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Interesting facts about the packaging of Holle Pouches

The Holle Pouchy range: the spill-proof snack is not only perfect  for young and old, it also comes in a  convenient pouch that meets the Holle high standard of product quality and environmental responsibility.

Our pouches are lightweight and break-proof. They are also ideal for small hands to grab ­and eat when out and about. They offer a healthy portion of fruit and vegetables – anywhere, anytime. The packaging consists of 4 thin layers (polyethylene terephthalate/aluminium/polyamide/polyethylene) and is structured in a way that preserves the superb quality of the purée even uncooled. All layers are free from bisphenol A. The aluminium layer guarantees high product safety by improving the barrier properties that protect against water vapour, oxygen and light. There is no direct contact between the aluminium layer and the purée. The swallow-proof closing cap consists of polyethylene and therefore can be directly recycled.

Pouches are more eco-friendly than glass.

Compared to glass, pouches cut down on CO2 emissions by 37% and save 27% more fossil resources, according to the IFEU Institute’s Europe-wide life cycle assessment of packaging for long-life foods.

   

Pouches require very little packaging material per gram of content. The “Deutsche Verpackungsverordnung” (German packaging regulation) therefore rates pouches as an “ecologically beneficial solution for disposable drink packaging”. Due to their low weight and low packaging volumes, they offer a whole range of advantages when it comes to transportation.  A truck can transport a lot more pouches than other packaging options, such as glass jars. A lot less transport space is required per ton of product, and a lot less fuel is consumed. Therefore, pouches are the ecological alternative.

06/2017

Sustainability from the very beginning – The path to sustained commitment

The award “Nachhaltiges Engagement: Sehr stark” (Sustained commitment: Very strong), recently awarded to Holle by Focus-Money magazine, is proof that the company not only has a commitment to sustainability but is also perceived by consumers in the same way. In cooperation with its brand ‘Deutschland Test’ and Cologne-based analysis and consulting company ServiceValue, the news magazine posed the following question within the scope of a population-representative online consumer survey: “Seen from a consumer point of view, which companies or brands are ecologically, economically and socially responsible – in other words, who stands from sustainable commitment?” The survey looked at almost 1400 companies or brands from over 100 industries. Following this, just under 450 000 customer verdicts were evaluated. Holle baby food achieved second place in the “Baby food products” category – an excellent result. An in-house special publication detailing the findings of the consumer study has recently been published by Focus-Magazin (06/2017 issue).

Click here for more information on the topic of sustainability.

3/2017

Holle Organic Porridges ranking high in Öko-Test’s analysis of cereal porridges

The March 2017 edition of German consumer magazine Öko-Test features a test of cereal porridges: 19 products were tested, including Holle Organic Millet Porridge with Rice and Holle Organic Spelt Porridge. All products were tested for various contaminants such as pesticides, mycotoxins and toxins contained in weeds, and heavy metals. The analysis also included a check for whether there was sufficient vitamin B1 contained in each product and whether they contained added sugar or not.

Both tested Holle products, Holle Organic Millet Porridge with Rice and Holle Organic Spelt Porridge, achieved the test rating “good”.

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2/2017

New: a delicious organic snack treat for babies!

Dear Parents
Tender puffs, funny animal-shaped biscuits and tasty fruit bars: Our new Holle Snacks made from best organic ingredients make snacking fun for the most little ones.

• Free from artificial flavourings and additives (required by law) as well as refined sugar (contains naturally occurring sugars)
• Carefully selected organic quality ingredients
• Perfect snack between meals and on the go
• Ideal for small baby hands

Click here for more information on the range.

The Holle team hopes you and your child will enjoy our new Holle organic snacks!
02/17

Now available again! Holle Organic Millet Porridge made from 100% organic millet

Dear Parents,
Holle organic porridge range forms a valuable basis for a nutritionally balanced diet which is particularly beneficial for young babies and children. Only carefully selected grains are used for the Holle Organic Millet Porridge. The goodness of the wholegrain is unlocked using warmth and moisture.
- For babies after 4 months
- Easy preparation
- Very versatile: preparation as milk porridge, half-milk porridge, with breast milk or as milk-free porridge
- Gluten-free, unsweetened (contains naturally occurring sugar)
The Holle team hopes you and your child will enjoy our new Holle Organic Millet Porridge!

