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Can Babies Eat Sausages? - Netmums


Last modified on Wednesday 7 April 2021

Find out whether it's safe to give your baby sausages. Plus, get tips on how to safely cut sausages for children if you choose to serve them, as well as other protein foods that are suitable for your baby.

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The official advice on when babies can eat sausages

The NHS advises against giving babies sausages because of their high salt content, as too much salt isn't good for babies' kidneys.

As well as advising against sausages due to their saltiness, the NHS also includes other salty foods like bacon, chips with extra salt, crackers, crisps, ready meals, takeaways, gravy, and meals made with stock cubes as those to be avoided for babies. Plus, it's important to remember that babies don't need any salt adding to their food either.

If you do choose to give your baby sausages, the NHS also lists sausages as a choking hazard for babies, and advises that you make sure to peel the skin off sausages before offering them to your baby, in order to lower the risk of choking.

It's also important to ensure that you slice sausages into the correct shape in order to avoid choking when serving sausages to babies and young children. It's advised that you make sure to slice sausages lengthways, so that their shape poses a lesser risking of choking.

How to safely prepare sausages

Sausages are one of the main foods which pose a choking hazard for children, not just due to their skin, but also due to their shape. Hotdog sausages are particularly hazardous due to their smooth, cylindrical shape.

If you are serving sausages to your child, it's important to make sure you slice them correctly to reduce the risk of choking.

It's advised that you slice sausages lengthways, so that their shape poses a lower risk of choking, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). They say that the ideal shape is 'short thin strips'.

The US advice also states that no child under the age of four should eat a hotdog sausage unless it has been cut up, and that kids over the age of four may still need their food cutting up.

There's no harm in slicing hotdog sausages lengthways for older kids too – and the same goes for any kind of sausages. Plus, it's always important to teach kids of all ages to take small bites and to chew what’s in their mouth.

You can use these images as a guide for the wrong and right way to slice sausages:

The wrong way to slice sausages for kids

Sausages sliced lengthways and correctly (be sure to remove the skin, too). For younger children you should slice them smaller still.

What can babies eat instead of sausages?

While the NHS advises against offering sausages to babies, there are plenty of other protein packed foods and meats that are recommended for your child to eat from six months onwards.

It's safest to wait until around six months before giving your baby any solid food, because younger babies may not be able to sit up and swallow well.

At six months, your baby should be able to eat a variety of foods, including a range of protein foods and meats – and ensuring they get used to different flavours and textures can help to stop them becoming fussy eaters when they get older.

The different kinds of meat recommended for babies by the NHS include:

  • chicken
  • turkey
  • beef
  • lamb
  • pork

The NHS also recommends a range of other protein foods for babies, including:

  • fish (with no bones)
  • egg
  • lentils
  • beans
  • tofu
  • pulses, such as chickpeas

These protein foods are suitable to be mashed or blended into a puree, or offered to your baby as finger food.

How to safely cook meat for your baby

The NHS warns that your baby is more vulnerable to the bacteria that can cause food poisoning. As such, if you choose to offer sausages or another kind of meat to your baby, it's important you think of safety and hygiene when preparing and cooking meat for their meals.

The NHS recommends:

  • Always wash your hands before and after handling any raw meat.
  • Store raw meat in clean, covered containers at the bottom of the fridge to prevent any drips falling onto other foods.
  • Cook all food thoroughly and cool it until lukewarm before giving it to your child.
  • Don't save meals your child has half-eaten. Instead, they need to be thrown away as they can be a breeding ground for bacteria.
  • Cool food as quickly as possible, ideally within one or two hours, and put in the fridge or freezer. Food that you've put in the fridge should be eaten within two days.

Health benefits of meat and protein foods for babies

Even if you don't offer your baby sausages until they are older, they will be able to get lots of important vitamins and minerals from different kinds of meat, such as chicken, turkey, beef, lamb and pork, and other protein foods like eggs and beans.

