QS at the food retail

Since 17 December 2018, the guidelines valid as of 2019 can be viewed and downloaded on the QS website. In addition, the checklists for audits, which will...

The additional control plan Aflatoxin B1 was revised with effect from 17 December 2018. The revised version includes new risk ratings for three countries of origin. 

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...

The way the search results in the scheme participant search function of the QS database are presented, has been further optimised. From now on, the respective location’s...

At the end of 2018, the transitional period for the review of meat and meat products service providers will expire. Starting in 2019, companies that store QS...

From 21 to 23 November 2018 the ICOP (International Conference of Producer Organisations), one of the most important international conferences for the fruit and vegetable industry, will...

As part of our media collaboration with the international magazine Eurofruit, the third of a total of five articles on the QS requirements for companies in the...

As every year, QS invites all scheme participants, auditors and other interested parties to take part in the commenting for the QS scheme manual. Between 15. and...

The new issue of the QS-Report Meat and Meat Products has been published hot off the press and can now be read and downloaded in the media...

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...


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