Characteristics, Availability, and Cost of Lactose-free Labelled Products in Moroccan Supermarkets

Morad Guennouni, Noureddine El Khoudri, Loubna Zogaam Gharbi, Aicha Bourrahouate, Brahim Admou, Abderraouf Hilali

Abstract

Food products for dietary use is increasing over time including lactose-free products. These are used during the follow-up of lactose-free diets by patients suffering from lactose intolerance. The implementation of a quality control system by the manufacturers, has allowed to respect the safety of these foods by producing lactose-free products by respecting the maximum dose of lactose allowed (10mg/kg). Five categories (LF Milk, LF Yagourt, LF Cheese, Other LF dairy, and Other LF non-dairy) of lactose-free products were available in the different sales sites. The present research identified 70 different lactose-free products, 23 of which were dairy products and its derivatives and 47 non-dairy lactose-free products. The majority of products were available on online sales sites. Moroccan supermarkets do not yet have an area reserved for lactose-free products but for gluten-free products. The price of lactose-free products was two to three times more expensive than their equivalents lactose-containing. Hence, the need to encourage Moroccan companies to develop lactose-free products and enrich them with nutrients such as vitamins and calcium.

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Guennouni M., Khoudri N., Gharbi L., Bourrahouate A., Admou B. and Hilali A. (2020). Characteristics, Availability, and Cost of Lactose-free Labelled Products in Moroccan Supermarkets.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Humanity - Volume 1: ICATH, ISBN 978-989-758-514-2, pages 122-126. DOI: 10.5220/0010430401220126


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@conference{icath20,
author={Morad Guennouni and Noureddine El Khoudri and Loubna Zogaam Gharbi and Aicha Bourrahouate and Brahim Admou and Abderraouf Hilali},
title={Characteristics, Availability, and Cost of Lactose-free Labelled Products in Moroccan Supermarkets},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Humanity - Volume 1: ICATH,},
year={2020},
pages={122-126},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010430401220126},
isbn={978-989-758-514-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Humanity - Volume 1: ICATH,
TI - Characteristics, Availability, and Cost of Lactose-free Labelled Products in Moroccan Supermarkets
SN - 978-989-758-514-2
AU - Guennouni M.
AU - Khoudri N.
AU - Gharbi L.
AU - Bourrahouate A.
AU - Admou B.
AU - Hilali A.
PY - 2020
SP - 122
EP - 126
DO - 10.5220/0010430401220126