These meats and protein foods are a good source of:

  • iron (for combatting anaemia and low energy) – in meat, beans and chickpeas
  • zinc (for strengthening the immune system) – in meat
  • vitamin B12 (for making red blood cells and releasing energy from food) – in meat, fish and eggs
  • vitamin B3 (niacin – for releasing energy from foods and healthy skin and nervous system) – in meat and fish
  • pantothenic acid (for helping the body to release energy from food) – in chicken, beef and eggs
  • vitamin B6 (pyridoxine – for using and storing energy from foods and forming haemoglobin) – in pork, poultry and some fish
  • vitamin A (for a healthy immune system, skin and vision) – in eggs
  • vitamin B2 (riboflavin – for healthy skin, eyes and nervous system) – in eggs
  • vitamin D (for healthy bones, teeth and muscles) – in red meat
  • folate (for healthy red blood cells and avoiding anaemia) – in chickpeas and kidney beans

Could my baby be allergic to sausages?

It's often a good idea to wait three to five days between introducing any new foods to your baby. This way, you can catch any reactions to new foods, and you'll be able to more easily identify which food was the cause.

Signs of allergies in babies

According to the NHS, the symptoms of an allergy to look out for include:

  • diarrhoea or vomiting
  • a cough
  • wheezing and shortness of breath
  • itchy throat and tongue
  • itchy skin or rash
  • swollen lips and throat
  • runny or blocked nose
  • sore, red and itchy eyes

If you think your baby may have an allergy, speak to your health visitor or GP. If the reaction is mild, don't cut important foods out of your baby's diet until you've received medical advice, as your baby could miss out on valuable nutrients.

However, if allergies, asthma or eczema run in your family, your child may be more likely to develop an allergy, so you might want to talk to your GP or health visitor for advice before weaning your baby.

Meat isn't considered to be among the main foods that can trigger an allergic reaction. However, because sausages are ready-made foods, they can often contain other ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. The main food and drink allergens to be aware of, according to the NHS, are:

  • cows' milk
  • eggs
  • foods that contain gluten, including wheat, barley and rye
  • nuts and peanuts (serve them crushed or ground)
  • seeds (serve them crushed or ground)
  • soya
  • shellfish (don't serve raw or lightly cooked)
  • fish

If you do choose to give your baby sausages, check the label carefully for potential allergens (they'll be listed in bold on the ingredients list).

Baby recipes with meat

These meat recipes are suitable for babies:

  • Chicken puree for babies
  • Weaning chicken casserole
  • Weaning fruity lamb
  • Baby beef stew
  • Braised beef with sweet potato
  • Weaning lamb hotpot

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Cocktail sausages are a type of processed meat that is made from a mixture of pork, beef, or poultry. They are typically seasoned with salt, pepper, and other spices, and then smoked or cooked. Cocktail sausages are often served as hors d’oeuvres, and they can be found in the deli section of most grocery stores. So, can babies eat cocktail sausages? While processed meats are not generally recommended for young children, there is no evidence to suggest that cocktail sausages are any more harmful than other types of processed meats. If you do choose to give your baby cocktail sausages, be sure to introduce them slowly and watch for any signs of allergic reaction.

Sausages are one of the most common foods that can cause choking problems in children. Sausages are not recommended for babies due to their high salt content, according to the NHS. Too much salt can harm an infant’s kidneys. If you choose to serve them to your baby, make sure to slice them correctly. Unless it has been properly prepared, it is not recommended that children under the age of four eat a hotdog sausage. Older children may also enjoy the shorter ways to slice hotdog sausages. It is best to give your baby solid food around six months of age.

If you intend to introduce new foods to your baby, you should wait three to five days before doing so. If allergies, asthma, or eczema are in the family, your child is more likely to develop an allergy. According to the NHS, the most common food and drink allergens are meat, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, dairy-free yoghurt, and ready-made sausages.

Limit salt intake when feeding a baby because babies’ kidneys are not fully developed and cannot handle it. Avoid salty foods like bacon or sausages, as these are more likely to cause severe health problems. Sugary foods should not be added to any food or drink. It is also a sugar and should not be given to babies under the age of one.

I don’t recommend any processed meats like bacon, ham, hot dogs, or sausages (unless homemade), as they are high in sodium and nitrites/nitrates, which are linked to cancer.

If you serve sausages to your child, you should make sure they are properly sliced to reduce the risk of choking. It is recommended that you slice sausages lengthways to reduce the risk of choking, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Some salty foods, such as bacon sausages, should be avoided.

