News recently reported about a company in California that produces "Milk free Milk".


The process -- which is all in a lab -- involves yeast and genetically modify them by adding DNA from a cow to produce the exact same liquid as cow milk (without lactose for those suffering lactose intolerance and other benefits).

This being said, will this be dairy? If yes, for those who don't drink Chalav Stam, would this be non-Kosher?

  • Is there a Jew there watching?
    – Double AA
    Jun 22, 2017 at 16:59
  • I assume not. The question is of-course in context where normal milk would disqualify.
    – Mordechai
    Jun 22, 2017 at 17:01
  • possible duplicate judaism.stackexchange.com/q/51119/759
    – Double AA
    Jun 22, 2017 at 17:08
  • @DoubleAA Yeah, I believe it's a dupe. but that post refers to a different company I believe, since it is 2 years old.
    – Mordechai
    Jun 22, 2017 at 17:11
  • The answer would still apply in general no matter what company as the answer is that it would require investigation and hashgacha just like soy milk or any other mock cheese product. Jun 22, 2017 at 18:13


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