Press releases


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...


Producers get direct access to the QS database

Farmers and producers will be able to directly access their data stored in the QS database. So far, this was only possible through the coordinator. With the personal access the farmer receives: read-only access to all the company-related data stored in the QS scheme’s data-bases, such as...


The 24th Laboratory Performance Assessment in Fruits and Vegetables confirms:

QS-approved laboratories are reliable Since 2006, QS has tested the analytical quality of QS-approved laboratories with the QS laboratory performance assessment twice a year. In each of the 24 tests that have been conducted by now, the test design has been modified and the laboratories were...


Fresh fruit and vegetables impress in residue analyses

QS and DFHV present 9 th monitoring report at the 2018 Fruit Logistica In the broad analysis spectrum of the monitoring programmes from both the QS Fachgesellschaft Obst, Gemüse, Kartoffeln GmbH (QS) and the Deutsche Fruchthandelsverband e. V. (DFHV), 26,771 fruit and vegetable samples from...

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