The only British-made infant formula brand is publicly supporting the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and Jamie Oliver’s campaign to protect British farmers and food producers and maintain British food standards here in the UK as part of future trade deals.
Kendamil is the flagship brand of Kendal Nutricare, a family business employing 120 local people and specialising in manufacturing world-class nutritional food products from the English Lake District. The company work with over 220 local Red Tractor assured family farms across the North West of England and source their premium ingredients from an all-British supply chain.
A petition has been launched by the NFU urging the Government to commit in law that food which would be illegal to produce here in the UK, should not be permitted as imports as part of future trade deals. Kendamil are proud to support the NFU and Jamie Oliver in their campaign to uphold Britain’s world-class food safety, traceability, animal welfare and environmental standards.
Ross McMahon, CEO of Kendal Nutricare, stated: “As a UK export champion, we are proud to fly the flag internationally for British dairy excellence. Yet here in the UK, 99% of infant formula consumed is made by foreign companies using foreign milk. We believe in our local farms and communities, and strive for a more sustainable, traceable and healthy infant milk utilising Great British milk and food safety standards for our nation’s children. We stand with Jamie and the NFU in fighting to retain Britain’s excellence in food safety and championing our farming community here at home.”
Kendamil will continue to support the campaign as it reaches a critical phase in the Houses of Parliament, urging customers and the community to sign the petition and raise awareness of the issue. Ross McMahon has written an open letter to Jamie Oliver himself, which has been shared across all social media platforms, reaching over 1 million people and has received passionate customer engagement across the UK.
Link to petition: https://www.nfuonline.com/news/latest-news/food-standards-petition/