Between 2010 and 2013, a study examining over 30 brands of formulas showed high levels of aluminum in some baby formulas, including few HiPP formulas. These studies were published to media outlets highlighting the problem.
HiPP later addressed the concern in a public statement. Their statement reminds parents that HiPP Organic formula is carefully formulated and meets all legal requirements as well as satisfying the most stringent quality controls. Their statement also mentioned that the levels of aluminum in the products are well within the defined levels set by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Lastly, HiPP reassured parents that they are always working to improve their formula and that any new formula produced is always tested to insure aluminum levels are the lowest possible. There are numerous online websites to read the full statement from HiPP.
Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust, and is present in the environment combined with other elements (eg, oxygen, silicon, fluorine). Exposure to aluminum is usually not harmful. Aluminium in the food supply comes from natural sources including water, food additives, and contamination by aluminium utensils and containers. Most unprocessed foods, except for certain herbs and tea leaves, contain low (< 5 micrograms Al/g) levels of aluminium.