A recent Congressional Report has exposed dangerous heavy metal thresholds within store brand baby food. We’ve broken down everything we know and how parents can limit their little one’s exposure.

Heavy Metals Report: What You Need to Know

The Bottom Line:

The government has failed to provide protection for our children and the US Congressional report calls for immediate FDA regulation for our children’s health.

So, what does this mean for parents?

Although heavy metals are naturally occurring in produce, there are choices that we can make to significantly lower exposure.



Skip the rice.

Rice cereals are often high in organic and inorganic arsenic – we opt instead for organic oats, chia, hemp, or buckwheat.


Implement a varied diet.

Variety is a key way to ensure your babe’s diet isn’t limited to ingredients that can have naturally higher levels of heavy metals. We use 100+ USDA Certified organic ingredients in our portfolio.


Use cold-pressure technology.

Our Babyblends are made with fresh, organic ingredients gently blended and cold-pressed as an additional safety measure. We never subject our food to extreme heat, toxic cleaning agents or heavy machinery.


Incorporate key nutrients.

We have a team of food scientists to ensure we incorporate foods that are rich in calcium, vitamin C, and iron– nutrients that can help block the absorption of heavy metals.


Trace ingredients to the source.

Because we work so closely with our trusted suppliers, we have full traceability on where and when all of our food is sent.

Why go fresh?

The first two years of your babe’s life are the most critical time to ensure they’re getting the right nutrition to support their rapid growth and development. The current baby food options are falling short.

Little Spoon delivers fresh, cold-pressed blends right to your door. Built for every stage and made just like homemade.

Heavy Metal FAQs

Heavy metals such as organic and inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury are toxins that are naturally found in earth’s soil, but can be found in higher levels where agricultural conditions are less regulated. Exposure to these heavy metals can impact our babies’ brain development and IQ. 

Metals make their way into food as a result of lengthy processing and commercial sterilization, cleaners that break down into toxins in your food, or food grown in soil that has been heavily treated with pesticides and other toxins. 

Currently, the FDA does not set any limits on levels of heavy metals in baby food, aside from arsenic in rice cereal. On the other hand, the agency does regulate lead levels in bottled water, juice, and candy, as well as limits arsenic and cadmium in bottled water. 

If you want to get involved further in this conversation, contact your representative to demand a response from the FDA and further regulation for heavy metals in baby food. 

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