Feed trade

The feed trade is often the link in the chain between the feed producers and the farmers. The feed trade also bears responsibility for the upholding of product quality and implements quality assurance measures. These include the procurement of flawless raw material as well as proper storage and traceability of this material. The feed traders arrange for continuous testing of the products by QS-recognised laboratories within the framework of feed monitoring.


Relevant documents

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


Feed transport

Feed transport is subject to strict hygiene and safety requirements - whether by road, rail or water. One key criterion for the transport of feed is the cleaning of the vehicles and transport containers. For this purpose, QS has compiled a database together with other standard owners outlining the requirements for the cleaning of loading areas (ICRT database).


Relevant documents

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


Storage and transhipment of feed

To ensure full transparency and seamless quality assurance, QS also integrates service providers in the feed sector. Among other things, this ensures that feed is stored and transhipped in a hygienically flawless manner.


Relevant documents

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


Participate in the QS scheme

If you are a feed trader or a feed transporter and would like to participate in the QS scheme, then register online in the QS database. The same applies if you store or tranship feed. In the QS database you can also choose a certification body to perform the audit on your premises there. Following contractual integration via the certification body, you will receive QS approval.

All requirements are outlined in detail in the Guideline Feed Sector. Qualified auditors monitor compliance with the requirements regularly and independently.


QS database

Checkliste

Recognition of other standards

QS certification is recognised by many international standard owners. Conversely, QS also recognises other standards for the storage and transhipment of feed.

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.

You can also find more detailed information in Annex 10.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector.


Agreements feed sector

International

Point of contact for questions and recommendations

Anna Rohbock


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