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added sugars, as they are not subject to uniform
standards.
" Importantly, other than soy beverage, no
other alternative beverages are recommended
by the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for
Americans (DGA) because they do not
have similar nutrient profiles as milk, " he
added. " The DGA notes that individuals
with lactose intolerance can select lactosefree
or reduced-lactose dairy foods to meet
dairy recommendations. "
In terms of the production of lactose-free
milk, Cifelli said some companies break down
lactose, the natural sugar in milk, into its two
simple sugars: glucose and galactose.
This makes it easier to digest
for those who may not have
enough lactase in their
systems, he said. This
is done by adding the
lactase enzyme. Other
milk companies may
choose to filter out
the lactose.
LEADING
THE WAY
As a trailblazer in the
category, Lactaid was
founded by Alan E. Kligerman,
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a third-generation dairyman who got his start in
the business of delivering milk to customers in
Atlantic City, NJ. During his routes, Kligerman
discovered that not everyone could enjoy his
family's products due to lactose and set out to
do something about it.
Kligerman went on to study dairy science
at Cornell, and founded Lactaid in 1974. Today,
Lactaid brand products are still fulfilling his
original mission to help people eat the foods
they love wherever and whenever they want to -
without discomfort.
HP Hood LLC started partnering on Lactaid
milk production back in 1984, according to
Lynne Bohan, HP Hood spokesperson. In 2001,
Hood acquired the exclusive national licensee
for the Lactaid dairy products portfolio from
McNeil Pharmaceuticals. Since then, Hood has
grown Lactaid milk to be the nation's largest
milk brand.
Lactaid breaks down the lactose from farmfresh
dairy milk using a natural lactase enzyme.
" The result is 100% real dairy milk, just
without the discomfort, which means delicious
dairy enjoyment for all, " Bohan said. " Lactaid
offers a lactose-free milk for a variety of
consumer needs. The brand includes calcium
enriched milk, which provides 1.5 times more of
the daily value of calcium compared to regular
milk. Lactaid Protein gives consumers an added
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