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Rikilt Institute of Food Safety

Bornsesteeg 45
6708 PD
Phone : ++31 317 480256
Fax : ++31 317 417717

Technical Manager (or contact person)

Saskia van Ruth



Type of Milk

Cow milk and Goat milk

Fields of competence related to analyzing milk

Research and development in analytical methods and National regulatory control of analyses

Categories of analytical methods practised

Wet chemistry, Spectroscopic and routine methods, Chromatography, 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, Milk Powders, Cream Powder and Whey Powders, and Composite foods with dairy ingredients

Purpose of the Analytical Activity in the Laboratory

Milk payment to producers according to milk composition and quality, Food safety and nutrition (protection of consumers), and Food trade regulation (protection of customers)