Earths best baby food recall

Formula Shortage Support - Earth's Best Organic Infant and Toddler Foods

At Earth’s Best, we’re parents too, and we understand how worrisome it is for parents facing challenges accessing formula for your little one. We want to reassure you that we know how much this matters and that we are working hard to keep up with demand during this nationwide shortage. Please continue to check your local store and online retailers for availability. Also, speaking directly with your store manager and asking when they are expecting their next delivery is a good idea, as sometimes they can have additional information that may be helpful for you.


Why is there a formula shortage?

The U.S. began experiencing infant formula shortages as a result of pandemic-driven supply chain issues including a lack of ingredients used to make formula, as well as staff shortages that make it difficult to get products transported from warehouses to store shelves. In February 2022, Abbott Laboratories, the nation’s biggest infant formula maker, voluntarily recalled several products and halted production at its Michigan manufacturing plant after contamination was found at the site. Prior to the recall, Abbott Laboratories produced approximately 40% of infant formula in the U.S.

What is being done to ease the formula shortage?

The US Government, including FDA, and other partners are working towards ensuring infant formula is safe and available for families across the country. This coordinated effort includes taking the necessary steps needed to resume production safely at previous levels, air-shipping formula from other countries, and allowing formula produced in other countries (which meets all federal infant formula nutrition and health and safety standards) to be sold in the United States. You can find the latest updates from the CDC here on steps they are taking, as well as tips for families who are looking for formula or want to find safe substitutes.

Is our formula safe?

Earth’s Best formulas are safe and undergo rigorous testing and quality control. Every batch of formula is tested for the presence of pathogens, including Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport. Earth’s Best formula has no connection with the Abbott Laboratories 2022 formula recall. If you are unsure about which formula to feed your infant, consult your child’s pediatrician.

When can I expect to find Earth’s Best formula fully stocked again?

The Earth’s Best Team is doing everything in our power to get formula into the hands of parents and caregivers. The production facility is currently running to produce infant formula 24/7. Infant formula manufacturers are working diligently with the government to ensure the national formula shortage is eased as quickly as possible. Because this is dependent on so many factors outside of our control, we cannot currently commit to an exact timeframe as to when our products will be fully stocked.

Where can I find Earth’s Best Formula?

Please use our store locator tool to find Earth’s Best formula:

  1. Enter your zip code Filter for “infant formula”
  2. Click on the formula product(s) you are looking for. A checkmark will appear in the top right corner of the product image.
  3. Click “find” A list of local retailers will appear on your page. We recommend you call the retailer phone number provided to ensure the formula is in stock prior to visiting the store.

Which Earth’s Best formulas are available?

The Earth’s Best Organic® Difference

  • Meets all FDA requirements for Infant Nutrition
  • USDA Organic (except Soy)
  • No artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives
  • Kosher certified

Organic Dairy Formula with Iron & DHA/ARA

  • DHA & ARA for brain and eye development
  • All lactose formulation – our closest formulation to breast milk
  • Carbohydrates from lactose only — No Corn Syrup Solids
  • No Glucose Syrup Solids, No Brown Rice Syrup Solids
  • Lutein for Eyes, Prebiotics for Immunity

Organic Sensitivity® Formula with Iron & DHA/ARA

  • Reduced lactose² formula may help relieve gastrointestinal discomfort which can cause fussiness in babies
  • DHA & ARA for brain and eye development
  • Lutein for Eyes, Prebiotics for Immunity

Organic Gentle® Formula with Iron & DHA/ARA

  • Partially hydrolyzed whey for fussiness, gas and crying in babies.
  • DHA & ARA for brain and eye development
  • Water-assisted extracted DHA
  • Prebiotics for immunity & lutein for eyes
  • No added corn solids

Non-GMO Soy Formula with Iron & DHA/ARA

  • Lactose-free
  • DHA & ARA for brain and eye development

Organic Toddler Milk Drink Powder with DHA

  • Contains Vitamins A, C, E & Zinc to help support the immune system, not available in organic whole milk
  • DHA essential for healthy brain & eye development
  • Vanilla flavor

Please consult your child’s pediatrician to inform which Earth’s Best formula might be a good substitution for what your baby had previously been consuming.

I can’t find formula anywhere. What should I do?

We know it’s not easy to change your baby’s diet, and that the formula shortage has left many parents and caregivers feeling anxious and concerned about how they’ll feed their little ones. If you’re struggling to find infant formula, here is the latest guidance from the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics on tips that can help. Please consult your child’s pediatrician for additional advice.

If you have any other questions about the Earth’s Best brand, please reach out to our call center at 1-800-442-4221, open Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm EST. For formula updates, please continue to check back on this page.

