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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

5 reasons to eat organic

Here are our top 5 reasons to choose organic and the benefits to you and your family. But don’t just listen to us – we’ve included a selection of the best videos and articles from around the world.

1.
Organic is a
strictly controlled
standard

‘Buzz’ words are everywhere in the food industry. Natural, sugar-free, low-carb, eco-friendly. They were all invented by clever marketers, and have no clear definition or regulatory standard.

Organic is different. It’s a strictly defined set of rules that ensures food is produced as nature intended, without synthetic chemicals or processes.

And importantly, you can’t just decide to become organic overnight. It takes a minimum of 3 years to convert an ordinary farm to a certified organic farm. That’s how long it takes to flush out the bad stuff.

100% of Bellamy’s products 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.

If you’re thinking that it sounds like a lot of work to be certified organic. You’re right. It’s why only 1% of the world’s farmland is certified organic. ¹

1 The World of Organic Agriculture, 2017 Yearbook, FiBL, IFOAM

2.
Toxic Chemicals

are bad for
our kids

It’s widely known that infants and young children are more susceptible to toxic chemicals1

In a recent study of over ten thousand conventionally grown fruits and vegetables, pesticide residues were found in over 75% of cases². And this was after washing and peeling!

Whilst regulators acknowledge the presence of pesticides, they claim there is no immediate health risk. However, emerging research by the American Academy of Pediatrics ³ and others suggests that high-pesticide-residue foods may induce chronic health complications in children, including neurodevelopmental issues.

At Bellamy’s Organic, we prefer not to experiment on ourselves or our kids. We never use synthetic pesticides or fertilisers.

1 National Research Council (US) Committee on Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children, 1993
2 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Data program, 2018
3 Pesticide Exposure in Children, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012

3.
Organic milk
has more of the
Good Stuff

We think happy, healthy, organic cows produce the best milk.

Organic cows are ‘free range’, which means they can roam freely on pastures, eating fresh organic grass and hay. They are fed absolutely no genetically modified grain, corn or soy.

Why is a grass-rich diet important? Because it means cows produce milk with more omega-3. Research shows that organic cows milk contains 40-60% more omega-3 fatty acids than convention milk, including the most desirable long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA, DPA and DHA 1, 2.

It’s well established that long-chain omega-3 fatty acids promote brain development and reduce the inflammatory process that leads to chronic diseases like cancer, asthma, depression, cardiovascular disease and ADHD.

What may be surprising is that only 6%* of Australian children are consuming the suggested dietary intake of long-chain omega-3s. ³ Our kids bodies can’t manufacture omega-3 by themselves. Instead, they have to incorporate certain foods into their diet.

Whilst the richest natural sources of long-chain omega-3s are oily fish like salmon and sardines, organic milk has emerged as another important source, especially for our kids.

* Only 6% of Australian children aged between 2 and 16 are consuming the suggested dietary intake of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
1 Nafferton Ecological Farming Group, University of Newcastle. “Higher PUFA and omega-3 PUFA, CLA, a-tocopherol and iron, but lower iodine and selenium concentrations in organic bovine milk: A systematic literature review and meta- and redundancy analysis”. Srednicka-Tober et al. 2016. British Journal of Nutrition.
2 Organic Production Enhances Milk Nutritional Quality by Shifting Fatty Acid Composition: A United States–Wide, 18-Month Study. Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University. Published in PLOS in 2013
3 Researchers from the University of Wollongong’s School of Health Sciences and Metabolic Research Centre examined data on the dietary habits of 4486 children

4.
Organic farming helps
to grow nutritious
fruits & vegetables

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that organically grown produce has some nutritional benefits over conventional produce.

One of the most ambitious studies to date found that organic fruits and vegetables have significantly higher concentrations (between 19% and 69%) of a range of antioxidants and half as much of the toxic metal cadmium ¹

Researchers site two potential causes:

  1. Organic crops make antioxidant compounds in response to stress, such as exposure to insects or diseases. Conventional crops are typically protected with synthetic pesticides, which dampens their stress response.
  2. Conventional crops are typically supplemented with synthetic fertilisers which effectively accelerates their growth and dilutes their nutrient content.

Whist trying to isolate the health benefits of nutrients is difficult, many antioxidants have been linked to a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and certain cancers.

1 Higher antioxidant and lower cadmium concentrations and lower incidence of pesticide residues in organically grown crops: a systematic literature review and meta-analyses, Branski 2014, published in British Journal of Nutrition

5.
We care about
our livestock & the
environment

Soil is more than just dirt. It’s the foundation of our food system.

Healthy soil is alive with an incredible diversity of microbes that break down organic matter like dead plants, manure, insects and earthworms. This process unlocks nutrients that are critical for plant growth.

Unfortunately, modern agricultural practices, especially the use of agrochemicals, have accelerated soil erosion, the depletion of organic matter, and chemical runoff into our waterways. A recent UN report found that generating three centimeters of top soil takes 1,000 years, and if current rates of degradation continue, all of the world’s top soil could be gone within 60 years.¹

Organic farming is widely considered as a more viable solution. It forbids the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides, and instead relies on the use of sustainable practices like composting, crop rotation, and cover crops to preserve soil health and fertility.

In addition, animal welfare is central to the organic philosophy. Dairy cows are raised in a more natural living environment:

  • Cows must be raised ‘free-range’, with continuous access to organic pasture for their entire lives
  • Cows diet’s cannot be supplemented with genetically-modified grain or grain concentrates
  • The use of synthetic nitrogen supplements, growth promotants and hormones is prohibited If antibiotics are used in an emergency health situation, the cow must be removed from the milk pool for at least 6 months

With this more humane philosophy, it’s unsurprising that the milking intensity of organic cows is 30% lower than ordinary cows. ²

This means it costs us 1.3-1.6x more to produce our milk ³. Do we think it’s worth it? Absolutely.

* If antibiotics are used in an emergency health situation, the cow must be removed from the milk pool for at least 6 months

1 Global Land Outlook, UNCCD, 2017
2 A Comparison of Conventional and Organic Milk Production Systems in the U.S. Selected Paper prepared for presentation at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, July 29-August 1, 2007. The difference in milk production per cow was statistically significant and nearly 30 percent less on organic operations. Organic operations averaged about 13,600 pounds of milk per cow compared to nearly 19,000 pounds on conventional operations.
3 KPMG Global organic milk production market report, 2018

Our Organic Supply Chain

The soil takes a minimum of 3 years to convert from conventional to organic.
Water used to irrigate the farm goes through stringent testing.
Dairy cows are raised organically for better tasting and nutritious milk.
The manufacturing line for organic is used exclusively for organic products.
All packaging materials are required to adhere to organic standards.
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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.

Information about Bellamy’s Organic products is solely for educational and informational purposes only, and should not be substituted for medical advice. If you would like to proceed, please click "I understand".