Yes. We proudly make and package all our products right here in Melbourne, Australia.
To make our delicious products, we source the best quality, most wholesome ingredients that we can. It’s always our preference to use Australian ingredients, as local as possible, but sometimes we do need to go further afield to find what we need.
An allergen is something known to cause an allergic reaction in some people. When food allergens are eaten (or in severe cases, even just touched), the body’s immune system thinks that the substance is harmful and goes into defence mode to try to eliminate it. Symptoms can range from mild itching and wheezing to acute anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening. Some of the most common food allergies are to cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts, fish and shellfish, soy and wheat. We clearly state potential allergens on our packaging, on the back under the list of ingredients.
People who have coeliac disease and gluten intolerances must follow a strict gluten free diet. Gluten is found in wheat, rye and barley.
We are proud to say that all of our products are free of genetically modified ingredients.
We share the same equipment to make a number of different products. To minimise the risk of cross-contamination, we are committed to thorough cleaning and washing-down of all equipment each time we make something different. But because different people’s allergy sensitivities vary, it’s important that they have all the facts when deciding whether they can eat something or not.
At Kez’s, our passion to create is driven by sharing with everyone and the belief that nobody should miss out on good food. We are committed to inclusiveness and respecting everyone’s differences. For many years we’ve made sure that the majority of our products are certified Halal and Kosher.
We supply products to a broad range of customers, including on board domestic and international airlines, and export markets that require both Kosher and Halal certification. So, it’s a necessary part of meeting our overall labelling and certification requirements, and it helps us sell more proudly Australian-made and owned products around the world.
The Health Star Rating is an Australian Government initiative. It is a front-of-pack labelling system that rates the overall nutritional profile of packaged food and assigns it a rating from ½ a star to 5 stars. It provides a quick, easy, standard way to compare similar packaged foods. The more stars, the healthier the choice.
More info: healthstarrating.gov.au
We don’t add any additives to our products, however, some are present in some of ingredients we use.
492 (sorbitan tristearate) and 471 (mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids) are emulsifiers that help blend oil and water and ensure that they don’t separate.
202 (potassium sorbate) is an anti-microbial preservative that helps keep food fresh.
220 (sulphur dioxide) is a preservative and antioxidant that helps keep food fresh and maintain its colour.
322 (lecithin) is an antioxidant, preventing food from spoiling, and an emulsifier, helping blend oil and water and ensures that they don’t separate.
330 (citric acid) regulates acidity and helps increase the effectiveness of antioxidants, helping keep food fresh.
476 (polyglycerol polyricinoleate) is an emulsifier and stabiliser that helps blend oil and water and ensures that they don’t separate.
450 (potassium and sodium diphosphates) and 500 (sodium bicarbonate) are mineral salts that act as raising agents.
We suggest that you store our products away from direct sunlight. Once the packet is opened, keep what’s left in a dry, airtight container. If the product you have is individually wrapped there’s no need to store it in an airtight container.
Yes, the trays can be placed in your recycle bin for kerbside recycling at home and the wrapper can be soft plastics recycle at your local soft plastics recycle centre, there is usually a collection bin outside your local supermarket.
With the growing trend into Veganism we have developed a range of products that are Vegan. From the delicious Brownie Bars to a delectable biscuit range we are working hard to make sure no one misses out!
A plant based lifestyle is just that, it’s a lifestyle and not a strict diet. The lifestyle favours fresh and whole foods and tries to avoid a large amount of overly processed and animal derived ingredients. Essentially, what this looks like is eating predominately foods that come from plants; fruit and veggies, nuts, seeds and whole grains. You’ll find these in abundance at your local farmers market, or the fresh foods section of the supermarket. Because a plant based lifestyle focuses on increasing your intake of plants, it differs from a vegan or vegetarian diet. Advocates for this lifestyle don’t necessarily entirely cut out animal and processed products (but this is ok too!), they simply eat less and make more conscious decisions.
Plant protein a source of protein which is from plants. Some plants that are high in protein are; Lentils, Chickpeas, Hemp Seeds, Tofu, Soya, Tree Nuts, Quinoa, Tempeh, Black Beans, Peanuts.
Plant proteins are highly nutritious and allow Vegans and Vegetarians to get the required amount of protein they need on a plant based diet.
Refined sugar is essentially sugar that has been processed through a refining process, stripping the colour and any residual molasses along with depleting any of its naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. It leaves a pure refined carbohydrate which the body cannot easily use.
Unrefined Sugar is still processed from cane sugar, where the cane is shredded, mixed with water, and crushed between rollers to extract the juice. The juice is boiled and evaporated to form sugar crystals. In this state, the cane crystals are referred to as raw sugar or unprocessed sugar. Unrefined sugars provide more nutrients for our body.
FODMAPs or Fermentable, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyols are short chain carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine and are prone to absorb water and ferment in the colon.
A low FODMAP diet is now used as the most effective way to manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
All Natural means the ingredients used in our products are all from nature and not artificial or synthetic.