Most states in the U.S. do not have regulations regarding food allergies and restaurants. Ingredients in restaurant foods may vary. Cross-contact is also more likely. Many restaurants are becoming more food allergy aware though. Look for places that have food allergy policies and allergy menus. When you eat out, use these chef cards to let the restaurant staff know how to help you avoid allergic reactions to milk.
Milk can appear on food labels under many different names. To avoid milk in foods and other products, it helps to learn the different names of milk. If you see these ingredients on a label or menu, it means it contains milk protein and is not safe for someone with milk allergy. If the product is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the word "milk" must appear on the label.
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