Our products need to hold a minimum sales rate to maintain range and these were falling short – we miss them too!
A food allergy is an abnormal immune response to a particular food, called the allergen. When the allergen is ingested, the body recognizes it as a foreign substance and produces antibodies that trigger inflammation and other reactions such as swelling, hives, stomach upsets and a dry throat. In severe cases, a food allergy can result in an anaphylactic reaction, which involves the breathing and circulatory system, and can be life threatening.
Some of the most commonly reported food allergies in Australia include allergies to cow’s milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat.
If you have a diagnosed food allergy you should completely avoid this particular type of food to clear your symptoms and help you feel well again.
First stop for sourcing our ingredients is always Australia!
Most of our ingredients including oats, soy, corn, sorghum, sugar and golden syrup are locally sourced. However, we do sometimes have to source our ingredients from overseas when there’s no other option. That’s often due to the weather conditions and availability that can make 100% Australian-made products practically impossible.
Have a look where some of our major ingredients come from:
- Corn/Maize Flour – Leeton, NSW, Australia
- Oats – Australia
- Soy Beans – Australia
- Rice Flour – Australia & Pakistan
- Psyllium – India. It’s the only viable and high quality commercial supplier of the psyllium husk.
- Golden Syrup – QLD, Australia
- Sugar – Australia
Most of them – yes!
The only exception is our Messy Monkeys USA Bites and Norganic Soya Mayonnaise, they are both made in the USA.
We’re proud to say that all Freedom Foods products produced in Australia are free of genetically modified ingredients. We adhere to the Food Standards Code of Australia and New Zealand, if you’d like to learn more about our standards.
All of the Freedom Foods cereals and bars produced in our Stanbridge factory are guaranteed to be nut free as it is a dedicated factory that does not use and tests for the presence of Peanut Almond Hazelnut and Walnut. Some of our products are made in other factories, including our Crafted Blends range – where nuts may be processed so at this stage not all of the Freedom Foods products are nut free. If in doubt, please give us a call on (freecall) 1800 646 231.
*Always check the packaging for specific information – if a product is nut free it will be clearly communicated on the front of the packaging.
It’s best not to keep it open for longer than 5 days. And don’t forget that those days must be spent in the refrigerator.
It is made of paperboard, with thin layers of plastic and a thin layer of aluminum foil to protect the product from oxygen, flavours and light.
There is none whatsoever used in the packaging of our soy, rice and quinoa. – oat milk is from AO range – maybe change to Quinoa.
We always choose fruit juice over refined cane sugar where possible. We usually use apple juice.
The short answer is no. As per FSANZ standards, oats are classified as gluten containing cereals.
We moved to Canola Oil from Soy Oil so people with soy allergies can enjoy our Crunchola too.
1401 is a type of starch used as a thickener and it is corn based. Vege Spread is completely gluten free.
Tricalcium Phosphate is present in nature as a rock. Tricalcium phosphate is purified to remove sand etc. and then finely ground. The finely ground material acts as a anti caking agent which aids the flow of dry flour mixes such as Maple Crunch prior to being extruded.
The Acidity Regulator is a natural Malic Acid that is derived from apples.
It is corn based so there is no gluten in the grain vinegar.
The egg in our mayonnaise is not raw; it is flash pasteurised.
Aquamin is an extract from organic seaweed that is naturally high in calcium.
Absolutely not. We make sure we use a gentle and natural milling process.
Our sunflower oil is cold pressed or expeller pressed. It’s never a chemical based process.