Ensuring quality is of utmost importance at HLB, which is why it has its own quality system. Our internal quality coordinator keeps the quality system updated at all times. HLB works according to standardised protocols, such as EPPO and its own Standard Operating Procedures. Newly developed methodologies and molecular diagnostic tests are validated and reported according to official guidelines. HLB has extensive experience with ARM (Agricultural Research Management), and we report according to the client’s wishes. The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) and TüV conduct an annual audit on all the activities of HLB bv and De Groene Vlieg BioDiagnostics.

HLB holds the following important recognitions, licenses, certificates and accreditations:

  • NEN-EN-ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 17025:2017 (Demonstration of stem nematodes by qPCR)
  • GEP (Good Experimental Practice)
  • TNG (Application of Unauthorised Plant Protection Products)
  • Quarantine facilities according to European Regulation (EU) 2019/829Variety testing according to CGO (growing and usage value research) protocols, including quarantine organisms
  • Training company for schools
  • VCA-certified for a safe, healthy and environmentally-friendly working environment