Pork production in the PQS System is carried out in accordance with applicable law in the field of animal and human welfare and health, as well as with respect for the protection of the natural environment.
The system is voluntary and open, i.e. it can be joined by any participant in the production chain who voluntarily decides to comply with additional requirements set for each stage of production.
Thanks to the developed method of identifying animals and half-carcasses, the system guarantees full traceability of the obtained product and makes it possible to trace the path of meat origin: from the meat batch to the herd from which the meat comes.
The system is based primarily on the use of appropriate breeds of pigs specified in the rules of nutrition. It covers the stage of primary production, i.e. breeding and rearing, as well as pre-slaughter turnover and processing. The standards of conduct developed for the PQS System at each of these stages affect the final quality of the product and guarantee obtaining pork of special, high quality.
The system guarantees credibility, both in terms of high product quality and its traceability, which are confirmed during an inspection conducted by an independent certification body. After meeting the requirements of the System, breeders and producers as well as meat plants receive a certificate confirming the compliance of production with the Technical Criteria and may use the System's characteristic logo (common guarantee trademark). The System logo ensures that all products marked with it meet strict quality criteria, which enables the consumer to make the right choice.
The PQS system relies on close cooperation between breeders, pig producers and processors. Cooperation of the above of entities is conducive to increasing their economic power, and adapting the production profile to the needs of consumers is beneficial for both breeders and processors.