Little Inca has Organic Certification
All Little Inca products are certified organic according to European standards. But what does this mean? What are the requirements for organic baby food and why is it important to feed babies with organic certified foods?
Generally speaking, foodstuffs that have been produced and controlled in accordance with EU legislation on organic farming can be labelled with the organic seal. This guarantees uniform standards throughout Europe and offers consumers a certain degree of transparency. The EU organic regulation states that only ingredients from organic farming and products from species-appropriate animal husbandry may be used. There are exceptions – up to a 5% share of non-organic ingredients – if these ingredients are not available in organically.
The controls are carried out by recognised, independent institutions. This applies not only to the agricultural producers , but to all those involved in the value chain. Processing and importing companies also have to comply with the rules and undergo the prescribed controls in order to sell their products under “organic” or “eco” designations.
So what do the organic regulators identify as dangerous for human health? There are bans on artificial fertilizers and synthetic chemical pesticides. Furthermore, genetic engineering is also prohibited.
So why is this particularly important for baby food?
The bodies of babies and children are still in the developmental phase and in the first years of life the organs cannot break down pollutants . The younger the children, the more sensitive they are to pollutants. The less of it ingested with food, the better!
Babies and small children are also classified by the legislator as particularly worthy of protection, since the ratio of food intake to body weight is particularly high. Toxic residues from cultivation or production must therefore be reduced more in baby food than in food for adults. Baby food is also subject to the strict requirements of diet regulation in terms of the required nutrient and vitamin content of baby food products. This also means that all labelling must be measured precisely by a specially accredited laboratory.
Organic certified baby food is therefore particularly healthy and extra safe. But that’s not all. The latest research shows that organic products contain more vitamins and minerals than conventional foods. One more reason, especially with fresh products, to pay attention to organic quality. Even home-cooked porridge for your baby should be prepared from organic ingredients.
But requirements for baby food go beyond organic certification. Today’s parents want our planet to remain habitable for their children and their children’s children. They want the best nutrition and natural foods.
That’s the reason why the Little Inca range is certified organic and parents can feel confident that we work tirelessly to provide the healthiest food and optimal nutrition for their babies!