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Powdered Infant Formula

An Overview of Manufacturing Processes
Powdered infant formula is manufactured by more than a dozen firms in 40 – 50 processing plants worldwide. Although there are many plants that produce this product, the manufacturing processes are very similar. Powdered infant formula is manufactured using two general types of processes: a dry blending process and a wet mixing – spray drying process. Some manufacturers use a combination of these processes. These processes have different risks and benefits with respect to the solubility, homogeneity and stability of the products. More importantly, to consider the potential for product contamination by bacteria such as Enterobacter Sakazakii or other harmful bacteria.

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