Can Baby Eat Cocktail Sausages?

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Pork sausages are an excellent choice for babies who are 12 months old or older. Sausage is high in sodium and nitrates, neither of which is good for your baby (or you), so if you serve it once in a while (but not frequently), stop doing so.

What are the risks of eating cocktail sausages? There were 92.3K discussions. There is a risk of listeria with cold meats, but this is extremely rare and the chances of catching it from food that has been sitting out for a long time are higher. In Australia, we boil our red sausages to make them safe (we only need to use red sausages), and any other cold meats we purchase from a pack must be heated through. The only time that Listeria is a problem is if your food or meat has been sitting out for two hours or more.

Sausages made with water, wheat flour, and hydrolysed vegetable protein should be avoided by consumers, according to the Food Standards Agency. The FSA advises people to cut sausages lengthwise and into small pieces to reduce their chances of choking hazards for young children. Sausages are a popular food among many people, and they are a staple of many menus. Sausage products, on the other hand, can pose a choking risk to young children if they are consumed in large pieces. To reduce choking risks, cut sausages lengthwise and into small pieces.

Can You Give A Baby Sausages?

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There’s no definitive answer to this question since it depends on the baby’s age, health, and dietary restrictions. Some parents might choose to give their baby sausages while others might not – it’s ultimately up to the parents to decide what’s best for their child. If you’re unsure, it’s always best to consult with a pediatrician before giving your baby any new foods.

There are foods that should not be served to children under the age of two unless you take certain precautions to keep your child safe. A sausage can cause choking, so you don’t want to just slap one on your child’s plate and hope for the best. Sausage, like any type of meat, is prone to health risks if left out of the oven for an extended period of time. After the sausage is cooked, you can serve it plain with toast and eggs, or you can use it in pasta, gravy, or soup. If your child has an allergic reaction, you will not know whether he ate sausage with other foods he has not yet tried. Because of its high fat, calories, and salt content, sausage should not be consumed at every meal.

Sausages are a great source of protein and healthy fats. These foods are also convenient for babies because they are easy to digest and provide a significant amount of nutrition. If you want your baby to eat a healthy diet, limit the amount of processed meat he or she consumes, because small amounts are fine as part of a balanced diet.

Why Can’t Babies Have Sausage?

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There are a few reasons why babies can’t have sausage. First, sausage is made from ground meat, and babies’ digestive systems are not yet developed enough to handle ground meat. Second, sausage is often seasoned with spices and other flavorings that can be too strong for a baby’s delicate palate. Finally, sausage is usually cooked at a high temperature, which can destroy some of the nutrients that babies need.

You must ensure that the meat you serve to your children is safe in order to serve it to them. As a parent, you should be feeding your child puréed or soft, gummable meat (such as meatballs or logs made from ground meat) as a food for babies as soon as possible because chunks of meat can pose a choking hazard. If your child is older, cut meat into bite-size pieces for them to eat. Sausage is not a healthy food for babies (or adults), but it is critical to be aware of all of the different meats on the market in order to provide the best possible feeding for your baby.

Baby Consumes Sausage

A baby consuming a sausage would be an adorable and amusing sight. The baby would most likely make a mess while eating it, but it would be a very cute mess. The baby would probably get sausage all over their face and clothes, and it would be very funny.

Sausages, like hot dogs, are high in sodium and nitrates, so you should only give them to children a few times a week. Sausages can be made from a variety of meats, including beef, chicken, hog, turkey, or any combination of these meats. Even though pork sausage is not recommended to be consumed in large quantities, it can help to supplement a child’s diet. Mechanically separating chicken, hog, and beef ensures that Vienna sausage is as delicious as it can be. Then, after it has been poached and smoked, it is packaged into a casing and formed into a link. If you want a healthy sausage roll for your child, turkey sausage is a good choice. The NHS recommends removing the skin from sausages before feeding them to children.

There are many recommendations on how to chop or prepare specific foods that are tailored to specific audiences. If a baby or young toddler is not properly cared for, they can suffocate on a liquid, puree, or meal. It is acceptable to feed meat or poultry to your baby when he is six months old. In general, you should start with soft, cooked poultry like chicken, if you’d prefer (NHS 2018b). Children should eat sausages if they are cut into small, lengthwise pieces. Tuna is an excellent source of nutrients because it is high in nutrients required by the body to grow and maintain itself. Tuna may be associated with certain health issues in some cases, particularly for expectant mothers and young children. Hot dogs, nuts, seeds, sweets, popcorn, hard, raw fruits and vegetables, grapes, and peanut butter are all prohibited.

