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QS information poster on hand and work hygiene - Now also in Spanish,...

In order to support producers in the current corona crisis in the best possible way with regard to hygiene, infection protection and prevention, QS provides in its Infoportal on the coronavirus information posters in seven languages on hand hygiene as well as on the most important general...


Style guide for the QS certification mark - Revised edition published

QS has revised the structure and layout of the style guide for the use of the QS certification mark, further specifying the rules for use on composite products. The new version of the style guide can now be downloaded from the QS website .


QS information poster on hand and work hygiene - download now free of charge!

The fruit, vegetable and potato industry is defying the corona crisis with high flexibility and proven routines in hygiene and quality assurance. On this basis, the production companies raise the level of protection against infection ad hoc and teach decisive quality and hygiene standards to...


Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2): Extension of all QS eligibilities of delivery

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 QS eligibility of delivery, necessary QS audits can be postponed to a later date.


Spread of the coronavirus makes it necessary to dispense with QS audits

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 months. Prior to this, QS had already pointed out to all partners in the QS network the possibility of postponing upcoming...


Coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) - recognition for deliveries to external systems...

In view of the current spread of the coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) , QS has already pointed out that upcoming audit dates can be postponed at the discretion and after consultation with the respective certification body. This regulation also applies to the annual audits that must be carried out for...


Supporting document on listeria prevention: QS publishes revised version

Together with experts from industry and science, QS has developed a supporting document for slaughterhouses, deboning- and processing-plants to determine the risk of Listeria monocytogenes occurrence and reduce it if necessary. The supporting document shows how the risk of Listeria can be...


February 2020 - 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.


EU sets binding MRL for chlorate

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 qualified majority. This provides binding MRL for chlorate in various products and product groups...

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