Our Quality Standards & Commitment to Organic

Dear Parents, 

Our company was founded to provide every parent with access to safe and high-quality organic baby food. We are a team of parents, pediatricians, food scientists & nutritionists, driven every day by our mission to bring health and happiness to children through nutrition. As a parent myself, I’ve fed and continue to feed our products to all three of my children. It’s exciting to watch them grow with our products—and also quickly learn which are their favorites!

Our team at Happy Family is committed to sourcing the highest-quality food. We partner with our suppliers to find farms around the country and the world with the highest standards of organic farming and sustainability. Happy Family has been at the forefront of rigorous safety protocols, as well as working with 3rd party specialists to ensure our products are age and stage appropriate for every milestone—from starting solids to self-feeding and beyond. 

There’s nothing more important to us than what we feed our children. We remain dedicated to leading the industry in best practices, as we continue to raise the bar with our strict standards and deliver high-quality organic products to all families.

—Anne Laraway, CEO & Mom-in-Chief

Our Happy Promise

We work with trusted farmers and suppliers, source high-quality organic ingredients, and implement our rigorous and uncompromising quality standards so you can feel confident in what you’re feeding your family. Our promise is to bring you peace of mind—so our products meet the following criteria:

Always certified USDA Organic
Ingredients grown without the use of toxic persistent pesticides
Packaging made without BPA, BPS, or phthalates

Our Standards

Quality & Food Safety is fundamental to the work we do. We work closely with our suppliers and farmer partners as well as field experts to create a valuable and effective process that ensures quality & safety from start to finish. This includes testing every lot of finished food products for a variety of criteria, including heavy metals, with all of our testing performed by third-party accredited laboratories to ensure that all our products are safe for littles ones to consume. We’re committed to elevating quality standards industry-wide, by pressing suppliers that do not currently test raw ingredients for heavy metals to do such testing. We stand behind our products, meeting all local regulations including FDA standards & California Prop 65 Safe Harbor, and have some of the strictest internal protocols in the industry to deliver confidence and trust in our organic baby foods.​

Addressing the Conversation Around Heavy Metals

Food Quality & Safety FAQs

You may have read recent reports and studies that speak to the naturally occurring heavy metals in the environment. We aim to provide you with the answers, support, and resources you need so you can continue making the best choices for you & your little one.

Is Happy Family baby food safe?
How and why do heavy metals wind up in our foods?
What quality and safety protocols do you have in place?
Is processed food at more risk for contaminants than fresh food?
What are you doing to ensure food safety in the ingredients you source?
Does Happy Family add heavy metal elements to baby food?
Is there a recall on Happy Family products? Can I get a refund on my recent purchase?

The FDA has set forth its Closer to Zero action plan that identifies actions the agency will take to reduce exposure to trace elements in baby foods to as low as possible, outlining a science-based, iterative approach for achieving continual improvements over time. We fully support the science-based approach of this action plan—looking to expert guidance enforced by the U.S. government, as we continue to ensure proper nutrition and food safety for your little ones.

Resources for Parents

We want to provide you and your family with resources informed by the latest science-based approach to a balanced diet.Our Happy Baby Experts (all registered dietitian nutritionists and all moms) share their tips for how we, as parents and caregivers, can provide a variety of safe and healthy foods for our little ones. 

Tip 1: 

Offer your little one a variety of foods within each food group; e.g., root vegetables like potatoes and carrots in addition to vegetables grown above ground like kale, spinach, and broccoli.

Tip 2:

Balance serving pre-packaged snacks with other snack options, such as fresh fruits, veggies with homemade dips like hummus, lean proteins, and healthy fats. For specific snack ideas, check out this article.

Tip 3: 

Providing a variety of foods, and a balanced diet of ready-made purees as well as homemade baby food, introduces little ones to new tastes and textures, encourages their development of self-feeding skills, and helps provide the important nutrients babies need for healthy development. Remember: you are making the best decisions possible for you and your baby, and we’re here to help with any questions you have along the way.

Articles from Trusted Feeding Experts

These helpful science-based articles from industry experts and organizations focused on health and nutrition offer even more insight and understanding around the heavy metals conversation: