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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

Listeria in Pregnancy

Listeriosis, is a rare but serious disease caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes (L.monocytogenes). Whilst there are only around 80 reported cases each year in Australia, the impact of Listeriosis may result in serious illness, particularly in the very young, those with weakened immune systems and the elderly. Symptoms are not too dissimilar to the regular flu and people should look out for fever, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhoea. More serious symptoms may result if not treated.

Listeriosis during pregnancy may lead to miscarriage, stillbirth and infections of the newborn, therefore it is important to shield yourself from any potential risks which are discussed below.

L. Monocytogenes is commonly found in the environment, but more importantly, can be found in some raw foods.

Avoid high risk foods

The following high-risk foods should be avoided throughout the duration of your pregnancy:

  • Pre -prepared and pre-packed fruit and vegetable including coleslaw, fresh fruit salad and pre-cut melons
  • Rockmelon
  • Unwashed fresh fruits (including melons) and vegetables, and drinks made from fresh fruit or vegetables where washing procedures are unknown (excluding canned or pasteurised juices)
  • Pre -cooked cold chicken
  • Cold delicatessen meats
  • Paté
  • Raw or undercooked meat, chicken or seafood
  • Soft cheeses such as brie, camembert, ricotta or blue-vein (unless cooked and served hot)
  • Sprouted seeds and raw mushrooms
  • Ready-to-eat seafood and smoked seafood (for example, smoked salmon)
  • Pre-prepared sandwiches, wraps and sushi that contain any of the meats, salads or cheeses mentioned above
  • Unpasteurised milk or milk products
  • Soft serve ice creams

Ensure food handling safety at all times

To help minimise the risk of food becoming contaminated, it is encouraged that you practice safe food handling and preparation in the home. This includes:

  • Cook raw meat, chicken and seafood well – If you are dining out avoid foods that state: “tartare” “ceviche” “carpaccio”
  • Thoroughly cook frozen vegetables
  • Wash raw vegetables and fruit thoroughly before cutting or eating
  • Keep raw meat, chicken and seafood separate from all other foods – This includes the natural juices
  • Use separate knives and cutting boards for different foods – raw meat, unwashed vegetables and ready to eat foods
  • Wash knives and cutting boards well after preparing uncooked foods
  • Ensure you allow cooked foods to be cooled down before being stored in the fridge
  • Eat cooked food as soon as possible
  • Always wash hands before during and after food preparation
  • Avoid reheating foods more than once. High risk foods include rice
  • Food that is reheated should be consumed hot

If you think you may be affected with Listeriosis, please contact your doctor immediately.

For more information visit The Department of Health’s Listeria Fact Sheet.

About the author

Marisa Nastasi is an Accredited Practising Dietitian for Bellamy’s Organic. She specialises in children's nutrition and has recently completed further studies in paediatric dietetics. She has worked in the industry for 8 years and has developed a strong working knowledge on how good quality diets can benefit the health of children so that they can develop to their full potential.

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.