• 1900 – Glaxo introduce roller dried infant milk
  • 1930’s – Glaxo refine formula to include Vitamin D for bone development
  • 1962 – Glaxo build a state of the art factory in Kendal to manufacture infant milk
  • 1968 –  Glaxo buy Farley’s brand and consolidate food business Farley Health Products in 1976
  • 1986 – Boots buy Farley Health Products
  • 1993 – BS5750/ ISO9001 Accreditation
  • 1994 – H J Heinz buy Farley’s Health Products
  • 1999 – Heinz create a European Centre of Excellence for Infant Formula and Infant Cereal Research & Development in Kendal.
  • 2000 – ISO 14001 (Environment) Accreditation
  • 2003 – ISO 9001 2000 Accreditation
  • 2007 – Factory BRC Accreditation grade A
  • June 2015 – Kendal Nutricare Ltd. buy H J Heinz factory in Kendal
  • November 2015 – Kendamil China Registration with CNCA
  • 2016 – Kendal Nutricare gains BRC accreditation grade AA level 7
  • July 2016 – Kendamil launched at CBME Shanghai.
  • August 2016 – Kendamil 900g launched in EH Booths
  • August 2016 – Kendamil Mehadrin 800g launched in London, Manchester and Liverpool
  • September 2016 – Kendamil 400g launched MENA
  • May 2017 – Kendamil Available In Morrisons
  • August 2017 – Kendalife Launched
  • August 2017 – Kendamil Formulas Available In ASDA
  • November 2017 – CFDA approve Kendamil in China as 1st brand
  • February 2018 – CFDA approve Kendamil Organic in China as 2nd brand
  • April 2018 – Kendamil Organic Launched In Sainsbury’s

Our Brand

Kendamil is the only British Infant Formula producer.

Our range of infant formulas are made using full cream milk sourced locally from farms based in Cumbria and Lancashire.

Since 1962, our factory; a state of the art manufacturing plant, has manufactured high quality infant food products for Farleys, GSK, Boots and Heinz before becoming Kendal Nutricare in 2015.

We have an experienced team, some with over 20 year’s industry experience. A highly qualified group of engineers, technicians, laboratory microbiologists and research scientists operate the factory to a world class standard.


Prebiotics (GOS), promote the growth of good bacteria and have been shown to play a role in regulating your baby’s immune system, inhibiting the growth of pathogens (disease causing bacteria) and digesting food. Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) is a prebiotic derived from milk.

Baby's Journey

You will find a Kendamil Milk for each stage of your baby’s development;

Stage 1 – From Birth to 6 Months
Stage 2 – From 6 Months to 12 Months
Stage 3 – From 12 Months to 36 Months

Once your infant is ready to be weaned onto solid food we offer a range of Kendamil Cereals. Just like our milks, our cereals are nutritionally balanced with essential vitamins and minerals, made from great tasting, wholesome grains and fruit. Helping to support your baby’s growth and development.

Mammals Milk Fat

We have put decades of research into every ingredient in our infant formula to support your baby’s growth and development from birth to weaning to toddlerhood. We formulate with full cream milk, matching the protein percentages found in human breast milk of 60% whey to 40% casein combined with the essential vitamins and minerals your baby needs.

Mothers breast milk contains 51% saturated milk fat and full cream milk fat provides all the energy to help your infant grow strong and healthy. Those good mammal milk fats are the guiding blocks within the child’s brain, as the brain is made of more than 60% lipids= fats. The phospholipids and other micro nutrients within mammals full cream milk fats are necessary for brain and nervous system receptor functions.


Our range of infant formulas are made using full cream nutrients from whole milk sourced locally from farms based in the North of the UK.

Our factory is ideally situated to get the freshest milk produced by cows fed on grass from the finest pastures, surrounded by clear running rivers and temperate clean air.


We want to create a better way to eat where everyone has access to nutritious food of a high quality that has a traceability so you are connected to the people that make it.  Our milk is sourced from Red Tractor certified farms in the North of the UK.

Every stage of our process is closely monitored, we start by using “Red Tractor Approved” Farms, our dairy partner pasteurises the milk, our factory tests all raw materials prior to processing, during production and after packing and we document all batches. Providing families with a safe and nutritious formula.

No Palm Oil

We are committing to doing what’s best – for parents and for our environment. We do not use palm oil in our Infant Formulas. Whilst it is cheap and easy to cultivate palm oil, its production destroys rain-forests, drains carbon rich peat-land and violates human rights of workers and local communities. Setting aside the ecological effects, palm oil can also affect your child’s health as it has a different triglyceride structure to mammal’s milk fat which means that palm oils & palm fat can bind with calcium, causing soapiness in infant stomachs, constipation and reduced uptake of calcium. – Ref: Abbott Study 2002.

Ethical Sourcing

We are committed to ethically producing the most nutritious and wholesome Infant, Follow-On and Toddler Formulas possible. We are working consistently to ensure that our formula is made using sustainable ingredients that are sourced ethically.

Rather than using fish oil in our Kendamil formula to introduce Omega 3, we use Pure Marine Algae which is not only a vegetarian source of Omega 3, but it also helps to conserve fish stocks.


All of our products are proudly manufactured in Cumbria. We are the only British Infant Formula Manufacturer. We seek to use only the best, locally sourced British Milk in our products. The wet weather combined with the temperature is ideal for pasture grazed dairy herds.