Can I also purchase feed from suppliers who are not eligible to deliver into the QS scheme?
In principle, each feed supplier must have the eligibility of delivery into the QS scheme. However, it may be necessary, particularly when entering new markets, to purchase goods from non-certified producers or traders for a defined period. If you want to purchase feed for feed production from a non-certified supplier, you must act as a gate keeper for the supplier and thus take over the quality assurance for that feed.
Detailed information on the gate-keeper regulation can be found in Annex 9.2 to Guideline Feed Sector.