12/16

For a better future: Holle donation projects

Again this year, every single employee of Holle baby food GmbH supports families, children and adolescents in need with an individual financial donation. The amount raised will then be doubled by the company’s management.

This year we are supporting three organisations:

The Hebet el-Nil school in Luxor, Egypt, is a Waldorf-inspired school for the rather poor rural population. With its creative, hands-on and playful style of teaching, the school aims to encourage a love for lifelong learning. The indigenous animals of the country, its agriculture and its rich cultural heritage play a major role in the school’s curriculum.

Our support also goes to the youth welfare organisation of the Michael-Gemeinschaft, as it has done in the past. Here, unaccompanied refugee minors find a home and are being looked after. Promoting educational skills and working skills play a major role in this organisation.

The aim of the third fundraising project we are supporting this year, the “Njuba Kinderhilfe Uganda”, is to provide orphans and children from Kasubikamu with stability, support and a loving home. The children are being looked after until they graduate from school and receive support throughout their professional training.

HEBET EL-NIL

Michael-GemeinschaftNjuba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/16

New! Holle Organic Maize Porridge with Tapioca

Dear Parents,
Holle organic porridge range forms a valuable basis for a nutritionally balanced diet which is particularly beneficial for young babies and children. Only carefully selected grains are used for the Holle Organic Maize Porridge with Tapioca. The goodness of the wholegrain is unlocked using warmth and moisture.

  • For babies after 4 months
  • Easy preparation
  • Very versatile: preparation as milk porridge, half-milk porridge, with breast milk or as milk-free porridge
  • Gluten-free, unsweetened (contains naturally occurring sugar)

The Holle team hopes you and your child will enjoy our new Holle Organic Maize Porridge with Tapioca!

10/16

Tasty, non-drip fruit purees - Five new flavours!

Dear Parents,

The Holle range of fine purees in pouches has been expanded to include tasty new fruit flavours plus another new recipe with spelt and raspberry. A total of more than 15 flavours are now available for your drip-free enjoyment, no matter whether you are young or old - as a snack or when out and about. The unsweetened purees are available as fruit or vegetable purees; fruit puree with wholegrains or fruit puree with vegetables - all in Demeter quality and without additives. Depending on the type they are suitable for children from 4 months, from 6 months or from 8 months.
Click here for more information on the range.

The Holle team hopes that you and your child will enjoy the new Holle Bio Pouches and have lots fun with them!

06/2016

NEW: Organic Infant Goat Milk Follow-on Formula 3

Dear Parents,

As a manufacturer of baby food we are pleased to now be able to offer you a goat milk-based organic follow-on formula 3. This follow-on formula 3 is suitable for children from 10 months of age until the end of the 3rd year of life as part of a mixed diet of bottle feeds and weaning. It can be used after Holle Organic Infant Goat Milk Follow-on Formula 2 or instead of a different follow-on milk. Our Organic Infant Goat Milk Follow-on Formula 3 can also be used to prepare organic cereal porridges.

Our Holle nutrition advisers are happy to answer any questions you may have: babyfood@holle.ch

05/16

New! 2 x Multigrain: Holle Organic Junior Mueslis – for a unique breakfast experience

Dear parents,

small children love to have breakfast together with the entire family. Now you and your children can enjoy your family breakfast with our two new Holle Organic Junior Muesli varieties Multigrain with Cornflakes and Multigrain with Fruit.
The carefully selected wholegrain cereals come in fine flakes that are easy to chew and guarantee a unique taste experience.
Both Holle Organic Junior Muesli varieties serve as a healthy and nutritious breakfast meal when moving on to family meals.

