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Ingredients to Avoid

Since actual products change, it is imperative that you check every label every time you buy.  Various parents and dietitians have put together this list of unacceptable ingredients in an attempt to simplify the ingredient dilemma.

Please, remember to always check with your clinic and dietitian.  Gather all information available and then make your own decision.

 

FOOD INGREDIENTS WHICH ARE UNACCEPTABLE IN THE DIET FOR GALACTOSEMIA:

Butter

Calcium Caseinate

Cream

Dry Beans

Lactalbumin

Margarine

Milk Solids

Non-Fat Milk

Sodium Caseinate

Yogurt

Buttermilk

Casein

Dry Milk

Hydrolzed Protein

Lactose

Milk

Non-Fat Dry Milk

Organ Meats

Sour Cream

Buttermilk Solids

Cheese

Dry Milk Protein

Ice Cream

Lactoglobulin

Milk Chocolate

Non-Fat Milk Solids

Sherbet

Whey & Whey Solids

 

NOTE:  Lactate, Lactic acid and Lactylate do not  contain lactose and are acceptable  ingredients.

 * Dough Conditioners may include caseinates which are UNACCEPTABLEMost labels specify the name of the conditioner which is added to the product.  If not, contact the company to make sure that all are acceptable.

 ** Hydrolyzed protein is UNACCEPTABLE and is commonly found in canned meats, like tuna.  Hydrolyzed vegetable protein, however, is acceptable.

 *** A few diet margarine’s do not contain milk.  Check labels before using any brand.  If “margarine” is listed as an ingredient in any processed food, consider the product UNACCEPTABLE.

 **** MSG or Monosodium Glutamate itself is acceptable; however, some MSG’s contain lactose extenders.  It is best to avoid MSG whenever possible.

 ***** Soy sauce is UNACCEPTABLE if it is fermented.   Brands must be checked before including this in the galactosemic diet.

 

Revised List of Ingredients to Avoid (July 2010)

Click here to see the List of Ingredients to Avoid that was distributed at the PGC Conference in July 2010.