When anyone mentions high-end or high-quality milk powder, Infant Formula is the one product that is the pinnacle of the list. The quality that this type of final product has to attain ranks second only to some pharmaceutical grade products.
And it is found throughout the world. No matter which country in the world you live in or visit, you will find canned or packaged infant formula products on the supermarket shelves.
Not surprisingly, it’s a competitive market. A number of large and not so large companies operate in this space and generally have their roots in manufacturing other dairy-based products. What was once limited to cow offerings (Bovine), the market is now joined by sheep (Ovine), goat (Caprine) and soy (vegetable-based) variety formulations to cater for all tastes, lifestyles and dietary requirements.
The quality of infant formula products is second only to some pharmaceutical grade manufactured products. Now that’s rigorous!
Each part of the Infant Formula process has unique challenges. From HACCP, your RMP, Ingredients Procurement and Approved Supplier programme, 3-step powder formulation, drying and physical powder properties, Environmental and Redline processes, also don’t forget modified atmosphere packing including shelf life validation.
We as a consulting business can completely and confidently support you through every step of your manufacturing process. We have extensive troubleshooting and audit experience at our disposal and can support any eventuality that can arise in your supply chain and spray drying environment.
Navigating the Regulatory Requirements
Global Food Safety Accreditation is not compulsory in this manufacturing space but to export to some markets it is a must. Meeting all country of origin and export requirements of government agencies can be challenging but is a key part of operating at this level.
The China GB standards, the EU, FSANZ and NZ MPI regulations are some of the toughest in the world and it takes many hours of systems setup, creating product specifications and auditing to meet the stringent needs of these organisations.
Getting it Right
If you are an Infant Formula Manufacturer you know how important and vulnerable your consumers are. The step-up from producing commodities powders to these highly modified, chemically and microbiologically scrutinised products can be a daunting one.
Do you need a safe pair of hands to help you with your new or continuing journey in Infant Formula manufacture? PRODUCO can be that safety net for you. The 3 principal Quality Managers of PRODUCO have a combined 60 years of experience in the training, testing, auditing, formulation, manufacturer, packing and distribution of these powders. We have all had experience with a number of multinational as well as boutique operations that have catered for all sectors of dairy and its ancillary systems.