Clean Label Project is committed to changing the definition of food and consumer safety through data, science, and transparency. Within the baby food space, Clean Label Project has seen elevated levels of heavy metals including Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury, pesticide residues, and plasticizers. In some cases, the levels exceeded state health guidelines. The first 1000 days of life are critically important to long-term health and wellness. This is a key period of time for the immune system and brain development. Clean Label Project™ is a national non-profit with the mission to bring truth and transparency to food and consumer product labeling. We have found that there is an increase in consumer, media, and academic attention being paid to the health consequences of exposure to heavy metals, pesticide residues, plasticizers, etc.. Yet, consumers will never find this information on product labels.

See Our List of the Best Baby Food Products

In recent years, few baby food brands have earned awards as a result of their commitment to doing better than the industry in providing babies with nutritious foods and going above and beyond minimum food safety requirements. The following are some of the BEST brands on the market. We believe these brands are the best based on our rigorous product testing.

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Stay tuned as more brands are currently going through the Certification Process.

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* Products Tested: Once Upon A Farm Sun Shiny Strawberry Patch; Once Upon A Farm Wild Rumpus Avocado; Nature’s One Baby’s Only – Dairy Toddler Formula; Nature’s One Baby’s Only – Dairy with DHA/ARA Toddler Formula; Nature’s One Baby’s Only – LactoRelief with DHA/ARA Toddler Formula; Nature’s One Baby’s Only – Pea Protein Toddler Formula; Nature’s One Baby’s Only – Whey Protein with DHA/ARA Toddler Formula; Nature’s One PediaSmart – Dairy Vanilla Beverage Mix; Fresh Bellies A Perfect Pair; Fresh Bellies Broccoli Ever After Fresh Bellies Cauliflower Dreamin’; Cerebelly Organic Black Bean Sweet Potato with Avocado Oil & Tomato; Cerebelly Organic Broccoli Pear; Cerebelly Organic Butternut Squash White Bean; Cerebelly Organic Carrot Chickpea with Ginger; Cerebelly Organic Carrot Pumpkin; Cerebelly Organic Pea Basil; Cerebelly Organic Pea Spinach Pear with Quinoa; Cerebelly Organic Spinach Apple Sweet Potato; Cerebelly Organic Sweet Potato Mango; Cerebelly Organic White Bean Pumpkin Apple with Sunflower Seed Butter & Cinnamon; Cerebelly Morning Glory; Cerebelly Green Apple Kale; Cerebelly Blueberry Banana; Cerebelly Strawberry Lemon

See Our List of the Worst Baby Food Products

One of Clean Label Project’s advocacy retail partner, PureMarket.com, conducted some investigative work of their own in testing the true contents of some of America’s best-selling baby food products. Here’s a sneak peek at their findings of the WORST brands on the market (based on products tested*). Visit PureMarket.com for the full study details, and to see a list of all ranked products used to create Pure Market’s benchmarked results.

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*Products Tested: Baby Mum-Mum Original Rice Rusks; Baby Mum-Mum Vegetable Rice Rusks; Baby Mum-Mum Banana Rice Rusks; Baby Mum-Mum Apple and Pumpkin Rice Rusks; Healthy Times Maple Biscuits for Teethers; Healthy Times Oatmeal Cereal for Baby; Healthy Times Vanilla Biscuits for Teethers; Healthy Times Brown Rice Cereal for Baby; Nosh Baby Munchables Simply Rice Organic Teething Wafers; Nosh Baby Munchables Blueberry and Pomegranate Organic Teething Wafers; Nosh Lil’ Melties Blueberry purple Carrot Puffs; Nosh Smoothie Snaps Strawberry Banana Fruit Puree; Nosh Smoothie Snaps Banana Mango Passion Fruit Puree; Organix Raspberry and Banana Muesli with Vitamin B1; Sweetie Pie Orgnaic Sweet Beet Tiny Wafers;


About Clean Label Project’s Awards & Certifications for Baby Food Products

Puirty Award

Clean Label Project Purity Award Winning brands have voluntarily and proactively implemented procedures to ensure ingredient quality and purity. They have enlisted the help of Clean Label Project to go into the marketplace and randomly purchase and test their products to ensure that they continue to live up to these high standards. You can read more about the Clean Label Project Purity Award Winning Baby Food brands and how the Award program works here.

Pesticide-Free

Clean Label Project Pesticide-Free brands have voluntarily and proactively implemented procedures to minimize the potential threat of pesticide contamination in their products. They have enlisted the help of Clean Label Project to go into the marketplace and randomly purchase and test their products to ensure that they continue to live up to these high standards. You can read more about the Clean Label Project Pesticide-Free Baby Food brands and how the Award program works here.