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.
How does Plum label the “Big 8” allergens?
Plum follows all government regulations regarding the labeling of our products. In the case of the “Big 8” allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs, fish, wheat, soy and shellfish), we list those ingredients in the product ingredient statement, no matter how small the amount might be. In addition, a bolded “Contains” statement will be listed under the ingredients. In the event that there is a possibility of cross-contamination with a “Big 8” allergen, a bolded “May Contain” statement will be listed.
In regards to possible cross contact between products, we use an extensive and effective sanitation procedure in between different processing operations, and efforts are made to prevent any possible cross contact to the greatest practical extent.
Where do you source your ingredients from?
We always prioritize sourcing domestically when possible. However, many of our ingredients naturally grow in regions outside the US, such as tropical ingredients like mangoes and guavas. And, due to seasonality, we will sometimes source ingredients like apples from other regions to ensure we have the freshest available.
Are herbs and spices safe for my baby?
Spices can be traced to the start of civilizations around the world, and have been added to baby food in different countries for generations. We thoroughly research the attributes of the herbs and spices in our baby food, such as sage and tarragon, and have worked closely with leading pediatric advisor and nutrition expert, Dr. Alan Greene throughout our product development. Also, we only add a hint of each herb or spice in our baby products since baby’s brand-new taste buds need a much smaller amount.