Beech-Nut ®
Finding only the best fruits and vegetables for your baby


It’s simple, right?

You just take a bunch of fresh fruits and vegetables and puree them. Not so fast…

There’s a lot of scary stuff out there in the environment. It’s in the soil, the water and air. In the fruit and vegetables we buy at the store. Some of it’s safe. Some of it’s not.

That’s why we take our responsibility of finding the purest, cleanest fruits and vegetables out there so seriously. We use our 125 years of experience to know just where to source the highest-quality apples for our just Honeycrisp Apples. We also work with farmers to help ensure that they understand and can meet our strict quality standards – there are none higher in the industry.

The EPA, USDA and other government bodies have high standards for limits on pesticides and organic certification. That’s not good enough for us. Our pesticide standards are 10 times stricter than government requirements. Our infant rice cereal, for instance, is already below the proposed FDA limit for arsenic in rice cereals – we test every lot to ensure this.

Beech-Nut highest standards: Our pesticide standards are 10x higher than government requirements. We test for 235 pesticides, heavy metals and toxins. We conduct more than 20 rigorous tests on our delicious purees.

And our quality process doesn’t end there

Once farmers send us their very best, we test the fruits and vegetables for 222 pesticides. We even test for trace amounts of heavy metals like cadmium, lead and arsenic and other nasty stuff. And just like you would, we send the produce back if it’s not good enough. No exceptions.

You can depend on our technology and commitment to do this for you – since we know you don’t have an Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometer or a Gas Chromatograph to conduct these tests in your kitchen!

Then we conduct more than 20 rigorous tests on our delicious purees to ensure that the safety, quality and flavors are just right – before they reach your baby’s high chair. So you know that you are feeding your baby only the very best quality (and the tastiest!).