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FAQs

We regulary get asked lots of different questions about our delicious food. We’ve selected the most common ones hoping that you will find the answer you’re looking for. 

General
Questions

The original Mr Organic is our very own Valerio, who comes from three generations of Italian tomato producers and still produces all of Mr Organic’s delicious tomato products on his own farm in Italy. Mr Organic has now grown to a whole team of people, and we all share Valerio’s passion for living positively and eating positively. Meet the family here.

We could talk forever about the benefits of eating organic, but to summarise – 

Its better for the planet – respecting nature and enhancing soils, organic farming creates significantly less agricultural emissions and leads the way in food sustainability  

Its better for you – fewer pesticides, fewer additives and preservatives, no GM ingredients… in short, no nasties go into organic food  

Its better for wildlife biodiversity is 50% more abundant on organic farms as land use is more nature-friendly 

and most importantly… it tastes better!  

Our
Products

We have included storage information for all tomato products within the product description.

Our tomato basics are naturally gluten free except from our Seitan Ragu Pasta Sauce, which contains gluten.  

Never! There is absolutely no palm oil in any of our products. Palm oil is responsible for ridiculous amounts of deforestation and is extremely harmful to local communities, the environment and wildlife, which is why you’ll never find us using it.

Yes! All our products are 100% plant based, so everyone can enjoy them.

We are happy to let you know that we provide several different options of tomato basics to cater to every customer. We have Naturally Sweetened Ketchup, No Added Sugar and Healthier Choice Pasta Sauces amongst our range. If you need any help, feel free to contact our team at hello@mr-organic.com to choose the best option for you! 

None of our products are transported by air – we have simply chosen the more sustainable option of rail, road and seaway.  

Of course, if more sustainable options become available in the future, we will happily review these. 

To find out more about this topic, click here

The majority of Mr Organic food is sourced from Italy, except for our tortellini, which is sourced in Germany.  

None of our tomato-based products contain any added city acid (as our tomatoes naturally contain citric acid) and we use lemon juice in our bruschetta’s.   

All our tomatoes are grown on our own organic tomato farms in Pontagia, south of Rome. 

Both our Lentil Mix and the Ancient Grain Mix can be added to boiling water and cooked right away. Always ensure that the mixes containing lentils are thoroughly cooked before consumption.

Spelt and Khorasan are both types of wheat, which are not suitable substitutes for people with coeliac disease and/or wheat allergy. 

Our baked bean recipe is a closely guarded secret! However, if you are concerned about a particular allergen please do reach out to our team and we will advise

Packaging

All our tomato tins are now produced BPA NI! We only work with BPA free tins

Most Mr Organic products are packed in Italy, and a small percentage are packed by our friends in Germany.    

We can confirm that our Organic Ketchup’s lid is made of BPA free Tinplate (tinplate ETN / EN 10203).  

Stockists

Loads! We are available in most independent health food shops across the UK, as well as most convenience stores in London. We’re also in Farmshops and Delis across the UK and can be found in Ocado, Waitrose, CO OP, Budgens, Nisa, Planet Organic, Wholefoods and Abel & Cole. 

Can’t find the answers you’re looking for? Please feel free to get in touch with us at hello@mr-organic.com and we’ll do our best to help!  

Chocolate Spreads

We do not use palm oil in any of our products.

We can happily confirm that both our Free From Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread as well as our Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal products.

We have decided to become vegan as a company in early 2017 and have since stopped producing any non-vegan items. Prior to that we used to offer a Milk Chocolate Spread, which might still be available at some stockists, but this is not produced anymore.

Both our Free From Chocolate and Hazelnut Spread and Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut Spread contain Hazelnuts and are therefore not suitable for people with Hazelnut allergies.

You can find a full list of the ingredients on the product descriptions here.

Both our Free From Chocolate and Hazelnut Spread and Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut Spread contain Hazelnuts and are therefore not suitable for people with Hazelnut allergies.

You can find a full list of the ingredients on the product descriptions here.

Oils and Vinegars

The acidity level for our olive oil is 0.6 maximum.

We are proud to let you know that all of our oils are cold-pressed by solely mechanical means.

The oil is deodorised by the stripping it of fatty acid – all by mechanical or physical processes and no chemicals are used in this deodorising process. 

We can confirm that the Olive Oil we produce is made using only Italian Olives. 

We are happy to let you know that our Rapeseed Oil is made in Italy using only Italian-grown canola seeds.

