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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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How to Correctly Store Baby Food

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Storing your baby’s food correctly is important to ensure that it is safe for them to eat. If it is baby food you’ve purchased, the most important rule is to follow the instructions on the packaging. Generally, baby food that doesn’t need to be refrigerated should be stored in a cool and dry place – and always sealed air tight. Baby food that needs to go in the refrigerator should be kept in the back where it’s cooler – as opposed to on the door, where temperatures fluctuate more.

Here are a few other baby food storage solutions:

Storing breastmilk

If you express breastmilk to save for future feeds, it’s very important that you store it correctly. You don’t want to lose the results of so much hard work because it goes bad or gets contaminated! So make sure you follow these guidelines:

  • Always use completely sterilised and air tight containers for storage. While freezer bags can be used, make sure to buy a durable brand as some can tear easily.
  • A hard plastic bottle is the preferable storage vessel. Don’t use glass bottles as they can break and the white cells in milk tend to cling to the glass.
  • Always label and date the bottles or bags and use the oldest ones first.
  • You can store breastmilk at room temperature (no more than 25 degrees C) for up to six hours.
  • You can store breastmilk in the refrigerator below 4 degrees C, for between three and five days (again, always at the back of the refrigerator where it is coldest, away from meat, eggs or uncooked foods).
  • You can store breastmilk in the freezer, as long as it maintains freezing conditions continuously (at minus 18 degrees C or lower), for up to six months.
  • If you do freeze breastmilk, make sure to do so within 24 hours of expressing.
  • Always wash your hands before expressing and be sure to keep the breast pump sterilised in order to prevent any contamination.

Storing baby formula

It is essential that your baby formula stays sealed and dry during storage. Generally, storing in the pantry with the lid shut tight is sufficient. Follow instructions on the can, but most cans of powdered formula should be used within a month of opening.

It is always best to prepare formula immediately before you feed your baby. Yet of course there are times when this is very difficult. If you need to make formula ahead of time to use throughout the day, store it in the refrigerator if possible. After 24 hours, always throw out unused formula. If you need formula for while you’re out with your baby for the day, there are two options:

1.    Put the correct amount of formula for one feed into a sterilised bottle and sufficient cooled boiled water into another bottle. Cool the boiled water in the fridge and keep cold throughout the day, in a cooler if necessary. Then when your baby is ready to feed, combine the two.

2.    If it’s necessary to prepare the formula before you leave, make sure it stays cool throughout the day. If possible, transfer the formula to a fridge whenever it’s available. Otherwise, use a cooler with ice packs to keep the formula cold.

It is fine for your baby to drink the formula cold, but often they will prefer if it’s warmed. You can do this by simply putting it in warm water. We don’t recommend microwaving formula, however if you need to do so always shake the bottle to make sure there are no hot spots and the formula is well mixed.  Test the formula temperature on your wrist and make sure it is at a safe temperature before you feed your baby.

When do you find it most difficult to have food for your baby ready?

Important Notice

Thanks for reading our blog. We hope you found this information interesting.

• The World Health Organisation recommends that breastfeeding is best for your baby.

• Having a balanced diet when breastfeeding is also important. Baby formulas should only be used after you’ve sought advice from a doctor or health practitioner.

• A decision not to breastfeed can be difficult to reverse and introducing partial bottle feeding will reduce the supply of breast milk. It is also wise to consider the cost of infant formula.

• If you use infant formula, all preparation and feeding instructions must be followed as per the manufacturer’s instructions. This is important for your baby’s health.

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Important Notice to Parents and Guardians

  • The World Health Organisation recommends that breastfeeding is best for your baby.
  • Having a balanced diet when breastfeeding is also important. Infant Formulas should only be used after you’ve sought advice from a doctor or health practitioner.
  • A decision not to breastfeed can be difficult to reverse and introducing partial bottle feeding may reduce the supply of breast milk. It is also wise to consider the cost of infant formula.
  • If you use infant formula, all preparation and feeding instructions must be followed as per the manufacturer’s instructions. This is important for your baby’s health.