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Since we last posted, Panda Express has added an allergen chart to their website. The link is listed below.

No Dairy (Milk) Ingredients (use caution due to cross-contamination potential):

Rice and Noodles – Chow Mein and Brown and White Steamed Rice

Chicken – Black Pepper Chicken, Kung Pao Chicken, Asian Chicken, Grilled Asian Chicken, Grilled Teriyaki Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, Mushroom Chicken, and Potato Chicken

Chicken Breast – String Bean Chicken Breast, Firecracker Chicken Breast, SweetFire Chicken Breast, Sweet & Sour Chicken Breast

Veggies and Tofu – Eggplant Tofu, Country Style Bean Curd, Hot Szechuan Tofu

Beef – Broccoli Beef, Shanghai Angus Steak

Shrimp – Golden Treasure Shrimp

Appetizers – Chicken Potstickers

Sauces – Mandarin Sauce, Sweet & Sour Sauce, Chili Sauce, Soy Sauce, Potsticker Sauce, Hot Mustard, Plum Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce

Restaurant Website:

Allergen Information:

*The above information was supplied by the corresponding restaurant via their website, customer service, or other published nutritional information.  Ingredients and menu offerings are constantly changing in the food service industry, and can be subject to interpretation.  For this reason, Go Dairy Free does not guarantee nor take responsibility for the accuracy of this information.  If severe allergies or intolerances are a concern, contact the restaurant directly before purchasing or consuming one of their products.  Cross-contamination of potential food allergens should always be considered a possibility in a fast food restaurant. 

Last Updated: January 9, 2016


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Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Panda Express Orange Chicken now contains milk powder! My daughter has eaten it for years without a problem. Staff have re assured me that it has no dairy in it. Six weeks ago my daughter had a bad reaction after eating it which ONLY happens after eating small amounts of milk protein. I called and they said it didn’t contain dairy. So we put it off as a cross contamination as we ordered it from a different restaurant than normal.
    Last night she ate it at our local restaurant and had a bad reaction again. Called and was told once again no dairy..made them go read the box and they then realized it had dairy. Corporate office assured me that the ingredient have never changed and that it always had milk powder in it! I disagree! My daughter is anaphylactic to milk protein, so she always would have a bad reaction!

    • I’m so sorry that this happened to you and your daughter! As of our last update, when they posted an allergen chart, we do have that it contains milk, but I’m not sure before that.

  2. Has the ingredients in Shanghai Beef changed from containing asparagus to green beans? I have purchased at two restaurants in Mansfield TX and they still charge the extra $1.25 and sell it with green beans?

  3. To Whom It May Concern,
    I was wondering in the near future if an ingredient list would be available to the public? I have a rare allergy to mononitrates, thiamine mononitrate, nitrate/nitrite. It is found in white rice, white flour among many other foods. Having an ingredient list would help me determine if I could eat and what I could eat at your restaurant. For instance my favorite dish before my allergy was the orange chicken, it would be helpful for me to know what the chicken was breaded with.
    Tank you for your time,
    Dawn Parrsih

  4. The nutrition site is up and lists fried rice with no dairy. Does that mean it is safe now? was the milk in the egg comment above just a fluke? thanks

    • Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for the update. We’re going to be updating the fast food listings this month, so I’ll look into this. Panda Express’s allergen info posted was outdated for years. I’ll be checking to see if it is current.

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