Ella's Products + Ingredients FAQS

Products + Ingredients

which Ella's products contain dairy, gluten, nuts, eggs + soya?

Take a peek at the Dietary requirement filter on Ella's Shop to discover which yummy products are suitable for your little one's diet.

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where is the allergen information on Ella's packs?

The Food Information Regulation states that all allergens in a product should be highlighted in the ingredients declaration. We highlight any allergens in the product in bold text in the ingredients list on the back of our packaging.

Underneath the ingredients list we will state any ‘may contains’ information for products which do not contain the allergen ingredients but are made in a factory that handles it. If the product does not have an allergen highlighted and there is no ‘may contains’ warning then the product does not contain that specific allergen.

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why does Ella's use palm oil?

We use organic palm oil in 3 of our snacks*. The palm oil we use is all sourced from Colombia and is certified as a segregated source by the Rountable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

However, as part of our commitment to being a sustainable business, we have pledged to remove palm oil from our food by 2021. We’ve already started to make this happen with the launch of our new palm oil-free Fruit + Oat bar in Sweden in 2018.

Find out more about our commitment to sourcing ethical + sustainable ingredients here.

* Vanilla + Banana Baby Biscuits, Apple + Ginger Baby Biscuits and Parsnip + Poppy Seed Savoury Biccies

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why does Ella's use organic ingredients?

All of our baby food products are certified by Organic Farmers and Growers to be organic + use organic ingredients that are certified to the same standard. Organic farming + food production means tip-top environmental practices, lots of biodiversity and careful use of natural resources like land and water, as well as the highest animal welfare standards.

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what is Ella’s Kitchen’s view on sugar in foods?

We don't add refined sugar to our food; the taste comes from organic fruit, vegetables or a natural sweetener like organic honey, agave or malt extract.

The sugars in our products are only naturally occurring, just like you would find in a whole piece of fruit. All our food adheres to the strict Baby Food Regulations and we make sure we go above + beyond these to prioritise taste + nutrition for little ones.

We always aim to keep our total sugars levels as low as possible, and we aim to be lowest in class for sugars, while keeping a balance of all other nutrients.

We recommend that little ones eat a varied and balanced diet that doesn't just focus on sugar content but on offering a wide range of healthy, tasty foods.

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does Ella's add salt? Why is salt declared in the nutritional table?

At Ella’s Kitchen, we never add any salt to our products.

The salt present in our products is calculated from the sodium that naturally occurs in the ingredients. Food Labelling Legislation now requires us to label salt in our nutritional tables and no longer use sodium.

We take care to minimise the total salt in our products from every source and aim to balance great nutrition with the yummy taste that you’d expect from Ella’s Kitchen.

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how can Ella’s pouches have a long shelf life + keep their nutritional value?

At Ella’s Kitchen we are committed to creating yummy nutritious food that is good for tiny tummies.

To make sure our pouches are tasty and have a long shelf life, we use a special cooking process that makes sure the product is completely safe whilst still maintaining as many nutrients as possible and the pouches are then sealed air-tight.

We use strong packaging which protects the food, makes sure it tastes reeeally fresh + is handy for families on the go.

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can I recycle Ella's Kitchen packaging?

Pouches + snack wrappers:

Our pouches + snack wrappers are not currently accepted for recycling by local councils in the UK, but can be recycled through our EllaCycle recycling programme in partnership with Terracycle.

To find out more about Ellacycle and to join in click here.

Card, Pots + Trays:

All our card as well as our plastic pots + trays are fully recyclable and widely collected at kerbside by local councils across the UK.

To find out more about how we are working to improve the sustainability of our packaging, click here.

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what is Ella’s Kitchen packaging made from?

Our pouches are made from layers of food-safe plastic sandwiched together - and most of them have a layer of aluminium too. The aluminium never comes into direct contact with the food but helps to keep the yummy food inside really tasty and safe for tiny tummies.

All the cardboard packaging used for our boxes is 100% recyclable and is made from a mix of FSC-certified and recycled sources. We use vegetable inks and water-based coatings to print the boxes and our printing plates are also all chemical free.

The plastic trays used for our frozen food is widely recycled and produced with a minimum of 50% recycled content.

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does Ella’s Kitchen have a statement on Modern Slavery?

Yes, you can read our statement on Modern Slavery here.

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some Ella's Kitchen products contain berries - are they safe to give my little one?

Fruits and vegetables have super healthy benefits and provide a range of vitamins and minerals as well as being bright and colourful. They’re all fine to introduce to your little one from the start of weaning.

Some babies may occasionally develop a skin reaction, like a rash, when foods like citrus fruits, berries, tomatoes, aubergine or kiwi come into contact with the skin. This isn’t necessarily an allergy and might reduce with time but it’s always best to stop offering the food if this skin reaction develops and chat with your health visitor or doctor for advice. You can often reintroduce these foods gradually but always seek medical advice first.

When introducing new foods, particularly allergens like gluten, nuts or egg, always watch out for any reactions.

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does Ella’s Kitchen have a policy on Animal Welfare?

We care passionately about the health + welfare of the animals that provide the meat + dairy for our food.

By using only organic meat + dairy in our yummy products, we can be sure we are upholding the highest animal welfare standards available. Our suppliers are independently audited + are certified by organic control bodies to EU Organic standards [http://ofgorganic.org] which gives us full traceability of our supply chain.

Ella’s Kitchen has been recognized for their commitment to higher animal welfare standards by Compassion in World Farming and have been awarded the Good Chicken Award (2016), Good Egg Award (2017) and Good Pig Award (2019).

You can find out more in our Animal Welfare Policy.