Earth’s Best Organic Lawsuit | Toxic Heavy Metals

Brief Summary: In 2021, a Congressional subcommittee report found dangerously high amounts of arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury in Earth’s Best Organic baby food, and products from several other brands. According to the U.S. government, Hain Celestial, which manufactures products under the Earth’s Best Organic brand, knowingly sells baby foods loaded with toxic heavy metals linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Other brands have issued baby food recalls over heavy metals. As of this writing, however, there has not been an Earth’s Best Organic recall over heavy metals.

What We Are Saying: “The scientific literature is clear: numerous studies have found statistically significant links between exposure to heavy metals among young children and neurodevelopmental disorders, including ASD and ADHD. Our lawsuit alleges that Hain knows that the high levels of heavy metals in Earth’s Best Organic baby foods are harmful to babies and infants, in particular. Despite knowing about the dangers, the company continues to bury its head in the sand, refusing to take responsibility for harming children. We intend to hold them accountable for their reprehensible conduct and ensure they are punished for permanently damaging the wellbeing of our clients.” – Baby Food Lawyer Pedram Esfandiary

What You Can Do: Parents from across the country are making the decision to file an Earth’s Best Organic lawsuit to hold the manufacturer accountable for harming their child. If your son or daughter was diagnosed with autism or ADHD after consuming Hain Celestial baby food, you may be eligible to join an Earth’s Best Organic lawsuit to recover damages, including expensive therapies, loss of income, and other compensation. The baby food lawyers at Baum Hedlund have a case pending in California alleging Hain Celestial and several other companies knowingly sell products with dangerously high levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. Learn more below.

Earth’s Best Organic Baby Food Lawsuit Information

Who Owns Earth’s Best Organic?

Is Earth’s Best Organic Baby Food Safe?

Is Earth’s Best Organic Formula Safe?

Why are Heavy Metals Bad?

Why Are Heavy Metals in Earth’s Best Baby Food?

Which Hain Celestial Baby Foods Have Heavy Metals?

Is There an Earth’s Best Organic Recall?

Do I Qualify for an Earth’s Best Lawsuit Against Hain?

What is My Earth’s Best Organic Lawsuit Worth?

How Do I Pick the Best Baby Food Lawyer for My Case?

Hain Celestial Group, Inc. owns and sells baby food products under the Earth’s Best Organic brand. Brothers Ron Koss and Arnie Koss founded Earth’s Best Organic, one of the country’s first organic food companies, in 1985. Hain Celestial purchased Earth’s Best in 2000. Today, the company offers numerous food options, including Earth’s Best baby formula, baby food purees, pouches, and toddler foods ranging from organic infant cereal to organic snacks for toddlers and kids on the go.

No. Earth’s Best Organic baby foods contain dangerous amounts of arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury, according to a government report.

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, Committee on Oversight and Reform, published a report in February of 2021. Hain, the maker of Earth’s Best Organic formulas and baby foods, was one of only four brands to cooperate with the Subcommittee by submitting heavy metals testing results and internal policies.

The report, titled “Baby Foods Are Tainted with Dangerous Levels of Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, and Mercury,” found arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury present in “significant levels” in numerous commercial baby food products, including Earth’s Best baby foods.

Per the report, Hain Celestial and other major baby food companies “knowingly” sell purees, infant rice cereal, and snack puffs that contain dangerous amounts of toxic metals, including arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury.

Hain told government officials involved in the baby food report that the company only tests its ingredients, not finished baby food products. Nevertheless, documents show that Earth’s Best Organic ingredients tested at exceedingly high levels of:

Arsenic: Hain used ingredients that tested as high as 309 parts per billion (ppb) arsenic.

Lead: Hain used ingredients containing as much as 352 ppb lead. A total of 88 Earth’s Best Organic products tested over 20 ppb lead and six tested over 200 ppb lead.

Cadmium: Hain used 102 ingredients in its Earth’s Best Organic baby food products that tested over 20 ppb cadmium. Some tested much higher, up to 260 ppb cadmium.

Mercury: Hain does not even test for mercury in baby food. Independent testing from Happy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) found Earth’s Best Organic baby foods contain as much as 2.4 ppb of mercury.

These levels are far more than the allowable limits for drinking water set by U.S. regulatory agencies. The U.S. FDA allowable limits for bottled water are 10 ppb inorganic arsenic, 5 ppb lead, and 5 ppb cadmium. The U.S. EPA allows 2 ppb mercury in drinking water.

It is important to remember that these limits were created in reference to adult exposure, not infants. Compared to these thresholds, the test results of Earth’s Best Organic baby foods are staggeringly greater than the permittable levels for drinking water.

Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the government baby food report is that Hain set internal limits for the presence of heavy metals that were dangerously high, and then routinely failed to abide by their own inadequate standards. For example, according to the government report, Hain set an internal standard of 200 ppb for arsenic, lead, and cadmium in some of its ingredients. Nevertheless, Hain routinely exceeded its internal policies, using ingredients containing 309 ppb arsenic and 353 ppb lead. Hain justified these deviations based on “theoretical calculations,” even after admitting to FDA that its testing underestimated final product toxic heavy metal levels.

The Subcommittee reported that Hain underestimates toxic heavy metal levels in Earth’s Best Organic baby foods 100% of the time. Additionally, the Subcommittee found that actual finished-product testing showed that arsenic levels were between 28% and 93% higher in the finished Earth’s Best products than Hain’s estimations for arsenic levels based on ingredient testing. Read more about baby foods to avoid in our blog.

“Hain’s recklessness and callous disregard for the health of young children is truly staggering. The company could have and should have made it a priority to source safer ingredients and carefully screen their products to ensure that kids are safe from harmful toxic metals. They instead decided that profit was more important. .” – Baby Food Lawyer Pedram Esfandiary

The government baby food report from 2021 did not implicate Earth’s Best formula products for high amounts of heavy metals. According to testing conducted by Happy Babies Bright Futures, the Earth’s Best Organic Sensitivity – DHR/ARA Infant Formula (Organic Milk-Based Powder with Iron) showed measurable heavy metal content (4.4 ppb arsenic, 1.6 ppb lead, 1.4 ppb cadmium, and .2 ppb mercury) . The levels of heavy metals found in the Earth’s Best Organic formula were within the allowable levels for bottled water.

Babies and toddlers are small, so they absorb more heavy metals when compared to adults. Also, because their organs are still developing, their risk from exposure to heavy metals is exacerbated.

Children who are exposed to arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and lead run the risk of suffering from permanent decreases in IQ and decreases in future economic productivity. Heavy metals exposure at a young age can also lead to increased risk of future criminal and antisocial behavior.

Linda McCauley, who serves as the Dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, notes that “[n]o level of exposure to these metals has been shown to be safe in vulnerable infants.”

According to a 2014 study, babies and toddlers are “exceptionally sensitive to injury caused by toxic chemicals, and several developmental processes have been shown to be highly vulnerable to chemical toxicity.” The same study reported that exposure to heavy metals in early childhood can lead to “untreatable and frequently permanent” brain damage, which may result in “reduced intelligence, as expressed in terms of lost IQ points, or disruption in behavior.”

Another study estimates that exposure to toxic metals is associated with over 40 million total IQ points loss in 25.5 million children, which translates to roughly 1.57 lost IQ points per child, more than preterm birth, brain tumors, and traumatic brain injury combined. It is estimated that a child’s lifetime earning capacity decreases by $18,000 for every IQ point lost.

In our baby food lawsuit against Earth’s Best Organic manufacturer Hain Celestial and other companies, we have four expert witnesses that prepared reports detailing the dangers of heavy metals for babies and infants. You can read the expert reports below:

  • Dr. Michael Aschner
  • Dr. Hannah Gardener
  • Dr. Beate Ritz
  • Dr. Kevin Shapiro

Manufacturers use questionable ingredients sourcing practices. Since the baby food report came out in 2021, baby food manufacturers have said repeatedly that heavy metals in baby foods are a byproduct of the manufacturing process. That is not the whole story, however, as evidenced by the fact that numerous baby food products on store shelves do not contain arsenic, lead, cadmium, or mercury that come close to the levels observed in the government report.

Companies are able to manufacture baby foods and eliminate or at least drastically reduce heavy metals by using alternative ingredients, not adding certain pre-mix minerals that have high levels of heavy metals, or sampling their ingredients from other sources.

In August 2019, Hain held a closed-door meeting with the FDA. During this meeting, Hain reportedly delivered a presentation to FDA officials acknowledging that heavy metals in baby food is a problem, and that the company should look for alternative ingredients to reduce the risk. In a series of PowerPoint slides presented during the meeting, Hain confirmed that some of the ingredients in Earth’s Best Organic baby foods contain between 108 to 129 ppb of arsenic. Hain specifically noted the following: “Preliminary investigation indicates Vitamin/Mineral Pre-Mix may be a major contributing factor.”

Another PowerPoint slide noted that the company should: “[e]xplore alternatives for Brown Rice ingredient to reduce risk.”

