Quality assurance as a common objective


Belgium

Belgien

 


Feed sector

The mutual recognition agreement between the Belgian standard Ovocom-FCA (Ovocom/Bemefa) and QS concerns the production, trade, transport, storage and transhipment of feed.

QS businesses can deliver into the scheme of Belgian standard owner Ovocom/Bemefa based on their QS certification. For this purpose, the business registers in the QS database, selects the appropriate location and indicates into which external system it will be delivering in the location data under Recognition in External Systems. Further information can be found in Annex 10.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector and in the supporting document "Recognitions of International Standards"

The precondition for deliveries into the Belgian scheme is that - in deviation from the QS requirements - the businesses undergo an audit every year.

In return, Ovocom businesses can become QS scheme participants based on their audit and can register in the QS database for this purpose. After signing a scheme agreement, the businesses are listed in the QS database as eligible to deliver.

 

Contact:

Claudia Brill

Phone: +49 (0)228 35068-211

Fax: +49 (0)228 35068-16211

eMail contact

 

Piglets and fattening pigs

An agreement on mutual audit recognition exists between the Belgian standard CordiplanPlus and QS. Based on this agreement, QS businesses can deliver live pigs to Belgium; proof of valid QS certification (inspection in the QS database) is sufficient for this purpose. Agricultural businesses certified in accordance with CodiplanPlus can participate in the QS scheme. The agreement covers live pigs only. Additional requirements must be met to acquire eligibility to deliver into the QS scheme, and compliance with these requirements can be monitored in the Belgian businesses based on an additional checklist. The businesses are centrally coordinated by the standard owner Codiplan and listed in the QS database.

 

Contact:

Olaf Lück

✆ +49 (0) 228 35068-214

⎙ +49 (0) 228 35068-16214

@ E-Mail

 

 

 

Pork

QS has recognised the Belgian Certus scheme (Belpork v.z.w.) as equivalent. This entitles slaughtering and deboning businesses to deliver pork including sow meat into the QS scheme.

Certus businesses can acquire delivery eligibility based on their successful Certus certification. Eligibility to deliver can be checked as usual in the QS database.
Certus businesses are not permitted to use the QS certification mark, as they have not signed a direct scheme agreement with QS. The QS certification mark can only be used by a QS scheme participant who has procured the meat from the Certus business.

 

Contact:

Henning Ossendorf

✆ +49 (0) 228 35068- 182

⎙ +49 (0) 228 35068-16182

@ E-Mail

 


Denmark

Dänemark

 


Piglets, fattening pigs, pork

QS recognises the product standard of the Danish DAFC in the agricultural sector for piglets and fattening pigs as well as the Global Red Meat Standard (GRMS) for pork in the field of slaughtering and deboning. Agricultural businesses holding this certification may deliver into the QS scheme. Details of QS delivery eligibility are outlined on the Danish internet website. The required CHR number must be listed on the delivery confirmations.

Slaughtering and deboning businesses can deliver into the QS scheme based on their certification in accordance with the Global Red Meat Standard.
Businesses with delivery eligibility are listed in the QS database.

Neither agricultural businesses nor slaughtering and deboning businesses are entitled to use the QS certification mark.

 

Contact (agriculture):

Olaf Lück

✆ +49 (0) 228 35068-214

⎙ +49 (0) 228 35068-16214

@ E-Mail

 

Contact (slaughtering/deboning):

Henning Ossendorf

✆ +49 (0) 228 35068- 182

⎙ +49 (0) 228 35068-16182

@ E-Mail


Germany

Deutschland

 


Cows

QS recognition of QM milk audits:

QM milk businesses can deliver their cows to QS slaughtering businesses if they are registered in the QS database with the production scope 1320 (Cows QM milk).

For processing purposes, QM milk businesses should contact their regional QM milk organisation.

 

Contact:

Olaf Lück

✆ +49 (0) 228 35068-214

⎙ +49 (0) 228 35068-16214

@ E-Mail


Feed sector

Based on their certification, feed producers with QS delivery eligibility can deliver to dairy farmers who work in compliance with the requirements of QM milk.

