Salton Baby products qualify for CANSA Smart Choice Seal
3 October 2013: CANSA approved two more products from Home of Living Brands for the CANSA Smart Choice Seal – the Salton’s Baby Bottle and Food Warmer and Salton Baby All-in-One Food Steamer and Blender. Some of these products were also donated to CANSA’s TLC Programme which provides support to all children and families affected by cancer.
Says Sue Janse van Rensburg, CANSA CEO, “Knowing that these products were specifically designed for the little ones and BPA-free, making them much safer for parents to use, they qualified for the CANSA Seal in the food preparation category.
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a harmful chemical found in a range of consumer items and is linked to serious health problems, including an increased risk for breast and prostate cancer in later life. Babies and children are especially vulnerable to BPA, so it’s important to use products that are safe and not carcinogenic (cancer-causing).” (Read more about BPA)
In October 2011, South Africa joined Canada, France, Denmark, China, Malaysia and the European Union and banned the use of BPA in baby bottles. CANSA would like to see the same for all food and beverage feeding and storage containers for small children.
The CANSA Smart Choice Seal helps consumers identify products free of carcinogens. The Seal’s eligibility is determined by CANSA standards and requirements in various categories based on local and international peer reviewed research.
“We also promote steaming as a food preparation process and using the All-In-One Food Steamer is the perfect way to introduce babies to solid food. Independent research studies have consistently shown that steaming of foods helps retain more nutrients – all needed for optimal growth and to boost a baby’s immunity,” added Janse van Rensburg.
Samantha van Jaarsveld, Category Manager: Kitchen Appliances, Home of Living Brands, adds, “The unique Salton Baby All-In-One Food Steamer and Blender means that parents can now prepare baby food with ease, right from the start while easily controlling baby diets and eliminating unhealthy additives and saturated fats. With a capacity for up to 200ml for meats and 500ml for fruit and veggies, this handy little appliance prepares a perfect, balanced meal for babies that retains all the goodness and nutrients. A nutritional booklet has been included with each Salton Baby All-In-One Food Steamer and Blender.”
She concludes, “We’re also delighted to donate some products to CANSA’s TLC Programme for use at their CANSA TLC Nicus Lodge and CANSA TLC Paediatric Oncology Ward in Polokwane. The donation affords CANSA safe appliances when preparing food for parents, caregivers and the children undergoing cancer treatment.”