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NEW FOOD PACKAGING IN STORE NOW

From August 2018, customers will notice our rebranded food packaging start to appear on shelf in all major stockists.

  • CURRENT Packaging
  • new Packaging

We are excited to announce our new packaging will start to appear on shelf from August 2018. This transition to new packaging will occur over a number of months. During this time there will be a mix of current and new packaging on shelf.

There are no major changes to these products, in some instances there is a small name change or slight recipe improvement, see below for the full details.

Products purchased via the website will be delivered to customers in our old packaging until the end of October. From November, products ordered from the website will be delivered in the new packaging.

Please note, our Infant Formula packaging will not be rebranded until later in 2019.

For any questions, connect with our team of accredited practising Dietitians on +61 3 6332 9200

Product name changes

  • Cereal Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Baby Rice
  • NEW Packaging Organic Rice with Prebiotic (GOS) Note: Our Baby Rice recipe has been upgraded to now include GOS Prebiotic
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Vanilla Rice Custard
  • NEW Packaging Organic Milk & Vanilla Baby Rice
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Porridge
  • NEW Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Baby Porridge
  • Ready To Serve Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Banana, Pear & Mango
  • New Packaging Organic Banana, Pear, Apple & Mango
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Mango, Blueberry & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Blueberry, Mango & Apple
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Peach & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Grape, Apple & Peach
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Pumpkin & Tomato Risotto
  • New Packaging Organic Pumpkin, Sweet Potato & Tomato
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Broccoli, Beef & Brown Rice
  • New Packaging Organic Beef & Vegetables
  • Note: We have also upgraded some of our RTS recipes to remove added sugars and to remove some of the more complex ingredients that are not required for young children such as Tamari.
  • RUSKS NAME CHANGES
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Milk Rusks Toothiepegs
  • New Packaging Organic Milk Rusks
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Drugs found in baby food. Organic baby food a healthier bet.

 

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If you have ever wondered why there is a general prohibition on the use of antibiotics in the organic supply chain, a study of baby food published by the University of Almeria (UAL) in Spain may provide the answer.

A report in the Food Chemistry journal showed that researchers had detected residues of antibiotics given to livestock in various samples of baby food made in Europe. Antibiotics, such as tilmicosine, or antiparasitic drugs, such as levamisole, are given to livestock in order to avoid illness but they can remain later in food. Although the concentration levels were very low, “it shows the need to control these products to guarantee food safety” said Antonia Garrido, Professor of Analytical Chemistry at UAL.

The study, which was conducted in Europe, highlights the importance of a zero-tolerance policy to veterinary drugs in food, as they can cause allergic reactions, resistance to antibiotics and other health problems.

So what can you do to ensure your food is safe?

  • We would recommend only choosing to eat organic foods wherever possible because animals must be free from antibiotics under certified organic farming.
  • Always check the label to make sure you are buying certified organic. That means you can be sure it has been audited and accredited.
  • Where you can, choose meat and meat products from Australia only. Australia has a zero tolerance policy where, for example, the European Commission has not regulated the levels of pesticides and other substances in animal based      foods.

Obviously there is no cause for alarm, but it is another reminder of how invasive some of these chemicals can be to our food supply. It’s another reason why organic food, especially organic baby food, is a good choice as part of the diet for health conscious families. Bellamy’s Organic baby food range is produced in Australia from certified organic produce.

If you’d like to know more about Bellamy’s Organic baby formula, cereals and our other products click on this link. It will take you straight to our on-line store.

For more on the antibiotic story go to: http://www.ausfoodnews.com.au/2012/05/21/spanish-researchers-detect-animal-antibiotics-in-baby-food.html

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Important Notice to Parents and Guardians

  • Breast milk is the best for babies. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age-appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.
  • The content on this website is intended as general information for Singaporean residents only and should not be used as a substitute for medical care and advice from your healthcare practitioner. According to recommendations from the Singapore Health Promotion Board, solid food should be given to babies only after 6 months.
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