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Food safety

Heavy metals exist in the soil, air and water all around us. Trace amounts of these metals can be absorbed by the fruits, vegetables and grains used to make baby food as they are grown. We follow applicable guidelines recommended by the FDA and Department of Agriculture to screen raw materials and finished products to ensure all food is safe to consume, and meets or exceeds any safety and nutrition standards and to continually develop new safety standards and practices.


We want you to know that we understand the serious nature of food allergens and we strive to eliminate risk for our consumers. Our allergen control program is the most important aspect to our manufacturing process.

We assure you that all manufacturing facilities where Earth’s Best products are produced follow robust allergen control programs that include staff training, segregation of allergen ingredients, production scheduling, and thorough cleaning and sanitation.

Both major and minor ingredients of all products, as well as all processing procedures and equipment, are closely scrutinized. We recommend you refer to the packaging of the individual products for allergen information. By law, we declare all 8 major US food allergens (peanuts, soybeans, milk, eggs, fish, crustaceans, tree nuts, and wheat) on our packaging.


We don’t have dedicated facilities/equipment to produce products that do not contain allergens, so the machinery may have previously processed a product with a major allergen. All of the manufacturing facilities in which Earth’s Best products are produced follow rigid allergen control programs and we declare all 8 major US food allergens on our package labels. You may wish to review the ingredient statement with your child’s doctor to determine if it’s suitable for your needs.

Gluten is the general name for the proteins in wheat, rye and barley. Gluten is responsible for forming the structure of dough, holding products together and leavening. We do not have lists of products that are specifically considered to be gluten free. Reading the label is the best way to check for the presence of ingredients which contain gluten. If gluten is a major ingredient, it will be specified in the ingredient list.

Earths Best products that make a gluten-free claim are declared as such by utilizing a triangular Gluten-Free symbol, by carrying the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) Seal, or stating “gluten free” on packaging.

In addition to meeting the FDA’s standard for ‘Gluten Free’ of less than 20 parts per million of gluten, all of our gluten free products are formulated without the presence of any gluten containing ingredients. All manufacturing facilities for Hain Celestial’s products employ good manufacturing processes and procedures to prevent allergen cross-contact. Each facility has established rigid allergen control programs that include staff training, segregation of allergen containing ingredients, production scheduling, and thorough cleaning and sanitation. These allergen and sanitation programs are verified annually by our Quality Assurance department.

Barley, Bulgur, Cereal Binding, Couscous, Durum, Einkorn, Emmer, Filler, Farro, Graham Flour, Kamut, Malt, Malt Extract, Malt Flavoring, Malt Syrup, Oat Bran*, Oats*, Oat Syrup*, Rye, Semolina, Spelt, Triticale, Wheat, Wheat Bran, Wheat Germ, Wheat Starch *Oats are genetically gluten free. It is, however possible for cross contact with gluten containing grains to occur during planting, growing, harvesting and processing. Because of this most oat products sourced from all parts of the world may contain some level of detectible gluten.


All our Earth’s Best® products are manufactured in non-BPA packaging.

In general, our date codes follow a Day, Month, Year format (DD,MMM,YY). The first two numbers in the code represent the day, the next three letters the month, and the next two numbers the year. Any letters and/or numbers following the date code are used for our tracking purposes.

Yes, our glass jars are 100% recyclable

While our pouches are not currently recyclable, we are actively seeking solutions that will allow our pouches to be recycled.


Earth’s Best® organic infant formulas are manufactured and packaged in the USA.

All infant formulas must be approved by the FDA before they can be marketed.

The dairy ingredients used in our Earth’s Best® organic infant formulas are from cows fed and raised according to organic regulations which include grass fed and organic feed.

All infant formulas are designed to include the nutrients in the amounts listed on the label, providing complete, balanced nutrition for healthy term infants.

Due to organic soy supply challenges, our Earth’s Best® plant-based formula product for infants with dairy intolerances was recently reformulated. We changed the source of soy protein from USDA certified organic soy to non GMO sourced soy. Our new product has the same nutritional profile as it did before and provides the same amount of soy protein to support overall growth and development, and DHA and ARA to support brain and eye development. Look for Earth’s Best® Non-GMO Plant Based Formula in stores and online today.

Both Earth’s Best Organic® Infant Sensitivity® and Gentle® Formulas are for babies with intolerance or sensitivity issues who exhibit signs of fussiness, gas and crying. Our Sensitivity formula is a reduced lactose formula with 95% less lactose as compared to standard milk-based formulas. Our Gentle formula contains easy-to-digest proteins including partially hydrolyzed whey. This formula is meant for infants having difficulty digesting proteins. It is the first organic gentle formula available. Both formulas meet FDA requirements for infant nutrition, contain no genetically modified ingredients, are made without prohibited synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, and are produced with milk from grass and grain fed cows not treated with artificial growth hormones or antibiotics.

Our Earth’s Best Organic Soy Infant Formula doesn’t contain any gluten containing ingredients. Our manufacturing facilities follow rigid allergen control programs and good manufacturing practices to prevent products from coming into contact with allergens. You may wish to consult with your child’s health care provider regarding the use of this product and any dietary concerns.

Our Earth’s Best Organic® Infant Formulas do not contain brown rice syrup.

To support growth and development, the FDA requires infant formulas to contain a certain mix of fats, and proteins as well as vitamins and minerals. Some babies are sensitive to lactose. Our Sensitivity Infant Formula has a reduced level of lactose which is replaced with easy-to-digest corn syrup solids. All Earth’s Best® organic infant formulas meet infant feeding requirements and are made without GMO ingredients.

No, Earth’s Best® Organic Infant Formulas are not vegan.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

We offer the following formulas:

  • Organic Dairy Formula with Iron & DHA/ARA
  • Organic Sensitivity® Formula with Iron & DHA/ARA
  • Organic Gentle® Formula with Iron & DHA/ARA
  • Non-GMO Soy Formula with Iron & DHA/ARA
  • Organic Toddler Milk Drink Powder with DHA

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

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.

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.

Infant foods

Bananas can vary from yellowish-beige to pink in color. It is a natural variance after cooking and still perfectly safe for your child to consume.

Earth’s Best® Infant Cereals predominantly uses ingredients sourced domestically. Products manufactured in the US do not require Country of Origin Labeling.

Once the products leave our distribution centers, temperature changes in the winter months or in transit can cause some jars to freeze and then thaw, which can result in unusual product texture such as separation and a dry or spongy appearance. There is no food safety issue associated with this, however, we understand if you feel that the texture of the product does not meet the high quality that you have come to expect from us. If you have any further questions, please call us at 1-800-442-4221.

General food

We encourage you to visit the “Find a Store” section of our website. There you can search for specific products in and around your zip code.

The chickens used in Earth’s Best® products are not administered antibiotics or hormones.


Earth’s Best® infant and toddler formulas, infant foods, Sesame Street products and chicken fries are certified USDA organic. Some of our frozen products are not organic but are non-GMO.