CERTIFIER: Quality Certification Services (QCS)

WEB SITE www.QCSinfo.org
NOP INFORMATION organic.ams.usda.gov/integrity/CP/CertifierProfilePage.aspx?cid=72
HEADQUARTERS Gainesville, FL
US CERTIFIED OPERATION LOCATIONS AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY
ACCREDITED SCOPES CROPS, HANDLING, LIVESTOCK, WILD CROPS

QCS certifies factory-style laying hen operations where the birds do not get outdoor access as intended in the organic rules. This certifier did not participate in our study. They recently departed Executive Director was a long time cheerleader and board member of the OTA.

CERTIFIER STANDING: Undermining the true meaning of organics

Criteria Comments
Hydroponic Details Unconfirmed
Material Review Unconfirmed
Fee Structure See website for more information.
Inspectors Unconfirmed
Imports Unconfirmed
Farm Sizes Unconfirmed
Outdoor Access for Poultry Certifies factory-egg operations with improper outdoor access (porches or no outdoor access provided at all).
Pasture Access Unconfirmed
Livestock Alterations Unconfirmed
Origin of Livestock Unconfirmed
Antibiotics in Livestock Unconfirmed
Inspections Unconfirmed
Residue Testing Unconfirmed
Producer Unconfirmed