Sausages in school meals: a ban cannot be allowed

June 10, 2021

From January 1, 2021, children in kindergartens and schools are fed according to SanPiN 2.3/2.4.3590-20. From the previous SanPiN, the current one differs in a number of important details. Clause 1.1 of this document obliges catering organizations, which include canteens of children's educational institutions, to be guided by the principles of healthy eating.

We bring to your attention the article of the RIPI expert Tatyana Eremenko dedicated to the use of sausages in children's nutrition.

  • What is a healthy diet?
  • "Sausage" question. For and against
  • Why is it possible for some and forbidden for others
  • Distinguishing "children's" GOST for sausages
  • Status of "sausages" in regulations
  • Meat or sausage?
  • RIPI position on this issue

What is a healthy diet?

This is a fairly broad concept without an unambiguous definition. WHO, speaking about healthy eating, emphasizes the importance of following the following basic principles:

Leaflet of Rospotrebnadzor
on healthy eating

  • energy balance, in other words, no need to overeat
  • control of saturated fat intake
  • minimizing consumption of industrial trans fats
  • reduction of daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total calories, respectively, reduction of salt to less than 5 g

Rospotrebnadzor has compiled a useful memo on healthy eating for schoolchildren. In addition to the above, it includes a reduction in the amount of confectionery and sausages consumed, and also emphasizes the importance of observing a diet, personal hygiene rules and preferring dietary food processing methods that exclude frying. nine0003

Thus, a healthy diet is a diet balanced in terms of macro-, micro-nutrients and energy, made up mostly of whole, varied foods, the cooking of which does not include frying. But you need to understand that the basis of any baby food is the quality and safety of products.

So, the principle of a healthy diet is laid down. Now let's see what has changed in SanPiN and can food in kindergartens and schools be considered healthy now? nine0003

Food list for children was recommended, became mandatory

Both SanPiNs provide daily food packages for children of different ages. In the previous document, the list of products for preparing meals for children was recommended, now it has become mandatory. Comparison of both lists of products for children from 7 to 11 years old showed:

  • the norm for sugar decreased by 25%
  • the norm for salt decreased by 40%. And now salt must be iodized, which fully complies with WHO recommendations
  • offal appeared (liver, tongue, heart)
  • sausages were not included in the mandatory list of products for children of different ages in organized groups. They remained only in the list of products for orphans

"Sausage" question. Pros and cons

The exclusion of sausages from the children's menu caused a particularly heated discussion among experts at various venues.

For children there is a special "children's" GOST for sausages - GOST 31498-2012

One of the last events where the "sausage" topic was raised was held on May 11 at the Federal Scientific Center for Food Systems. V.M. Gorbatov RAS. At a meeting of the Working Group of the Expert Council under the State Duma Committee on Education and Science, industry experts reminded representatives of Rospotrebnadzor about GOST 31498-2012 for children's sausages. According to him, such products can be children, starting from 3 years. They are healthy and tasty, meet all the criteria of quality and safety. Sausages produced in accordance with this GOST are classified as specialized baby food, which means they should not fall under the "sausage" ban and therefore can be included in the mandatory list of products for the children's menu. nine0003

"Sausage" disputes continued on the site of the "Public News Service". The opinion "against" sausages, as a low-quality protein-fat mass, was expressed and substantiated by the coordinator of the federal project "For Honest Products!" Alexander Brazhko. His position was criticized by Dmitry Gordeev, press secretary of the Federal State Budget Scientific Institution of the Federal Scientific Center for Food Systems. V.M. Gorbatov. He continued to argue the position of the "food industry" about the benefits of sausages according to the "children's" GOST as a specialized baby food. And he reminded that this is not about replacing other meat dishes with sausages, but about using them in addition to them no more than once a week. nine0003

Daria Burlakova, a journalist dealing with children's nutrition, supported Alexander Brazhko in her telegram "Facts without censorship":

"... this is the reality of school meals. And now a whole discussion is unfolding around sausages. There are experts who say that sausages for children are balanced, enriched with iodine, calcium and vitamins! At the same time, for greater persuasiveness, these experts are not only trying to challenge the right of direct consumers - parents and children - to choose what they eat, but they also try to denigrate those who defend the rights of consumers that they are gaining "political points".0003

Why is it possible for some, but not for others?

