‘Kendamil’ Products Now Available Through NHS Supply Chain

Having recently signed a major export contract with a Chinese distributor, Kendal-based pharmaceutical research company, Kendal Nutricare, is now working in partnership with the NHS Supply Chain.

Twenty-four products in Kendal Nutricare’s unique whole-milk Kendamil Infant Formula and cereals ranges will be made available to hospitals across the UK via the NHS Supply Chain, over a two-year, extendable period.

This arrangement lists a range of infant formulas and baby rice cereals that is closer to mother nature, thanks to its use of the goodness that the cream of the milk delivers, which can give an infant energy, help induce better sleep and avoid constipation and digestion issues. Buyers in NHS hospitals can now choose Kendamil products for their maternity units and baby and paediatric care units.

No other infant formula in Britain is made to a whole-milk formula and Kendamil is also the only infant formula currently on the shelves of British stores that is actually made in Britain. The milk it uses comes from dairy herds around Cumbria and North Lancashire and reaches the factory, following pasteurisation.  This farm-fresh product has already been awarded Red Tractor accreditation, because of this collaboration with British farmers.

So far, nine Kendamil products are available through the NHS Supply Chain. These comprise Creamy Oat Porridge, for babies from 4 months, Pure Baby Rice and both blueberry and banana-flavoured Kendamil Baby Cereals.  Additionally, Gluten-Free Infant Formula is available in stages 1, 2 and 3.

Joining these will be two more Kendamil Baby Cereals – Summer Fruits and Oats and Apple – along with Anti-Colic, Anti-Reflux and Regurgitation, Halal, Kosher and Lactose-Free infant formulas.

Kendal Nutricare’s CEO, Ross McMahon, says: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the NHS Supply Chain. Whilst Kendal Nutricare is a relatively new company, many of our workforce have over two decades’ experience in making infant formulas and cereals here in Kendal and they have together created our unique whole-milk Kendamil product range. They can take pride in the fact that we are now making it available to mothers via the NHS Supply Chain.”