For this purpose, the business in question registers in the QS database and clicks on the field Participation QM milk in the location data.

The companies are listed in the QS database as eligible to deliver.

 

Contact:

Simone Mönnings

✆ +49 (0) 228 35068-212

⎙ +49 (0) 228 35068-16212

@ E-Mail


France

Frankreich

 


Feed sector

The mutual recognition of QS and Qualimat Transport concerns the transport of feed. QS businesses can deliver into the Qualimat scheme based on their QS certification. For this purpose, the company registers with its access data in the QS database, selects the appropriate location and indicates into which external system it will be delivering in the location data under Recognition in External Systems. Further information can be found in Annex 10.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector and in the supporting document  "Recognitions of International Standards". The precondition for deliveries into the French scheme is that - in deviation from the QS requirements – the businesses undergo an audit every year.

Qualimat businesses become QS scheme participants based on their audit. For this purpose, they register directly in the QS database. After signing a scheme agreement, the businesses are listed in the QS database as eligible to deliver.

 

Contact:

Claudia Brill

Phone: +49 (0)228 35068-211

Fax: +49 (0)228 35068-16211

eMail contact

 

 


United Kingdom

Großbritannien

 


Feed sector

The mutual recognition agreement between QS and the UFAS/FEMAS/TASCC standards of Agricultural Industries Confederation Ltd. (AIC) covers the production, trade, transport, storage and transhipment of feed.

QS businesses can deliver into the AIC scheme based on their QS certification. For this purpose, the company registers with its access data in the QS database, selects the appropriate location and indicates into which external system it will be delivering in the location data under Recognition in External Systems. Further information can be found in Annex 10.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector and in the supporting document "Recognitions of International Standards".

AIC businesses can become QS scheme participants based on their audit. For this purpose, they register directly in the QS database. After signing a scheme agreement, the businesses are listed in the QS database as eligible to deliver.

 

Contact:

Claudia Brill

Phone: +49 (0)228 35068-211

Fax: +49 (0)228 35068-16211

eMail contact


Ireland

Irland

 


Beef

An agreement on mutual audit recognition exists between the Irish Bord Bia Beef Standard and QS for the delivery of beef. QS businesses who are interested in acquiring eligibility to deliver into the Bord Bia scheme should contact QS head office.

The precondition for deliveries into the QS scheme is the registration of BordBia-certified slaughtering and deboning businesses in the QS database and the signing of a scheme agreement with QS. An additional QS audit is not necessary. Businesses with delivery eligibility are listed in the QS database.

 

Contact:

Henning Ossendorf

✆ +49 (0) 228 35068- 182

⎙ +49 (0) 228 35068-16182

@ E-Mail


Netherlands

Niederlande

 


Feed sector

The mutual recognition agreement between GMP+ International and QS covers the areas of production, trade, transport, storage and transhipment of feed.

Based on their QS certification, QS businesses can deliver into the GMPscheme. For this purpose, the business in question registers in the QS database, selects the appropriate location and indicates into which external system it will be delivering in the location data under Recognition in External Systems. Further information can be found in Annex 10.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector and in the supporting document "Recognitions of International Standards". The precondition for deliveries into the GMP+  scheme is that - in deviation from the QS requirements - the businesses undergo an audit every year.

In return, GMP+ businesses can become QS scheme participants based on their audit and register for this purpose in the QS database. After the scheme agreement has been signed, the businesses are listed in the QS database as eligible to deliver.

 

Contact:

Claudia Brill

Phone: +49 (0)228 35068-211

Fax: +49 (0)228 35068-16211

eMail contact

 

Piglets, fattening pigs, pork

QS recognises the audits of the Dutch standard IKB-Varken vom Centrum voor Bedrijfsdiensten B.V. (CBD) for farmers and slaughtering and deboning businesses. Agricultural businesses can become QS scheme participants based on their IKB certification. For this purpose, they are registered in the QS database by the Dutch standard owner. All businesses with delivery eligibility are listed in the QS database.
Slaughtering and deboning businesses certified in accordance with IKB-Varken can also become QS scheme participants based on this audit. For this purpose, they register directly in the QS database, where their eligibility to deliver is listed.