The ban on sausage products does not apply to all children. The exception was orphans and children left without parental care. Why did the RPN make such a decision?

The answer to this question was given on April 8 this year at the All-Russian seminar-meeting on ensuring the safety and quality of food for students in educational institutions. Here is what Yanovskaya Galina Vladislavovna, head of the department for organizing supervision of the hygiene of children and adolescents on the RPN, said:

"For orphans, they (sausages) are allowed and not prohibited. And for children in organized groups, when catering, these products are excluded. Because these rules (adopted by SanPiN) are aimed, like our national project "Demography", at the organization healthy eating. But these sausages do not belong to a healthy diet. And we are reducing salt, sugar, confectionery and sausage products. And if at home a mother can give a child sausage, sausages, etc., then orphans will not receive this, but they need to be socialized and shown what kind of food they have. The fact that we have these sausages registered for baby food also belongs to this healthy diet. Yes, they are. But if we are in the main diet, hot meals, give and show that it's good, it's safe, etc., then children develop stereotypes.When, after graduating from school, he goes into an independent life, he will get used to it being normal and good. It is for adults, it is somewhat different from what we have for children. Therefore, we have made such exceptions."

In other words , Galina Vladislavovna said the following:

  1. Sausage products do not belong to a healthy diet
  2. "Children's" sausages belong to a healthy diet
  3. It is impossible to give "children's" sausages to children, so as not to create a stereotype that all sausages are normal and good.
  4. Orphans should be given sausages, this will help them to better socialize in society.

Let's leave this opinion of the representative of Rospotrebnadzor without comment and try to figure it out further. nine0003

Difference of "children's" GOST for sausages

The main differences of sausages (sausages, frankfurters, sausages) produced in accordance with GOST 31498-2012 "Cooked sausages for baby food. Specifications" from other "non-children's" in the following:

  • Children's products use better quality raw materials than adult products.
  • Higher nutritional value in terms of protein and fat content.
  • Reduced salt content (in "adult" sausages, the regulated amount of salt is from 2 to 2.5 g, in "children" - from 1.5 to 1.8 g). nine0016
  • The use of food additives is restricted.

The status of "sausages" in regulatory documents

  1. Sausages are not included in the average daily sets, but are not prohibited in the new SanPiN (note: only blood and liver sausages, raw smoked gastronomic meat products and sausages are prohibited [Appendix 6, SanPiN]). Note that in Section 8.1.10. SanPiN sausage is listed when taking a daily sample.
  2. GOST(s) to which sausage products must comply is not specified. nine0012

In other words, despite the course taken towards a healthy diet, sausages turned out to be "in the gray zone": they are not prohibited and, at the same time, are not limited by the framework of the "children's" GOST.

Sausage in dough can be bought at the buffet as an additional meal. And it can be any ("adult", "child"). But what kind of orphan children will get, this is a big question. Most likely the cheapest, useless, or even counterfeit. nine0003

Why not allow "baby" sausages, sausages for baby food, fixing in the regulatory documents that sausages should be ONLY in accordance with GOST 31498-2012. For ALL children.

We will be objected: "You forgot about stereotypes. ..". We are sure that we are solving this issue (note: we will not talk about this within the framework of this article).

Meat or sausage?

Of course, natural meat is always better for children. It has a higher nutritional value: almost twice the mass fraction of protein, lower fat content and no additional additives. The fewer stages of processing the product has gone through, the more useful substances are preserved in it. nine0003

Since 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) has included meat products in the list of foods "definitely" increasing the risk of getting cancer, and red meat itself - "probably" increasing this risk. All sausages, including "children's", one way or another fall into the category of processed meat products.

Note that all statistical conclusions were made on the basis of a study of the adult population and "adult" meat products.

