The Following Dairy Industry Ingredients may not be clean label

Acetylated ester of mono- and diglycerides

An emulsifier –  composed of mixed esters of glycerin in which one or more of the hydroxyl groups of glycerin has been esterified by diacetyl tartaric acid and by fatty acids. The ingredient is prepared by the reaction… Read More


Advantame is a non-nutritive sweetener extracted from isovanillin and and aspartame. It can be found in frozen desserts, gum, and beverages.

Benzoyl Peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide is a  bleaching agent in flour, whey processing of milk, and for some cheese making. The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) has concluded that most benzoyl peroxide is converted to benzoic acid during processing, storage… Read More

BST (Bovine somatotropin)

BST (Bovine somatotropin) also known as Bovine growth hormone (BGH) is an artificial growth hormone. It is a peptide hormone produced by cows’ pituitary glands. Like other hormones, it is produced in small quantities and is used in regulating metabolic… Read More


Carmine is a pigment of a bright-red color obtained from the aluminium salt of carminic acid. It is also a general term for a particularly deep-red color. The pigment is produced from some scale insects such as the… Read More

Guar Gum

Guar gum is an ingredient used for thickening and stabilizing food and beverage products — made from guar beans. It is a free-flowing, off-white powder. Within food products, guar gum can be found in baked goods, dressings, jellies, and sauces in order… Read More


Margarine is a butter substitute made from the combination of vegetable oils, water, and milk. Margarine is used as a cheaper alternative to dairy butter products. The FDA states that margarine contains at least 80% fat. It is… Read More


Natamycin is an inhibitor and preservative used in preservation of dairy products. The chemical formula is C33H47NO13. It is used to prevent mold and yeast growths on meats, cheese, and other diary products.

rBGH (Hormone)

rBGH is an unnatural hormone. It is a recombinant bovine growth hormone. It is used as a stimulant, given to cattle to increase milk production. It is found in dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt.