Allergy & special diet
For information on Halal certifications please complete our 'contact us' form so that we can provide specific product advice.
All our products contain gluten from either wheat, barley or oats. Click here for a full list of our products. Oatibix biscuits and Oatibix flakes are wheat ingredient free but they contain malted barley extract and are produced on a line on which Weetabix and other wheat based flakes are made. Of course, the lines are cleaned thoroughly between production runs. If you want to enjoy the benefit of oats we recommend you discuss this fully with your GP or dietician before doing so. This is because some coeliacs, and others with wheat intolerance, may be sensitive to pure oats. In addition, all oat products can contain small quantities of other grains such as wheat and/or barley. Click here to see the Oatibix range. Visit the Coeliac UK website.
None of our products contain egg ingredients but please be aware our On The Go Breakfast Drinks are made on production lines where egg products are used. For more information about allergies and food intolerance you may like to visit the Anaphylaxis Campaign website: www.anaphylaxis.org.uk or the Allergy UK website:www.allergyuk.org.
Yes and some products are made in factories and on lines where peanuts and nuts are used. But many of our products are suitable for nut allergy sufferers. You can keep you up to date with nut status issues as things change, for example, when new products are introduced, by checking our website or contacting our Consumer Services Team, please use the enquiry form or call 0800 212457. You can view and download our nut list by clicking here now. For more information about allergies and food intolerance, you may like to visit the Anaphylaxis Campaign website: www.anaphylaxis.org.uk or the Allergy UK website: www.allergyuk.org.
Weetabix, Ready brek and Oatibix are not suitable for infants under six months, and are not produced specifically for infants or young children. The Department of Health recommends you use mashed up family foods when possible. Cow's milk is not suitable until 12 months and sugar and salt are not to be added. Ready brek Original contains no added sugar or salt. Weetabix and Oatibix are low in sugar and salt. Each Weetabix biscuit has less than 1g of sugar and only contains 0.05g of salt (1 Weetabix = approx. 19g). Each Oatibix biscuit has less than 1g of sugar and contains 0.07g of salt (1 Oatibix = approx. 24g). Your child will probably eat less than one full Weetabix or Oatibix to begin with. If given once weaning has been established, they should be mixed with the child's usual milk. If you have any questions about feeding your child, please ask your midwife, health visitor or GP. You may also like to visit the NHS website for advice on weaning your baby onto solid foods.
All our products contain either wheat, barley or oats. Click here for a full list of our products. Ready brek hot oat cereals do not contain any wheat or barley ingredients. Oatibix biscuits and Oatibix Flakes are wheat ingredient free but they contain malted barley extract and are produced on a line on which Weetabix and other wheat based flakes are made. Of course, the lines are cleaned thoroughly between production runs. If you need to avoid wheat and want to enjoy the benefit of oat based cereals we recommend you discuss this fully with your GP or dietician before doing so. This is because some coeliacs, and others with wheat intolerance, may be sensitive to pure oats. In addition, all oat products can contain small quantities of other grains such as wheat and/or barley.
Yes we use vit D2
The key to a healthy diet is balance. No one food provides all the nutrients (food components) you need for health. Therefore, by eating a variety of foods in appropriate amounts you can achieve the balance you need. Weetabix is an ideal food from a healthy eating point of view as it is low in fat, high in fibre and low in sugar. It provides an excellent breakfast and an ideal snack any time of the day, including bedtime. However, balance is the key, and you can have too much of a good thing. Weetabix is fortified with certain vitamins and minerals and if eaten to excess, then you could be taking in too much of these nutrients. We would recommend that an adult eats no more than four (4) Weetabix biscuits per day. Taking this amount will leave room for you to eat other foods and have some variety in your diet. For advice regarding children's intake, please contact your health visitor or GP.
Folic acid is important for normal cell development and healthy blood and helps with normal maternal tissue growth during pregnancy. Good sources of folate include fortified breakfast cereals, leafy green vegetables and orange juice. Click here to see a list of our products that contain Folic Acid.
Salt and sugar are added to cereals to aid cooking, texture and taste. The salt and sugar levels of our cereals are regularly monitored to make sure only the minimum amounts are used to give the maximum effect. A two biscuit serving of Weetabix contains one fiftieth of a teaspoon of salt (0.1g), 1.7% of the FSA's suggested daily salt intake. Each Weetabix contains one hundredth of a teaspoon of salt (0.05g), 0.8% of the FSA's suggested daily salt intake. A two biscuit serving of Weetabix contains less than half a teaspoon of sugar (1.7g). Each Weetabix contains less than a fifth of a teaspoon of sugar (0.9g). Ready brek Original contains no added salt or sugar.
We produce a range of breakfast cereals, bars and drinks to suit our varied customer's needs. Where we fortify products it makes a valuable contribution to our vitamin and mineral intake.
