From farm to shop

Quality assurance for meat, animals and feed

The QS inspection scheme guarantees quality assurance across all stages in the production of meat and meat products. This begins with the analysis of feed and continues in cattle, pigs an poultry farming businesses which keep cattle, pigs and poultry. The subsequent production and trading stages are also subject to controls all the way through to the shop counters in food retail stores.

Only products which have passed through all stages of the QS scheme may be labelled with the QS certification mark. This means that the blue certification mark stands for seamless quality assurance – from farm to shop.


News

Here you find the latest news and information on the QS scheme as well as relevant articles and topics on the various stages of the food chain. 


16/09/2021

Interactive world map of QS feed monitoring expanded to include current...

Every six months, the interactive world map is updated with the latest analysis results from feed monitoring. The evaluations of more than 170,000...

10/09/2021

Revision of the additional control plan Aflatoxin B1 for harvest 2021

As of now, the revised additional control plan Aflatoxin B1 in maize, which will come into force from 20.09.2021, is available on the QS website. 

07/09/2021

August 2021 - Overview of new QS scheme participants

Every month, new companies decide to participate in the QS scheme and thus give a signal to their customers that all their operational processes...

16/09/2021

Interactive world map of QS feed monitoring expanded to include current...

Every six months, the interactive world map is updated with the latest analysis results from feed monitoring. The evaluations of more than 170,000...

10/09/2021

Revision of the additional control plan Aflatoxin B1 for harvest 2021

As of now, the revised additional control plan Aflatoxin B1 in maize, which will come into force from 20.09.2021, is available on the QS website. 

07/09/2021

August 2021 - Overview of new QS scheme participants

Every month, new companies decide to participate in the QS scheme and thus give a signal to their customers that all their operational processes...

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Contamination risk in flooding areas - Identify and evaluate risks

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The catastrophic floods in the past weeks have caused much human suffering and terrible damage. Many farms and feed companies have also been hit badly and are struggling to cope with the economic impact. To assist you, below you will find tips for identifying and assessing potential contamination risks. For your further support, QS-approved laboratories offer free analysis for possible sources of contamination.

The stages for meat, animals and feed

Pig Farmers

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Cattle farmers

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Poultry Farmers

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Coordinators Livestock Farming

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Pig Farmers

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Cattle farmers

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Poultry Farmers

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Coordinators Livestock Farming

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Livestock Transport

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Livestock Transport

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Feed material production

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Compound feed
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Logistics and
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Additive and
premix production

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Mobile feed
milling and
mixing plants

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Feed material production

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Compound feed
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Logistics and
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Additive and
premix production

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Mobile feed
milling and
mixing plants

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Slaughtering/Deboning

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Processing

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Butchery

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Wholesale

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Storage

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Broker

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Slaughtering/Deboning

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Processing

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Butchery

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Wholesale

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Storage

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Broker

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QS-EasyPlan Feed

Quickly and easily compile control plans

With the QS-EasyPlan feed, control plans for feed monitoring can be put together quickly and easily

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QS Monitoring Programmes

There are three comprehensive monitoring programmes for meat, livestock and feed in the QS scheme: antibiotics monitoringsalmonella monitoring and feed monitoring.

Systematic evaluation of the data from the monitoring programmes provides valuable support in ensuring early identification and reliable assessment of potential risks to the safety of food and feed. If the required parameters are not met, QS works together with the scheme participants to implement measures to prevent risks to humans or animals.


Antibiotics Monitoring

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Salmonella Monitoring

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Feed Monitoring

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Antibiotics Monitoring

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Salmonella Monitoring

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Feed Monitoring

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