Quality Certification Services (QCS)

CERTIFIER: Quality Certification Services (QCS)

WEB SITEwww.QCSinfo.org
NOP INFORMATIONorganic.ams.usda.gov/integrity/CP/CertifierProfilePage.aspx?cid=72
HEADQUARTERSGainesville, FL
US CERTIFIED OPERATION LOCATIONSAL, 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 SCOPESCROPS, 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

CriteriaComments
Hydroponic DetailsUnconfirmed
Material ReviewUnconfirmed
Fee StructureSee website for more information.
InspectorsUnconfirmed
ImportsUnconfirmed
Farm SizesUnconfirmed
Outdoor Access for PoultryCertifies factory-egg operations with improper outdoor access (porches or no outdoor access provided at all).
Pasture AccessUnconfirmed
Livestock AlterationsUnconfirmed
Origin of LivestockUnconfirmed
Antibiotics in LivestockUnconfirmed
InspectionsUnconfirmed
Residue TestingUnconfirmed
ProducerUnconfirmed