In March, 2016, the mayor of Zutphen gave the official go-ahead for the construction and conversion of what is the largest dairy laboratory in Europe.
Qlip said in a statement that the chemical and microbiological departments have doubled in size, and the laboratory is equipped to assist customers with dairy product analysis for food safety and quality.
Qlip’s activities include certification, inspection and testing throughout the dairy chain, from farm to factory to consumer products.
Qlip's chemical and microbiological laboratory processes more than 400,000 samples per year. Testing is undertaken on raw and heat-treated milk, cheese and cheese products, butter and milk fat products, powdered milk products and infant formula.
The laboratory also analyzes more than 2.3m herd bulk milk samples annually. Qlip also performs hygiene checks on milk transport from dairy farms to the processing plants.
Qlip also analyzes more than 200,000 milk samples from individual cows each week.
Partnering in China
In December, Qlip became the official partner of the Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Center (SDDDC).
The objective of the SDDDC is to share Dutch dairy expertise with Chinese experts and decision makers to improve production, safety and quality throughout the dairy chain in China.
The SDDDC was created in 2013 by China Agricultural University, Wageningen UR and Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.