Infant Formula and Baby Food Project Summary

Scope

Clean Label Project™ completed a study of 500 infant formulas and baby food products from 60 brands. Products were screened for over 130 toxins including heavy metals, BPA, pesticides and other contaminants with links to cancer and other health conditions in both humans and animals.

Products

Clean Label Project had the top selling infant formulas and baby foods tested and reviewed by a third party analytical chemistry laboratory for industrial and environmental contaminants and nutritional superiority elements like antioxidant activity.

Results

Every product tested is displayed in the product ratings with a rating of one, three or five stars so you can look up the products you purchase—and make informed future purchasing decisions based on science rather than marketing terms and manufacturer supplied data. Every brand is then rated so you can know the overall brand quality based on the products tested compared to other brands.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

  1. Demand better! Sign our petition to demand transparency in labeling from the FDA
  2. Be a Conscious Consumer! Research the products you buy on cleanlabelproject.org and share our “shopping lists” with friends and family. And look for a Clean Label Project certification emblem on products you purchase.
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  5. Support Our Work! Make a tax-deductible donation that will allow us to continue our fight for cleaner products and transparency in labeling.
  6. Speak to your pediatricians! If you are concerned about your child’s exposure to industrial & environmental contaminants, your pediatrician may run a complete blood count and chemistry panel to assess overall organ function and blood counts.

TOP 5 & BOTTOM 5 PRODUCTS

Baby Cereals

Printable PDF Shopping List

Top Five Baby Cereals

 

Happy Baby Oatmeal Organic Probiotic Baby Cereal

 

 

Beech-Nut Stage 2 Oatmeal & Mixed Fruit Baby Cereal Muesli

 

 

Beech-Nut Stage 1 Single Grain Oatmeal Baby Cereal

 

 

Beech-Nut Stage 2 Multigrain Baby Cereal

 

 

Little Duck Organics Mighty Oats Cereal 5 Ancient Grains Naked Cereal

 

 

Bottom Five Baby Cereals

 

Healthy Times Special Nourish Organic Brown Rice Cereal for Baby

 

 

Organix Raspberry & Banana Muesli

 

 

Gerber DHA & Probiotic Rice Cereal with Vitablocks

 

 

Earth’s Best Organic Whole Grain Rice Cereal

 

 

Parent’s Choice 1st Stage Rice Baby Cereal

Infant Formulas

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Top Five Infant Formulas

 

Baby’s Only Dairy Organic Non-GMO Toddler Formula

 

 

Enfamil Enspire Milk Based Powder Infant Formula with Iron

 

 

Enfamil Gentlease Milk-based with Iron Ready to Use Infant Formula

 

 

Similac Alimentum Hypoallergenic Ready to Feed Infant Formula with Iron

 

 

Similac Pro-Advance-O ptiGro Milk Based Ready to Feed Infant Formula with Iron

 

Bottom Five Infant Formulas

 

Peaceful Planet Toddler Supreme Natural Vanilla Organically Grown Rice Dietary Supplement

 

 

Abbott EleCare Hypoallergenic Amino Acid Based Powder infant Formula with Iron

 

 

Enfamil Reguline Milk-based Powder with Iron Infant Formula

 

Happy Tot Grow & Shine Organic Toddler Milk Drink

 

 

Comforts for Toddler Stage 2 – Toddler Beginnings Milk Based Powder Infant Formula with Iron

Jar Meals

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Top Five

 

Earth’s Best Stage 3- Organic Tender Chicken & Stars Chunky Blend

 

Pure Spoon Purees Butternut Squash, Apple & Oats Puree

 

 

Earth’s Best Stage 2- Organic Vegetable Turkey Dinner

 

Gerber Breakfast Buddies Apple Cinnamon Hot Cereal with Real Fruit

 

 

Gerber Breakfast Buddies Peach Hot Cereal with Real Fruit

 

Bottom Five

 

Gerber 3rd Foods Banana Apple Strawberry with Lil’ Bits

 

 

O Organics Stage 2- Organic Pears Baby Food

 

NurturMe Squash, Banana and Green Kale Organic Dried Baby Food

 

 

NurturMe Carrots, Raisins and Sweet Potatoes Organic Dried Baby Food 

 

 

