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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.
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Milk Rusks Toothiepegs
  • New Packaging Organic Milk Rusks
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What makes organic food better nutrition?


The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimise the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people. And ultimately to provide better nutrition.

Organic food is a recognised and respected concept – the UN and WHO both recognise organic agriculture as a way of supporting the environment and have developed a set of standards that countries can use for designing their rules for organic certification.

There are many differing research reports that has been conducted over the years, primarily in countries where organic has been widely available for a long period of time.  Many of these focus on the outcomes of organic farming practices within a particular product for example, dairy production.

There is no conclusive, undisputed research that shows categorically that organic is better than conventionally farmed goods.  But in independent studies across broad categories they have been shown to provide positive benefits to our health, our environments health, improved farming practices in specific and non-specific areas.

Whilst we cannot all own our own farms, and we cannot know what goes into making the food we buy from our stores or supermarkets, we can know that organic food has been made with three key sustainabilities in mind:

  • Ecological
  • Economical
  • Social

It’s true that we cannot eliminate all pollution from our diets, but take the example of the organic apple vs the conventional apple.

The Conventional Apple orchardist will by the time the season harvest is done, have sprayed approximately 2000L of spray mix (pesticides, fungicides, insecticides) on the plants.  Some of these would have leached into the soil and some are known not to break down for many years. None of these things are wrong as the farmer has abided by the best farming practices used by all the major players for a long time.

The farmer’s workers have been using these chemicals at least every 10 days for the entire season. The orchard is based in a developing country and there has not been any safety equipment used to ensure the worker is not exposed to the chemicals.  The worker is paid barely enough to survive on and his children work at the orchard also to make ends meet.

The orchard sits on the top of a hill so when it rains the chemicals on the trees run off into the local water source and affect the fish.  Sheep graze in the paddocks around the trees in winter, and the sheep are later used for meat for the local community.

When the product is brought into Australia it is fumigated for various other pests that may have been collected along the way.

The apple goes into the supermarket after it has been waxed to a brilliant shine and, you pluck it from the fruit bowl at home, give it a quick rinse under the tap, and pop it into your toddlers hands as a quick, healthy nutritious afternoon snack.  You hope.

If you’d like to know more about Bellamy’s Organic baby formula and our other certified organic baby and toddler products, including organic apple snacks, click on this link.

Step 3 Toddler Milk Drink


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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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