None of our cereals, bars or drinks contain this Vitamin.
The following products all contain Vitamin D2: Ready brek Original. Ready brek Chocolate. Weetabix Crispy Minis all flavours. Weetabix Protein. Weetabix Protein Chocolate. Crunchy Bran. Weetos.
Corporate & environment
You may be aware of an updated EFSA (European Food Standards agency) paper published on 28th Aug 2013. The report confirms that Mineral oils can be used as solvents in inks for printing newspapers and magazines and that newspapers can be present in recycled board. This report stated that the industry-wide issue could potentially affect any food products using recycled board containing newspaper. Whilst the board we used was considered by the UK Food standards Agency to be safe we have elected to eliminate any cause for concern whatsoever and have chosen to change our packaging. We are pleased to share with you that we have sourced new cardboard to eliminate any doubt that mineral hydrocarbons could be contained within our packaging. In addition to this, we were guided by the UK Food Standards Agency whose current advice is that there are no immediate health concerns. Weetabix takes great care to minimise any risk by ensuring the inks used to print our packaging do not contain mineral hydrocarbons and are safe for use on food packaging. Our cardboard packaging is, of course, recyclable. We do hope that you like the new packaging and understand our reason for change. We look forward to you enjoying your Weetabix for many years to come.
All our packaging now contains on-pack recycling logos to help you identify which parts you can recycle and which are not currently recycled. Our cardboard cartons are widely recycled by local councils as part of their kerbside collection schemes. These are often turned into more cardboard, although some councils compost the cartons instead. At the moment our plastic-based packaging is not recycled by many local councils. The inner bags used for most of our cereals can be recycled with shopping bags at larger retailers. We are however, working closely with a number of organisations and our suppliers to improve the recycling of these materials. You can find out more about recycling in your area by visiting recyclenow which provides useful information to help you recycle your packaging and explains how on-pack recycling logos work.
All ingredients supplied to Weetabix Ltd and all products produced by Weetabix Ltd are free of Genetically Modified (GM) material and are not derived from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as defined in the regulations on GM food and feed ((EC) 1829/2003) and the regulations on traceability and labelling of GMOs and products produced from GMOs ((EC) 1830/2003).
Please be assured that the Palm Oil we use is certified by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Palm Oil is used in three of our cereal bars; Alpen Light Chocolate & Fudge, Alpen Jaffa Cake and Strawberry & Yogurt. The Roundtable (RSPO) has developed principles and criteria for Sustainable Palm Oil production and certification is an assurance that the standard of production is sustainable, if you would like to know more please follow this link below to RSPO website. https://rspo.org/.
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We don’t have our own online outlet but many of our products are available via British goods websites such as www.britsuperstore.com.
We are sorry you have had difficulty finding our products. Here is our current product list. The following are no longer being made: Alpen Apple, Blackberry & Yogurt bars Alpen Apricot & Yogurt bars Alpen Apricot, Almond & Hazelnut Alpen Light Bars Chocolate & Orange Alpen Blackberry & Apple Alpen Cappuccino Alpen Caribbean Crunch/Tropical Alpen Groove bars Alpen High Fruit Alpen Luxury Granolas Alpen Luxury Nut Crunch Alpen Luxury Oat Flakes & Clusters Alpen Nutty Crunch Alpen Oat Flakes Pecan & Cherry Alpen Strawberry Alpen Trail Bars - Fruits & Nuts Alpen Trail Bars - Chunky Nuts Alpen Trail Bars - Big Berries Alpen Light - Citrus Fruit Bars Oatibix Bites (all flavours) Oatibix Porridge Ready brek Banana Ready brek Butter/Butterscotch Ready brek Golden Syrup Ready brek Honey Ready brek Strawberry Ready brek Toffee Seriously Oaty Porridge Weetabix Disney Pirates Weetabix Gold Weetabix Minis Strawberry Weetabix Minis Caramel & Nut Weetabix Power Force Rangers Weetabix Princess Stars Weetaflakes – Raisin, Cranberry & Apple Weetos cereal bars Weetos Honey Weetabix On The Go Breakfast Biscuits – Milk & Cereals Weetabix On The Go Breakfast Biscuits – Apple with Cinnamon Weetabix On The Go Breakfast Biscuits – Fruit & Fibre Alpen Raspberry & Apple Alpen Porridge - Blueberry, Cranberry & Nuts Alpen Porridge - Fruit & Nut Alpen Porridge - Raspberry, Apple & Raisin Alpen Porridge - Golden Syrup, Almond & Hazelnut Alpen Porridge - Maple & Pecan Gingerbread Ready brek Alpen Light Lemon Drizzle with Yogurt Oaty bars Rainbow smashems Oaty bars Strawberry crusher If you need help regarding any of other breakfast cereals and bars please complete our enquiry form and we will contact you.