Gerber Expands Kosher Baby Food Offerings, Launches Kosher 2nd Foods Fruit and Vegetable Puree

April 20, 2009

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – Gerber Products, a part of Nestlé Nutrition, is introducing a line of purees that are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU), a highly recognized and valued symbol of kosher certification.

These new purees products, available in ten of Gerber’s most popular flavors, provide a kosher option for parents who want to feed their babies with the most trusted brand in baby food. Product details include:

 Flavor Varieties: Ten great tasting flavors certified by the Orthodox Union (OU): Applesauce, Pears, Bananas, Apple Strawberry Banana, Apple Blueberry, Sweet Potato, Carrots, Squash, Green Beans and Peas.

 Nutritional Profile: Made with 100 percent natural fruit and vegetable puree and no added sugar, salt, starch, artificial colors or flavors. Many of these products provide an excellent source of Vitamin A or C.

 Product Availability: Available nationwide this Spring, and packaged in Gerber’s classic 4 oz glass jars.

“These purees are the latest Gerber products to carry the OU symbol, joining select infant cereals, juices and Graduates snacks,” said Cathy Abramski, Senior Marketing Manager for Nestlé Nutrition. “We are committed to helping parents make good nutritional choices for their children. One of the best ways we can do this is by offering them a variety of options for each stage of their children’s development from infancy through preschool.”

“We are proud to partner with Gerber on their new line of kosher purees. These new varieties expand the range of kosher products for parents who want to provide their babies with nutritious, certified kosher food,” said Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, Vice President of Communications and Marketing for the Orthodox Union Kosher Division.

Delivering the high level of quality that consumers expect from Gerber, the new line of certified kosher purees provide the nutrition that growing infants’ need, while introducing them to new tastes as they grow and develop.

About Gerber

Gerber Products Company officially joined the Nestlé Nutrition Family – part of Nestlé S.A. – on September 1, 2007. Combining resources, Nestlé and Gerber are leveraging research and expertise to become the leaders in early childhood nutrition. With headquarters in Florham Park, N.J., Gerber is a worldwide provider of more than 200 food products from cereals to GERBER® 1st FOODS® purees to GRADUATES® meals and snacks; the Gerber product line covers each phase of early childhood development with diverse flavors and textures.

Since its founding in 1928, Gerber has been committed to helping parents raise happy, healthy babies through extensive research aimed at understanding and improving infant and toddler nutrition and feeding. In 2002, the Company launched the Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ initiative, providing stage-by-stage information, tips, tools and advice for parents and their children 0-48 months. By laying a foundation of good nutrition and establishing good eating behaviors early, parents can help their children prevent later life health problems like obesity and related diseases.

Over the last six years, Gerber’s Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ initiative has delivered groundbreaking research, science-based advice and practical feeding guidelines for parents to adopt. For more information about Gerber, please visit http://www.StartHealthyStayHealthy.com or contact the Start Healthy Stay Healthy Resource Center (U.S. only) at 1-800-4-GERBER.

About Nestlé Nutrition

Nestlé Nutrition, part of Nestlé S.A., the world’s largest food company, is dedicated to infant, healthcare and performance nutrition and weight management. For consumer information about Nestlé Infant Nutrition products in the U.S. as well as expert advice on pregnancy, infant care and nutrition, visit http://www.StartHealthyStayHealthy.comwell as expert advice on pregnancy, infant care and nutrition, visit http://www.StartHealthyStayHealthy.com.

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The Orthodox Union, now in its second century of service to the Jewish community of North America and beyond, represents the fastest growing segment in Jewish life. The OU is a world leader in community and synagogue services, adult education, youth work through NCSY, political action through the IPA (Institute of Public Affairs), and advocacy for persons with disabilities through Yachad and Our Way. Its kosher certification label, the OU, is the world’s most recognized kosher symbol and can be found on over 400,000 products manufactured in 80 countries around the globe.


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