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08.03.2018

New: Combined checklist for processing

Due to the implementation of the new QS guideline Preparation/Processing Fruit, Vegetables and Potatoes in 2017 the scope of the QS scheme has been expanded by processed fruit, vegetables and potatoes. Until now for companies that process both meat and fruit, vegetables or potatoes, the...

05.03.2018

February 2018 - 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.

16.02.2018

Recording and reporting of diagnostic data pig adapted to practice

The QS advisory board for cattle and pigs has specified the requirements for recording and reporting of diagnostic data in pig slaughter and made them more practical. Therefore, the guidelines Slaughtering/Deboning and Befunddaten in der Schweineschlachtung (only available in German) were...

07.02.2018

January 2018 - 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.

30.01.2018

Style Guide for the QS certification mark – revised version released

The Style Guide for the use of the QS certification mark was extended by revised regulations for the labelling of composed products with the QS certification mark. The updated version can be viewed and downloaded on the QS website as of now.

09.01.2018

December 2017 - 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.

04.01.2018

Radish leaves and small radish leaves: EC amends requirements for residue...

As of 2018, leaves of radish and small radish have to be analyzed separately from the vegetable fruits. According to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture ( Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit (BVL), this provides an update of EC Regulation RG (EC) 396/2005 (Annex...

04.01.2018

Fruit, Vegetables, Potatoes: The most important new features in 2018 at a glance

As a part of the revision 2018, the QS guidelines were editorially and contentually revised as well as further adjusted to common practices and legal requirements. We have summarised the most important modifications from the revision 2017 below.

03.01.2018

Agriculture, feed and meat sector: This is new in 2018

The aim of the annual revision is not only the continuous improvement of process safety but also the creation of more practice-oriented QS-requirements. The guidelines are contentually and editorially revised and adjusted to new legal requirements. Together with experts from science and economy,...

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