FAQs

The answers to the most popular questions we get asked by parents,
all under one roof.

If you’re in the UK, you can order Mia & Ben pouches at our online shop, Ocado, Abel & Cole, online at Sainsbury’s and the following stores:

Alphington Road
Alton
Altrincham
Apsley Mills
Archer Road
Arnold
Badger Farm
Bagshot Road
Balham
Ballymena
Bamber Bridge
Banbury
Barnstaple
Barnwood
Bath
Beaconsfield
Beckton
Beeston
Berryden Road
Bicester
Biggleswade
Bishops Stortford
Blackhall
Blackheath
Blackpool
Bognor Regis
Bolton
Bradford
Braehead
Bramingham Park
Brentwood
Bretton
Bridgemead
Bridgend
Bridgwater
Broadcut
Bromley
Brookwood
Burpham
Burton on Trent
Bury St Edmunds
Bybrook
Calcot
Cameron Toll
Canley
Cannock
Carlisle
Castle Boulevard
Castle Court
Castle Vale
Castlepoint
Chaddesden
Chafford Hundred
Charlton Riverside
Cheadle
Chester
Chesterfield
Chichester
Chippenham
Chiswick
Christchurch
Clapham Common
Cobham
Colchester Avenue
Coldhams Lane
Colne
Coreys Mill
Crayford
Cromwell Road
Crystal Peaks
Cwmbran
Darlington
Darnley
Denton
Didcot
Dorridge
Dulwich
Dundee
Dungannon
Dunstable
Durham
East Grinstead
East Kilbride
East Mayne
Edenthorpe
Edgware
Ellesmere Port
Eltham
Ely
Emersons Green
Enfield
Fairfield Park
Farlington
Ferndown
Finchley Road
Forestside
Fosse Park
Fulham Wharf
Garthdee
Gloucester Quays
Godalming
Hadleigh Road
Halifax
Hampden Park
Hankridge Farm
Harlow
Harringay
Harrogate
Haverhill
Hayes
Haywards Heath
Hazel Grove
Heaton Newcastle
Heaton Park
Hedge End
Hempstead Valley
Hereford
Herne Bay
Heyford Hill
High Wycombe
Hoddesdon
Holywood Exchange
Horsham
Hull
Ilford
Isle of Wight
Islington
Keighley
Kempshott
Kendal
Kidderminster
Kidlington
Kiln Lane
Kings Lynn Hardwick
Kingsway
Kirkcaldy
Ladbroke Grove
Larkfield
Leamington
Lee Green
Leicester North
Leigh Atherleigh Way
Lincoln
Locksbottom
London Colney
Longbridge
Longwater
Loughton
Low Hall
Lyons Farm
Macclesfield
Maidenhead
Mansfield
Market Harborough
Marsh Mills
Marshall Lake
Mere Green
Merton
Milton Keynes
Monks Cross
Moortown
Nantwich
New Barnet
Newbury
Newbury Park
Newcastle Under Lyme
Newport
Newry
Nine Elms
North Cheam
North Walsham
Oldbury
Oldham
Oswestry
Paignton
Pepper Hill
Peterborough
Pinhoe Road
Pound Lane
Preston
Prestwick
Purley Way
Rayleigh Weir
Redditch
Redhill
Rice Lane
Richmond
Ripley
Rugby
Rustington
Scarborough
Sedlescombe Road
Selly Oak Boulevard
Sevenoaks
Sheffield Wadsley Bridge
Shorehead
Shrewsbury
Sittingbourne
Slough Uxbridge Road
South Woodford
Southampton Portswood
Spalding
Springfield
Sprucefield
St Albans
St Clares
Stafford
Stanway
Stirling
Stockport
Straiton
Strand Road
Stratton
Streatham Common
Sunderland
Sury Basin
Sutton
Swansea
Sydenham
Talbot Heath
Tamworth
Taplow
Team Valley
Telford
Tewkesbury Road
Thanet West Wood Cross
Thornhill
Tonbridge
Torquay
Truro
Tunbridge Wells
Upton
Wakefield Ings Road
Wakefield Marsh Way
Walton on Thames
Wandsworth
Warlingham
Warren Heath
Warrington
Washington
Watchmoor Park
Water Lane
Waterlooville
Wednesfield
Weedon Road
Welwyn Garden City
West Belfast
West Green
West Hove
White Rose
Whitechapel
Whitley Bay
Wigan
Winchmore Hill
Winnersh
Winterstoke Road
Witney
Wolverhampton St Marks
Worle
Wrexham