According to the U.S. government’s 2021 baby food report, Hain does not routinely test its finished baby food products for heavy metals. When the company did test small sample of finished product, Hain found 129 ppb inorganic arsenic in Earth’s Best baby food products.

While the company does not test its finished baby food products like snack puffs, purees, rice cereal, and others, Hain does test several ingredients used in Earth’s Best Organic foods. The baby food report found the following ingredients contained high levels of toxic metals:

Organic Brown Rice Flour – 309 ppb arsenic

Vitamin Pre-Mix – 223 ppb arsenic, 60.5 ppb cadmium, 352 ppb lead

Organic Whole Wheat Fine Flour – 160 ppb cadmium, 250 ppb lead

Organic Whole Raisins – 200 ppb arsenic

Organic Soft White Wheat Flour – 200 ppb arsenic

Organic Spelt Flour – 190 ppb arsenic

Organic Barley Malt Extract – 180 ppb arsenic

Organic Yellow Split Pea Powder – 160 ppb arsenic

Organic Barley Flour 120 ppb arsenic, 230 ppb lead

IQF Organic Chopped Broccoli – 250 ppb cadmium

Organic Oat Flakes – 130 ppb cadmium

Medium Grain Whole Rice – 150 ppb arsenic

Organic Butternut Squash Puree – 130 ppb arsenic

Organic Blueberry Puree – 120 ppb arsenic

Organic Barley Flour – 120 ppb arsenic

Organic Cinnamon Powder – 110 ppb arsenic, 200 ppb cadmium, 230 ppb lead

Organic Quick Oats – 230 ppb lead

Organic Date Paste – 190 ppb cadmium, 220 ppb lead

Organic Red Lentils – 130 ppb cadmium

Organic Brown Flax Milled – 190 ppb cadmium

Organic Yellow Papaya Puree – 170 ppb cadmium

As of June of 2022, there has not been an Earth’s Best Organic recall for baby food or baby formula due to heavy metals. The last Earth’s Best Organic recall was in 2007 when the company found that two product lines had been contaminated with clostridium botulinum, which can cause severe food poisoning.

Parents may be eligible to file a lawsuit against Hain Celestial, Inc. and/or other baby food companies if their child developed autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) after consuming substantial quantities of Earth’s Best Organic baby foods.

To join the Earth’s Best Organic lawsuit, the first thing a potential claimant needs to do is contact a baby food lawyer for a case evaluation. Most law firms taking on the baby food companies like Hain, Gerber, Walmart, and others offer free and confidential case evaluations.

At Baum Hedlund, our process for determining whether you qualify for an Earth’s Best lawsuit is very simple:

  1. Call our office or fill out our contact form and one of our representatives will send you a case evaluation form to complete.
  2. Fill out the baby food case evaluation. Our form takes most parents about 15 -20 minutes to complete.
  3. Once we receive your case evaluation, our legal team reviews your potential case. If you meet the criteria, we will contact you to let you know that you qualify for a case. At that time, we can answer any questions you may have about filing a case.

This is a difficult question to answer. The value of a case is determined by a person’s claims for damages. Damages in an Earth’s Best Organic lawsuit (or lawsuits against other baby food companies listed in the 2021 government report) are calculated based on (among other things):

  • Money spent on health care bills related to your child’s diagnosis or diagnoses (this includes money already spent and future costs of care).
  • Loss of earnings if a parent has to stop work to take care of their child.
  • The injury, pain and suffering caused to the child and family.

Punitive damages against Hain Celestial and other baby food manufacturers may also be possible. Punitive damages—exemplary damages awarded at the court's discretion when a defendant’s actions are particularly harmful—can be worth several times more than the compensatory damages in a case.

As the parent of a child diagnosed with autism or ADHD (or both) you probably already know how expensive health care services can be. A lot of our clients have had to pay large out-of-pocket sums for occupational therapy, speech therapy, and other interventions. For some, these services are not covered by their health care insurance policy. In a lot of cases, these therapies are needed for many years.

Filing a lawsuit against Hain Celestial is your way of pursuing justice and compensation for these and other expenses. Our lawsuits allege parents never would have purchased Earth’s Best Organic baby foods if Hain had been truthful about the presence of dangerously high levels of cadmium, lead, mercury, and arsenic in baby food products.

Selecting the best lawyer for your case is an important decision to make. There are many variables that claimants should consider.

For starters, make sure any attorney you consider has the experience and resources necessary to win a case of this magnitude. Remember, you are going up against a large corporation that earns billions in revenue each year. A corporation of that size will have a formidable legal team to defend it and limit its financial exposure. Your lawyer needs to be up to the task of taking on a corporate giant and demonstrate that he or she has won cases of this magnitude.

