Feed sector - trade, transport, storage and handling

With practical requirements for quality assurance, QS supports companies that trade, store, handle or transport feed.

Futtermittel Handel2

Feed trade

Futtermittel Handel2

The feed trade acts not only as a link between the feed producers and the livestock farmers, but also between all feed businesses involved.

Feed traders therefore play a key role in maintaining product quality and implementing quality assurance measures. These include the procurement of flawless feed material as well as proper storage and traceability of this material. The requirements for feed trade are outlined in the Guideline Feed Sector. Qualified auditors monitor compliance with the requirements regularly and independently.

The producers arrange for continuous testing of their products by QS-recognised laboratories within the framework of feed monitoring of QS.

Futtermittel Transport2

Feed transport

Futtermittel Transport2

Feed transport is subject to strict hygiene and safety requirements - whether by road, rail, or water.

The requirements for feed transport are outlined in the Guideline Feed Sector. Qualified auditors monitor compliance with the requirements regularly and independently.

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 (IDTF database) together with other standard owners of the international feed sector outlining the requirements for the cleaning of loading areas during the transport of loose feed.

Futtermittel Lagerung Umschlag2

Storage and transhipment

Futtermittel Lagerung Umschlag2

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

The requirements for storage and transhipment are outlined in the Guideline Feed Sector. Compliance with the requirements is monitored regularly and independently by qualified auditors.

Documents

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

 


Document

Checklist Feed Sector

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Document

Checklist Feed Sector (Spotaudit)

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Document

Checklist Internal audit Feed sector

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Become a QS scheme participant:
Trade, transport, storage and transhipment of feed

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QS-EasyPlan Feed:
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Become a QS scheme participant:
Trade, transport, storage and transhipment of feed

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QS-EasyPlan Feed:
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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.

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.


Transport | France

Qualimat Transport

The mutual recognition between QS and Qualimat Transport refers to the transport of feed.

QS companies can deliver into the Qualimat 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 Qualimat. The precondition for the recognition by Qualimat Transport is an annual QS audit.

Qualimat certified 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

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

Compound feed production | Trade | Additive and premix production | France

Oqualim

The temporary mutual recognition between the standard RCNA International and QS refers to the production, trade and private labelling of compound feed and feed premixes. Thereby, trade is recognized only in combination with a certification for production of compound feed and feed premixes. The mutual recognition is valid until 31.12.2020.

QS companies can deliver into the Oqualim 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 Oqualim. The precondition for the recognition by Oqualim is an annual QS audit.

All Oqualim certified companies who comply with the standard RCNA International and the additional module Annex 1: Purchase requirements for goods and services and wish the eligibility of delivery in the QS scheme will be published on the website of Oqualim (www.oqualim.fr) and as recognized Oqualim locations (France) in the scheme participant of the QS database.

Further information can be found in Annex 9.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector.

Contact

Claudia Brill

Storage | International

IFS Logistics / IFS Food / IFS Whosesale/ IFS Cash&Carry / BRC Global Standard for Storage & Distribution / BRC Global Standard for Food Safety

QS recognizes audits of the standards IFS Logistics /IFS Food/IFS Wholesale/ IFS Cash & Carry / BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution and BRC Global Standard for Food Safety as equivalent for the storage of meat and meat products in the QS scheme. Companies, that are not owner of the QS goods and store it on behalf of other QS scheme participants, can participate in the QS scheme on the basis of their valid IFS Logistics /IFS Food/IFS Wholesale / Cash & Carry or BRC Storage & Distribution certificate. Therefore the companies need to contact their certification body and need to sign a corresponding agreement covering the QS scheme participation. Subsequently the companies need to register themselves in the QS database as new QS scheme participants. As soon as the certification body inserts the data of the corresponding certificate in the QS database the companies will be QS approved. All QS approved companies can be found in the official QS scheme participant search. Own storage locations of existing QS scheme participants on the stages slaughtering/deboning and processing of meat and meat products can also be integrated into the QS scheme on the basis of their above mentioned certificate. Therefore the companies also need to contact their certification body and register themselves in the QS database.

For more information please click here.

Contact

Markus Hensgen

Feed material production | Compound feed production | Trade | Transport | Storage | Transhipment | Additive and premix production | Mobile feed milling and mixing plants | 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 as well as the QS inspection for Mobile feed milling and mixing plants.

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 and for Mobile feed milling and mixing plants.

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

Trade | Transport | Storage | France

CSA-GTP

The temporary mutual recognition of CSA-GTP by QS refers to the trade, storage and transhipment as well as transport of cereals, oilseeds and legumes (unprocessed products). Thereby, transport as well as storage and transhipment are recognized only in combination with a certification for trade. The recognition will temporarily run until 31.12.2020.

CSA-GTP certified companies do not have to register in the QS database in order to deliver into the QS scheme. It is sufficient to present a valid certificate, whereby the respective scope must be indicated on the certificate.

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

FAQs

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