Where is GreenZoo™ Formula from?
GreenZoo™ is created, made and packed in New Zealand.
New Zealand has a very natural environment and world class food and dairy manufacturing facilities. Our Formula is made with strict guidelines and meets New Zealand & Australian Food Standards together with New Zealand's high quality and safety standards developed specifically for dairy products.
What are the best things about GreenZoo™ formula?
Formulated by a leading infant nutritionist Lynley Drummond, we use Advanced Nutritional science to ensure our formula deliver premium and safe nutrition for babies.
Here at GreenZoo™ we focus on design-led nutrition.
GreenZoo™ formula is 100% made and packed in New Zealand using pure New Zealand cow’s milk
We use only the latest technology and world class food safety techniques and processes to ensure the quality safety and nutritional advantage of our products.
- Premium Quality
- No Added Sucrose
- Added Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) & Fructo-oligosaccaharides (FOS)
- Added Iron
- Added DHA & ARA
Why should I choose GreenZoo™ over other brands, why is it so good?
New Zealand's milk products are some of the best in the world. Our cows are free range grass-fed and live in an extremely clean environment. GreenZoo™ formula is made using a combination of advanced dairy processing technologies. First of all fresh milk is carefully spray-dried to produce the base product (over 90%). The base is then very accurately blended with sensitive ingredients under strict quality control operations and packed immediately, to ensure a safe efficacious product. This process methodology offers an extremely safe and consistent milk formula and is recognised as being world class for food safety for infant nutrition.
Can any baby have GreenZoo™ milk formula?
GreenZoo™ formula is suitable for all normally healthy infants who require formula feeding. GreenZoo™ infant formula is suitable as the sole source of nutrition for your precious baby, or as a supplementary feed to support breast-feeding.
GreenZoo™ formulas are milk-based. If you baby or a family member has an allergy, you should always seek medical advice before starting formula. In New Zealand we are very careful to provide all information which may affect children with allergy’s, so you will see we have carefully labelled ingredients you may need to look out for. GreenZoo™ formula contain milk, soy and fish derived ingredients.
GreenZoo™ formula have been developed and formulated by Lynley Drummond New Zealand's most professional infant formula scientist, to endure optimal nutrition for your infant.
Is GreenZoo™ made in New Zealand?
GreenZoo™ is 100% packed and made in New Zealand.
We have a print on the bottom of every can with a REG29 which is the factory number on all our milk formula products
Where do I find the expiry date on the tin?
On the bottom of every tin you will find the Use By date clearly printed YYYY/MM/DD
Our products have a use by date of 24 months from date of manufacture.
What Type of DHA is GreenZoo Formula?
GZ formula contains DHA from an algal source (Crypthecodinium cohnii)
How long after I open a tin will it last for?
If you store correctly out of direct sunlight you should use a tin within four weeks of opening.
What is the difference between GreenZoo™ Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula?
The primary difference between our Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula is the balance of milk proteins. Both formulas have whey and casein proteins but in different proportions.
Our Infant Formula is whey dominant with around 60% whey protein and 40% casein protein. Breast milk also has around 60% whey and 40% casein. It is important that a baby who is formula fed from birth or under six months, start with a whey dominant formula like our Infant Formula.
Our Follow-on Formula is protein balanced with around 50% casein protein and 50% whey protein. We use this balance because as casein is slower to digest than whey, it may keep your baby feeling full a little longer. Follow-on Formula is suitable for babies from six months to twelve months and may be more suitable for babies who are being weaned off breast-milk, or who are starting solid foods.
Is GreenZoo™ Infant Formula suitable through to twelve months?
We have two GreenZoo™ formulas suitable for babys up to twelve months. Our Infant Formula is suitable from birth though to twelve months, although we tend to support and recommend its use for birth to six months; and our Follow-on Formula is suitable from six months to twelve months.
Both our Infant Formula and Follow-On Formula are nutritionally balanced milk formulas; made from cow’s milk, functional ingredients and essential vitamins and minerals.
Once your baby reaches six months you can change your formula to our Follow-on Formula or you can continue to use our Infant Formula. Both will provide all the nutrition requirements your baby needs however our Follow-on Formula may help keep your baby feeling fuller for longer and better complement the introduction of solid foods. It may also be more suitable for babies over six months that are new to formula.
If your baby is satisfied with our Infant Formula and is over six months it is perfectly normal and safe to continue to use this up to twelve months.