RIPI position on this issue

Naturally, children shouldn't be fed sausages every day, but such products should not be demonized either. Cooked sausages are typical products of deep processing, like most modern sweets, convenient convenience foods and so on. They occupy a certain niche in modern human nutrition, but cannot serve as basic products in a healthy diet.

Perhaps we can agree with the position of the ROP on the importance of forming eating habits in childhood. Sausages, when eaten regularly, can distort taste, contributing to unhealthy eating habits of salty, spicy foods and being overweight. At the same time, if the general diet is made correctly, there is a choice of delicious dishes, then an occasional sausage as a variety will not harm the health of the child. nine0003

The sausage controversy does not cover up more real problems in children's nutrition. Indeed, with the demonstrative exception of only sausages from the menu in kindergartens and schools, the principles of healthy nutrition are not implemented in sufficient volume. This may be one of the first steps in the right direction, but it must be done in the right way.

RIPI has been monitoring food quality and safety for many years. Sausages and other sausage products have repeatedly become objects of quality control. Not all of them meet their criteria according to the current GOSTs. For more details, see the section on semi-finished products, sausages. The situation with children's sausages may not be better. Let's say sausage goes to school again, and to the satisfied applause of unscrupulous "food workers" streams of another counterfeit sausage in attractive packages will pour in there. nine0003

The only way out in the fight against low-quality baby food is to build a system of public control with the full participation of parents, public and expert organizations.

Prepared by Tatyana Eremenko RIPI expert

Fun, tasty, useful!

Author: Victoria Zagorovskaya

Children love chocolates, chips, Coca-Cola, chewing sweets, and they consider healthy food like chicken, meat, eggs boring and agree to swallow even a few pieces with a fight. By encouraging children to eat healthier meals, manufacturers are creating attractive and "fun" foods. nine0003

The era of children's specialization

The modern world is rapidly developing in the direction of specialization. Food products have always been quite conservative, but they are becoming more and more specialized, adapting to the needs of a narrow target audience. The era of such products began not so long ago.

The first specialized products for children were baby products. In the 60s of the nineteenth century, the pharmacist Henry Nestle created a substitute for women's milk based on cow's milk, flour and sugar. And non-dairy canned food for children appeared in the US in 1927 year. Dorothy Gerber was the mother of two babies who were recommended by doctors to be given mashed fruits and vegetables. She got the idea to produce baby food at a cannery owned by the Gerber family.

Gradually, baby food production appeared not only in the USA, but also in other countries, including the Soviet Union. The range of products grew and expanded, and children's meat nutrition appeared. The age of its consumers gradually began to increase, but so far it was food for children up to a year and a half. In the last decades of the twentieth century, specialized products for older children began to be developed. At first it was all kinds of cereal-based breakfast cereals and dairy products fortified with calcium. Then - sausages and frankfurters, intended for children of primary and school age, first introduced in the West. nine0003

Today in European countries there are many varieties of sausages and frankfurters for children. Recently, in many countries where there is an outbreak of childhood obesity, there is even an organized promotion of sausages and sausage products for baby food, as opposed to sweet and high-calorie foods. Candy bars and sodas are being kicked out of schools, and hot dogs and sausages are coming in as more suitable food for the younger generation. nine0003

The first meat manufacturer in Russia to bring products for children to market was CampoMos, which launched a line under the Campusha brand in 1999. It was followed by the Tagansky Meat Processing Plant, MPK Ostankino, APK Cherkizovo, Mikoyan. Producers of children's sausages appeared in the regions: Kuzbass food processing plant, Tikhoretsky and Tagansky meat processing plants, Kursk poultry farm and others. The names of children's sausages and sausages immediately make it clear that the product is intended for children's consumption: sausages "Gulliver", "Children", "School", "Baby", sausages "Fairy Tale", "Karapuz", "Thumbelina", "Yum-Nyam" ”, even ham “Piglet” and “Alice”. nine0003

Children's means quality

It is believed that the production of meat products aimed at children is more responsible. Such products must be safe, including in microbiological terms. After all, the child's body is more defenseless against all adverse factors.

