Any dairy industry personnel here? I badly needed your help. Do you know any regulations specifying the limit values of dairy content present on beverages to be considered "dairy Free"?
Example: For lactose...
- lactose-free foods – lactose content less than 10 mg/100 g or 100 ml
- low lactose foods – lactose content less than 1 g/100 g or 100 ml
How about for dairy free claim? Any thought guys?
I'm really freaking out, our product has "dairy free claim" on package label but we validated it through external laboratory and the result is almost 3% lactose content. WHICH IS WAY BEYOND WHAT WE EXPECTED.
I know that the terms "dairy free" and "lactose free" actually convey two different ingredient situations. Because lactose is only one component of dairy, a product can be lactose free but still contain other dairy components, such as casein or whey. However, a product that is dairy free will by definition be lactose free, as well.