Baum Hedlund has a proven track record in class actions and mass torts alleging consumer harm. In 2019, our firm and co-counsel won a $2.055 billion jury verdict in a lawsuit against Monsanto that alleged a defective consumer product caused our clients to develop cancer. After earning this historic verdict, our firm helped negotiate settlement agreements worth nearly $11 billion for thousands of people with similar claims.

Our record speaks for itself: we know what it takes to go up against large corporations and win.

Another key factor in deciding which lawyer is the best for your case: Anyone who represents your interests should be committed to sending a strong message to Hain Celestial and other baby food companies that failure to protect the health of young children comes with consequences. This case is not solely about earning maximum compensation, it is about using the law to improve food safety and prevent other children from suffering similar harm.

Baum Hedlund attorneys were among the first in the country to investigate this serious public health issue and pursue justice for the children harmed by toxic heavy metals in baby food. As of June 2022, our law firm represents over 1,000 children from across the U.S. We filed the first baby food lawsuit in California last year on behalf of a child named Noah who developed ASD and ADHD after consuming Earth’s Best Organic baby foods, among other brands.

On May 24, 2022, the judge overseeing Noah’s case issued a ruling in our favor that not only allows his case to proceed to trial, but it also sets the stage for a massive legal battle between thousands of children like Noah and baby food companies like Hain Celestial.

You can learn more about Noah’s case and the baby food litigation in this episode of Spotlight on America, an award-winning investigative news program airing on 90+ TV stations across the country. The program includes background on Noah Cantabrana’s case as well as interviews with Noah’s mother, Melissa Cantabrana, and Baum Hedlund baby food lawyer Pedram Esfandiary.

Best baby food - rating and real reviews of parents

Baby food rating is based on reviews, sales and product quality. What kind of infant formula should I buy for my baby? We asked this question to pediatricians and baby food manufacturers. Consider the benefits of several companies that manufacture baby food.

Rating of baby food, reviews of parents

Of the variety of baby food, experienced parents are able to choose only the most useful for their kids. Their recommendations and reviews will help young parents to understand the abundance that the departments of baby food in stores offer us. So, what manufacturers of baby food do parents prefer?

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1. HiPP baby food - description and real reviews of parents

The rating of baby food for newborns is headed by "HiPP".

Hipp (Austria, Germany) more than a hundred years ago launched the first industrial cycle in Europe for the production of baby food. This company produces a wide range of products - food for different age categories of children. You can buy Hipp baby food in many countries, including Russia.

“Hipp” baby food includes milk mixtures, vegetable, fruit and berry purees, tea, cereal products. All grain, vegetable and berry crops are grown on special plantations, where soil and water samples are taken.


  • Very convenient packaging - both in jars and in boxes.
  • Large selection of various teas.
  • Delicious fruit puree, juices.


  • The composition of the product and other data are printed on the packages in very small print.
  • Canned meat tasteless.

Hipp baby food parent reviews:

As it turned out, the juices of this brand are low in vitamin C and B - much lower than necessary.

Very tasteless canned food with meat! In particular, beef with vegetables is a disgusting taste, the baby even vomited from the first spoon.

And we really liked the soothing tea “Hipp”. The baby began to sleep peacefully, the stool is regular, and he really likes the taste. I drank tea for nursing mothers while breastfeeding my baby.

I like Hipp cookies, the kid eats porridge from it with great pleasure, and I - with tea. Only in the composition there is soda - and this, I think, is not very good for a child.

My son ate "Hipp" "Rice congee" one month old, helped a lot!


Information and reviews of parents about baby food Nestle

Rating of baby food (mashed potatoes) - in the second position are the trademarks "Nestle", "NAN" (Switzerland, the Netherlands), "Nestogen", "Gerber" (Poland, USA). This company is engaged in the production of a wide range of baby food products, being considered one of the best, most popular manufacturers in this category of products. The company carefully monitors production, using only safe food processing methods, observing all the rules for preparing children's menu products. Products for children are made with the addition of "live" bifidobacteria BL, which increase the immunity of babies.

Among all the products of this company, Nestle cereals are very famous, which are enriched with prebiotics, contain complexes of vitamins and minerals. Milk baby formulas "NAN" are also known and popular. Nestogen baby formulas are known for containing a complex of special dietary fibers, which are PREBIO® prebiotics - they improve the intestinal microflora of the child, prevent constipation in infants. Gerber products for baby food have more than 80 items - these are fruit, vegetable, fruit and cereal, meat purees, fruit juices, children's cookies, meat sticks, poultry, toasts for babies.


