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Point to ponder... How much NFDM does it take to trigger allergy or intolerance?

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 How much NFDM does it take to trigger a milk allergy or lactose intolerance?

 

I was thinking about this last night while I was mixing up some meats for snack sticks.  So, I hit the good old internet, couldn't find squat about it...

 

Thus far, I haven't had any problems with people eating my wares, but it could happen... I think...

 

Any of the meat safety gurus have any ideas?

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Good question, never thought about this as I'm not allergic to anything, interested in findings. Don't use it much, only when fat ratio is off. Have a friend who's allergic to lemons, & 2 kids who are pretty much allergic to life. Everything other then food seems to bother/effect them. Will be good knowledge have.
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CB, check out this site www.stevecarper.com/li/list_of_lactose_percentages.htm it shows that NFDM has a high % of lactose ??

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Great fund Crazy Moon!

I should be able to do some math now and see what's potentially too large if a serving for the poor souls that can't do milk or milk products!

I'll be back later.
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Thanks to CrazyMoon for finding the link above.  According to it, and some other places I visited, <2% lactose in a product should be ok for folks that have lactose intolerance.

 

So, I did a little math and came up with the following:

 

My latest recipe for Italian sausage

 

 

Grams

%

Pork butt

1814

47.75

Beef 80/20

1814

47.75

Salt

64

1.68

NFDM

60

1.58

Fennel

10.8

0.28

Cure #1

9

0.24

Black pepper

7

0.18

Sugar

7

0.18

Coriander

4

0.11

Caraway

4

0.11

Nutmeg

3.5

0.09

Italian Season*

2

0.05

 

Per the table provided by CrazyMoon, NFDM is ~53% lactose, which would put the total lactose for this batch at 31.8 grams total.

 

With a whole batch total of 3799.3g, that puts me at 0.00837g of lactose per gram of product.

 

Now, if we calculate each serving size at 113g (.25#), that gives us 0.95g per serving, or 0.84% lactose per serving.

 

Wouldn’t hurt for someone to double/triple check my math, but I think I’m ok with this one. 

 

However, if one were to follow the 1 cup (68g) NFDM to 5# (2268g) meat, we would be exceeding the threshold.

 

Later today I’ll see about putting together a cheatsheet…  I love doing this type of thing, but SWMBO wants to go eat Mexican food...

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