Promoting cooperation

QS has signed recognition or mutual recognition agreements with the following quality assurance schemes:


Belgium

Belgien

Production of fruit, vegetables and potatoes


QS and Vegaplan (Vegaplan vzw) mutually recognise their standards for the production of fruit, vegetables and potatoes as well as for residue monitoring. Producers with a valid Vegaplan audit certificate can deliver into the QS scheme if they can provide evidence of individual Vegaplan certification. For this purpose, they - like all other production businesses - are registered in the QS database. They are primarily coordinated through Vegaplan. Their delivery eligibility can be accessed in the QS database. In return, businesses with a QS audit certificate are also eligible to deliver into the Vegaplan scheme.

 

Contact person:

Dr. Annette Förschler

✆ +49 228 35068-172

⎙ +49 228 35068-16172

@ Email

 


Austria

Österreich

Production of fruit and vegetables


QS and Agrarmarkt Austria Marketing GesmbH, standard owner of the Austrian AMAG.A.P quality standard, mutually recognise their audits for the production of fruit and vegetables. Producers with a valid AMAG.A.P certificate can deliver into the QS scheme if they register via a coordinator in the QS scheme. They obtain their eligibility to deliver following registration and through participation in QS residue monitoring. In return, businesses holding a QS-GAP certificate are also eligible to deliver into the AMA-Gütesiegel quality assurance scheme.

 

Contact person:

Dr. Annette Förschler

✆ +49 228 35068-172

⎙ +49 228 35068-16172

@ Email


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Production of fruit, vegetables and potatoes


GlobalG.A.P and QS (with QS-GAP) have mutually recognised their standards. Producers who arrange for certification according to QS-GAP are registered in the GlobalG.A.P. database and can deliver into the GlobalG.A.P scheme. Businesses with a valid GlobalG.A.P. audit certificate (option 1: individual certification, Multisite without QMS) can deliver into the QS scheme if they register through a QS coordinator and therefore participate in mandatory QS residue monitoring.

Production businesses certified according to the GlobalG.A.P. standard in a multi-site procedure who would like to participate in the QS scheme must arrange for auditing and register of each site.

 

Contact person

Dr. Annette Förschler

✆ +49 228 35068-172

⎙ +49 228 35068-16172

@ Email



Logistics

As of 1 January 2013, QS recognizes IFS Logistics audits without a specific additional checklist for logistics. Companies with a valid IFS Logistics certificate register in the QS database and sign a contractual agreement with their certification body. Approval is granted as soon as the certification body has entered the runtime of the IFS certificate in the database.

 

Contact person:

Jana Nägler

✆ +49 228 35068-171

⎙ +49 228 35068-16171

@ Email