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Interim revision Guideline Slaughtering/Deboning

On 2 March 2020 a new version of the guideline Slaughtering/Deboning became valid. The revision is necessary to clearly distinguish the microbiological guidance and critical-values for poultry meat from those for beef/pig meat.


QS feed monitoring: Interactive world map updated

The interactive world map on the QS homepage for QS feed monitoring has been expanded to include the latest analysis results (period 07/2019 - 12/2019). It now includes analysis results for more than 25 product groups from 60 countries of origin. In addition to a detailed overview of raw...


QS-Database: New system enables verification of the delivery authorization in...

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 QS Database. In the case that the QS-Database is not accessible - e.g. in the course of maintenance periods - QS scheme participants can use the...


Revision of the additional control plan for Aflatoxin B1 – Changed risk...

With effect from February 10, 2020 QS has revised the additional control plan for aflatoxin B1. The revised version of the additional control plan contains a new risk assessment for the Czech Republic.


QS laboratory managers' meeting on residue monitoring 2020 with new record...

As a tradition on the opening day of Fruit Logistica, on February 4, 2020, the laboratory managers' meeting on residue monitoring took place in Berlin again this year. The invitation of QS was accepted by a total of 122 responsible employees of the laboratories from 12 countries that are active...


January 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.


QS information event in Belgium a complete success

On 28 January 2020, a QS information event was held in Leuven for coordinators, wholesalers, preparation and processing companies and logistics companies in the fruit and vegetable sector. The event, which was organised by QS in cooperation with the Verbond Van Belgische Tuinbouwcoöperaties...


Sector meeting at the Fruit Logistica 2020 - QS is there!

When the entire fresh fruit and vegetable industry meets at Fruit Logistica 2020 in Berlin, QS will of course be there - under the motto: More than the standard - together in the market . The most important trade fair for the fresh fruit and vegetable trade will open its doors in Berlin from...


Successful sampling training in Italy

On 22 January 2020, QS in cooperation with CSO Italy conducted a sampling training course in Italy on QS residue monitoring. The training, which was aimed at wholesalers, coordinators and laboratories active in the QS scheme, was attended by 20 participants. The sampling training, which was...

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