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Amy’s Serves Up Delicious Meals for Millions of Consumers with Lactose Intolerance & Dairy Allergies

Santa Rosa, California – Amy’s Kitchen, the nation’s top-selling brand of natural and organic convenience foods, offers over 80 delicious, satisfying choices that are either lactose-free or completely dairy free. Adults and kids of all ages who suffer from lactose intolerance or dairy allergies will appreciate the options and convenience of Amy’s foods.

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, a type of sugar in milk and other dairy products. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (part of the National Institutes of Health) lactose intolerance affects approximately 30 to 50 million Americans, including the majority of African Americans, Ashkenazi Jews, Asian Americans, and American Indians, as well as many Hispanics. Conversely, only a tiny percentage of the populace who trace their roots to northern Europe has lactose intolerance. Products identified as “Lactose Free” do not contain any lactose (milk sugar), although they may contain caseinate, a milk protein. Amy’s produces 84 “Lactose Free” products—most of which are also completely dairy-free.

Dairy allergies, though less common, can produce symptoms more severe than lactose intolerance, and in rare cases, even anaphylactic shock. With dairy allergies, a person’s immune system reacts to the presence of milk proteins in the body by producing histamines, which can cause a range of allergic reactions. Physicians agree that the best way to treat dairy allergies is to avoid consuming dairy products, lactose or the dairy proteins casein and whey. Amy’s “Dairy Free” products do not contain lactose or milk proteins. If you need to avoid milk proteins or dairy completely, you should purchase only Amy’s products that are labeled “Dairy Free,” “Non-dairy,” or “Vegan.”

Lactose Free Products from Amy’s

New from Amy'sAmy’s offers a wide range of lactose-free options (currently 84 Amy’s products are lactose-free), such as Macaroni & Soy-Cheeze (SRP $2.79 - $3.29)—perfect for kids and adults who miss this childhood favorite, Soy Cheeze Pizza (SRP $6.29 - $6.99), made with Amy's delicious pizza crust and sauce, topped with a high protein, mozzarella-style, soy-based cheese, and Tofu Vegetable Lasagna (SRP $4.29 - $4.99), which has the same delicious sauce, organic pasta and vegetables as Amy’s Vegetable Lasagna but is made with tofu and soy cheese.

For a complete list of Amy’s Lactose Free Products go to:

Dairy-Free Favorites from Amy’s

New from Amy'sMost of Amy’s lactose-free foods are also dairy-free (currently Amy’s offers 81 dairy-free products), including a hearty Black Bean Vegetable Enchilada (SRP $3.79 - $4.49) and a great grab-and-go Bean & Rice Burrito (SRP $2.39 - $2.79)—both are satisfying, dairy-free options that can be made in just minutes. Pizza, a favorite fast food usually off-limits for people who avoid dairy, can be enjoyed again with Amy’s cheese-less Roasted Vegetable Pizza (SRP $7.29 - $8.49). Amy’s is also pleased to offer a selection of dairy-free soups, including their popular Lentil Soup (SRP $2.39 - $2.79) and Lentil Vegetable Soup (SRP $2.39 - $2.79).

For a complete list of Amy’s Dairy Free Products go to:

Letters from Consumer with Dairy Allergies

Dear Amy,
I want to thank you for providing quality products for families like mine that have many diet restrictions. My son is allergic to milk and its by products and pizza is his weakness. Without your pizza he would have missed numerous pizza parties.

Thank You,
Hanifah Rios

Dear Amy,
Thank you so much for making such fabulous, tasty, healthy food. My kids it, and I especially love your dairy-free options. I became allergic to dairy about 10 years ago, and your Roasted Vegetable pizza has been such a treat.
All the Best,
Kelly Line

Dear Amy,
I just want to take the time and tell you how "WONDERFUL" your dairy-free products are. My daughter Morgan is now 8, and very allergic to all dairy. So naturally we are very creative with meals and they are great! Low and behold we came upon AMY'S in our grocery store. She loves everything you have non-dairy. The store doesn't carry all the
non-dairy items, but we keep going back at least once a week to see. Today they had the vegetable pocket, WOW, she gave it a "10". Keep up the great job! Between Amy's and Tofutti, the children can have a normal life, thanks so much, looking forward to new non dairy items.
Peg and Morgan Pietruch

Letters from Consumers with Lactose Intolerance

Dear Amy,
I nearly cried in the grocery store on Thursday. Soy Mac N Cheese? I couldn't wait to tell my 12-year-old son. He is totally lactose intolerant. Can't stomach even a sip of milk. I've made Mac n Cheese from scratch, it's a pain, but he loves it. He is so happy to have your soy cheese pizza. When I saw that box of Soy Mac N Cheese, something he's been wishing and hoping for, ASKING for, I had to buy 2, because I knew he'd eat one right away and want another one the next day. Thank you for making soy cheese foods, and for making our day! I'll be stocking up and waiting to see what you do next!
From Beth

Dear Amy,
Words can't describe how thankful I am for your awesome products! When I discovered that I was lactose intolerant, it was difficult to adjust to a life without dairy... and most dairy-free foods just taste terrible.
But your meals taste great and keep me very happy (especially the tofu
lasagna! Yum!) Keep up the great work!
From Lyra

Dear Amy,
I am not vegetarian but I am lactose intolerant. I decided to try your meals after a friend at work brought one in for lunch. Your products are a godsend. I had tried some vegetarian frozen foods before and had been less than impressed. Your foods are great and the seasonings are perfect. With such a variety of dairy free meals I found this week I had been a lunchtime vegetarian! Thanks I will keep looking for more of your products.

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