Questions and Answers
Have questions about Vermont Organics® infant formula? We have answers.
Questions and Answers
Have questions about Vermont Organics® infant formula? We have answers.

Who can I can talk to about the nutritional value of Vermont Organics?

The Vermont Organics team of customer service representatives is here to answer any questions and concerns you may have about our organic infant formulas.

If you are unable to find answers to your questions on our website, please contact one of our representatives:

  • For nutritional information, please call (800) 538-7615.
  • To contact us via e-mail, please click here.

Our representatives are available Monday - Friday, 7:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Organic Baby Formula

Our Vermont Organics Formula advisory board members have put together a list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding organics, GMOs and baby formula. Please feel free to review these FAQs and visit the “Why Organic?” and “Why Non-GMO?” sections of our website.

What exactly does the word "organic" mean?

When you buy food labeled "organic," you can be sure that it was produced using the highest organic production and handling standards in the world. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Organic Program, organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations.

When you buy Vermont Organics Baby Formula -- either our organic milk formula or our soy organic infant formula -- you are supporting environmental health while feeding your little one complete nutrition that is produced without potentially harmful pesticides. In the case of our milk organic infant formula, your baby's formula is produced from cow's that are not given antibiotics or added growth hormones¹.

Before a baby formula can be labeled "organic," a federal government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Vermont Organics® is approved by QAI to manufacture organic powder infant formula that is compliant with the comprehensive USDA organic regulations.

What makes organic products different from non-organic products?

The USDA National Organic Program makes sure that all products bearing the USDA organic label originate from farms or handling operations that are certified-organic by a program-approved state or private organization.

  • Program regulations prohibit the use of the following in organic food production and handling: genetic engineering and genetically modified ingredients (GMOS), ionizing radiation, and sewage sludge.
  • Crops meet organic standards if they are raised without most potentially harmful pesticides, petroleum-based fertilizers, and sewage sludge-based fertilizers.
  • Livestock must be fed organic feed, raised with direct access to the outdoors, and raised free of antibiotics and growth hormones.

What makes Vermont Organics different from other infant formulas?

Unlike non-organic baby formulas, Vermont Organics meets the guidelines of the National Organic Program. This means our milk organic infant formula and organic soy baby formula are certified organic in accordance with USDA regulations:

  • No Potentially Harmful Pesticides¹
  • No Added Growth Hormones¹
  • No Antibiotics¹
  • No GMOs*

Additionally, our milk organic infant formula and soy organic infant formula are made in a facility that is approved by QAI to manufacture organic powder infant formula that is compliant with the comprehensive USDA organic regulations.

I currently use a non-organic infant formula. Can I switch to Vermont Organics?

You can switch to Vermont Organics Organic Infant Formulas, but you should always check with your baby's doctor before choosing and changing baby formula. Switching formula is safe and clinical evidence has proven that switching from one formula brand to another is well tolerated by babies.

*Ingredients not genetically engineered.
¹As required for USDA Organic Certification.