Our unique recipe: From farm to formula

Our unique recipe: From farm to formula

Our local supply chain provides traceability, sustainability and knowledge of every step of the process, from farm to formula. We believe the freshest ingredients are those grown locally, and we are proud to support hundreds of local family farms and farmers.

Our milk is supplied by 220 British Red Tractor farms, our whey is from Somerset, our vitamins and minerals are from Kent, our essential oils are from Yorkshire.

We source our cow and goat milk fat from local farms close to our factory in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, blending wholesome milk fats with essential fatty acids like linoleic & alpha-linolenic fatty acids.

Kendmil is the only infant milk formula available that uses whole milk as a source of fat, rather than 100% vegetable oils. We believe whole milk fat is the best source of fat to use in infant milk formula as it provides proven benefits such as less gut discomfort, decreased constipation, as well as providing phospholipids for essential brain processes – to name just a few!

When the whole milk arrives at the factory in its liquid form, and it’s checked by our Quality Assurance team. The team checks the delivery temperature, tests % fat, % protein and checks for any water contamination and any other residues, to make sure the milk is safe for infants.

After the fresh milk is tested, it’s then pasteurised immediately – within one hour at the factory. This step is a gentle heat treatment to rid of any potential harmful bacteria

It is then wet blended with whey, lactose, vitamins and minerals. Essential fatty acids, like linoleic and alpha-linolenic, as found in breast milk, are added from sunflower and rapeseed and we add coconut oil as a source of lauric acid C12. The wet blend is then gently heated to reduce its water content so by the time it enters our spray dryer it contains only half the moisture.

In our unique “Filtermat Spray Dryer” the liquid formula is sprayed in at high pressure and dispersed into tiny droplets which as they fall 4 storeys, landing on a warm moving belt. At this stage, there is still 15% moisture inside the formula powder, but by the time the powder comes off the moving belt it is below 3% moisture and ready for final quality checks and packing.

So there you have it. Local ingredients, carefully manufactured into a product we are truly proud of. To find out more about the Kendamil range and how it may benefit your patients, please contact us at hcp@kendamil.com

Important notice: Breastfeeding is best for babies. Kendamil should be used on the advice of a doctor, dietitian, pharmacist, or other professional responsible for maternal and child care. It is important that, in preparation for and during breastfeeding, mothers eat a healthy, balanced diet. Combined breast and bottle feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of breast milk.

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