Welcome to Kendal Nutricare

Kendal Nutricare is a Family Nutrition Company, located in Kendal, Cumbria, the Gateway to the English Lake District National Park. The company, directed by Ross McMahon. The company, directed by Ross McMahon, specialises in the manufacturing of world class health care products. Our products cater for consumers across the entire life-cycle, ranging from infant and toddler formula to adult meal replacements and pharmaceutical grade anti allergen & lactose free powders.

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.

We 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. The UK Authorities inspect our factory each year under the European regulation 853/2004.

Our company continues to drive improvement by reinvesting in sustainability programmes, new technologies and partnering with leading British Universities, Colleges and research centres to keep our Kendamil Infant Formula ask the worlds best infant bottle feed alternative to the gold standard of breastfeeding.

Our History

  • 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 Ecellence for Infant Formula and Infant Cereal Research & Development in Kendal.
  • 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
  • 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
  • January 2018 – CFDA approve Kendamil in China as 1st brand.
  • February 2018 – CFDA approve Kendamil Organic in China as 2nd brand.


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