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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

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 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.

Formula & Milk Drinks

1.There have been changes to the packaging of your Formulas and Toddler Milk Drink. Has there been a reformulation?

At Bellamy’s Organic we continually review our products to ensure they reflect industry best practice and expert nutritional advice.  As a result, we are pleased to announce,

  • Our Step 1 Infant Formula and Step 2 Follow-On Formula now contain long chain Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids – DHA & ARA, as well as prebiotic, Galacto-Oligosaccharides (GOS).
  • Our Step 3 Toddler Milk Drink also has the addition of DHA to its formulation, whilst still providing 16 essential vitamins and minerals to support good health.
  • Step 1, 2 & 3 are all still made from certified organic cow’s milk, blended with the essential compositional requirements including vitamins and minerals as set by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).

Please CLICK HERE for further details

2.What changes have been made to the formula and milk drink packaging?

Step 1 Infant Formula

  • A new Bellamy’s Organic branded logo
  • Now stating 0-6 months of age – previously 0-12 months of age
  • New Country of Origin Labelling which highlights that our products are Australian Made, and includes the percentage of ingredients derived from Australia
  • Two Organic certification logos; Australian Certified Organic (ACO) and National Association for Sustainable Agriculture in Australia (NASAA)
  • New photography and colour palette
  • New Nutrition Information Panel (NIP) to accommodate for the new formulation
  • Small changes in the preparation method of formula regarding temperature of water used
  • A revised Certified Organic, Australian Made logo on the front of the tin
  • Inclusion of five statements about the features of organic milk  

Step 2 Follow-On Formula

  • A new Bellamy’s Organic branded logo
  • New Country of Origin Labelling which highlights that our products are Australian Made, and includes the percentage of ingredients derived from Australia
  • Two Organic certification logos from Australian Certified Organic (ACO) and The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture in Australia (NASAA)
  • New photography and colour palette
  • New Nutrition Information Panel (NIP) to accommodate for the new formulation
  • Small changes in the preparation method of formula regarding temperature of water used
  • A revised Certified Organic, Australian Made logo on the front of the tin
  • Inclusion of five statements about the features of organic milk  

Step 3 Toddler Milk Drink

  • A new Bellamy’s Organic branded logo
  • New Country of Origin Labelling which highlights that our products are Australian Made, and includes the percentage of ingredients derived from Australia
  • Two Organic certification logos from Australian Certified Organic (ACO) and The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture in Australia (NASAA)
  • New photography and colour palette
  • New Nutrition Information Panel (NIP) to accommodate for the new formulation
  • A new Certified Organic, Australian Made logo on the front of the tin
  • Inclusion of five statements about the features of organic milk  
  • Four clear preparation guidelines

Please CLICK HERE for further details

3.Does your formula contain the key nutrients required for an infant up to 12 months of age?

Yes! All infant formulas in Australia must comply with a strict recipe as dictated by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and must meet all the complete nutritional needs of babies for the first 12 months of their lives. Our formulas meet these standards and we pride ourselves in the quality of the products we create.

4.What is the difference between Step 1 Infant Formula and Step 2 Follow-On Formula and why have the age specifications changed for Step 1?

Both our Step 1 and Step 2 are comprised of key macronutrients, vitamins and minerals to support the growing needs of an infant in their first year of life. The fundamental difference between the two is in the type of protein. Step 1 is a whey protein dominant formula which is easier to digest. Step 2 is a casein protein dominant formula which may take longer to digest and can create satiety in your baby, particularly as they commence on solid foods from around 6 months of age. In addition, an infant’s iron requirements increase from the age of 6 months. Our Step 2 contains more iron than our Step 1 to accommodate for this developmental requirement. Step 1 now indicates 0-6 months age specification however can be used up to 12 months in line with Food Standards Australia New Zealand. Parents and carers are able to choose which formula is designed to meet the specific nutritional needs of their child.  If you have any queries about the suitability for your baby, please consult a health care professional.

5.Why do Step 1 and Step 2 formulas contain less protein than before?

Bellamy’s Organic prides itself on producing the highest quality infant formula that complies with the essential compositional requirements of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ). The new formulation includes reduced protein levels so that our formula aligns with current research recommendations and FSANZ.

6.Palm oil has been used in your formula. Where is this sourced?

We only use certified organic palm oil from sustainable sources in our infant formulas.  Our palm oil is from South America and is from the only company in the world that has a vertically integrated palm oil production system from seeding to farming, harvesting, mechanical pressing, and physical refinery and finally making of products including the palm oil. The palm tree plantation is committed to improve the living conditions of the local communities and is sponsoring the development of an additional 2,000 hectares owned by cooperatives of small farmers. This is an important project of great social impact in the region and part of their commitment to organic farming practices. We use palm oil in our infant formulas, which help to provide the correct fatty acid composition.  Palm Oil is used to supply palmitic acid.  Palmitic acid is a fatty acid which occurs in significant levels in breast milk and palm oil is the best source for supplying this fatty acid to formula. We choose palm oil over other oils, because of its high quality, health conscious food processes and it does not contain excessive amounts of trans-fats derived from hydrogenation like in animal fats. Our palm oil is not sourced from Indonesian rainforest and does not have any impact on orangutans.

7.Can I receive samples or smaller sizes of your formula or milk drink?