We provide the two choices because each baby is different and mums and dads are best to make the decision on what is best for their baby.
My baby is constipated, could it be your formula?
Any changes in diet can cause changes in stool movements; frequency, consistency and colour. In Australia it is a requirement that all formulas are fortified with mineral iron for healthy growth and development of babies. The added iron can cause some stools to be green in colour and may cause some temporary constipation, particularly when compared against stools from breastfed babies.
GreenZoo™ formula contain the oligosaccharides GOS and FOS which are forms of dietary fibre. These not only help to soften your babys’ stools for the prevention of constipation, but they also help to stimulate the growth of health bacteria in your babys’ digestive system to promote good digestive health and function.
Babies go through significant transitions in digestive function as they grow. Their digestive system can be affected by all sorts of things including sickness, teething, and different and new foods or drinks being introduced. All in all however, you know your little one best so if you are worried, you should seek advice from your medical practitioner.
Do you have docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) or arachidonic acid (ARA) and Lactoferrin in your formula?
Yes all GreenZoo™ formulas contain DHA and ARA as we know how important these are for rapidly developing infants. DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid) and ARA (an omega-6 fatty acid) are important in your babys’ diet to help promote brain and eye development.
GreenZoo™ formulas contain New Zealand sourced dairy derived lactoferrin. In human breast milk lactoferrin is known to be one of the important components for the protection from infection and to ensure the health of growing infants.
Where are the vitamins and minerals sourced from in GreenZoo™ formula?
Vitamins and minerals are highly specialised ingredients. There are many forms and sources, but here at GreenZoo™ we source our vitamins and minerals from the very best suppliers from around the world. We chose our vitamin and mineral business partner carefully and wisely because they have the very best expertise in the field, and uncompromised reputation. We use a large global vitamin and mineral company, which is big and reliable.
What size scoop do you use in GreenZoo™ formula?
Each GreenZoo™ formula comes with its own scoop. We have carefully designed the formula so the powder properties ensure each scoop of formula delivers just the right amount of powder for the mix. Average delivery weights of powder for each of the formulas are: 8.2g for our Infant Formula 8.8g for the Follow-On Formula, and 9.8g for the growing up milk. We use a bright green scoop so its easy to find in your tin! And we think it looks great.
How do you make GreenZoo™ formula?
GreenZoo™ formula is made using a combination of advanced dairy processing technologies. First of all fresh milk is carefully spray-dried to produce the base product (over 90%). The base is then very accurately blended with sensitive ingredients under strict quality control operations and packed immediately, to ensure a safe efficacious product. We have carefully selected all our ingredients, ensuring they have been manufactured specifically for use in infant formula. This process methodology offers an extremely safe and consistent milk formula and is recognised as being world class for food safety for infant nutrition.
GreenZoo™ Food safety?
Our manufacturing plant has a Risk Management Programme registered with the New Zealand Government's Ministry for Primary Industries and is routinely audited by an independent government authority – Asure Quality to ensure all hygiene, safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Process) protocols are being met or exceeded. Our registered factory (registration number ULI 29- Canpac International limited, Foreman road, HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND) is registered for dairy manufacture and holds all the legal requirements to make infant formula products in New Zealand, for both domestic and export markets.
Do your tins contains Bisphenol A (BPA)?
NO, our formula and growing up Milk Drink tins do not contain BPA. Our formula tins are recyclable, with a BPA-free lid.
Has GreenZoo™ any GM (genetically modified ingredients)?
All of the ingredients we use are non-GM.
GreenZoo mixing quality
Because of the manufacturing processes used to make GreenZoo™ formula the issue of sediment is reduced. Sediment can be a major issue in formula made by simply dry blending all ingredients together – as often those ingredients have not been made with infants in mind. Because of the manufacturing processes used to make GreenZoo™ formula the issue of sediment is reduced.
GreenZoo™ milk powder and lactose.
Lactose is the natural milk sugar found in high levels in human breastmilk and also the milk of other mammals such as cows. Because GreenZoo™ Infant formula complies with the GB Standards (GB 10765-2010) lactose is added as the main carbohydrate source. This is a regulatory requirement to ensure infant formula contain lactose similar to human milk and not other types of carbohydrate. If your baby is lactose intolerate then GreenZoo™ formula is not suitable for them.