  • Huge variety of products for children.
  • Convenient packaging, tightness of products.
  • Marking on cans and boxes is good, everything is readable.
  • Excellent food taste.


  • Liquid consistency of meat and vegetable purees.

Parent reviews of Nestle, NAN, Nestogen, Gerber baby food products:

My daughter really liked Gerber vegetable purees, although they seem very unpleasant to me. But, if the child likes it - and we are satisfied, we buy only them.

Olga :
And I also want to say that vegetable and fruit puree "Gerber" is very gentle - I have not seen anything like this in any brand.

Oksana :
My son eats Nestlé canned meat with pleasure.

Marina :
My son really likes Nestle instant milk (from 1 year old), although you can't force him to drink regular milk.

Alexandra :
We didn't like the poultry puree. Liquidish, incomprehensible color and taste. And the son cried.

3. Baby food Babushkino basket - reviews, product descriptions

Manufacturer: Sivma. Baby food", distributor "Hipp", Russia.
It is represented by a wide range of products for babies - milk formulas, various purees, canned food, drinking water for children, herbal teas for babies and their nursing mothers, juices.
Products "Grandmother's Basket" is developed by the Research Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. In the production of products for small gourmets, natural, environmentally friendly products of high quality are used. The production does not use genetically modified products, preservatives, dyes, artificial flavors.


  • Convenient sealed packaging.
  • Natural smell and taste of canned fruits and vegetables.
  • No starch content.
  • Low cost.


  • Sweeteners in some fruit purees.
  • Unpleasant taste of meat purees.

Parental reviews of "Grandmother's basket" products for baby nutrition:

Unfortunately, in the jars sometimes there were extraneous inedible inclusions in the form of sticks, pieces of polyethylene, and once there was a piece of bone in canned fish. I will not take more food "Grandma's basket".

We give our son mashed potatoes “Grandmother’s basket – the child likes it, no foreign objects were found in the jar. The taste of these purees is much better than that of other companies, we are not going to give up.

The favorite puree among all the products of this brand is Zucchini with Milk. My daughter eats it with pleasure, so we buy often. Nothing superfluous was found in the puree, and reviews about various foreign objects are similar to unfair competition. My friends also feed their children with "Grandma's basket", everyone is happy, I have not heard anything bad.

4. Nutrition "Nutricia" for children. Information, reviews of parents

Manufacturer: Holland, the Netherlands, Russia.
Manufacturer of baby food products, began producing products in this category in 1896 - then it was milk for babies. In 1901, Nutricia itself was created with the important goal of reducing infant mortality in Europe.

Half a century later, this company entered the European market, presenting a wide range of products. In 2007, this company became part of the Danone group. In Russia, this company acquired (at 1994) the Istra-Nutritsia factory in the Moscow region. The company presents five food groups for babies: in orange packaging - fruit purees, juices; in a beige package - fruit puree with yogurt, cottage cheese; in red packaging - main courses of meat, fish, poultry; in green packaging - vegetable purees; in blue packaging - milk and dairy-free cereals.


  • Products are developed by scientists of research centers.
  • Excellent sealed and beautiful packaging.
  • Five food groups for children, by age.
  • Launches Nutrilon infant formula, the best among formulas.


  • High price of products.
  • Unpleasant odor of formula milk.

Parent reviews of Nutricia products for baby nutrition:

The child developed an allergy to fruit puree, although we had not had any allergies before.

The child eats Malyutka porridge with pleasure, he especially likes wheat porridge with pumpkin. Porridges are bred perfectly, so cooking them is a pleasure. The child is full and happy!

Olga :
The child didn't like mashed potatoes with broccoli and cauliflower. I tried it myself - and the truth is, the taste is unpleasant.

Ekaterina :
Didn't like the apple juice - it's kind of watery.

5. Heinz food products for children. Parent reviews

Manufacturer: Heinz, USA, Russia) is represented by a wide range of different products. Most of the products of this brand are manufactured at Russian factories.


  • Products are represented by a diverse range.
  • Excellent sealed and beautiful packaging.
  • There are products according to the age of the kids.
  • High quality and natural products.


  • High price of products.
  • Unpleasant taste of soups and meat purees.
  • Sugar in almost all foods.
  • Small packages of cereals (200-250 gr).

Heinz baby nutrition parent reviews:

The child did not like pasta a la Navy. I tried it myself - very sour tomato sauce.

My daughter is just delighted with Delicious rice porridge (dried apricots and prunes) milk. True, it is very thick - you have to dilute it with milk in excess of the norm.

I always cook chicken soup with Zvezdochki Vermicelli from this company for my son — he really likes the shape and taste of this pasta!

Disgusting fish puree! The taste and smell are bad!

