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04/10/2018

September 2018 - Overview of new QS scheme participants

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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.

 

19/09/2018

New issue of QS-Report Fruit, Vegetables, Potatoes published

18 09 19 QS Report OGK Erschienen Teaser DE EN

The QS Advisory Board Fruit, Vegetables, Potatoes visited Professor Ulrich Schurr at the Institute of Plant Sciences at the Research Centre Jülich and was given a comprehensive overview of the new technologies in plant research. In the current OS-Report, you can read about the challenges facing plant technology and what Schurr and his team are working on.

 

18/09/2018

August 2018 - Overview of new QS scheme participants

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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.

 

17/09/2018

Revision of the additional control plan for aflatoxin B1 has been revised

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With effect from 17 September 2018, the additional control plan Aflatoxin B1 has been revised. Based on existing weather data, on results of the new harvest as well as on gradings made in the past years at the beginning of the harvest, the revision has introduced new risk classifications for several countries of origin concerning the maize harvest.

 

12/09/2018

QS Monitoring Report Feed has been released

18 09 12 Monitoringreport FUMI 2018 EN News Teaser

The new issue of the QS Monitoring Report Feed not only shows the current results on residues in feed but also the development of the results over the last 5 years. In the meantime, the QS scheme can refer to an impressive database of 3.5 million analysis results. With stricter guidance, limit values and the inclusion of new examination parameters, the industry has responded continuously and dynamically to current incidents and findings on undesirable substances in feed. In recent years, the number of individual analyzes has increased, but also the proportion of exceedances has increased slightly. Every year, the evaluations of our monitoring data show that feed companies are doing a good job, says Dr. Hermann-Josef Nienhoff. Managing Director of QS. However, in some places, there is still room for improvement.

 

 

03/09/2018

Media cooperation with “Eurofruit” starts

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As part of a series of five articles in the international magazine Eurofruit, we explain the requirements and advantages of the QS scheme for fruit and vegetables - from the producer via the wholesale to the food retail - stage by stage. In the recently published issue of September, we begin with an overview of the development and function of the QS scheme - with focus on international cooperations.

 

30/08/2018

Feed Magazine article: Safe feed - safe food

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Safe feed is the basis for safe food. On this topic, Claudia Brill (coordination feed sector) and Katharina Clemens (management assistant) from QS have written an article for the international Feed Magazine, which has published in the current issue.

 

16/08/2018

Recognition with Fami-QS - Registration in QS-Database now possible

18 08 01 Gegenseitige Anerkennung QS FAMIQS Teaser

Fami-QS and QS have recently signed a mutual recognition agreement for the production and trade of additives and premixes, including particular feed material. With this, QS certified companies now have the possibility to deliver goods into the Fami-QS scheme based on their QS audit.

 

07/08/2018

Interactive world map for QS feed monitoring updated

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How many samples have been taken within the QS feed monitoring in China? Did the analysed maize samples from Thailand show any abnormalities regarding Aflatoxin B1? How many feed samples from Spain tested for Salmonella were positive? The interactive world map for QS feed monitoring provides information on these and many other questions. The world map has recently been extended to include the latest evaluation results and now includes analysis data from the period from 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2018.

 

06/08/2018

Mutual recognition between QS and Fami-QS

18 08 01 Gegenseitige Anerkennung QS FAMIQS Teaser

QS and FAMI-QS have agreed upon a mutual recognition of audits. The bilateral agreement between the two scheme owners will apply as of 15-08-2018 and include the production and trade of additives premixtures including certain feed materials formerly legally categorized as feed additives. The mutual recognition between QS and FAMI-QS results in a significant advantage for feed companies that are certified against one of the two standards. As of now they have the opportunity to deliver goods into both systems with one audit.