My child has an allergy. How can I find out which of your foods would be suitable?

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We have different levels of risk regarding the presence of allergens or risk of cross contamination in our foods, and we want to give you as much information as possible to help you make a decision as to whether the food is suitable for your circumstances.

There’s a few ways you can find out:

On our packs

  • Any allergens that are present in our foods, including cereals containing gluten, are shown in bold in the ingredients list.
  • We also declare which allergens our foods may contain in our Safety Advice section on pack.  We carry out a risk assessment to determine whether an advisory statement is needed and try to avoid a blanket ‘may  contain' statement on our foods, as this can be equally unhelpful. Just because an allergen is present in the same factory, it doesn't necessarily mean there is a risk of cross contamination, and if this is not stated on our packs then the allergens are fully controlled to prevent the risk of cross contamination.

On our foods pages

  • Where you can find all the allergen information about each food.

Our food information sheet

  • This has a list of all our foods with information about which allergens are in the food and whether allergens are present in the factory where they’re made.

 

If you have any more questions or concerns, please do get in touch.

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Is rice safe for babies?

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Arsenic is an element that is naturally present in soil and water which means that plants absorb it along with other elements as they grow. There are tiny amounts of it almost everywhere which makes it impossible to avoid.

At Organix the safety of our foods is our top priority and we test all of our foods rigorously to ensure they comply with any current regulation as well as reviewing all of our foods to ensure we would meet all future legislative changes.

Over recent years the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have studied data from EU member states and from this new inorganic arsenic legislation was put in place from Jan 1st 2016. This regulation sets out maximum levels of inorganic arsenic for certain foods.

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Is your palm oil sustainably sourced?

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Our palm oil growers and suppliers are certified members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the world’s leading organisation working to sustainable and ethical values in palm oil production. Requirements include commitments to country laws, environmental responsibility, welfare of workers and new crop planting.

The growers we source from are located in Colombia and Brazil and are committed to sustainable palm oil. We don’t source palm oil from regions that are home to orang-utans, so we can be confident that we aren’t contributing to the loss of their habitat.

We are also members of RSPO which ensures our whole supply chain from start to finish is certified.

Although we’re confident in our choice of supply we understand the concerns that are raised and we will continue to ensure all precautions are taken with our foods and raw materials to provide the utmost reassurance.

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Do your baby cereals or porridges contain milk?

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None of our baby cereals or porridges contain milk or lactose, but unfortunately they are produced in a factory which handles dairy ingredients.  We do all we can to ensure the risk of cross contamination is very low, thorough clean downs are completed prior to our food being produced and we also do regular allergen testing, but we cannot confirm there is no risk so we cannot state dairy free on the packaging.  

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Why do you use palm oil in your biscuits?

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We use palm oil, usually mixed with another vegetable oil, in certain baked recipes, such as our biscuits, to get the best possible texture and quality. Our No Junk Promise means we never use hydrogenated or trans-fats in our recipes.
All of our ingredients go through thorough investigations before we use them. This means testing the integrity, traceability and reliability of supply of all our organic ingredients, as well as investigating any ethical or safety concerns.

You may have seen or read stories in the media about palm oil. They are usually based around the destruction of natural habitats to create palm oil plantations. Our palm oil suppliers are certified members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the world’s leading organisation working to sustainable and ethical values in palm oil production

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Why don’t you add other vitamins or minerals to your foods?

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We don’t fortify any of our foods with vitamins or minerals. This is because fortifying foods isn’t permitted under organic standards unless it’s required by an overriding UK law (for example, the law about thiamin). We believe that feeding babies a variety of foods is the best way to get the various nutrients they need. 

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Do you use any GM ingredients in your foods?

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None of the ingredients we use to make our foods contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), as these are not permitted under organic standards.

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