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QS residue monitoring confirms safety of fruit, vegetables, potatoes

Bonn, January 15, 2024 - The results of residue monitoring in the QS scheme of last year showed once again that QS-certified fruit and vegetables are safe and that plant protection products are used responsibly and conscientiously in the QS scheme. The QS scheme has been testing for residues...


QS introduces new corporate logo

QS Qualität und Sicherheit GmbH (QS) will combine its business activities and communication under a new corporate logo. The QS certification mark will remain as a mark for safe food that is produced, marketed and independently controlled under binding quality requirements. Consumers will find...


QS residue monitoring fruit, vegetables, potatoes 2022: 99.33 percent of all...

The results from the QS residue monitoring for fruit, vegetables, potatoes for the year 2022 once again prove the high safety of the products in the fruit and vegetable counters of the German food retail. Even in difficult times, under extreme climatic conditions, producers comply with the...


Hinrichs takes over as the new managing director of QS

Nienhoff hands over the baton after over 18 years On the 1 st of May 2021, Dr. Alexander Hinrichs will take over as managing director of QS Qualität und Sicherheit GmbH. The 46-year-old follows in the footsteps of Dr. Hermann-Josef Nienhoff, who has occupied the position for over 18 years.


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 and reliability at a comparably high level. To this end, the controls for the traceability of QS...


Monitoring-Report 2020: More than 25,000 analyses prove conscientious use of...

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 the care and reliability in handling plant protection products.


Feed safety scheme holders in Europe, unite to harmonize

On November 19 th , the four organizations AIC, GMP+ International, OVOCOM, QS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with OQUALIM in order to continue the work towards full mutual recognition.


Ten years Monitoring-Report Fruit, Vegetables, Potatoes

QS and DFHV have a clear focus on the residue situation QS and the Deutscher Fruchthandelsverband e.V. (DFHV) present the new Monitoring-Report Fruit, Vegetables, Potatoes at the Fruit Logistica 2019 in Berlin. For the tenth time, both evaluated the results of their monitoring programs,...


QS achieves gold status with QS-GAP standard for fruit and vegetable production

The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) has reviewed the QS-GAP standard applicable to QS-certified producers of fruit and vegetables. In the course of the review, a comparison was made with the requirements of the benchmarking tool Farm Sustainability Assessment 2.0 (FSA) , which is...

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