Brokers can independently register in the QS scheme at the stage meat wholesale with the production scope Broker Meat and Meat Products. In the QS scheme, brokers are defined as companies that carry out trading activities, act as sales companies of manufacturing companies or are specified as distributors of goods. They can organize logistics activities in their own or via service providers. In contrast to meat wholesalers, brokers become owners of the goods without themselves encountering the goods. Instructions on how you can participate in the QS scheme as a broker can be found here.
Meat wholesalers are companies that store packaged and unpackaged food themselves in the designated business premises. They carry out trading activities by selecting their suppliers themselves or on their behalf and purchase goods for the purpose of further trading. You can find instructions on how you can participate in the QS scheme as a meat wholesaler here.