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Icons relating to food items and skincare items

Includes ingested items and items that are intended for direct application to the skin.

For example: Food, drink, supplements, oral care, skincare, hair care & bodycare. 

Certified Organic

Certified Organic by a third party certification body in Australia or overseas.  Certification also confirms non-GMO status.

Organic Ingredients

Contains organic ingredients but not 100% organic, or is stated organic by the manufacturer but does not hold independent certification.

Natural

A product made from naturally grown ingredients generally free from preservatives and artificial additives.

Vegan

Suitable for Vegans.  Does not contain animal based products. This includes dairy and bee products such as honey and beeswax.

 

Based on our own assessment. Where it is clear that no animal products are listed in the ingredients, we can use this rating.

Vegetarian

Suitable for Vegetarians.  Does not contain animal meat.  May contain products produced by animals such as eggs, milk or honey.

Raw

Manufacturer states the product has not been cooked or heated over 43 degrees Celsius. This rating is also used when the manufacturer states “Cold Pressed”

Paleo

Suitable for someone following a Paleo diet.

There is no clear and agreed upon definition of a Paleo Diet. LBN uses the following exclusions that seem to be widely agreed as non-Paleo. Where it is ambiguous and opinion differs, we have allowed it:

  • Legumes – All kinds of beans such as black beans, garbanzo beans, mung beans, string beans, lima beans, black-eyed peas, chickpeas, lentils, peanuts and soy beans.
  • Dairy Products – All dairy products.
  • Cereals and Grains – All cereal and grains including barley, corn, millet, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, wheat and wild rice.
  • Soft Drinks and Fruit Juices – All types of sugary soft drinks and all types of fruit juices canned, bottled, and fresh fruit juices.
  • White Potatoes – Starchy Potatoes have been excluded, however we have permitted sweet potatoes and other root vegetables including beetroot and parsnip.
  • Sweets – Processed and cane sugar is excluded. Raw honey, maple syrup, coconut nectar, and agave have been permitted.
  • Oils derived from grain, beans, and legume. Specifically excluded are corn oil, peanut oil, soybean oil, rice bran oil, wheat germ oil and “vegetable oil” where the source cannot be identified.
Note:  Grain Like Seeds (Not Activated) – Grain like seeds including buckwheat, amaranth, and quinoa are not strictly paleo due to levels of phytic acid. Many Paleo followers allow them in moderation and activation or sprouting may reduce the levels of phytic acid. Some foods labeled Paleo by the manufacturer include sprouted or activated grain like seeds. For this reason we have allowed them under the classification of Paleo.

Activated

Has undergone an activation process to help release nutrients for easier absorption and processing by the body.  This generally involves soaking the item and then dehydrating it.

Sugar Free

Stated Sugar Free by the manufacturer OR listed ingredients show sugar content to be 0g

Low GI

Low Glycemic Index. Statement by the manufacturer.

Nut Free

The listed ingredients do not include nuts or nut-derived products. This is not an indication that the manufacturer has stated that the product is nut free.

 

Gluten Free

The listed ingredients do not include items that are derived from wheat, rye, barley, oats that may include gluten. This is not an indication that the manufacturer has stated that the product is gluten free.

Soy Free

The listed ingredients do not include soy or soy derived products. This is not an indication that the manufacturer has stated that the product is soy free.

Dairy Free

The listed ingredients do not include dairy or dairy-derived products. This is not an indication that the manufacturer has stated that the product is dairy free.

 

Non GMO

Statement from the manufacturer that the product does not come from genetically altered sources.

Fair Trade

Certified Fair Trade.

EcoFriendly Packaging

The packaging on this product is designed to reduce environmental impact through recycling or compost.

Halal

Product is considered permissible for Muslims to eat or drink under Islamic law. Either by manufacturer’s statement, or that the listed ingredients do not contain animal products or intoxicants.

Kosher

Product is considered permissible for practitioners of Judaism to eat or drink under the requirements of Jewish law. Either by manufacturer’s statement, or that the listed ingredients do not contain animal products.

 

Icons for other items 

Includes all non-food items and items not intended for direct application to the skin.

For example: Clothing, containers, appliances, cleaning products, homewares etc.

Certified Organic

All components of this product are Certified Organic by a third party certification body in Australia or overseas.  Certification also confirms non-GMO status.

Organic Materials

A product that contains certified organic materials where such materials are an option, Or is stated organic by the manufacturer but does not hold independent certification

Natural

Product is chiefly made from nature-based materials rather than man made materials.

Vegan

The product and it’s manufacturing process does not involve animal products, or animal cruelty.

Vegetarian

The product and it’s manufacturing process may include animal products such as dairy, eggs, or honey.

EcoFriendly Packaging

The packaging on this product is designed to reduce environmental impact through recycling or compost.

Recyclable Material

Product can be recycled, as per most recycling schemes that are currently operating in Australia.

Biodegradable

Product is primarily made of organic materials that decompose.

Recycled Material

Product is primarily made of recycled materials.

Renewable Material

Product is primarily made of plant-based materials that are sustainably harvested.

Hypoallergenic

Product advertises itself as being free of common allergens.

BPA Free

Product advertises itself as being free of Bisphenol A, a synthetic compound found in some plastics that can leech into contents and has been linked to health issues.