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Our High Achiever Certificate of Recognition; Smarter Resources, Smarter Business program 2014

We’ve recently received a High Achiever Certificate of Recognition under the Victorian Government’s Smarter Resources, Smarter Business program 2014, for the installation of LED lights throughout our Melbourne office and production areas. The LED lights are mercury free and made from all recyclable materials and we are now more energy efficient and produce less carbon … Continue reading “Our High Achiever Certificate of Recognition; Smarter Resources, Smarter Business program 2014”

New TV Commercial

Watch out for our new television commercial playing nationally and throughout New Zealand, featuring Julie Meek, Accredited Practising Dietitian. The focus of the commercial is on Yakult’s founder Dr Minoru Shirota, and his discovery of the acid resistant strain, Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain, which is found only in Yakult products.

Nutrition News- Lactose Intolerance

Food intolerances are becoming increasingly common – up to 1 in every 4 Australians believes they have some type of food intolerance! Food intolerances can cause symptoms that can be very unpleasant and severe; however they are generally not life-threatening. Lactose intolerance is one of the most common food intolerances, and is caused by a … Continue reading “Nutrition News- Lactose Intolerance”

Nutrition news- Glycaemic Index!

If you’ve been watching TV lately, you might have noticed some food product commercials talking about something called Glycaemic Index, or GI as it’s more commonly known. So, what is it? GI is a ranking of carbohydrates (e.g. bread, pasta, rice, yoghurt) on a scale from 0-100 according to how much they raise blood sugar … Continue reading “Nutrition news- Glycaemic Index!”

20 Year Anniversary!

This year Yakult celebrated our 20th year of production in Australia! To mark this special occasion, a 20th Anniversary Reception was held at Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne. Attendees from across Australia and New Zealand were joined by local dignitaries and special guests from Yakult Japan to celebrate the occasion. A great night was had … Continue reading “20 Year Anniversary!”

Yakult factory tours- come and see our facility!

Yakult Australia’s continued focus on education means that in the first 8 months of this year, 5,700 people have visited the Yakult factory to view our operations first hand! We’re hoping to increase people’s knowledge of probiotics and the benefits of drinking Yakult. Visitors always comment on the efficiency and cleanliness of our production areas. … Continue reading “Yakult factory tours- come and see our facility!”

A small slice of our history…

The first bottles of Yakult produced in Australia were manufactured at the facility based in Dandenong South, Victoria. This technologically advanced factory built in 1993 remains the only Yakult factory in Australia. Twenty years ago 180,000 bottles were produced daily. Upgrades have since increased the capacity. In 2011, new print, fill, cap and seal machines … Continue reading “A small slice of our history…”

Nutrition News- Gluten

You may have noticed a lot of attention in the media lately surrounding gluten. So, just what is gluten? Put simply, gluten is the main protein in wheat, rye, barley and oats. Gluten triggers an abnormal immune reaction in some people, and when these people consume foods containing gluten, it damages their small intestine. This … Continue reading “Nutrition News- Gluten”