From: On-line Snack discussion (snaktalk)
Date: Wed Sep 11 2002 - 18:36:09 PDT

The Milk Makes Me Sick science experiment is one of many we discuss here.
We do not focus on lactose Intolerance. I would encourage you to search
for sites that do focus on lactose inolerance. Also, you might find
pertinent information on the label of the Lactaid Milk. You may want to
pursue some of your questions with the FDA, for example what are their
regulations for milk calling itself lactose free? Until you know more,
if you want to be 100% certain you are not consuming any lactose, you will
want to stay away from milk of any kind. I will also forward this to the
author of Milk Makes Me Sick in case she has anything to add.

Nina Thayer
Snacktalk Moderator

> Hello,
> I am lactose intolerant and I recently had an episode of severe gas and
> diarrhea that I think was caused by lactose in supposedly lactose free
> Lactaid Brand Milk.
> I performed the glucose test using test strips and it indicated the presence
> of glucose. That would seem to indicate that at least some of the lactose
> was converted to glucose and galactose.
> I am wondering what happens if not enough lactase is added to the milk to
> convert all of the lactose?
> Do you know of any test to detect lactose in milk?
> Do you know if the FDA handles this type of testing?
> IF I can't depend 100% on the Lactaid Milk being 100% lactose free, I can't
> drink it. Drops and pills are not the answer.
> Very truly yours,
> Bob Voronovitch

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