QS at the food retail

The Additional control plan Aflatoxin B1 has been revised with effect from 20 November 2017.

Please take the opportunity and get an impression of the guidelines valid from January 2018. Until 30th of November every scheme participant, auditor and all other interested...

The new QS-Report Meat and Meat Products, issue 2/2017, has been released and can be read and downloaded in the Media Catalog on the QS website as...

The QS database is the centerpiece of QS’s data-based quality assurance. All data from QS audits as well as from feed and residue monitorings are centrally stored...

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...

QS, AIC, GMP+ and OVOCOM have agreed upon a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with French standard owner Oqualim, which specifies the terms and conditions for a...

On 23 October 2017 the Additional Control Plan for Aflatoxin B1 has been revised. The revised Control Plan includes a new risk classification for Slovakia and for...

As of now, apart from feed description, specifications regarding suppliers as well as product and trade names can be entered in the QS database for feed that...

From food retail through meat processing and livestock farming to the strict inspection by unbiased certification bodies – with their daily work, more than 100,000 QS scheme...

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