The Kendamil Story

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.

Kendamil is a brand from Kendal Nutricare located in Kendal near the English Lake District.

Kendal Nutricare The Home of Family Nutrition, is located in Kendal Cumbria, the Gateway to the English Lake District National Park. The company specialises in the manufacturing of world class nutritional food products. Our products cater for consumers across the entire life-cycle, ranging from infant and toddler formula to adult meal replacements and speciality formulas, Anti Reflux, Anti Colic and Hypo Allergenic.

For over 55 years the Kendal Nutricare factory has produced for famous brands such as GSK, Boots, Meiji, Nutricia, United Pharmaceuticals, Hero and H J Heinz,. Kendal Nutricare is managed by an experienced team and is supported by highly qualified process engineers, operative technicians, laboratory microbiologists and research scientists. Many of our team have over 25 years experience in the health care industry.

Kendal Nutricare export to global markets under the following accreditations: BRC Grade AA, Halal certification, Soil Association Certification, FDA Certification, Health & Safety Certification, SuperKosher Certification, EHA Certification and international ISO 14001.

As part of our corporate social responsibility goals, we continuously self regulate to ensure that we are following our guiding principles on sustainability and social good. We continue to keep abreast of new technologies by partnering with leading British Universities, Colleges and research centres to keep our Kendamil Infant Formula as the worlds best infant bottle feed alternative to the gold standard of breastfeeding.

Kendamil products

Our History

  • 1900 Glaxo introduce roller dried infant milk
  • 1930’s Glaxo refine formula to include Vitamin D for bone development
  • 1962 Glaxo establish Kendal factory
  • 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 Kendal becomes Centre of Excellence for Infant Formula and Cereals.
  • 2000 ISO 14001 (environment) accreditation
  • 2003 ISO 9001 2000 accreditation
  • 2007 BRC accreditation grade A
  • June 2015 Kendal Nutricare Ltd. buy H J Heinz factory in Kendal
  • November 2015 China Registration with CNCA
  • 2016 BRC accreditation grade AA level 7
  • May 2016 Kendamil starts to supply NHS
  • July 2016 Kendamil launched at CBME Shanghai
  • August 2016 Kendamil 900g launched in EH Booths
  • August 2016 Mehadrin 800g launched in London, Manchester and Liverpool
  • September 2016 Kendamil 400g launched MENA
  • May 2017 Available in Morrisons
  • August 2017 Kendalife Meal Replacement Formula Launched
  • August 2017 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