100ml of Mr Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena contains 0.02g of salt, of which 0.013g is sodium. 

Our Apple Cider Vinegars are raw, unfiltered and contain the mother – meaning that they’re unpasteurised and not heated up during the production process 

Pestos

All Mr Organic products are vegan and vegetarian, we are happy to let you know that our Pestos are suitable for vegans.

Our delicious basil pesto is created with cashew nuts.

Our Chilli & Garlic, Red Pepper and Sun-dried Tomato Pestos do not contain any nuts.

Both our Basil Pesto & Sundried Tomato Pesto does not contain onion or garlic.

Our Chilli & Garlic Pesto currently contains garlic so  is therefore not suitable for people with allium allergies.

Our Red Pepper Pesto contains onions and is therefore not suitable for people with allium allergies.

Please refer to the product description for more information. You can find these here.

Pasta Sauces

All of our pasta sauces contain onion or garlic or a combination of both and are therefore not suitable for people with allium allergies.

Most of our pasta sauces are gluten-free:

  • Healthier Choice Arrabbiata
  • Healthier Choice Basilico
  • Healthier Choice Bolognese
  • Heathier Choice Mediterranea
  • No-Added Sugar Olives & Capers
  • No-Added Sugar Roasted Garlic
  • Soya Ragu
  • Tofu Ragu
  • Cherry Tomato
  • Creamy Lasagne
  • Creamy Parmigiana

 

Our Seitan Ragu is the only pasta sauce containing gluten, as Seitan is made from Vital Wheat Gluten. Our production completes all necessary precautions to avoid cross-contamination.

Our Healthier Choice range (Arrabbiata, Basilico, Bolognese & Mediterranea) does not contain added sugar and is low in salt.

For more information regarding ingredients, please check the product descriptions here.

Egg Free Mayo

We can happily confirm that all our Mayos do not contain any animal products and are therefore suitable for vegans.

If you would like to have a look at the ingredients, please visit the product page.

Our classic mayo does not contain any onions or garlic.

However our garlic mayo contains garlic and is therefore not suitable for people with allium allergies.

Dried Mixes

Both our Lentil Mix and the Ancient Grain Mix can be added to boiling water and cooked right away. For our Country Mix, 5 Beans Mix and Spelt Mix we recommend soaking over night.

Ensure that the mixes containing lentils are thoroughly cooked before consumption. Like many nuts, seeds and grains dried lentils contain phytic acid, which binds minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron, rendering them unavailable for absorption into the body. Undercooked lentils are hard to digest and may cause gastric distress.

Spelt and Khorasan are both types of wheat, which are not suitable substitutes for people with coeliac disease and/or wheat allergy.

Therefore only the 5 Beans Mix  is suitable for coeliacs.

Tinned Beans & Pulses

All of our tins are now produced BPA free!

Instead of BPA we are now using Varnished BPA-NI lining. After carefully researching the market, we had found that this was the best alternative offered to replace the BPA.

Since the market is constantly developing, once an improvement from what we are currently using to line our tins is introduced – we will be moving forward, too.

Our baked bean recipe is a closely guarded secret! However, if you’re concerned about a particular ingredient please do contact our customer service team and we will advice you 

Pasta

All our pastas are made from durum wheat and are therefore not suitable for coeliacs.

Our current pasta packaging is not yet recyclable in the UK. Whilst the material in itself would be recyclable, no British recycling company currently recycles it as it’s not profitable for them. There are current initiatives, such as Terracycle that are able to recycle the material, but it’s not as accessible as the council recycling yet. Have a look here if you’d like to find out more: https://www.terracycle.co.uk/en-GB

We are however proud to announce that we also offset our carbon footprint by donating to a tree plantation scheme through our pasta sales.

As soon as our production base is able to offer a packaging material that is widely recyclable in the UK, we will of course be switching to that in the future.

Rices

Our rices are grown in the following locations:

Carnaroli: Italy

Basmati: Pakistan

Indica: India

Venere: Italy

None of our rices contain arsenic

Stir-In Sauces

In early 2017 Mr Organic has made the decision to go vegan. Our Stir-In Sauces are therefore suitable for vegans and vegetarians and do not contain any animal derivatives.

Yes, all of our Stir-In Sauces are gluten free.

All of our Stir-In Sauces contain onions or garlic or both and are therefore not suitable for people with allium allergies.

GET IN TOUCH

If you would like to know more about Mr. Organic or our range of products, please get in touch using our contact form and we will be happy to help

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