Baby Food FAQs & Health Information
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How can Rafferty's Garden pouches have a long shelf life with no additives, no need to refrigerate AND keep their nutritional value?
Our pouch range of products use the same principles that people have been using to preserve food for centuries. We balance the acidity of the product to ensure that it is at a suitable range and cook it with a gentle heat treatment process. We take the greatest care in selecting quality ingredients while ensuring we do not remove any of the goodness, including taste, throughout the cooking process.
Air or moisture cannot travel into or out of the pouch therefore the contents stay stable at ambient temperatures for at least 13 months.
How do I know if a Rafferty's Garden product contains allergens like dairy or nuts?
Are Rafferty’s Garden products halal certified?
Rafferty’s Garden has a number of halal suitable products. We make baby food for all babies irrespective of the race or religion of their parents. We do not discriminate in any way. We have not altered our products from their original recipe. For our pouch range, all our products are made with halal-certified meat, apart from our Salmon & Pumpkin Risotto, but our pouches are no longer halal certified. Within our Snacking range, our Rusks, Sticks, Squares, Snack Bars have not been halal certified, but we can confirm that they do not contain any animal products besides cow’s milk and they are free from alcohol. The Yoghurt Buttons and Mini Yoghurt Drops are made with gelatine derived from beef, which has been halal certified.
Can I recycle Rafferty’s Garden products?
Statement about REDcycle
Unfortunately, the REDcycle scheme is no longer operational. This means there is no in-store collection of soft plastics available at this time. Industry is working hard to identify pathways to create new schemes. In the meantime, please dispose of your soft plastics in your regular bin. Thank you for understanding.
What is the gelatine in the Yoghurt Buttons derived from? Is it Halal?
Are Rafferty’s Garden pouches BPA free?
Can I freeze your product in the pouch?
Can I microwave your product in the pouch?
To serve warm, simply stand the pouch in a jug of hot water. Then shake and squeeze into a bowl or straight onto a spoon. Alternatively, you can decant the contents into a microwave-safe container.
Remember to always check the temperature before serving to bubs!