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Infant Formula Production Process

How we produce infant formula

How our infant formula is produced

The infant formula production process we follow at Geo-Poland, and which we strongly believe in, consists of a few main steps:

  1. Selection of suppliers of ingredients. This is a well-defined, multistep and careful process of assessment, based on years of experience of Geo-Poland's procurement team. We expect our suppliers to follow the same values and always have the interests of infants at heart. This relates not only to the core ingredients, such as milk, whey, or vegetable oils, but also to the functional ingredients: minerals, vitamins, and optional functional ingredients such as prebiotics, nucleotides, lactoferrin, etc.
  2. Sourcing of the ingredients. All of our suppliers must fulfill a range of requirements and ensure the batches of ingredients supplied are always in line with Geo-Poland's needs. We also test the ingredients ourselves in our laboratory to double-check their quality.
  3. Spray-drying of milk, whey, and fats blend. We also add some functional ingredients that we know can be safely added at this stage. We call the result of this stage the base powder. Unlike some other producers, we use fresh, liquid whey and milk - the proteins are spray-dried only once, limiting the impact of processing on their quality.
  4. Laboratory testing of the base powder and other ingredients. At this stage, we ensure that what we have produced so far meets the strict requirements. In case of non-compliance, the base powder batch is disqualified from further use for infant formula.
  5. Dry blending of functional ingredients with the base powder. At this stage, in a pharmaceutical-grade environment, we add the most precious and vulnerable to industrial processing ingredients that make infant formula similar to human breast milk and beneficial for infants.
  6. Packing (canning). Immediately after the final formula is produced, it is packaged into final packaging (metal tins). We ensure there is almost no oxygen in the cans after seaming and that no oxygen can enter throughout the shelf life. This is very important for the durability of the formula and the safety of the consumers.
  7. Quarantine and laboratory testing of infant formula. After production is completed, we do not immediately send the products to stores. We must first ensure that we did everything right and that the formula is safe.

We've followed these steps for many years, and we believe this is the right way of producing infant formula. By employing laboratory testing of quality at so many production stages, we obviously inflate the cost of the production. However, also thanks to this approach, we limit the production losses to minimum which, in turn, allows us to reduce overall costs. Therefore, you can be assured that we can still offer competitive prices with guarantee of appropriately high quality and safety.