Gerber 3rd Foods Mixed Carrots, Corn and Butternut Squash with Lil’ Bits

Juice Drinks

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Top Five Juice Drinks

 

Orgain Kids Protein Strawberry Organic Nutritional Shake

 

 

Orgain Kids Protein Vanilla Organic Nutritional Shake

 

 

Ella’s Kitchen Coconut + Milk with Banana, Apricot + Raisin Nutritional Shake

 

 

Ella’s Kitchen Coconut + Milk with Broccoli, Plums + Pears Nutritional Shake

 

 

Ella’s Kitchen Superrr Sweet Potato + Mango Smoothie Drink

 

Bottom Five  Juice Drinks

 

Gerber Apple Prune Juice from Concentrate

 

 

Doctor Rachs Kidz Shake Chocolate Cream Dietary Supplement

 

 

Gerber Apple Carrot Blend Juice from Concentrate

 

Up & Up Chocolate Pediatric Shake

 

Gerber 100% Juice Mixed Fruit Juice from Concentrate

Pouches

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Top Five Pouches

 

Earth’s Best Stage 2 – Organic Squash and Sweet Peas Baby Food Puree

 

 

Yummy Spoonfuls Only Peas 100% Organic Baby Food

 

 

Babies “R” Us Stage 2- Purely Simple Organic Pear, Zucchini, Kale with Millet Smooth Baby Food Puree

 

 

Babies “R” Us Stage 2 – Purely Simple Organic Peach, Kale & Pear Smooth Baby Food Puree

 

 

Sprout Stage 2 Banana, Plum, Blueberry, Quinoa Organic Baby Food

 

 

Bottom Five Pouches

 

Plum Organics Stage 2 Apple & Carrot Organic Baby Food

 

 

Gerber Graduates- Grabbers Apple & Sweet Potato with Cinnamon Squeezable Fruit & Veggies

 

 

Earth’s Best Stage 2- Organic Apple Raisin Flax & Oat Wholesome Breakfast

 

 

Parent’s Choice 2nd Stage Banana, Pear, Mango & Orange Organic Baby Food

 

 

 

Mom to Mom Stage 2 Butternut Squash & Pear Baby Food

Snacks

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Top Five Snacks

 

Kiddylicious Banana Bites

 

 

Comforts for Toddler Banana Yogurt Bites

 

 

Happy Baby Organic Yogis Banana

 

 

Gerber Yogurt Blends Banana Vanilla Snack

 

 

Gerber Graduates Yogurt Melts Strawberry Freeze-Dried Yogurt & Fruit Snacks

 

Bottom Five Snacks

 

Happy Baby Organic Teethers Sweet Potato and Banana Gentle Teething Wafers

 

Parent’s Choice Little Puffs Blueberry Cereal Snack

 

 

Little Duck Organics Strawberry & Beet Fig Bars

 

Nosh! Baby Munchables Pomegranate and Blueberry Organic Teething Wafers

 

 

Gerber Graduates Lil’ Biscuits Vanilla Wheat Biscuits

All Infant Formulas & Baby Foods Tested

365 Everyday Value, Abbott, Amara, Annie’s Homegrown, Babie’s “R” Us, Baby Mum-Mum, Baby’s Only, Bambino’s, Beech-Nut, Comforts for Baby, Comforts for Toddler, Doctor Rachs, Earth’s Best, Ella’s Kitchen, Enfagrow, Enfamil, Gerber, Happy Baby, Happy Tot, Healthy Times, Holle, Kabrita, Kellogg’s, Kiddylicious, Kidfresh, Kirkland, Little Duck ORganics, Member’s Mark, Mom to Mom, Nestle, Nosh!, Nursery, NurturMe, Nutramigen, Nutricia Neocate, O Organics, Orgain, Organix, OrgaNums, Parent’s Choice, Peaceful Planet, Pedialyte, PediaSmart!, PediaSure, PediaVance, Plum Organics, Pregestimil, Pumpkin Tree, Pure Spoon, Similac, Simple Truth Organic, Smuckers, Sprout, Sweetie Pie ORganics, The Honest Co., Up & Up, Vermont Organics, Yummy Spoonfuls.

*Top 5 & Bottom 5 updated 10/24/2017

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