Is it correct to say 'separately from'?

English is such a language in which such questions cannot be answered unless and until an example is given because it always depends on the factors like sentence pattern, structure, etc..., etc... Ok now let me come back to the question. It can be used in such a sentence. 'He kept the sugar separately, from the ants'. But the following usage is wrong: 'He kept the sugar separately from the other grocery items.'