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What's the difference between a milk allergy and lactose intolerance?
A milk allergy is an adverse immune reaction to one of the proteins found in cow's milk.
Lactose intolerance is a sensitivity that comes from a lack of the milk digesting enzyme, lactase.
A true dairy allergy could lead to anaphylaxis. Lactose intolerance does not .

Milk allergies 101  - from the online allergist
Milk allergy avoidance list- from
How to read a label for milk- from FAAN
Kosher Labeling- Dairy Allergies a must read from
Is Pareve Really Pareve? a great article from the CRC

Rule of Thumb about Substitutes- (from KFA- kidswith foodallergies)
Whether or not a "safe" version of a recipe can be successfully made often depends on two important factors. First: what is the role of the allergen in the recipe? Second: how many of the recipe's ingredients require substitutions? If the recipe only has 5 ingredients and you need to swap out 4 of them, the end result might bear little resemblance to the original dish. The bottom line: sometimes you can create a "safe" version of a recipe, and sometimes you are better off finding a different recipe altogether.
General Kosher Substitutions from

Milk Substitution Guide -
Dairy Substitutes- from
Non-Dairy Substitutes for Desserts- Jamie Geller's

Checkout the organizations tab of this site for comprehensive milk allergy information

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