The new issue of the QS-Report Meat and Meat Products has been published fresh from the press and can be read and downloaded in the media catalog of the QS company website.
Since April of this year,
the big ones of the German food retail trade have been labeling their meat according to the uniform four-level farming system labelling
Haltungsform. For level 1
Stallhaltung (sty farming), it is required to have the approval in the QS scheme - compliance with legal minimum standards is therefore not sufficient. Lidl has also transferred its farming system labelling introduced in 2018 into the common system. We talked to Christof Mross, Lidl's Food Purchasing Manager, about the new labelling and the company's animal welfare objectives. In addition, the new edition of the QS-Report Meat and Meat Products focuses on the extensions to the reporting of diagnostic data in poultry slaughtering and on the newly published QS supporting document on listeria prevention.
Our spring issue also includes a supplement with exciting facts and figures on scheme participants, audits, sanction procedures and monitoring programmes for the year 2018. The main focus this time is on the number of audits carried out and the most frequent irregularities that have led to sanction procedures.
Besides the possibility to download the new issue of the QS-Report from the media catalog of the QS website, you can also register here to receive it free of charge by e-mail.