I think that the best thing about this manufacturer of baby food is porridge! The child eats with pleasure. I buy only dairy ones, since dairy-free ones on the water turn out to be very tasteless. The baby is happy with the porridge, and it is very convenient for us to prepare a delicious and varied menu for our baby.

TOP-10 best baby food manufacturers

How to choose a baby food manufacturer

Quality nutrition is the key to your child's health and the formation of proper eating habits. Therefore, when choosing a manufacturer, pay attention to the following criteria:

  • Price category. In pursuit of quality, parents choose the most expensive products for their baby, forgetting that the demand for them will only grow every month. Therefore, it is important to choose the best price for you, which you are willing to pay daily.
  • Country of manufacture. The quality of the goods produced depends on the country in which the products for the preparation of baby food are grown. And also in different countries there are different quality control and acceptable standards for the content of a particular substance. Technical capabilities also play an important role in production, for example, not all domestic manufacturers are able to produce medical nutrition and formula.
  • Assortment. It is important that the brand's product line contains as many products as possible. Since the positive reaction of the child's body to a certain product indicates that it will be the same for all the others. And a large selection will not force you to look for another good manufacturer, because baby food is designed for children from birth to three years.
  • Foundation time. The duration of a company's existence on the market testifies to the quality of its products. Consumer loyalty is earned over the years. Therefore, brands with a worldwide reputation are more trusted.

In order to help you make the right choice, we have prepared for you a review of the best baby food brands, both foreign and domestic. And to make a comparison and choose the best one from them, everyone should be on their own.

Useful selections

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it obligatory to feed the child with products of the same brand?

No, not necessarily. But choosing products from the range of the same manufacturer, you reduce the risk of allergies and other side effects. If your baby has come up with the nutrition of a certain brand, then you should not experiment with others.

Why is industrial food better than homemade food?

The quality of the original products is strictly controlled in production, and you can only be sure of the quality of homemade products if you have grown it yourself. Also, the production complies with the norms of the content of useful substances in the product. For example, pure milk is not used, it is split into components, removing excess fat and some proteins.

Another advantage of factory-made products is that regardless of the season, your child's diet will be varied. And many of the goods that the baby needs cannot be prepared at home.

What raw materials do manufacturers use?

Most brands of baby food work with suppliers of various raw materials, and do not grow themselves. Some companies claim to control the process of planting and growing fruits and vegetables at suppliers. They also request a soil sample for self-checking.

But be that as it may, the products entering the production undergo a thorough control for GMOs, antibiotics and other impurities. The quality of products is monitored not only by the company itself, but also by Rospotrebnadzor. Goods entering Russia from abroad are also controlled for compliance with the standards for the content of individual components adopted in the country.

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Rating of baby food manufacturers

10. Kabrita

  • Goat milk products
  • Country: Holland
  • Rating (2021): 8

Kabrita products belong to the premium segment. It appeared on the Russian market recently, only 8 years ago, but is already among the top brands. The range of the company is small. All products are made on the basis of an adapted milk formula from goat's milk and are presented in three categories: mixtures, cereals and purees. Suitable for children from birth, as well as for newborns allergic to cow's milk protein. Buyers note a soft creamy taste that kids really like.

  • Advantages
    • Goat milk
    • Natural ingredients
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Suitable for children from birth
  • Flaws
    • Price
    • Assortment
    • No fermented milk products

9. Gerber

  • Best snacks for kids (bars and snacks)
  • Country: USA
  • Rank (2021): 8

American manufacturer, on the market for almost 100 years. Deservedly has good reviews from moms around the world. The company's products are represented on the Russian market by more than 80 items. These include cereals, various purees, juices, cookies, bars and snacks. The company does not produce mixtures, which means that the products are only suitable for children who are ready for the first feeding. The main assortment of this brand is canned mashed potatoes, there are no problems with the choice, but you will have to look for other products. This is especially true for wheat-oat snacks and rice-wheat stars, which are a feature of the brand.

  • Advantages
    • Snacks
    • "clean" composition
    • Vitamins and minerals in the composition
    • Hypoallergenic products
  • Flaws
    • Price
    • No fermented milk products and formula
    • Not always available in the store

8. Tyoma

  • The best baby milk food manufacturer in Russia
  • Country: Russia
  • Rating (2021): 8.5

Since 1999, a Russian manufacturer that has been producing baby food for babies from six months. The main specialization of the company is dairy products: cottage cheese, biolact, milk porridge, baby milk and yogurt. The range also includes juices, fruit and vegetable purees, meat and vegetable purees. The company does not use glass jars. Meat purees are packed in cans, which extends their shelf life, and the rest of the purees are sold in pouches, which are convenient to take with you.

