Second part of the QS series published in Eurofruit
As part of our media cooperation with the international magazine Eurofruit, the second article in our five-part series has been published. In this issue we give an overview of the international cooperation at the level of production in the QS scheme and present the national and international standards with which QS has mutual recognition.
In Germany, around 8,000 producers are certified according to the Guidelines QS and QS-GAP. Outside Germany, QS relies on the cooperation with other national and international standards operating abroad. In an attempt to achieve a consistently high level of food safety at the European level, and to ensure the non-seasonal availability of certified fruit and vegetables, QS has mutual audit recognition agreements with other standard owners such as Vegaplan, AMAG.A.P. and GlobalG.A.P. This facilitates the movement of goods and saves the producers the costs and efforts of an additional certification. More than 5,500 fruit and vegetable producers in the QS scheme participate via one of the recognised standards.