The World Health Organisation recommends that breastmilk is best for your baby. The introduction of infant milk formula can be hard to reverse and should only be used after advice from a doctor or health practitioner is sought. In recognition of this, Bellamy’s does not provide formula samples.

8.Do your formula & milk drink tins contain Bisphenol A (BPA)?

Our tins, lids and scoops are all BPA free, and recyclable.

Food Products

1.With the changes to the packaging of your food products, have there been changes to the ingredients lists?

Whilst mostly we have kept all ingredients the same for our rebranded products, there have been some small changes to ingredients of some products to enhance taste and overall quality. This may be illustrated for example in the way we describe ingredients such as fruit to puree. Small changes in the percentage of ingredients can be seen in some products and has been clearly accounted for in the nutrition information panels of that product.  In addition, some of our ready to serve products have had some ingredients removed such as spices and tamari. As a result, the ingredient list has been simplified and the label easy to read for consumers.

2.What changes can be seen in the packaging of your food products?

  • A new Bellamy’s Organic branded logo
  • New Country of Origin Labelling which highlights that our products are Made in Australia and includes the percentage of ingredients derived from Australia
  • New packaging design which includes new images and colour palette
  • New Nutrition Information Panels (NIP) with revised figures to accommodate for any changes in recipes. The NIPs have also been recalculated with the most up to date ingredient specifications.
  • Change of weight: from 110g to 120g for three of our pouch varieties; Beef & Vegetables, Chicken, Sweet Potato & Couscous and Spring Vegetable Macaroni
  • Name Changes for our products below:
  • All our Ready to Serve pouch range have been updated to include ‘made with brown rice’ to call out this important feature on front of pack
  • Our Peach and Apple pouch has been renamed to Grape, Apple & Peach to acknowledge grape as a key ingredient.
  • Pumpkin and Tomato Risotto pouch has been renamed to Pumpkin, Sweet Potato & Tomato
  • Banana, Pear and Mango pouch has been renamed to Banana, Pear, Apple & Mango to acknowledge apple as a key ingredient
  • Broccolli, Beef & Brown Rice has been renamed Beef & Vegetables and as mentioned above, has “made with brown rice” called out on front of pack
  • Mango, Blueberry and Apple pouch as been renamed to Blueberry, Mango & Apple to acknowledge “Blueberry” first in the name as the principle ingredient.
  • Vanilla Rice Custard has been renamed Milk & Vanilla Baby Rice
  • Apple & Cinnamon Porridge has been renamed Apple & Cinnamon Baby Porridge
  • Veggie Pasta Alphabets and Veggie Macaroni now have a small change to spelling of Veggie, formerly “Vegie”
  • “Toothiepegs” Milk Rusks are simply named Milk Rusks
  • Apple, Strawberry and Mango Pinkies have been renamed to Apple, Strawberry, Sultana & Mango Bars, to more accurately describe the ingredients and product.

Please CLICK HERE for further details.

3.There are some food products that I can no longer find in store. Which products have been discontinued?

  • Pumpkin, Apple & Sweetcorn pouch will no longer be manufactured
  • Baby Rice will now be replaced with Baby Rice with Prebiotic (GOS)

4.There are new products in the Bellamy’s Organic range. What are these new products and when will they be available?

From September 2018, there will be a roll out of our new exciting products which include:

  • Watermelon & Guava in Apple Puree
  • Kiwifruit & Blueberry in Pear Puree
  • Banana, Pineapple & Passionfruit in Pear Puree
  • Cherry & Pomegranate in Pear Puree
  • Raspberry, Blueberry & Strawberry in Apple Puree
  • Cherry Custard with Cacao
  • Banana Custard with Flaxseed
  • Vanilla & Pear Custard with Chia Seeds
  • Baby Rice with Prebiotic (GOS)
  • Pumpkin Baby Rice with Prebiotic (GOS)

5.Where can I find out more information about allergens in your products?

Please contact our Customer Service Hotline on 1800 010 460, phone +61 3 6332 9200 or email [email protected]

Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL)

1.How do you read the new Country of Origin Labelling on your formula, milk drink and food products?

All products manufactured by Bellamy’s Organic from July 1, 2018, will contain a standardised Country of Origin logo which satisfies Government Labelling requirements whereby the average percentage of Australian ingredients used in that product will be visible. This will be positioned close to the nutrition information panel on all our product ranges. All Bellamy’s Organic products are proudly Made in Australia and therefore this will feature on each of our CoOL logos on pack.

2.Why don’t you source all your ingredients from Australia?

We have a commitment to source the purest ingredients to make our Bellamy’s Organic products and where possible we endeavour to source these ingredients within Australia and Australia is always our first choice. However, sometimes we cannot source enough organic ingredients from Australia that meet our strict requirements, or some ingredients may not be available in Australia due to our climate (e.g. drought and flood). Any imported ingredients we use go through our stringent quality procedures and are certified organic and approved by NASAA (National Association for Sustainable Agriculture in Australia) and ACO (Australian Certified Organic), which is Australia’s principal certifying bodies for organic and biodynamic produce. All our products undergo testing to ensure our products meet stringent food safety and quality requirements and we do not release any product until all of these tests have satisfactorily met these requirements.

100% of our fresh milk is sourced from certified organic farms in Australia.

3.Where can I find out more information about the origin of ingredients in my formula, milk drink or food products?

Please contact our Customer Service Hotline on 1800 010 460, phone +61 3 6332 9200 or email [email protected]

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.