Additive and premix production

Additives like vitamins, enzymes or amino acids as well as premixes play a key role in ensuring optimum feed for livestock. Only additives that are approved for animal nutrition in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1831/2003 may be used.

Producers of additives and premixes implement comprehensive quality assurance measures. These include provisions on procurement, labelling and traceability. All requirements are outlined in detail in guidelines. Qualified auditors monitor compliance with the requirements regularly and independently.

The producers arrange for continuous testing of their products by QS-recognised laboratories within the framework of feed monitoring.


Relevant documents

You can find the documents for your participation in the QS scheme here:

Participate in the QS scheme

If you are a producer of additives and premixes and would like to participate in the QS scheme, then register online in the QS database. You can also choose a certification body to perform the audit on your premises there. After a successful audit, you sign an agreement with QS.

QS database

Recognition of other standards

QS certification is recognised by many international standard owners. Conversely, QS also recognises other standards for the production of additives and premixes.

Click on the following link to find out which schemes you can deliver into based on your QS certification and which standards are recognised by QS.

You can also find more detailed information in Annex 10.5 to the Guideline Feed Sector and in the supporting document.

Agreements feed sector


Point of contact for questions and recommendations

Anna Rohbock

+ 49 (0) 228 35068-218

+ 49 (0) 228 35068-16218

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