Compound feed production

Compound feed consists of a wide range of components. To ensure that these individual ingredients are turned into safe and high-quality compound feed, quality assurance must cover the entire production process.

Process assurance comprises all activities from raw material acceptance through to delivery of the finished compound feed. Among other things, it includes plant hygiene, traceability, and HACCP. QS supports the compound feed producers in quality assurance. The requirements for compound feed production are outlined in the Guideline Feed Sector. Qualified auditors monitor compliance with the requirements regularly and independently.

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


Documents

Tip:

To save paper we recommend to print just the chapters of the Guideline that are relevant for you. Additionally and depending on the company, the requirements of Annexes 9.1-9-7 resp. further documents are relevant, which you can print out separately.

 

  • Production:
    Chapter 1-3
  • Private Labelling:
    Chapter 1-3
  • Trade:
    Chapter 1, 2, 4
  • Road Transport:
    Chapter 1, 2, 5
  • Charterer for railway, inland waterway or ocean ships:
    Chapter 1, 2, 6
  • Storage and transhipment:
    Chapter 1, 2, 7
  • VLOG Add-on Module:
    Annex I VLOG add-on module Ohne Gentechnik / VLOG geprüft

 


Become a QS scheme participant

Are you a compound feed producer and would like to participate in the QS scheme? Here you will find detailed information on participating in the QS scheme.


Feed Monitoring

High-quality feed forms the basis for good animal nutrition, and systematic feed monitoring is therefore of central importance. The QS feed monitoring system monitors compliance with limit and guidance values for substances like mycotoxins, dioxins, plant protection products and heavy metals.

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QS Agreements

QS actively promotes cooperation with other standard owners across national borders, so that everyone can rely on each other. In the interests of food and feed safety, QS maintains a close exchange with the standard owners- a good basis for joint further development.


Feed material production | Compound feed production | Germany

QM-Milk (Feed Sector)

Based on their certification, feed producers with QS eligibility of delivery can deliver to dairy farmers who work in compliance with the requirements of QM milk. For this purpose, the companies log in to the QS database, select the appropriate location and place a tick at Participation QM milk via the tab Recognitions. Afterwards, the companies are published in scheme participant search of the QS database as QS locations participating in QM-Milch.

Further information can be found in Annex 9.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector.

Contact

Anna Rohbock

Feed material production | Compound feed production | Trade | Transport | Storage | Transhipment | Additive and premix production | Private Labelling | Belgium

OVOCOM (FCA)

The mutual recognition between the standard FCA and QS refers to the scopes production, trade, private labelling, transport, storage and transhipment of feed.

QS companies can deliver into the OVOCOM scheme based on their QS certification. For this purpose, the companies log in to the QS database, select the appropriate location, click on Recognition by third party systems via the tab Recognitions and place a tick at OVOCOM. The precondition for the recognition by OVOCOM is an annual QS audit.

In return, FCA certificated companies can become QS scheme participants based on their audit. For this purpose, the companies register directly in the QS database. After signing a scheme agreement, the companies are published in scheme participant search of the QS database as eligible to deliver.

Further information can be found in Annex 9.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector.

Contact

Claudia Brill

Compound feed production | Trade | Additive and premix production | France

Oqualim

The temporary mutual recognition between the standard RCNA International and QS refers to the production, trade and private labelling of compound feed and feed premixes. Thereby, trade is recognized only in combination with a certification for production of compound feed and feed premixes. The mutual recognition is valid until 31.12.2020.

QS companies can deliver into the Oqualim scheme based on their QS certification. For this purpose, the companies log in to the QS database, select the appropriate location, click on Recognition by third party systems via the tab Recognitions and place a tick at Oqualim. The precondition for the recognition by Oqualim is an annual QS audit.

All Oqualim certified companies who comply with the standard RCNA International and the additional module Annex 1: Purchase requirements for goods and services and wish the eligibility of delivery in the QS scheme will be published on the website of Oqualim (www.oqualim.fr) and as recognized Oqualim locations (France) in the scheme participant of the QS database.

Further information can be found in Annex 9.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector.

Contact

Claudia Brill

Compound feed production | Germany

KAT – Verein für kontrollierte alternative Tierhaltungsformen e.V.

QS certified compound feed producer can deliver to laying hen farmers who work in compliance to KAT requirements based on their QS approval. For this purpose, the companies log in to the QS database, select the appropriate location and place a tick at participation in KAT in the location data via the tab Recognitions. In addition, an agreement must be concluded with KAT e.V. After conclusion of the agreement with KAT and assent to the declaration of consent in the QS database, the locations then appear in the scheme participant search as QS locations participating in KAT.

