As a Mom that combines breastfeeding and formula feeding, I am always concerned when I hear about formula issues. Never more so when I heard about the arsenic concerns in Nature’s One Baby’s Only Organic Formula. Yet, I was relieved to hear the issue was resolved this fall when Consumer Reports ran an article on how the company reworked it product and suppliers to address the Nature’s One Formula arsenic concerns. However, in that announcement, the company stated it only applied to its formula with certain use-by-dates:
“When we tested the new versions of the two dairy formulas, the levels were either undetectable or nearly so. The company says its new formulation has use-by dates of January 2014 (Dairy with DHA & ARA), July 2015 (Dairy), or later.” (Emphasis added.)
So imagine my surprise when I turned over the can of Nature’s One Baby’s Only Formula that I had just ordered from Diapers.com with an expiration date of October 2013!
I immediately called Diapers.com but they stated there was nothing they could do about it since there was no recall. I stated I wasn’t looking for them to pull the product from the shelves as WholeFoods did. However, I felt that Diapers.com should have a disclaimer on its website stating that it cannot guarantee that we would receive Nature’s One Baby’s Only formula with use-by-dates as the company stated. There should be some sort of transparency!
So buyer beware!! And if you find that you do not want your baby to consume such formula, contact Diapers.com and ask for a free shipping label to return the product! And hopefully Diapers.com and Nature’s Only provide more information to consumers.
Update: I tweeted this post & Diapers.com responded with the following.
@charchronicles Thanks for your concern. We reached out to the manufacturer and have been assured these products are safe for consumption.
— Diapers.com (@diapersdotcom) October 24, 2012