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10.06.2024

Livestock farming: support in the event of an incident or crisis

If an incident or crisis occurs in the company that is relevant to the QS scheme, the scheme participants must inform QS and their coordinator immediately of what has happened. This includes, for example, barn fires, ventilation failures or exceeding maximum residue levels in feed. As it is...

07.06.2024

Additional control plan Aflatoxin B1 - New risk classification of the country...

QS revises the additional control plan for aflatoxin B1 (Annex 8.5 to the feed monitoring guideline) with effect from June 7, 2024. Based on the available analysis results on aflatoxin B1, the risk of contamination with the mycotoxin for corn from Hungary was downgraded from high to medium.

06.06.2024

May 2024 - 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.

31.05.2024

Livestock farming: Support with annual self-assessment

During participation in the QS scheme, livestock owners must carry out regular self-assessments. For this purpose, QS provides species-specific supporting documents in the form of self-assessment checklists that support scheme participants in carrying out self-assessment on their company.

24.05.2024

Livestock farming: Helpful documents for optimal preparation for an audit

In order to maintain a QS certification, regular checks are carried out on the scheme participants as part of audits. QS offers various documents for an optimal preparation for each audit.

17.05.2024

Livestock farming: Necessary documents for participation in the QS scheme

If a company participates in the QS scheme for the first time or if its company key data changes, the so-called master data must be correctly stored or changed for QS. This is initiated via your own coordinator. A number of documents are available to support you in this process. This is because...

08.05.2024

April 2024 - 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.

02.05.2024

QS Sojaplus - Benchmarking requirements for standard owners

Soybeans must meet sustainable cultivation requirements for delivery into the QS scheme. On the QS website, you can now find an extract of the criteria that QS sets for the sustainable production of soybeans. Standard owners who wish to be benchmarked via QS must fulfill these accordingly.

02.05.2024

Module QS Soyplus - recognition of further standards

On May 2, QS revises Appendix 4.2 Recognized standards for soybean cultivation and Appendix 4.3 Recognized schemes for the add-on module QS Soy<sup>plus</sup> for feed trade and production . For soybean cultivation (Annex 4.2), there are some new or extended recognitions of...

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