The Factory (KNC)
KNC are a British pharmaceutical research company, specialising in the manufacture of world class health care products for the entire lifecycle, from infant formulas and cereals to adult formulas, from pharma grade Anti Allergen and Lactose free powders to complete meals.
For over 50 years the factory has produced for famous brands such as GSK, Boots, Meiji, Nutricia, United Pharmaceuticals, H J Heinz, Hero and Danone.
The company is managed by an experienced team and is backed up by highly qualified process engineers, operative technicians, laboratory microbiologists and research scientists. Many of them with over 25 years experience in the health care industry.
Accreditations: BRC Grade A, Halal certification and international ISO 14001. The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) inspect the factory each year under the European regulation 853/2004. The current approval for our factory number UK KL 020 EC was in June 2015.
All products made at KNC are subject to strict manufacturing standards (GMP). The infant formulas are modelled on the nutritional components of mature breast milk following the Codex Alimentarius and meet the most up to date guidelines. The products are updated regularly through constant consultation with Paediatric Specialists. Over the years the recipes have been evaluated in clinical trials.
All materials entering the factory come from audited suppliers. Every pack of finished product leaves the factory only after positive release from microbiological, chemical and organoleptic tests against agreed specifications.
KNC has a team of Microbiologists, Laboratory Technicians and Quality Assurance Scientists. They ensure high quality standards are embedded in every stage of production using criteria which are stricter than many International Standards.
All the ingredients come from approved suppliers and undergo rigorous checks / analysis prior to being used in our products. There are cameras in line to monitor the canning process and X-rays on every packaging line. A HACCP system is in place which covers Critical Control Points, Quality Control Points and Prerequisite control points.