QS at the food retail

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 Advisory Board Fruit, Vegetables, Potatoes visited Professor Ulrich Schurr at the Institute of Plant Sciences at the Research Centre Jülich and was given a comprehensive...

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...

With effect from 17 September 2018, the additional control plan Aflatoxin B1 has been revised. Based on existing weather data, on results of the new harvest as...

The new issue of the QS Monitoring Report Feed not only shows the current results on residues in feed but also the development of the results over...

As part of a series of five articles in the international magazine Eurofruit, we explain the requirements and advantages of the QS scheme for fruit and vegetables...

Safe feed is the basis for safe food. On this topic, Claudia Brill (coordination feed sector) and Katharina Clemens (management assistant) from QS have written an article...

Fami-QS and QS have recently signed a mutual recognition agreement for the production and trade of additives and premixes, including particular feed material. With this, QS certified...

How many samples have been taken within the QS feed monitoring in China? Did the analysed maize samples from Thailand show any abnormalities regarding Aflatoxin B1? How...

QS and FAMI-QS have agreed upon a mutual recognition of audits. The bilateral agreement between the two scheme owners will apply as of 15-08-2018 and include the...


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