On the occasion of Fruit Logistica 2020 in Berlin, QS Qualität und Sicherheit LLC 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-certified goods will also be further developed. The identity of the goods is reliably ensured at all stages.
To expand the international network of fruit and vegetable suppliers for the QS partners in the German food retail trade, QS is gradually and consistently expanding its network. In Spain and Italy in particular, there is a great interest and more and more companies are recognizing the advantages of the QS system. Highly qualified laboratories with QS recognition, as well as certification bodies and auditors, also guarantee the control of an equivalent quality assurance.
QS Managing Director Dr. Hermann-Josef Nienhoff: "We are now seeing the pay-off of the creation of the necessary structures in Southern Europe. Our aim is to win over even more suppliers of fruit and vegetables from Southern Europe for QS certification and thus expand the range of QS-certified goods. In this way, we are making a significant contribution to implementing quality assurance at a consistently high level."
The QS representation at last year's Fruit Logistica in Berlin.
Ensuring correct product identity across countries
An essential part of the international approach of QS is to ensure the correct product identity and the unambiguous traceability of QS goods. It was not until November 2019 that the positive results of an international check showed that the traceability of fruit and vegetables with the QS test mark is practically guaranteed without interruption. The origin of the goods could be clearly confirmed.
In the future, QS will integrate such traceability checks more strongly into the regular system audits and thus verify the identity of the goods. This is made possible by the unique, cross-stage approach of the QS inspection system.
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