Hidden Milk

in Food Allergy, Milk & Egg
Published: November 23, 2010


Where It Hides

Alternate Names

Milk, Dairy
  • artificial butter, butter flavor, butter oil
  • baked goods, e.g. cakes, cookies
  • battered or fried foods
  • broths and bouillons
  • caramel coloring or flavoring
  • chocolate, candies
  • crackers
  • coffee whiteners
  • custards, puddings
  • deli meats, hot dogs
  • dips and salad dressings
  • egg and fat substitutes (Opta, Simplesse)
  • high-protein flour
  • lactose-free products (don’t confuse wth ‘dairy-free’; many contain milk protein)
  • malt drink mixes
  • margarine (look for dairy-free brands)
  • pâtés and sausages
  • soy or rice cheese
  • soups and soup mixes
  • potatoes (instant, mashed and scalloped potatoes)
  • ghee (clarified butter) and butter fat
  • kefir
  • Kumiss (fermented milk drink)
  • medications
  • tuna fish (some canned brands)
  • beta-lactoglobulin
  • casein, rennet casein-caseinate (ammonium caseinate, magnesium caseinate, sodium caseinate, calcium caseinate, potassium caseinate)
  • delactosed or demineralized whey
  • whey and whey protein concentrate
  • dry milk, milk solids
  • hydrolyzed casein, hydrolyzed milk protein
  • lactalbumin and lactalbumin phosphate
  • lactose
  • lactoferrin, lactoglobulin
  • milk derivative, fat and protein
  • modiefied milk ingredients


Canadian Food Inspection Agency