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Here you will find the latest news and information on the QS scheme as well as relevant articles and topics on the various stages of the food chain.

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16/09/2021

Interactive world map of QS feed monitoring expanded to include current...

Every six months, the interactive world map is updated with the latest analysis results from feed monitoring. The evaluations of more than 170,000 analyses from the first half of 2021 of feed materials from 60 different countries of origin can now be found on the QS website.

10/09/2021

Revision of the additional control plan Aflatoxin B1 for harvest 2021

As of now, the revised additional control plan Aflatoxin B1 in maize, which will come into force from 20.09.2021, is available on the QS website. 

07/09/2021

August 2021 - 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.

05/08/2021

July 2021 - 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.

27/07/2021

Floods - QS approved laboratories offer free of charge analyses for possible...

The catastrophic floods in mid-July caused damage, some of it severe, to farms, producers and feed companies in North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Belgium and the Netherlands. Due to contaminated water, specific risks can result for the production of fruit, vegetables and potatoes...

21/07/2021

IFS and QS launch joint co-branding for selected working documents

Quality assurance and safe food are the common goal of QS and IFS. To achieve this goal, the highest hygiene requirements must be met in the food chain. In cooperation with experts, comprehensive guidelines and suuporting documents are being prepared for both standards with the aim of providing...

20/07/2021

Paper of incident animal husbandry and transport: Facilitated presentation of...

As part of the incident and crisis management, QS scheme participants must inform their coordinator immediately about critical incidents, provided that they are relevant for the QS scheme. The paper of incident helps livestock farmers and transporters in the QS scheme to notify QS and, if...

05/07/2021

June 2021 - 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.

16/06/2021

Laboratory performance assessment reveals optimization potential

93 laboratories from 16 countries participated in the first laboratory performance assessment in 2021, a record number of participants. In addition to 73 approved laboratories, the participants also included 16 laboratories in the recognition process and 4 third-party laboratories whose...

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