The QS (Qualität und Sicherheit GmbH) certificate is a valuable accreditation that represents standards of quality and food safety and ensures transparency traceability throughout the production and distribution chain. At Normec Groen Agro Control, we understand the importance of this certification and help and support customers in achieving and maintaining the seal.

The QS is a German quality assurance system used in the food production chain, including the horticultural sector. The certificate is recognized as one of the most trusted standards in the food industry within Europe. The QS database is an important part of this system and provides information on the quality and safety of various products, including vegetables, fruits and potatoes.

QS in brief
  • Valuable accreditation for quality and food safety
  • Transparency and traceability in the production and distribution chain
  • Support in achieving and maintaining QS certification
  • Access to the QS database for information on product quality and safety

1. Purpose of the QS database

The QS database contains detailed information on all steps of the production chain, from farm to supermarket. The main objective is to provide transparency and ensure product traceability, so that consumers can trust in the quality and safety of food products.

2. Information in the QS database

Quality parameters: The database contains data on various quality parameters, such as size, color, ripeness, etc., depending on the type of product.

Safety information: It provides food safety information, including analyses of pesticide residues, microbial contamination and other potential risks.

Production information: The database contains information on production locations, times, methods and all steps taken to ensure product quality and safety.

Certifications: It contains information on certifications and compliance standards that producers must meet, such as GlobalGAP certifications and other industry-specific standards.


3. Use of the QS database

Producers and suppliers use the QS database to meet the requirements of food safety standards and to certify their products to the QS standard. Retailers and supermarkets use the database to monitor and ensure the quality and safety of the products they sell. Consumers can, in some cases, access information from the QS database through QR codes or other traceability mechanisms on product packaging to verify the origin and safety of products.

4. Benefits of the QS database

  • Improved traceability: The database enables accurate traceability of products, which is essential in case of food safety incidents or recalls.
  • Increased consumer confidence: Consumers can rely on the information in the database to know where their food comes from and how it was produced, increasing confidence in food quality and safety.
  • Efficient quality control: Producers and suppliers can use the data in the database to optimize their production processes and improve the quality of their products.

In short, the QS database is a valuable tool for producers, suppliers, retailers and consumers in the food production chain, helping to ensure the quality and safety of food products.

How can Normec Green Agro Control help you?

We offer comprehensive support to companies seeking QS certification. Our teams guide customers through the entire certification process, from initial audit to recommendations for improvement. By achieving QS certification, you strengthen the confidence of consumers and trading partners. The certificate confirms that your products meet the highest standards of safety, traceability and sustainability.

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