QS. Quality scheme for food.

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...

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...

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...

Systematic quality assurance from farm to shop

The QS inspection system ensures thorough and reliable quality assurance based on clearly defined and coordinated requirements from farm to shop.

Independent auditors monitor whether and how the requirements are fulfilled. The front-to-end inspections form the basis for the consistent process control and traceability in the QS scheme.

More information on the structure of the inspection system

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


Fruit, vegetables and potatoes may only be labelled with the QS certification mark if their production and marketing from farm to shop have been thoroughly audited. The clear labelling of products from controlled production and marketing with the QS certification mark underlines the commitment of all involved parties to safe food products.

We have compiled the requirements for use of the QS certification mark for you in a style guide.

More information about the QS certification mark

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QS residue monitoring: focus on maximum residue levels and limit values

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Businesses that deliver fruit, vegetables and potatoes into the QS scheme actively participate in the residue monitoring. The requirements for producers, wholesalers and food retailers are defined in a risk-oriented control plan. Laboratories who would like to conduct analyses within the residue monitoring need an approval for the QS scheme.

More information about the QS residue monitoring

Actively manage incidents and crises

Systematic quality assurance is the best crisis prevention: by providing clearly defined requirements and functioning control mechanisms, QS helps to ensure that crises do not occur in the first place. Despite these efforts, unforeseeable incidents can still occur in production and marketing. QS has built up a comprehensive incident and crisis management system for such cases.

Experienced crisis managers support the scheme participants both on the operational front and in the area of crisis communication. Please use the adjacent form to report an incident.

More about the incident and crisis management