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Food safety in the home

With all the media attention garnered by recent food safety issues, it’s easy to forget that food poisoning can occur in the home, too. Food manufacturers, supermarkets and restaurants must comply with Australian food safety laws to ensure the food they provide is free of contamination and safe to eat. However once you have purchased … Continue reading “Food safety in the home”

Fruit and vegetable intake recommendations- do you know how many serves you should be eating?

Adults should be aiming to eat 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables every day. Children’s requirements depend on their age. Currently, most of us only manage 50% of our requirement. Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals and fibre, and are also low in kilojoules relative to other foods! Diets high … Continue reading “Fruit and vegetable intake recommendations- do you know how many serves you should be eating?”

Nutrition News- Hydration!

Now that summer is really starting to heat up, it’s important to make sure we stay well hydrated. We’ve all heard that we should be drinking 8 glasses of water every day, but is it true? While for some people, drinking 8 glasses of water daily is easy, for others it seems unachievable. The truth … Continue reading “Nutrition News- Hydration!”

….coming to the end of another busy year.

What are busy year it’s been showing just over 7,000 people through the factory! And now that our training room has been re-painted and cleaned, we expect 2015 will be another busy and fun year. Merry Christmas and have a happy and safe new year. Tania King

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!”