Certified organic crops must be grown without genetic modification and remain separate from conventional crops, to avoid chemical and pesticide contamination. Farmers must not use synthetic pesticides, herbicides and petroleum-based fertilisers. Organic livestock must have access to the outdoors, fed organic feed and not be exposed to antibiotics or growth hormones.
A ‘certified organic’ product needs to meet strict certification and auditing standards of a specific certifying body.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat endosperm. Gluten is composed of two proteins: gliadin and glutenin.
Gluten free refers to products that do not contain oats, wheat, rye, barley or their derivatives. Under the Australian standards, gluten free must declare as ‘not detected’ in laboratory testing.
NON GMO INGREDIENTS
Genetically modified organics (GMO) are organisms created in a laboratory, using genetic modification or engineering techniques for use in food.
Non GMO refers to food products or ingredients that has not been genetically modified.
Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, all forms of exploitation of and cruelty to animals for food. All products with this claim do not include ingredients derived from animals or animal-by products, such as honey or eggs.
All products do not include ingredients derived from animals, such as meat.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical primarily used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. BPA has attracted negative attention and some individuals choose to avoid this chemical.
All products do not contain BPA.
All products do not contain dairy.
Lactose is the carbohydrate naturally occuring in milk. To digest lactose, your body is dependent on the enzyme lactase. Lactase splits lactose into two smaller sugars; glucose and galactose. These sugars are absorbed to provide the body with energy. When a person doesn’t have enough of the lactase enzyme, they can experience uncomfortable digestive symptoms, such as bloating, flatulence, discomfort, diarrhoea and pain.
All products do not contain lactose.
All products do not contain nuts.
LOW IN SUGAR
Sugars are a class of carbohydrates and energy source for the body. Sugar occurs naturally in fruits, vegetables and dairy and is widely used in manufacturing food and drinks.
Low sugar is no more than 5g per 100g.
NO ADDED SUGAR
All products do not contain added sugar.
The Glycaemic Index (GI) is a ranking given to food to describe how quickly the carbohydrate in the food is broken down and absorbed into the bloodstream. Foods with a high GI are quickly broken down and absorbed by the body and result in a rapid rise in blood sugar levels. Low GI foods are broken down and absorbed more slowly into the blood stream. They result in a steady rise in blood sugar and insulin levels.
High GI = 70 or more, medium GI = 69-56 and low GI = 55 or less.
LOW IN SODIUM
Sodium (sodium chloride) is an essential mineral utilised by the human body. The most common form of sodium is “table salt”. Manufacturers use sodium to cure meat, mask and enhance flavours or retain moisture.
Low sodium is less than 120mg per 100g.
NO ADDED SALT
All products contain no added salt or sodium.
SOURCE OF PROTEIN
Proteins are large, complex molecules comprising of smaller components called amino acids, crucial in most biological processes in the body.
A source of protein contains at least 5g per serve.
GOOD SOURCE OF FIBRE
Dietary fibre is the indigestible parts of plant foods, such as vegetables, grains, fruits, beans and legumes. Fibre is a type of carbohydrate and its role is primarily associated with our digestive system.
A good source of fibre contains at least 4g of dietary fibre per serve.
All products do not contain soya, also commonly referred to as soy.
All products do not contain wheat
LOW IN SATURATED FATS
Saturated fat is a type of fat that is solid at room temperature. It is mainly found in animal products or in some plant sources.
Low in saturated fats refers to no more than 1.5g of saturated fat per 100g.
All products that claim a fat free percentage must meet the conditions of a low fat claim of 3g per 100g.
All products do not contain cholesterol (0%).
All products assist to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
100% NATURAL INGREDIENTS
All products do not contain added colour, artificial flavours or synthetic substances.
All products are made from 100% fruit.
Fructose is a carbohydrate present in fruit or derived from sucrose (sugar).
All products do not contain fructose.
All products do not contain yeast.
A food or ingredient that is minimally processed and heat treated, to ensure it is kept as close to its natural state as possible, while retaining its natural enzymes.
SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL
Certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) is palm oil that has been grown on a plantation, managed and certified according to the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
100% RECYCLED PACKAGING
All products are wrapped in 100% recycled packaging.
FOOD FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
All products incorporate ingredients that are sourced globally to ensure premium, high quality products.
Ethical sourcing is a commitment to the purchase of goods and services that are manufactured and provided in a way that does not involve exploitation or danger to our health, safety and environment.
All products are owned by a company situated in Australia.
Kosher is a term to describe what is “fit” and “proper”. Most often, it is used to describe foods that are permitted to be eaten by people who observe Jewish dietary law. “Kashrus”, the word used to describe the concept of dietary laws, pertains to the types of food permitted for consumption and their preparation.
Sources: Kosher Australia and Kosher Supervision of America (KSA).
MADE WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
Essential oils are highly aromatic natural extracts taken from tiny oil glands taken from flowers, leaves, stalks, bark, seeds, roots, gum or rind of plants. Traditionally, essential oils are associated with unique therapeutic properties.
All products contain essential oils.
All products are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction.
Petrochemicals are derived from petroleum or natural gas, commonly found in detergents, food, dyes, fertilisers, pesticides and household materials.
All products do not contain petrochemicals.
Parabens act as a chemical preservative, commonly used in personal care products and within the food industry. Parabens have attracted negative attention and some individuals choose to avoid this chemical.
All products do not contain parabens.
Sulfates are chemical surfactants, commonly found in personal care and household cleaning products. Sulfate has attracted negative attention and some individuals choose to avoid this chemical.
All products do not contain sulfates.
SOURCE: Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 1.2.7 – Nutrition, health and related claims