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Yakult - Factory Tour

Yakult is a fermented milk drink that contains a very high concentration of a unique, beneficial bacterium called Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain. This bacteria was named after Dr Shirota and is exclusive to Yakult.


Each one of us has around 100 trillion bacteria in our intestines. Some of these are beneficial and some are potentially harmful. To work efficiently our digestive system needs a healthy balance where the number of beneficial bacteria outnumber those that are potentially harmful.


The unique beneficial bacteria in Yakult are strong enough to survive the journey through the gastric juices to reach the small intestine alive, where they help maintain an ideal balance of beneficial bacteria. Each 65ml bottle contains 6.5 billion of these highly acid resistant bacteria,





Yakult factory in Dandenong, Victoria offers free factory tour.


Bookings are essential and can be made through the Yakult Information Service by calling the Freecall number 1800 640 023.


• Where are the factory tours held?
Fully trained staff from the Yakult Information Service conduct tours of our factory, which is located at 10 Monterey Road, Dandenong, Victoria (Melways Ref. 95 6F).


• What days are the tours conducted?
The tours are conducted Monday to Friday subject to availability.


• What time are the tours? How long do they run?
The tours are conducted daily from 9.30am and take approximately 1 hour.


• What about parking facilities?
There is ample parking available for both cars and buses.


• How many people can attend the tours?
We can accommodate up to 50 people. Please be aware that part of the factory involves climbing four flights of stairs. However, please let us know in advance if you will require use of the lift facilities.


• Who can attend the tours?
"Everybody" is welcome to tour the Yakult factory. Visitors include primary, secondary and tertiary students. We also have visiting representatives from different industries and businesses, science clubs and consumers. Other visitors include Senior Citizens and members of community groups such as Rotary and Probus Clubs. Your school may be eligible for the Bus Subsidy Program. Please call (03) 9238 4721 for further information.


• What do the tours involve?
Visitors can view the entire production process at Yakult. This hi-tech facility incorporates some of the latest food processing equipment. This includes the manufacture of the plastic Yakult bottles, filling and packaging lines, the culture room and quality control


Following the tour is a short and interesting presentation on the history of Yakult and the role intestinal flora plays in maintaining a balanced digestive system. There is also the opportunity to view the unique live Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain through the microscope and, of course, the opportunity to sample our delicious Yakult or Yakult LIGHT. This is an excellent time for visitors to have any queries answered.

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