  • For babies from 10 months
  • Easy preparation
  • Very versatile: as muesli with follow-on formula or whole cream milk, or as milk-free muesli with fruits
  • Contains gluten, unsweetened (contains naturally occurring sugar)

 The Holle team wishes you and your family a happy breakfast time together. We hope you will enjoy our Holle Organic Junior Mueslis!

04/16

New! Holle extends snack assortment, introducing Organic-Baby Mini-Rusks

Dear parents,

we are extending our snack assortment with the new Holle Organic-Baby Mini-Rusks of best Demeter quality. Made with butter and honey, they have a mild taste and are easily digested - the ideal snack between meals or on the go. Their size is perfect for the small hands of babies from 8 months. The rusks are free from eggs, milk, salt and palm oil.
Holle Organic-Baby Mini-Rusks are the ideal snack for your little ones.

01/16

New! Holle Organic Vegetable Porridge Pumpkin Maize Rice - for a tasty lunch experience!

Dear parents,

small children love baby porridges in many different varieties! Now your child can enjoy a nice treat with the new Holle Vegetable Porridge Pumpkin Maize Rice.
Carefully selected wholegrain cereals and an extra high fruit content guarantee a tasty lunchtime or evening meal.
You can prepare the Holle Organic Vegetable Porridge Pumpkin Maize Rice in various ways to provide your child with a healthy and balanced weaning diet.

  • For babies from 6 months
  • Easy preparation
  • Very versatile: as vegetable porridge or milk porridge
  • Gluten-free, no added salt

The Holle team hopes you and your child will enjoy our Holle Organic Vegetable Porridge Pumpkin Maize Rice!

05/16

Perfect choice of raw materials and careful production

The “good” test rating both Holle products achieved is of course no coincidence. Early on in the production process, the agricultural raw materials we use for our products are strictly monitored and checked for contaminants. Any not qualified or unsuitable raw materials are rejected. Depending on factors such as the weather conditions needed for the cultivation of certain plants, we sometimes even have to change the countries of production at very short notice. Other priorities for our production are the careful and gentle processing of raw materials, and to produce flawless, contaminant-free products in best possible organic quality. No residues were found in our products in Öko-Test’s categories pesticides, glyphosate, chlormequat, mepiquat, ochratoxin A, and tropane alkaloids. No added sugar was detected. 

Öko-Test identifies minor deviations

Öko-Test wouldn’t be Öko-Test, had they not also detected minor deviations in our products. In both tested Holle products, minor traces of MOSH/POSH were found. These traces do not, however, exceed the legally defined limit, and they are completely harmless.

Unfortunately, the analytics used by Öko-Test do not differentiate between the two components MOSH and POSH. MOSH and POSH do, however, come from different sources, which makes it very difficult in this case to search for the cause. MOSH are contained in e.g. printing ink, but they are also general environmental contaminants, the traces of which are hardly avoidable anymore nowadays. Holle introduced numerous measures to keep MOSH/POSH at a very low level.

In addition, traces of inorganic arsenic were detected in Holle Organic Millet Porridge with Rice and Holle Organic Spelt porridge. These traces don’t exceed the legally defined threshold either, and both products pose no health risk whatsoever. These slightest traces of arsenic presumably stem from the rice contained in the porridge. Traces of inorganic arsenic are naturally present in all cereals, mainly though in rice, and are thus basically unavoidable. According to Öko-Test, Holle Organic Spelt Porridge contains 25% less vitamin B1 than stated in the declaration. The measured content, though, is of course still within the very strictly regulated legal range. Additions are difficult, as the raw materials’’ natural vitamin B1 content varies. Öko-Test’s downgrading here is not comprehensible at all.

Summary:

To summarize, we can say that the high quality of Holle Organic Porridges is the result of carefully selected organic raw materials and a careful and gentle production process. This is reflected in the overall test result of the two products Holle Organic Millet Porridge with Rice and Holle Organic Spelt Porridge: Both products got the Öko-Test rating “good”.

03/2017