk.
Deli Counters may use the same slicers and knives to cut meat and cheese
Packaged Foods- carefully read all labels of packaged food
Restaurants are a real danger
Greek restaurants use yogurt based sauces and feta cheese
Italian restaurants have cheese everywhere
Indian restaurants can make curry sauce with milk or cream
As well as satay, peanut sauce, indian dishes and raita
Ice Cream parlors
Frozen Yogurt stores
Sources not quote above
UVA Lactose intolerance handout