frequently asked questions

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Baby Food & Snacks

What time is best to serve Plum Organics baby food?

Our fruits & vegetable flavours are suitable for any time of day. Peach, Apricot & Banana is perfect for breakfast or dessert. Meals such as Sweet Potato, Apple & Corn, and Pear, Spinach & Peas are great for lunch and dinner. As your baby develops, consider mixing flavours together or using the contents as building blocks to bigger meals like Pumpkin Banana in your favorite pancake recipe! Our re-sealable child-safe caps are perfect for travel, so just use what you want and save the rest for later.

Babies First Foods

Certifications

What does it mean to be USDA Certified Organic?

Implemented in 2002, the USDA Organics certification system went through over a decade of development. For packaged foods, only products that contain at least 95% organically produced ingredients (the other 5% must come from an approved National Organic Program list) can use the seal on its packaging and must be made in facilities that are certified to meet strict USDA Organic guidelines. Certified by an independent third-party, all USDA products must show documentation that allows full traceability from the retailer shelves to the field where the organic ingredients were grown.

Are any of your products kosher?

Plum Organics products are certified kosher ONLY when bearing the OU symbol.

Ingredients, Cooking, & Allergies

Are purees pasteurized?

Pasteurization is a type of thermal processing where foods are exposed to elevated temperature for a period of time to destroy harmful microorganisms.  Our pouches are thermally processed to ensure food safety.

What is the ratio of fruit to vegetables in your Second Blends?

Ratio of fruits to veggies varies depending on flavour.  We recommend consuming a variety of pouches for a good range of colour, nutrients and tastes.  And we always recommend incorporating local, seasonal varieties of veggies and fruit as soon as baby moves onto more textured meals or whenever your lifestyle permits.

How should I serve & store the baby food pouches?

The baby food pouches can be served at room temperature, slightly chilled, or warmed in a bowl of hot water. DO NOT microwave pouch. To serve, simply twist off the cap, squeeze into a bowl or directly onto a spoon for your little one to enjoy! The pouches can be stored in your cupboard until ready for use. Refrigeration is required upon opening.

When should product be consumed for best eating experience?

There is no need to discard open pouches after 24 hours. Refrigerated food will still be safe to consume within 2-3 days. Our 24-hour recommendation is based on optimal taste quality.

Is packaging recyclable?

Unfortunately, the pouch is currently not recyclable because of the multi-layer of foil. However, our pouch is still considered an industry wide eco-alternative because of its light weight and size, all of which contributes to less breakage, food waste and lighter freight. Additionally, the resealable cap is a #2 plastic so that is indeed highly recyclable and we encourage that at the very least…and we encourage you to recycle. We are working to provide an “upcycle” solution – so please stay tuned!

Where are your products manufactured?

Most of our products are made in the Canada or U.S.

Where do you source your ingredients?

All ingredients are rigorously tested and meet our highest safety standards. We strive to use North American ingredients when available.