All food for children under the age of 12 months has to meet strict legal standards, and these apply equally to organic and non-organic baby food. There are no differences between the two types in terms of safety and quality. The law also restricts the use of pesticides in baby food ingredients. Very limited types of pesticides may be used, but levels of residue on non-organic baby food are kept so low they are almost non-existent.
Nonetheless, some mums like the idea of organic foods for babies and there are environmental benefits too. You can always opt for the certified organic products in the Heinz Organic Baby Food range; here are some of the big green ticks that come with them:
- All the ingredients have been grown on organic farms that are independently inspected and audited on their methods for at least 3 years. They avoid synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and aim for sustainable, environmentally friendly production.
- Organic standards prohibit the use of genetically modified organisms.
- There are plenty of unique, tasty varieties like Organic Summer Fruits & Yoghurt with Oats & Quinoa, Pumpkin & Ricotta with Spinach and Apple, Banana & Avocado.
The Heinz Organic range is Australian Certified Organic, and has no added colours, artificial flavours or preservatives.