In Ireland, Mia & Ben pouches are available in the following Dunnes stores:

CARLOW

Sleaty Road, Carlow

CAVAN

Church Road, Cavan

CLARE

Skycourt, Shannon

CORK

Carrigaline

Charleville

Clonakilty

Bandon Road, Bishopstown, Cork

Douglas Court, Cork

Market Square, Mallow

Macroom

DONEGAL

Forte Shopping Centre, Letterkenny

DUBLIN

Ashleaf, Crumlin

Blanchardstown

Charlestown

Citywest

Clondalkin

Cornelscourt

Donaghmede

Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street

Northside

Ongar

Swan Centre, Rathmines

Leopardstown, Sandyford

Stephens Green

Swords Pavilions, Swords

Tallaght

GALWAY

Briarhill, Galway

Terryland, Galway

Edward Square, Galway

Westside

KERRY

Killarney

North Circular Road, Tralee

KILDARE

Manor Mills, Maynooth

Newbridge

KILKENNY

MacDonagh Junction

LAOIS

Kyle Shopping Centre, Portlaoise

LONGFORD

Longford

LIMERICK

Childers Road, Limerick

New Jetland, Limerick

Parkway, Limerick

LOUTH

Colpes Cross, Drogheda

Ard Easmuinn Road, Dundalk

The Marshes, Dundalk

Neighbourhood, Dundalk

MAYO

Ballina

MEATH

Ashbourne

OFFALY

Bridge Centre, Tullamore

Edenderry

ROSCOMMON

Roscommon

TIPPERARY

Oakville, Clonmel

Annbrook, Nenagh

Roscrea

Tipperary Town

New Davis Road

WATERFORD

City Square

Dungarvan

WESTMEATH

Harbour Place

Montree

Irishtown, Athlone

HPP stands for High-Pressure Processing and is a food preservation technique that uses high pressure, rather than heat, to make our products safe to eat. Because of this, the vitamins and flavours of fruit and veg are protected and our pouches must be chilled to be kept fresh.

Mia & Ben should be stored in the fridge until you’re ready to use it. If you’re heading out, using a cool bag would be ideal but if that’s not possible a Mia & Ben pouch will stay safe to eat for 6 hours once out of the fridge.

Once opened Mia & Ben pouches will keep fresh for up to 48 hours in the fridge. Many grown-ups also enjoy adding any leftover puree to their own food and drink, such as in stews or porridge.

Every baby is different, but UK government guidelines suggest introducing complementary foods (weaning) from around 6 months of age. Speak to your health care practitioner, or health visitor, about when is right for you and your baby.

Yes! Although the European Food Safety Authority and UK Food Standards Agency have deemed the continued use of BPA in plastics production safe to humans, we have decided to ensure all our pouches are BPA free.

Our pouch caps can be recycled with your household plastics, but unfortunately the pouch itself cannot be. Whilst we’ve made a start towards resolving this issue by ensuring there’s no aluminium in our pouch, there’s more work to be done. In the meantime, head to Terracycle website to find out how you can take our pouches to specialised drop-offs for recycling.

Absolutely all the ingredients in our food are listed on the back of our pouches so you can easily check for any allergens that concern you. Rest assured there are no preservatives or additives in our food.

Yes. All our purees are 100% natural, gluten and lactose free. They are completely plant-based and do not require extra flavourings. They have also been produced without the risk of contamination.

The Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) for babies change almost monthly in the first few years of life, as they are growing so rapidly. To keep up to date online resources such as nutrition.org.uk can be helpful, or ask your health care provider for guidance.

Email us on welcome@miabenorganic.com or get in touch via any of our social media accounts, day or (sleepless) night.

Mia & Ben were two of the most popular baby names in 2016, the year that we were founded.

HPP technology requires a pH value of 4.5 or less to ensure the food is safe to eat. To achieve this, we use fruits as these contain natural acids. This is a restriction of our technology that our science-buffs in Mia & Ben HQ are working hard to resolve. Head over to ‘Our Story’ page for their latest updates.

All of the sugars in our products come from the fruits & vegetables they contain. Our HPP technology requires us to achieve a pH value of 4.5 for food safety and we achieve this by using acid-containing fruits. We are working hard on alternative options for lowering pH but continue to believe the better flavour, colour and vitamin preservation HPP technology provides makes Mia & Ben products a cut-above other baby food offerings.

Unfortunately, you can’t freeze Mia & Ben  in their packaging. They can be squeezed into lolly moulds for any cool treat or a teething helper. We do not recommend freezing the pouches to extend the shelf life.