The answers to the most popular questions we get asked by parents, all under one roof
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.
If you’re in the UK, you can order Mia & Ben pouches on Ocado.
In Ireland, Mia & Ben pouches are available in the following Dunnes stores:
Sleaty Road, Carlow
Church Road, Cavan
Bandon Road, Bishopstown, Cork
Douglas Court, Cork
Market Square, Mallow
Forte Shopping Centre, Letterkenny
Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street
Swan Centre, Rathmines
Swords Pavilions, Swords
Edward Square, Galway
North Circular Road, Tralee
Manor Mills, Maynooth
Kyle Shopping Centre, Portlaoise
Childers Road, Limerick
New Jetland, Limerick
Colpes Cross, Drogheda
Ard Easmuinn Road, Dundalk
The Marshes, Dundalk
Bridge Centre, Tullamore
New Davis Road
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.
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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.