FALSE: Probiotic milk drink Yakult is made from cow sperm
Yakult does not list cow sperm as an ingredient. The snippet for Google Search was taken from an unverified Facebook post.
At a glance:
- Claim: Yakult, a probiotic milk drink, is said to be created from cow sperm, according to a screenshot of a Google Search result.
- Rating: FALSE
- Here are the facts: Yakult does not list cow sperm as an ingredient. The snippet for Google Search was taken from an unverified Facebook post.
- We fact-checked this because: Rappler received the Facebook post through email for verification. As of this writing, the screenshot post has had over 27,000 replies and 67,000 shares.
On Saturday, April 17, a Facebook user shared a screenshot of a Google Search snippet claiming that probiotic milk drink Yakult is “made out of (sic) sperm from a cow.”
The post has received over 27,000 reactions and 67,000 shares as of this writing, and the screenshot and allegation have been shared by other Facebook users and sites.
The Google Search snippet was taken from an unverified post on Facebook page DYK, which describes itself as a “Just For Fun” page, on July 31, 2020. The page has 63 likes and hasn’t been updated in a long time.
This is untrue. Yakult does not list cow sperm as an ingredient.
The locally produced Yakult drinks are created with water, sugar, skim milk powder, glucose, and Lactobacillus casei Shirota, according to the company’s website. Lactobacillus casei Shirota is a lactic acid bacteria probiotic strain that aids in intestinal health.
The Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration has also approved Yakult products.
Rappler also looked at Yakult’s official websites in other nations. According to the websites listed on the official US site, no Yakult company uses cow sperm in their products. Rappler.com/Alois Isinika and Gaby Baizas
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