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Participate now - online survey of the IDTF database
To further optimise the IDTF database (International Database Transport for Feed), the ICRT (International Committee Road Transport) has been conducting an online survey since the beginning of December 2019. The database summarises all minimum requirements of the European standard setters for cleaning transport vehicles from loose feed in the field of road transport.
Supporting documents now online
As part of the 2020 revision, now all revised and new supporting documents have been published on our QS website since 15 January 2020 and are available for you to download.
December 2019 - Overview of new QS scheme participants
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 independent certification bodies.
Event Farm at the IGW in Berlin
As the leading standard provider for safe fresh food in Germany and a reliable partner along the value chain, QS supports the active dialogue between society and modern agriculture at the Event Farm at this year's International Green Week (IGW). Visit us from 17 - 26 January at our joint stand with the Initiative Tierwohl in hall 3.2, booth number 110, and you will also find us at the interactive quiz on the SchweineMobil.
QS checklists - Spanish language versions available immediately
In addition to a German and English version, the QS checklists for audits carried out from 1 January 2020 onwards are now also available in Spanish in the document centre of the QS website and in the database. This will further simplify the conduct of audits for Spanish speaking scheme participants, auditors and certification bodies.
Meat, Livestock Farming and Feed – Revisions as of 1 January 2020
The QS guidelines from the meat, livestock farming and feed sectors were revised in the course of the 2020 revision in terms of both content and editing and adapted to practical use and legal requirements. The valid documents are now available in our Document Center and can be downloaded.
We have summarized the most important changes and innovations for you below.
QS scheme manual for 2020 published
The revised QS guidelines have been valid since 1 January 2020. They can now be viewed and downloaded in the Documentcenter of the QS company website.
Round robin test salmonella monitoring 2019: 36 of 38 laboratories successful
36 of the 38 participating laboratories from Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland and Denmark achieved a positive result in the 2019 QS round robin test for laboratories in QS salmonella monitoring. They were asked to test ten meat juice and ten serum samples with different antibody contents.
Extension of mutual recognition with Danish standard DAFC
QS and the Danish standard Danish Agriculture and Food Council (DAFC) have agreed to extend their mutual recognition, already existing since 2006, for another two years.
QS wishes a Merry Christmas
Before we start the year 2020 full of optimism, we would like to thank you for the good and successful cooperation in 2019.