Quality assurance in the shed

Livestock owners who keep broilers, turkeys or peking ducks in the QS scheme attach great importance to reliable quality assurance in the shed: their animals are looked after conscientiously and kept under optimum conditions. Equally important for them is feeding the animals according to their needs and ensuring a high standard of hygiene on the premises. The same also applies to the parent animal farmers and hatcheries in the QS scheme.

QS actively supports poultry farmers in quality assurance in the shed with practical and well-structured guidelines, basis of valuations and self-assessment checklists.Qualified and neutral auditors regularly monitor compliance with the QS requirements.

The fact that demand for QS poultry is consistently high is an excellent argument for participation in the QS scheme. Livestock farmers in the scheme have advantages when it comes to marketing their products. Moreover, the QS audits help the farmers to prepare for official inspections like the specialised statutory or cross-compliance inspections.

Relevant documents

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

If you are a poultry farmer and would like to participate in the QS scheme, contact a coordinator. He will advise you on all questions relating to the QS scheme and is your first point of contact. He will help you with registration, organise the audits and arrange your participation in the monitoring programmes.

If you are interested, choose a QS-approved coordinator from our list. He will then conclude a written declaration of participation with you.

If you are a hatchery and would like to participate in the QS scheme, you can register via the QS database, where you can choose an approved certification body that will perform the audit of your business. 

QS database

QS database - List of coordinators

QS Putenmästerin und Tierärztin

Point of contact for questions and recommendations

Lena Meinders

+49 (0) 228 35068-213

+49 (0) 228 35068-16213

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