QS – Qualität und Sicherheit

What is the QS Certification?

QS – Quality, and Security - is one of Europe´s biggest inspection systems for food. It includes every part of the food supply chain such as farming, processing, packing, and marketing. Created in 2001 for meat and meat products, it was expanded in 2004 to include the Scope Fruit, Vegetables, Potatoes.

Why get QS certified as a business?

Nowadays, nearly all of the biggest European retailers expect to be served by suppliers able to deliver QS, QS-GAP, and/or GLOBALG.A.P. certified food. We offer the following certifications in the QS Supply Chain Fruit, Vegetable, Potatoes:
  • QS-Production as well as QS-GAP (incl. FIAS and Regionalfenster)
  • QS-Coordinators
  • QS-Wholesale, Agency, and Logistics
  • QS-Preparation/Processing
  • QS-CoC (GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody v6.1 through QS)

QS certification promotes trade through mutual recognition of standards and inspections. In order to avoid double certification, QS wholesalers and QS agencies have also the option of obtaining a Chain of Custody certificate. For this purpose, the CoC add-on checklist, consisting of five specific CoC requirements, is carried out as part of the regular QS audit. The CoC by QS certificate has the same validity as an independent CoC certificate and can also be viewed in the GLOBALG.A.P. database.

The QS system provides a 3-level inspection system:

  1. Self-assessment in accordance with QS requirements
  2. Independent inspection by CUC Germany GmbH and analyses by QS recognized laboratories
  3. Random sample audits by CUC Germany GmbH on behalf of QS

Feel free to contact us for comprehensive information. If you are already interested in getting certified, you can fill out the application form in the Download section below and send it to us to receive a non-binding offer.

For further information please visit the QS website and check the latest documents.

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