Laboratories and certification bodies in the QS scheme
As of today, producers with GLOBALG.A.P. Option 2 certificate have the opportunity to participate in the QS scheme. The prerequisites for this and a step-by-step guide to...
Every month, new companies decide to participate in the QS scheme and thus give a signal to their customers that all their operational processes are checked by...
QS has published an information sheet explaining step by step the QS scheme participation for producers with a GLOBALG.A.P. Option 2 certificate. The information sheet can be...
Independent inspections and testing from farm to shop
Specific and verifiable requirements are in place in the QS scheme to ensure reliable quality assurance from the farm all the way through to the shop counter.
Independent certification bodies and their auditors are responsible for monitoring whether and how the requirements are implemented. In addition, QS-recognised laboratories carry out comprehensive testing within the framework of the monitoring programmes.
All audit and test results are recorded and documented in the QS databases. This ensures transparent and traceable quality assurance in the QS scheme.
Certification bodies and auditors: qualified experts in action on site
Together with their members and auditors, certification bodies are an important link in the chain between QS and the businesses and companies participating in the QS scheme. In the audits, the auditors inspect and assess whether and how the QS stipulations are implemented. During this process, they carry out a thorough inspection of all the relevant production and marketing processes and check the corresponding documentation.
Laboratories: focus on maximum levels and limit values
Systematic monitoring of products ensures that defects and risks can be identified in a timely manner and measures implemented to resolve these problems. The laboratories recognised in the QS system play a key role in this respect within the framework of various monitoring programmes. Reliable and comparable results are assured by the requirements defined by QS concerning the performance capability of the laboratories.