At the same time, it is important to enrich products for children with various components that will bring into products the substances necessary for the growth and development of the child. These are vitamin complexes, milk powder, milk-protein supplements. There are developments that allow you to preserve the color of sausages and sausages, while reducing the content of sodium nitrite. Pork liver or stabilized blood (up to 2%) can be a good source of iron. The addition of vegetable oil enriches the product with polyunsaturated fatty acids. nine0003

In addition, children's sausages belong to the highest grade sausages, in the manufacture of which it is forbidden to use food additives, except for sodium nitrite, food phosphates, ascorbic acid and their derivatives. That is, there should be no hydrocolloids, no dyes, no stabilizers, no flavor enhancers in the composition of children's sausages.

Children's sausages are produced in accordance with GOSTs, specially developed by the All-Russian Research Institute of the Meat Industry named after V.I. V. M. Gorbatov (VNIIMP), who pays special attention to meat nutrition for children. So, at the exhibition "Golden Autumn-2011" the institute was awarded gold medals for the development of technology and the introduction into production of boiled sausages for feeding children of preschool and school age (trademark "Colbuster"). The technologies developed by the laboratory together with Vostryakovo-2 LLC, technologies for children's, treatment-and-prophylactic and specialized products, made it possible to create a new generation of Kolbuster sausage products enriched with vitamins and minerals, adequate in composition and nutritional value to be adequate to the specific nutrition of children over three years old, as well as sausages. products for dietary nutrition of children and adults prone to food allergies, celiac disease, anemia, calcium, zinc, iodine and vitamin deficiencies. nine0003

Heroes' awards

KOMOS GROUP holding companies became winners of the annual competition in Udmurtia "The best products for children" at the end of last year. This is not the first time that the Vostochny company, which has been producing a wide range of children's meat products since 2007, is among the winners. The line of products for preschool and school meals includes sausages "Children's" and "School", sausages "Fairy Tale" and "Malyshok", dumplings "Children's".

The company's specialists have developed a special composition and recipe for children's products: the salt content has been reduced, the products are balanced in terms of protein and fat ratio and enriched with vitamins. Children's products of "Vostochny" were developed taking into account the recommendations and under the supervision of specialists from the baby nutrition laboratory of VNIIMP and the Research Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences of Pediatrics in accordance with the requirements of pediatricians.

At the quality competition of meat products for children of preschool and school age and functional nutrition, which was held as part of the 10th International Exhibition "Meat Industry", the Grand Prix was won by Metatr. The jury noted the excellent stable quality of cooked sausages - sausages, sausages and sausages "Children", intended for children over 3 years old. They are made from high-quality selected raw materials according to a recipe developed specifically for the rational nutrition of children of preschool and school age by VNIIMP. Products do not contain soy, preservatives, phosphates and hot spices. They are distinguished by an attractive appearance and convenient packaging of 300 g.

“Everything ingenious is simple, everything perfect is natural!” - This phrase greets visitors with the official website of the Mortadel company, which produces boiled sausages, small sausages and Mortadelka sausages especially for small consumers. At the exhibition "Dairy and Meat Industry" this year, "Mortadelki" received a gold medal "For High Quality".

“It is no coincidence that the company's slogan reads: “Mortadel. It was so tasty only when I was a child!”. In our sausages, many really recognized the taste familiar from childhood,” the president of the company notes in his welcoming speech. nine0003

Talina Holding became a multiple winner of the competition "Production of high-quality biologically safe products", which was held as part of the agro-industrial exhibition "Golden Autumn-2012". In particular, "Children's Sausages" of the Atyashevo trademark won the only "gold" in the nomination "Children's and dietary products". The recipes for Children's Sausages were developed by Talina technologists together with specialists from the Meat Processing Institute. They contain essential amino acids, trace elements (calcium, iron) and vitamins. Sausages contain a minimal amount of salt, dyes are not used, so they have a pale gray-pink color. In addition, a short shelf life of 10 days is provided for children's products, which also guarantees the freshness of sausages. nine0003

Inspire creativity

One of the leaders in the meat processing industry in the south of Russia, the DubuA company, in 2012, increased its assortment with GOST products for children. These are natural meat products GOST R 53645-2009, related to the new special state standard for the production of sausages for children and adolescents. Children's products with charming names - sausages "Fairy Tale", "Karapuz" and sausages "Children" are enriched with vitamins and microelements. nine0003

DubuA products for children are made from chilled selected meat. It is important that for the production of meat products in GOST it is prescribed to use meat that is really useful for the child's body, and this is, first of all, beef and lamb, containing less fat, rich in iron, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamins B1 , B2, PP. It is from lamb that DubuA produces sausages "Karapuz" GOST.

