What are filters?
Filters are a way of searching for products that fit into a dietary need or want. If you want to eat only organic, gluten free food- you tick the appropriate box and our lovely little search engine does the rest for you!
Where are these filters?
If you go into our online store there are a selection of ‘tick-boxes’ with the option to show only products that are organic, gluten free, dairy free... These are our filters. They help you search the online store without having to read every single ingredient (but we recommend you do just that if you have a serious allergy!).
If you come across a filter that just doesn't look right - please let us know. We try our very best but occasionally ingredients change without notice, or we just make a good old fashioned mistake.
Define these definitions!
Our online store has a range of products. This is how we apply the filters
- Food products have all filters applied where appropriate
- Non-food products do not have gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, low fat, kosher, raw, low salt and low sugar filters
- Organic, NZ made and fair trade are applied to all products where appropriate
The different types of filters
This includes all certified organic products. In New Zealand the certifiers are Biogro, Demeter, AsureQuality and Organic Farm NZ. We also support the Maori certification, Hua Parakore. We accept International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) accredited certifications.
No ingredients containing gluten. Please Note! - some of these products may have been packed on equipment that handles products containing gluten.
No ingredients containing milk. This includes goat’s milk and sheep’s milk. Some people who cannot tolerate cow’s milk are able to eat products containing sheep’s milk or goat’s milk and we have a good selection of these, but they will not show up if you apply the dairy free filter.
No ingredients sourced from animals including eggs, milk, meat and honey. Some wines are fined with egg whites or milk or fish products. We sell many vegan wines, but our wines are only available in our stores.
Food that meets with Jewish dietary law. We have one supplier, Ceres, which defines which products are kosher. Otherwise we rely on certification identified on the packaged product.
Food that is not heated above 46°C.
Contains no more than 3g of fat per 100g.
Contains no more than 5g per 100g.
Contains no more than 120mg per 100g.
The definitions for low fat, low sugar and low salt are from the Code of Practice: Nutrient Claims in Food Labels and in Advertisements, Australia and NZ Food Standards Authority, 1995