Allergy: Milk

Milk and its derivatives can be found in many products, including these shown below:


Milk allergy occurs when proteins in milk cause the immune system to mistakenly perceive them to be a threat. Milk allergy can occur in babies and children and generally ceases, but occasionally it persists into adulthood.

Found in: Butter, Buttermilk, Cheese, Chocolate, Cream, Custard, Ghee, Ice Cream, Instant Mash, Margarine, Milk, Milk powder and Yoghurt.




Common signs and symptoms of milk protein or lactose intolerance include digestive problems, such as:

  • Bloating
  • Gas or diarrhoea, after consuming milk or products containing milk
  • Rarely, milk allergy can cause anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction that can narrow the airways and block breathing

Milk Allergy Fact Sheet

Below, you can download an excellent allergy fact sheet, written by our friends at the Anaphylaxis Campaign.

CaterCloud is a proud sponsor of the Anaphylaxis Campaign

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