Are edible edible insects safe to eat?

Our insect protein is farmed and processed for purpose, so are completely safe to eat. We have been breeding edible insects in Sydney, Australia since 2007 and have developed techniques for farming in our unique Australian climate. We were Australia’s first edible insect farm and developed special techniques to make sure that all of the insects we supply comply with the same standards as anything else you would purchase in the supermarket.

What do you feed your crickets? 

We feed our crickets on a diet of fruit and vegetable waste that we save from farm and food production processing facilities. The fruit & vegetables were destined  for landfill and we circle it back into our food system by feeding it to our mini livestock. 

Is "Circle Harvest" The Edible Bug Shop?

Yes! We have always worked towards having a stylish and modern consumer brand and in 2020 we finally took the plunge and changed all of our logos and packaging so the new Circle Harvest designs. 

Can some people have allergic reactions to insect protein?

YES! People that are allergic to shellfish can have a similar reaction when eating edible insects, so we would advise against eating them if you are allergic to shellfish. 

What is Cricket Protein Powder?

Our Cricket Protein Powder contains ground crickets…and that’s all! This allows you to get all of the great nutritional benefits of eating the insects without the texture of the insects. The cricket powder can be used in a variety of sweet and savoury dishes to give an added protein and micronutrient boost. See our recipes page for recipe ideas! 

Can I eat insects from my backyard?

We do not recommend eating insects that you have caught yourself because they may be contaminated with chemicals or parasites. The process of collecting insects to eat isn't a sustainable practice. 

What do edible insects taste like?

Different edible insects have different tastes (like any other type of food), but most have a slightly nutty taste. You can see some great ways to use insect proteins in our recipes pages

Do your products comply with Australian Food Standards?

YES! All of our products are manufactured in a commercial kitchen and our production processes utilise the principles of HACCP and Good Manufacturing Principles.

How do you know that your insect protein is safe to eat?

Our entomologists (bug scientists) and food scientists work together to develop yummy products that are completely safe to eat. We have also had our products tested in a NATA accredited laboratory to make sure they comply with all Australian Food Standards

How long can I keep the edible insects for?

Each product will come with a best before date attached to the packaging

Do they have to be kept in the fridge?

Our frozen edible insects do need to be kept in the freezer, but all of the products are safe at room temperature (unless otherwise stated in the description)

Are the insect proteins good for you?

Take a look at our WHY CRICKETS? section for more information. Each product will also have some amazing nutritional facts on the product page

Is there any further preparation required before eating the insect protein?

Most of our products are ready to eat, but if you are purchasing our frozen protein, you will need to cook them before eating them. The use and storage information is located on each product page, as well as on the packaging.

Where are you located?

Our Edible Insect breeding facility and processing plant is located in Western Sydney, NSW Australia. 

Can we come and visit your farm?

Unfortunately we do not offer farm tours at this time, but will do soon. Sign up to our newsletter for updates. You can also call us on 0431533955