Frequently Asked Questions


How do I know which products contain nuts or other allergens?


Byrne Dairy recognizes the concerns of our consumers related to the potential presence of undeclared allergens in food products.  Byrne Dairy does not have dedicated lines for manufacturing and packaging allergen containing products. Due to the known hazards that undeclared allergens pose to our consumers with food allergies, we have fully implemented allergen control programs at all of our manufacturing facilities to prevent cross contamination. These include: employee training, ingredient and product segregation, processing and packaging controls, labeling reviews, and verification/ validation programs.

In all facilities the allergen control programs have been reviewed and confirmed to meet and/or exceed industry standards and expectations by recognized third party auditing firms. All recognized food allergens contained in any of our products as per formulation are clearly identified in the ingredient declaration located on the lid, side or back panel of the package.



What is BST, rBST and/or artificial growth hormones?


Cows naturally produce BST, bovine somatotropin, a hormone that’s associated with milk production.  An artificial version of this hormone was developed as “rBST” (recombinant bovine somatotropin), which when injected into cows can increase milk production.


Are all Byrne dairy products made from farmers who pledge not to use artificial growth hormones?


Byrne is pleased to offer consumers and customers milk from cows that have not been treated with artificial growth hormones (rBST).  All fluid milk, creams and ice cream manufactured by Byrne Dairy in New York, is from farmers who pledge not to use artificial growth hormones on their herds.  Byrne Dairy butter is also from farmers who pledge not to use artificial growth hormones.

For all other Byrne dairy products, supply and consumer demand are part of this answer. As consumer preference for rBST-free milk has increased, more dairy farmers have begun switching their practices to eliminate the use of artificial growth hormones. We will continue to monitor supply and consumer demand for milk from farmers who pledge not to use artificial growth hormones, and will make further changes in our production accordingly.


Why did Byrne decide to request its farmers pledge not to use artificial growth hormones?


Because an increasing number of consumers are looking for milk that is free of artificial hormones.


Are all kids supposed to drink milk and how many glasses a day?


Yes, all kids need the nutrients milk supplies, particularly calcium and vitamin D. Byrne Dairy Milk is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D.

The amount of milk that kids should drink depends on their age. From ages 1 through 3, kids require 500 milligrams of calcium – the equivalent of about two glasses of milk (16 oz.); 4 to 8 year-olds need 800 milligrams of calcium, or nearly 3 glasses (24 oz.) of milk daily; 9 to 13 year olds need 1,300 milligrams calcium, which is equal to four and a third glasses of milk (nearly 35 oz.).


What is the recommended daily allowance of calcium?


The daily amount of calcium you need depends on your age. In the table below, each “glass” equals one serving of milk (8 fl. oz.):

Age 1 to 3 = 500 milligrams (about 2 glasses of milk)
Age 4 to 8 = 800 milligrams (approximately 3 glasses of milk)
Age 9 to 18 = 1,300 milligrams (approximately 4 1/3 glasses of milk)
Age 19 to 50 = 1,000 milligrams (about 3 1/3 glasses of milk)
Age 50+ = 1,200 milligrams (about 4 glasses of milk)


Why is milk good for you?


Milk is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D. It’s also a good source of other nutrients, such as protein and phosphorus that are necessary for strong bones and good health. If you’re concerned about fat in milk, don’t be. Byrne Fat Free Milk is a delicious and nutritious beverage choice.


Do you have directions for making whipped cream?


To make whipped cream, pre-chill both the mixing bowl and the mixing beaters. Pour 2/3 cup of heavy cream into the chilled bowl, add 2 teaspoons of sugar (preferably confectioners’ sugar). Beat with a mixer until smooth and thick. Fold in a 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Enjoy!


What Byrne products can be frozen for longer storage?


We do not recommend freezing refrigerated dairy products, as the texture of the items will change due to freezing.


Do Byrne products contain antibiotics?


Byrne Dairy tests every load of milk arriving before it is accepted for antibiotics.  Byrne Dairy only accepts milk that does not contain antibiotics.


Which products are gluten free?


All Byrne Milk (all fat levels)
All Byrne Flavored Milk (full fat and lowfat; all sizes)
All Byrne Cottage Cheese
All Byrne Egg Nog
All Byrne Sour Cream
All Byrne Cream
Byrne Instant Whipped Cream
All Byrne Juices
All Byrne Coffee Creamers
Byrne Buttermilk
All Byrne Cheeses
Byrne Water
Byrne French Onion Dip
All Byrne Yogurts

Byrne Mighty Fine Ice Cream flavors

Adirondack Black Bear
Black Cherry Cordial
Black Raspberry
Bubble Gum
Buttered Almond
Butter Pecan
Cherry Vanilla
Chocolate Almond
Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Marshmallow
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Cotton Candy Confetti
French Vanilla
Heavenly Hash
Holy Cow
Lime Sherbet
Maple Walnut
Midnight Madness
Mint Chocolate Chip
Orange Pineapple
Orange Sherbet and Cream
Peanut Butter Chocolate Flurry
Peppermint Patty
Raspberry Sherbet
Sundae Cup – Chocolate
Sundae Cup – Strawberry
Vanilla Fudge
Watermelon Sherbet

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Adirondack High Peaks
Berried Treasure
Black Cherry Cordial
Buttered Pecan
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
Coffee Almond Fudge
Mint Chocolate Chip
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