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Icelandic Company to Produce Milk for Lactose Intolerant

An Icelandic company in Bolungarvík, Northwest Iceland, is planning to produce milk for those who suffer from lactose intolerance.

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Dairy technologist Hálfdán Óskarsson and dairy engineer Þórarinn Egill Sveinsson are behind the project through the company Arna ehf.

Hálfdán told Morgunblaðið that the process is virtually the same as the production of traditional dairy products and that all that needs to be done is to remove the lactose.

According to Morgunblaðið, there has been significant growth in the sales of lactose-free dairy products in the Nordic countries.

Between five and ten percent of people in western countries are lactose intolerant. Based on these numbers, between 16,000 and 30,000 Icelanders have the disorder.

The company received an innovation grant from Landsbanki worth ISK 1.5 million (USD 11,700,000, EUR 8,793,000).


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