Thank you for raising these questions! We do apologies that these have not been answered clearly from our website, we will be updating this accordingly! In answer to your queries, our meals are indeed free from any artificial flavours, colours and preservatives - we use innovative TetraPak cartons that are designed to keep the food inside as fresh as when we filled them. We fill our cartons raw with farm fresh ingredients and then we gently steam cook the whole carton, locking in all the fresh flavour and nutrients inside the pack. Once the carton is opened, it will then need to be refrigerated to keep for another 48 hours.
In terms of our ingredients list, we have chosen to use whole human-grade meat and fish in our meals (not just carcass, offal, bones..), for its many nutritional benefits. We have also made sure to source all ingredients from sustainable sources in the UK, making sure all the animals we use are raised in their natural environment, which results in numerous health benefits - being more lean in fat, free from antibiotics, higher in omega-3, to mention a few.
We also disclose the abattoirs we are working with and all their certifications, including PGI Welsh lamb and beef that ensures our cattle and sheep are pasture raised, outdoors on grassland in Wales. Both abattoirs are also FSA approved, who conduct monthly inspections on the health of the animals. Having opened up our entire supply chain, we use a 3rd party verifier called Provenance, who regularly inspect the certifications and claims made about our suppliers’ - and our - business, so we are sure these remain valid and live up to international standards.
You can see our entire supply chain - who we source from, where they are based, their sustainable and ethical achievements, certifications and more - by scanning the QR-code on our meals. We’d also be happy to answer any questions or concerns at all - message us any time!
All the best, Mikala (co-founder of Marleybones)