GOST new meat products include calcium citrate, which helps to increase bone density, increase bone mass, and strengthen tooth enamel. They also contain iodocasein, which compensates for the deficiency of iodine in the body and is used in the production of healthy products for children. nine0003

Every parent knows how difficult it is to feed their beloved fidget. And all because the child should be interested even during meals. To make it easier for parents to provide adequate nutrition to the child and make feeding an interesting process, designers and marketers of the DubuA company created an original form of sausages and sausages GOST. Such products can not only convince the child to eat well, but also inspire creativity!

It's amazing what mothers can't do to feed their child and bring him joy! On the site of the MK "Nevskaya Trapeza" masterpieces of boiled sausages and sausages are collected, which they present to the court of their child. The company accompanied them with recommendations on how to make a fun children's sandwich from boiled sausage. The Nevskaya Meal collection includes the Octopussy dish made from Shkolnye sausages and a vegetable side dish, the Hello from Smesharikov sandwich made from Doctor’s Traditional boiled sausage, Preobrazhenskaya raw smoked sausage, toast, red pepper, cheese, lettuce and others

Agroholding Talina on its website also invites mothers and grandmothers to adopt simple recipes for dishes made from meat and meat products of TM Atyashevo, which children will definitely like - for example, Atyashevsky hedgehogs and Atyashevsky cabbage rolls.

Fairy tale and game

Marketers of the Siberian Agrarian Group decided to make the story about the cook the key idea of ​​the new Povareshka brand. There was such a legend about the cook Yoshka, who worked at the court of Emperor Peter I. All the cooks scooped up soup from a large cauldron with bowls, burning their fingers and soiling the plates. And only the smart chef Yoshka came up with a special spoon - large and deep, like a bowl, but with a long curved handle. Subsequently, the device was named after the creator - a ladle. nine0003

The main thing that Agrarian Group's technologists were guided by in the production of semi-finished products "Povaryoshka" is to cook the way a mother would cook. Therefore, all recipes are based on homemade recipes. Each pack of dumplings, dumplings and cutlets has an insert with a game and a fairy tale about one of the characters - about Yoshka himself, Yoshka's grandmother or Yoshka's cat. Children can use these cards in games of the popular Spider-Man series or simply read an interesting story about one of the characters on them. nine0003

Disney presents

At the beginning of 2012, the Mirital production company introduced a new product - Disney dumplings. Two types of dumplings came out under TM Disney: with the image of the cartoon characters "Princess" and "Cars-2".

The characters of these cartoons are loved by both adults and children - the same can be said about dumplings. This is how the idea to produce dumplings with cartoon characters came about. Each package has a two-layer sticker with your favorite characters. nine0003

This past July, Ready Pac Foods partnered with Disney Consumer Products to introduce a line of Disney mini-meals and salads designed specifically for kids ages 6 to 12. These dishes are produced under the popular Ready Pac Cool Cuts brand. A suitable Disney character has been chosen for each. Inside the packages, children are in for a surprise - a sticker or a transfer tattoo with cartoon characters.

The Ready Pac brand offers a wide range of nutritional products that meet Disney's stringent guidelines, and attractive and "fun" foods encourage kids to eat healthier meals. nine0003

The best, of course, is yet to come

Food manufacturers see children as a very promising target audience. The children's market has non-children's volumes, and the number of people who want to occupy a unique niche is growing rapidly. It is not uncommon for sales of a new product to skyrocket because the children's audience pulled their parents by the sleeve, shouting "mom, buy it!".

The development of the market is due to several factors: an increase in the birth rate, an improvement in the well-being of the population, the desire for a European consumption model, increased confidence in the quality of baby food. nine0003

According to analysts, the market may be of interest to both existing and new players, as there are untapped niches. For example, specialized meat products for children from 1.5 to 3-4 years old are practically not produced. This age group, in the transition from infant feeding to the general table, needs, in addition to canned food, sausages, sausages, pates, chopped semi-finished products, ready-made main courses, breakfasts.

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