The QS certification mark is applied to foods, which were verifiable, produced and marketed in compliance with mandatory quality requirements. It symbolises the joint efforts of more than 130,000 economic operators in cross-stage quality assurance and stands for thorough controls, ensured origin and clear labelling: QS. Quality scheme for food.
You find the QS certification mark on meat, meat products and cold cuts as well as on fruit, vegetables and potatoes. German as well as foreign products can be labeled with the QS certification mark. Other foods - such as milk, fish and eggs - however bear no QS certification mark.
Further information about the QS certification mark can be found here.
Products with the QS certification mark can be offered in more than 23,500 markets for food retail food. These include supermarkets and department stores as well as branches of discounters. You will recognize the products based on the blue QS certification mark on the packaging or on the basis of a labelling at the deli counter. You should also pay attention to the product information in brochures and advertisements of the food retail.
The QS scheme does not influence the product price: Thus, products with the QS certification mark do not necessarily cost more than products without the mark.