Absolutely! As parents ourselves, health and safety are always our top priorities. If we didn’t feel good about our products, we wouldn’t serve them to our children or yours.
Does Plum regularly test all of its products?
Plum has a comprehensive quality and food safety program that encompasses an ingredient testing program for new suppliers which includes testing for heavy metals
Can you share your ingredient standards?
Our standards are in-line with applicable U.S. government regulations and EU standards.
Why does Plum choose ingredient testing?
We believe ingredient testing allows for better control of the entire product and gets us ahead of any potential issues before it makes its way into a product. It’s just like when you make a recipe at home – you want to know everything that’s going into the recipe.
Are there heavy metals in your food and are you able to remove heavy metals from your products?
Heavy metals are present throughout the environment, including soil and water. Whether you are growing your own produce in your backyard, buying fresh produce from a farmer’s market or purchasing a product in the supermarket, these substances will be present in the food to some extent. Plum is committed to minimizing environmental contaminants including heavy metals within our products.
What are the levels of heavy metals in your products?
There will often be variability in the levels of heavy metals in ingredients and products. Any level detected in Plum’s are below those allowed by applicable government standards.
Are there heavy metals in Plum’s packaging? Can lead leach from your packaging?
Our packaging is made of materials that meet all government standards and regulations for food contact. We want to assure you that Plum products are safe to eat and we are confident in the safety of our packaging. We are not aware of any lead leaching from our packaging.
Why sustainable packaging?
As a certified B Corp, we believe in using business as a force for good. That means considering the greater impact of everything we do — like the effect our food packaging has on the environment.
Our dream is to have all of Plum’s packaging be 100% recyclable. It’s something we’re working on every day. In the meantime, we’ve joined How2Recycle — a labeling system that makes it easier to sort our waste and recyclables. Proper sorting helps keep contaminates out of the recycling stream, making the process far more effective and efficient.
Are your pouches recyclable?
Our pouch is not recyclable, but it does leave a smaller environmental footprint than the glass baby food jar. The amount of packaging per gram of food is almost 11 times smaller for the pouch as compared to the glass jar.
We’re also actively searching for alternative earth-friendly materials that can be used for food-grade products. We’ve even partnered with industry leaders, such as Materials Recovery for the Future and OSC2, to find new types of recyclable materials.
The cap is too small to go through the regular recycling system. Collect your caps and send them back to Preserve or drop them off at the nearest Preserve bin (find a location here).