 

Contact (agriculture):

Olaf Lück

✆ +49 (0) 228 35068-214

⎙ +49 (0) 228 35068-16214

@ E-Mail

 

Contact (slaughtering/deboning):

Henning Ossendorf

✆ +49 (0) 228 35068- 182

⎙ +49 (0) 228 35068-16182

@ E-Mail

 

Piglets, fattening pigs

QS recognises the audits of the Dutch standard IKB Nederland Varkens von De Groene Belangenbehartiger b.v. for farmers. The businesses can become QS scheme participants based on their IKB certification. For this purpose, they are registered in the QS database by the Dutch standard owner. All businesses with delivery eligibility are listed in the QS database.

 

Contact:

Olaf Lück

✆ +49 (0) 228 35068-214

⎙ +49 (0) 228 35068-16214

@ E-Mail


Austria

Österreich

 


Feed sector

The mutual recognition agreement between QS and Agrarmarketing Austria GesmbH covers the production of compound feed and feed material, the trade, storage and transhipment of feed, and the QS inspection for mobile feed milling and mixing plants.

 

QS businesses who would like to deliver into the Austrian pastus+ scheme register in the QS database and put a tick against AMA in their location data under Recognition in External Systems. They then have to contact the AMA for the purpose of contractual integration. The precondition for recognition by the AMA is an annual QS audit.

pastus+-certified businesses who want to deliver into the QS scheme must register in the  QS database. After they have signed a QS scheme agreement, the businesses are listed as eligible to deliver.

Further information can be found in die Annex 10.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector and the supporting document "Recognitions of International Standards".

 

Contact:

Claudia Brill

Phone: +49 (0)228 35068-211

Fax: +49 (0)228 35068-16211

eMail contact

 

Cattle

QS recognises the Austrian standard. Cattle farmers who participate in the Austrian AMA seal of approval programme can also deliver into the QS scheme. The Austrian AMA standard is recognised, and no additional QS audit is necessary. This applies to businesses farming young bulls and bulls. Dairy farmers need to meet special requirements, and compliance with these requirements is monitored using an additional checklist.

The farmers with delivery eligibility are registered via the AMA and are listed in the QS database.

 

Contact:

Olaf Lück

✆ +49 (0) 228 35068-214

⎙ +49 (0) 228 35068-16214

@ E-Mail


Europa

 


Feed sector

A recognition agreement has been in effect between QS und EFISC since May 2014.

Businesses with QS certification for feed material production, trade, transport, storage or transhipment can deliver to EFISC-certified businesses without having to meet additional requirements.

Businesses who produce feed material of the oilseed and starch industry can deliver this feed material into the QS scheme. For this purpose, the business in question registers in the QS database. After they have signed a scheme agreement, the businesses are listed in the QS database as eligible to deliver.

Further information can be found in die Annex 10.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector and the supporting document "Recognitions of International Standards".

 

Contact:

Claudia Brill

Phone: +49 (0)228 35068-211

Fax: +49 (0)228 35068-16211

eMail contact

 

Feed sector

QS recognises GTP certification for the pure delivery trade with agricultural primary products (unprocessed products). The precondition for recognition is that GTP-certified businesses present their valid certificate to the QS customer and are listed in the Coceral database as eligible to deliver. The GTP-certified businesses are not registered in the QS database.

Further information can be found in die Annex 10.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector and the supporting document "Recognitions of International Standards".

 

Contact:

Claudia Brill

Phone: +49 (0)228 35068-211

Fax: +49 (0)228 35068-16211

eMail contact

 

 

Feed sector

QS recognises FamiQS certification for the production of additives and additive blends. The precondition for recognition is that FamiQS-certified businesses present their valid certificate to the QS customer and are listed in the FamiQS database as eligible to deliver. The FamiQS-certified businesses are not registered in the QS database.

Further information can be found in the Annex 10.1 to the Guideline Feed Sector and the supporting document "Recognitions of International Standards".


Contact:

Claudia Brill

Phone: +49 (0)228 35068-211

Fax: +49 (0)228 35068-16211

eMail contact