Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Lactose-intolerance
Tue, 27 Apr 1999 11:19:36 -0400
Jan (et al),
The "U" rating signifies only that the product is certified to be Kosher by
the Union of Orthodox Rabbis; it may or may not contain dairy products or
byproducts. What you want to look for is "P" or "Parve."
There is an injunction in Deuteronomy that says "Ye shall not seethe the kid
in its mother's milk" which prohibits the eating of meat and milk together.
Therefore, there are three classes of food under the laws of koshret:
Fleishig - consisting of (kosher) meat and meat products - "M" for "meat" on
Melhig - consisting of milk and dairy products - "D" for "dairy" on
Parve - containing neither meat nor milk - "P" or "Parve" on the
If you are lactose intolerant, you cannot go wrong with a food item labeled
ASM, Troop 1
From: Jan Mussler [mailto:mussler@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU]
. . .
Read the labels on margarine you bring. Fleishman's has a lactose-free
product that is prominently marked. K-D (the kosher rating) usually means
their is dairy added, but you have to read. I find the U rating as a
better indicator of no dairy in this product.
. . .
Any other ideas?
. . .