Further information can be found in Annex 9.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector.

Contact

Anna Rohbock

Feed material production | Compound feed production | Trade | Transport | Storage | Transhipment | Additive and premix production | Mobile feed milling and mixing plants | Private Labelling | Netherlands

GMP+ International (GMP+ FSA)

The mutual recognition between GMP+ International and QS refers to the scopes production, trade, private labelling, transport, storage and transhipment of feed as well as the QS inspection for Mobile feed milling and mixing plants.

QS companies can deliver into the GMP+ scheme based on their QS certification. For this purpose, the companies log in to the QS database, select the appropriate location, click Recognition by third party systems via the tab Recognitions and place a tick at GMP+ Int.. Afterwards, producers of compound feed or feed premixes must contact GMP+ directly in order to deliver into the GMP+ scheme. This does not apply to producers of feed material and additives, traders, private labellers, transporters and storages. The precondition for the recognition by GMP+ International is an annual QS audit. The responsible certification body deposits the recognition request for the recognition of small-scale feed material producers and for Mobile feed milling and mixing plants.

GMP+ companies that want to deliver into the QS scheme register in the QS database. Producers of compound feed and premixes are published in the scheme participant search as eligible for delivery after signing a scheme agreement. Producers of feed materials and additives, traders, transporters and storages do not have to sign a scheme agreement for this purpose.

Further information can be found in Annex 9.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector.

Contact

Claudia Brill

Feed material production | Compound feed production | Trade | Additive and premix production | International

FamiQS (FamiQS asbl.)

The mutual recognition between Fami-QS and QS refers to the production and trade of additives, premixtures, feed material as well as special compound feed (complementary/dietetic feed).

QS certified companies can deliver to the Fami-QS scheme based on their QS-certification. For this purpose, the companies log in to in the QS database, select the appropriate location, click on Recognition by third party systems via the tab Recognitions and place a tick at Fami-QS.

In return Fami-QS certified companies can receive the eligibility of delivery into the QS scheme. For this purpose, the companies register in the QS database and sign a QS scheme agreement. Afterwards, the companies are published in the scheme participant search of the QS database as eligible to deliver.

Further information can be found in Annex 9.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector.

Contact

Claudia Brill

Feed material production | Compound feed production | Trade | Transport | Storage | Transhipment | Mobile feed milling and mixing plants | Private Labelling | Austria

AMA (pastus+)

The mutual recognition between QS and Agrarmarketing Austria GesmbH refers to the scopes production of compound feed and feed material, trade, private labelling, storage and transhipment, road transport as well as mobile feed milling and mixing plants.

QS companies can deliver into the pastus scheme based on their QS certification. For this purpose, the companies log in to in the QS database, select the appropriate location, click on Recognition by third party systems via the tab Recognitions and place a tick at AMA. Afterwards, the companies must contact AMA directly in order to be contractually integrated into the pastus+ scheme. The responsible certification body deposits the recognition request for mobile feed milling and mixing plants. The precondition for recognition by the AMA is an annual QS audit.

Pastus+ certified companies that want to deliver into the QS scheme must register in the QS database. The registration of small-scale feed material producers and mobile feed milling and mixing plants in the QS database is carried out by AMA. After signing a QS scheme agreement, the companies are published in the scheme participant search of the QS database as eligible to deliver.

Further information can be found in Annex 9.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector.

Contact

Claudia Brill

Feed material production | Compound feed production | Trade | Transport | Storage | Transhipment | Additive and premix production | Private Labelling | Great Britain

AIC (UFAS/FEMAS/TASCC)

The mutual recognition between QS and the UFAS/FEMAS/TASCC standards of Agricultural Industries Confederation Ltd. (AIC) refers to the scopes production, trade, transport, storage and transhipment of feed.

QS companies can deliver into the AIC scheme based on their QS certification. For this purpose, the companies log in to the QS database, select the appropriate location, click on Recognition by third party systems via the tab Recognitions and place a tick at AIC. The precondition for the recognition by AIC is an annual QS audit.

AIC companies can become QS scheme participants based on their audit. For this purpose, they register directly in the QS database. After signing a scheme agreement, the companies are published in the scheme participant search of the QS database as eligible to deliver.

Further information can be found in Annex 9.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector.

Contact

Claudia Brill

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