Frequently asked questions
There are 2 main types of beta-casein protein, A1 and A2. a2 Milk™ is real milk that comes from cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein and no A1. Published research suggests that a2 Milk™ may help some people avoid discomfort. Learn more.
Our milk comes from cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein type (A1 protein free), which may help some people avoid discomfort. You should not drink a2 Milk™ if you are allergic to milk or have been medically diagnosed with lactose intolerance.
Validus Animal Welfare Review Certification is awarded to farms that follow strict guidelines concerning the ways and conditions in which animals are raised for meat and dairy. Farms receiving animal welfare certification undergo a detailed assessment and audit of their on-farm practices, including proper animal handling and management, herd health procedures and care and housing that promotes animal comfort and cleanliness. You can visit ValidusCertified.com to learn more.
Yes, all of our products contain the same amount of lactose as ordinary cows' milk. a2 Milk™ is 100% Canadian milk that may be easier on digestion and may help some avoid discomfort because it comes from cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein and no A1. Published research suggests that a2 Milk™ may help some people avoid discomfort.
While we’re not seeking organic certification at this point, all of our family farms are independently certified by the Validus Group to ensure they meet strict animal welfare guidelines.
a2 Milk™ is milk from cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein and no A1. It should taste just like ordinary dairy milk.
Absolutely. a2 Milk™ is produced in Canada and sourced from Canadian dairy farmers. We're proud to display the The Dairy Farmers of Canada's 'Quality Milk' logo right on the front of our packaging! All our family farms are independently certified by the Validus Group to ensure they meet strict animal welfare guidelines.
The humane treatment of animals is of the utmost importance to us. All our farms are trained and audited for the humane treatment of animals. Learn more here
We are focusing on milk as we continue to grow and increase our store distribution, but we’re always evaluating new options for the future.
If you’ve been avoiding dairy for some time, you can try introducing a2 Milk™ slowly back into your diet. We recommend starting small. You can add a couple of tablespoons in coffee or tea, or a small amount on your cereal.
We’re so pleased to hear you love a2 Milk™! We’d like to share your positive experience with others. You can share your story on the contact us page.
Yes. a2 Milk™ is real cows’ milk which naturally contains whey. If you have a whey allergy, you should not drink a2 Milk™.
Yes, our a2 Milk™ cartons are 100% recyclable. For more information about how to recycle cartons, please visit recyclecartons.com.
a2 Milk™ has been fortified with Vitamins A (for 1% & 2% varieties) and D, which is the required standard for all cows’ milk in Canada.
Vitamin A is added in the form of palmitate and Vitamin D is derived from the natural oil in sheep’s wool.
a2 Milk™ is a naturally occurring cows’ milk and we don't do anything to the cows to get A1 free milk. We test the cows and select cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein type and no A1. It is genetics like having brown eyes versus blue eyes.
Our cows have a balanced plant-based diet of grass and grain. The diet of our cows is dependent on their location and what their climate allows. However, all our family farms are also independently certified by the Validus Group to ensure they meet strict animal welfare guidelines.