  • Advantages
    • Price
    • Assortment of fermented milk products
    • Packaging
    • Quality raw materials
  • Flaws
    • No formula and cereals
    • Small product range
    • Not suitable for children from birth

7. Heinz

  • The best assortment of cereals
  • Country: USA
  • Rating (2021): 8.5

The Heinz brand is represented on the Russian market by the following products: cereals, puree, vermicelli, biscuits, tea, puddings. Among all manufacturers, the brand has the most diverse range of cereals: dairy, whole grain, low-allergenic, dairy-free, vegetable, drinkable, multicomponent and for grown-up children. The latter are distinguished by a larger grinding that needs to be boiled, which helps the child move from baby food to the general table. The product line also includes meat and fish dishes.

  • Advantages
    • Budget brand
    • Assortment
    • Ready meals
    • Products for older babies
  • Flaws
    • No mixture
    • No fermented milk products
    • Sugar often found in the composition

6. Nutricia

  • Best baby formula manufacturer
  • Country: Holland
  • Rating (2021): 8.5

Multi-brand manufacturer includes such brands as: Nutrilon, Malyutka, Malysh and Nutricia. The company specializes in the production of canned milk formulas of various price categories and a wide range of applications. For example, hypoallergenic, sour-milk, lactose-free, anti-reflux and many others. The company also produces cereals, vegetable and fruit purees.

  • Advantages
    • Different price range
    • Assortment
    • Suitable for babies from birth
    • Hypoallergenic
  • Flaws
    • Small product line
    • No ready meals
    • No dairy products

5. Agusha

  • The widest range
  • Country: Russia
  • Rating (2021): 9

Russian manufacturer that has been presenting its products on the market for almost 40 years. Under the Agusha brand, the widest range of baby food is produced, with the exception of powdered milk mixtures and ready meals. Not so long ago, mini breads and fruit bars appeared on the market, intended for a snack for children older than a year. There is also a new triangular packaging with a tube for fruit and berry purees. Among fermented milk products, fermented baked milk can be distinguished, which is not available from other manufacturers.

  • Advantages
    • Inexpensive
    • Assortment
    • Baby products
    • Packaging
  • Flaws
    • No mix
    • No ready meals
    • Ingredients not always perfect


  • The best Russian manufacturer, price/quality ratio
  • Country: Russia
  • Rating (2021): 9

The company is the leader of the domestic baby food market. A wide range of products includes more than 250 items, with the exception of milk formula. All taste components included in the nutrition are familiar to the Russian consumer. From ready meals, the manufacturer offers soups and liquid cereals, and from fermented milk products - baby milk, biolact, cocktails, yogurt and cottage cheese. Among the line of meat products stand out meat purees "Halal" that meet the standards of Islam. There is dry food, but not much, mostly porridge.

  • Advantages
    • Wide range
    • Price/quality ratio
    • Ready meals
    • Dairy products available
  • Flaws
    • No mix
    • Not always perfect
    • Not suitable for children from birth


Fleur Alpine
  • Producer of cereals based on goat and cow milk
  • Country: Germany
  • Rating (2021): 9.5

The company has been presenting its products on the market since 2008. The natural composition of products involves the preservation of the natural content of vitamins and trace elements in the product. The company's product selection, in addition to cereals and purees, includes cookies, bars, crackers, drinks, pasta and, notably, butter. I would also like to note that cereals are made on cow, goat and with no milk. Many products are suitable for children only from the age of three, for example, pomegranate juice and chocolate chip cookies.

  • Advantages
    • Natural composition
    • Assortment
    • Producer of cereals based on goat and cow milk
    • Baby oil
  • Flaws
    • Price
    • No dairy products
    • No formulas


  • "Adult" dishes for baby food
  • Country: Sweden
  • Rating (2021): 10

The Swedish premium manufacturer Semper has been present on the Russian market for 20 years. During this time, the brand has earned loyalty and trust from customers. The company is included in the list of the most popular manufacturers of baby food in the world. Products are presented for both newborns and older children. The manufacturer does not offer the most diverse menu that is familiar to the Russian consumer.

On the other hand, the assortment contains components and even individual dishes that you will not find in other companies. For example, among the individual components - orange, strawberry, mango, and among the dishes - spaghetti bolognese, Italian pasta with trout and all kinds of stews. Also presented is an exclusively Swedish product - walling.

  • Advantages
    • Ready Meals
    • Best Ingredients
    • Rare Ingredients
    • All Ages
  • Flaws
    • Price
    • There are no fermented milk products in the assortment
    • Not available everywhere


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