Product Investigation

Product Investigation

We stand behind every product we make, and are 100% confident that these products are safe for your children.

As soon as we learned about a video posted on Facebook concerning Earth’s Best Organic® Butternut Squash Pear Baby Food Puree in a pouch, we acted immediately to ensure that our highest quality standards were being met in every pouch we produce. We promised that we would update you throughout our investigation, and here is what we have learned upon completion:

  • - An accredited independent laboratory retrieved and tested the Earth’s Best Organic® Butternut Squash Pear pouch that was purchased by the mom who posted the video.

  • - The independent laboratory determined that the product was compromised due to a small puncture on the back of the pouch. Although the laboratory was unable to determine exactly how the package was damaged, it did find that the damage occurred sometime after our production process.

  • - The independent laboratory’s findings were consistent with our own testing of other Earth’s Best Organic® brand pouches from the location of the purchased product, as well as retained samples from the same production run as the product. In each case, the products examined were found to be safe and defect-free.

As a father of four children who were raised on Earth’s Best Organic® products, I would not let a single product bear the Earth’s Best Organic® label unless I was confident that all our products met the highest quality and safety standards.

We have served more than 300 million pouches to families over the last few years and, based on this experience, know that our production processes and packaging are of the highest standard. Every time a consumer contacts us, we look at how we can improve our brand and we strive to honestly and transparently address any consumer concerns.

We appreciate the trust that you and other consumers place in the Earth’s Best® brand to provide healthy and nourishing products for your children.


Irwin D. Simon,
Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.