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QS feed monitoring: Interactive world map updated

The interactive world map on the QS website has been extended by the latest analysis results of the QS feed monitoring and now includes the data for the period from 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2019. Using our interactive world map, the most frequently sampled raw materials from almost 60 countries...


July 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.


Revision of the additional control plan Aflatoxin B1

With effect from 05 August 2019, the additional control plan Aflatoxin B1 was revised. The revised version contains a new risk classification for Ukraine, based on the available results for aflatoxin B1.


Revision of the Feed Monitoring Guideline as of 1 August 2019

Due to a clarification, the Feed Monitoring Guideline was revised on 1 August 2019. The new version can now be viewed and downloaded from the Document Center on the QS website .



The 44th PROGNOSFRUIT will take place in Alden-Biesen (Belgium) from 7 to 9 August 2019. This year QS will again be represented with an information stand at the annual congress of the international pome fruit industry and will also act as sponsor of the event. At the QS stand, the conference...


Laboratory performance assessment for QS-residue monitoring – not all...

In spring 2019, QS put the analytical competence of QS-approved laboratories in Germany and abroad to the test for the 26th time. They were faced with the challenge of identifying eight active substances added to the onion test matrix, two of them using individual methods. Of a total of 65...


QS at the ICoMST 2019

The 65th edition of the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) will take place in Potsdam/Berlin from 4 to 9 August 2019. This year, QS will be represented at the event for the first time with an information stand and will also act as a sponsor. At the QS stand, congress...


QS random audits 2019 completely unannounced

This year's random sample audits for the system chains fruit, vegetables, potatoes as well as meat and meat products started at the beginning of this week. As in previous years, the implementation period will range from July to December. New this year is that for the first time all random sample...


OQUALIM recognises VLOG feed as equivalent

For QS-certified feed companies using the VLOG add-on module, it is now much easier to supply French farmers with GMO-free feed. The reason for this trade facilitation is that since 1 June 2019, the French feed standard owner OQUALIM has recognised VLOG certifications as equivalent and vice...

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