Slaughtering and deboning

Slaughtering and deboning businesses in the QS scheme constitute the interface to the agricultural sector. They therefore focus in equal measure on food safety and animal welfare. They ensure that the animals are slaughtered responsibly and that the highest standards of hygiene are observed in the deboning process.

QS supports the businesses in this endeavour by defining coordinated and practice-oriented requirements that are summarized in well-structured guidelines and checklists. Qualified auditors from independent certification bodies monitor whether and how the requirements are fulfilled.

Relevant documents

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

Participate in the QS scheme

If your slaughtering and deboning company 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 first audit on your premises.

QS database

After a successful audit, the certification body enters the result in the QS database. Your scheme agreement will then be sent to you for signing. Once the agreement has been signed, you can deliver your goods into the QS scheme.

Recognition of other standards

QS certification is recognised by many international standard owners. Conversely, QS also recognises other standards in the supply chain.

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.

Agreements supply chain meat


Point of contact for questions and recommendations

Dario Zwick

+49 (0) 228 35068-184

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