Feed material production

The wide range of feed material products includes not only cereals, oilseeds, and other crops but also products from the area of food production, such as wheat bran, oilcakes or brewer's grains. Some feed material is fed directly to livestock, while some is processed to make compound feed.

Comprehensive quality assurance must be ensured from the outset in all cases. The requirements for feed material production are outlined in the Guideline Feed Sector. Feed producers that produce less than 1,000 tons (dry matter) per year can participate in the QS scheme as small scale feed material producers. The requirements for small scale feed material producers are described in the Guideline QS Inspection for Small Scale Feed Material Production. Qualified auditors monitor compliance with the requirements regularly and independently.

As part of the QS feed monitoring, the feed producers have their products continuously analysed by QS-approved laboratories.

As a basic principle, only feed material listed in the positive list or in lists of QS-recognised standards may be used in the QS scheme.


Documents

Guideline
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
Private Labelling
2020

Guideline Feed Sector

PDF / 1.4 MB

QS Inspection for Small Scale Feed Material Producers (Documents not available in English)

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

 


Annex
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
2020
VLOG

Annex I VLOG add-on module “Ohne Gentechnik“ / “VLOG geprüft“

PDF / 257.0 KB

Annex
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
Private Labelling
2020

Annex 9.7 Supply of products from vegetable oils and fats

PDF / 244.4 KB

Annex
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
Private Labelling
2020

Annex 9.6 Quality questionnaire for the procurement of former foodstuffs

PDF / 189.8 KB

Annex
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
Private Labelling
2020

Annex 9.5 ICRT Request for a Cleaning Regime

PDF / 118.6 KB

Annex
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
Private Labelling
2020

Annex 9.4. Exclusion List

PDF / 130.6 KB

Annex
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
Private Labelling
2020

Annex 9.3 Certification Obligation for Feed Companies

PDF / 129.3 KB

Annex
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
Private Labelling
2020

Annex 9.2 Gate-Keeping Regulation

PDF / 147.3 KB

Annex
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
Private Labelling
2020

Annex 9.1 Recognized standards

PDF / 313.8 KB

Audit checklist
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
Private Labelling
2020

Checklist Feed Sector

PDF / 934.0 KB

Audit checklist
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
Private Labelling
2020

Checklist Feed Sector (Spotaudit)

PDF / 1.0 MB

QS Inspection for Small Scale Feed Material Producers (Documents only available in German)

Audit checklist
Feed material production
2020

Checkliste QS-Inspektion für Kleinsterzeuger

PDF / 513.5 KB

Audit checklist
Feed material production
2020

Checkliste QS-Inspektion für Kleinsterzeuger (Spotaudit)

PDF / 519.2 KB

Declaration of participation
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants

Template for the inclusion of service providers in the stage feed sector

PDF / 80.7 KB

Agreement
Feed material production
Compound feed production

Authorisation for data release

PDF / 71.9 KB

Document
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
Private Labelling
2020
Supporting document - Explanatory notes

Incident and crisis management (feed sector)

PDF / 164.7 KB

Document
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
Supporting document - Sample form

Protection against feed fraud - Questionnaire

XLSX / 81.2 KB

Incidence form
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants

Paper of incident feed

PDF / 555.3 KB

Document
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
Private Labelling
Supporting document - Explanatory notes

Supporting document: Labelling of QS products (feed sector)

PDF / 1.2 MB

Document
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
Private Labelling
Supporting document - Sample form

Supporting document: Incident and crisis management - Information on customers and suppliers (feed sector)

XLSX / 89.4 KB

Document
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
Private Labelling
Supporting document - Sample form

Supporting Document: Incident and crisis management - Information on contaminants (feed sector)

XLSX / 530.1 KB

Document
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
Private Labelling
2020
Supporting document - Sample form

Supporting document: HACCP requirements for the transport of feed

XLSX / 33.7 KB

Document
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
Private Labelling
Supporting Documents - Recommendation

Supporting document: Protection against feed fraud

PDF / 120.5 KB

List
Feed material production
Feed

Positive List for Straight Feeding Stuffs, 12th Edition

PDF / 1.0 MB

Annex
Feed material production
Compound feed production
Trade
Transport
Storage
Transhipment
Additive and premix production
Mobile feed milling and mixing plants
2020
VLOG

Annex I VLOG add-on module “Ohne Gentechnik“ / “VLOG geprüft“

PDF / 257.0 KB

Become a QS scheme participant

Are you a feed material 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.

Documents

List
Feed
Laboratories

QS approved laboratories feed monitoring

PDF / 1.1 MB

Document
Feed
Supporting document - Explanatory notes

Supporting document: Sampling and Retained Samples

PDF / 437.5 KB

Document
Feed
Supporting document - Sample form

Supporting document: Request for a Site-Specific Control Plan

PDF / 126.5 KB

List
Feed material production
Feed

Positive List for Straight Feeding Stuffs, 12th Edition

PDF / 1.0 MB

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 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

Feed material production | Compound feed production | Trade | Transport | Storage | Transhipment | Additive and premix production | 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.

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.

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 | International

EFISC-GTP Aisbl.

The mutual recognition between EFISC-GTP International and QS refers to the production of feed material from the oilseed, starch and biodiesel industry as well as the trade, transport, storage and transhipment of feed material of plant origin. Thereby, transport is recognized only in combination with a certification for trade and/or storage.

QS certified companies can deliver to EFISC-GTP certified companies without an additional audit. The EFISC-GTP certified company must be provided with the QS certificate at the time of delivery.

EFISC-GTP certified companies can deliver into the QS scheme without an additional audit. For this purpose, the companies register in the QS database. 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 | 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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