GERBER STATEMENT – CONSUMER REPORTS
At Gerber, the safety of our products – and the infants and children who consume them – are our top priorities.
All Gerber products fully comply with U.S. laws and regulations, and our own strict standards for quality and safety. Consumers can be confident that our products are safe for their children to consume.
It is important for consumers to know that a variety of substances exist naturally in the soil, including arsenic and lead. Low levels of these substances in foods or beverages do not pose a health risk, or represent a food safety concern.
We understand that FDA is reviewing their guidance levels for arsenic and lead in juice. Gerber fully supports this effort and would contribute our expertise to the development of science-based standards that further advance public health and consumer confidence. We also support the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations regarding juice consumption for infants and children: Juice should not be introduced prior to six months of age; juice should not be given to infants in bottles or easily transportable covered cups that allow them to consume juice easily throughout the day; juice should not be given at bedtime; juice should be limited to 4 – 6 ounces a day for children 1 – 6 years old (aap.org).
Consumers and customers have trusted us to consistently provide high-quality, safe nutrition products and we are committed to maintaining that trust. We encourage consumers to contact us if they have questions or concerns at 1-800-4-GERBER any time, day or night.