QS at the food retail

Due to the current spread of the coronavirus, the eligibility of delivery of all QS certified locations will be extended by two months. According to the extended...

Due to the progressive spread of the coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2), QS urgently recommends its system partners to refrain from carrying out all QS audits within the next two...

In view of the current spread of the coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2), QS has already pointed out that upcoming audit dates can be postponed at the discretion and after...

Together with experts from industry and science, QS has developed a supporting document for slaughterhouses, deboning- and processing-plants to determine the risk of Listeria monocytogenes occurrence and...

Every month, new companies decide to participate in the QS scheme and thus give a signal to their customers that all their operational processes are checked by...

In mid-February 2020, the Standing Committee on Pesticide Residues (SCoPAFF) approved the EU draft regulation (SANTE 10684/2015, Rev.9) setting specific maximum residue levels (MRLs) for chlorate by...

On 2 March 2020 a new version of the guideline Slaughtering/Deboning became valid. The revision is necessary to clearly distinguish the microbiological guidance and critical-values for poultry...

The interactive world map on the QS homepage for QS feed monitoring has been expanded to include the latest analysis results (period 07/2019 - 12/2019). It now...

To enable QS scheme participants to check the eligibility of delivery of their customers at any time, QS has set up a so-called back-up system in the...

This year QS welcomed visitors to the Fruit Logistica, which took place in Berlin from 5 to 7 February, at a larger and newly designed booth. We...


The QS certification mark: a symbol for food you can trust

QS scheme participants attach great importance to a front-to-end quality assurance and inspection system. QS supports them in this endeavour, by defining clear requirements and organising independent inspections – from farm to shop. Everyone delivers quality to everyone. This is something on which all scheme participants can depend.

The QS certification mark on food products makes our joint and partnership-based quality assurance processes visible for the consumer. It is a symbol for audited production and marketing processes - and for food you can trust.


How to join the QS scheme...

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Guaranteed product availability - everyone delivers quality to everyone

Reliability is a key precondition for a functioning quality assurance system. All the parties involved are aware of their responsibility and play a proactive role. Today, around 140,000 scheme participants take part in the QS scheme worldwide.

 

 

 

This ensures reliable availability of goods all year round, and we are continuing to build on this foundation.


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We estimate that around 90 percent of the pork and poultry meat produced in Germany comes from the QS scheme. The figure for beef is in the order of 80 percent.


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Around 13,000 producers of fruit and vegetables participate in the QS scheme, as well as roughly 2,800 potato producers.



Quality assurance in practice

Systematic quality assurance is the best means of crisis prevention: by providing clearly defined requirements and efficient control mechanisms, QS helps to ensure that crises do not occur in the first place. Nevertheless, it is still possible for unforeseen events to occur in production and marketing, and QS has built up a comprehensive incident and crisis management system for such events.


More about the incident management

Krisenmanagement

Competent employees, informed customers

Consumers want to know all kinds of things: where does the meat come from? How are potatoes grown? Well trained employees can answer these questions reliably and competently. This is something the customer appreciates. We offer a wide range of materials for training purposes, and we would be happy to put together a package of practice-oriented solutions together with you.


Communication for customers

Let us work together to communicate your daily commitment to safe food products. We will be happy to supply the modules you need. You decide which information you need on the QS scheme.


Information for your employees (available only in german)

Handzettel QS02