Frequently asked questions
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Kendamil is manufactured in the town of Kendal, Cumbria by Kendal Nutricare.
Kendal Nutricare is is a British family business and manufacturer specialising in the production of world-class nutrition products from early life nutrition to adult formulations. The factory in Kendal has been manufacturing infant products for over 59 years but only came under British ownership in 2015. The average tenure of our staff is 20 years and our Research and Development Manager, responsible for formulating Kendamil, has been working in the facility for 41 years.
Kendamil is formulated using the cream of the milk, which is a source of fat in our formula. We use a blend of whole milk and essential oils, like sunflower oil, which provide essential fatty acids. This is significantly different to other formula brands that use exclusively vegetable oils as a source of fat in their formulations.
We believe that adding whole milk to provide a natural mammal fat source is by far the best formulation for infant nutrition as it reduces the amount of vegetable oils we have to use to reach the correct fat content. Additionally, using whole milk means we naturally provide Milk Fat Globule Membrane (or MFGM) which is linked to cognitive development.
You can read more about our full cream philosophy in our Resource Centre.
Our Classic and Organic ranges are quite similar. Both are made using a whole milk base, include naturaly occurring Milk Fat Globule Membrane and HMOs. They are both Halal, vegetarian-friendly, use plant-based DHA in place of fish oil and contain no palm oil.
The key differences between our Organic and Classic range are related to the origin of their ingredients. All of our organic ingredients including our milk are sourced entirely from Organic farms, which in the case of dairy make up only 1% of the world’s farms. It can take over 2 years to convert a standard farm into an Organic one because of the changes that have to be made to the land, the animal feed and the way the animals are treated. The outcome is better animal welfare and higher nutritional quality due to lack of GMOs and lack of artificial fertilisers.
All of our Organic products are certified by two of the highest standard bodies in the world, the EU Organic Certification and the UK Soil Association.
The main difference between Stage 1 and Stage 2 is the whey:casein ratio, which changes from 60:40 to 40:60. This gradual change is designed to reflect the natural changes in breastmilk and helps prepare infants for weaning. Stage 2 milk also contains higher lactose and less fat. You can compare the nutritional values of our Stage 1 and Stage 2 milks in the Products section of this site.
All of our Kendamil infant milk powder products have a shelf life of 24 months from their date of manufacture. Our Classic First Infant Milk ready-to-feed product also uniquely has a 12 month shelf life to reduce wastage, a key priority of the NHS.
Kendamil is stocked nationwide across the United Kingdom and in Ireland. In addition to our own website where parents can purchase directly, you can find Kendamil Classic in Tesco, Morrisons, Ocado and ChemistDirect. You can find our Organic range in Sainsburys, Boots, Waitrose, ChemistDirect, Ocado and Amazon. You can find our Goat range in Waitrose, Ocado and ChemistDirect. Parents can also find their nearest stockist using our Stockists page on www.kendamil.com.
In the Republic of Ireland our Classic range is stocked in Dunnes Stores and our Organic milks are available in Boots Pharmacy.
Kendamil Classic, Organic and Goat Milks are Vegetarian and Halal friendly, certified by the Vegetarian Society and HFA respectively.
Kendamil Classic is certified Kosher and we also have a Kendamil Mehadrin range which is certified Super Kosher by Kedassia and can be consumed during passover.
Absolutely you can. Whether it's to share feedback, contact our healthcare team for product samples or to ask a question regarding the Kendamil range, we welcome you to get in touch.
You can contact our team via our 'Contact Us' page in the top right hand corner of this site, or contact our healthcare team directly at their email addresses, listed on the homepage.