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26/03/2020

Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2): Extension of all QS eligibilities of delivery

Due to the current spread of the coronavirus, the eligibility of delivery of all QS certified locations will be extended by two months. According to the extended QS eligibility of...
 
20 03 23 Ausbreitung Coronavirus  Verzicht QS Audits Kopie
23/03/2020

Spread of the coronavirus makes it necessary to dispense with QS audits

Due to the progressive spread of the coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2), QS urgently recommends its system partners to refrain from carrying out all QS audits within the next two months. Prior to...
 
20 03 23 Ausbreitung Coronavirus  Verzicht QS Audits Kopie
23/03/2020

Coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) - recognition for deliveries to external systems remains

In view of the current spread of the coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2), QS has already pointed out that upcoming audit dates can be postponed at the discretion and after consultation with the...
 
QS ICON INFO NEG
10/03/2020

Supporting document on listeria prevention: QS publishes revised version

Together with experts from industry and science, QS has developed a supporting document for slaughterhouses, deboning- and processing-plants to determine the risk of Listeria monocytogenes occurrence and reduce it if...
 
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05/03/2020

February 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.
 
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04/03/2020

EU sets binding MRL for chlorate

In mid-February 2020, the Standing Committee on Pesticide Residues (SCoPAFF) approved the EU draft regulation (SANTE 10684/2015, Rev.9) setting specific maximum residue levels (MRLs) for chlorate by qualified majority. This...
 
20 03 02 EU Legt Verbindliche RHG Fuer Chlorat Fest
18/02/2020

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...
 
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14/02/2020

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

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...
 
19 03 25 QS Datenbank   Sicherheitskriterien Für Passwort Erstellung Erweitert
13/02/2020

Fruit Logistica 2020 - QS in dialogue with the sector

This year QS welcomed visitors to the Fruit Logistica, which took place in Berlin from 5 to 7 February, at a larger and newly designed booth. We discussed the current...
 
20 02 13 Fruit Logistica QS Im Dialog Mit Branche
12/02/2020

Revision of the additional control plan for Aflatoxin B1 – Changed risk classification for the Czech Republic

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...
 
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12/02/2020

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

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...
 
20 02 12 QS Laborleitertreffen Berlin 2020
11/02/2020

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.
 
Titel Jahresbericht 2017 1
05/02/2020

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,...
 
20 02 04 QS Infoveranstaltung Belgien
04/02/2020

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 -...
 
20 02 04 QS Fruit Logistica 2020
31/01/2020

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...
 
20 01 31 QS Probenahmeschulung Italien
30/01/2020

QS at Fruit Logistica 2020: More internationality and even better traceability

On the occasion of the Fruit Logistica 2020 in Berlin, QS Qualität und Sicherheit GmbH announced to further expand the international supplier network for QS goods. This creates quality assurance...
 
29/01/2020

QS laboratory performance assessment - the results at a glance

In autumn 2019, QS put the analytical competence of the QS-recognized laboratories and those in the recognition process from Germany and abroad to the test for the 27th time. The...
 
20 01 29 QS Laborkompetenztest Ergebnisse Ueberblick
29/01/2020

QS laboratory performance assessment - International field of participants enlarged, QS-recognized laboratories with good results

In the course of the last laboratory performance assessment in autumn 2019, the number of participating laboratories from abroad was further increased. The 77 participants included laboratories from 16 countries,...
 
19 07 31 QS Laborkompetenztest
28/01/2020

Monitoring-Report 2020: More than 25,000 analyses prove conscientious use of plant protection products for fruit and vegetables

QS and the Deutscher Fruchthandelsverband e.V. (DFHV) present the eleventh issue of the Monitoring-Report Fruit, Vegetables, Potatoes. The analysis results once again demonstrate the importance of consistent quality assurance for...
 
20/01/2020

Participate now - online survey of the IDTF database

To further optimise the IDTF database (International Database Transport for Feed), the ICRT (International Committee Road Transport) has been conducting an online survey since the beginning of December 2019. The...
 
19 12 04 Online Umfrage IDTF Umfrage
17/01/2020

Supporting documents now online

As part of the 2020 revision, now all revised and new supporting documents have been published on our QS website since 15 January 2020 and are available for you to...
 
20 01 13 Spanische Checklisten
15/01/2020

December 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.
 
Titel Jahresbericht 2017 1
14/01/2020

Event Farm at the IGW in Berlin

As the leading standard provider for safe fresh food in Germany and a reliable partner along the value chain, QS supports the active dialogue between society and modern agriculture at...
 
19 01 16 QS Unterstützt Erlebnisbauernhof Der IGW 2019
13/01/2020

QS checklists - Spanish language versions available immediately

In addition to a German and English version, the QS checklists for audits carried out from 1 January 2020 onwards are now also available in Spanish in the document centre...
 
20 01 13 Spanische Checklisten
08/01/2020

Meat, Livestock Farming and Feed – Revisions as of 1 January 2020

The QS guidelines from the meat, livestock farming and feed sectors were revised in the course of the 2020 revision in terms of both content and editing and adapted to...
 
20 02 03 Revisionen Leitfaeden Fleisch Tiere Futter
03/01/2020

QS scheme manual for 2020 published

The revised QS guidelines have been valid since 1 January 2020. They can now be viewed and downloaded in the Documentcenter of the QS company website.   
 
02/01/2020

Round robin test salmonella monitoring 2019: 36 of 38 laboratories successful

36 of the 38 participating laboratories from Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland and Denmark achieved a positive result in the 2019 QS round robin test for laboratories in QS...
 
16 03 03 Salmonellenringversuch
19/12/2019

Extension of mutual recognition with Danish standard DAFC

QS and the Danish standard Danish Agriculture and Food Council (DAFC) have agreed to extend their mutual recognition, already existing since 2006, for another two years.
 
17 01 17 Gegenseitige Anerkennung Mit Dänischem Standardgeber DAFC Verlängert
19/12/2019

QS wishes a Merry Christmas

Before we start the year 2020 full of optimism, we would like to thank you for the good and successful cooperation in 2019.
 
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13/12/2019

Revision 2020: Changes in the Feed Sector

On 1 January 2020, the revised Guideline Feed Sector will enter into force. We have already compiled the most important changes for the feed sector in advance:  
 

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