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8 years 2 months ago #26 by Clay
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An Info for all lactose intolerant people: Whenever you get the chance of eating kosher, do it!
Some kosher products are lactose-free, cause Jews are not allowed to eat dairy and meat at the same time.
Kosher certification is a very complex system, but there are simple rules for lactose-intolerant people:

The Orthodox Union's symbol is the most famous one. Their symbol is the U in the circle:
lactose-free are products signed as OU, OU-D, OU-M, OU-Glatt

generally speaking for kosher systems:
D - Implies the product has Dairy ingredients.- not lactose-free
DE - Implies the product is processed on Equipment that processes Dairy ingredients. - not lactose-free
M - Implies the product contains meat / poultry or processed on meat / poultry equipment. - lactose-free
P - Implies the products is kosher for Passover, but may not be Pareve (non-milk or meat).
(from:http://www.hanefesh.com/edu/kosher_Food_Symbols.htm)

hope that helps some people out there!

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