Infant Formula and Baby Food Project Summary


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.


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.


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.


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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

Printable PDF Shopping List  

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

Printable PDF Shopping List

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


Printable PDF Shopping List

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


Printable PDF Shopping List

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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