Food from good hands

Producers in the QS scheme

Quality assurance of fruit, vegetables and potatoes begins with the production in the fields and greenhouses. QS provides production companies with support in the form of practice-oriented requirements that we have compiled in the QS guidelines and self-assessment checklists.

Qualified auditors review the implementation of and compliance with requirements in independent audits. This forms the basis for the QS certification that producers use to provide evidence of audited production processes vis-à-vis their customers.


Documents

Guideline
2020
Production QS-GAP

Guideline QS-GAP Production Fruit, Vegetables, Potatoes

PDF / 820.9 KB

Guideline
Production
2020
Production

Guideline Production Fruit, Vegetables, Potatoes

PDF / 989.1 KB

Annex
2020
Production QS-GAP

Annex 11.2 Requirements for Preparation Processes

PDF / 220.6 KB

Annex
2020
Production QS-GAP

Annex 11.1 Possible input substances for biogas plants

PDF / 119.9 KB

Annex
Production
2020
Production

Annex 9.1 Possible input substances for biogas plants

PDF / 119.9 KB

Audit checklist
Production
2020
Production

Checklist Production Fruit, Vegetables, Potatoes (Spotaudit)

PDF / 463.7 KB

Self-assessment Checklist
Production
2020
Production

Self-Assessment Checklist Production Fruit, Vegetables, Potatoes (pdf)

PDF / 430.3 KB

Self-assessment Checklist
Production
2020
Production

Self-Assessment Checklist Production Fruit, Vegetables, Potatoes (word)

DOCX / 1.7 MB

Audit checklist
2020
Production QS-GAP

Checklist QS-GAP: Production fruit, vegetables, potatoes

PDF / 532.8 KB

Audit checklist
2020
Production QS-GAP

Checklist QS-GAP: Production fruit, vegetables, potatoes (Spotaudit)

PDF / 537.3 KB

Audit checklist
Production
2020
Production

Checklist Production Fruit, Vegetables, Potatoes

PDF / 459.9 KB

Document
Production
Production
Supporting document - Sample form
Production QS-GAP

Transport Documentation

DOCX / 78.0 KB

Document
Production
Production
Supporting document - Sample form
Production QS-GAP

General Business Data

DOCX / 404.5 KB

Document
Production
Production
Supporting document - Sample form
Production QS-GAP

Field Based Records – Outdoor Vegetables

DOCX / 220.8 KB

Document
Production
Production
Supporting document - Sample form
Production QS-GAP

Pest Control

DOCX / 83.7 KB

Document
Production
Production
Supporting document - Sample form
Production QS-GAP

Handling Non-Compliant Products

DOCX / 85.9 KB

Document
Production
Production
Supporting document - Sample form
Production QS-GAP

Storage Documentation

DOCX / 88.9 KB

Document
Production
Production
Supporting document - Sample form
Production QS-GAP

Crop List

DOCX / 101.8 KB

Document
Production
Production
Supporting document - Sample form
Production QS-GAP

Hygiene Checklist

DOCX / 415.7 KB

Document
Production
Production
Supporting document - Sample form
Production QS-GAP

Registry of Hazardous Substances

DOCX / 386.8 KB

Incidence form
Production
Wholesale
Preparation/Processing
Coordinator production
Production
Production QS-GAP

Paper of incident fruit, vegetables, potatoes

PDF / 638.9 KB

Declaration of participation
Production
Coordinator production
Production
Production QS-GAP

Declaration of Participation and Power of Attorney fruit, vegetables, potatoes - only standards QS Production and QS-GAP

PDF / 135.8 KB

Document
Production
Wholesale
Preparation/Processing
Coordinator production
Production
Supporting document - Explanatory notes
Production QS-GAP

Supporting Document: Labelling Fruit, Vegetables, Potatoes

PDF / 2.0 MB

Declaration of participation
Coordinator production
Production

Declaration of Participation for production companies with a certificate recognized by QS (Production)

PDF / 111.4 KB

Agreement
Coordinator production
Production QS-GAP

Declaration of consent Publication of certain data in the GLOBALG.A.P database - only QS-GAP

PDF / 72.5 KB

Agreement
Production
Coordinator production
Production
Production QS-GAP

Declaration of consent to the further use of data - QS Production Fruit, Vegetables, Potatoes and QS-GAP

PDF / 83.7 KB

Declaration of participation
Production
Coordinator production
Production
Production QS-GAP

Sample form for the registration of producers in the production scope “Separated Marketing”

PDF / 82.5 KB

Production scope list
Production
Coordinators Agriculture
Slaughtering/Deboning
Processing
Butchery
Wholesale
Broker
Storage
Pig
Cattle
Poultry
Auditors
Slaughtering/Deboning
Coordinator production
Production

List of Production Scopes

XLSX / 138.4 KB

Residue Monitoring

Residue monitoring in the QS scheme monitors fruit, vegetables and potatoes to ensure that applicable maximum residue levels for plant protection products and limit values for pollutants and nitrate are observed. It also checks whether the pesticides used are approved for the product. The aim of monitoring is to ensure that only flawless goods find their way to the consumer. In the event of complaints, possible causes are clarified in order to avoid recurrence by means of suitable measures.

QS Agreements

QS actively promotes cooperation with other standard owners across national borders, so that everyone can rely on each other. In the interests of food and feed safety, QS maintains a close exchange with the standard owners- a good basis for joint further development. 


Production | Belgium

Vegaplan

QS and Vegaplan (Vegaplan vzw) mutually recognise their standards for the production of fruit, vegetables and potatoes as well as for residue monitoring. Producers with a valid Vegaplan audit certificate can deliver into the QS scheme if they can provide evidence of individual Vegaplan certification. For this purpose, they are registered in the QS database. They are primarily coordinated through Vegaplan. Their delivery eligibility can be accessed in the QS database. In return, businesses with a QS audit certificate are also eligible to deliver into the Vegaplan scheme.

Contact

Dr. Annette Förschler

Production | Production | International

GLOBALG.A.P.

GlobalG.A.P and QS (with QS-GAP) have mutually recognised their standards. Producers with a QS-GAP certification must be registered in the GlobalG.A.P. database to be allowed to deliver into the GlobalG.A.P scheme. Businesses with a valid GlobalG.A.P. audit certificate can deliver into the QS scheme if they register through a QS coordinator and participate in mandatory QS residue monitoring.

Production businesses with several locations certified according to the GlobalG.A.P. standard in a multi-site procedure who would like to participate in the QS scheme must arrange for auditing and register of each site. For companies with a multisite with QMS, analogous requirements (see information sheet) apply as for companies with a GlobalG.A.P. Option 1-certificate. 

Producers and certificate holders with a GlobalG.A.P. Option 2-certificate (group certification) can find more information on participation in the QS scheme here

Contact

Dr. Annette Förschler

Production | Production | Austria

AMAG.A.P.

QS and Agrarmarkt Austria Marketing GesmbH, standard owner of the Austrian AMAG.A.P quality standard, mutually recognise their audits for the production of fruit, vegetables and potatoes. Producers with a valid AMAG.A.P certificate can deliver into the QS scheme if they register via a coordinator in the QS scheme. They obtain their eligibility to deliver following registration and through participation in QS residue monitoring. In return, businesses holding a QS-GAP certificate are also eligible to deliver into the AMA-Gütesiegel quality assurance scheme.

Contact

Dr. Annette Förschler

FAQs

Contact

Dr. Annette Förschler

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