Organic Baby Formula: Two Brands Not So Organic

organic_baby_formula_lawsuitBy Catherine J. Frompovich

Organic and non-GMO food advocates at the consumer advocacy group Organic Consumers Association issued a press release April 26, 2016 stating that OCA was suing two baby formula manufacturers for misleading and false product labeling and ingredients. [1]   What’s that all about?

The brands being sued are:

1 – The Honest Company for its brand Premium Infant Formula advertised and labeled as “organic” when, in actuality, it contains “11 substances prohibited by federal law from organics. Some of the ingredients are federally regulated as hazardous compounds. At least one is irradiated. And some have not even been assessed as safe for human foods, much less for infant formulas.” [2]

2 – Hain Celestial for its Earth’s Best brands “including Organic Infant Formula, Organic Soy Infant Formula, Organic Sensitivity Infant Formula and Organic Toddler Formula are all falsely labeled organic because they contain a spectacular array of ingredients that are non-agricultural and non-organic, all of which are prohibited under OPPA. For example, of the 48 ingredients in Earth’s Best Organic Infant Formula alone, more than half violate USDA Organic Standards.” [3]

In my opinion, that’s what can and often does happen when former natural, clean-of-chemicals foods producers are courted and bought out by big food processing companies.  I’ve always wondered WHY those who started and created wholesome products do that.  Can it be that money talks too much and is very enticing?

According to Ronnie Cummins, OCA’s international director, “It is fitting that we draw attention to these two companies for violating U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic standards this week, when leaders of the organic industry are convening to discuss and uphold organic standards at the Spring National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting in Washington, D.C.”

After reading OCA’s complaints in the links below, I’d like to suggest that if readers feel so inclined, to support them with a donation to fight the good fight against false and misleading food practices and ingredients in our food supply, especially baby foods.

References:

[1] https://www.organicconsumers.org/press/organic-consumers-association-sues-two-infant-formula-makers-falsely-labeling-products-organic
[2] Lawsuit complaint https://www.organicconsumers.org/sites/default/files/honest_company-complaint.pdf
[3] Lawsuit complaint https://www.organicconsumers.org/sites/default/files/earths_best_lawsuit.pdf

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Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich coming in Summer 2016


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2 Comments on "Organic Baby Formula: Two Brands Not So Organic"

  1. Jessica Alba started The Honest Company because she wanted what was best for her children. I find it hard to believe she would be behind this deception. I’m guessing she sold the company? Big disappointment with both of these companies. I know Gerber products are just loaded with GMO’s.

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