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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

Why Choose Organic?

Research shows organic foods, including fruit, vegetables, eggs and dairy, may have nutritional, environmental and animal welfare benefits. So, it’s clear why parents want to choose organic foods for their children.

Here we take a deeper look into the benefits.

Nutrition

Research has compared nutritional content of organic and conventionally grown plants. Whilst both organic and conventionally grown foods can provide all the nutrients your child needs for a healthy balanced diet, research has shown that some organic foods has:

  • Lower nitrate levels
  • Higher omega-3 fatty acid levels
  • Higher vitamin C levels
  • Higher levels of phosphorous, magnesium and iron.

Pesticides and other chemicals

Organic food is produced without the use of synthetic chemicals such as pesticides and artificial fertilisers. Whilst not completely chemical free, the naturally occurring pesticide residues in organic foods are considerably lower than those found in conventional foods produced with the use of synthetic chemicals.

​Organic foods are also not derived from genetically modified (GM) components or ingredients. GM is where the foods have been altered in a way that does not occur naturally using non-traditional breeding methods.

Environmental sustainability

​Organic farms are only certified after they have been operating according to organic principles for three years. Organic farming principles protect the environment and work in harmony with existing ecosystems including conserving water, soil and energy and using renewable resources. The farming practices minimise damage to the environment by diversifying their crops and pastures which reduces soil erosion and nitrous oxide emissions.

​Organic farming uses natural farming systems like composting, animal and green manure and physical weed control, keeping the land in good condition.

​Organic farming generally operates on a smaller scale and production is more labour intensive. Because of this, organic foods are often more expensive than conventionally produced foods.

Animal welfare

Organic standard certification governs animal welfare provisions. Animals raised on organic farms are treated humanely and with respect. They have access to roam on pastures in the open air (not kept in cages or feeding lots) and have protection against the weather.

​The cows feed on high-quality grasses and their diets cannot be supplemented with genetically modified grain or grain concentrates. Under requirements for organic farming, growth-regulating drugs, steroids, hormones and antibiotics are all prohibited.

How do I know if I’m buying food certified as organic?

The use of the word ‘organic’ on a food label is not so well regulated, so it is important to make sure that products you buy come from certified growers and producers. Don’t be tricked by claims the produce is ‘natural’ or ‘chemical free’ if the correct certification labelling is not showed.

​Tips when buying organic products include:

  • Read labels carefully to see which ingredients in the product are organic.
  • Ask the business about any certification used and do some research if you are unfamiliar with it. Seven organisations classified by the Australian government as organic certifiers are listed below.
  • If no certification is used, ask the business to explain how its processes ensure its product is organic.

Accredited certifying organisations

Certification ensures that the ingredients, associated inputs, processing activities and transportation of goods all conform to the stipulated standards set out under the National Standards for Organic.

Where can I purchase organic foods?

Organic foods can be purchased from:

  • Some supermarkets
  • Some green grocers and independent stores
  • Health food stores
  • Farmers markets
  • Certified organic retailers.

Whilst the foods sometimes don’t look as shiny or don’t grow as big as conventional ones, many people say they also taste better!

At Bellamy’s Organic, our foods are dual certified by both Australian regulatory bodies, ACO and NASAA. This means that every step of our production chain, from farming through to packaging, is regularly audited to ensure we keep our promise to make simple, nutritious, organic food, free from all the bad stuff!

About the author

Shae is Bellamy’s Organic Head Dietitian. She is passionate about ensuring children have the best start to a lifetime of eating.

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Welcome to Bellamy’s Organic.

Please read this important message.

If you are able, breastfeeding is best, as it provides the ideal nutrition for babies and has other important health benefits too. Health Professionals are well placed to provide appropriate feeding advice and support. A healthy diet during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding is important.

Introducing infant formula either partially or exclusively, may reduce the supply of breast milk. Once reduced, it is difficult to re-establish. Social and financial implications, such as preparation requirements and cost of formula until 12 months, should be considered. When using infant formula, always follow the instructions for use carefully, unnecessary or improper use may make your baby unwell.

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