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Beijing, December 6th 2016 - Qlip became official partner of the Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Center. During the celebration ceremony of the 3rd anniversary of SDDDC in Beijing, Eric van Dam (Sales & Marketing Manager of Qlip) signed on behalf of Jan Bobbink (CEO of Qlip) a cooperation agreement. Working with the SDDDC Qlip gains access to an extensive dairy platform and network in China. This membership fits extremely well with Qlip’s long term international strategy to share Qlip’s dairy expertise with the Chinese dairy industry.B86I2373

Leading in Dairy Quality Assurance

Qlip supports stakeholders in the international dairy chain, to secure and strengthen their prominent market positions by being a leading, reliable and committed partner in the area of food safety, quality assurance and sustainability.

Qlip is leading in Quality Assurance within the dairy industry, from grass to glass.

Qlip’s activities in range from Testing, Inspection and Certification in the dairy chain, from farm, factory till safe consumer products. Qlip is nationally and internationally recognized and accredited. Impartiality and quality of our services and products are assured through accreditation and regular inspections by the Dutch Accreditation Council.

Thanks to 30 years of experience, in-depth understanding of the dairy market, unique dairy knowledge, expertise and technology, Qlip has become known as a committed, innovative and leading partner. Together with our partners we build safe and sustainable integrated dairy chains. Qlip invest continuously in innovation, working on a variety of dairy projects to remain the leader and expert in dairy.

Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Center

The objective of the Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Centre is to bring together, inspire and share knowledge among stakeholders in the Chinese dairy sector. SDDDC is founded in 2013 by China Agricultural University, Wageningen UR and Royal FrieslandCampina N.V..

At present, China’s dairy market is facing major challenges. China is experiencing a rapidly growing demand for dairy products, but has limited availability of arable land. At the same time, the focus of the dairy sector is shifting from quantity expansion to quality improvement and profitability increase. That is why it is key to improve milk yield and milk quality. Besides, food quality and food safety have become important priorities for the Chinese government.

The Netherlands has over a century of experience in producing a large quantity of high quality milk on a limited area of farmland. The SDDDC is designed to share Dutch dairy expertise with Chinese experts and decision makers in order to improve production, safety and quality throughout the dairy chain in China.

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The major challenge for the global dairy sector is how to help nourish a growing population in a sustainable way. We are convinced that dairy will continue to be an important source of safe and sustainable nutrition in the years to come. This can only be achieved in close and open collaborations with the global community, including both governmental and non-governmental organizations.

There is no doubt that differences of opinion on the role of dairy in nutrition and sustainability do exist. Therefore we aim to make a difference in the programme for the IDF World Dairy Summit 2016 by facilitating a dialogue on how dairy can sustainably contribute to feeding 9 billion people. Not only with stakeholders from within the global dairy sector, but also including views from outside.

Topics to be addressed in the program, relate to:

  • Economics (including economic sustainability) in the sector

  • Nutrition

  • Sustainability

  • Food safety

  • Farming and Farmers

  • Dairy development

  • Technology

  • Standards

  • Marketing/communication

Not only will these topics be dealt with in their own right, but also various cross overs between these areas have been programmed as our challenges are becoming more and more multi-factorial complex topics.

At occasions in the programme, we will have a speaker presenting a challenging view on a topic reflecting the opposing views in the outside world.

In the programme there is also a farmer’s event that is involving the farmers view and is therefore marked ‘farmers only’.

The three days of sessions will close with the Declaration of Rotterdam, which is a comprehensive statement on how the dairy sector is going to respond to the various challenges as set by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Of course there will also be time for social interaction during the Welcome reception and during the Gala dinner which will be held at inspiring locations.

In order to maximize interaction between all participants during the first 3 days of the Summit the Technical Tours are scheduled after the sessions. An attractive Technical Tours programme is scheduled showing you the best of the Dutch dairy sector.

In Dare to Dairy our 2016 IDF World Dairy Summit aims to do just that – engage both those who share our views and those who hold counter views.


Please join us in Rotterdam! Register now at www.idfwds2016.com

Date: 16-21 October 2016

Location: De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Contact: www.idfwds2016.com

Don’t miss out on the interesting online dialogue, with several blogs posted on the IDF World Dairy Summit 2016 website each week.


The International Food Additives Council (IFAC) and the International Dairy Federation (IDF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote the global harmonization of food additives and food ingredients for milk and milk products.

Specifically, IFAC and IDF have agreed to cooperate in submitting relevant science-based information and positions to intergovernmental organizations such as Codex Alimentarius Commission. In addition, the organizations will exchange relevant information and collaborate in aligning communication efforts relating to food additives and ingredients affecting the dairy sector. Providing technical assistance regarding global specifications as well as the interpretation and implementation of regulations is also within the scope of the agreement.

Source: IDF WDS 2016

Qlip has set out a new strategy. The company focuses entirely on the dairy chain, but not only in the Netherlands. Also abroad, the company sees opportunities for growth, director Jan Bobbink elaborates. "Thinking in industry chains and the establishment of quality assurance systems throughout the whole chain, that's what we are good at. This is why we also receive acknowledgement from other parties in countries such as China and Asia."


The service provider for the dairy chain from Leusden is adding 1,000 m2 at it's chemical and microbiological laboratory in Zutphen. Construction started a few months ago. The kick off was initiated by Qlip director Jan Bobbink, the mayor and the alderman of Zutphen by screwing a pillar in the ground. Mechanically driving pillars in the ground would be risky given the hyper-sensitive measuring equipment used by Qlip to analyze milk and milk products. The expansion illustrates the companies growth over the past four years. "Our activities have increased 29 percent", says Bobbink, since 2012 CEO of Qlip. Most of our growth is to be credited to the facility in Zutphen, where annually 14.5 million raw milk samples are analyzed for milkpayment and dairy herd improvement. The growth, however, occurs mainly in the activities in our chemical and microbiological laboratory. Dairy processors sent in their samples to analyze their end products, for example to be able to demonstrate that their products meet certain export requirements. Annually, currently adding up to more than 450,000 analyzes. " In recent years, the activity in chemical and microbiological analyzes increased with more than 50%", says Bobbink. "We really need extra square meters."

More out of the market

CEO Jan Bobbink elaborates on various reasons. "We have managed to get more out of the dairy market. Four years ago, we had a market share of 35% in analyzing dairy end products; it has increased to 45%. We also noticed that there is more export of infant food and child nutrition. Furthermore, more and more dairy companies find us to ensure quality of their production and products." The substantial investments that dairy companies in recent years have made in expanding their production capacity have also contributed to it. On other hand, Qlip benefits from stricter requirements which dairy companies demand from their supplying dairy farms, based on the growing influence of the market and governmental supervision. Activities on dairy farms are evaluated more often. Not only because of the higher quality standards, also to assure meadow grazing.

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