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Quality Department/CRA W

Chaussée de Namur, 24
Phone : ++32 81 62 03 56
Fax : ++32 81 62 03 88


Pierre Dardenne

Technical Manager (or contact person)

Frederic Dehareng



Accreditation Organisation

Service public federal Economie - Division Qualite et Innovation WTC III -5eme etage Boulevard Simon Bolivar 30

Coverage of Accreditation

Iso 17025 (Belac Accreditation number : 300-TEST)Scope (milk
and dairy products) : Fat and nitrogen content, dry matter, Fatty
acid profile, Detection of inhibitors/antibiotic residues, total
bacterial count

Type of Milk

Cow milk

Fields of competence related to analyzing milk

National proficiency testing organizer, Reference Material supplier, Master laboratory for centralized calibration, Training session organizer in laboratory techniques, Information provider on analytical methods, Evaluation of analytical methods/instruments, and Research and development in analytical methods

Categories of analytical methods practised

Wet chemistry, Spectroscopic and routine methods, Physico-chemical methods, Biochemical methods (enzym., immuno., mol. biol.), and Microbiological methods

Milk and milk Products Tested

Liquid milk and whey (including raw milk, skim milk, homogenized,heat-treated, etc.), Butter, Cheese and Processed Cheese and Processed Cheese Preparations, Dairy Fat Spreads, Evaporated Milks and Sweetened Condensed Milks, Cream and Prepared Creams, Milk Powders, Cream Powder and Whey Powders, and Fermented Milks

Purpose of the Analytical Activity in the Laboratory

Production monitoring and commercial exchanges in dairy industry, Food safety and nutrition (protection of consumers), and Food trade regulation (protection of customers)